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
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fat Grafting
  • General Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery

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 48
  1. 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
  2. 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 Sep 11. View in PubMed
  3. Wang F, Warren Peled A, Chin R, Fowble B, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H The Impact of Radiation, Lymph Node Dissection, and Hormonal Therapy on Outcomes of Tissue Expander-Implant Exchange in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep 10. View in PubMed
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Peled AW, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ Expanding the Indications for Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Is It Safe for Patients with Locally Advanced Disease? Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul 14. View in PubMed
  9. Koltz PF, Frey JD, Sbitany H, Bell DE, Iannuzzi JC, Song DH, Langstein HN Employment Satisfaction in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Its Influence on Graduating Residents in an Evolving Health Care Climate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul; 136(1):96e-105e. View in PubMed
  10. Piper M, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Esserman LJ, Price ER Comparison of Mammographic Findings Following Oncoplastic Mammoplasty and Lumpectomy Without Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):65-71. View in PubMed
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