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  • Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS

    Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioDr. Nazerali specializes in complex reconstruction, microsurgery, and aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. He excels at breast reconstruction using free autologous tissue and performs advanced techniques such as the minimally invasive superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap, as well as the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap procedure. In addition to autologous reconstruction, Dr. Nazerali utilizes the latest techniques in implant-based breast reconstruction. His techniques and results have made him a leading instructor and lecturer at national and international institutions, societies and conferences.

    In addition to breast reconstruction, Dr. Nazerali performs both aesthetic as well as whole body reconstructive procedures. He has a busy aesthetic practice focusing on breast augmentation, face and body rejuvenation as well as body contouring. In his reconstructive practice, he specializes in abdominal wall reconstruction as well as post-trauma tissue transfers. For every patient in his care, his goal is to optimize restoration of both form and function.

    To help advance the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nazerali conducts research into outcomes of breast reconstruction, augmentation, and reduction. Dr. Nazerali has published widely: well over 100 journal articles and conference proceedings. Topics include breast reconstruction after radiation; advances in surgical technique; and, the use of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality systems in plastic surgery practice and education. His work has appeared in Annals of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, the European Journal of Plastic Surgery, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and elsewhere.

    Dr. Nazerali focuses not only on improving his patient’s lives but also our ability to deliver care as an institution. He is on the Medical Executive Council at Stanford Healthcare, serves as a committee member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. In his spare time, he volunteers his time to provide reconstructive surgical services to adults and children in need worldwide.


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  • Dung Nguyen

    Dung Nguyen

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioDr. Dung H Nguyen is currently the Director of Breast Reconstruction at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and the Director of Adult Plastics Clinic at Stanford Healthcare. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and highest academic honor and distinction from U.C. Davis. She earned a Pharm.D degree from U.C.S.F. School of Pharmacy and a MD degree from U.C.S.D. She then did a residency in general surgery and a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center. She further completed a fellowship in microsurgery from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the largest reconstructive surgery centers in the world. She was recruited to Stanford from Cedar Sinai Medical Center in 2012, and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University.

    Dr. Nguyen specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, surgical treatment of lymphedema including vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenous anastomosis, and complex tissue reconstruction utilizing microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. She also has interest in cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.

    In addition to her clinical commitment, Dr. Nguyen has basic science and clinical research interests in lymphedema and breast reconstruction. She has published articles in peer review journals, presented at national and international professional meetings and has authored book chapters in various plastic surgery textbooks. She also enjoys volunteering on overseas medical missions and participating in medical charity activities.

  • Yogin Patel

    Yogin Patel

    Clinical Instructor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioYogin Patel was born and raised in New Jersey. After attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick for his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences, he went on to obtain a Master's in Biomedical Science with a Concentration in Oral Biology at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Newark, N.J., in their dental scholars' track. He then completed a research year at New York University College of Dentistry in the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research within the Cancer Pain Laboratory. Here, Dr. Patel helped conduct studies centered around oral cancer pain and sparked his initial interest and appreciation for oral and maxillofacial surgery, translational research, and working alongside dental specialists and research scientists to achieve better patient outcomes. Dr. Patel attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. More recently, Dr. Patel completed a General Practice Residency program within the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), providing dental care for a range of medically complex patients within the hospital setting within the various clinical training sites at UCSF Health.

    Dr. Patel looks forward to expanding his experience in the topics of maxillofacial trauma and dental trauma, oral pathology and oncology, odontogenic infections, orofacial pain, and dentoalveolar surgery this next year in his role as a Dental Medicine and Surgery Fellow.

  • Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.

    Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioDr. Roberts has performed hospital dentistry and surgery at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital since 1995. He is also on the faculty at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He treats a variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions, including dental trauma and infection, dental implant and restorative reconstruction, surgical tooth extraction, bone and tissue grafting, conventional and surgical endodontic procedures, dental oncology care of cancer patients, as well as orofacial pain treatment.

    He has presented CME lectures and Grand Rounds to numerous Departments at Stanford, as well as teaching Residents and Fellows at Stanford Medical School and the Palo Alto VA. He also lectures in the Physician Assistant Program at Stanford.

    During his nearly a quarter of a century of military service, he was one of the leading researchers on combat trauma and the pathophysiology of projectile wounds. He currently serves as a member of the Council on Peer with the California Dental Association and is an Anesthesia Evaluator for the California State Dental Board.  Dr. Roberts is frequently asked to speak on a variety of topics to organizations both in the US and internationally.

  • Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioSubhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a yearlong peripheral nerve research fellowship under Dr. Susan Mackinnon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He finished his training with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

    Dr. Sen’s general clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. His practice includes: post-traumatic extremity reconstruction; post-oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, trunk and extremities; perforator flap surgery; and melanoma surgery. He is medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Stanford Health Care. As a hand surgeon in the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, he has interests in hand trauma, degenerative conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex upper extremity flap reconstruction.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of plastic and hand surgery topics. He has a strong interest in medical device innovation and is currently a faculty fellow in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

    Dr. Sen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
    Masters Student in Health Policy, admitted Autumn 2022

    BioDr. Cliff Sheckter is a California native, growing up in the Eastern Sierra. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in Anthropology and earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He attended USC (Keck) for medical school on an academic scholarship and graduated valedictorian with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He fell in love with plastic surgery and particularly burn care while at LAC+USC and matriculated into the Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency in 2013. While in residency, he pursued a fellowship in Health Systems Design at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, which ignited his interest in health services research. During residency, Dr. Sheckter investigated health systems outcomes in burn care and reconstructive surgery. He pursued additional training in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington with a focus on integrated, complex burn care. There he investigated quality of life outcomes in burn survivors with a particular focus in financial toxicity.

    Dr. Sheckter’s current research involves improving the quality of life for burn survivors and investigating the relationship between healthcare financial structures and the value of healthcare delivery. He currently holds an NIH KL-2 career development award to investigate the effects of private equity investing into ambulatory surgery within the US. In addition, he is the Ryan-Upson Scholar in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with active investigations in health equity outcomes.

    He is a burn surgeon/intensivist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and acting Associate Director of the Regional Burn Center.