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Riverview Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Raritan Bay Medical Center (Perth Amboy)

Monmouth Medical Center

JFK Medical Center

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Ocean University Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (Lakewood)

Portsmouth Regional Hospital (New Hampshire)

Doylestown Hospital (Pennsylvania)

Portsmouth Regional Hospital (New Hampshire)

Fares Samra, MD, FACS

Dr. Fares Samra was born and raised in New Jersey. He studied at some of the finest medical institutions and chose to become a plastic surgeon to help patients have a better quality of life. He brings knowledge of advances in his field to members of his local community.

He returned to the University of Pennsylvania for his plastic surgery residency training program. There, Dr. Fares Samra worked at several prominent institutions including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), home to the highest volume microsurgical free flap breast reconstruction center in the US, and the first and top-ranked children’s hospital in the country, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He was trained by leaders of the medical community in reconstructive microsurgery, pediatric plastic surgery, and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Fares Samra continued his education with fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. MSKCC hosts the premier reconstructive microsurgery fellowship program in the nation. There, he performed over 200 free flaps, mastering the latest techniques in breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, and lymphedema surgery.

Dr. Fares Samra has performed extensive research resulting in the authorship of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications as well as multiple book chapters. He has traveled around the country and the world to present his work, specifically on free flap breast reconstruction and pediatric plastic surgery.

Dr. Fares Samra offers the latest in reconstructive breast surgery including DIEP flap breast reconstruction, lower extremity/thigh-based tissue transfer, advanced breast implant techniques, and fat grafting. Dr. Fares Samra is one of the select surgeons in the U.S. performing breast neurotization with Resensation, an advanced surgical technique designed to restore sensation after mastectomy. It is an additional step during free flap (autologous) breast reconstruction that reconnects the nerves and can potentially return sensation to the newly restored breast.

Dr. Samra also offers reconstructive procedures for trauma and cancer-related defects of the body as well as aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body including facelifts, rhinoplasty, breast lift and, augmentation, tummy tuck, and a variety of body contouring procedures.

Dr. Samra is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Samra serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Fares Samra is passionate about sharing his medical expertise and collaborating with colleagues to help those in need. He has participated in several surgical missions including traveling to the Middle East and Central America to perform relief work. Dr. Samra traveled to Amman, Jordan with LEAP Global Missions and the Syrian American Medical Society to provide care for Syrian refugees. Additionally, he was awarded the Regan Fellowship from Operation Smile and traveled to Managua, Nicaragua to provide care for children with cleft lip and palate.

Dear Dr. Samra,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you have done for me over the past year. I had no doubt about the quality of your skills, but an added bonus for me was your deep concern, and compassion especially when things got tough. (You never gave up on me – some doctors do when patients are difficult.)

For a cancer survivor, it is very important to be surrounded by doctors that are positive and willing to stick with you no matter how hard it gets.

You are not only an outstanding surgeon, but you bring strength to your patients who are facing difficult choices and long procedures. I am so grateful for that.

Thank you again for all you have done for me!

Martha M.

This has been a rough road for me this year but I wanted to say Thank You for all you did to make this difficult process so much easier. Your kind, gentle manor puts a worried mind at ease.

Martha M.

It is almost one month since my upper and lower eye lid surgery (blepharopasty). I can honestly say I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Said Samra and his team were very professional and supportive through the entire process. Many of my family and friends who know what I did are really impressed with how much younger I look. For those that don’t know… They think I lost weight or ask me what I’m doing that I look so good. Thank you Dr. Samra!

Camille M.

Wonderful physician. Extremely knowledgeable and a caring bedside manner. And his staff went above & beyond (especially Nadine) to help make all go smoothly. I am blessed to have found them and would highly recommend Dr. Said Samra & the Samra Group!

Anonymous on Vitals

I had a minor procedure done by D. Samara which had been attempted before by another physician. Dr. Samara’s results were far superior. In addition to his medical expertise, he communicates very well. I would highly recommend him.

l. Goldman