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Tarik Husain, MD


Dr. Husain

Tarik Husain, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon with a subspecialty in hand surgery.

Dr. Husain received his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He then completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, with an emphasis on Sports Medicine from Tripler Army Medical Center. After completion of his training, Dr. Husain was stationed in Korea and Germany as a United States Army Orthopaedic Surgeon. He treated a wide range of combat trauma, as well as sports injuries, for our country's soldiers, including those injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He also served as Deputy Commander (second in charge) as an Army Major for the 212th Combat Support Hospital, in charge of over 250 soldiers, doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. He was invited by the Hungarian Surgeon General to provide instruction to their military surgical team, as well as being invited by the Bulgarian military medical team to provide training for their soldiers. During his time in the military, he became board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also received a subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.

After thirteen years of dedicated service in the United States Army, and seeing the need for reconstructive surgery for combat injured soldiers, he decided to pursue another residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami. He completed his Plastic/Aesthetic surgery residency successfully and continues to be an assistant professor at the University. He provides clinical instruction to plastic surgery residents and sponsors journal clubs for the University of Miami Plastic Surgery residency. After graduating from his plastic surgery residency, he went on to complete a hand/microsurgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX, which has been ranked the top plastic surgery training program in the country. During this time, he worked under Dr. Rod Rohrich, who is the editor and chief for the top plastic surgery journal in the world (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal). He also trained under Dr. Douglas Sammer, who is a well published Mayo Clinic trained hand surgeon. During his time at UTSW he performed technically difficult surgeries such as finger replantation and microvascular free tissue transfer. He also refined his aesthetic surgery techniques while working with some of the country's top aesthetic surgeons, performing breast augmentations, rhinoplasties, and face lifts. He has won first place in multiple research competitions and has presented his studies at national academy meetings. He has written multiple chapters in plastic surgery textbooks. He has gained an international reputation outside of Miami as well, and has many out-of-state, and out-of-country patients.

Dr. Husain is a board-certified Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon. He has proven to be a safe, ethical, and competent plastic surgeon after undergoing rigorous written and oral board examinations by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has an additional subspecialty certification in hand surgery, making him a quadruple board certified surgeon. His professional interests are primarily aesthetic and hand surgery. His hobbies include boot camp training, snowboarding, weight lifting, running, and travel.

In summary, Dr. Husain brings a wealth of experience to his office and is looking forward to providing only the topmost quality of care and ultimate satisfaction to his patients. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Husain, we invite you to his personal website here.


1993-1997: Biomedical Engineering University of Southern California.
1997-2001: Medical School at University of Southern California.
2001-2006: Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, HI.
2010-2012: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at University of Miami.

Academic Afflictions

Assistant Professor at University of Miami Hospital plastic surgery
Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center podiatric surgery (plastic surgery rotation)

Board Certification

Plastic Surgery with sub-specialty certification in hand surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Aventura Hospital
Bayside Hospital
Baptist Hospital
Jackson South
Kendall Regional Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Memorial Regional Hospital
Memorial Pembroke Hospital
Memorial West Hospital
Memorial Miramar Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
South Miami Hospital

Publications and Presentations

2019: Abdominal Etching: Surgical Technique and Outcomes, Husain, T., Garri, J.,: Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019, 143(4): 1051-1060.

June 2017: Grand Rounds presentation on “Plastic Surgery for Internists” at Mount Sinai Medical Center

2017: Husain, T; Prado, G; Garri, J: “Autologous Fat Transfer To Buttocks” in Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (pp. 77-80). Springer International Publishing.

April 2017: Grand Rounds presentation on “Abdominal Etching” for University of Miami Plastic Surgery

March 2017: Grand Rounds presentation on “Plastic Surgery for Internists” at Aventura Hospital

2015: Jones, A. P., & Janis, J. E. Essentials of plastic surgery: Q&A companion. CRC Press

  • “Fingertip Injuries” Chapter.
  • “Carpal Instability and Dislocations” Chapter.
  • “Hand Infections” Chapter.
  • “Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures” Chapter.

2014: Ben Amotz, O., Ramirez, R., Husain, T., Lehrman, C., Teotia, S., & Sammer, D. M. (2014). Complications related to the harvest of the proximal end of the fibula: a systematic review. Microsurgery, 34(8), 666-669.

2014 - present: Annual Hand Series lectures to plastic surgery residents as part of Hand Boot Camp. University of Miami Hospital plastic surgery program.

2013: Sammer, D. M., Husain, T., & Ramirez, R. (2013). Selection of appropriate treatment options for hand fractures. Hand clinics, 29(4), 501-505.

2012: Husain, T. M., Garrido, D. E., Aziz-Sultan, A., Tang, J. C., & Salgado, C. J. (2012). Use of immediate dermal fat graft for scalp contour defect following resection of arteriovenous malformation. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 23(5), e380-e384. 2012: Use of Immediate Dermal Fat Graft for Scalp Contour Defect Following Resection of Arteriovenous Malformation: Christopher Salgado, MD. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2012.

2012: Husain, T., Joshi, S., Lemelman, B., & Panthaki, Z. J. (2012). Reconstruction of the Lips. Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step, 122-128.

2011: DeFazio, M. V., Fan, K. L., Avashia, Y. J. Tashiro, J., Ovadia, S., Husain, T.,…& Thaller, S. R. (2012). Inferior pedicle breast reduction: a retrospective review of technical modifications influencing patient safety, operative efficiency, and postoperative outcomes. The American Journal of Surgery, 204(5), e7-e14. “Outcomes of Gustilo Grade IIIB and IIIC ower extremity injuries treated with pedicled flap and free tissue transfer.” Christopher Salgado, MD (University of Miami 2011).

“Nipple Reconstruction.” Zubin Panthaki, MD (University of Miami 2010) Plastic Surgery Hyperguide 2011.

2005: “Heel Ulcers from Casting in a Pediatric Population” Ellen Raney, MD (Shriners Hospital 2005)

  • First place winner for Shriners Award at Hawaii Orthopaedic Association 2006

2005: “Prospective, Randomized Comparison of Autograft versus Allograft ACL Reconstruction.” LTC(R) Craig Bottoni, MD (Tripler Army Medical Center 2002 to 2005)

  • First place winner at Hawaii Orthopaedic Association 2005
  • Presented this study at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 2006.

2004: “Post-operative MRI of the knee and correlation with Knee Function” LTC(R) Craig Bottoni, MD (Tripler Army Medical Center 2002 to 2004)

  • Won 3rd place at Hawaii Orthopedic Association 2004

2003: “Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture” COL Richard Schaefer, MD (Tripler Army Medical Center 2003)

2002: Husain, T. M., & Kim, D. H. (2002). C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in orthopedics. Pennsylvania Journal of Orthopedics, 15, 13-6.

2000: “Effects of TGF-b on Bovine Tendon Cell Proliferation.” Thomas Vangsness Jr., M.D. (University of Southern California 1998-2000)

1996: “Impulse Analysis of Gymnastic Movements.” University of Southern California 1996-1997. Jull McNitt-Grey, Ph. D.

“Brain Simulation Algorithms in Object Recognition.” Bartlett Mel. Ph.D. (University of Southern California 1995 to 1996)