Arash Momeni, MD, FACS

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast reconstructive surgeon, Plastic surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

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Dr. Arash Momeni (Associate Professor of Surgery) is the Ryan-Upson 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

Education & Certifications
  • 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)

Awards & Memberships
  • 2020 ASRM Outstanding Paper Award, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) (2020)
  • 2020 Best Reconstructive Breast Paper Award, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2020)
  • Best Presentation Award for "Refinements in Autologous Breast Reconstruction", 53rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (2023)
  • Godina Fellow, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) (2023)
  • Ryan-Upson Scholar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center (2018 - Present)
  • September 2020 Best PRS Paper Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC) (2020)
  • The Leslie M. Hovey Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2019)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Care Program, Stanford Medicine (2022 - Present)
  • Director, Clinical Outcomes Research, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2017 - Present)


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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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Breast Reconstruction 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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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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When provider found out we were recording the conversation, he confronted us that it was an illegal act. We then apologized because we didn’t know we needed to ask permission guest, then asked if he would grant permission. He said, since we are already started recording, then we could keep the recording going. We noticed a distinct shift in his demeanor and his care. He gave very short, brief answers, and seemed annoyed, and irritated that I was wasting his time trying to get a consultation on an elective surgery after just beating cancer. This 15 minute consultation appointment appointment cost me 10 hours today and a lot of coordinating for childcare to be able to attend. I immediately broke down in tears as it felt that all of my efforts were completely wasted because I had made a mistake of recording the conversation, and there was nothing I could do to recover that time.
He is a nice guy that is straight forward and gives you understandable explanations. He tells you what you need to hear not what you want to hear. I respect him for that.
Direct, clear communication. Useful information. On-time. Personable staff
The Dr is very easy to talk to and makes me feel at ease
Dr. Momeni is a master!!!!
Some kind of upsetting results !!
Dr. Momeni is a very caring doctor.
Dr momeni is the best!
The doctor was truely interested in my thoughts, questions and wants.
Dr. Momeni provides the best service possible. He is very courteous and gives you all the time you need to ask questions. He answers completely and will ask repeatedly if you have any more questions.
Very professional kind doctor that I can recommend to friends.
Dr. Arash Momeni was great, nurse Victoria was great
Excellent service and kindness all around
As always, the quality of care is always professional and great.
I did have to wait for 42 mins before I see my doctor. I trusted his care therefore , the waiting was worth it for me.
Dr Momeni is very good at explaining your options, in detail, and what he does and does not do. He tells it in an honest manner, no beating around the bush!
His job is no picnic and he was kind, honest, direct and got me to my decision. I’m grateful
I have had an excellent experience
Dr Mineti is straight forward and competent. But he also is caring!
Dr. Momeni is always very professional and explains everything very clearly, so I come away from my appointment with all of my questions answered.
Very understanding
I’m totally very pleased with my Stanford medical team.
Dr Momeni is an artist who is professional and supportive and SO intelligent. I appreciate him SO much for how he changed my life!
Excellent attention from the doctor.
Dr. Momeni is very professional & caring. He very clear in explaining any procedure & follow-ups that may be needed for the future.
Dr. Momeni never rushes through an appointment, always listens.
Very patient and caring. Very personable! I felt very comfortable with him.
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.
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 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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