I have had two procedures done by Dr. Samra, rhinoplasty in 2000 and breast augmentation this year. There arent even words to describe how happy I am with every single thing about Dr. Samra and his office.
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.
Upon graduating summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fares Samra attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine. He served as the president of his class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society for academic achievement.
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 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 and to Amman, Jordan with LEAP Global Missions and the Syrian American Medical Society to provide care for 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.
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. He 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. 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. Learn more>>