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Ariel Rad, M.D., Ph.D.

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Listed in Washington DC

  • 1101 15th St NW Suite 100, Washington, DC 20005
  • (202) 517-7299

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2010

Dr. Rad received his mechanical engineering degree magna cum laudefrom Princeton University where he was also co-captain of the Division I NCAA swim team. He then completed medical school at Duke University. During his medical education, he was awarded two Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health and at Duke University. Then he received a 3 year grant from the NIH to continue his research at the University of London where he completed a Ph.D. in immunology. While in London, Dr. Rad competed and performed internationally in professional Latin American dance – of tens of thousands worldwide, he was ranked in the top 38 in the world in 2002. In his aesthetic work, Dr. Rad draws on the principles of artistry that he refined through dance.

In 2003, Dr. Rad returned to the United States to enter the training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins. Upon completion of his training in 2009, Dr. Rad joined the full-time plastic surgery faculty at Johns Hopkins as Assistant Professor and Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He performs state-of-the-art procedures in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and has a focus on aesthetic surgery of the face, and microvascular breast reconstruction. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rad and his colleagues pioneered the most advanced microsurgical techniques such as the “LSGAP,” or “love handle” flap, which borrows tissue from the love-handles to completely rebuild patients’ breasts following mastectomy for breast cancer. Dr. Rad presented this work at the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery in Finland, and he has been featured on ,Washington Fox 5 News, Washington WJLA News, and Baltimore WJZ 13 News.

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