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Maurice Nahabedian, MD

Maurice Nahabedian, MD

Professor of plastic surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University College of Medicine Inova Branch
Falls Church, VA

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Maurice Nahabedian, MD, is a professor of plastic surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Medicine Inova Branch and is in private practice at the National Center for Plastic Surgery in McLean, Virginia.

Dr. Nahabedian completed his plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995 and remained on the full-time faculty until 2005 under the leadership of Paul Manson, MD. He transitioned to Georgetown University in 2005 and remained there until 2017 where he was a professor and the vice chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery under the leadership of Scott Spear, MD.

Dr. Nahabedian has published over 200 scientific manuscripts, editorials, and discussions, as well as 92 book chapters that have focused primarily on aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He has been the principal or associate editor of 10 textbooks on breast and abdominal wall reconstruction and has been a visiting professor at over 100 hospitals and universities. Dr. Nahabedian was the Breast Section Editor for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2009 to 2017 and remains on the editorial board of four other surgery journals. He has chaired 20 plastic surgery conferences throughout the United States and Europe and has been and will be the chairman for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Nahabedian is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

He remains primarily focused on all aspects of breast surgery with an emphasis on post-mastectomy reconstruction. He has been performing DIEP flaps since 1999 and has performed over 2,000. He also has performed nearly 2,000 prosthetic reconstructions including the two-stage as well as direct-to-implant reconstruction. Oncoplastic reconstruction following partial mastectomy is another of his interests, and he has been performing this with increasing frequency based on patient desire and breast shape and volume.

Dr. Nahabedian's approach is to individualize all patients and offer the full spectrum of reconstructive options that will best meet the patient's expectations and maintain safety and efficacy. He works closely with several breast hospitals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, regions and has privileges at seven hospitals.