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 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 and vascularized lymph node transfer. Additionally, Dr. Momeni has a clinical interest in vascularized composite allotransplantation. He was part of the surgical team that performed the world’s first case of bilateral hand transplantation in a pediatric patient.

Dr. Momeni is recognized nationally and internationally for his research in clinical outcomes after microsurgical reconstruction and Evidence-based medicine (EBM). In addition to having authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, he is the author of 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.
4.8 out of 5
86 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

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

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Hand Surgery, Bezirksaerztekammer Suedbaden (2006)
  • Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, Bezirksaerztekammer Suedbaden (1995)
  • Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2017)
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health System (2016) PA
  • Residency: Stanford University Plastic Surgery Residency (2015) CA
  • Internship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Dept of Surgery (2009) CA
  • Residency: University of Freiburg Medical Center (2008) Germany
  • Medical Education: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2004) Germany

Honors & Awards

  • 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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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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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!

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4.8 out of 5
86 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

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

Again couldn't be ore concern & comfortable.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

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

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.