Skip Navigation
Search Menu
Find an Expert


Photo of Dr. Mehran Habibi

Mehran Habibi, M.D.

Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Male  | Languages: English, Farsi

Appointment Phone


Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Out-of-State & International Patients +
Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

Learn more about our out-of-state patient services »

International Patients

Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

Learn more about our international patient services »


  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-550-1226

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-1226

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-8282

601 N. Caroline Street
Breast Center
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-5900

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-1226

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-1226

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-8282

Green Spring Station
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 145
Baltimore, MD 21093 map


Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer and Pregnancy, General Surgery, Male Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Oncoplastic Breast Conservation Surgery, Sarcoma, Sentinel Node Biopsy

Research Interests

New Breast Cancer Technologies; Breast Cancer Immunotherapy; Breast Cancer Vaccines; Breast, Thyroid and Gastrointestinal Cancers


Mehran Habibi, M.D. is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Bayview campus and co-director of the Second Opinion Cancer Surgery Program. He specializes in breast surgical oncology, with an emphasis on compassionate patient care and personalized surgical treatment for breast cancer patients. Dr. Habibi was fellowship trained in breast surgical oncology. His expertise includes complex breast cancer cases including male breast cancer, sarcoma, rare tumors and breast cancer in pregnancy and young patients.

Dr. Habibi received his medical degree in Tehran and his MBA at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He completed his internship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, his surgical residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA, and a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as assistant professor of surgery in 2007. His research involves new surgical techniques and adjuvant therapies for fighting breast cancer, better detection and identification of cancers, and outcomes research dealing with caregiving and survivorship. Dr. Habibi's work has been published in several medical journals, including American Journal of Oncology Review and The American Surgeon. more

Featured Video

Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Islamic Azad University - Tehran Branch / MD (1996)


    • St Luke's Hospital / Surgery (2005)


    • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (2007)


    • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Cancer surgery with special interest in breast, thyroid and minimally-invasive colorectal cancer surgeries

    Selected Publications

    Julia A. Beaver; Danijela Jelovac; Sasidharan Balukrishna; Rory L. Cochran; Sarah Croessmann; Daniel J. Zabransky; Hong Yuen Wong; Patricia Valda Toro; Justin Cidado; Brian G. Blair; et al. Detection of cancer DNA in plasma of patients with early-stage breast cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. 2014;20(10):2643-2650.

    Amanda Roberts; Mehran Habibi; Kevin D. Frick. Cost-effectiveness of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for prevention of contralateral breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21(7):2209-2217.

    Maciej Kmieciak; Andrea Worschech; Hooman Nikizad; Madhu Gowda; Mehran Habibi; Amy Depcrynski; Ena Wang; Kamar Godder; Shawn E. Holt; Francesco M. Marincola; et al. CD4+ T cells inhibit the neu-specific CD8+ T-cell exhaustion during the priming phase of immune responses against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2011;126(2):385-394.

    Matthew J. Czarny; Grant V. Chow; Daniel S. Rhee; Joel Fradin; Jessica Colburn; Mehran Habibi; Ilene Browner. Sarcoma of the Chest Wall: A Rare Tumor. American Journal of Medicine. 2010;123(2):e7-e8.

    Mehran Habibi; MacIej Kmieciak; Laura Graham; Johanna K. Morales; Harry D. Bear; Masoud H. Manjili. Radiofrequency thermal ablation of breast tumors combined with intralesional administration of IL-7 and IL-15 augments anti-tumor immune responses and inhibits tumor development and metastasis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2009;114(3):423-431.

    Habibi, M. and Bear, H.D. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Operable Breast Cancer: Lessons from NSABP B-27. Amer.J Hem./Onc. 5 (10, Suppl. 9): 1-5, 2006.

    LB Riley, A Maggitti, M Habibi, DC Desai. Springer. A new approach to paracrine-based immunotherapy using radiofrequency ablated tissue with fluorescein as a surrogate marker. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2004.

    Habibi, M., Obesity surgery Book Review, Current Surgery, 2004;61.6: 552-553.

    Habibi, M., Common breast lesions: a photographic guide to diagnosis and treatment Book Review, Current Surgery, 2004; 61.4: 359-360.

    Hadi Najafian; Mehran Habibi; Terrance Reilly. Hepatic portal vein gas: Clinical features and outcomes. American Surgeon. 2003;69(6):526-529.

    "Nonsurgical therapies for the gut and abdominal cavity" Book Review, M. Habibi MD, Current Surgery; 2002; 59.4: 400-40

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Best Surgical Resident Poster Presentation, Keystone Chapter – American College of Surgeons, 2003
    • Resident Achievement Award for Best Academic Performance, St. Luke’s Hospital, 2003
    • Best Surgical Resident Oral Presentation, Keystone Chapter – American College of Surgeons, 2004
    • Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award, The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2004
    • Commission on Cancer, Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) Achievement Award, 2005


    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Association of Cancer research
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Baltimore Business Journal: Johns Hopkins Bayview opening new breast cancer center

    Johns Hopkins Bayview News: Rebuilding After Breast Cancer

Is This You? Edit Profile