Dr. Lara Devgan, MD, MPH is a Yale-educated, Johns Hopkins-instructed, and New York Presbyterian Hospital-trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Devgan has expertise in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Her primary clinical interests are cosmetic facial and body surgery, and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer and skin cancer. For more information about Dr. Devgan, please visit www.LaraDevganMD.com

Dr. Devgan has spoken nationally and internationally on numerous surgical topics and has published extensively in the medical literature. Her original research has been featured in quality-controlled and peer-reviewed publications including Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, The Lancet, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Academic Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Burns and Wounds, and American Journal of Surgery. She has been invited to give lectures and presentations at surgical meetings in New York, London, Toronto, Cairo, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Phoenix. Her research and writing contributions have been published in the New York Times and on ABC News.


-NIH grant recipient

-editorial consultant for the Lancet medical journal

-medical expert for ABC News

-peer reviewer for Aesthetic Surgery Journal

-editorial board for Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine

-writer for Project ImpACT


-Hippocrates Trophy, HealthTap medical education network, 2013

-Excavator Medal, Helping Hand Medal, Agreeable Medal, Miner Medal- HealthTap medical education network, 2013

-Henry Strong Denison Award for Medical Investigation. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2003

-Harry G. Saltzstein Prize for Medical Writing. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2003

-Finalist for Gaspar W. Anastasi Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, 2013

-Best fracture reconstruction on an anatomic model of the skull among chief residents & fellows, AONA Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, Seacaucus, New Jersey, 2012

-Finalist for Gaspar W. Anastasi Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Toronto, 2012

-American College of Surgeons Scientific Exhibit of Exceptional Merit, San Francisco, California, 2008

-Winner, The Lancet & Global Forum for Health Research Essay Contest, Cairo, Egypt, 2006

-American College of Physicians Student Abstract & Poster Contest, Baltimore, Maryland, 2nd place, 2005

-Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest, 2nd place, 2005

-Sudler Prize for the Arts, two-time winner. Yale University, 1998 & 1999

-Yale University Adams Cup, 1998

-President s Public Service Fellowship. Yale University, 1998

-The Elihu Honor Society, Yale University, 2000



  • Board certifications

    • Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Medical school

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Columbia University College-Physicians & Surgeons

  • Fellowships

    • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

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