Board Certified Boston Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons with a caring and supportive team.

Dr. Taylor Boston Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Helena O. Taylor, MD, PhD

Dr. Taylor is a board certified Boston Mass area Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon as well as a fellowship trained Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her AB degree (Summa cum Laude) from Princeton University and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. Dr. Taylor then received a Marshall Scholarship to study at Cambridge University in her native England, where she was a member of Trinity College and earned a PhD in molecular biology and 3D protein chemistry while studying at the MRC laboratory. She then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston. She continued her training in Boston in General Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Harvard's Combined Plastic Surgery Residency. She was a Fellow in Craniomaxillofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at The University of Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital where she was awarded the Student Humanitarian Award for her compassionate care.

Before joining Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, Dr. Taylor was an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Brown University, Section Chief of the Division of Craniofacial Surgery, and Co-Director of The Cleft and Craniofacial Center. Dr. Taylor is the recipient of many awards in plastic surgery, research, and education. Through research and patient care, she is a pioneer in 3D facial imaging, facial symmetry assessment, and surgical planning. She has been listed among the “best plastic surgeons” by Castle Connolly and honored in Boston magazine Top Docs™. While the title ”Boston’s Best Plastic Surgeon” is claimed by many, she hopes her practice provides an unusually thoughtful and honest approach to patient care.

Dr. Taylor is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has authored book chapters and articles in journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, and Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. She enjoys a broad plastic surgery practice, with a special interest in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face such as, blepharoplasty, facelift and neck lift, craniofacial reconstruction for conditions such as cleft lip and cleft palate and facial trauma, breast surgery such as breast reconstruction for cancer and breast reduction, and body contouring such as tummy tuck and liposuction.

Academic Curriculum

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Harvard Combined Program
    Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Pediatric Plastic & Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
    University of Toronto
    Hospital for Sick Kids
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Graduate School, PhD, Marshall Scholar
    Cambridge University
    Trinity College
    MRC Laboratory
    Cambridge, England

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

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  • College
    Princeton University, Summa cum Laude
    Princeton, New Jersey

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  • The Brearley School
    New York, New York

Awards and Honors

Dr. Taylor has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout her career:

  • Boston magazine’s Top Docs™ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, Inc., 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Student Humanitarian Award, Hospital for Sick Kids, 2009

  • Award for Public Service, Hospital Association of Rhode Island, 2010

  • Best Clinical Research Project, 6th Annual Summer Showcase, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, awarded to medical student mentee, 2013

  • Outstanding Presentation, 22nd Annual Hospital Research Celebration Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, awarded to medical student mentee, 2014

  • Outstanding Presentation, 22nd Annual Hospital Research Celebration Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, awarded to undergraduate student mentee, 2014

  • Most Outstanding Presentation, Brown University Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium, awarded to undergraduate student mentee, 2015

Board Certification

Dr. Taylor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Mass
    2018-

  • Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Pediatrics
    Brown University
    Providence, Rhode Island
    2015-2016

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Pediatrics
    Brown University
    Providence, Rhode Island
    2009-2015

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Professional Organizations

A Cambridge and Boston area plastic surgery specialist with an outstanding reputation, Dr. Taylor is a member of these professional organizations:

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Dr. Stephen R. Sullivan, MD, MPH

Dr. Sullivan is a board certified Boston Mass area Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, fellowship trained Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. A native of Montana, he received his BA degree (Maxima cum Laude) from Carroll College and was elected to the Delta Epsilon Sigma national academic honor society. Dr. Sullivan earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He continued his training in Seattle, first as a Research Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, then as a General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery resident at the University of Washington. He was a Fellow in Craniomaxillofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and was appointed Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He also earned a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health and completed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship while working for Partners in Health in Cange, Haiti.

