Salam A. Kassis, M.D.

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kassis joined our surgical faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery after completing a Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. His clinical areas of expertise include cosmetic plastic surgery, acute and reconstructive burn surgery, and chronic headache. Dr. Kassis is certified by the American Board of General Surgery.


Dr. Kassis’s research interests include migraine surgery, nerve surgery, breast reinnervation, burn surgery, platelet rich plasma/aesthetic surgery, lymphedema, and biofilms. His recently published articles include: Comparative Antimicrobial Activity of Commercial Wound-Care Solutions on Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms, Annals of Plastic Surgery; Applied Bioengineering in Tissue Reconstruction, Replacement, and Regeneration, Tissue Engineering; Characteristics of Patients With Injury Secondary to Smoking on Home Oxygen Therapy Transferred Intubated to a Burn Center, Journal of the American College of Surgeons.


Dr. Kassis received a Bachelor of Science from American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, and his medical degree from American University as well. He completed his general surgery internship and his residency at Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, CT, where he served as a chief resident in General Surgery. Dr. Kassis received a post-doctoral research fellowship from American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; a fellowship from the Interdepartmental Program in Cardiothoracic, Pulmonary and Critical Care from Bridgeport/Yale Health System, Bridgeport, CT; and a Plastic Surgery Fellowship from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

WEBSITE:  Department of Plastic Surgery