Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery
124 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: (973) 822-3000
Fax: (973) 822-1726


The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery, P.A.

Associate 7/2012 – 12/2014
Partner 1/2015 – present

Residency & Fellowship

The Methodist Hospital Houston, TX
Plastic Surgery Fellowship 7/2010 – 6/2012

A two-year independent program that included rotations at The Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, UT-Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and LBJ County Hospital. There was a clinical focus on microvascular breast and lower extremity reconstruction and as chief resident, I oversaw the clinic at LBJ and performed all related reconstructive operations.

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

General Surgery Internship/Residency 7/2004 – 6/2010

This was a six-year program with a research year between the second and third clinical years.

PGY-3 Research Year 7/2006 – 6/2007

One year of bench research focusing on wound healing in a mouse model under the supervision of two NIH funded investigators, Drs. SA Corbett and MA Schwarz.

Academic Appointment

  • Administrative Chief Resident 7/2009 – 6/2010
  • Clinical Instructor 7/2009 – 6/2010


  • Intern of the Year 2005

Medical Staff Appointments

  • Attending – Morristown Medical Center
  • Attending – St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Attending – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick
  • Attending – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
  • Affiliate Staff – Riverview Medical Center
  • Affiliate Staff – Monmouth Medical Center

Professional Leadership Activities

  • Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, RWJBH Somerset Medical Center
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Rutgers Medical School
  • Secretary, New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

Board Certifications / Licensure

  • Board Certification in Plastic Surgery 11/2013
  • Board Certification in General Surgery 11/2010
  • Medical License in NJ
  • BLS, ACLS certified


Albany Medical College of Union University

Albany, New York

Doctor of Medicine, May 2004

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Natural Sciences, May 2000

Honors:  Graduated Magna cum laude, Provost Academic Scholarship (4 years)

Undergraduate Research:

One year under the supervision of Dr. BM Latimer in human anatomy and the early fossil record of man at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Collegiate Extracurricular Activities:

  • Men’s Varsity Tennis 1996-2000, Captain 1998-2000
  • Member Golden Key National Honor Society, 1998 – 2000
  • Member Delta Tau Delta Social Fraternity, Vice President 1998-1999


Failey C, Aburto J, Garza H, Ruiz J, Lapuerta L, Barrera A. Office-Based Outpatient Plastic Surgery Utilizing Total Intra-Venous Anesthesia (TIVA).  Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2013 Feb 1;33(2):270-4.

Failey C, Vemula R, Borah GL, Hsia, HC.  Intra-operative Use of Bupivacaine for Tumescent Liposuction: The Robert Wood Johnson Experience.

Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Oct; 124(4):1304-11.


Lapuerta L, Failey C. A single surgeon’s experience with large-volume gluteal augmentation utilizing autologous fat grafting.  Presented at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting, May 2012.

Failey C, Lapuerta L.  Office-Based Outpatient Plastic Surgery Utilizing Total Intra-Venous Anesthesia (TIVA). Awarded Second Place Clinical Paper at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, Oct 2011.

Failey C, Corbett SA, Bennett K, Schwarz RE, Schwarz MA. Inhibition of the Anti-Angiogenic Protein EMAP II Enhances Wound Healing.  Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting Fort Myers, FL 2009.