Christina Y. Ahn

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Christina Y. Ahn, M.D.

Associate Professor;
Department of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Addresses

630 3RD AVENUE
SUITE 601
NEW YORK, NY 10017
Hours: Mon. 9 - 5; Tue. 9 - 5; Wed. 9 - 5; Thu. 9 - 5; Fri. 9 - 5
Phone: 212-717-8860
Fax: 212-808-0080

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Medical Specialties

Plastic Surgery, General Surgery

Medical Expertise

Eyelid Surgery, Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reduction, Microsurgery, Body Contouring/Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surg., Breast Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Structural Fat Grafting, Face Lift, Breast Augmentation, Revisional Breast Surgery, Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgery, Eyelid Lift Surgery

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Christina Y. Ahn earned her Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1983. Post doctoral training included General Surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. In 1991 she completed a fellowship in Microvascular Surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She was recruited to join the faculty and remained on staff until 1997 as an Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery. There, she was able to pursue her interests in pioneering microvascular techniques with a special focus on breast reconstruction. She served as a founding member of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center with Dr. Susan Love and Dr. William W. Shaw, participating in many clinical and research projects that have advanced reconstructive surgical techniques. Dr. Ahn was one of the first physicians to investigate and determine silicone implant rupture using specific MRI technologies. In 1995 she was appointed by Commissioner David Kessler to serve as a consultant on the FDA implant rupture study. In 1997 Dr. Ahn returned to New York City, NYU Medical Center, where she joined the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery. Greatly interested in the education of the next generation of physicians, she continues to be an innovative educator, mentoring medical students and teaching residents and fellows the most current surgical techniques. Hospital affiliations include NYU/Langone Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital with additional private outpatient facilities. Dr. Ahn is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is respected internationally as an expert in the field of Microvascular Breast Surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Since 2001, Castle Connelly has recognized Dr. Ahn as a Top Doctor /Top Surgeon in the New York Metropolitan area. She has been recognized for her dedication by numerous awards and honors including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award. She has lectured in Italy, Germany, Korea, Canada and Greece, Australia, China as a visiting Professor and is currently active in numerous academic and professional research societies. In addition, she has performed live surgery presentations for international symposia. Utilizing the most current techniques, Dr.Ahn explores and offers cutting edge surgical reconstructive and cosmetic options to her patients. Careful planning, clear communication and consideration of individual goals and expectations are integral to achieving and maximizing patient satisfaction. Her clinical expertise includes: -Post mastectomy microvascular breast reconstruction using Perforator Free Flaps DIEP/ SIEA/S-GAP/ I-GAP/PAP/ TUG/TDAP/ICAP amongst others. -Congenital Breast Asymmetry/ Poland?s Syndrome - Cosmetic Surgery ( Face lift, Brow lift, Eye surgery, Rhinoplasty) -Abdominoplasty, body countouring with Liposuction and Liposculpture , -Breast augmentation, breast reduction (short scar vertical mammoplasty), mastopexy (lift) -Autologous Fat Grafting (Breast/Body/Face) BRAVA device use -Breast Implant Complication surgery/ Breast implant removal (En-bloc capsulectomy) -Asian Eyelid and Cosmetic surgery Dr. Ahn resides in New York City with her husband and two children where she continues to pursue academic endeavors and a clinical practice dedicated to compassionate, quality healthcare.

Languages

Korean

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Board Certification

1999 — Ab Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery

Education

1981-1983 — New York University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1983-1988 — Mount Sinai Medical Center (Surgery), Residency Training
1988-1990 — University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Surgery (Plastic)), Residency Training
1990-1991 — UCLA Medical Center (Microvascular Surger), Clinical Fellowships

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In vitro assessment of MRI issues at 3-Tesla for a breast tissue expander with a remote port
Linnemeyer, Hannah; Shellock, Frank G; Ahn, Christina Y
2014 Apr;32(3):297-302, Magnetic resonance imaging
— id: 820482, year: 2014, vol: 32, page: 297, stat: Journal Article,

Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in Thin Patients: The Impact of Low Body Mass Indices
Weichman, Katie E; Tanna, Neil; Broer, P Niclas; Wilson, Stelios; Azhar, Hamdan; Karp, Nolan S; Choi, Mihye; Ahn, Christina Y; Levine, Jamie P; Allen, Robert J Sr
2014 Jun;:94-103, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 1033522, year: 2014, vol: , page: 94, stat: Journal Article,

