Hani Sbitany, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Director, Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction,
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer

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  • 1997-2001 Cornell University, B.A. Microbiology
  • 2001-2005 Columbia University, M.D.
  • 2005-2008 Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Resident General Surgery
  • 2008-2010 Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Resident Plastic Surgery
  • 2010-2011 University of Pennsylvania, Fellow Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2012

Dr. Hani Sbitany is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. He performs post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, including microsurgical free tissue transfer, implant-based techniques, and fat grafting. He is trained in reconstructive microsurgery, and performs the most advanced procedures for restoring form and function after breast cancer surgery. In addition, he performs surgical reconstruction for defects of the head and neck, torso, arms and legs. Other areas of expertise include reconstruction after skin cancer removal, and general plastic and reconstructive surgery. In cosmetic surgery, Dr. Sbitany's focus is surgical rejuvenation of the face, breasts and torso.

Dr. Sbitany's research focuses on optimizing outcomes and safety of techniques for fat transfer to the breast, following mastectomy or breast conservation treatment for breast cancer.

Most recent publications from a total of 50
  1. Piper ML, Esserman LJ, Sbitany H, Peled AW. Outcomes Following Oncoplastic Reduction Mammoplasty: A Systematic Review. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 May; 76 Suppl 3:S222-6. View in PubMed
  2. El-Sabawi B, Carey JN, Hagopian TM, Sbitany H, Patel KM. Radiation and breast reconstruction: Algorithmic approach and evidence-based outcomes. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun; 113(8):906-12. View in PubMed
  3. Wong A, Lee S, Nathan NS, Wang F, Hansen SL, Harris HW, Sbitany H. Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use following Ventral Hernia Repair with Placement of Surgical Drains Reduces the Postoperative Surgical-Site Infection Rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan; 137(1):285-94. View in PubMed
  4. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Tissue Expander Reconstruction After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Defining the Effects of Coverage Technique on Nipple/Areola Preservation. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jan; 77(1):17-24. View in PubMed
  5. Wang F, Peled AW, Chin R, Fowble B, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The Impact of Radiation Therapy, Lymph Node Dissection, and Hormonal Therapy on Outcomes of Tissue Expander-Implant Exchange in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan; 137(1):1-9. View in PubMed
  6. Wong A, Lee S, Nathan NS, Wang F, Hansen SL, Harris HW, Sbitany H. Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use Following Ventral Hernia Repair with Placement of Surgical Drains Reduces Postoperative Surgical Site Infection Rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct; 136(4 Suppl):12-3. View in PubMed
  7. Xu X, Wilschut KJ, Kouklis G, Tian H, Hesse R, Garland C, Sbitany H, Hansen S, Seth R, Knott PD, Hoffman WY, Pomerantz JH. Human Satellite Cell Transplantation and Regeneration from Diverse Skeletal Muscles. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Sep 8; 5(3):419-34. View in PubMed
  8. Piper M, Irwin C, Sbitany H. Pediatric lower extremity sarcoma reconstruction: A review of limb salvage procedures and outcomes. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Jan; 69(1):91-6. View in PubMed
  9. Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4. View in PubMed
  10. Wang F, Amara D, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Negative Genetic Testing Does Not Deter Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Younger Patients with Greater Family Histories of Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(10):3338-45. View in PubMed
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