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Mehran Habibi, M.D.

Mehran Habibi, M.D.

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4.8out of 5
52 Ratings
  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Languages: English, Farsi


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

Research Interests

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

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-8282
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1513
201 N. Broadway
Breast Health Services
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8964

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1513
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 145
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 map


As the founding director of Johns Hopkins Breast Center at Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Habibi focuses on providing a patient centered, individualized plan of care for each patient he treats, and he utilizes the latest advancements in the field for the best care of the patients. As a Surgeon scientist and Innovator, he has expertise in surgical management of all aspects of malignant and benign diseases of the breast. 

His clinical specialties include

  • Advanced techniques for nipple-sparing mastectomies
  • Hidden scar and Oncoplastic techniques in breast conserving surgery
  • Esthetic flat closure
  • Risk reducing surgery for patients with strong family history and high risk for breast cancer
  • Wire free tumor localization
  • Pain free sentinel node injection
  • Intraoperative assessment of margin status in breast conserving surgery using MarginProbe
  • Intraoperative Tumor marking for the most accurate pathologic evaluation
  • Advanced management of the axilla to minimize the axillary dissection
  • Management of Male Breast Cancer
  • Management of breast cancer in young patients and breast cancer during the pregnancy

His research activities are directly related to improving the patient outcomes, increasing the efficiency and personalizing the care by studying the genes of the tumor and the relationships between the Microbes in the body and breast cancer.

He has presented and published his work in a variety of peer reviewed journals and has been invited to give lectures and grand rounds in national and international conferences. He also frequently travels overseas to do surgeries for Johns Hopkins International. He has been invited as faculty for Masterclass in Advanced Oncoplastic course by Hologic company.

The journey from the diagnosis to the treatment and survival of breast cancer can be a complex task. Dr. Habibi has been fortunate to work with the same group of dedicated professionals in his practice for almost a decade, which make the patient’s experience as smooth as possible.

In similar fashion to the practice core, Dr. Habibi utilizes the vast network of world class expertise here at Johns Hopkins in the form of multidisciplinary format from Medical and radiation oncology to plastic surgery and others to provide the most comprehensive, yet individualized plan of care for each patient.

He believes that “Every patient deserves a unique treatment strategy, and we care for them like we do for our family”. more


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

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  • MD; Islamic Azad University Medical Sciences-Tehran Branch (1996)


  • Surgery; St Luke's University Hospital (2005)


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (2007)

Board Certifications

  • 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

Activities & Honors


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


  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Cancer research

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

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

Johns Hopkins Bayview News: Rebuilding After Breast Cancer

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

  • 4.9 Provider Explained Things Clearly
  • 4.8 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 4.6 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 4.8 Provider Showed Respect
  • 4.9 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.7 Overall Rating by Patient


4.8 out of 5 (52 Ratings, 24 Comments)
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