Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a surgeon, triple board-certified in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. In addition, he is fellowship-trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. This high-level expertise led to his appointment as Chief of the Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai, a position he has held for a decade. During this period, Dr. Khorasani has removed and reconstructed over 16,000 skin cancers and performed more than 15,000 aesthetic procedures for patients of all ages, genders, and skin types. He was selected as Program Director for both the Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery fellowships, in which he is responsible for training the next generation of specialized surgeons. His desire to provide a comprehensive medical education combined with his commitment to maximizing patients’ medical and aesthetic outcomes led to Dr. Khorasani’s involvement in several clinical trials and research studies. Consequently, he has received numerous awards, publications in premier medical journals, and, most recently, was invited to serve as editor of a widely-utilized cosmetic surgery textbook.

Dr. Khorasani carefully crafts a therapy plan for each patient that adheres to the highest standards of care and produces the best possible results. Personalization is infused into every aspect of his practice, from the treatment itself to the highly-skilled office personnel that were hand-picked by Dr. Khorasani for their ability to provide compassionate and dedicated patient care. Together as a team, Dr. Khorasani and his staff will work with you to transform your goals into reality.

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Consequently, we strongly encourage viewing our Before & After Gallery to see first-hand the incredible results produced by Dr. Khorasani’s unique triple proficiency in oncologic, dermatologic, and cosmetic surgery. Additionally, Dr. Khorasani’s academic and professional career is summarized below; however, for those interested, a fully detailed resume is available for review.

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To find out whether treatment with Dr. Khorasani can help facilitate your medical or aesthetic objectives, visit us at our New York City practice. To request a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 347-574-8500.


Areas of focus

Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a highly specialized skin cancer surgery that effectively removes the tumor with minimal damage to the surrounding healthy skin. The wound left by the surgery is then repaired in a manner that optimizes the aesthetic and functional outcomes. Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon with additional board certification in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. As such, he is one of the few Mohs surgeons capable of both removing your cancer and expertly restoring the treated area. This unique competency in both Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction has earned Dr. Khorasani an international reputation of excellence and multiple peer-reviewed research publications. More importantly, patients undergoing skin cancer surgery with Dr. Khorasani can rest assured that they are receiving comprehensive care that maximizes both their medical and cosmetic results.

Visit our Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction page to learn more about this innovative skin cancer therapy.

Non-Invasive and Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a renowned national educator in the art of non-invasive and minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures and has spent the majority of his career training cosmetic surgeons. Throughout his ten-plus years of medical practice, he consistently emphasizes that “less is more,” especially when performing aesthetic treatments. The combination of extensive clinical expertise and consistent cosmetic principles lends itself to the production of natural-appearing results that expertly compliment the contours of your face and body. Please visit our Procedures page to find out more about some of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Khorasani.

Scar Revision
Scar revision has been an area of focus for the entirety of Dr. Hooman Khorasani’s medical career, as he is committed to helping patients overcome the heavy physical and emotional burden induced by their scars. Capitalizing on his unique fellowship training in wound healing and scar repair, Dr. Khorasani has conducted numerous clinical trials to pioneer innovative and effective scar revision therapies. Consequently, his scar repair research has appeared in multiple medical journals and several medical textbook chapters. This extensive academic knowledge in conjunction with a decade of clinical experience lends itself to maximal scar repair that is precisely tailored to each patient’s scar characteristics, unique health profile, lifestyle constraints, and overall aesthetic goals. Please visit our Scar Revision page to determine which of our cutting-edge scar revision therapies can best help erase your physical reminder of a prior trauma.

Background

Education
Dr. Hooman Khorasani graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a bachelor’s degree in Physiological Sciences. After completing his studies at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Khorasani graduated with highest distinction and was amongst the top 5% of his medical school class. He then opted to pursue a General Surgery internship year at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center to refine his reconstructive skills and techniques. Wishing to augment his understanding of scar formation and revision, he immersed himself in a year-long research fellowship investigating minimal-scar wound repair within the division of Plastic Surgery at USC. Following this research experience, Dr. Khorasani underwent 3 years of dermatology training at the New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital, where he was appointed Chief Resident on the recommendation of his peers and superiors. Finally, he completed a year-long advanced fellowship in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he received intensive training in oncologic, dermatologic, and cosmetic surgery.

Associations
Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a member of American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Finally, he was elected into the elite membership of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society that recognizes superior academic achievement, leadership and humanism.  


Professional Appointments

Dual Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Khorasani has served as Program Director of the Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology and Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery fellowships at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for nine years. During this time, he has trained hundreds of medical residents and dozens of fellows in advanced oncologic, dermatologic, and cosmetic surgery techniques in one of the nation’s most renowned medical institutes.

Conference Chair
Nine years ago, Dr. Khorasani developed the annual Mount Sinai Spring Symposium “Advances in Facial Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery.” Since then, this conference has become one of the premier Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery training events in which hundreds of health care providers from around the world acquire and practice the latest surgical techniques. Much of the symposium’s success can be attributed to Dr. Khorasani’s hands-on approach in which he individually instructs conference attendees through live patient demonstrations and simulation workshops.

Co-Founder
Dr. Khorasani is the co-founder of the globally-recognized Tisch Cancer Institute’s melanoma and skin cancer center of Mount Sinai. As an oncologic surgeon, Dr. Khorasani is proud to have helped establish this research center and tumor board aimed at developing increasingly effective detection methodologies and treatment plans for all forms of skin cancer in a multi-disciplinary fashion. Much of the findings put forth from this institute have been adopted by physicians around the world, helping to improve patient outcomes on a global scale.

