• At A Glance
  • Education
  • Bio

    Philosophy of Care:

    As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, my philosophy centers on providing the highest quality personalized care in a warm, friendly environment with professionalism, courtesy and compassion. After a thorough understanding of patient’s goals and desires, I believe in utilizing the safest techniques that can provide the best results achievable.

    Dr. Zuhaib Ibrahim is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also the director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hunterdon Medical Center. Dr. Ibrahim has extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery with a special interest in breast reconstruction and peripheral nerve surgery. His philosophy centers on providing the highest quality personalized care in a warm and professional environment. Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital General Surgery Residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hand and Face Transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hunterdon Medical Center Dr. Ibrahim completed his medical training at the Aga Khan University Medical College, graduating in the top 5% of his class with honors in anatomy, physiology and medicine. During medical school, he was an exchange scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute where he performed groundbreaking work on genetically engineered organs. Dr. Ibrahim went on to complete his surgical training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, followed by an integrated plastic and reconstructive surgical program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a key member of the team that performed the first bilateral arm transplant in a quadruple amputee. Dr. Ibrahim also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hand and Face Transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital. While at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he received numerous awards and accolades including the prestigious Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Career Enrichment Award, the Paul S. Leitman Global Health Award, and the J.K. Hardesty Award from the Plastic Surgery Research Council. He has published thirty-two peer reviewed articles and his work has been extensively presented in both national and international conferences. Dr. Ibrahim is the first director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hunterdon Medical Center. His expertise and surgical services contributed to the development of this new division. He has made state-of-the-art breast reconstruction procedures available to breast cancer patients at Hunterdon Medical Center, performing the first DIEP Flap Breast reconstruction at time of mastectomy here alongside Eric Wimmers, MD.


    Cooney DS, Wimmers EG, Ibrahim Z et al. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Enhance Nerve Regeneration in a Rat Sciatic Nerve Repair and Hindlimb Transplant Model. Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 11; 6:31306. 
 2. Connolly M, Ibrahim Z*, Johnson ON 3rd. Changing Paradigms in lower extremity reconstruction in war- related injuries. Mil Med Res. 2016 Mar 31; 3:9. *Corresponding author 3. Ibrahim Z, Santiago GF, Huang J, Manson PN, Gordon CR. Algorithmic Approach to Overcome Scalp Deficiency 
in the Setting of Secondary Cranial Reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jan; 27(1): 229-33. 4. Huang Y, Tong D, Zhu S, Wu L, Mao Q, Ibrahim Z, Lee WP, Brandacher G, Kang JU. Evaluation of microvascular anastomosis using real-time, ultra-high-resolution, fourier domain Doppler optical coherence tomography. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Apr; 135(4): 711e-20e. 5. Khalifian S, Sarhane KA, Tammia M, Ibrahim Z, Mao HQ, Cooney DS, Shores JT, Lee WP, Brandacher G. Stem cell-based approaches to improve nerve regeneration: potential implications for reconstructive transplantation? Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). 2015 Feb; 63(1): 15-30. 6. Giano MC, Ibrahim Z, Medina SH, Sarhane KA, Christensen JM, Yamada Y, Brandacher G, Schneider JP. Injectable bioadhesive hydrogels with innate antibacterial properties. Nature Communications. 2014 Jun 24; 5: 4095. 7. Ibrahim Z, Cooney DS, Schneeberger S, Shores JT, Bonawitz S, Sacks JM, Lee WPA, Brandacher G. A modified hetrotopic swine hind limb transplant model for translational Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) research. J Vis Exp. 2013 Oct 14;(80). 8. Sarhane KA, Ibrahim Z, Leto Barone AA, Cooney S, Lee WPA, Brandacher G (2012) Minimization of Immunosuppression and Tolerance Induction in Reconstructive Transplantation. Current Surgery Reports, 2013 (E Pub ahead of print). 9. Khalifian S, Ibrahim Z, Lilo MT, Milner SM. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Eplasty. 2014 Mar 15; 14: ic6. eCollection 2014. 10. Sarhane KA, Khalifian S, Ibrahim Z, Cooney DS, Hautz T, Lee WP, Schneeberger S, Brandacher G. Diagnosing skin rejection in vascularized composite allotransplantation: advances and challenges. Clin Transplant. 2014 Mar; 28(3): 277-85. 11. Sarhane KA, Tuffaha SH, Broyles JM, Ibrahim AE, Khalifian S, Baltodano P, Santiago GF, Alrakan M, Ibrahim Z. A critical analysis of rejection in vascularized composite allotransplantation: clinical, cellular and molecular aspects, current challenges, and novel concepts. Front Immunol. 2013 Nov 25; 4:406. 12. Ibrahim Z, Ebenezer G, Christensen JM, Sarhane KA, Hauer P, Cooney DS, Sacks JM, Schneeberger S, Lee WP, Polydefkis M, Brandacher G. Cutaneous collateral axonal sprouting re-innervates the skin component and restores sensation of denervated Swine osteomyocutaneous alloflaps. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 18;8(10): e77646. 13. Kang JU, Huang Y, Zhang K, Ibrahim Z, Cha J, Lee WP, Brandacher G, Gehlbach PL. Real-Time 3-D Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Video Image Guided Microsurgeries. J Biomed Optics 2012 Aug 1; 17(8): 81403-1.

    Clinical Interests

    Microsurgery/Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Medical School

    Aga Khan University of Pakistan - 2002


    Penn State College of Medicine - 2008


    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 2010
    Baltimore, MD


    : Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD