Lisa Gfrerer, M.D., Ph.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Lisa Gfrerer, M.D., Ph.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Personal Statement

Lisa Gfrerer is Assistant Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). She received her MD degree at the Medical School of Vienna prior to completing a PhD in Genetics at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. She graduated from the Harvard Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program, and completed the Advanced Peripheral Nerve and Microsurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Clinically, her focus is peripheral nerve surgery including headache surgery, chest reinnervation after transgender mastectomy, breast reinnervation after cancer mastectomy, thoracic outlet decompression, as well as advanced nerve reconstruction (TMR, RPNI, nerve transfers, free tissue transfer, nerve decompression, tarsal tunnel release) for restoration of motor and sensory function after iatrogenic and accidental injury in any body part. She has built a multi- institutional research program for headache surgery, breast/chest reinnervation, as well as functional nerve disorders and nerve pain. As an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) she has further focused on innovation and device development to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration. Lastly, she is on the board of the Migraine Surgery Society and has served on the board of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve. 

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Expertise

  • Gender-Affirming Surgery
  • Mastectomy Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction With Implants
  • Onco-Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression at the Elbow
  • Orthoplastic Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction With Free Flap
  • Breast Reconstruction With DIEP Free Flap
  • Breast Reconstruction With SIEA Free Flap
  • Breast Reduction
  • Reconstruction of Abdominal Wall
  • Brow Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Otoplasty For Prominent Ear Correction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Juvederm Fillers
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Body Contouring
  • Microsurgery
  • Facelifts
  • Neck Lift
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Injection, Botulinum Toxin
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Implant Reconstruction
  • Mastectomy With Breast Reconstruction
  • Neuroma
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Neuropathy, Peroneal Nerve
  • Headache

Biography

Lisa Gfrerer is Assistant Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). She received her MD degree at the Medical School of Vienna prior to completing a PhD in Genetics at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. She graduated from the Harvard Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program, and completed the Advanced Peripheral Nerve and Microsurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Clinically, her focus is peripheral nerve surgery including headache surgery, chest reinnervation after transgender mastectomy, breast reinnervation after cancer mastectomythoracic outlet decompression, as well as advanced nerve reconstruction (TMR, RPNI, nerve transfers, free tissue transfer, nerve decompression, tarsal tunnel release) for restoration of motor and sensory function after iatrogenic and accidental injury in any body part. She has built a multi- institutional research program for headache surgery, breast/chest reinnervation, as well as functional nerve disorders and nerve pain. As an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) she has further focused on innovation and device development to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration. Lastly, she is on the board of the Migraine Surgery Society and has served on the board of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve. 

Research

Credentials

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard College, 2014
  • B.A., University of Vienna (Austria), 2012
  • M.D., Medical University of Vienna (Austria), 2011

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - HMO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

News and Media

External Relationships

External Relationships

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