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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, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster RD. Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction following Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Defining the Risk of Preoperative and Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Surgical Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):396-404.
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  2. Degnim AC, Hoskin TL, Brahmbhatt RD, Warren-Peled A, Loprinzi M, Pavey ES, Boughey JC, Hieken TJ, Jacobson S, Lemaine V, Jakub JW, Irwin C, Foster RD, Sbitany H, Saint-Cyr M, Duralde E, Ramaker S, Chin R, Sieg M, Wildeman M, Scow JS, Patel R, Ballman K, Baddour LM, Esserman LJ. Randomized trial of drain antisepsis after mastectomy and immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):3240-8.
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  3. Peled AW, Foster RD, Ligh C, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Sbitany H. Impact of Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Incision Type on Reconstructive Complications following Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):169-75.
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  4. Wang F, Peled AW, Garwood E, Fiscalini AS, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction: An Evolution of Technique and Assessment of Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 23.
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  5. Sbitany H. Management of the post-breast reconstruction "hyperanimation deformity". Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun; 133(6):897e-8e.
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  6. Peled AW, Duralde E, Foster RD, Fiscalini AS, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES, Sbitany H. Patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate expander-implant reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May; 72 Suppl 1:S76-80.
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  7. Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Oncoplastic mammoplasty as a strategy for reducing reconstructive complications associated with postmastectomy radiation therapy. Breast J. 2014 May; 20(3):302-7.
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  8. Sbitany H, Xu X, Hansen SL, Young DM, Hoffman WY. The effects of immunosuppressive medications on outcomes in microvascular free tissue transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr; 133(4):552e-8e.
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  9. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Following Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy In Women With A History Of Augmentation Mammoplasty: Assessing The Safety Profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar 11.
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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