Alan Yan, MD

The Capital Region’s Specialist In Asian Eyelid and Facial Remodeling Surgery

Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY

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Dr. Alan Yan is a top Plastic Surgeon specializing in Asian eyelid surgery and facial remodeling. Practicing medicine for nearly 20 years, Dr. Yan completed both the Plastic Surgery Residency at Albany Medical Center and the Fellowship in Aesthetic Craniofacial Surgery at the Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital.

Following his fellowship at Harvard, Dr. Alan Yan continued to hone his focus on Facial Remodeling Surgery, completing top-tier international fellowships in Australia and Taiwan.

Dr. Alan Yan is uniquely focused on the needs of cis and trans patients and approaches his patients with an understanding of the unique difficulties and surgical challenges facing these populations. His practice encompasses the full breadth of plastic surgery with a focus on:

  1. Asian eyelid surgery
  2. Facial bone contouring
  3. Facial masculinization
  4. Facial feminization
  5. Breast augmentation
  6. Gynecomastia surgery
  7. Body contouring
  8. Breast reduction
  9. Skin cancer removal and reconstruction

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Education


Doctor of Medicine (Research Concentration Program)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 2003
Boston, MA

Master of Engineering in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
Cornell University, 1998
Ithaca, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Distinction in All Subjects)
Cornell University, 1996
Ithaca, NY

Post-Medical School
Training


Clinical Fellow in Orthognathic Surgery, Chang Gung Craniofacial Center
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 2021
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Visiting Scholar in Orthognathic Surgery, Chang Gung Craniofacial Center
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 2016
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Clinical Fellow in Facial Aesthetic Surgery
The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

Clinical Fellow in Adult Reconstructive & Aesthetic Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015
Boston, MA

Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Albany Medical Center, 2014
Albany, NY

Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Albany Medical Center, 2013
Albany, NY`

Research Fellow, Divison of Plastic Surgery
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2011
New York, NY

Resident in General Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 2008
Brooklyn, NY

Academic Appointments


Assistant in Plastic Surgery – Plastic Surgery Attending
Harvard Medical College & Massachusetts General Hospital, 2014-2015

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 2009-2011

Awards


The Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation (ASERF) Resident Travel Scholarship

Howard Hughes Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Golden Key National Honor Society

Invited Lecturer


The Aesthetics of Smile
• Lecture presented at Chang Gung Forum 2021: 8th International Workshop on Surgery-First Orthognathic Surgery (OGS) 2021

Facial Gender Affirmation Surgery
• Lecture presented at Chang Gung Forum 2021: 8th International Workshop on Surgery-First Orthognathic Surgery (OGS) 2021

Syndrome of The Trephined and Explanation
• Lecture presented at Second Annual Selected Topics in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: An International Cranioplasty Symposium, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2016

Book Publications


Atlas of Facial Implants, 2nd Edition, 2019

• Editor and author.

The highly anticipated 2nd Edition of Atlas of Facial Implants, led by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Yaremchuk, brings you fully up to date with these changes, offering authoritative coverage of both aesthetic and reconstructive applications of alloplastic implants for recontouring the craniofacial skeleton.

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery. Edited by David Tauber, MD

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery, 2016

• Editor and author.

• This book presents diagnosis in a clear format designed to facilitate fast and reliable diagnosis of clinical entities seen by plastic surgeons in practice.

State Licensures


  • New York
  • Hong Kong SAR, China

Hospital Affiliations


  • Pending – Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • Pending – Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus
  • Pending – Plastic Surgery, St. Peter’s Surgery & Endoscopy Center