Our Team

Our team of surgeons, clinical specialists, researchers and faculty at Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is internationally recognized for providing the most advanced diagnostic and medical technologies. Our expert team strives to provide the most comprehensive and the highest-level surgical, clinical and ancillary care for craniofacial surgeryhand and microsurgery, maxillofacial and orthognathic surgeryairway and sleep disorderscancer removal and reconstruction for melanoma and breast cancer, and cosmetic surgery


Each team member brings passion and commitment to their work, whether they are advancing medicine, treatment, and diagnostic technologies through research, or helping children and adults with complex congenital or acquired issues here in the United States or abroad. 


Asfaculty of the Yale University School of Medicine Department of surgery, our surgeons are leaders in their field; many have received countless awards and recognitions.  But the greatest reward comes in improving the quality of life for a child with complex or simple birth defects,  helping a cancer patient feel whole again after surgical treatment, giving someone enhanced self-confidence through cosmetic surgery, helping a patient with a traumatic injury use their hands again, or improving the ability of a child or adult to breathe better.

Our Core Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team


Persing, John A

Section Chief

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

  • Office:(203) 785-2570
  • Appt:(203) 785-2570

Ariyan, Stephan

Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and of Dermatology
Clinical Program Leader, Melanoma Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

  • Office:(203) 785-5600
  • Appt:(203) 785-5600

Au, Alexander F.

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
Director of the Breast Reconstruction Program

  • Office:(203) 737-6284
  • Appt:(203) 737-6284

Kwei, Stephanie Lynn

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

  • Office:(203) 785-2286
  • Appt:(203) 785-2286

Narayan, Deepak

Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
Chief, Plastic Surgery West Haven VA

  • Office:(203) 785-7313
  • Appt:(203) 785-7313

Steinbacher, Derek Matthew

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Dental Services, Oral Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery

  • Office:(203) 785-4559
  • Appt:(203) 785-4559

Thomson, J Grant

Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
Director, Yale Hand & Microsurgery Program

  • Office:(203) 737-5130
  • Appt:(203) 737-5130