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Haripriya Ayyala, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

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Haripriya Ayyala, MD

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Haripriya Ayyala, MD is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She was named Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery and cares for patients as part of the Center for Breast Cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. She graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in plastic surgery at Rutgers followed by a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Ayyala’s clinical interests include post-oncologic reconstruction focusing on microsurgical techniques. She is an expert in autologous (DIEP, PAP, DUG) flap reconstruction, re-sensation techniques, and also specializes in direct to implant breast reconstruction. Dr. Ayyala is also one of the few surgeons in the northeast that performs immediate lymphatic reconstruction at the time of axillary lymph node dissection and offers lymphovenous bypass and vascularized lymph node transplant procedures.

Her research interests include robotic microsurgery, evaluation of outcomes after complex reconstruction, innovation in microsurgery, and operative efficiency. She has numerous grants in robotics as well as breast reconstruction. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, serves on multiple national committees, and is committed to mentorship in surgical education.

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Reconstructive Microsurgery
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2022)
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
    Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (2021)
  • Resident, Plastic Surgery
    Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (2020)
  • MD
    George Washington University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Top Abstract RecipientAbdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference2019
Society for Vascular Surgery Travel ScholarshipSociety for Vascular Surgery2014
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Travel ScholarshipAmerican Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery2013
Women in Surgery Symposium AwardWomen in Surgery2013

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