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Melissa Mastroianni, MD

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Melissa Mastroianni, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8062

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Melissa Mastroianni is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has completed two residencies, general and plastic surgery, and is board certified in general surgery. She specializes in breast reconstruction and breast aesthetics. Her other interests include body contouring, complex closures after skin cancer resection, complex abdominal wall reconstruction and free tissue transfer.

Dr. Mastroianni attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate and earned a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry with Honors in Research. She stayed at UW-Madison for medical school as well. Dr. Mastroianni began her general surgery residency in Rochester, New York. She pursued a research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital performing cutting edge research in hand and face transplantation working to develop a protocol for immune tolerance to reduce the need for systemic immunosuppression after transplantation. Following her fellowship, she transferred to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to complete her general surgery training.

She completed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Combined Program in Baltimore. There she gained extensive experience in microsurgery for breast reconstruction, limb salvage and complex wound management as well as craniofacial trauma management at Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. It was during her training that she developed a passion for microsurgery and personalized treatment of breast cancer patients to optimize aesthetics of reconstruction. She also developed an interest in emerging technologies to make reconstruction easier on patients from all backgrounds.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (2010)
  • BS
    University of Wisconsin-Madision, Biochemistry (2006)
  • Plastic Surgery Resident
    Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Combined Program
  • General Surgery Resident
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • General Surgery Resident
    University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (2017)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Grant Rodkey AwardBoston VA Hospital2016
First Place PosterAmerican Association of Plastic Surgeons2014

Departments & Organizations