Stacked profunda artery perforator flaps for unilateral breast reconstruction: a case report
Blechman, Keith M; Broer, P Niclas; Tanna, Neil; Ireton, Jordan E; Ahn, Christina Y; Allen, Robert J
2013 Nov;29(9):631-634, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 721902, year: 2013, vol: 29, page: 631, stat: Journal Article,

Venous coupler size in autologous breast reconstruction-does it matter?
Broer, P Niclas; Weichman, Katie E; Tanna, Neil; Wilson, Stelios; Ng, Reuben; Ahn, Christina; Choi, Mihye; Karp, Nolan S; Levine, Jamie P; Allen, Robert J
2013 Sep;:631-634, Microsurgery
— id: 721912, year: 2013, vol: , page: 631, stat: Journal Article,

VENOUS COUPLER SIZE IN AUTOLOGOUS BREAST RECONSTRUCTION-DOES IT MATTER?
Broer, P. Niclas; Weichman, Katie E.; Tanna, Neil; Wilson, Stelios; Ng, Reuben; Ahn, Christina; Choi, Mihye; Karp, Nolan S.; Levine, Jamie P.; Allen, Robert J.
2013 OCT;33(7):514-518, Microsurgery
— id: 612072, year: 2013, vol: 33, page: 514, stat: Journal Article,

Microsurgical breast reconstruction for nipple-sparing mastectomy
Tanna, Neil; Broer, P Niclas; Weichman, Katie E; Alperovich, Michael; Ahn, Christina Y; Allen, Robert J Sr; Choi, Mihye; Karp, Nolan S; Saadeh, Pierre B; Levine, Jamie P
2013 Feb;131(2):139e-147e, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 220302, year: 2013, vol: 131, page: 139e, stat: Journal Article,

The role of autologous fat grafting in secondary microsurgical breast reconstruction
Weichman, Katie E; Broer, Peter Niclas; Tanna, Neil; Wilson, Stelios C; Allan, Anna; Levine, Jamie P; Ahn, Christina; Choi, Mihye; Karp, Nolan S; Allen, Robert
2013 Jul;71(1):24-30, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 816302, year: 2013, vol: 71, page: 24, stat: Journal Article,

Breast reconstruction with the profunda artery perforator flap
Allen, Robert J; Haddock, Nicholas T; Ahn, Christina Y; Sadeghi, Alireza
2012 Jan;129(1):16e-23e, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 147704, year: 2012, vol: 129, page: 16e, stat: Journal Article,

Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate free-flap reconstruction in the large ptotic breast
Schneider, Lisa F; Chen, Constance M; Stolier, Alan J; Shapiro, Richard L; Ahn, Christina Y; Allen, Robert J
2012 Oct;69(4):425-428, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 178226, year: 2012, vol: 69, page: 425, stat: Journal Article,

A technique for atraumatic microvascular arterial coupling
Spector, Jason A; Draper, Lawrence B; Levine, Jamie P; Ahn, Christina Y
2007 May;119(6):1968-1969, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 71943, year: 2007, vol: 119, page: 1968, stat: Journal Article,

Routine use of microvascular coupling device for arterial anastomosis in breast reconstruction
Spector, Jason A; Draper, Lawrence B; Levine, Jamie P; Ahn, Christina Y
2006 Apr;56(4):365-368, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 64781, year: 2006, vol: 56, page: 365, stat: Journal Article,

Simultaneous bilateral breast reconstruction with the transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous free flap
Khouri RK; Ahn CY; Salzhauer MA; Scherff D; Shaw WW
1997 Jul;226(1):25-34, Annals of surgery
— id: 55621, year: 1997, vol: 226, page: 25, stat: Journal Article,

TRAM flaps in patients with abdominal scars
Takeishi M; Shaw WW; Ahn CY; Borud LJ
1997 Mar;99(3):713-722, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55622, year: 1997, vol: 99, page: 713, stat: Journal Article,

