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Ryan P. Chastant, MD

A native of Lafayette, Dr. Ryan Chastant returns home after extensive medical training in New York City. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dr. Chastant worked for six years as a surgical technologist at Lafayette General Medical Center before attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2005. During this period, he volunteered at Faith House for Battered and Abused Women. He completed his residency at Tulane University School of Medicine and, most recently, completed fellowship training under Andrew Jacono, MD, FACS, a renowned facial plastic and reconstructive specialist at the prestigious Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Chastant has long been an active supporter of community outreach organizations such as Miles for Miles supporting Miles Perret Cancer Services. He recently applied his training and passion for reconstructive surgery as part of a medial mission trip to Santa Marta, Columbia where he worked on patients with cleft lip/palate issues and to Ecuador where he helped children born with malformed ears and a disease called microtia. Dr. Chastant is the son of Dr. Bradley Chastant, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, and extends a long and distinguished line of doctors serving Acadiana, which began with his paternal grandfather. He is delighted to be able to work side by side with his father and to return home to the people and culture that he loves so dearly.

Education

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (1999-2004)
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    Doctor of Medicine (2005-2009)

Postdoctoral Training

  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    Resident, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2009-2014)
  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York City, NY
    Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2014-2015)

Research Experience

Cellular and Developmental Biology of Sea Anemones –
Special Interests in Reparative Characteristics of Tactile Hair Cells
Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dr. Glen Watson – Faculty Researcher

Publications/Presentations

  • Carter JM, Chastant R, Johnson B, Friedlander P, Aslam R, Retropharyngeal Lipona Presenting as Airway Obstruction.
    Presented at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ
    Also published in October 2013 ENTToday Case of the Month
  • Carter JM, Lipin R., Chastant R, Vigne K, Friedlander P, Pathology Quiz Case: Submandibular Swelling: Small Cell Carcinoma of the Submandibular Gland. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug 1;139(8);853-854.
  • Winters R, Chastant R, Graham H, What is the Optimal Timing for Repair of Isolated Orbital Blow-out Fractures? Laryngoscope. 2014 Mar;124(3);585-586
  • Published studies in the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times and Health Day

Meetings/Courses Attended

  • Louisiana State University Cadaveric Sinus Anatomy Course, New Orleans, LA
  • Stryker Maxillofacial Trauma Course, New Orleans, LA
  • Emory Temporal Bone Anatomy Course, Atlanta, GA
  • AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Community Involvement

  • Mission trip to Atoyec, Mexico Community Based Clinic
  • Miles for Miles
  • Faith House for Battered and Abused Women
  • Tiger Camp
  • BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) day
  • Medical Mission Trip – Santa Marta, Colombia
    Craniofacial Surgery with emphasis on Cleft lip/palate care

Professional Societies

  • Student Member, American Medical Association
  • Student Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Resident Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Resident Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

License

  • New York
  • Louisiana

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (2016)

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