About Dr Kotlus

Brett Kotlus, M.D. is a NYC based eye and face plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive eye and face procedures.

He is one of very few specialists who is certified and fellowship-trained in both oculoplastic surgery and general cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Kotlus received a Master’s degree in Genetics from the Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine.  After completing his residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed two accredited fellowships in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and General Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson, Arizona. He subsequently served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona.  Before moving his practice to NYC in 2014, Dr. Kotlus provided surgical and non-surgical aesthetic services for 8 years in the Midwest at one of the country’s most successful cosmetic surgery offices.

Board Certifications and Memberships

  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
  • Fellow and Trustee, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • Robert F. Jackson Award – highest score on oral exam for American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Achievement Award – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Individual Research Grant – Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
  • U.S. Patent for 3D custom implant design system

Dr. Kotlus is active in charitable causes and has performed medical mission work in Mongolia with Health for Humanity.  He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in lower Manhattan and the Northwell Health System and he accepts Aetna, Cigna, Care Connect, United Healthcare Empire Plan, and Medicare insurance plans.

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