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Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChB

Amir Hossein Dorafshar, MBChB
Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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443-997-9466

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Expertise

Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniofacial Surgery, Craniosynostosis, Dentofacial Deformities, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Trauma, Jaw Surgery, Microsurgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders, Plastic Surgery, Reconstruction After Cancer

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes in facial trauma; Tissue engineering; Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation; Regenerating vascularized bone using bio-active scaffolds

Biography

Dr. Dorafshar joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2009 and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Clinical Co-Director of the Face Transplant Program. He earned his medical degree from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and completed a research fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine in Vascular Surgery. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery through consecutive residency programs at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr.  Dorafshar completed a clinical fellowship in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Dr. Dorafshar specializes in microvascular reconstruction, adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery and microsurgery for congenital, oncological, or traumatic conditions. In addition, facial reanimation, orthognathic surgery and aesthetic facial surgery are his areas of expertise.

In 2012, Dr. Dorafshar was recognized by the House of Delegates and Senate of Maryland for helping lead a team of surgeons in the most extensive transplant completed to date, including total face, double jaw and tongue. In addition, the World Society of Reconstructive  Microsurgery and the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation awarded Dr. Dorafshar the “Best Normal” and Clinical Case Award for his work in facial transplantation. Dr. Dorafshar has recently received the Academic Scholar Award from the American Association of  Plastic Surgeons as one of the most promising young academic surgeons in the US. Dr. Dorafshar has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles in basic and clinical sciences, and authored a number of book chapters in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the  American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Association of Academic Chairs of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and a Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.

 

 

 

 

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Specialty Fellow, 2012-present
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Associate Member, 2011-present
  • Association of Academic Chairs of Plastic Surgery, Associate Member, 2010-present
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, Active Member, 2008-present
  • American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgeons, Candidate Member, 2008-present 
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Active Member, 2008-present

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Manchester ( Manchester) (2000)

    Residencies

    • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine/Plastic Surgery ( Chicago IL ) (2009)
    • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine/General Surgery ( Chicago IL ) (2006)

    Fellowships

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Plastic Surgery ( Baltimore MD ) (2010)
    • UCLA School of Medicine/Vascular Surgery ( Los Angeles CA ) (2003)

    Certifications

    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2011)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=DetailsSearch&term=Dorafshar+AH
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  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2004 Nominee for Residents Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

    2009 Jan Best Reconstructive/Burn Award, Prospective randomized study comparing gauze suction negative pressure wound therapy with standard vacuum assisted closure device, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference, Austin, Texas

    2009 Feb Best Paper Prize, Lateral iliac crest chimera flap: utility of the ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex vessels, Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction in Adults and Children Symposium, San Diego, California

    2009 Apr 2nd Prize for Best Clinical Paper, Prospective randomized study comparing gauze suction negative would pressure therapy with standard vacuum assisted closure device, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois

    2009 Jun American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Biomet Resident Scholar Award

    2012 House Resolution 437, Maryland House of Delegates, awarded for leading the multidisciplinary team of surgeons completing the most extensive full-face transplant to date on March 20, 2012.

    2012 Senate Resolution 677, Senate of Maryland, awarded for leading the multidisciplinary team of surgeons completing the most extensive full-face transplant to date on March 20, 2012.

    2012 Nov Best Clinical Paper Award, Total Face, Double Jaw and Tongue Transplantation: An Evolutionary Concept. American Society of Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, Illinois
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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-287-6012
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
    Fax: 410-502-3092
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    Department/Division

    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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