Microbial evaluation: 139 implants removed from symptomatic patients
Ahn CY; Ko CY; Wagar EA; Wong RS; Shaw WW
1996 Dec;98(7):1225-1229, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55623, year: 1996, vol: 98, page: 1225, stat: Journal Article,

The use of cryopreserved microvenous allografts in the venous system without immunosuppression: an experimental study
Ahn CY; Narayanan K; Tran S; Monstrey S; Liang MD
1996 Aug;37(2):173-177, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 55625, year: 1996, vol: 37, page: 173, stat: Journal Article,

Capsular synovial metaplasia as a common response to both textured and smooth implants
Ko CY; Ahn CY; Ko J; Chopra W; Shaw WW
1996 Jun;97(7):1427-33; discussion 1434, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55626, year: 1996, vol: 97, page: 1427, stat: Journal Article,

Safe ischemia time in free-flap surgery: a clinical study of contact-surface cooling
Shaw WW; Ko CY; Ahn CY; Markowitz BL
1996 Oct;12(7):421-424, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 55624, year: 1996, vol: 12, page: 421, stat: Journal Article,

Cost and outcome of osteocutaneous free-tissue transfer versus pedicled soft-tissue reconstruction for composite mandibular defects
Talesnik A; Markowitz B; Calcaterra T; Ahn C; Shaw W
1996 May;97(6):1167-1178, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55647, year: 1996, vol: 97, page: 1167, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical significance of intracapsular fluid in patients' breast implants
Ahn CY; Ko CY; Wagar EA; Wong RS; Shaw WW
1995 Nov;35(5):455-457, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 55627, year: 1995, vol: 35, page: 455, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation of autogenous tissue breast reconstruction using MRI
Ahn CY; Narayanan K; Gorczyca DP; DeBruhl ND; Shaw WW
1995 Jan;95(1):70-76, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55630, year: 1995, vol: 95, page: 70, stat: Journal Article,

Residual silicone detection using MRI following previous breast implant removal: case reports
Ahn CY; Shaw WW; Narayanan K; Gorczyca DP; DeBruhl ND; Bassett LW
1995 Jul-Aug;19(4):361-367, Aesthetic plastic surgery
— id: 55628, year: 1995, vol: 19, page: 361, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical experience with a microvascular anastomotic device in head and neck reconstruction
DeLacure MD; Wong RS; Markowitz BL; Kobayashi MR; Ahn CY; Shedd DP; Spies AL; Loree TR; Shaw WW
1995 Nov;170(5):521-523, American journal of surgery
— id: 48970, year: 1995, vol: 170, page: 521, stat: Journal Article,

Injected liquid silicone, chronic mastitis, and undetected breast cancer
Ko C; Ahn CY; Markowitz BL
1995 Feb;34(2):176-179, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 55629, year: 1995, vol: 34, page: 176, stat: Journal Article,

Analysis of suturing techniques in the microvascular anastomosis of vessels of unequal diameter
Ahn CY; Borud LJ; Shaw WW
1994 May;32(5):469-473, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 55636, year: 1994, vol: 32, page: 469, stat: Journal Article,

Silicone implant rupture diagnosis using computed tomography: a case report and experience with 22 surgically removed implants
Ahn CY; DeBruhl ND; Gorczyca DP; Bassett LW; Shaw WW
1994 Dec;33(6):624-628, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 55631, year: 1994, vol: 33, page: 624, stat: Journal Article,

Comparative silicone breast implant evaluation using mammography, sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging: experience with 59 implants
Ahn CY; DeBruhl ND; Gorczyca DP; Shaw WW; Bassett LW
1994 Oct;94(5):620-627, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55632, year: 1994, vol: 94, page: 620, stat: Journal Article,

In vivo anatomic study of cutaneous perforators in free flaps using magnetic resonance imaging
Ahn CY; Narayanan K; Shaw WW
1994 May;10(3):157-163, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 55635, year: 1994, vol: 10, page: 157, stat: Journal Article,

Regional silicone-gel migration in patients with ruptured implants
Ahn CY; Shaw WW
1994 Aug;33(2):201-208, Annals of plastic surgery
— id: 55633, year: 1994, vol: 33, page: 201, stat: Journal Article,

