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Helena O. Taylor, MD/PhD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Top Doctor2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Dr Helena Taylor is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and Harvard faculty member. She works with Dr Stephen Sullivan, and many of their patients will benefit from having them operate together as a team to optimize safety and provide the best possible outcome. Their goal is to provide individualized care, including careful evaluation, thorough discussion of the risks and benefits, and customized treatment. While the title "Boston's Best Plastic Surgeon" is claimed by many, they hope to provide an unusually thoughtful and honest approach with a personal feel.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Facelift, Blepharoplasty, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, Fat grafting, Reconstructive surgery, Breast reduction, Body contouring, Botox, Fillers

Awards or Certifications

Marshall Scholarship British Government

Hypercube Chemistry Scholar Princeton University For excellence in undergraduate performance

British Council Award for Overseas Study

Pfizer ACS Scholar

In-Service Award Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency

Regan Fellow

Humanitarian Award, Hospital for Sick Children

Community Service Award Hospital Association of Rhode Island

Best Clinical Research Project Medical School of Brown University

Outstanding Presentation Hospital Research Celebration Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University

Dean’s Teaching Award Alpert Medical School Brown University

Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Boston Magazine Top Doctor 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

What's your background, education and training?

AB Chemistry, Princeton University, summa cum laude

PhD Molecular Biology, Cambridge University (Marshall Scholar)

MD Harvard Medical School

Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency

University of Toronto , Hospital for Sick Children, Craniofacial Fellowship

Co-Director Craniofacial Program Hasbro Children's Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

What do patients have to say about you?

"The Best Plastic Surgeon You Will Ever Find"

Dr Taylor is the only doctor I've ever had who I felt lucky to have been referred to. She changed my life. Not only through her work, which is exceptional, but through her honest, compassionate care and advice. She makes you feel comfortable and safe which is rare for me as I have a lot of anxiety around the idea of surgery. I feel that in choosing a surgeon, you are trusting them with your life and Dr Taylor is absolutely worthy of that trust. I couldn't recommend her highly enough. I have already reviewed her for my initial surgery (breast lift with fat transfer). This review is for my second surgery with her, abdominoplasty with muscle repair and (another) fat transfer.

"Fantastic Surgeon!"

Dr. Helena Taylor performed surgery on my Fibrous Dysplasia. She was a kind, wonderful person from the beginning. She spent enough time, thoroughly explaining the procedure, & making me feel comfortable and confident. She went above & beyond to be very accommodating for my schedule. She performed the surgery flawlessly, & it turned out better than expected. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an excellent plastic surgeon. She is an excellent surgeon & a very caring person.

"Dr. Taylor is amazing. She is kind, sweet, calm but also technically accurate and very detail oriented. I had a surgery with her and I could not have felt more comfortable and confident with any surgeon. She made me feel very at ease, and I really can't say enough good things about her."

Hours of operation

8:30 AM - 5 PM

Insurances Accepted

BCBS, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim

Special expertise

Craniofacial Surgery, Abdominoplasty, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Breast Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Fat Grafting, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Facelift