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Michael Alperovich

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Contact Information

Michael Alperovich, MD, MSc, FACS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



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.

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)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (2009)
  • MSc
    University of Oxford, Biology (2007)
  • BA
    Harvard University, Biology (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
"Top Doctors" ListConnecticut Magazine2024
"Top Doctors" ListConnecticut Magazine2023
"Top Doctors" ListConnecticut Magazine2022
New York Metro "Top Doctors"New York Magazine2022
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) ScholarNIH and Yale University2022
"Top Doctors" ListConnecticut Magazine2021
COVID Research Grant AwardYale University Department of Surgery2020
Academic Development Research AwardYale University Department of Surgery2020
CRANIO Traveling Fellowship for Promising Academic Faculty in Craniofacial SurgeryAmerican Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons2020
Blair Rogers Research Award2015
Blair Rogers Research Award2014
Alpha Omega AlphaJohns Hopkins School of Medicine2009
United States Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar2006
magna cum laudeHarvard University2004
John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard University2003

Professional Service

United States Air Force AuxiliarySecond Lieutenant, Towson Composite Squadron (Towson, MD)2004 - 2009

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