Salam A. Kassis, MD

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery
Phone
(615) 322-2350
Fax
(615) 936-0167

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, transgender surgery, and chronic headache. Dr. Kassis is certified by the American Board of General Surgery.

Research

Dr. Kassis’s research interests include migraine surgery, nerve surgery, breast reinnervation, burn surgery, transgender 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.

Education

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.

Dr. Kassis sees patients at: 
Vanderbilt Plastic Surgery Clinic
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
343 Franklin Road, Suite 108
Brentwood, TN 37207

For aesthetic, migraine or transgender surgery call:
APPOINTMENTS (615) 936-2700

For all other plastic surgery call:
APPOINTMENTS (615) 322-2350
Fax: (615) 936-0167

Office (615) 936-3574
EMAIL:  Salam.Al.Kassis@vumc.org

WEBSITE:  Department of Plastic Surgery