Highlights of CV

  • Double-board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Graduated in the top 10% of his specialty in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Scored in the top 10% on the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examination
  • First surgeon to introduce Ultrasonic rhinoplasty to Quebec
  • First non-American to train at Stanford in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Published over 85 scientific articles and chapters
  • Published a scientific textbook to teach Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to doctors worldwide
  • Presented over 100 times at national and international surgery conferences
  • Assistant professor of Surgery at the University of Montreal
  • Performs charitable surgery overseas on underserved populations
  • Performed over 3500 procedures in his career

Current practice

Dr. Moubayed is a surgical specialist in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is the speciality that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all medical, surgical, and cosmetic conditions affecting the nose, face, and neck. His main area of practice is Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, which is one of the seven subspecialties of Otolaryngology. He is currently Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Montreal where he has the chance to teach the future generations of doctors as well as perform research. His main practice is at the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Soins et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS) du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. He also has a private cosmetic surgery practice in Montreal.

Dr. Moubayed performing surgery

Dr. Moubayed giving a lecture

Dr. Moubayed teaching a class at the CIUSSS Nord-de-l’ìle de Montréal

Training and competence

Dr. Moubayed immigrated to Canada at the age of 7 from Syria, and grew up in Cartierville in Montreal. He initially wanted to study graphic design and computer science, but gravitated towards medicine. He found in surgery a true passion, being a perfect balance between art and science.

He graduated medical school at the University of Montreal, and finished his residency training at the same university in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Each year, in Canada, less than 30 positions are available in this specialty, making it one of the most competitive to get into. He graduated in the top 10% of graduates of his discipline, on the Dean’s Honor List. He also obtained the Subspecialization bursary, which is a prestigious award given yearly to a single student among 321 medical and surgical graduates.

He then went on to New York City at the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to work under Dr. Mark Urken, one of the founding fathers of complex head and neck reconstruction. He graduated with a fellowship in Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction and Oncology, accredited by the American Head and Neck Society. During these types of operations, that last often more than 6 hours, surgeons harvest tissue from patient’s arms, chest, or legs to reconstruct the face, and suture small blood vessels to blood vessels in the neck using tiny sutures as thick as a hair.

He was then the first non-American to be admitted to the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program at prestigious Stanford University in California, university that is often ranked first in world rankings. He spent a year under the tutelage of Dr. Sam Most, one of the world leaders in rhinoplasty and facial surgery. This is one of the rare programs in the world that offers complete training in complex cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery, and is accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated in the top 10% in North America at the specialty certifying examination.

Dr. Sami Moubayed

Subspecialization bursary

Dr. Moubayed receiving the subspecialization bursary at the University of Montreal

Experience and certifications

Since graduating as a doctor, Dr. Moubayed counts over 3500 surgical procedures in the face and neck under his belt. He certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has a Specialist Certificate of the Collège des médecins du Québec. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).

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