Dr. Ariel N. Rad's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Dr. Ariel N. Rad is a Princeton and Duke University educated, Johns Hopkins trained Board certified plastic surgeon, and he is Assistant Professor of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Rad has membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which, through rigorous written and oral examinations, has vetted Dr. Rad's education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct as having met the highest standards established by these national organizations. Dr. Rad was awarded two Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health and Duke University, as well as a three-year grant from the NIH to expand upon his pioneering work at the University of London where he completed a Ph.D. in immunology. In 2003, Dr. Rad returned to the United States to enter the training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins. Upon completion of his training in 2009 Dr. Rad joined the full-time faculty at Johns Hopkins as Assistant Professor and Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery where he instructed surgeon trainees in state-of-the-art aesthetic and reconstructive techniques. Dr. Rad has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rad and his colleagues pioneered microvascular techniques several of which only 50 surgeons worldwide are skilled to perform. Dr. Rad has lectured on his work at international meetings such as in Helsinki, Finland at the World Microsurgery Congress, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Rad is dedicated to his patients and, with his wife, opened SHERBER RAD July 2014 to deliver excellent collaborative care. Together Drs. Sherber's and Rad's approach are centered on comprehensive care and patient privacy. Dr. Rad's top flight technical abilities, paired with a cultivated artistic sense, are the tools through which he is able to achieve exceptional results. He is known for his skill in microsurgery and facial aesthetic surgery, his nuanced artistic vision and caring manner.
- Princeton University (Grad. 1994)
- Duke University (Grad. 2000)
- Johns Hopkins University (Grad. 2009)
- University College London, U. of London (Grad. 2003)
Areas of Expertise
- Breast reconstruction with flap surgery
Awards & Recognitions
- Magna Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 1994
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Fellowship
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continuing Research Fellowship
- NIH F32 National Research Service Award, 2000-2003
- Certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2010
- Academic All-American, Swimming 1994
Publications & Research
- Learning curves: historical trends of FDA-reported adverse events for dermal fillers.
- Future directions in facial rejuvenation.
- Patient-Reported Assessment of Functional Gait Outcomes following Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Reconstruction.
- A review of propeller flaps for distal lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction: Is flap loss too high?
- Initial experience with the use of foetal/neonatal bovine acellular dermal collagen matrix (SurgiMend™) for tissue-expander breast reconstruction.
- Increased Flap Weight and Decreased Perforator Number Predict Fat Necrosis in DIEP Breast Reconstruction.
- Fat grafting and breast reconstruction with implant: another option for irradiated breast cancer patients.
- Bilateral autologous breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps: Review of a single surgeon's early experience.
- Introducing the septocutaneous gluteal artery perforator flap: a simplified approach to microsurgical breast reconstruction.
- Internal mammary intercostal perforators instead of the true internal mammary vessels as the recipient vessels for breast reconstruction.
- Classification schema for anatomic variations of the inferior epigastric vasculature evaluated by abdominal CT angiograms for breast reconstruction.
- Intraabdominal tissue expanders to prevent radiation enteritis: preliminary report.
- The anterior tibialis artery perforator (ATAP) flap for traumatic knee and patella defects: clinical cases and anatomic study.
- Clinical experience with the lateral septocutaneous superior gluteal artery perforator flap for autologous breast reconstruction.
- Saphenous vein grafts for perforator flap salvage in autologous breast reconstruction.
- Peroneal artery perforator-based propeller flap reconstruction of the lateral distal lower extremity after tumor extirpation: case report and literature review.
- Free DIEP and SIEA breast reconstruction to internal mammary intercostal perforating vessels with arterial microanastomosis using a mechanical coupling device.
- Hypochlorous acid enhances immunogenicity and uptake of allogeneic ovarian tumor cells by dendritic cells to cross-prime tumor-specific T cells.
- Enhancing the potency of peptide-pulsed antigen presenting cells by vector-driven hyperexpression of a triad of costimulatory molecules.
- The differential influence of allogeneic tumor cell death via DNA damage on dendritic cell maturation and antigen presentation.
- Vector-driven hyperexpression of a triad of costimulatory molecules confers enhanced T-cell stimulatory capacity to DC precursors.
- Enhanced activation of T cells by dendritic cells engineered to hyperexpress a triad of costimulatory molecules.