Hani Sbitany, MD

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Hani Sbitany is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. He performs post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, including microsurgical free tissue transfer, implant-based techniques, and fat grafting. He is trained in reconstructive microsurgery, and performs the most advanced procedures for restoring form and function after breast cancer surgery. He also performs surgical reconstruction for defects of the head and neck, torso, arms and legs. Other areas of expertise include reconstruction after skin cancer removal, and general plastic and reconstructive surgery. In cosmetic surgery, his focus is surgical rejuvenation of the face, breasts and torso.

Sbitany's research addresses optimizing outcomes and safety of techniques for fat transfer to the breast, following mastectomy or breast conservation treatment for breast cancer. Sbitany earned a medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Rochester in New York, and a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has written book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed medical publications, and is a reviewer for two plastic and reconstructive surgery journals. He is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF.

Learn more about Sbitany in a Q&A where he discusses tissue-transfer techniques for breast reconstruction after cancer surgery.


Breast Care Plastic Surgery
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone (Dr. Robert Foster): (415) 885-7729
Phone (Dr. Hani Sbitany): (415) 353-9985
Fax: (415) 353-9541

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Nurse Advice Line : (415) 353-9752
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

More about Hani Sbitany


Columbia University School of Medicine 2005


University of Rochester School of Medicine 2010


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sbitany H. Reply: Indications for Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Apr; 141(4):613e-614e.
  2. Sbitany H. Reply: Optimizing Aesthetics with Prosthetic Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Apr; 141(4):612e-613e.
  3. Garcia SM, Tamaki S, Lee S, Wong A, Jose A, Dreux J, Kouklis G, Sbitany H, Seth R, Knott PD, Heaton C, Ryan WR, Kim EA, Hansen SL, Hoffman WY, Pomerantz JH. High-Yield Purification, Preservation, and Serial Transplantation of Human Satellite Cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 Mar 13; 10(3):1160-1174.

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