Yale Craniofacial Program
Derek Steinbacher, MD, DMD, Assistant Professor
John A. Persing, MD
Section Chief, Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Yale Cosmetic Surgery Center; Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and Professor of Neurosurgery
Dr. John A. Persing, 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 Surgeons, the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, among others, and served as Chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is currently the Vice President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and received the Clinician of the Year Award recently from this association.
Dr. Persing has a focus on improving the quality of patients’ lives regardless of whether this is a cosmetic or reconstructive concern. His clinical interests are craniofacial deformities, vascular malformations, and cosmetic surgery of the face and body.
Connecticut Magazine named Dr. Persing among the best in the state in its annual "Top Doctors" issue in the April 2011 edition.