Ernest S. Chiu, MD

  • Specialty: Plastic Surgery
  • Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

About Me

I am a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in wound and scar repair. Additionally, I’m actively involved in clinical trials to determine which new wound healing therapies are most effective for accelerated and scarless healing. 

Outside of family and friends, my biggest passion in life is helping people heal and making them look and feel better. Taking an open, honest, personalized approach to patient care, I believe no problem is too big or small. It is both humbling and gratifying to have an opportunity to work closely with patients to formulate the best solutions for their needs.

My career in academic plastic surgery began in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, in a clinical practice focused on facial and breast cancer reconstruction. I was appointed the William Henderson Chair in Surgery at Tulane School of Medicine, and cofounded the Vascular Anomalies Center at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the community, I chose to remain and help the people and medical infrastructure of the city recover. 

In 2012, I was recruited to NYU Langone to become the director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center. Our goal is to create the highest quality wound healing and regenerative medicine program in the world, providing patients and referring providers with the most reliable source of evidence-based wound care. 

I have published an extensive amount of literature on plastic surgery and lectured worldwide. I am a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and was honored in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series for the New York Metro Area. Also, I am an editorial board member of the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.


Conditions and Treatments

plastic surgery, wound care procedure, reconstructive surgery, skin cancer, cosmetic surgery, eye surgery plastic, breast augmentation, otoplasty, breast plastic surgery, basal cell cancer, keloid, bone reconstruction, breast reduction, ear reconstruction, leg reconstruction, melanoma, squamous cell cancer, aging skin, birthmark, cancer of the soft tissue, capillary hemangioma, cavernous hemangioma, mole, skin care, burn injury, facial paralysis, facial palsy, fat graft, ptosis, liposuction, wound healing, eyelid repair, abdominoplasty, microsurgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Dir Kimmel Hyperbaric & Advanced Wound Healing Ctr
  • Director Inpatient Consult Wound Service
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery, 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Microsurgery, 2004
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center, Plastic Surgery, 2003
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center, Surgery (General), 1998
  • MD from Columbia University, 1995
Departments

Locations and Appointments

67 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • GHI HMO
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Wound Healing Associates

240 East 38th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Publications

  • Treatment of Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Necrosis Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Alperovich, Michael; Harmaty, Marco; Chiu, Ernest S
    Plastic & reconstructive surgery. 2015 Feb. 1-5

  • Tracheostoma reconstruction with the supraclavicular artery island flap

    Chu, Michael W; Levy, Joshua M; Friedlander, Paul L; Chiu, Ernest S
    Annals of plastic surgery. 2015 Jun. 74 (6): 677-679

  • Adipose Stem Cell Therapy in Cancer Reconstruction: A Critical Review

    Alperovich, Michael; Lee, Z-Hye; Friedlander, Paul L; Rowan, Brian G; Gimble, Jeffrey M; Chiu, Ernest S
    Annals of plastic surgery. 2014 Jul. S104-S107 e101585

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