Rahim Nazerali

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast reconstructive surgeon, Cosmetic plastic surgeon

Bio:   Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford Heath Care. Dr. Nazerali specializes in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, including face and body rejuvenation, breast augmentation and reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction for hernia defects, body contouring, complex wound management and tissue transfer.

Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Nazerali trained at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, receiving extensive experience in both cosmetic and post-trauma reconstruction. He then completed his fellowship training at Stanford Hospital in microsurgery and complex reconstruction. Dr. Nazerali also holds a Master’s of Health Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Nazerali specializes in the treatment of patients requiring skilled plastic and reconstructive surgery after cancer treatments. Dr. Nazerali focuses on providing advanced surgical restoration of form and function, with expertise in the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.

His clinical focus includes Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction including DIEP flap reconstruction, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Reconstructive Surgery.

On a personal level, Dr. Nazerali strongly believes in contributing to the lives of the community in which he lives. Since his youth, he has volunteered countless hours towards helping the sick, elderly, and disabled. He travels extensively and has provided reconstructive surgical services to adults and children in multiple areas of the world.
4.8 out of 5
95 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Advanced Wound Care Center

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

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

  • BScH, Queen's University, Neuroscience (2002)
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, School of Public Health, International Health, Health Systems Management (2004)
  • Medical Education, Dartmouth College - School of Medicine, Preclinical Medicine (2006)
  • Medical Education: Brown University - School of Medicine (2008) RI
  • Internship: UC Davis Medical Center (2009) CA
  • Residency: UC Davis Medical Center (2013) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hopsital & Clinics, Microsurgery and Complex Reconstruction (2014)
4.9

Friendliness

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Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2016

Felt dr. was a little dismissive of my discomfort and concern.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Nazerall treats you as a human. Very compassionate and understanding to your needs as a patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

They are all good & nice & approachable especially Dr. Nazerali.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

i would definitely recommend care provider to others.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Outstanding care - feel very lucky! Very kind - takes time to answer our questions. Dr. Nazerall, and Heather - ... are wonderful!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I'm looking forward to getting another procedure done by Dr. Nazerali !

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He was great Nazereli was very honest, and nice. He seems like a great surgeon and I look forward to seeing him again. And he was very easy to talk to, and he answered my questions.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Nazerali is extremely knowledgeable. I am highly impressed at the standard of care I have received. I am made to feel that my health is the primary focus as a patient. I am made to feel like an important person not a number.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Unfortunately I have had many surgeries so I have met many good Dr.'s and a few bad. Dr. Shiraz was outstanding!!! He spoke well & explained the complex surgery over & over. Until all questions were answered. He's smart, confident & very...

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Nazarali was fantastic!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both physician assistant and doctor provided information that was very helpful for my care.

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4.8 out of 5
95 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

Felt dr. was a little dismissive of my discomfort and concern.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Nazerall treats you as a human. Very compassionate and understanding to your needs as a patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

They are all good & nice & approachable especially Dr. Nazerali.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

i would definitely recommend care provider to others.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Outstanding care - feel very lucky! Very kind - takes time to answer our questions. Dr. Nazerall, and Heather - ... are wonderful!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I'm looking forward to getting another procedure done by Dr. Nazerali !

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He was great Nazereli was very honest, and nice. He seems like a great surgeon and I look forward to seeing him again. And he was very easy to talk to, and he answered my questions.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Nazerali is extremely knowledgeable. I am highly impressed at the standard of care I have received. I am made to feel that my health is the primary focus as a patient. I am made to feel like an important person not a number.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Unfortunately I have had many surgeries so I have met many good Dr.'s and a few bad. Dr. Shiraz was outstanding!!! He spoke well & explained the complex surgery over & over. Until all questions were answered. He's smart, confident & very...

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Nazarali was fantastic!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both physician assistant and doctor provided information that was very helpful for my care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Nazerall and his PA were great!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I like this provider. Sometimes he is reserved and polite, other times jovial/polite.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

The care provider did a wonderful job with answering my questions.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

The care provider was understanding and helpful to me.