About Our Physicians
Maurice Nahabedian, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Maurice Nahabedian, MD is board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the National Center for Plastic Surgery. He specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Since 1995, Dr. Nahabedian has focused on all aspects of breast surgery and he has performed over 3,000 primary breast reconstructions using autologous, prosthetic and oncoplastic techniques. He was one of the early adopters of the perforator flaps for breast reconstruction that includes the DIEP and SGAP flaps that he has performed regularly since 1999. He was also a pioneer using acellular dermal matrices for prosthetic reconstruction that has been instrumental in improving aesthetic outcomes. He has pioneered several oncoplastic techniques for women that are candidates for breast conservation therapy. Dr. Nahabedian also performs aesthetic breast procedures that include augmentation, reduction mammaplasty, mastopexy, and complex revisions on a regular basis. Dr. Nahabedian believes that there is no substitute for individualized care and treatment. Many of his former and current patients have made themselves available to his new patients as a means of facilitating the process from being a cancer victim to a cancer survivor.
Dr. Nahabedian completed a full general surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine in 1992 and his Plastic Surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995. Following a brief period in private practice, he joined the full-time plastic surgery faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 where he remained until 2005 and served as the Program Director from 1999-2005. He joined the faculty at Georgetown University in 2005 and remained until 2017 where he was a Professor and the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery from 2012-2017.
Dr. Nahabedian has published over 200 scientific manuscripts, editorials, and discussions, as well as 70 book chapters on a variety of topics with a focus on breast surgery. He has been a visiting professor at 97 hospitals and universities since 2004 teaching students, residents and faculty on various aspects of plastic surgery. He has been the principal editor of 7 textbooks and an associate editor of 2 textbooks on breast surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. Some of his textbooks include Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast, and Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art (co-edited with his mentor and long-time friend, Scott Spear, MD). Dr. Nahabedian was the Breast Section Editor for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2009 – 2017 and remains on the editorial board of 4 other surgery journals. He has chaired 19 plastic surgery conferences throughout the United States that include the Santa Fe Breast and Body Contouring Symposium, Aesthetica, Dueling Perspectives in Aesthetic Surgery, Complications in Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer Comprehensive Conference (BC3) and the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Symposium. He is the current Chairman for the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Nahabedian is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.