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Ali Al-Attar, M.D.

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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery more


Affiliates in Plastic Surgery

Appointment Phone: 301-232-3000
4701 Randolph Rd
Ste 201
Rockville, MD 20852 map
Phone: 301-232-3000 | Fax: 301-232-3333

Affiliates in Plastic Surgery

4660 Kenmore Ave
Ste 220
Alexandria, VA 22304 map
Phone: 703-888-2034 | Fax: 703-888-2095

Affiliates in Plastic Surgery

Appointment Phone: 703-832-4000
6801 Whittier Ave.
Suite 301
McLean, VA 22101 map
Phone: 703-832-4000


Dr. Ali Al-Attar is a plastic surgeon affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Al-Attar is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He practices out of the Affiliates in Plastic Surgery, located in Rockville, Maryland; Alexandria, Virginia; and McLean, Virginia.

Dr. Al-Attar has an expertise in breast reconstruction after cancer and aesthetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and abdomen.

Dr. Al-Attar earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in plastic surgery. He completed a fellowship in aesthetic plastic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and returned to Georgetown University Hospital to complete a fellowship in breast plastic surgery.

Dr. Al-Attar has contributed to over 20 peer-reviewed articles in various journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine and Annals of Plastic Surgery. He has also presented his work at national meetings and received grant support for his research from the Department of the Army’s Breast Cancer Research Program and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2004)


  • Plastic Surgey; MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center (2010)


  • Plastic Surgey; Lenox Hill Hospital (2011)
  • Breast & Asthetic Surgery; MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Al-Attar has received grant support for his research from the Department of the Army’s Breast Cancer Research Program and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation.

Selected Publications

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Spear SL, Sher SR, Al-Attar A, Pittman T. "Applications of acellular dermal matrix in revision breast reconstruction surgery." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan;133(1):1-10. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000436810.88659.36.

Spear SL, Sinkin JC, Al-Attar A. "Porcine acellular dermal matrix (strattice) in primary and revision cosmetic breast surgery." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):1140-8. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182865d0c.

Spear SL, Albino FP, Al-Attar A. "Repairing the high-riding nipple with reciprocal transposition flaps." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4):687-9. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182818a24.

Spear SL, Albino FP, Al-Attar A. "Classification and management of the postoperative, high-riding nipple." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jun;131(6):1413-21. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31828bd3e0.

Spear SL, Sher SR, Al-Attar A. "Focus on technique: supporting the soft-tissue envelope in breast reconstruction." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5 Suppl 2):89S-94S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182625852.

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