Education & Post-Doctoral Training

2010-2011
Mohs/Procedural Dermatology Fellowship
Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-New York, NY
2007-2010
Dermatology Resident
Chief Resident (2009-2010)
Department of Dermatology
New York Medical College
Metropolitan Hospital - New York, NY
2006-2007
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Research Fellow
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Division of Plastic Surgery – Los Angeles, CA
2005-2006
General Surgery Internship
Department of General Surgery
University Hospital - LA County Hospital
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
2001-2005
M.D., USC Keck School of Medicine
Graduated with Highest Distinction
Los Angeles, CA
1996-2000
B.S, University of California, Los Angeles
Physiological Sciences, Graduated with Highest Honors
Los Angeles, CA

Honors & Awards

2019
Teacher and Mentor of the Year Award
Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology
2016
Exceptional Service Award
Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology
2013
Mentor Par Excellence Award
Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology
2012
Teaching Excellence Award
Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology
2011
Teacher of the Year Award
Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology
2010
Bronze Medal, DermPath Bowl
American Academy of Dermatology
2010
3rd place, Resident Research Competition
New York Academy of Medicine
2008
Resident Scholarship
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
2005
Medical Faculty Wives and Friends of the Keck School of Medicine Scholarship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2004
Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior AOA)
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2004
Dean’s Scholar Recognition Junior & Senior Continuum
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2004
Van Horne Scholarship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2001-2003
Dean’s Honors Recognition
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2002
Pathology Chair’s Honors
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2002
Scholarship
Swedish/American Scholars Association
2000
Summa Cum Laude
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1996-2000
Dean's List
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Memberships & professional Organizations

2012
American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
2007
American Academy of Dermatology
2007
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
2007
New York Dermatologic Society
2004
Alpha Omega Alpha

Additional Professional Roles

Elected membership in honor societies: Alpha Omega Alpha
Intramural service: Program Director, Mohs Micrographic & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital (ACGME)
Program Director, Cosmetic Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital (ASDS)
Chair, Mount Sinai Spring Symposium “Advances in Rejuvenation and Reconstruction: A Hands-on Cadaver Workshop

Personal Life

Dr. Hooman Khorasani immigrated to the United States from Sweden when he was 19  years old after receiving an undergraduate scholarship from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While studying at UCLA he met his wife, Cindy, who has been his greatest supporter and confidant throughout his academic and professional career. During Dr. Khorasani’s dermatology residency, the couple moved to Manhattan and became parents to two wonderful boys.

The whole family loves the vibrancy and culture of New York and can often be found exploring new music, art, and food in all five boroughs. In his spare time, Dr. Khorasani enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, and basketball—especially when his wife or children participate alongside him!

As the son of Persian parents and having lived in Iran, Sweden and the United States, Dr. Khorasani is fluent in English, Farsi, and Swedish.

Conclusion

Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a triple board-certified, fellowship-trained cosmetic and skin cancer surgeon who has dedicated his career to addressing both the medical and aesthetic needs of his patients. His passion for providing patients with cutting-edge treatments to address their medical needs and cosmetic goals has led to his involvement in multiple successful research projects investigating novel devices and advanced clinical techniques. Furthermore, he has spent the bulk of his career training oncologic, dermatologic, and cosmetic surgeons of all skill levels, as he believes it is his moral responsibility to help produce providers that are capable of delivering exemplary care to their patients.

This combination of expert-level academic and clinical proficiency has led to Dr. Khorasani’s internationally recognized reputation of excellence; however, in Dr. Khorasani’s opinion, the crowning achievement of his medical career is the opportunity to have helped nearly 30,000 patients look and feel their very best.

Dr. Khorasani and his team look forward to meeting you and providing you with similarly optimal cosmetic or medical results that are personally tailored to your specific needs.

Dr. Khorasani’s Research

Cosmetic Procedures Performed

Dr. Khorasani is a fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon and performs provides both facial aesthetic surgery and body cosmetic procedures. These include liposuction, non-invasive body contouring, eye lifts, Silhouette InstaLift, non-invasive laser procedures, scar revisions, Botox® and most injectable fillers.

Skin Cancer Removal and Reconstruction

Patients travel from all over the world to see Dr. Khorasani for skin cancer removal and complex reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Khorasani is board certified in performing reconstructive surgeries in addition to any necessary cosmetic procedures. Patients feel reassured under Dr. Khorasani's care from start to finish as he stays with them through the removal, pathology and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Khorasani provides expert care all in one place.

Scar Repair Research

He is deeply involved in minimal scar wound repair research and has done extensive research in this area. He is currently conducting two clinical trials addressing improved scarring after surgery.

Dual Fellowship Program Director

Patients travel from all over the world to see Dr. Khorasani for skin cancer removal and complex reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Khorasani is board certified in performing reconstructive surgeries in addition to any necessary cosmetic procedures. Patients feel reassured under Dr. Khorasani's care from start to finish as he stays with them through the removal, pathology and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Khorasani provides expert care all in one place.

National Aesthetic Meeting

Dr. Khorasani is the Chair of the Mount Sinai Spring Symposium “Advances in Facial Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery,” a renowned national, multi-specialty reconstructive and cosmetic surgery meeting.

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