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Michael Alperovich, MD, MSc, FACS

Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Plastic Surgery

Biography

Michael Alperovich, MD, is a plastic surgeon who provides reconstruction for patients who have congenital, oncologic or traumatic injuries or problems. He also performs aesthetic procedures. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction after cancer (both microvascular and implant reconstruction), craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, and facial and breast aesthetic surgery. 

Dr. Alperovich has specialized training in craniofacial and microvascular surgery. For breast reconstruction, he routinely performs the DIEP microvascular free flap reconstruction, which uses tissue from the abdomen to replace tissue removed in a mastectomy. Dr. Alperovich was also the first surgeon in this region to perform a new and innovative surgery that transfers tissue from the thigh for breast reconstruction (an advantage for patients with less belly fat) called the PAP (profunda artery perforator) microvascular free flap. He remains one of very few surgeons in the country able to offer this type of breast reconstruction.

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 reconstruction 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 assistant professor of surgery (plastic and reconstructive) at Yale School of Medicine. He is active in cutting-edge research, and has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters. Dr. Alperovich serves on the editorial boards of several plastic surgery journals.

 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Craniofacial and Microsurgical Reconstruction
    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)

Additional Information

  • Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Smilow Breast Surgery
    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street, Wing North Pavilion 1 Ste Suite A
    New Haven, CT, 06511
  • Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Trumbull Care Center
    5520 Park Avenue, Wing Level 1
    Trumbull, CT, 06611
  • Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Pediatric Craniofacial Center
    1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste Suite 202
    New Haven, CT, 06511
  • Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Pediatric Craniofacial Center
    747 Belden Avenue
    Norwalk, CT, 06850
  • Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Pediatric Craniofacial Center
    Trumbull Care Center
    5520 Park Avenue
    Trumbull, CT, 06611