Our Surgeons

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John Persing, MD

Section Chief

Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and Professor of Neurosurgery

Section Chief

Biography

Dr. John A. Persing is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon, is passionate about improving the quality of life of children born with craniofacial defects and individuals affected by cancer. He believes that all people deserve a chance at a better life, regardless of economic and world boundaries.

Dr. Persing earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1974. He has been President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial...

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Stephan Ariyan, MD, MBA

Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and of Dermatology

Clinical Program Leader, Melanoma Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Biography

Dr. Stephan Ariyan is a Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Otolaryngology at Yale School of Medicine and Clinical Program Leader for the Melanoma Program. He was Professor and Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Yale from 1979 to 1991. At that time, he returned to the Graduate School of Business at the University of New Haven and earned an MBA in 1993.

An internationally known surgeon, Dr. Ariyan specializes in the surgery of the head and neck, and malignant melanoma. He has been recognized...

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Alexander Au, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Director of the Breast Reconstruction Program

Biography

Dr. Au is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of the Yale Breast Reconstruction Program. His clinical interests are surgery of the breast, particularly reconstructive microsurgery, surgery of the head and neck, treatment of skin cancers and body contouring.

He obtained his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his residency in plastic surgery at...

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Henry Hsia, MD, FACS

Founding Director, Yale Regenerative Wound Healing Center

Biography

Dr. Henry Hsia is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Yale School of Medicine who has dedicated his professional life to finding innovative wound treatments for patients through basic and clinical research. Graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, Dr. Hsia received a scholarship to study at Cambridge University (Trinity College) in England before returning to the US to pursue his medical degree at Yale University, where he also completed an American Heart Association Research...

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Stephanie Kwei, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Biography

Dr. Stephanie Kwei is a Board Certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She completed her fellowship training at the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Program. She was an undergraduate at Yale University, completed her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and trained in general surgery at Tufts New England Medical Center. She was in practice for three years at North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA prior to joining Yale Plastic...

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Deepak Narayan, MD, MBBS, FRCS

Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Chief, Plastic Surgery West Haven VA

Biography

Dr. Deepak Narayan specializes in the treatment of melanomas and skin cancers. He graduated from the University of Madras and received his training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University. While at Yale, he completed a research fellowship in Surgical Oncology and is Board Certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery. As a melanoma surgeon with extensive experience, Dr. Narayan provides the patients with a unique resource of treating melanomas as...

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Derek Steinbacher, DMD, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Director of Dental Services, Oral Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery

Biography

Dr. Steinbacher is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who specializes in cleft, craniofacial, and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests also include cosmetic surgery of the face and body, rhinoplasty, facial reanimation for palsy, and facial reconstruction. His research encompasses tissue engineering and regeneration, fat grafting, distraction osteogenesis, stress shielding, and 3-dimensional analysis and planning.

Dr. Steinbacher obtained his MD from Harvard Medical...

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J Thomson, MD, FRCS, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Director, Yale Hand & Microsurgery Program

Biography

Dr. J. Grant Thomson, a Board-Certified Hand Surgeon and a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, is deeply interested in helping children and adults with congenital and acquired hand and upper extremity issues, and individuals whose bodies have been changed by cancer treatment. Dr. Thomson earned his medical degree from McGill University in 1983. He specializes in hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Thomson's special interests include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger finger...

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