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Authors > Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD, FACS

Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD, FACS is a plastic surgeon at Georgetown University Hospital in  Washington, DC. He is the volume editor of Plastic Surgery, 4th Edition, Volume 5: Breast and the author of  Toolbox for Autologous Breast Reconstruction, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 1st Edition.


Dr. Nahabedian received his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine, after which he completed a plastic surgery residency and fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is formerly a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, he was the Director of the Center for Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.


Dr. Nahabedian has conducted numerous clinical research projects, published extensively in the fields of breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and microsurgery, and presented his work at numerous local, national, and international meetings. His primary area of interest involves breast reconstruction with perforator flaps that include the DIEP, SGAP, and SIEA flaps. He also performs prosthetic reconstruction on a regular basis. Dr. Nahabedian is actively involved in developing and promoting many innovative strategies that include nipple sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery, and the use of acellular dermal matrices. He has performed over 1,000 breast reconstructions using flaps as well as over 600 reconstructions using implants.


Dr. Nahabedian has published over 100 scientific manuscripts, prepared 34 book chapters, edited five textbooks, and delivered over 600 presentations on topics related to plastic surgery of the breast. Dr. Nahabedian is the current section editor for breast surgery with the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and also serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Plastic Surgery and the Breast Journal. He is the co-chairman for three national symposia that include the Santa Fe Breast and Body Contouring Symposia, Complications in Plastic Surgery, and the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference.

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