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Bara Zuhaili, M.D.

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4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Languages: English, Arabic


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Ablation, Angioplasty, Aortic Stent-Grafts/Endografts, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Arterial Ultrasound, Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF), Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenting, Carotid Body Tumors, Carotid Endarterectomy, Claudication, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Diabetic Wound Care , Dialysis Access, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Endovascular Interventions, Endovascular Stent Grafts, Endovascular Therapies, Femoral Artery Aneurysms, General Vascular Surgery, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Revascularization, Lower Extremity Stenting, Mesenteric Arterial Insufficiency, Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Ablation, Non-Invasive Diagnostics, Peripheral Angiography, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Popliteal Artery Aneurysms, Redo Lower Extremity Vascular Reconstruction, Renal Artery Disease, Stroke Prevention, Subclavian Steal Syndrome, Subclavian Stenosis, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Ultrasound, Venous Access more

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Howard County General Hospital - The Medical Arts Building

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5165
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 103
Columbia, MD 21044 map


Bara Zuhaili is an assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins and a vascular surgeon, practicing at Howard County General Hospital.

Dr. Zuhaili received his medical degree from Damascus Medical School in Syria. He began his preliminary residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical school and went on to complete his general surgery residency at Berkshire Medical Center. He completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Michigan State vascular program at McLaren Regional Hospital. more


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, University of Damascus (2005)


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital / General Surgery (2011)
  • Berkshire Medical Center / General Surgery (2014)


  • McLaren Regional Medical Center / Vascular Surgery (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2017)
  • American Board of Surgery / Vascular Surgery (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Giuliano, Katherine. Zuhaili, Bara. Surgical management of the swollen lower extremity. J Phlebol Lymphol. 2019; 12(1):1-3

Molnar, Robert. Zuhaili, Baraa (2017). Carotid angioplasty and stenting (chapter 1) in Endovascular and Open Vascular reconstruction, A practical approach (p 3-8). CRC Press

Zuhaili B, Molnar R, Malhotra N. The endovascular management of a 3.5-cm gastroduodenal artery aneurysm presenting with gastritis and recurrent pancreatitis. Avicenna J Med. 2017 Jul-Sep;7(3):130-132

Zuhaili B, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Fossum M, Reish R, Schmidt B, Pomahac B, Eriksson E. Meshed skin grafts placed upside down can take if desiccation is prevented. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar;125(3):855-65

Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Hackl F, Waisbren E, Canseco JA, Verma KD, Eriksson E, Yao F. Modulation of scarring in a liquid environment in the Yorkshire pig. Wound Repair Regen. 2009 Nov-Dec;17(6):806-16

Bara Zuhaili, Omar Al-Nouri, Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Mahmoud B. Malas. Building a Clinical Practice at Other Sites: Community-Affiliated Sites of Practice (chapter 17) in Building a Clinical Practice. S. Wang, A. W. Beck (eds), (p 161-167) Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Activities & Honors


  • Tufts Medical School Excellence Teaching Citation, 2010 - 2011
  • Robert Tracy Award for Excellence in Vascular Surgery, Berkshire Medical Center, 2014
  • Annual Research Award, 18th Annual Community Research Forum: FAME Symposium (Flint, Michigan), 2016


  • Society for Vascular Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons


Videos & Media

Q&A - Peripheral Arterial Disease

Q&A - Carotid Artery Disease

Q&A - Carotid Artery Disease Surgery

Q&A - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms amd Screening

Q&A - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

Q&A - Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms

Q&A - Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose Vein Treatment

Lectures and Presentations

  • Presentation
    The incidence of carotid stent fracture and concerns regarding stent durability over time, 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (06/08/2016)
  • Recurrent carotid in-stent re-stenosis in radiated neck with prior neck dissection
    Lecture, Challenging Case Symposium, 44th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (03/12/2016)
    Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular-open hybrid approach to exclude bilateral iliac and right hypogastric arteries aneurysms
    Lecture, Michigan Vascular Society Annual Meeting, Novi, MI (02/11/2016)
  • Aorta and renal artery endarterectomy with bovine patch arterioplasty for intermittent claudication via retroperitoneal approach
    Lecture, 3rd Annual International Aortic Summit, Aruba (02/11/2015)
  • Stent Fractures and Restenosis Rates after Carotid Artery Stenting
    Lecture, 38th Midwestern Vascular Society Annual Meeting, Iowa (09/04/2014)
  • Basement membrane formation after transplantation of skin to full thickness wounds
    Lecture, 18th Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society SAWC/WHS Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA (04/24/2008)
  • Gene transfer of Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) improves wound healing in diabetic full-thickness porcine wounds
    Lecture, The 62nd Annual Session of the Surgical Forum 2007 Clinical Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana (10/07/2007)

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