Project Description

Arash Samadi, MD


Originally from Iran, Dr. Samadi moved to Canada for his higher education and earned his Honors Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and physiology from the University of Toronto. He then moved to the United States to receive his Medical Degree with Honors in Research from Weill Cornell Medicine. During his time at Cornell, he took a dedicated research year to explore various fields of translational research in plastic surgery including tissue engineering and wound healing. Outside of academia, he likes to ski, hike and listen to podcasts and e-books. Dr. Samadi began his training as an integrated resident with the Department of Plastic Surgery at UPMC in 2020.

Why Pitt?

Spending a month with Pitt Plastic Surgery as a sub-intern, made it obvious to me that Pitt has it all; world-renowned faculties, strong leadership and academic culture, high surgical volume, and residents and faculties who are a true family. These are all qualities that make a program and ideal place to train and learn plastic surgery. I am very fortunate to be part of the Pitt family, where I see myself becoming the best plastic surgeon I could be.


• Alpha Omega Alpha – Kuckein Student Research Fellowship – 2018
• NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award – 2014
• LMU-GSN Munich Brain Course Award – 2014
• The SickKids Summer Research Poster Presentation Award, First place – 2013
• Dean’s List, Faculty of Arts & Science – 2012-2015
• University Scholar, University of Toronto – 2012-2015


Dr. Samadi has been primary or contributing author of over 50 published scientific manuscripts and abstracts for presentation at national and international meetings.

Areas of Interest

Craniofacial and microsurgical surgery, Wound healing, Tissue engineering, 3-D printing, Biomaterial, and Surgical device innovation