John A Persing MD

Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and Professor of Neurosurgery; Section Chief

Departments & Organizations

Updates and Innovations in Craniofacial Surgery

Cancer Center, Yale

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Specialty Center


Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Craniofacial Center; Cosmetic Surgery Center

Research Interests

Craniofacial growth and development; Cosmetic surgery/quality of life issues; Combined cerebral and facial trauma; Craniofacial vascular malformations; Hemangiomas more...


  • M.D., University of Vermont, 1974

Selected Publications

  • Persing J, Jane J Jr, Jane Sr: Neurosurgical Focus – Craniosynostosis. JNSPG Online Section Of August 2011 issue of Neurosurgial Focus http://thejns.org/toc/foc/31/2.
  • Terner J, Lee SS, Persing: Combined metopic and sagittal craniosynostosis: is it worse than sagittal synostosis alone? JNSPG Online Section of August 2011 issue of Neurosurgical Focus … http://thejns.org/toc/foc/31/2
  • Patel A, Chang CC, Terner J, Tuggle CT, Persing JA: Improved correction of supraorbital rim deformity in metopic, unilateral coronal, and bilateral coronal craniosynostosis by the orbital rim “tilt” procedure: Technical note. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. (In press)



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