Dr. Ariel Rad, MD

Dr. Ariel Rad, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Ariel Rad, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Duke University in 2000 and specializes in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

1101 15th St NW # 100

Washington, DC 20005

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  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc.
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 52% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 49% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 42% of peers

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Dr. Rad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rad "Dr. Ariel N. Rad is a Princeton and Duke University educated, Johns Hopkins trained Board certified plastic surgeon, and he is Assistant Professor of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Rad has membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which, through rigorous written and oral examinations, has vetted Dr. Rad's education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct as having met the highest standards established by these national organizations. Dr. Rad was awarded two Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health and Duke University, as well as a three-year grant from the NIH to expand upon his pioneering work at the University of London where he completed a Ph.D. in immunology. In 2003, Dr. Rad returned to the United States to enter the training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins. Upon completion of his training in 2009 Dr. Rad joined the full-time faculty at Johns Hopkins as Assistant Professor and Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery where he instructed surgeon trainees in state-of-the-art aesthetic and reconstructive techniques. Dr. Rad has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rad and his colleagues pioneered microvascular techniques several of which only 50 surgeons worldwide are skilled to perform. Dr. Rad has lectured on his work at international meetings such as in Helsinki, Finland at the World Microsurgery Congress, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Rad is dedicated to his patients and, with his wife, opened SHERBER RAD July 2014 to deliver excellent collaborative care. Together Drs. Sherber's and Rad's approach are centered on comprehensive care and patient privacy. Dr. Rad's top flight technical abilities, paired with a cultivated artistic sense, are the tools through which he is able to achieve exceptional results. He is known for his skill in microsurgery and facial aesthetic surgery, his nuanced artistic vision and caring manner."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rad "In Washington, DC patients seek subtle, refined and nuanced results to portray themselves to best advantage. My patient's seek to be an improved version of themselves, not to be extremely altered.  A perfect surgical result sparks in observers the sub-conscious reaction "this person looks much better but I'm not sure why."  I endeavor to achieve this goal for each patient.

My consultative time is unhurried, so that you have a clear understanding and expectation. My surgical results are impeccable: patients enjoy long-lasting improvements with minimal, hidden scars and the least down time possible.  My care is exceptional: my staff and I provide step-by-step guidance for optimal healing and a smooth recovery.  I carefully plan my unique approach for each patient.  The artistry of my work is to restore a rested, natural appearance rather than to smooth every wrinkle or change one's identity.  Surgery is not a small undertaking, and you'll receive support and care that is unparalleled."


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7  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer

37  Procedures


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Johns Hopkins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University College London
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rad to family and friends
89 total reviews (47 have comments)

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Dr. Rad's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Rad Says:

I am humbled and privileged to care for each of my patients, and to bring life changing improvements to their bodies and to their lives.  


Patient Comments (47)

I will never go or recommend anyone other than Dr. Ariel Rad no matter which procedure I'm planning or giving advice for another. From the first phone consultation I felt a nurturing, truly caring resolve that only a provider that cares about the well being of his clients can portray.
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I've been considering a tummy tuck for years and when my doctor recommended a hysterectomy for medical purposes I decided to get something out of it for me. Dr. Rad was amazing. He is a true artist. My results were beyond anything I could of imagined and I can truely say my body has never looked...more
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Dr. Rad fixed my botched breasts when very few other top doctors were afraid to touch me. He was meticulous and kind. I would highly recommend him.
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I highly recommend Dr. Rad to anyone considering Rhinoplasty surgery. My reason for surgery was purely for cosmetic improvements, and I am incredibly happy with the outcome. Dr. Rad met with me multiple times prior to surgery, carefully listened to what I wanted to change, and proposed solutions...more
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If you are in the market for a plastic surgeon, look no further! Dr. Rad is as good as it gets. Not only is he an incredibly skilled plastic surgeon, he is also a compassionate, caring, and gentle human being. His bedside manner truly defies any negative plastic surgeon stereotype you may have in...more
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