Clinical experience with the 3M microvascular coupling anastomotic device in 100 free-tissue transfers
Ahn CY; Shaw WW; Berns S; Markowitz BL
1994 Jun;93(7):1481-1484, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55634, year: 1994, vol: 93, page: 1481, stat: Journal Article,

Silicone breast implant ruptures in an animal model: comparison of mammography, MR imaging, US, and CT
Gorczyca DP; DeBruhl ND; Ahn CY; Hoyt A; Sayre JW; Nudell P; McCombs M; Shaw WW; Bassett LW
1994 Jan;190(1):227-232, Radiology
— id: 55638, year: 1994, vol: 190, page: 227, stat: Journal Article,

Silicone breast implant rupture: comparison between three-point Dixon and fast spin-echo MR imaging
Gorczyca DP; Schneider E; DeBruhl ND; Foo TK; Ahn CY; Sayre JW; Shaw WW; Bassett LW
1994 Feb;162(2):305-310, American journal of roentgenology
— id: 55637, year: 1994, vol: 162, page: 305, stat: Journal Article,

Management of patients with silicone breast implant problems
Shaw WW; Ahn CY; Wong RS
1994 Sept;17:?-?, Plastic surgical forum
— id: 55653, year: 1994, vol: 17, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

The indications, advantages,and technical aspects of free TRAM flap breast reconstruction
Shaw WW; Borud LJ; Ahn CY
1994 Sept;17:?-?, Plastic surgical forum
— id: 55654, year: 1994, vol: 17, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Definitive diagnosis of breast implant rupture using magnetic resonance imaging
Ahn CY; Shaw WW; Narayanan K; Gorczyca DP; Sinha S; Debruhl ND; Bassett LW
1993 Sep;92(4):681-691, Plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55641, year: 1993, vol: 92, page: 681, stat: Journal Article,

Silicone breast implants: US evaluation
DeBruhl ND; Gorczyca DP; Ahn CY; Shaw WW; Bassett LW
1993 Oct;189(1):95-98, Radiology
— id: 55640, year: 1993, vol: 189, page: 95, stat: Journal Article,

MR imaging of the breast in patients with silicone-gel implants: spectrum of findings
Mund DF; Farria DM; Gorczyca DP; DeBruhl ND; Ahn CY; Shaw WW; Bassett LW
1993 Oct;161(4):773-778, American journal of roentgenology
— id: 55639, year: 1993, vol: 161, page: 773, stat: Journal Article,

The use of cryopreserved venous allografts in microvascular surgery without immunosuppression: an experimental study
Narayanan K; Ahn C; Monstrey S; Tran S; Liang MD
1993 Jul;9(4):265-270, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 55648, year: 1993, vol: 9, page: 265, stat: Journal Article,

Microvascular free flaps in breast reconstruction
Shaw WW; Ahn CY
1993 ;9:221-224, Advances in plastic & reconstructive surgery
— id: 55651, year: 1993, vol: 9, page: 221, stat: Journal Article,

TRAM flaps in patients with abdominal scars
Takeishi M; Shaw WW; Ahn CY; Borud LJ
1993 Sept;16:?-?, Plastic surgical forum
— id: 55652, year: 1993, vol: 16, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Silicone breast implants in vivo: MR imaging
Gorczyca DP; Sinha S; Ahn CY; DeBruhl ND; Hayes MK; Gausche VR; Shaw WW; Bassett LW
1992 Nov;185(2):407-410, Radiology
— id: 55642, year: 1992, vol: 185, page: 407, stat: Journal Article,

Mammographic compression of silicone breast implants : an exvivo assessment of rupture probabilities
Hayes MK; Gorczyca DP; Ahn CY; Kimmey-Smith C; DeBruhl ND; Shaw WW
1992 ;185(S):269-269, Radiology
— id: 55650, year: 1992, vol: 185, page: 269, stat: Journal Article,

Mediastinal hibernoma, a rare tumor
Ahn, C; Harvey, J C
1990 Nov;50(5):828-830, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 864092, year: 1990, vol: 50, page: 828, stat: Journal Article,

Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: a survival study
Harvey, J C; Kagan, A R; Ahn, C; Frankl, H; Davidson, W
1990 Sep;45(1):29-32, Journal of surgical oncology
— id: 864122, year: 1990, vol: 45, page: 29, stat: Journal Article,