Bella K Avanessian, MD Email Bella Avanessian
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Surgery, Plastic Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Queens
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Physician Office 212-870-8270 212-870-8270
Dr. Bella Avanessian is an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She joined Mount Sinai in 2017 as the inaugural fellow in the first ever, comprehensive Transgender Surgery Fellowship under Jess Ting, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive), and Marci Bowers, MD, a visiting gynecologist and surgeon. She continues to work alongside Drs. Ting and Bowers to provide surgical care to transgender patients and to victims of female genital mutilation.
Dr. Avanessian received her medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine in Rhode Island. She completed her residency training in plastic surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.
During her fellowship, Dr. Avanessian participated in more than 70 primary and 60 revisional vaginoplasty surgeries, including peritoneal vaginoplasty pioneered by Dr. Ting at Mount Sinai. In her training, she was also involved in over 30 female-to-male bottom surgeries, 50 transgender chest surgeries, and 30 facial feminization surgeries.
Dr. Avanessian is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, as well as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. She has co-authored more than 15 publications and book chapters and has been featured as a national presenter.
In the News:
- Dr. Avanessian was featured by TODAY for her gender affirmation work.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Facial Feminization Surgery
- Gender Confirmation Surgery
MD, Brown University School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery
Brown University School of Medicine
Residency, Plastic Surgery
Brown University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Plastic Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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