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Jillian L. Fortier, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Academic Office Location:
Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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Surgery

Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Fortier, a female plastic surgeon, is thrilled to return to her roots at UConn Health. Though born and raised in Connecticut, she completed her plastic surgery training in the greater Boston area at the renowned Lahey Clinic, as well as training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital under the guidance of internationally respected plastic surgery practitioners. She is a strong believer that when one feels confident about their appearance, this positively affects their self-awareness and attitude which permeates every aspect of their life. Whether you are facing a cancer operation or fighting the physical effects of aging on your body, Dr. Fortier is interested in helping you to improve your function and aesthetic appearance to make you feel whole and restored again. She thrives in helping every patient achieve their goals, no matter how trivial or complicated their concerns may be. She combines the highest standards of professionalism and surgical excellence with a keen artistic vision and compassion. She especially enjoys partaking in international surgical mission trips, and most recently traveled to the Philippines with Operation Smile to provide surgical treatment for children with cleft lip and palate deformities.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Providence CollegeBiology
M.D.UConn School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUConn School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
ResidencyLahey Clinic Medical CenterPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Operation Smile Resident Leadership ProgramOperation Smile
Departmental Honors in Surgery Sub-Internship, Critical Care, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry ClerkshipsUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Faculty Award for Overall Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dr. Frank and Florence Marino ScholarshipProvidence College
Stephen J. Ryan, MD, Distinguished Student AwardProvidence College
Barry Goldwater Scholar, Recognized for Excellence in Natural Sciences, Engineering and MathematicsBarry Goldwater Scholar and Excellence in Education Foundation
Scholar at Sea ScholarshipNational Society of Collegiate Scholars
Big East Athletics Academic All-AmericanBig East Athletics Conference
Dean's ScholarshipProvidence College

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Skin Grafting
    Fortier JL, Castiglione CL and Guo L. Interventional Treatment of Wounds – A Modern Approach for Better Outcomes 2017 Jan;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
The case of the missing penny: thoracoscopic removal of a mediastinal coin. (Video presentation)Talk99th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons2013Washington, D.C.
The case of the missing penny: thoracoscopic removal of a mediastinal coinPosterInternational Pediatric Endosurgery Group Annual Congress2013Beijing, China
Surgical site occurrence and hernia recurrence following different techniques of component separation for complex ventral hernia repair. (Poster presentation and invited podium presentation)PosterAbdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference2013Washington, D.C.
Use of a novel system to achieve delayed primary fascial closure following abdominal catastropheTalkUniversity of Connecticut General Surgery Residency Research Day2011Farmington, CT
Long-term outcomes after laparoscopic colectomy in the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitisTalkAnnual Meeting of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons2009Hollywood, FL
Life Events, Risk Factors, Depression and Follow-Up Counseling Compliance in an Inner-City Adolescent PopulationPosterAnnual Meeting of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association2005Washington D.C.