Arash Momeni, MD, FACS

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast reconstructive surgeon, Plastic surgeon


Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

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Biography


Dr. Arash Momeni (Assistant Professor of Surgery) is the Ryan-Upon Scholar and Director of Clinical Outcomes Research in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He graduated with magna cum laude honors from the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany). After completing his Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery training at the University of Freiburg (Germany), Dr. Momeni completed a second residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. This was followed by a fellowship in Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Momeni’s clinical interests include complex reconstruction after cancer and trauma with the goal of helping patients get back to normal both from a functional and aesthetic standpoint. His clinical practice focuses on complex reconstructive surgery of the breast, head and neck, trunk, and extremities. He uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including perforator flaps. In addition to offering all reconstructive modalities following mastectomy, Dr. Momeni has developed cutting edge surgical approaches to post-mastectomy reconstruction such as hybrid breast reconstruction (i.e. the combination of free flap transfer and implant placement) and techniques of flap neurotization with the goal to improve sensory recovery to the reconstructed breast.

Dr. Momeni is recognized nationally and internationally for his research in clinical outcomes after microsurgical reconstruction and Evidence-based medicine (EBM). He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and numerous chapters in major plastic surgery textbooks. He speaks regularly at national and international meetings and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS), Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Additionally, he is the Associate Editor of Annals of Plastic Surgery and serves on the Editorial Board of leading plastic surgery journals, including Microsurgery and European Journal of Plastic Surgery.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (2017)
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Heath Systems, Reconstructive Microsurgery (2016)
  • Residency, Stanford University Medical Center, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2015)
  • Board Certification, Bezirksärztekammer Südbaden, Hand Surgery (2013)
  • Board Certification, Bezirksärztekammer Südbaden, Plastic Surgery (2010)
  • Internship, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Surgery (2009)
  • Residency, University of Freiburg Medical Center (Germany), Plastic and Hand Surgery (2008)
  • M.D., Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, Medical School (2004)

Honors & Awards
  • "The Leslie M. Hovey Excellence in Teaching Award", Stanford Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2019)
  • 2020 ASRM Outstanding Paper Award, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) (2020)
  • 2020 Best Reconstructive Breast Paper Award, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2020)
  • Ryan-Upson Scholar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center (2018 - 2021)
  • September 2020 Best PRS Paper Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC) (2020)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director, Hand Transplant Program (2016 - Present)
  • Director, Clinical Outcomes Research, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2017 - Present)

Publications

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Practice Locations


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-7001

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(408) 426-4900

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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(833) 444-7622

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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9868

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Patient Ratings

(170 Ratings)

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4.8/5

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4.8/5
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4.7/5
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4.9/5
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Patient Reviews

(48 reviews)

Dr. Momeni Arash at the beginning I felt somewhat of embarrassment but the doctor gave me a treatment that I felt confident and calm thank you.
For being so brilliant and skilled Dr. Momeni is engaged, present, personable and focused. Awesome physician!
He's very wonderful, caring & knowledable.
Dr. Momeni and his team continue to go above and beyond to take exceptional care of me. He saved my life!
Dr. Momeni has always been patient, caring and has taken time to be sure I understand my medical treatment. Makes me feel safe and when I had my surgeries, Dr. Momeni made sure I was always at ease. He makes you feel like I'm the only patient he has amazing doctor, I am forever grateful to him! Thank you Dr. Momeni.
Dr. Momeni is FABULOUS!! Very attentive! His fellow ?/resident Dr. Julie Kim was very informative and professional.
Dr. Momeni & his staff were so lovely and accommodating I felt horrible I chickened out of the surgery. I think I caused a lot of inconvenience to a lot of people - sorry.
Dr. Momeni and his staff are excellent. I am so happy with my surgery results.
Dr. Momeni and Kerry always treat me like I am their only patient. They take the time with me, very patient, very caring. They treat you like family. They both are amazing and I am blessed, they are in my journey 100% with me.
Bad all the way around. Ridiculous waste as I came from Los Angeles.
Dr. Momeniis the greatest doctor in the Stanford group.
Dr. Momeni is a great listener who considers my concerns & pains as well as my partner's concerns for me. He weighed every concerns & performed the best surgery for me!
Dr. Momeni and nurse Kerry Shefren are 2 of my favorite providers at Stanford Health Care. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and skilled in their professions, but their level of compassion and concern is remarkable. They always put me at ease and make sure that I am well taken care of. They are the best!
Excellent!
Very good attention.
Excellent attention from the doctor.
Dr. Momeni is very caring & compassionate. He put me at ease & made me feel that he truly cares about me.
Love Dr. Momeni & his staff.
Dr. Momeni listens patients to all the question and concerns and addresses it to patient satisfaction.
Dr. Momeni and his staff are awesome!
Please to let you know that Dr. Momeni is a excellent skill and caring doctor. I am totally thrilled with the results of my surgery. Dr. Momeni has given me hope in life. Dr. Momeni is the greatest doctor that I know.
Dr. Momeni is very professional & caring. He very clear in explaining any procedure & follow-ups that may be needed for the future.
Have already recommended Dr. Momeni. Will always recommend Stanford for top quality care.
Dr. Momeni is AWESOME... kind, caring, takes time to explain everything in detail, always explains my options to me in terms I understand, giving me the pros and cons of each option. can't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Momeni is. Also, his NP, Kerry Sheffield is AMAZING... she goes above and beyond to provide the best care. She is very attentive and knowledgeable and I feel comfortable asking her anything!
Dr. Momeni never rushes through an appointment, always listens.
Dr. Momeni is incredible. If I could give him a number higher than 5, I would!
Very patient and caring. Very personable! I felt very comfortable with him.
NP Kerry Shefren is great at answering all my questions and exploring my concerns. She is awesome. Dr. Momeni is an awesome doctor, my diep flap reconstruction looks good. I am very happy with the results. He explains things i can understand even with my brain fog he is very patient. He makes sure that my questions are answered before we end the office visit. His team is amazing, they work together to provide great care for me.
Dr. Momeni and Nurse Kerry are two of my favorite people at Stanford Health Care. I cannot sing their praises enough! They helped me get through my breast cancer diagnosis, double mastectomy and reconstruction. They just took control of everything and made me feel whole again. I look forward to my follow-up visits with them and would not entrust my care to anyone else. They truly are amazing, compassionate, highly intelligent and skilled. I am so blessed to be in their care.
Dr. Momeni is an excellent doctor. I know he is giving me the best care.
Dr. Momeni and his team are A++ outstanding. Always have time, always answer questions, always respond.
Felt like he didn't want to be there was somewhat rude and told I didn't have any options.
The doctor is a wonderful person. Very thorough, understanding and sensitive to my feelings.
Very good experience - have already recommended Stanford to family & friends.
Excellent! Both my husband and I were very pleased and impressed with Dr. Momeni. Also very comfortable in his preference.
Team effort excellent!!
Dr. Momeni & his PA Kerry are simply the best & I feel very blessed to have them as part of my medical team.
Dr. Momeni is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to explain things thoroughly and really cares for his patients well-being.
I have recommended Dr. Momeni to others!
post surgery follow up. Dr Momeni was great as was the rest of the staff.
Dr. Momeni is an incredible dr. & surgeon. My experience was amazing. Highly recommend Stanford & Dr. Momeni.
Again couldn't be ore concern & comfortable.
Dr. Momeni was beyond our expectations during my recent breast surgery. I would highly highly recommend his services.
Very informative, patient, helpful. Very interested in solving my medical problem!
Very good.
Again great.
Dr. Momeni was the best doctor who has ever treated me.
He made me feel safe, & that my surgery was his top priority.

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