Dr. Ernest Chiu, MD

Dr. Ernest Chiu, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ernest Chiu, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

240 E 38th St

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Breast Diseases
more than 84% of peers
more than 74% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
more than 72% of peers

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Facial Palsy
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Scars
  • Skin Aging
  • Wounds
  • Wrinkles


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Nyu Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Langone Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Meml Sloan Kettering Canc Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Langone Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chiu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chiu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chiu to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Chiu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
New York, NY |
Dr. Chiu literally gave my daughter her life back. She had a back fusion by another doctor, which was orthopedically successful, but her body started rejecting the stitches. She had an open wound for 2.5 months that would not close. Dr. Chiu took her back into the OR, cleaned out the reactive stitches, closed her back up, and it has been nothing short of a miracle. I can't recommend Dr. Chiu highly enough. So far, it has been a spectacular outcome.
in Stony Brook, NY |
I was suffering from debilitating occipital neuralgia for over two years. I met Doctor Chiu at NYU and he literally gave me my life back. On July 31 of 2017 he performed Occipital Nerve Decompression Surgery. The operation was nothing short of a miracle. I have been pain free since that day onward. I would highly recommend that anyone suffering from occipital nerve damage or pain make an appointment with Dr. Chiu. He is a fantastic surgeon and a great person.
It has been five months since my keloid removal and I am thoroughly pleased. Dr. Chiu is very knowledgable and patient . He explained my options for removing my keloids and ultimately we decided that surgery was the best course of action. I have lived with keloids for years and this was the first time that I really sought some type of help. I am glad I found Dr. Chiu. I highly recommend going to him for your keloid needs.
in New York, NY |
I recently lost 130lbs within a one year period. This necessitated abdominal skin reduction surgery. Dr. Chiu and his team were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. They worked with my insurance company on my behalf. The surgical result was much better than I ever hoped. I always felt that Dr. Chiu had only my best interests at heart. He came highly recommended by Doctors and nurses that I know, I can fully understand why.
in New York, NY |
Unbelievably talented physician and caring compassionate human being. Performed a reconstructive procedure on my nose after Mohs surgery and it looks great after 2 months and will only get better over time. Takes his time with each patient, explains everything clearly and follows up after surgery. My experience could not have been better.
in Passaic, NJ |
Dr. Ernest Chiu has provided me with excellent care for treatment of a serious gaping MRSA foot wound for the past 6 months in the Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center. He has always been professional with a pleasant, positive and upbeat demeanor. Thank you, Rabbi Yitzchak Weinberg, Passaic, NJ
in New York, NY |
He was very straightforward and made me completely confident in the procedure from the start. He was very knowledgeable answered all my questions before I could even ask them. Between him and his staff I ended up just being completely excited and ready for my breast reduction. The surgery itself was easy as I was very happily distracted before going under and then I woke up already armed with my aftercare instructions and medicines ready to go. I'm extremely happy with the results (HH->C)
in Bohemia, NY |
The expertise and professionalism of Dr Chiu is unsurpassed.
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Dr. Chiu accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chiu has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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