R. YELLEN M.D., F.A.C.S
A dual-boarded plastic surgeon who has practiced in Jackson, Tennessee, since 1997. Dr. Yellen is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. With his patients’ safety and satisfaction as his top priority, Dr. Yellen and his staff at The Plastic Surgery Clinic of Jackson are ready to support you through your cosmetic surgery journey.
Education and Training
Dr. Yellen’s academic background and extensive training have laid the foundation for his success in the field of plastic surgery. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry/biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Driven by his passion for medicine, he went on to attend New York University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. While studying at the Institute of Reconstructive Surgery, New York City, Dr. Yellen participated in a research project related to improving liposuction techniques. It was this experience that inspired him to devote his professional career to the practice of plastic surgery.
Dr. Yellen received his general surgery training at Lenox Hill Hospital, Park Avenue, New York. Building upon his strong foundation in general surgery he completed a plastic surgery residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. This was followed by a Hand and Microvascular Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky, training with some of the forefathers of hand surgery.Dr. Yellen has travelled to Central America, where he performed reconstructive surgery on children with cleft lips and palates. He has co-authored several scientific papers, including an article related to liver transplants in children, published by the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and a book chapter entitled “Electrical Injuries of the Upper Extremity”.
Throughout his career, Dr. Yellen has consistently demonstrated a commitment to staying at the forefront of his field. He actively engages in ongoing education and remains up-to-date with the latest advancements and techniques in plastic surgery. He takes a personalized approach, understanding that each patient is unique and has specific goals and desires.
Dr. Yellen’s Professional Memberships
- American Society of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Dr. Yellen is an active member of the Jackson, Tennessee community. He has been invited to lecture on hand and cosmetic surgery at various community-sponsored events and professional conferences. He proudly holds active staff privileges at all the hospitals in Jackson.
Dr. Yellen and his wife Patti have been active sponsors of Runway For a Cure for over twenty years. The fight against breast cancer and the Race For A Cure is dear to their hearts. They have been passionate in uniting the Jackson community in hope to help end breast cancer as a life threatening disease for all.
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, TN
Active Staff: Department of Surgery
- Chief of Surgery – 2016-2018
- Vice-Chief of Surgery – 2014 to 2016
- Chairman of Education Committee – 2012-2014
- Chief of Surgery – 2005-2007
Physician Surgery Center, Jackson, TN
Active Staff: Department of Surgery
University of Tennessee
Clinical Instructor, Family Practice
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Clinical Instructor, Physician Assistant Program