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Meet The Faculty

Plastic surgery residents in the operating room at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

Karim Bakri, M.B.B.S.

Karim Bakri, M.B.B.S.

Interests

  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Sarcoma reconstruction
  • Spinopelvic reconstruction
  • Hand surgery
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Oncologic reconstruction
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Uldis Bite, M.D.

Uldis Bite, M.D.

Interests

  • Craniofacial anomalies/surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Facial trauma
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Orbital reconstruction
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Brian Carlsen, M.D.

Brian Carlsen, M.D.

Interests

  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Hand surgery
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation
  • Hand transplantation
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Waleed Gibreel, M.B.B.S.

Waleed Gibreel, M.B.B.S.

Interests

  • Craniofacial clefts
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Craniofacial reconstructive surgery
  • Pediatric plastic surgery 
Christin Harless, M.D.

Christin Harless, M.D.

Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Autologous breast reconstruction
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Breast and body contouring
  • Patient-reported outcomes
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Samir Mardini, M.D.

Samir Mardini, M.D.

  • Aesthetic surgery of the face
  • Craniofacial surgery for children and adults
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Facial reanimation, face transplant
  • Perforator flap surgery
  • Reconstruction of complex wounds, breast, abdominal and chest walls, esophagus, head, and neck
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Jorys Martinez-Jorge, M.D.

Jorys Martinez-Jorge, M.D.

Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Body contouring
  • Microsurgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Transgender surgery
  • Oncologic reconstruction
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Steven Moran, M.D.

Steven Moran, M.D.

  • Pediatric and congenital hand problems
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Complex wrist and hand surgery
  • Sarcoma reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve reconstruction
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Minh-Doan Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.

Minh-Doan Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.

Interests

  • Breast reconstruction, DIEP flaps
  • Aesthetic breast surgery
  • Body contouring
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Basel Sharaf, M.D., D.D.S.

Basel Sharaf, M.D., D.D.S.

Interests

  • Aesthetic surgery of the face
  • Aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Facial trauma and maxillofacial reconstruction
  • Trunk reconstruction
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Bill Tran, M.D.

Bill Tran, M.D.

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Oncologic reconstruction
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Lymphedema surgery
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Aparna Vijayasekaran, M.B.B.S.

Aparna Vijayasekaran, M.B.B.S.

  • Breast reconstruction, DIEP flaps
  • Aesthetic breast surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • General reconstruction
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In addition to faculty from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, faculty members from these areas participate in your plastic surgery residency training at Mayo Clinic:

  • Trauma, critical care, and general surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Dermatology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Surgical intensive care unit

From the program director

Karim Bakri, M.B.B.S.Mayo Clinic is an outstanding place to treat patients, practice medicine, and to learn plastic surgery. In this residency, you will be trained in all areas of plastic surgery and will follow a mentorship model that offers 1:1 education from faculty experts in the field. You will develop the skills necessary to be efficient in the clinic and independent in the operating room.

Our focus on education, operative skills, and research creates a strong foundation for our residents. Our graduates have matched into top-tier fellowship programs in all subspecialty areas of their choosing. Upon completion of the program, we aspire for you to become leaders in the field, wherever you choose to live and serve.

As you consider your future in surgery, you are planning not just for a career, but for lifelong learning. Mayo Clinic offers an exceptional opportunity for you to become part of its family of physicians who share in the pursuit of excellence in practice, education, and research.

Sincerely,

Karim Bakri, M.B.B.S.
Program Director, Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency