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Farhadi, Jian - consultant plastic surgeon and lead clinician


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Secretary: Elizabeth Grace
Tel: 020 7188 5135

Area of expertise: plastic surgery

  • Biography 

    Jian Farhadi has a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the breast. His expertise is in microsurgical reconstruction using own tissue from the thigh and buttocks area.

    Jian is the founder and a trustee of Bra Foundation, a registered charity to raise awareness about breast reconstruction options.

  • Education and training

    • Graduation - University of Basel
    • General surgery - University Hospital Bern 
    • Plastic surgery - University Hospital Basel, 2005
    • Associate Professor University of Basel, 2007
  • Specialist interests

    • Reconstructive breast surgery
    • Lower limb reconstruction
    • Microsurgery
    • Reconstruction following gynaecological and colorectal cancers
    • Abdominal wall reconstruction for complex hernias
  • Research interests

    Lead for research and development of plastic surgery, ENT, orthopaedic and emergency.

    Jian Farhadi runs a number of clinical projects on the subject of breast reconstruction. His major projects are:

    • virtual planning in own tissue breast reconstruction in collaboration with King’s College London
    • division of medical imaging and the use of heat on breast skin prior to mastectomy in order to reduce skin flap necrosis. This is a translational research.
  • Awards

    • Dirk Schaefer Research Prize, 2007
    • Medidaprix finalist, 2005
    • Research Prize of Swiss Society in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2003
    • Prize of Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition, 2003
    • Grand Global Award for craftsmanship, 2001