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Hani Sbitany, MD


Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF


Phone: (415) 353-9985
UCSF Box 1676

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Cornell University, BA, 05/2001, Microbiology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 05/2005, Medicine

Professional Experience

  • 7/2005–6/2008
    General Surgery Residency, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • 7/2008-6/2010
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochster, NY
  • 7/2010-6/2011
    Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 7/2012-present
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2009
    "The Joseph M. Serletti, MD Resident Award" For Excellence in Academic Plastic Surgery.

Selected Publications

  1. Sbitany H. Reply: A further strategy for managing intraoperative venous congestion in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar; 131(3):436e-7e.
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  2. Sbitany H, Mirzabeigi MN, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM. Strategies for recognizing and managing intraoperative venous congestion in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Apr; 129(4):809-15.
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  3. Sbitany H, Serletti JM. Acellular dermis-assisted prosthetic breast reconstruction: a systematic and critical review of efficacy and associated morbidity. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec; 128(6):1162-9.
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  4. Mirzabeigi MN, Au A, Jandali S, Natoli N, Sbitany H, Serletti JM. Trials and tribulations with the inferior gluteal artery perforator flap in autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec; 128(6):614e-24e.
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  5. Sbitany H, Langstein HN. Acellular dermal matrix in primary breast reconstruction. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Sep; 31(7 Suppl):30S-7S.
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  6. Mirzabeigi MN, Valerio IL, Sbitany H, Stofman GM. A novel minimally invasive technique for components separation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Aug; 128(2):99e-101e.
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  7. Mirzabeigi MN, Sbitany H, Jandali S, Serletti JM. The role of postoperative antibiotics in reducing biofilm-related capsular contracture in augmentation mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul; 128(1):34e-5e.
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  8. Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Myers RP, Shaw RB, Patel N, Girotto JA. Reduction mammaplasty in the adolescent female: the URMC experience. Int J Surg. 2011; 9(3):229-32.
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  9. Koltz PF, Bloom J, Sbitany H, Fargione RA, Girotto JA. Assessment of growth profiles in cleft children and adolescents. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec; 126(6):301e-302e.
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  10. Sbitany H. An alternative technique utilizing serratus anterior fascia for postmastectomy tissue expander coverage. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec; 126(6):2294; author reply 2294-5.
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  11. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Girotto JA, Vega SJ, Langstein HN. Assessment of donor-site morbidity following rectus femoris harvest for infrainguinal reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep; 126(3):933-40.
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  12. Sbitany H. Techniques to reduce seroma and infection in acellular dermis-assisted prosthetic breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep; 126(3):1121-2; author reply 1122.
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  13. Katzel EB, Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Emerson C, Girotto JA. Real versus perceived improvements of helmet molding therapy for the treatment of plagiocephaly. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul; 126(1):19e-21e.
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  14. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Mays C, Girotto JA, Langstein HN. CT contrast extravasation in the upper extremity: strategies for management. Int J Surg. 2010; 8(5):384-6.
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  15. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Amalfi AN, Waldman J, Girotto JA. Pain control in the anterior iliac crest following bone graft harvest. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May; 125(5):215e-216e.
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  16. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Waldman J, Girotto JA. Continuous bupivacaine infusion in iliac bone graft donor sites to minimize pain and hospitalization. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 May; 47(3):293-6.
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  17. Katzel EB, Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Girotto JA. Treatment of plagiocephaly with helmet molding therapy: do actual results mimic perception? Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011 Mar; 48(2):205-9.
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  18. Sbitany H, Amalfi AN, Langstein HN. Preferences in choosing between breast reconstruction options: a survey of female plastic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Dec; 124(6):1781-9.
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  19. Sbitany H, Sandeen SN, Amalfi AN, Davenport MS, Langstein HN. Acellular dermis-assisted prosthetic breast reconstruction versus complete submuscular coverage: a head-to-head comparison of outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Dec; 124(6):1735-40.
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  20. Vega SJ, Sbitany H, Bossert RP. Vastus lateralis free flap for soft tissue coverage of a lower extremity diabetic ulcer. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2007 Jan; 23(1):51-3.
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