Dr. Kayan was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she received her BA with Honors in Human Biology from Stanford in 2003, then went on to receive her MD in 2007, also from Stanford. She moved to St. Louis to complete a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Washington University in 2012. She is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kayan also holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Minnesota helping to train plastic surgery fellows and residents in the operating room and clinical settings. Dr. Kayan was named by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine as one of the Top Doctors Rising Stars in 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as by Minnesota Monthly as a Top Doctor in 2018 and a Top Doctor for Women in 2019.