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Dr Asif Z Bhatti


M.D., F.A.C.S/F.C.P.S./F.R.C.S./F.E.B.O.R.A.S

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore

Department of Plastic, Aesthetic ,Hand   and Reconstructive  Surgery, Division of Surgery, Shalamar Medical College/Hospital

About Dr Asif

Dr. Asif Bhatti is an accomplished plastic surgeon with extensive international training and experience. After completing his FCPS in Pakistan, he pursued further training in plastic and burn surgery in New Zealand, England, Ireland, Singapore, and the USA. He completed an advanced fellowship at the Christine Kleinert Institute of Hand & Microsurgery in Louisville, USA.
Dr. Bhatti has held prestigious positions as a Plastic Surgery Consultant at King Saud Medical City in Saudi Arabia and Saad Specialist Hospital in Al Khobar. He has been actively involved in groundbreaking surgeries, including participating as a Hand Surgeon in the first successful double hand transplant in the world. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Bhatti's name is included in the Who's Who in Healthcare, America (2011/2012 Edition) and the International Bibliographical (2012 Edition).
Currently, Dr. Asif Bhatti serves as the Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor of the Hashmat Effendi Burns and Plastic Surgery at Shalamar Medical College, Lahore, affiliated with the University of Health Sciences. He also supervises the plastic surgery program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.  

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Division Head, Division of Plastic Surgery, Shalamar Medical College, Lahore 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery ,Hashmat Effendi Burn and Plastic Surgery (HEBPSD)

Clinical Services & Interests

  • Able to perform following plastic surgery procedures independently:•    

  • General Plastics

  • Skin grafting, local &pedicled Flaps, Groin & Axillary Clearance Otoplasty, Revascularization. Amputation, Tissue Expander Insertion, Burn Surgery(tangential excision & contracture release), Local Fascial flap, Local Musculocutanous Flap, Surgery for haemangioma, Flap for Abdominal/Chest /Back Reconstruction Hypospadias repair,  Parotidectomy, Neck Dissection,  Facial fracture reduction, Surgery for microtia, Surgery for pressure sores

  • Aesthetics:

  • Liposuction, Mastopexy, Gynecomastia ,Laser resurfacing, Blepharoplasty, Capsulotomy, Abdominoplasty, ,Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Body sculpturing procedures, thigh lift, cosmetic laser application, hair implantation techniques, Face-Lift, Chemical Peel, Rhinoplasty, Facial Augmentation

  • Hand :

  • Dupytren  Contracture release, Correction of syndactyly, Tendon (Extensor/Flexor) repair, Major vessel/nerve repair, Hand fracture fixation, Tendon transfer, Tenolysis, Hand Joint arthroplasties, Nerve Decompression surgeries, Replantation arthrodesis, Amputations, Major Elective Hand procedures 

  • Flap/Reconstruction :

  • Free flap harvesting experience of TUG, SGAP, DIEP, ALT flap for Breast ,Lower leg Reconstruction, Also involved as 1st assistant in Free toe Transfer.

  • Microsurgery :

  • Microanastomosis paediatric and adult upper and lower limb surgery, Expert use of venous coupling devices, Propeller flap and keystone flap harvest, Hand transplant ananstomosis, Nerve transfer post brachial plexus injury ,Second to transfer and Pollicization performed under supervision ,Able to use super microsurgery skill like 11/0,12/0 micro sutures.

  • Refreshed microsurgery skill under supervision of Dr. Acland in Louisville University Lab.

Research Interests

Dr Bhatti has interest in basic research in the field of Plastic Surgery.


Education & Training

Dec-2009 – Mar-2011    Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery & Hand Transplant
   Christine Kleinert Institute of Hand & Microsurgery, Louisville, KY, USA
Feb-2009 – Dec-2009    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastics/Hand/Breast Reconstruction)
   Queen Victoria Hospital, London, UK
Aug-2008 – Feb-2009    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastics/Hand)
   Royal London Hospital, London, UK
Jul-2008 – Aug-2008    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Aesthetic/Cosmetic)
   West London Clinic, London, UK
Jan-2008 – Jul-2008    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastic/Microsurgery)
   St. Andrew Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK
Apr-2007 – Jan-2008    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Burn/Plastic)
   Pinderfields General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Feb-2007 – Mar-2007    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastic/Hand)
   Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Jan-2007 – Feb-2007    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastic/Breast)
   Whiston Hospital, Prescot, UK
Mar-2006 – Aug-2006    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastic/Hand)
   University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Jan-2006 – Mar-2006    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastic/Hand)
   Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK
Sep-2004 – Dec-2005    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Plastic/Skin Cancer/Hand)
   Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
Aug-2004 – Sep-2004    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar
   Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK
Jul-2004 – Aug-2004    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar
   Norwich Hospital, Norwich, UK
Jan-2004 – Jun-2004    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar (Congenital Cleft/Hand/
Pediatric Burns)
   Whiston Hospital, Prescot, UK
Jun-2003 – Dec-2003    Plastic Surgery, Senior Registrar/Fellow  (Head/Neck/
Breast Reconstruction)
   Wellington Regional Plastic Surgery Unit, Wellington, New Zealand
Aug-2002 – Jun-2003    General Surgery, Registrar (Colorectal/Breast/General Vascular)
   Wanganui General Hospital, Wanganui, New Zealand
Nov-2001 – Jun-2002    Plastic Surgery, Fellow/Registrar (Hand/Microsurgery)
   National University Hospital, Singapore
Apr-2001 – Nov-2001    General Surgery, Registrar (Breast/Hand)

