Dr. Alrakan is an aesthetic surgery fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During his residency, he learned complex cancer and trauma reconstruction at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/The Johns Hopkins Hospital and craniofacial reconstruction at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland, as well as aesthetic and cosmetic surgery from the top plastic surgeons in the region. While at Johns Hopkins, he also completed an additional two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of hand and face transplantation.
After completing his residency in plastic surgery, Dr. Alrakan completed an additional one-year clinical fellowship in aesthetic and plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During this fellowship, Dr. Alrakan furthered his skills in plastic surgery, learning state-of-the-art techniques used for aesthetic and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body.
Dr. Alrakan has authored several peer-reviewed publications in the field of plastic surgery and received multiple awards and honors, including the Clifford C. Snyder, MD, Award (Co-Author); JK Hardesty Award from the U.S. Plastic Surgery Research Council (Co-Author); and the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) Career Enrichment Award (Co-Author). In 2014 he received the Outstanding Award for his role as the lead fellow for the pre-clinical face transplant project and for his achievements at Johns Hopkins.