Oscar Trujillo, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-8555

Oscar Trujillo, MD

Oscar Trujillo, MD, MS is a Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, specializing in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery of the head and neck. Dr. Trujillo operates on patients of all ages to provide expert care, with procedural diversity ranging from functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, to reconstruction after oncologic procedures, to non-surgical treatments such as laser resurfacing and injectable fillers. His skill is further enhanced by state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge techniques in surgical innovation.

Dr. Trujillo received a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He went on to attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he graduated Cum Laude, was awarded the Marshall. L. Rennels Award for Excellence in Neuroscience, and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His passion for facial plastic surgery began as a resident in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Columbia and Weill Cornell campuses. As Chief Resident, he was awarded the W. Schain Schley, M.D. Resident Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching in recognition of his enthusiasm for training junior residents and medical students.

Following residency, Dr. Trujillo completed a top American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program with renowned facial plastic surgeons. His mentors are routinely invited to lecture regarding surgical techniques at national and international conferences, teach courses in face lift, neck lift, and rhinoplasty, and serve on AAFPRS Committees dedicated to the education of future Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons. During fellowship, Dr. Trujillo participated in the AAFPRS Foundation’s FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project, a not-for-profit program aimed to provide, pro bono, consultation and surgical repair of facial injuries to victims of domestic violence. Dr. Trujillo plans to expand this project at Columbia University Medical Center as it is a chance to offer help to victims of domestic violence.

Dr. Trujillo blends art, science, and innovation to his skilled practice in the treatment of the aging face, including lift and rejuvenation of the face, neck, eyelid, and brows. Other offerings include lip and chin augmentation, primary and revision rhinoplasty, and Mohs reconstruction, as well as minimally-invasive techniques and office-based procedures, including non-surgical rhinoplasty, injectable filler augmentation, laser treatments, and Botox injection. Unique to his practice are his in-office surgical procedures to address aging face concerns, even including face, neck, eyelid and brow lifting, performed entirely under local anesthesia, with only minimal downtime in most cases. Dr. Trujillo also uniquely offers rhinoplasty surgery performed either entirely through the nose, with no external incisions, or the traditional open technique with only a small external incision.

Dr. Trujillo is committed to advancing the field of facial plastic surgery through extensive, innovative research at Columbia University Medical Center. He has written peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and presented research at national meetings. He is excited to return to CUMC after completion of his Fellowship training to contribute to resident and medical student education, as well as to the future of facial plastic surgery.

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Botox Injection
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Cosmetic Lip Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Revision
  • Sculptra Filler Injection

Education and Training

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: 2017 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
  • Fellowship: Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center
  • Fellowship: 2018 UCLA Medical Center


  • ColumbiaDoctors Third Avenue

    880 Third Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8555
  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8555

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • Affinity Health Plan [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • United Health Care [Columbia Employee POS, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth [Medicare Managed Care, Select Health, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


  • Trujillo O, Golub J, and Pasha R. Otolaryngology head and neck surgery clinical reference guide 5th edition: Salivary glands. Plural Publishing. 2018.
  • Joshi R, Trujillo O, Koch C, Doerr T, Mathog R and Pasha R. Otolaryngology head and neck surgery clinical reference guide 5th edition: Head and Neck Trauma. Plural Publishing. 2018.
  • Trujillo O and Rahmati R. Walvekar/Gillespie/Schaitkin/Eisele_Gland-Preserving Salivary Surgery - A Problem-Based Approach: Acute and Chronic Infection. Springer Textbooks. In press.
  • Trujillo O, Drusin M, Pagano P, Rahmati R. Monitored Anesthesia Care in Sialendoscopy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017. Aug;143(8):769-774.
  • *Oral Presentation - Metropolitan Resident Research Day, New York, NY 2015
  • *Poster Presentation - AHNS Meeting, Seattle, WA 2015
  • Trujillo O, Drusin M, Rahmati R. Rapid Recurrent Sialolithiasis: Altered Stone Composition and Potential Factors for Recurrence. Laryngoscope. 2017. Jun;127(6):1365-1368.
  • *Poster Presentation - AHNS Meeting, Seattle, WA 2015
  • Jiahui L, Kacker A, Trujillo O, Stewart MG. Status and Trends of Otolaryngology Subspecialties in Academia. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • *Poster Presentation - ARS at AAOHNS, Dallas, 2015
  • Kruglikov I, Trujillo O, Quick K, Isac K, Zorko J, Fam M, Okonkwo K, Mian A, Koban K, Sclafani AP, Steinke H, Cotofana S. The Facial Adipose Tissue - A Revision. Facial Plast Surg. 2016. Dec;32(6):671-682.
  • Jiahui L, Kacker A, Trujillo O, Stewart MG. Status and Trends of General Otolaryngology in Academia. Laryngoscope. 2016. Sep;126(9):1995-8.
  • *Poster Presentation - COSM, Boston, 2015
  • Trujillo O, Kacker A. Sataloff's Textbook of Otolaryngologic Surgery: Office-Based Rhinologic Procedures. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. 2015
  • Trujillo O, Cui IH, Malone M, Suurna M. An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Benign Tumor in the Head and Neck: A Review of Hibernomas. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan;125(7):1656-59.
  • Trujillo O, Cohen J, Cohen M, Phillips CD. Unusual Presentation of a Benign Laryngeal Mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Aug;140(8):781-2
  • *Poster Presentation - 5th World Congress of IFHNOS & AHNS Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • Trujillo O, Narula N, Ginter P, Kacker A. Bilateral Thyroid Nodules. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr;140(4):381-2
  • Perry K, Trujillo O, Wright RJ, Ambro BT. MRSA Nasal Abscess after Elective Septorhinoplasty. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;147(2 suppl):P128.
  • *Poster Presentation - American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Meeting, 2012.
  • Kestler R, Norsworthy K, Trujillo O. Doxorubicin-induced Cardiotoxicity Presenting as New Onset Congestive Heart Failure.
  • *Poster Presentation - American College of Physicians Maryland Regional Annual Associates Meeting, 2011.
  • Vega R, Trujillo O, Sikorski P, Houp J, Sholander J, Zachary AA, Leffell MS. A New Fully-Automated Solid Phase Assay for HLA-Specific Antibodies. Abstr. 33rd Annual American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Oct 2007. Human Immunology 68 (Suppl 1) p.78.
  • Trujillo O, Zachary AA, Leffell MS. Oral presentation entitled "Not All Antibody is Created Equal". American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. Mar 2007.
  • *Oral Presentation - American Society of Histocompatibility and Immnogenetics Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2007.