Dr. Ellen Mahony - Plastic Surgeon Fairfield County

131 Kings Highway North
Westport, Connecticut, 06880

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9AM – 5PM
Tues, Thurs: 9AM – 6PM

The quality of patient care Dr. Ellen Mahony provides is a genuine reflection of her extensive academic, surgical and therapeutic background. She truly stands out as a plastic surgeon – schedule your consultation in her office in Westport, CT and discover how Ellen can turn your vision into reality.

Rigorous Education and 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 their highly-acclaimed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency. For more details, review Dr. Mahony’s résumé.


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 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.

Dr Ellen Mahony Westport Ct

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 appeared in the book The Power to Heal. She is a lifelong athlete who enjoys tennis, sailing, travel, sculpting, and reading.

Take the first step now. Request a consultation with Ellen, or call her now at (203) 221-0102.


Learn about the extensive qualifications of Ellen Mahony, MD:



Activitites: 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.

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plastic Surgery Residency


Hand/Micro Surgery Fellowship


General Surgery Internship and Residency

Degree: M.D.


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

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

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


Activitites: 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

University of Connecticut

Mansfield, Connecticut

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


  • 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

Ellen A. Mahony, MD, INC
131 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 221-0102

Hospital Affiliations

Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, Connecticut


The Center for Occupational Medicine
Norristown, Pennsylvania

Dana Parish Corporation
Reading, Pennsylvania

Lukens Steel Corporation
Coatesville, Pennsylvania

NovaCare, Incorporated
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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”

“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


  • 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


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

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

131 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut, 06880


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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, face lift and eyelid surgery. Her office is located in Westport and serves Fairfield, Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Shelton, Darien, Redding and Monroe.

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