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Fares Samra, M.D.
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Samra is a fourth year resident in the integrated plastic surgery program. His interests include pediatric craniofacial surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He plans to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery.

2012 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2004 - 2008   B.A. – Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Summa Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 - 2012  M.D. – Medical Education
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Samra F, Paliga JT, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Forbes BJ, Taylor JA. The Prevalence of Strabismus in Unilateral Coronal Synostosis. Child’s Nervous System. 2015 April; 31(4):589-96.
  2. Alperovich M, Tanna N, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS. Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammaplasty or mastopexy: how safe is it? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 May;131 (5):962-7.
  3. Salem Samra, MD; Fares Samra, BA; Yuen-Jong Liu, MD; Rajendra Sawh-Martinez, MD; John Persing, MD. Optimal Placement of a Brachioplasty Scar: A Survey Evaluation. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2013 Oct;71 (4):329-32
  4. Weichman KE, Wilson SC, Samra F, Reavey P, Sharma S, Haddock NT. Treatment and outcomes of fingertip injuries at a large metropolitan public hospital. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Jan;131(1):107-12.
  5. Samra, Fares; Greives, Matthew R; Pavlides, Savvas; Blechman, Keith M; Naylor, Sara-Megumi; Woodrell, Chris; Cadacio, Caprice; Levine, Jamie P; Warren, Stephen M; Gold, Leslie I. Exogenous Calreticulin Improves Diabetic Wound Healing. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2012 Sep-Oct;20(5):715-30
  6. Selber, Jesse C. M.D., M.P.H.; Samra, Fares B.A.; Bristol, Mirar M.A.; Sonnad, Seema S. Ph.D.; Vega, Stephen M.D.; Wu, Liza M.D.; Serletti, Joseph M. M.D.A Head-to-Head Comparison between the Muscle-Sparing Free TRAM and the SIEA Flaps: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 122(2): 348-355, August 2008.
Book Chapters
  1. Samra F, Kanchwala S. Wound Healing. In Karakousis G, The Surgical Review: An integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide 4e. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. [in press]
Published Abstracts
  1. Swanson, Jordan; Samra, Fares; Mitchell, Brianne; Wes, Ari M.; Bartlett, Scott P.; Taylor, Jesse A. An Evolved Algorithm for Managing Syndromic Craniosynostosis in the Era of Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 135(4S):1215, April 2015.
  2. Samra F, Paliga JT, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Forbes BJ, Taylor JA. The Prevalence of Strabismus in Unilateral Coronal Synostosis. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Oct;134(4 Suppl 1):19-20.
  3. F Samra, SM Naylor, D Gorovets, S Pavlides, MR Greives, J Murphy-Ullrich, JP Levine, LI Gold, SM Warren. Functions of the ER Chaperone Calreticulin in Diabetic Wound Repair. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 125(6):143, June 2010.
  4. Alperovich, Michael MD; Tanna, Neil MD, MBA; Samra, Fares MD; Blechman, Keith M. MD; Shapiro, Richard L. MD; Guth, Amber A. MD; Axelrod, Deborah M. MD; Choi, Mihye MD; Karp, Nolan S. MD. Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in Patients with a History of Reduction Mammaplasty or Mastopexy: An Updated Experience Demonstrating Its Safety. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 132(4S-1):126, October 2013.
  5. Salem Samra, MD; Rajendra Sawh-Martinez, BS; Yuen-Jong Liu, MD; Fares Samra, BA; John Persing, MD. Optimal Placement of Brachioplasty Scar: A Survey Evaluation. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 126():77, October 2010.
October 2010 Top Paper Presentation at Plastic Surgery 2010
American Society of Plastic Surgery’s Annual Meeting
March 2007

First Place, Clinical Paper.
Combined Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons and the John Staige Davis Society of Plastic Surgeons.



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