Dr. Ahmed Suliman

Associate Clinical Professor                                                                      Contact Information:

Division of Plastic Surgery                                                                                       619-543-6084


Section Chief

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Department of Veteran Affairs                                                                       Patient Inquiries:  619-294-3746



  1. Autologous fat grafting

  2. Regenerative medicine and stem cells

  3. Stem Cell Derived Therapeutics

  4. Clinical and Therapeutic Applications of Fat Grafting and Stem Cells.  The Role of Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRCs) in Angiogenesis.  Mechanisms of Angiogenesis and Adipose Derived Regenerative Cell Grafts.

Dr. Suliman is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He has advanced training in Microsurgery, Aesthetic Surgery, Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.   His advanced training provides the full spectrum of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures for pediatric through adult patients.  He specializes in oncologic or post traumatic extremity reconstruction, including congenital or oncologic deformities; complex microvascular reconstruction; autologous fat grafting; and breast reduction and gynecomastia surgery.  

He has presented at national conferences including "Clinical Applications and Utility of Flourescence Imaging in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Philadelphia, PA (2017) and at the International Fat Grafting Forum (IFGF) in New Orleans LA, (2015) he presented "Indications and Treatment Options for Large Volume Fat Grafting to the Breasts; with and without Implants" and "Eighteen Month Follow-Up of Patient Outcomes Following Combined Facelift and Fat Grafting."


Currently Dr. Suliman is the lead surgeon in a Clinical Trial investigating the safety and efficacy of a subcutaneously implanted product (an encapsulated medical device and stem cell pancreatic beta cell precursors) in controlling blood sugar in Type 1 diabetic patients.  


  1. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Suliman A.  The effect of age on microsurgical free flap outcomes:  An analysis of 5,951 cases.  Microsurgery: 37(8): 858-864 Nov 2017

  2. Jubbal KT, Chen C, Costantini T, Herrera F, Dobke M, Suliman A.  Analysis of Surfing Injuries Presenting in the Acute Trauma Setting.  Ann Plast Surg 78 (S4): 233-237, 2017

  3. Rankin T, Mailey B, Suliman A, Dobke M. Palliative Reconstruction Surgery May Improve Quality of Life in High Functioning Noncurable Head and Neck Onocologic Patients.  Ann Plast Surg 74 Suppl. 1:S52-56.  May 2015

  4. Mailey B, Baker JL, Hosseini A , Collins J, Suliman A, Wallace AM, Cohen SR. Evaluation of Facial Volume Changes after Rejuvenation Surgery Using a 3-Dimensional Camera.  Aesthet Surg J. 36(4):379-87. April 2016

  5. Granzow JW, Li A, Suliman A, Caton A, Goldberg M, Boyd JB.  Bipedicled Flaps in Posttraumatic Lower-Extremity Reconstruction.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg.  66(10):1415-1420, Oct 2013

  6. Dobke M, Suliman A, Herrera F, Reid C, Yee B, Mailey B, Saba S.  Concepts and Defect-Oriented Approaches to Head and Neck Reconstruction.  Oncosurgery.  Volume 5 Number 3. Sept 2013

  7. Granzow JW, Suliman A, Roostaeian J, Perry A, Boyd JB.  Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap (SCAIF)  vs Free Fasciocutaneous Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jun;148(6):941-8. Epub Apr 3, 2013

  8. Granzow JW, Suliman A, Roostaeian J, Perry A, Boyd JB.  The Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap (SCAIF) For Head and Neck Reconstruction:  Surgical Technique and Refinements.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jun;148(6):933-40.  Epub. Review April 3, 2013