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William Denman

William G. Austen Jr., MD, FACS

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

William G. Austen Jr., M.D., is on the active medical staff in plastic surgery for Shriners Children's Boston. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Austen completed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and fellowships at Brigham and Women's and Royal Children's and Women's hospitals.

Dr. Austen is the chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) division of burn surgery and also serves as chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also the interim chief, oral maxillofacial surgery and dentistry at MGH. Under his leadership, novel clinical programs have been established, including composite tissue transplantation and nerve decompression to treat patients with migraines.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Austen is an authority on device innovation and has led the development of numerous patents and prototypes related to anti-aging, rejuvenation and scar therapy.

Pediatric Care


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Harvard University

Academic Positions and Locations

Harvard Medical School
Professor of Surgery (Clinical)

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-Present: Interim Chief, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry
  • 2014-Present: Burke/Marriott Chair, Burn Surgery
  • 2013-Present: MGH Trustees Chair, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2013-Present: Chief, Division of Burn Surgery
  • 2008-Present: Director, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Fellowship
  • 2008-Present: Chief, Division Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Editorial Positions
  • 2004: Re-certification Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2004: Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2003: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Founders Award, Best Presentation by a Mentor
  • 2016, The One Hundred Caregiver
  • 2015, Poster Recognition Award
  • 2015, Best Paper Award
  • 2014, Robert B. Lindberg Award, Best Scientific Paper
  • 2015, Poster of Excellence Award
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Lecture: Grand Rounds - Invention in Surgery (2018)
  • Lecture: Grand Rounds - Migraine Surgery (2018)
  • Lecture: Grand Rounds - Surgery for Migraines (2017)
  • Lecture: Cosmetic Core - Liposuction and Fat Grafting (2017)


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