Deepak Narayan MD, MBBS, FRCS

Professor of Surgery (Plastic); Chief, Plastic Surgery West Haven VA

Biographical Info

Dr. Deepak Narayan specializes in the treatment of melanomas and skin cancers. He graduated from the University of Madras and received his training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University. While at Yale, he completed a research fellowship in Surgical Oncology and is Board Certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery. As a melanoma surgeon with extensive experience, Dr. Narayan provides the patients with a unique resource of treating melanomas as well as reconstructing the defects that can occur from melanoma surgery. In addition, he is an expert in specialized procedures for melanoma treatment, such as sentinel node biopsies, axillary node dissection, radical neck dissection, parotidectomies, iliac node dissections, and isolated limb infusions. His other areas of expertise include hemangiomas and vascular malformations. He has pioneered new reconstructive techniques for cancer, and has over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has an active research interest in melanomas and is a co-investigator in the prestigious, NIH-funded SPORE (Special Program of Research Excellence) Grant. He has won numerous awards for research, teaching, and clinical excellence and has been continually listed in “Americas Top Surgeons” since 2002 and “The Best Doctors in America” since 2007. In addition, he has received the following awards for his research: American Cancer Society, Basic Oncology Research Award 1995 Swebilius Cancer Research Award American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Award 1998, 2009 Patient Care: Yale Craniofacial Center, Yale Melanoma and Skin Cancer, and Yale Cosmetic Surgery Center Please call 203.785.7313 to contact Dr. Narayan.

Education & Training

University of Madras, India (1984)
University of Madras, India (1986)
University of Madras, India (1988)
Research Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Surgery & Genetics (1992 - 1995)
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Plastic Surgery (1997 - 2000)
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, General Surgery (1990 - 1992)
Chief Resident
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, General Surgery
Board Certification
Plastic Surgery, Board Certified  (2004)

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