Dr. Alain Polynice in Albany, NY

Alain Polynice, M.D.
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Alain Polynice, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Polynice completed his training in Plastic Surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following his plastic surgery training, Dr. Polynice completed a traveling fellowship throughout the United States, Australia, Asia, Europe and South America. Having learned advanced techniques during his travels, Dr. Alain Polynice brings to the Williams Center for Excellence cutting edge procedures in breast enhancement and body contouring.

RealSelf Top DoctorDr. Polynice’s international background and training also give him a keen insight into the needs of patients across many cultural lines. He is fluent in both French and Spanish. Dr. Polynice has published several articles for peer reviewed journals and has written chapters for medical text books as well as educational chapters on emedicine.com. He is the author of: “Your Complete Guide to Breast Reduction and Breast Lifts”, a comprehensive review for women considering breast surgery.

Dr. Alain Polynice attended medical school at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, one of only five such universities in the world ratified by the Vatican. He then completed his training in general surgery with an internship in Toulouse, France and residency training at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island New York. He then went on to do a specialized fellowship in burn care at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell medical Center in New York City. There he learned cutting edge techniques in managing burn victims and caring for burn scars. Dr. Alain Polynice was featured in Time Magazines Heroes of Medicine issue. Dr. Polynice then went on to the Mayo Clinic to pursue advanced specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Very active in education and resident training, Dr. Polynice is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and he is Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College.

Here are a few of the procedures that Dr. Polynice performs:



New York State Medical License Number 205376


American Board of Plastic Surgery -2002
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Recertified -2012


2005- Present
Private Practice
Williams Plastic Surgery Specialists
1072 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham NY 12110
2001- 2009
Private Practice
Polynice plastic Surgery
5 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
2005- Present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College
2007- Present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Albany Medical Center Hospital


2006- Present
Attending Physician
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
2005- Present
Attending Physician
Albany Memorial Hospital
Albany, NY
2005- Present
Attending Physician
St Peters Hospital
Albany, NY
2001- 2011
Attending Physician
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center Manhattan
New York, New York


Pontifical Catholic University
Santiago Dominican Republic
Medical Doctor


Columbia University Hospital/Harlem Hospital
New York, New York
General Surgery Residency
North Shore University Hospital- Manhasset, New York
General Surgery Residency
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York
Burn Fellowship
Mayo Clinic-Rochester, Minnesota
Plastic Surgery Residency
Traveling Fellowship
Australia, Asia, Europe


American Society of Plastic Surgeons
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society
American Burn Association


Preferences of healthy inner city women and the surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer
Am Surg 2007 March, 73(3)215-21.
Fontana V, Castro T, Polynice A
Your Complete Guide to Breast Reduction and Breast Lifts
Polynice, A and Smith, A
Addicus Books, Inc. Omaha, NE; 2006
The Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap
Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery
On-line textbook, eMedicine, Inc., 2001
Polynice A, Pontius AT
Free Jejunal Tissue Transfer in Head and neck Reconstruction
Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery
On-line textbook, eMedicine, Inc., 2001
Polynice A, Buchel EW
Sarcoidosis of the breast: case report and chart review
Am Surg 1995 Sept, 61 (9):778-80
Donaldson BA, Ploynice A, Oluwole S
Histologic assessment of low- voltage electrical burns:Experimental study with pigskin
J Burn Care Rehabil 1994 Jul-Aug, 15(4)328-34
Rouge D, Polynice A, et al.


Autologous Breast Reconstruction. A Hands-On Cadaver Workshop
June 4-5, 2010
Course Director
“Breast Reconstruction: Traditional TRAM (Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flaps), Unipedicled, Bipedicled and Supercharged” – Speaker
St. Louis University, St. Louis MO

2nd Annual Ward J. Dunnican Memorial
2011 Conference on Bariatrics and Nurtrition
September 16, 2011
“Body Contouring in Post Bariatric Patients” – Guest Lecturer, Albany, New York

Publications by Dr. Alain Polynice

Repair of Recurrent Ventral Hernias using Tissue Expansion and
Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix


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