42417-Bamba, Ravi

Ravi Bamba, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Phone 317-278-0394
545 Barnhill Dr., Emerson Hall
EH 232

Indianapolis, Indian 46202
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Dr. Bamba is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Surgery.  His clinical areas of expertise are breast reconstruction and general plastic surgery. 

Dr. Bamba was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated with honors in Biology. Afterwards, he matriculated at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top medical schools. He then completed a full general surgery residency at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a research fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery at Vanderbilt University. After becoming a board-certified general surgeon, he completed a plastic surgery residency at Indiana University and a fellowship in breast and microsurgery at the University of Chicago.

Doximity Profile 


2021 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness

2021 - ASERF Resident Travel Scholarship

2020 - Indiana University Plastic Surgery In-Service Award

2018 - ASSH Resident Fast Track Grant- $5,000

2017 - Editor’s Choice Paper, May 2017, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Gupta V, Yeslev M, Winocour J, Bamba R, Rodriguez-Feo C, Shack RB, Grotting JC, Higdon KK.  Complications of Aesthetic Breast Surgery: Analysis of 73,608 Cases.  Aesthet Surg J. 2017 May 1;37(5):515-527.

2016 - American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Scholarship

2016 - Georgetown University Department of Surgery Academic Achievement, Award. Award given to resident with the highest in-service exam score

2016Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Grant- $10,000

2016Finalist Best Paper, 2016 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting 

2016Editor’s Choice Paper, June 2016, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Gupta V, Winocour J, Rodriguez-Feo C, Bamba R, Shack RB, Grotting JC, Higdon KK.  Safety of Aesthetic Surgery in Overweight Patients: Analysis of 127,961 Patients. Aesthet Surg J.  2016 Jun;36(6):718-29. 

2016Editor’s Choice Paper, May 2016, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Bamba R, Gupta V, Shack RB, Grotting JC, Higdon KK.  Evaluation of Diabetes Mellitus as a Risk Factor for Major Complications in Patients Undergoing Aesthetic Surgery.  Aesthet Surg J.  2016 May;36(5):598-608.

2007 - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Summer Research Grant

2006 - University of Chicago Dean’s Merit Scholarship

2006 - Graduation with Honors in Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

2002 - Spirit of Washington University Scholarship  

Key Publications

Bamba R, Wiebe J, Ingersol C, Dawson S, Sinha M, Cohen AC, Hartman BC, Lester ME, Hassanein AH.  Do Patient Expectations of Discharge Affect Length of Stay After Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap for Breast Reconstruction?  J Reconstr Microsurg.  2022 Jan; 38(1):34-40

Bamba R, Tran PC, Mailey BA, Lin J, DeBrock W, Dawson S, Sinha M, Hartman BC, Hadad I, Lester ME, Hassanein AH. Comparison of Breast Reconstruction Outcomes Using Oxychlorosene versus Triple Antibiotic Solution for Pocket Irrigation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Aug 18;10(8):e3975

Bamba R, Hanson SE, Beederman M, Garza RM, Chang DW. To spare or not to spare rib: A survey on internal mammary vessel preparation in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2022 Nov;42(8):852-855. 

Bamba R, Bhagat N, Tran PC, Westrick E, Hassanein AH, Wooden WA.  The Virtual Interview for Independent Plastic Surgery Programs: Modern Convenience or Modern Misrepresentation?  J Surg Educ.  2021 Mar-Apr; 78(2): 612-621

Bamba R, Shadfar S, Van Natta BW.  Fat Grafting as a Novel Treatment for Xerostomia.  J Craniofac Surg.  2021 Mar-Apr 01; 32(2):e211-e215


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Education
    2022 FEL Breast and Microsurgery, University of Chicago
    2021 FEL Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2018 RES General Surgery, Georgetown University
    2016 FEL Peripheral Nerve Surgery Research, Georgetown University
    2012 RES Radiology, University of Chicago
    2010 MD University of Chicago
    2006 BA Washington University
  • Research
    - Breast Reconstruction 
    - Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Professional Organizations
    Aesthetic Society (Candidate Member)
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Candidate Member)
  • Clinical Interests
    - Breast Reconstruction
    - General Plastic Surgery 
    - Aesthetic Surgery

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