Before returning to Harvard Medical School and joining Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, Dr. Sullivan was an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Brown University, Section Co-Chief of the Division of Craniofacial Surgery, and Co-Director of The Cleft and Craniofacial Center. Dr. Sullivan is the recipient of many awards in plastic surgery, research, and education. He has been listed among the “best plastic surgeons” by Castle Connolly and honored in Boston magazine Top Docs™.

Dr. Sullivan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He has authored over 60 articles in journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine, The Breast Journal, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, and Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. He enjoys a broad plastic surgery practice, with a special interest in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face such as facelift and neck lift, reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery such as breast lift, craniofacial reconstruction for conditions such as cleft lip and palate and facial trauma, and body contouring such as tummy tuck and liposuction. If you are considering plastic surgery, consider Dr. Sullivan, one of the leading plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the Boston and Cambridge areas.

Academic Curriculum

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  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington

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  • Craniomaxillofacial, Cleft & Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Global Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
    Partners in Health
    Cange, Haiti

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  • Graduate School, MPH
    Harvard University School of Public Health
    Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Research Fellowship
    University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, Washington

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  • Medical School
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington

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  • College
    Carroll College, Maxima cum Laude
    Helena, Montana

Awards and Honors

Dr. Sullivan has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his career:

  • Boston magazine’s Top Docs™ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Brown University, 2015

  • America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, Inc., 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Most Outstanding Presentation, 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2005

  • Most Outstanding Presentation, Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle Surgical Society, 2005

  • Most Outstanding Presentation, 44th Annual Scientific Meeting Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006

  • Most Outstanding Presentation, 46th Annual Scientific Meeting Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, awarded to co-author, 2008

  • Award for Public Service, Hospital Association of Rhode Island, 2010

  • Best Clinical Research Project, 6th Annual Summer Showcase, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, awarded to medical student mentee, 2013

  • Outstanding Presentation, 22nd Annual Hospital Research Celebration Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, awarded to medical student mentee, 2014

  • Outstanding Presentation, 22nd Annual Hospital Research Celebration Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, awarded to undergraduate student mentee, 2014

  • Most Outstanding Presentation, Brown University Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium, awarded to undergraduate student mentee, 2015

  • Most Outstanding Abstract, Annual Brown University Global Health Research Day, awarded to medical student mentee, 2016

Board Certification

Dr. Sullivan is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Mass
    2018-

  • Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Pediatrics
    Brown University
    Providence, Rhode Island
    2015-2016

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Pediatrics
    Brown University
    Providence, Rhode Island
    2009-2015

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Professional Organizations

A Cambridge and Boston area plastic surgery specialist with an outstanding reputation, Dr. Sullivan is a member of these professional organizations:

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Dr. Sullivan working in Haiti with Partners in Health

After finishing plastic surgery training, Dr. Sullivan completed a global surgery fellowship and worked in Cange, Haiti with Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante. There, he worked with some of the finest people and providers in the world. Shown above with fellow Haitian surgeons, anesthetists, and nurses in Cange.

Jane Cultrera, Practice Manager and Director of Business Development

Jane is the newest member of our team and our leader. She brings many years of experience in medical office management, including surgery, orthopedic surgery and nephrology. She is our leader in the office and we all turn to her for advice and support. She will also be there for you, especially with navigating some of the difficulty insurance questions. A huge welcome and thank you to Jane.

Emily Stiles, Medical Assistant

Emily is a Washington State native and graduated from the University of Montana with high honors in social work, Spanish, and global public health. She speaks English and Spanish fluently and was an Urban Educator with Americorps. She is currently enrolled in the post-baccalaurate premedical program at Harvard Extension and will soon be a superstar medical student. Until then, we feel lucky to have Emily’s help and know you will feel the same trust and confidence in her.

Anna Watson, Administrative Coordinator

Anna was raised in Newton. She has learned exceptional customer service skills while working at Disney World and Starbucks. She will be the first person you meet when visiting our office or calling to make an appointment. We are grateful to have Anna as our practice ambassador and know you will also feel at ease when you meet her.