Dr. Sami M. Bittar, MD

Dr. Sami M. Bittar, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 1

    Dr. Bittar has received 1 sanction

    More What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Inappropriate personal relationship with patient(s)  (12/20/2012)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Bittar, Sami M MD: License # 036 075257: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician engaged in a personal relationship with a patient and unprofessional interactions with patient of his practice. ACTION TAKEN: : The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation has placed the physician’s medical license on SUSPENSION beginning January 4, 2013 and ending March 5, 2013, followed by PROBATION for a minimum of two years beginning March 6, 2013 and imposed a FINE in the amount of $10,000.00.
    • State: Illinois
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Bittar has 1 board action

    More What are board actions
    • Failure to disclose required information  (3/16/2016)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Bittar, Sami M MD: License # 036075257: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician failed to disclose his July 2014 termination of Medicaid privileges on his 2015 DEA renewal application to and to the Department. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation extended current PROBATION for a minimum of 12 months with additional coursework and imposed a FINE in the amount of $1,000.00.
    • State: Illinois


  • Medical School
    University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Western Pennsylvania Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush-Presby St Lukes Med Ct

    Completed in 1989

    Western Pennsylvania Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Southern Ill U Sch Med

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Bittar has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Bittar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Dr. Bittar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.