Jess Ting, MD Email Jess Ting
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Surgery, Plastic Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Queens
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Dr. Jess Ting 212-870-8270 212-870-8270
A native New Yorker, Dr. Ting studied music at the Juilliard School, before switching careers to medicine. He attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and graduated first in his class and Alpha Omega Alpha. This was followed by general surgery training at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, plastic surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a hand/microsurgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Ting led Mount Sinai’s first surgical genital reassignment surgery for the transgender population -- a male-to-female operation called vaginoplasty. The procedure was completed in March 2016 with other procedures quickly following, including: metoidioplasty for female-to-male genital transitions; phalloplasty; chest reconstruction surgery for transgender men; and breast augmentation for transgender women, known as “top surgery.” Most recently, Dr. Ting created a completely new approach to vaginoplasty, called the Peritoneum Vaginoplasty, which uses one's own peritoneum to create a new vagina. The new vagina looks and feels natural and remarkably, is able to secrete its own fluids. Hear one patient's success story here.
With these groundbreaking surgeries, Mount Sinai became the first institution in New York City to offer genital reassignment surgery. To further provide comprehensive care to this underserved community, Mount Sinai established the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS) - one of the first programs in the United States to offer broad, multispecialty transgender care in one location. To date, Dr. Ting’s team has performed more than 2,000 operations, making Mount Sinai not only one of the first institutions in the country to offer transgender surgeries, but now one of the busiest.
Dr. Ting performs research in transgender health and his clinical practice is limited to the surgical care of the transgender/gender non-conforming community, as well as victims of female genital mutilation.
In The News
Dr. Ting's work in the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery has been widely covered in the press. See below for a selection of articles:
Dr. Ting discusses Breast Reconstruction surgery in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.
Watch how Mount Sinai experts like Dr. Ting are transforming lives through ground-breaking surgical work in uncharted operations.
See how Dr. Ting is changing young lives like Emily’s, acting as the surgical director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.
Featured in the Gothamist, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter, Dr. Ting is the central figure in a documentary that highlights the trans experience and how he and his team at Mount Sinai are committed to enhancing lives through ground-breaking surgery and commitment.
Dr. Jess Ting has dedicated his career to gender reassignment. He discusses long waiting lists for surgeries, fears in the community, and more.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency, Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship, Hand Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
America's Top Doctors - 9th Edition
New York Magazine
America's Top Doctors for Cancer
New York Super Doctors
Top Doctors New York Metro Area
New York Magazine
Attending of the Year Award, Mount Sinai Plastic Surgery
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Teacher of the Year Award, Honorary Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery Research
Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
Annual Residents Night, Third Prize
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand
Best Overall Presentation
Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Robert F. Loeb Award for the graudating medical student who has shown the greatest promise for excellence in clinical medicine
Janeway Prise for the graduating medical student with the highest academics
Spike Broadening in the Aplysia R20 Cell
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Dr.Ting did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2019 and/or 2020: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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