Patrick Assi, MD

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Patrick Assi joined our surgical faculty in the Department of Plastic Surgery as Assistant Professor after a Plastic Surgery Residency and an Enfolded Fellowship in Gender Affirming Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Assi's practice will encompass a wide range of expertise, including Facial Plastic Surgery, Adult Comprehensive Gender-Affirming Surgery, and Migraine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. For the latter, he has been awarded the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant to conduct research on peripheral nerve regeneration. His research interests also extend to patient-reported outcomes following gender surgery and occipital neuralgia surgery.

Dr. Assi has made significant contributions to the field of plastic surgery, with publications in various peer-reviewed journals. Notably, his work on Gender-affirming surgery and improved patient-reported outcomes was featured in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, a journal for which he also serves as a reviewer. His other publications include An ode to Gillies and Millard: The ten commandments applied to self-inflicted head and neck gunshot wounds in FACE, A systematic review and meta-analysis on the incidence of patients with lower-limb amputations who developed symptomatic neuromata in the residual limb in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, and A Review of the diagnosis and management of headache in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Memberships, Awards and Honors
Dr. Assi is board-eligible for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of prestigious organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Migraine Surgery Society, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the World Professional Association for Transgender, and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Notably, he has received awards such as the Bruce Shack Leadership Award and the Best Resident Consultant Award from the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University. Additionally, he was honored with the Annual Meeting Resident Research Award by the Maryland Orthopedic Association.

Dr. Assi completed his Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree at the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon. His training continued with an internship and residency training in General Surgery at the MedStar Health General Surgery Program in Baltimore, MD. He then completed an Integrated Residency in Plastic Surgery with an Enfolded Fellowship, both at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. 

Department of Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Medical Center North D-4207
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 
Phone: (615) 936-0160

Patient Appointments and Clinic
Vanderbilt Adult Plastic Surgery
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232
Fax: (615) 343-2552
Appointments: (615) 322-2350

WEBSITE:  Adult Plastic Surgery