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Michael Alperovich, MD, MSc, FACS

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Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208062

New Haven, CT 06520-8062

United States



Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic)


A native of Connecticut, Dr. Michael Alperovich is a Board Certified plastic surgeon, full-time faculty member, and Director of the Craniofacial Fellowship at Yale University. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, attended the University of Oxford for graduate school receiving Distinction honors, and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Alperovich completed a plastic surgery residency and a craniofacial fellowship at New York University's Department of Plastic Surgery. He has clinical expertise in facial, breast and body aesthetic surgery. Notably, Dr. Alperovich is a national leader in gender affirming facial surgery and previously taught one of the first courses in the United States on this topic. Watch a video with Dr. Michael Alperovich>>

Dr. Alperovich has been named to Connecticut Magazine's "Top Doctors" list for consecutive years and to New York Magazine's New York Metro "Top Doctors" list. He has been invited nationally and internationally as a visiting professor and guest faculty to speak about craniofacial, gender affirming and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Alperovich has authored over one hundred and fifty peer-reviewed publications and multiple plastic surgery book chapters. He serves on the Editorial Board of plastic surgery journals as well as contributes as an ad hoc reviewer for several other journals.


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Education & Training

Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center (2016)
Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center (2015)
Resident, Plastic Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center (2014)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (2009)
University of Oxford, Biology (2007)
Harvard University, Biology (2004)


Research at a Glance

Yale Co-Authors

Frequent collaborators of Michael Alperovich's published research.


Academic Achievements and Community Involvement

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    Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Scholar

Clinical Care


Michael Alperovich, MD, MSc, FACS, is a plastic surgeon with a focus on reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for the face, breast, and body. As Co-Director of Craniofacial Surgery at Yale, Dr. Alperovich has specialized training in congenital craniofacial surgery conditions, including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, mandibular distraction, and ear reconstruction. Dr. Alperovich has expertise in facial aesthetic surgery including facelift, otoplasty, facial fat grafting, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Alperovich also regularly performs breast and body aesthetic surgery including breast lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and fat grafting.

When meeting a new patient, Dr. Alperovich says his goal is to provide a surgery that will maximize the patient’s quality of life by restoring or recreating appearance and function to the best possible state. “I promise every patient that once I start a reconstructive or aesthetic procedure, I will keep working with them until they are satisfied,” he says.

He finds his work to be invigorating on a daily basis. “As a plastic surgeon, I have the privilege of being one of the few types of doctors that patients look forward to seeing,” Dr. Alperovich says. “The best part of my job is having the chance help a patient during a time of need and to serve as a positive, uplifting part of what can be a trying chapter.”

Dr. Alperovich is an associate professor of surgery (plastics division) at Yale School of Medicine. He is the recipient of multiple institutional and national awards including the CRANIO award by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and Yale Department of Surgery Academic Development Award. He has been an invited visiting professor and guest speaker nationally and internationally, authored multiple book chapters, published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and serves on the editorial boards of several plastic surgery journals.

Clinical Specialties

Craniofacial Surgery; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Pediatric Surgery

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Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

    Certification Organization
    AB of Plastic Surgery
    Original Certification Date

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208062

New Haven, CT 06520-8062

United States


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