Dr. Mahony's Biography

Dr. Ellen Mahony
Dr. Ellen Mahony

The quality of patient care Dr. Ellen Mahony provides is a genuine reflection of her extensive academic, surgical and therapeutic background. In terms of qualifications alone she stands out as a plastic surgeon in Westport, near Fairfield, CT. Discover how Ellen can turn your vision into reality.

Rigorous Education & Training

Ellen Mahony received a degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut in 1979, and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in International Health Care from Yale University Graduate School. With an advanced degree in public health, she traveled to Africa to engage in research with the Hanang Village Health project in Tanzania, which became the platform for Tanzania’s nationalized healthcare program.

Upon Ellen’s return to the States, she entered medical school at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, and became one of only a select few female physicians invited to enter the University’s General Surgery Residency. She completed a Hand and Microsurgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and successfully completed the University’s highly sought-after Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency. For more details, review Dr. Mahony’s résumé.

Notable Awards & Distinctions

Over the course of her career, Ellen has been awarded research and merit scholarships, and recognized with several awards from professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA). She is one of the very few female plastic surgeons in Connecticut to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of The American College of Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Surgery. She is certified to practice in Connecticut, New York and Maine, and is also a licensed physical therapist in the state of Connecticut.

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Accomplished on Many Levels

Ellen has authored several research articles and publications on the topics of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and has graced the cover of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has appeared on national television, been featured in an edition of Ladies Home Journal magazine, and has been spotlighted in the book The Power to Heal. She is a lifelong athlete who enjoys tennis, sailing, travel, sculpting, and reading.

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Résumé

Learn about the extensive qualifications of Ellen Mahony, MD, a board-certified, female plastic surgeon in Westport, CT.

Education/Training

University of Pennsylvania

Plastic Surgery Residency:
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1990-1992

Hand/Micro Surgery Fellowship:
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1989-1990

General Surgery Internship and Residency:
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1985-1989

Degree: M.D.

Activities: CO – Chairman, D. Hayes Agnew – Surgical Society, Tutor, Anatomy; Class Advisor, Medical School Government; University of Pennsylvania Medical School Theater Group; University of Pennsylvania Intramural Sports Team; A.O.A.

Yale University

Degree: M.P.H. National/International Health Care
Post-Bachelor Degree Training – Pre-Med
1979-1981

Activities: Graduate School Student Government; Yale Graduate School Intramural Sports Team; Class Advisor

University of Connecticut

Degree: B.S. Major – Physical Therapy
Minor – Child Development
1979

Activities: Mortar Board Honor Society; American Collegiate Honor Society; Dean’s List; Regional Chairman, Student American Physical Therapy Association; Tutor, Biology; Student Council Treasurer; Campus Committee Social Chairman; Yearbook Staff, Varsity Track and Cross Country

Scholarship

  • American Medical Association (AMA) – Physician Recognition Award 2001 – 2004
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Certification 1999
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Re-Certification 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1985
  • Woodland’s Institute Research Scholarship – Nepal 1983
  • Yale University Research Scholarship – Tanzania 1981
  • Mary McMillan Scholarship – Excellence in Physical Therapy 1979
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Scholarship – Leadership, Scholarship, Service 1978
  • U.S. Senate Intern Scholarship 1976

Professional Membership/Licensure

  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)
  • Connecticut Medical Society
  • The Connecticut Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Physical Therapy Licenses – Connecticut
  • Medical Licenses – New York, Connecticut, Maine

Professional Experience

Private Practice: Plastic Surgery

Offices:
Ellen A. Mahony, MD, INC
131 Kings Highway North
Westport, Connecticut06880
(203) 221-0102
2005-Present

Hospital Affiliations

Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut

Corporate/Consulting

The Center for Occupational Medicine
Norristown, Pennsylvania
1995-1996

Dana Parish Corporation
Reading, Pennsylvania
1995-1996

Lukens Steel Corporation
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
1995-1996

NovaCare, Incorporated
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
1995-1996

Health Policy

  • Hanang Village Health Project, Tanzania 1981
    Staff Administrator/Research, Integration of Indigenous health practices within Western medicine; Surgical trauma; clinical care
  • Newcastle Riding Academy, Ireland 1978
    Director/Instructor; neuro-developmental therapy program for children with cerebral palsy
  • Ormond Street Hospital, England 1978
    Director/Instructor; neuro-developmental therapy program for children with cerebral palsy
  • Trefethen-Evergreen Improvement Association, Maine 1977
    Director/Instructor; designed sailing program for handicapped
  • U.S. Senate Intern, Washington, DC 1976
    Aide to Senators Kennedy and Weicker in establishing regionalized emergency medical services for New England States,forerunner of present Trauma Center Program
  • Connecticut State Legislative Intern, Connecticut 1975
    Aide to Senator Rome and State Representative Connolly on Public Health and Safety Committee

Research and Publications

  • The Power to Heal (Prentice Hall Press, N.Y. – 1990)
    • Photographs and essays depicting medical care and healing around the world
    • Featured participant in chapters “The Healers” and “The Women Who Heal”
  • “Lip Augmentation” (1991)
    • 1990-1991 Research Project
    • Received for presentation (1992):
      • Ivy Society
      • Northeastern Society
      • ASPRS National Meeting
  • “Learning to Be a Surgeon”
    • Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday magazine, July 17, 1986, cover story
  • “The Village Health Worker: Tanzania’s Integrative Health Care Strategy”
    • Master’s Degree Thesis; findings integrated into Tanzania’s national healthcare system, 1981
  • “A.P.T.A. Trends and Issues”
    • Published in Nutmeg News, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1980

Physical Therapy

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania 1981-1985
  • Neighborhood Home Health Services, Pennsylvania 1983-1984
  • Life Sciences Sport Medicine Center, Connecticut 1979-1981
  • Madison Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, Connecticut 1979-1981
  • Neurological Surgeons, P.C., Connecticut 1979-1981

Community/Media

  • WVIT, NBC 30 News Today 2005
  • WVIT, NBC 30
    “Connecticut Newsmakers” 2005
  • WTNH, News Channel 8
    “Good Morning Connecticut” 2005
  • News 12 2005
  • Norwich State Mental Hospital,
    Connecticut Volunteer Counselor 1979
  • Special Olympics
    Assistant Director, Track and Field 1978
  • “V.D. Blues,” Nationwide Film
    Panel member; emphasizing public education of venereal disease 1975

Personal

Community Service/Civic Organizations

  • President and Founder, Women in Power, CT
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • The Westport Woman’s Club
  • The Union League of Philadelphia – Past Member

Interests

Marathons (NY 1978, 1979); Ultra-Marathons (Ireland 1978); Triathlons (Ironman 1984, Molokai 1984); Sailing; Ballet; Tennis; Reading; Sculpting; Drawing; Piano; Traveling