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Dr. Radbeh Torabi


I became a plastic surgeon due to the diversity of patients, procedures, and areas of the body I
can treat. The detail and meticulous nature of planning and executing treatment plans was an additional attraction. Upon completion of medical school, I participated in a National Institute of Health funded research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) focused on transplantation tolerance protocols and their application to vascularized composite allotransplantation including hand and face transplantation. These research years allowed me to better establish my fundamentals of critical thinking and progression of translational research to improve clinical problems. This time also was the initiation of my experience with finer detailed procedures including microsurgery.


Following my research fellowship, I served as a general surgery resident for my first two years of training at MGH. This experience was crucial in establishing fundamentals of care applicable to all surgical patients. I then moved to the wonderful city of New Orleans as an integrated plastic surgery resident at Louisiana State University. The training was diverse and original. My plastic surgery training provided a balanced approach of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Application of cosmetic principles to reconstructive procedures and reconstructive principles to cosmetic procedures help optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction. This training also provided a strong emphasis in autologous breast reconstruction and in-depth experience with the use of perforator based free flaps. I was able to continue my affection of medical progress through clinical research projects including autologous reconstruction, migraine surgery, patient satisfaction, decreasing narcotic medication, and cosmetic surgery outcomes and safety. The summation of my experiences has been ideal in its application to a well-rounded practice including aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. My goal is to provide precise and reliable results while emphasizing compassionate care through communication and optimization of the patient physician relationship.



  • American University of Antigua, 2010
    MD, Cum Laude


  • Post-Doctoral Surgery Research Fellowship, Transplantation Biology Research Center (Dr. David H. Sachs)
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2010-20122015
  • Residency, General Surgery
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012-2014
  • Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2014-2020


  • Research Assistant, Transplantation Biology Research Center (Dr. David H. Sachs)
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2009
  • Research Assistant, Department of Otolaryngology
    Head and Neck Surgery (Dr. HoSheng Lin), Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2008-2009


  • Scholarly Research Award, Outstanding Plastic Surgery Resident, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 2016,2017,2018
  • ASPS In-Service Award, Outstanding Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2015, 2016
  • The Transplantation Society Travel Grant, 10th Meeting of the International Society of Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Oral Presentation, 2011
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Health, Research in Transplantation, 2011



Torabi R., Villani V., Mallard C. A., Cetrulo C.L., JR. The Translational Potential of Perinatal

Stem Cells in Clinical Medicine: Mesenchymal Stem Cells. In Cetrulo K., Cetrulo C.L., Jr. and
Taghizadeh R.R., Jr. (Eds.), Perinatal Stem Cells 2nd Edition, Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated,
Hoboken, Chapter 8: 105-117, 2013.

Peer Reviewed Articles in Print
Leto Barone A.A., Leonard D.A., Torabi R., Mallard C., Glor T., Scalea J.R., Randolph M.A., Sachs D.H., Cetrulo C.L. Jr. The gracilis myocutaneous free flap in swine: an advantageous preclinical model for vascularized composite allograft transplantation research. Microsurgery 2013; 33 (1): 51-55.

Torabi R. and Cetrulo C.L. Jr., Scalea J.R., Shimizu A, Leto Barone A.A., Gillon B.C., Tasaki M., Leonard D.A., Cormack T.A., Villani V., Randolph M.A., Sachs D.H., Yamada K. Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplant Survival in Miniature Swine: Is MHC Tolerance Sufficient for Acceptance of Epidermis. Transplantation 2013; 96 (11): 966-974.

Tasaki M., Shimizu A., Henekamp I., Torabi R., Villani V., Yamada K. Rituximab Treatment Prevents the Early Development of Proteinuria Following Pig-to-Baboon Xeno-kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2014; 25 (4): 737-44.

Scalea J.R., Okumi M., Villani V., Shimizu A., Nishimura H., Gillon B.C., Torabi R., Cormack T., Moran S., Leguern C., Sachs D.H., Yamada K. Abrogation of Renal Allograft Tolerance in MGH Miniature Swine: The Role of Intra-Graft and Peripheral Factors in Long-Term Tolerance. American Journal of Transplantation 2014; 14 (9): 2001-2010.

Scalea J.R., Torabi R., Tena A., Tasaki M., Gillon B.C., Moran S., Cormack T., Villani V., Shimizu A., Sachs D.H., Yamada K. The Rejuvenating Effects of Leuprolide Acetate on the Aged Baboon’s Thymus. Transplantation Immunology 2014; 31 (3): 134-139.

