38741-Hassanein, Al

Al Hassanein, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Phone 317-944-3636
EH 232
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Al Hassanein is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. He was born and raised in Illinois. and graduated college magna cum laude at the University of Illinois. He finished medical school at the University of Illinois in 2005. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Hassanein trained in plastic surgery at the Harvard plastic surgery program and completed an additional specialized Reconstructive Microsurgery/Breast fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.


Dr. Hassanein is a practicing Plastic Surgeon at IU Health in addition to his role at the IU School of Medicine. He specializes in breast reconstruction including DIEP flap, lymphedema surgery, and complex reconstruction.

Key Publications

Hassanein AH, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Greene AK. Evaluation of Terminology for Vascular Anomalies in Current Literature. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011; 127 (1): 347-351. 

Hassanein AH, Herrera FA, Hassanein O. Challenges of Randomized Controlled Trial Design in Plastic Surgery. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2011; 19 (3): 28-29.

Hassanein AH, Couto RA, Nedder A, Zielins ER, Greene AK. Critical-Size Defect Ossification: Effect of Leporid Age in a Cranioplasty Model. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2011; 22 (6): 2341-2343

Hassanein AH, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Alomari AI, Zurakowsi D, Greene AK. Venous Malformation: Risk of Progression During Childhood and Adolescence. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2012; 68 (2); 198-201.

Hassanein AH, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Quatrano NA, Zurakowski D, Greene AK. Lymphatic Malformation: Risk of Progression During Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012; 23 (1); 149-152.

Hassanein AH, Arany PR, Mulliken JB, Glowacki J, Clune JE, Greene AK. Cranial Particulate Bone Graft Ossifies Calvarial Defects by Osteogenesis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012; 129 (5): 796e-802e.

Hassanein AH, Greene AK, Arany PR, Padwa BP. Intra-Operative Cooling of Iliac Bone Graft: Experimental Evaluation of Cell Viability. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2012; 70 (7): 1633-1635.

Hassanein AH, Clune JE, Mulliken JB, Arany PR, Rogers GF, Kulungowki AM, Greene AK. Effect of Calvarial Burring on Resorption of Onlay Cranial Bone Graft: An Experimental Study. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012; 23 (5): 1495-1498.

Hassanein AH, Couto RA, Mulliken JB, Rogers GF, Greene AK. Re-Harvested Cranial Particulate Bone Graft Ossifies Calvarial Defects in an Animal Model. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012; 23 (5): 1499-1501.

Hassanein AH, Mailey BA, Dobke MK. Robot-Assisted Plastic Surgery. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2012; 39 (4): 419-424.

Hassanein AH, Couto RA, Kurek KC, Rogers GF, Mulliken JB, Greene AK. Experimental Comparison of Cranial Particulate Bone, rh-BMP 2, and Split Cranial Bone for Inlay Cranioplasty. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2013; 50 (3): 358-362.

Hassanein AH, Hassanein O, Mailey BA. Independent Plastic Surgery Match Rate Trend. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013; 131 (2): 315d-316e.

Hassanein AH, Mailey BA, Herrera FA, Reid CM, Dobke MK. Learning Applications of the Surgical Robot in Head and Neck Surgery. Oncosurgery. 2013; 5 (2): 82-87.

Hassanein AH, Rogers GF, Greene AK. Management of Large Melanocytic Congenital Nevi: Outcomes Study of Serial Excision. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015; 50 (4): 613-616.

Hassanein AH, Greene AK. Subcostal Skin Graft Donor Site for Autologous Ear Construction. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015; 26(4):1372-1373.

Hassanein AH, Couto JA, Mulliken JB, Greene AK. Stewart-Treves Phenomenon: Lymphangiosarcoma Arising in Lymphedematous Tissue is Not a Syndrome. Lymphatic Research and Biology. 2015; 13 (3): 228-229.

Hassanein AH, Couto JA, Greene AK. Circular Excision and Purse-String Closure for Pediatric Facial Skin Lesions. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015; 26(5): 1611-1612.

Hassanein AH, Caterson EJ, Erdmann-Sager J, Pribaz JJ. The Subunit Method: A Novel Excisional Approach for Rhinophyma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2016; 74(6): 1276-1278.

Hassanein AH, Vyas RM, Erdmann-Sager J, Caterson EJ, Pribaz JJ. Management of Rhinophyma: Outcomes Study of the Subunit Method. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017; 28(3):e247-e250 

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Plastic Surgery
  • Education
    2017 Fellowship Johns Hopkins University
    2016 Fellowship Harvard (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston Children's Hospital)
    2013 Residency University of California San Diego
    2011 Fellowship Harvard/Boston Children's Hospital
    2011 MMSC Harvard University
    2005 MD University of Illinois
    2001 BS University of Illinois
  • Research

    lymphedema, Breast reconstruction, and breast outcomes.

  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*
  • Clinical Interests

    Breast reconstruction (DIEP, TUG, SIEA flap), breast augmentation/lift/reduction, lymphedema, facial reanimation, cancer and trauma reconstruction, limb salvage, vascular anomalies, cosmetic surgery, Lymphedema, plastic surgery outcomes, education


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