About Me

I am a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in wound and scar repair. Additionally, I’m actively involved in clinical trials to determine which new wound healing therapies are most effective for accelerated and scarless healing. 

Outside of family and friends, my biggest passion in life is helping people heal and making them look and feel better. Taking an open, honest, personalized approach to patient care, I believe no problem is too big or small. It is both humbling and gratifying to have an opportunity to work closely with patients to formulate the best solutions for their needs.

My career in academic plastic surgery began in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, in a clinical practice focused on facial and breast cancer reconstruction. I was appointed the William Henderson Chair in Surgery at Tulane School of Medicine, and cofounded the Vascular Anomalies Center at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the community, I chose to remain and help the people and medical infrastructure of the city recover. 

In 2012, I was recruited to Pelisyonkis Langone to become the director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center. Our goal is to create the highest quality wound healing and regenerative medicine program in the world, providing patients and referring providers with the most reliable source of evidence-based wound care. 

I have published an extensive amount of literature on plastic surgery and lectured worldwide. I am a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and was honored in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series for the New York Metro Area. Also, I am an editorial board member of the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.


Conditions and Treatments

capillary hemangioma, eyelid repair, keloid, fat graft, squamous cell cancer, facelift, mole, wound healing, occipital neuralgia, breast reduction, non-healed wound, reconstructive surgery, burn injury, abdominoplasty, scar, ablation, birthmark, eye plastic surgery, facial paralysis, otoplasty, skin cancer, breast plastic surgery, wound care procedure, leg reconstruction, ear reconstruction, brow lift, facial reconstructive surgery, liposuction, microsurgery, skin care
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Director, Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center
  • Director, Inpatient Consultative Wound Service, Tisch Hospital
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery, 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Microsurgery, 2004
  • Fellowship, Pelisyonkis School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery, 2003
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis School of Medicine, Surgery (General), 1998
  • MD from Columbia University, 1995

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Pelisyonkis Wound Healing Associates

240 East 38th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone

98-6500

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Pelisyonkis Langone Orthopedic Center

339 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Phone

-263-1497

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Interests

adipose stem cell biology, wound healing, cancer, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic , chronic wounds

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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Publications

  • Jevotovsky, David S; Alfonso, Allyson R; Einhorn, Thomas A; Chiu, Ernest S

    Osteoarthritis & cartilage. 2018 Jun 17; 26(6):711-729

  • Cui, Chunxiao; Li, Yiyuan; Zhang, Ruhong; Zhang, Qun; Xu, Zhicheng; Chiu, Ernest S; Xu, Feng; Li, Datao; Li, Tianya; Chen, Wei

    Journal of craniofacial surgery. 2018 Mar; 29(2):e162-e167

  • Alfonso, Allyson R; Mayo, James L; Sharma, Vishal K; Allen, Robert J; Chiu, Ernest S

    Advances in skin & wound care. 2018 Feb; 31(2):78-81