John A. Persing, MD


Neurological Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Cancer, Cleft Lip Palate, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Abnormalities, Craniofacial Surgery, Craniosynostosis, Facelift, Facial Plastic Surgery, Hemangioma, Melanoma, Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Port Wine Stain, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Bank, Skin Cancer, Tumors, Vascular Malformations

(877) 925-3637
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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, including body contouring procedures after bariatric surgery, as well as surgeries that address aging, deformity 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.





Years In Practice


Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital


Pediatric Specialty Center

One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

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(203) 785-5714

Yale Plastic Surgery

800 Howard Avenue
Yale Physicians Building 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(203) 785-5714

Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

5520 Park Avenue
Park Avenue Medical Center
Trumbull, CT 06611

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(203) 785-5714

Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

800 Boston Post Road
Building 3
Guilford, CT 06437

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Education & Training


University of Vermont


University of Arizona Hospital;University of Virginia Hospital;University of Virginia Hosp


The University of Virginia

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare