Professor Farhadi’s expertise is in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He has a an extensive experience in reconstructive surgery after double mastectomy using own tissue or implants combined with a matrix. He is actively involved in research to improve longevity in breast reduction and breast lift procedures, like the internal bra technique. As a microsurgeon he performs over almost 200 own tissue reconstruction per year. Furthermore he offers microsurgical treatment of chronic lymphedema of the arm by lymphnode transfer.
Professor Farhadi studied medicine at the University of Basel and at the University Pitié-Salpetrière in Paris before graduating from the Medical School of the University of Basel in Switzerland.
He went on to complete his specialist surgical training in Plastic Surgery in 2005, having studied in Basel, Bern and Yale University. This was followed by a Fellowship in microsurgical reconstruction at St.Thomas’ Hospital, where he was later appointed as a consultant and Director of the Department.
Professor Farhadi developed the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St Thomas Hospital to a world renowned unit with 23 Consultant plastic surgeons.
He is listed on the GMC Specialist Register (6132241) and is a member of a number of national and international professional societies.

Current Appointments

Consultant Plastic Surgeon with special interest in cancer reconstruction at Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospital

Head of Department of Plastic Surgery

President of BRA Foundation


2006 University of Basel, Switzerland (equivalent to Reader)

MD Thesis

2000 University of Basel, Switzerland
Thesis: „Validation of a new classification for patellar fractures“.


Year Institution
2005 Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic
Surgery FMH Switzerland
2003 European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive
and Aesthetic Surgery EBOPRAS
1998 Swiss Basic Surgical Board Examination
1995 Qualification as Physician


2005 Entry into GMC Specialist Register UK  (Plastic Surgery)
GMC Registration no: 6132241

Learned Societies

Swiss Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SGPRAC)
Swiss Society for Senology
Research Section of the Swiss Surgical Society (RS-SSS)
Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der peripheren Nerven und Gefässe (DAM)



Year Hospital
2006 Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery
Department of Plastic Surgery
St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
2005 Junior Consultant
Department of Plastic Surgery
Universitätsspital Basel (Prof. G. Pierer), Switzerland

General Plastic Surgery

Year Hospital
2004 Registrar
Department of Anaesthesia
County Hospital of Liestal, Switzerland
2004 Specialist Registrar
Schweizer Paraplegie Centre
Nottwil, Switzerland
2002-2005 Specialist Registrar
Department of Plastic Surgery
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland


Year Hospital
2001 Research Fellow
Tissue Engineering Grouppe
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
2000 Research Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine
GI Surgical Pathobiology Research Group
New Haven, CT, USA

Basic Surgical Training       

Year Hospital
1997-1990 Registrar
Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
University Hospital of Berne, Switzerland
1996 Registrar
Department of General Surgery
County Hospital of Burgdorf, Switzerland