Dr. Shirley Madhère is a graduate of Boston University, where she received a B.A. in liberal arts. Having come from a classical ballet background, she continued to study the arts and focused on English, biology, and French literature.
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Dr. Madhère developed a keen appreciation for how the human body works; thus she further explored this by matriculating at the Dartmouth Medical School and the Brown University School of Medicine combined program. She also strengthened her foundation in science by obtaining a Master’s Degree at the Brown University Graduate School. Thereafter, she completed both a full residency in general surgery and a second, subsequent residency in plastic surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Madhère’s subspecialty training was undertaken in Cosmetic Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the tutelage of some of New York City’s most renowned plastic surgeons. In order to solidify her knowledge of nutrition and to enhance it with a more expansive understanding of nutrition’s role in wellness, Dr. Madhère completed a one-year educational program that resulted in a certificate in Integrative Nutrition. A New Yorker of multicultural background and with international interests, she remained in New York City to begin her private practice.

Dr. Madhère’s medical interests are diverse, and include skin care, wellness, and age management. Her practice is aimed at balancing and integrating these concepts with a focus on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast surgery, body contouring and general plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Madhère believes that beauty and healing emanate from within, and that external appearance is a reflection of inner health of the mind and body. The fusion of this concept to practice a multidisciplinary approach to aesthetics, form, and function is at the center of Dr. Madhère’s practice of “holistic plastic surgery.” This unique philosophy is exemplified as she incorporates facets of various types of complementary medicine and the healing arts to optimize patient preparation and recovery and to maximize outcomes.  As a testament to her commitment to holistic wellness through beauty, Dr. Madhère studied holistic nutrition and completed the program with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  In addition, she enhances her process of continuing education through general plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery educational programs as well as functional medicine. 

A published author, Dr. Madhère is a prolific contributor of the written word. She is also the founder of Jet set Beauty Rx, an on-call team of beauty and wellness specialists that will provide aesthetic minor procedures (such as Botox and filler injections, VitaGlow, facials, etc.) in the privacy of one’s home. Reservations for Jet Set Beauty Rx, as for office visits, are by appointment only. Online virtual “visits” or e-consults may be obtained on-demand through

An avid humanitarian, Dr. Madhère founded Beauty 4 Empowerment, a social for-profit enterprise focused on creating vocational, educational, and wellness opportunities for under-privileged women worldwide (