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William (Jay) Gerald Austen, MD

  • Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Burn Surgery


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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Breast augmentation, Breast lift
  • Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Liposuction
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Facelift, Necklift, Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
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
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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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 Royal Children's and Women's hospitals.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events


  • 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.


Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-9922
Fax: 617-726-8089

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