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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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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.
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.
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.
William (Jay) G. Austen, Jr., MD, was appointed chief of the MGH Division of Burn Surgery on March 24.
Dr. Jay Austen, Jr, Mass General's chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, uses plastic surgery techniques to decompress nerves that trigger debilitating migraines.
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.
Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Jay Austen is using plastic surgery techniques in a first of its kind treatment for migraines.
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using leading-edge techniques such as nerve decompression to treat migraines.
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.
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.
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