Sherwood Baxt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Please be advised that effective May 1, 2018 , I have retired. This was not an easy decision as BAXT CosMedical has been my “home” and passion for 45 years. When Saida and I first opened our combined Dermatology and Plastic Surgery medical practice we believed that an integrated medical and surgical aesthetic practice was an ideal way to best address patients dermatological and cosmetic surgical needs. We are thrilled that the concept was well received and is thriving under the direction of our daughter, Rebecca.
It’s been my pleasure and privilege to have taken care of my patients over the years here and I wish everyone all the best.
Sherwood Baxt, MD
Everyone calls me Woody. I grew up in Brooklyn New York and was the first of my family to go away from home for college. I attended Tufts University where I majored in Biology. I tried out for the lacrosse team but quit after the coach told us to scrimmage without gloves - I knew I needed my hands to become a surgeon.
After graduation, I went to medical school at New York University (NYU) where I famously met my wife Saida and proposed and got engaged on our first date. I lured her out of studying for a physiology exam to go to a party and the rest is history!
I completed my residency in General Surgery at NYU, and then Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai in New York. We decided to move to New Jersey and I started my practice by covering 9 emergency rooms and fixing traumatic injuries of the face and hands. Over time, plastic surgery became more of a cosmetic field and I started doing more cosmetic surgeries.
Saida and I started a combined plastic surgery and dermatology office at the outset as we saw the synergies for our patients with the overlap of our fields. I opened one of the first office-based surgery centers in the state of New Jersey way before they became as popular as they are today. I saw the efficiencies were much better in office based surgery instead of the hospitals which were cumbersome and slow.
In my career, I have been very innovative, piloting the first cases of tissue-glue facelifts, which are now commonplace, as well as Scar-Less Breast Reduction for men and women via the liposuction technique to remove excess fat cells.
When I am not at work, I am usually with my horses and spending time outdoors. I have been an avid supporter of the Columbia Land Conservancy, protecting farmland from development for the future generations. Additionally, I support both Tufts University, where I met some of my best friends, and NYU School of Medicine, where I met my wife. Both institutions have helped me become who I am today, and I am proud to give back to them. I also enjoy spending time with my four grandchildren.