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Karim A. Sarhane, MD, MSc

Clinical Fellow, Plastic Surgery

Gender: Male
Experience: 13 years
Languages: English

About Karim A. Sarhane, MD, MSc

Dr. Sarhane is published in top-ranked bioengineering, neuroscience, and surgery journals. He holds a patent for a novel Nanofiber Nerve Wrap that he developed with his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology and the Johns Hopkins Department of Neuroscience (US Patent 10500305, December 2019). He is the recipient of many research grants and research awards, including the Best Basic Science Paper at the Johns Hopkins Residents Research Symposium, the Basic Science Research Grant Prize from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, the Research Pilot Grant Prize from the Plastic Surgery Foundation, and a Scholarship Award from the American College of Surgeons. He has authored to date 46 peer-reviewed articles, 11 book chapters, 45 peer-reviewed abstracts, and 28 national presentations. He is an elected member of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, and the American Society for Peripheral Nerves.

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Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Karim A. Sarhane is a Plastic Surgeon in Nashville, TN with special training and skill in performing repair, reconstruction, or replacement surgery on external parts of the body. As a Plastic Surgeon, Karim A. Sarhane, MD, MSc performs surgical procedures that enhance physical appearance, reduce or eliminate physical deformity, or improve physical function. Plastic Surgery is a medical specialty focused on repairing, reconstructing, or replacing physical defects involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, cranial and jaw structures, hand, extremities, breast and abdomen, and external genitalia. Significant diseases and conditions treated by Plastic Surgeons include post-operative breast cancer, cleft lip or palate, post-operative skin cancer, skin lesions, replant amputation, burn injury, post-weight loss skin laxity, crow's feet, skin wrinkles, carpal tunnel syndrome, and obesity. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Plastic Surgeons include breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, facelift, lip augmentation, tummy tuck, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), Botox injection, laser skin resurfacing, liposuction, and eye lift.

A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk and external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery. The plastic surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles to both improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures. The surgeon uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well.

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Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

Dr. Karim A. Sarhane is an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon in Nashville, TN with special training and skill in diagnosing and treating hand dysfunctions with physical and occupational therapy or with surgery to restore movement and reduce or eliminate pain. As an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, Karim A. Sarhane, MD, MSc performs diagnosis, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and surgery. Hand Surgery is the field of medicine that treats dysfunctions of the hand, wrist, and forearm with and without surgery. Significant diseases and conditions treated by Orthopedic Hand Surgeons include carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, cuts on the fingers and hand and sports injuries. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Orthopedic Hand Surgeons include diagnostics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and surgery.

An orthopaedic surgeon trained in the investigation, preservation and restoration by medical, surgical and rehabilitative means of all structures of the upper extremity directly affecting the form and function of the hand and wrist.

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  • Peripheral Nerve Disease
  • Clinical Trials
  • Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Treatment
  • Reconstructive Transplantation
  • Johns Hopkins University

    Research Fellowship, Clinical Trials Certificate

    Johns Hopkins University

  • University of Toledo

    General Surgery Residency

    University of Toledo

  • American University of Beirut

    Bachelor of Science (BS)

    American University of Beirut

  • American University of Beirut

    Master of Science (MSc)

    American University of Beirut

  • American University of Beirut

    Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    American University of Beirut

Dr. Sarhane is an MD MSc graduate from the American University of Beirut. Following graduation, he completed a 1-year internship in the Department of Surgery at AUB. He then joined the Reconstructive Transplantation Program of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University for a 2-year research fellowship. He then completed a residency in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toledo (2021). In July 2021, he started his plastic surgery training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (2021).

During his research time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sarhane was involved in developing small and large animal models of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. He was also instrumental in building The Peripheral Nerve Research Program of the department, which has been very productive since then. In addition, he completed an intensive training degree in the design and conduct of Clinical Trials at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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Vanderbilt Plastic Surgery
1161 21st Avenue South, D-4207 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232

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