Saif M. Badran, MD, PhD

Saif M. Badran, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Common Procedures & Diagnoses Treated

  • Abdominal fat removal
  • Body contouring
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Breast deformities
  • Breast augmentations
  • Breast hypertrophy
  • Burn scar contracture
  • Cancer reconstruction
  • Cervical spinal cord injury (upper extremity & hand construction)
  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Cumulative trauma disorder
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Limb salvage
  • Liposuction
  • Lymphedema
  • Macromastia
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Microvascular oncologic reconstruction
  • Mohs reconstruction
  • Oncologic reconstruction
  • Sternal reconstruction
  • Wound coverage and closure
  • Reconstructive pelvis surgery
  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Pressure sore ulcers

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery (Certificate of Arab Board for Health Specialization)


Medical School: The University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan, 2015

Doctor of Philosophy: Qatar University School of Medicine, Doha, Qatar, 2023


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar (ACGME-i accredited program), 2016-2022


Microsurgery Fellowship, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo, 2022-2023

Professional Memberships

2022, Membership of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

2021, Surgical Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd)

2021, Member of the Scientific Reference and Research Taskforce, Ministry of Public Health, Doha, Qatar

2020, Chair, Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Trainee Council Committee- Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

2020, Member, Trainee Council Committee, Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

2019, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CGP) committee representative, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar


Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Badran’s Ph.D. project examined metabolic changes after surgical subcutaneous fat removal during body contouring surgeries that tackles the physical manifestations of obesity. His research interest includes clinical and translational research in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, particularly mechanistic studies underpinning the link between obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation, and adipocyte dysfunction.


1. PMID: 36200436
Metabolic aspects of surgical subcutaneous fat removal: An umbrella review and implications for future research.
Badran S, Doi SA, Hamdi M, Hammouda A, Alharami S, Clark J, Musa OAH, Abou-Samra AB, Habib AM.Biomol Biomed. 2023 Mar 16;23(2):235-247. doi: 10.17305/bjbms.2022.8175.PMID: 36200436 Free PMC article. Review.

2. PMID: 36527906
Metabolic changes after surgical fat removal: A dose-response meta-analysis.
Badran S, Habib AM, Aljassem G, Musa OAH, Clark J, Hamdi M, Abou-Samra AB, Glass GE, Doi SA.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2023 Jan;76:238-250. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2022.10.055. Epub 2022 Nov 2.PMID: 36527906 Review.

3. PMID: 36549125
Metabolic changes after nonsurgical fat removal: A dose response meta-analysis.
Badran S, Doi SA, Iskeirjeh S, Aljassem G, Jafarian N, Clark J, Habib AM, Glass GE.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2023 Feb;77:68-77. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2022.10.054. Epub 2022 Nov 11.PMID: 36549125 Review.

4. PMID: 37121046
Metabolic changes after surgical fat removal: Current gaps and suggestions for future studies.
Badran S, Doi SA.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2023 Jun;81:83-84. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2023.04.008. Epub 2023 Apr 17.PMID: 37121046 No abstract available.

5. PMID: 37021835
The impact of prior obesity surgery on glucose metabolism after body contouring surgery: A pilot study.
Badran S, Doi SA, Hammouda A, Khoogaly H, Muneer M, Alkasem MJ, Abou-Samra AB, Habib AM.Biomol Biomed. 2023 Apr 6. doi: 10.17305/bb.2023.8827. Online ahead of print.PMID: 37021835 Free article.

6. PMID: 36967663
Validation of Doi’s weighted average glucose as a measure of post-load glucose excursion for clinical use.
Badran S, Doi S, Hammouda A, Musa O, Habib A.Biomol Biomed. 2023 Mar 22. doi: 10.17305/bb.2022.8807. Online ahead of print.PMID: 36967663 Free article.

7. PMID: 31334047
High-pressure injection injuries to the hand: A 14-year descriptive study.
Muneer M, Badran S, El-Menyar A, Alkhafaji A, Al-Basti H, Al-Hetmi T, Al-Thani H.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2019 Apr-Jun;9(2):64-68. doi: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_77_18.PMID: 31334047 Free PMC article.

8. PMID: 36229325
Extremity Ischemia After Jellyfish Envenomation: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature.
Badran S, Eldos Y, Hoffman RJ, Obaray S, Sivakumar B, Glass GE.J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct;63(4):507-519. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.06.014. Epub 2022 Oct 10.PMID: 36229325 Free article.

9. PMID: 34265436
Efficacy of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 infection: A meta-review of systematic reviews and an updated meta-analysis.
Chivese T, Musa OAH, Hindy G, Al-Wattary N, Badran S, Soliman N, Aboughalia ATM, Matizanadzo JT, Emara MM, Thalib L, Doi SAR.Travel Med Infect Dis. 2021 Sep-Oct;43:102135. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.102135. Epub 2021 Jul 12.PMID: 34265436 Free PMC article. Review.

10. PMID: 31152144
A Rare Presentation of Axial Chordoma and the Approach to Management.
Muneer M, Badran S, Al-Hetmi T.Am J Case Rep. 2019 Jun 1;20:773-775. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.913678.PMID: 31152144 Free PMC article.

11. PMID: 31270310
Recurrent Desmoid Tumor with Intra-Abdominal Extension After Abdominoplasty: A Rare Presentation.
Muneer M, Badran S, Zahid R, Abdelmageed A, AlDulaimi MM.Am J Case Rep. 2019 Jul 4;20:953-956. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.916227.PMID: 31270310 Free PMC article.

12. PMID: 33717759
Date Palm Thorn Injury: A Literature Review and a Case Study of Extensive Hand Haematoma.
Badran S, Mohammed M, Wani I, Hammouda A, Al-Lahham S.Cureus. 2021 Feb 10;13(2):e13252. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13252.PMID: 33717759 Free


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Christian Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place
2nd Floor, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110

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To request an appointment with Dr. Badran, please call (314) 362-7388.