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Samuel Shatkin Jr, MD, FACS Receives RealSelf Award for Commitment to Patient Education Through Social Media

October 2016

Amherst, NY– October 2016 – Dr Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and and Director of the Aesthetic Associates Centre for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care in Amherst, NY received a RealSelf Top Doc Award for commitment to patient education through social media. Only the top 10% physicians out of more than 5,000 board certified specialists are recognized as a top social media influencer with RealSelf. RealSelf, the world’s largest consumer source for cosmetic surgery information, gave the award to Dr. Shatkin to recognize his commitment to ensuring millions of consumers get access to expert information about cosmetic procedures, treatments and aesthetic concerns.

By volunteering significant time responding to the questions asked each month by RealSelf visitors, Dr. Shatkin, helps prospective patients make confident decisions about cosmetic surgery and medicine.

 "In recognition of their high patient ratings and favorable feedback on their contributed expertise, the RealSelf Top Doctor badge is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf doctor community." said RealSelf CEO Tom Seery

"I am pleased to receive this award.  I have always said that and educated consumer is our best customer.  By providing my expertise in this social media venue, I have the ability to share my knowledge with hundreds of patients looking to improve the way they look and feel about themselves", said Dr. Shatkin  " I started my community outreach back in the 1990's with my weekend live radio talk show reaching hundreds.  Now I can reach 'virtually' thousands to answer questions about their interests and needs.

For more information, contact Dr. Shatkin at 716-839-1700 or 800-GR8-LOOK.

About Dr. Shatkin

Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD FACS, serves as the medical director of the Aesthetic Associates Centre for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care in Amherst, NY.   He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and President of the International Society of Aesthetic Medical Professionals.  He is Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine Department of Surgery and Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Joseph's Campus, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY.  His philanthropic community contributions include volunteer work for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Temple Beth Zion, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Amherst Chamber of Commerce to name a few. 

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