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Dr. Michael Alperovich to Lead Development of Craniofacial Programs at Yale

April 27, 2023
by Cecelia Smith

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor, Michael Alperovich MD, MSc, FACS, to the positions of Director of the Craniofacial Fellowship and Interim Director of the Craniofacial Program at Yale.

“These leadership appointments are a natural extension of work that Dr. Alperovich has led for several years as a skilled and compassionate surgeon-educator,” said Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Since his appointment to the Yale faculty in 2016, Dr. Alperovich has led the development of several congenital and reconstructive surgery programs. He served previously as the medical student clerkship director for Yale’s plastic Surgery training program; and, during Covid, created the Virtual Surgery Visiting Medical Student Rotation, which served as a model for plastic surgery residency programs across the country.

Academically, Dr. Alperovich is well known for his NIH-funded research which focuses on the long-term outcomes of pediatric craniosynostosis surgery — a treatment option that aims to correct deformities of the skull that can interfere with brain development in young children with the condition.

Dr. Alperovich 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. He completed his plastic surgery residency and craniofacial fellowship at New York University.

Submitted by Stevi Kramer on April 27, 2023