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Mehran Habibi, M.D.

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Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Languages: English, Farsi

Expertise: 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

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Breast Center Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-550-5900

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


4940 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Phone: 410-550-1226

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station


10753 Falls Road Pavilion II Suite 145 Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 map


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


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

Centers & Institutes



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


  • St Luke's University Hospital / Surgery (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

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