Arash Momeni

Arash Momeni

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast reconstructive surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Arash Momeni is an Assistant Professor of Surgery 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 150 peer-reviewed publications and numerous chapters in major plastic surgery textbooks. Due to his scientific contributions he was appointed the Ryan-Upon Scholar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. 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.
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106 Patient Ratings
27 Patient Comments

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto

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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Breast Cancer Program in San Jose

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)
  • Ryan-Upson Scholar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2021)

Administrative Appointments

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

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SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Momeni is very professional & caring. He very clear in explaining any procedure & follow-ups that may be needed for the future.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Have already recommended Dr. Momeni. Will always recommend Stanford for top quality care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

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!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Momeni never rushes through an appointment, always listens.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Momeni is incredible. If I could give him a number higher than 5, I would!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Very patient and caring. Very personable! I felt very comfortable with him.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Momeni is an excellent doctor. I know he is giving me the best care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Momeni and his team are A++ outstanding. Always have time, always answer questions, always respond.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Felt like he didn't want to be there was somewhat rude and told I didn't have any options.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

The doctor is a wonderful person. Very thorough, understanding and sensitive to my feelings.

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4.8 out of 5
106 Patient Ratings
27 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Momeni is very professional & caring. He very clear in explaining any procedure & follow-ups that may be needed for the future.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Have already recommended Dr. Momeni. Will always recommend Stanford for top quality care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

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!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Momeni never rushes through an appointment, always listens.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Momeni is incredible. If I could give him a number higher than 5, I would!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Very patient and caring. Very personable! I felt very comfortable with him.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Momeni is an excellent doctor. I know he is giving me the best care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Momeni and his team are A++ outstanding. Always have time, always answer questions, always respond.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Felt like he didn't want to be there was somewhat rude and told I didn't have any options.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

The doctor is a wonderful person. Very thorough, understanding and sensitive to my feelings.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Very good experience - have already recommended Stanford to family & friends.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Excellent! Both my husband and I were very pleased and impressed with Dr. Momeni. Also very comfortable in his preference.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Team effort excellent!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Momeni & his PA Kerry are simply the best & I feel very blessed to have them as part of my medical team.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Momeni is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to explain things thoroughly and really cares for his patients well-being.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I have recommended Dr. Momeni to others!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

post surgery follow up. Dr Momeni was great as was the rest of the staff.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Momeni is an incredible dr. & surgeon. My experience was amazing. Highly recommend Stanford & Dr. Momeni.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Momeni was beyond our expectations during my recent breast surgery. I would highly highly recommend his services.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Again couldn't be ore concern & comfortable.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Very informative, patient, helpful. Very interested in solving my medical problem!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Again great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Momeni was the best doctor who has ever treated me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

He made me feel safe, & that my surgery was his top priority.