John A Persing, MD

John A Persing, MD
Plastic Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery
Accepting new patients? Yes
Referrals required? From patients or physicians
Patient type treated: Child; Adult; Adolescent; Geriatrics

John A. Persing MD, is a renowned cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, chief of Yale Medicine’s Plastic Surgery Section, and an expert in craniofacial birth defects. He enjoys his field because it enables him to make meaningful improvements in people’s lives. 

A professor of plastic surgery at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Persing is a leading authority on the treatment of craniosynostosis, a birth defect that distorts skull and face shape, and may affect the way the brain develops. His investigations have helped clarify the appropriate timing and type of surgical treatment in order to provide the best outcomes for the condition. He also performs a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries in adults to address aging, deformity, weight gain and other issues.

Dr. Persing is deeply committed to helping his cosmetic surgery patients choose the best treatments for their needs, and believes strongly that all patients deserve a better life regardless of their economic status or where they live. “We continue to strive to optimally enhance the quality of life of each patient who enters our doors,” he says.

  • Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
  • Section Chief