Alexander F. Au MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic); Director of the Breast Reconstruction Program

Specialties & Subspecialties

Cancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program

Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Education & Training

  • B.S., Haverford College (2000)
  • M.D., Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2004)
  • Resident, Yale-New Haven Hospital , General Surgery (2004 - 2007)
  • Resident, Yale-New Haven Medical Center , Plastic Surgery (2007 - 2010)
  • Fellow (Microsurgery), University of Pennsylvania , Plastic Surgery (2010 - 2011)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Breast reconstruction; breast surgery; transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap; TRAM flap; deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap; DIEP flap; transverse upper gracilis flap; TUG flap; free flap; gluteal flap; microsurgery; breast implant; tissue expander; nipple and areola reconstruction; body contouring; post-bariatric surgery.


Cancers Treated

Basal Cell, Melanoma, Skin, Squamous Cell


Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery, Board Certified (2012)

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Breast Cancer and CancerExamination of Epigenetic Changes in Breast Tissue and Peripheral Blood of Women at Average versus Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

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