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William Gerald (Jay) Austen, Jr., MD

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chief, Division of Burn Surgery

  • Phone: 617-724-9922
Departments
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology
  • Breast Cancer
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations Program
  • Burn Services
  • Cleft Lip & Palate Program
Clinical Interests
Cosmetic surgery
Breast augmentation, Breast lift
Rhinoplasty (nose) Surgery
Liposuction
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)
Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
Breast Reconstruction
Cleft lip and palate
Craniofacial surgery
Facelift, Necklift, Rhinoplasty
Otoplasty
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Royal Children's & Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

William Gerald (Jay) Austen, Jr., MD, is Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division and Chief of Burn Surgery at Mass General; Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Fellowship Program; Mass General Trustee Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Co-Director of the international Focus on Fat Symposium. 

Under his leadership of the Plastics and Burns Divisions, novel clinical programs have been established including composite tissue transplantation and nerve decompression to treat patients with migraines. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Austen is an authority on device innovation and has led the development of numerous patents and prototypes related to anti-aging, rejuvenation and scar therapy.

Dr. Austen has published extensively in the field of plastic surgery with more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and has over 20 patents pending in the U.S. and internationally. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for Annals of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, JAMA, Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and Transplantation.

Dr. Austen received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed his residency with the Harvard Plastic Surgery program and his fellowship at RoyalChildren's and Women's hospitals.

Migraine Surgery

W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses a cutting edge procedure done at Mass General: Plastic Surgery for Migraines.

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using plastic surgery techniques to treat migraines

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using leading-edge techniques such as nerve decompression to treat migraines.

Plastic surgery to treat migraines? It’s a reality.

Dr. Jay Austen, Jr, Mass General’s chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, is using leading-edge techniques such as nerve decompression to help those who suffer from the most debilitating of these headaches.

New migraine treatment

Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Jay Austen is using plastic surgery techniques in a first of its kind treatment for migraines.

Plastic surgery techniques bring migraine relief

W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how a plastic surgery procedure done at Mass General provides treatment for migraines.

Innovative surgery for migraines

Dr. Jay Austen, Jr, Mass General’s chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, uses plastic surgery techniques to decompress nerves that trigger debilitating migraines.

Austen named chief of Burn Surgery

William (Jay) G. Austen, Jr., MD, was appointed chief of the MGH Division of Burn Surgery on March 24.

Taylor family makes large donation to support the work of a Mass General surgeon

Singer James Taylor and his family make a substantial donation to MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the efforts of Dr. William G. (Jay) Austen, Jr., who performs life-changing surgery on children around the world.

Storybook Ball a sweet success

A bit of Willy Wonka magic inspired more than 500 people to raise $1.8 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children during the 15th annual Storybook Ball.

Plastic Surgery mission transforms lives of Colombian children

In February, William (Jay) G. Austen Jr., MD, chief of the MGH Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Division of Burn Surgery, and a plastic surgery team from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) traveled to Colombia for their annual Cartagena Surgical Mission.

Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-724-9922
Fax: 617-726-8089

Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-724-9922
Fax: 617-726-8089

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