Diya H. Tantawi, MD



Fax: 412-383-8986

3550 Terrace Street

Scaife Hall, Suite 6B

Pittsburgh, PA 15261, 


Diya Tantawi graduated with honors from The Univeristy of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. After completion of medical school, Dr. Tantawi pursued a master’s degree in Human Anatomy at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Tantawi completed earned his General Surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center/ Long Island Jewish Health system in East Meadow, New York. During his residency, Dr. Tantawi was voted “outstanding clinical instructor” by Nassau University Medical Center’s medical student body. Dr Tantawi has been a member of our military serving in the US Army in both components active and reserves. He continues to deploy with his fellow soldiers in areas of combat. He also has served as a New York Guard since 2005. While living in New York, he also devoted his time to helping rebuild the historic LILAC steamship off of the Hudson river.


  • American Board of Surgery- Board Certified, October 2009
  • 2nd place - Best basic science research paper for the Murray Friedman Resident Competition, 2008
  • Combat Action Badge award, January 2012
  • Army Commendation Medal, November 2011
  • NATO medal 2011
  • Army Trauma Instructor
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal, December 2011



  1. “Improving Care of Cleft Related Velopharyngeal Incompetence on Humanitarian Missions Using a Multidisciplinary Team Approach” A. Kumar, MD,T. Dean MS, CCC-SLP,D. Tantawi, MD,P. Basile, MD,I. Valerio MD, MS, MBA, R. Harshbarger, MDPublished in “Plastic Surgery Hyperguide News Wire” - May 2012.
  2. “Advanced Cranial Reconstruction Utilizing Intracranial Free Flaps and Cranial Bone Grafts: An Algorithmic Approach Developed From the Modern Battlefield” A. Kumar, M.D,  D. Tantawi, MD, R. Armonda, M.D, I. Valerio MD, MS, MBA Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - October 2012.
  3. “Bilateral Kienbock’s Disease Concomitant with Bilateral Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: A Case Report”A. Wollstein, D. Tantawi, MD, R. Wollstein, MD.Journal of the HAND  - October 2012.