    ​Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Feb-2001 – Apr-2001    Pediatric Surgery, Medical Officer
   Services Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Aug-1999 – Feb-2001    General Surgery, Registrar (Breast/Hand)
   Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Oct-1998 – Mar-1999    Urology/Renal Transplant, Medical Officer(Training)
   Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Apr-1998 – Oct-1998    Orthopaedic/Traumatology, Medical Officer(Training)
   Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Jan-1998 – Apr-1998    Thoracic Surgery, Medical Officer(Training)
   Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Feb-1997 – Jan-1998    Surgical Critical Care, Medical Officer
   Social Security Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Aug-1996 – Feb-1997    General Surgery, House Officer
   Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Feb-1996 – Aug-1996    General Medicine, House Officer
   Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Board Certifications

  • 2001 FCPS (Fellow college of physicians Surgeons) Pakistan Surgery

  • 2002 FRCS (Royal College of Surgeon Glasgow)

  •  Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery (National University Hospital Singapore)

  • 2009 Fellow of European Board of Plastic& Reconstructive  Surgery(FEBOPRAS)

  • 2018 Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  • Department Chair, Department of Plastic  and Reconstructive  Surgery, Shalamar Medical College ,Lahore, Pakistan.      2018 - Date

  • Faculty, Associate Professor,  Department of Plastic Surgery  Shalamar Medical College ,Lahore, Pakistan 

  • Previous  Appointments/Responsibilities

  • Program Director Saudi Board o Plastic Surgery /Consultant Plastic,Hand,Reconstructive King Saud Medical City Riyadh.  2015 to 2018

  • Deputy Chairman   Departmetn of Burns and Plastic Surgery King Saud MEDICAL CITY    Riyadh.    2015-2018

  • Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Saad Specialist Hospital,Khobar ,Kingdom of Saudia Arabia  20111- 2015

Experience & Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Department Head of Hashmat Afandi Burn & Plastic ,SMDC, Lahore


Honors & Awards

  • MBBS) 1990-1995 King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Anatomy with Distinction, Biochemistry with Distinction, Physiology with Distinction

  • Certificate of Honor for securing top position in First Professional MBBS Examination in college

  • Merit Scholarship University of Punjab

  • Intercalated BSc in Anatomy and Physiology


Professional Memberships

  • Member ISAPS(International Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Association)

  • Associate Member BSSH (British Associations of Hand Surgery)

  • Member  British Association of the Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (BAPRAS) be

  • Affiliate Member of Royal College of Surgeons, England

  • British Medical Association

  • Member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Association

  • Member British Association of Hand Surgery being updated

  • Member Klienert Hand Surgery Society Louisville USA

  • Member American Society Of Hand Surgery (ASSH)

  • Member Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgery

  • Member Saudi Council of Health Specialities

  • Member Saudi Society of Plastic Surgeryu87rewq

Selected Publications


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1)    Bhatti AZ, Adeshola A, Ismael T, Harris N. Lower Leg Flaps Comparison Between Free Versus Local Flaps. The Internet Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2006;3(2). Accessed June 22, 2023.
2)    Bhatti AZ, Naveed M, Adeniran A, Ingelfield CJ. Preputial reconstruction with distal hypospadias repair. J Pediatr Urol. 2007;3(2):132-134. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2006.06.012.
3)    Bhatti AZ, Donovan DO. Sutureless otoplasty by scoring of the cartilage: A study in 34 patients. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2007;45(3):217-220. doi:
4)    Bhatti AZ, Asif S, Alwan M. Factors affecting incomplete excision of nonmelanoma skin cancers in New Zealand. Ann Plast Surg. 2006;57(5):513-516. doi:10.1097/
5)    Alhumaid FA, Alturki ST, Alshareef SH, et al. Epidemiology of hand fractures at a tertiary care setting in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J. 2019;40(7):732-736. doi:10.15537/smj.2019.7.24286
6)    Bhatti AZ, Adeniran A. Grading an
d scoring of prominent ears. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;118(2):582-583. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000229178.62587.0d

1.    Written 4 chapters in Book under publish in  (Quality Medical Publishers /USA) named Louisville Manual Of Hand surgery as Sole Author

i)     Burn injury to HAND
ii)     Examination of Wrist 
iii)    Mutilating Hand injuries 
iv)    Hand in Cerebral Palsy 

2.    Written whole chapter on sutureless technique in otoplasty a book under publish as well with Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K  August 2013
Named Advanced Cosmetic Otoplasty by Dr. Melvin Shifman
(Biggest writer of books in cosmetic surgery)
Practical Research Experience
•    Reviewer - Aesthetic Surgery Journal & Injury Journal 
•    Conducted prospective Double Blind Clinical Trial comparing Bassini versus Darning technique for repair of primary unilateral inguinal hernia (1999-2000).
•    Written 80 pages Dissertation on the above mentioned research project as part of requirement for fellowship examination in general surgery. Study was done in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore from Sept. 1999 to June 2000.Total number of cases were 100.


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