Dr. Stephan Ariyan is a Clinical Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Otolaryngology at Yale University School of Medicine and Director, Yale Cancer Center Melanoma Unit. He was Professor and Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Yale from 1979 to 1991. At that time, he returned
to the Graduate School of Business at the University of New Haven and earned
an MBA in 1993.
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An internationally known surgeon, Dr. Ariyan specializes in the surgery of the head and neck, and malignant melanoma. He has been recognized for the origination and development of several myocutaneous flaps for reconstructions of the head and neck - most notably the pectoralis major flap, which has become the most commonly used flap for head and neck reconstruction worldwide.
He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He interned at UCLA, then completed his training in General Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery at. Yale University School of Medicine, becoming certified by the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was then asked to join the faculty at Yale in 1976, was appointed the Chairman of Plastic Surgery in 3 years, and rose to the rank of tenured full Professor of Surgery in another 2 years.
Having established his private practice in New Haven since 1976, Dr. Ariyan has extensive experience in all the areas of plastic surgery described in this presentation.
Dr. Ariyan has been recognized for his work by his professional colleagues, as published in several national publications for the public:
"Best Breast Cancer Doctors"
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING magazine, April, 1989
"Outstanding Medical Specialists in the U.S."
TOWN & COUNTRY magazine, November, 1989
THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA
S. Naifeh, G.W. Smith
Aiken, Woodward/White, 1993, 1997
Dr. Ariyan has served as an officer of a number of national and regional professional organizations, including:
Vice-Chairman- American Board of Plastic Surgery
Founding President - Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
President - Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
President - Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
President - New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Founding Chairman - National Residency Match in Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ariyan has been the recipient of several national and international awards,
Scholar Award - American College
Distinguished Service Award - Society of
Head and Neck Surgeons
President's Award - Republic of Armenia
Presidential Award - American Society
for Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Ariyan has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific papers, four surgical books (one of them, The Handbook, has been published in three editions in English,Spanish, and Japanese). He has served on the editorial boards of two surgical journals, and as a reviewer of five additional surgical journals.
Dr. Ariyan has made major contributions to the field of surgery through his research and publications on the subjects of:
Head and Neck Cancer
Skeletal Muscle Heart Reconstruction
Bone Graft Physiology
Cosmetic Surgery of the Face and Neck