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Craig, Elizabeth Stirling, MD

Director, Micro Vascular Reconstruction & Plastic Surgery




English, Spanish

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Accepting New Patients
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer, Breast Implant Exchange, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, DIEP Flap Reconstruction, Implant Reconstruction, Liposuction, Mastopexy/Breast Lift, Microsurgery, Microvascular Breast Reconstruction, Oncoplastic Lift Reconstruction, Oncoplastic Reduction, Prophylactic Mastectomy Reconstruction, SGAP Flap Reconstruction, Tummy Tuck

Hospitals and Organizations

  • St Vincents Medical Center
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners


University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center ‐ Reconstructive Microsurgery

Medical School
University of Texas

Yale University ‐ Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Integrated Plastic Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Member


Dr. E. Stirling Craig is Director of micro-surgical breast reconstruction– which employs special techniques to transfer tissue from one part of the body to another - at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

She is a breast cancer and breast reconstruction expert who has extensive experience with such advanced techniques as microsurgery, deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) and superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap reconstruction, and oncoplastic lift reconstruction and reduction after lumpectomy.

Having completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, Dr. Craig is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country who specialize in the micro-surgical procedures required for free flap reconstruction for breast cancer and lymphedema patients.

Dr. Craig earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Prior to her fellowship, she completed a six-year plastic surgery residency at Yale School of Medicine where she learned various aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.

She is board-certified in plastic surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

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