William Gerald (Jay) Austen, Jr., MD, is Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division and Chief of Burn Surgery at Mass General; 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
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 100 peer-reviewed publications and has over 100 patents pending or issued 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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