Deepak Narayan, MBBS, FRCS

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

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Cosmetic Surgery Program; Craniofacial Surgery Program | Vascular Anomalies & Malformations Program

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology | Melanoma Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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 well as reconstructing the defects that can occur from melanoma surgery. In addition, he is an expert in specialized procedures for melanoma treatment, such as sentinel node biopsies, axillary node dissection, radical neck dissection, parotidectomies, iliac node dissections, and isolated limb infusions. His other areas of expertise include hemangiomas and vascular malformations. He has pioneered new reconstructive techniques for cancer, and has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has an active research interest in melanomas and is a co-investigator in the prestigious, NIH-funded SPORE (Special Program of Research Excellence) Grant. He has won numerous awards for research, teaching, and clinical excellence and has been continually listed in “Americas Top Surgeons” since 2002 and “The Best Doctors in America” since 2007. In addition, he has received the following awards for his research: American Cancer Society, Basic Oncology Research Award 1995 Swebilius Cancer Research Award American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Award 1998, 2009 Patient Care: , Yale Melanoma and Skin Cancer, Please call 203.785.7313 to contact Dr. Narayan.

Education & Training

MS University of Madras, India (1988)
MBBS University of Madras, India (1986)
MD University of Madras, India (1984)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Research Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Resident Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Board Certification AB of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (2004, recertified: 2014)

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Contact Info

Deepak Narayan, MBBS, FRCS
Patient Care Location
Yale Plastic SurgeryYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryPO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062