Emily Naftali, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Emily Naftali, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant practicing at the Cedars-Sinai Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center. She is a surgical physician assistant who works with David Kulber, MD. Naftali first-assists in the operating room on surgical cases including breast reconstructions following mastectomy, hand and wrist repairs for fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries and congenital disorders, and skin cancer excisions. She manages postoperative appointments in the office and sees new-patient appointments for burns, infections, skin lesions, fractures and lacerations. She is skilled in a variety of suturing techniques and repairs lacerations to the body and face.

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Naftali worked at a plastic and reconstructive surgery office in Chicago, where she also first-assisted in the operating room. Her surgical focus was breast cancer mastectomies and reconstruction, skin cancer excisions and orthopedic hand, wrist and upper extremity cases. She also handled preoperative and postoperative office visits, completed new inpatient hospital consults and attended to admitted hospital patients. Naftali also has experience in emergency medicine. She worked as a medical provider in a Level II trauma emergency room in Chicago.

Naftali received a master’s degree in physician assistant practice at Keck School of Medicine of USC. She trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills and went on to complete an advanced rotation in dermatology in Orange County. She received a bachelor of science in biology, with a minor in chemistry at the University of Minnesota. As a student, Naftali was elected president of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society and vice president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.