Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford Heath Care. Dr. Nazerali specializes in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, including face and body rejuvenation, breast augmentation and reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction for hernia defects, body contouring, complex wound management and tissue transfer.

Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Nazerali trained at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, receiving extensive experience in both cosmetic and post-trauma reconstruction. He then completed his fellowship training at Stanford Hospital in microsurgery and complex reconstruction. Dr. Nazerali also holds a Master?s of Health Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Nazerali specializes in the treatment of patients requiring skilled plastic and reconstructive surgery after cancer treatments. Dr. Nazerali focuses on providing advanced surgical restoration of form and function, with expertise in the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.

His clinical focus includes Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction including DIEP flap reconstruction, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Reconstructive Surgery.

On a personal level, Dr. Nazerali strongly believes in contributing to the lives of the community in which he lives. Since his youth, he has volunteered countless hours towards helping the sick, elderly, and disabled. He travels extensively and has provided reconstructive surgical services to adults and children in multiple areas of the world.

Clinical Focus

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Perforator Flap
  • Complex Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Global Health Faculty Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) (2014 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Plastic Surgery (2015)
  • Medical Education: Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University (2008) RI
  • BScH, Queen's University, Neuroscience (2002)
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, School of Public Health, International Health, Health Systems Management (2004)
  • Medical Education, Dartmouth College - School of Medicine, Preclinical Medicine (2006)
  • Internship: UC Davis Medical Center (2009) CA
  • Residency: UC Davis Medical Center (2013) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hopsital & Clinics, Microsurgery and Complex Reconstruction (2014)


2020-21 Courses

Stanford Advisees

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