Leto Barone A.A., Mastroianni M, Farkash E.A., Mallard C., Albritton A., Torabi R., Leonard D.A., Kurtz J.M., Sachs D.H., Cetrulo C.L. Jr. Genetically Modified Porcine Split-Thickness Skin Grafts as an Alternative to Allograft for provision of Temporary Wound Coverage: Preliminary Characterization. Burns, 2015; 41 (3): 565-574.

Madariaga M.L., Shanmugarajah K., Michel S.G., Villani V., La Muraglia G.M., Torabi R., Leonard D.A., Randolph M.A., Colvin R.B., Yamada K., Madsen J.C., Cetrulo C.L. Jr., Sachs D.H. Immunomodulatory Strategies Directed Toward Tolerance of Vascularized Composite Allografts. Transplantation, 2015; 99 (8): 1590-1597.

Leto Barone A.A., Kurtz J.M., Albritton A., Mallard C.A., Shanmugarajah K., Torabi R., Leonard D.A., Randolph M.A., Huang C.A., Sachs D.H., Cetrulo C.L. Jr. Effects of transient donor chimerism on rejection of MHC-mismatched vascularized composite allografts in swine. Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation, 2015; 2 (1): 1-8.

Mayo J.L., Canizares O., Torabi R., Allen R.J., St. Hilaire H. Expanding the Applications of the Profunda Artery Perforator Flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2016; 137 (2): 663-669.

Torabi R., Strong A.L., Hogan M.E., Dupin C.L., Tessler O., Lau F.H. Bone and Tendon Coverage via Dehydrated Human Amniotic/Chorionic Membrane and Split-Thickness Skin Grafting. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open, 2016; 1 (1): 59-62

Villani V., Bohnen J.D., Torabi R., Sabbatino F., Chang D.C., Ferrone C.R. “Idealized” vs. “True” Learning Curves: The Case of Laparoscopic Liver Resection. Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary, 2016; 18 (6): 504-509.

Sadeghipour H., Torabi R., Gottschall J., Lujan-Hernandez J., Sachs D.H., Moore F.D. Jr., Cetrulo C.L. Jr. Blockade of IgM-Mediated Inflammation Alters Wound Progression in a Swine Model of Partial-Thickness Burn. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2017; 38 (3): 148-160.

Leonard D.A., Mallard C., Albritton A., Torabi R., Mastroianni M., Sachs D.H., Kurtz J.M., Cetrulo C.L. Jr., Skin Grafts from Genetically Modified alpha-1,3-galactosyltransferase Knockout Miniature Swine: A Functional Equivalent to Allografts. Burns, 2017; 43(8): 1717-1724.

Tessler O., Bourn L., Lin S.J., Dupin C., Mundinger G.S., Patterson C., St.Hilaire H., Bartow M., Torabi R., Hanemann M., Cosmetic Surgeon Representation: Ensuring Board Certification Transparency and Patient Awareness. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2018; 80 (6S): S431-S436.

Torabi R., Stalder M.W., Tessler O., Bartow M.J., Lam J., Patterson C.W., Wise M.W., Dupin C.L., St. Hilaire H., Assessing Age as a Risk Factor for Complications in Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018; 142 (6): 840e-846e

Torabi R., Bourn L., Mundinger G.S., Saeg F., Patterson C., Gimenez A., Wisecarver I., St. Hilaire H., Stalder M., Tessler O., American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member Post-operative Opiod Prescribing Patterns. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 2019; 7 (3): e2125.

Bourn L., Torabi R., Stalder M., St. Hilaire H., Allen R., Delatte S., Matatov T., Torabi R., Zakhary J., Tessler O., American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member Post-operative Opiod Prescribing Patterns. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 2019; 7 (3): e2166.

Tessler O., Guste J., Bartow M., Torabi R., Gimenez A., Patel S., Matatov T., Torabi R., St. Hilaire H., Allen R., Stacked Lateral Thigh Perforator Flap as a Novel Option for Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019; 143 (6): 1601-1604.

Tessler O., Torabi R., Reply: Assessing Age as a Risk Factor for Complications in Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019; 144 (4): 703e-704e

Artz J., Tessler O., Clark S., Torabi R., Moses M., Can It Be Safe and Aesthetic? An Eight-year Retrospective Review of Mastopexy with Concurrent Breast Augmentation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 2019; 7 (6): e2272


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Dr. Rozbeh Torabi is a reconstructive surgeon focused on helping women and men with acquired and congenital breast abnormalities.


A & R Breast Center
10910 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Phone: 602-517-0700
Fax: (602) 553-0484

A & R Breast Center

Dr. Radbeh Torabi