Pyramid Clinic specialists

Prof. Dr. med. Jian Farhadi

Plastic Surgery Group AG
Seefeldstrasse 214
8008 Zürich

Phone 044 826 50 60

In addition to his practice and consultant job as medical director of the Breast Surgery Group AG in Zurich and Fällanden, Prof Farhadi is the lead clinician in the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, where he is also actively involved in research projects as lead for research and development of surgery.

As a microsurgeon, Prof Farhadi performs over 150 flap reconstructions per year using DIEP, SGAP, PAP or TUG flap techniques. He is also actively involved in continuing education as co-director of the European School of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Prof Farhadi is the founder of the BRA Foundation (, a charitable foundation to raise awareness of breast reconstruction options following mastectomy.


» Medical Director of Plastic Surgery Group AG
» Director Department reconstructive breast surgery at Guy's and St. Thomas’ Hospital London


» 2007 Post-doctoral qualification with lectureship in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at the University of Basel
» 2005 FMH Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
» European Specialist in Plastic Surgery EBOPRAS
» Doctorate from the University of Basel
» 1995 Federal State Examination for Doctors Clinical career


» 2006 Fellow for microsurgical reconstruction, St. Thomas' Hospital 
» 2005 Senior physician for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, University Hospital Basel
» 2002-2005 Resident physician, Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Basel
» 2000 Resident physician, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Basel
» 1997-1999 Resident physician, Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Bern
» 1996-1997 Resident physician, Surgery, Burgdorf Regional Hospital


» Lardi A, Ho-Asjoe M, Mohanna P, Farhadi J.   
Immediate breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix: factorsaffecting outcome. JPRAS accepted
» Fulco I, Miot S, Haug MD, Barbero A, Wixmerten A, Feliciano S, Wolf F, Jundt G, Marsano A, Farhadi J, Heberer M, Jakob M, Schaefer DJ, Martin I. Lancet
2014 April 9 So140-6636(14)60544-4
» Mehta S, Rolph R, Cornelius V, Harder Y, Farhadi J.
Local heat preconditioning in skin sparing mastectomy: a pilot study. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2013 Dec;66(12):1676-82
» Farhadi J, Lardi A.
Sofortrekonstruktion der Brust nach Mastektomie. Schweiz Med Forum 2013;13(05):85-88
» Andree C, Farhadi J, Goossens D, Masia J, Sarfati I, Germann G, Macmillan RD, Scheflan M, Van Not HP, Catanuto G, Nava MB.
A Position Statement on Optimizing the Role of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Eplasty. 2012;12:e40. Epub 2012 Aug 23
» Mohanna P, Farhadi J.
A Method of Preoperatively Assessing the Volume of Abdominal Tissue Available for an Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129(4):756e-757e, April 2012 IF2.6
» Güven S, Karagianni M, Schwalbe M, Schreiner S, Farhadi J, Bula S, Bieback K, Martin I, Scherberich A.
Validation of an automated procedure to isolate human adipose tissue-derived cells by using the Sepax® technology. Tissue EngPart C Methods. 2012 Feb 29. IF4.6
» Fentiman IS, Farhadi J.
Breast reconstruction: àla carte not table d'hote. Cancer Treat Rev. 2011 Nov 22. IF6.8
» Begum S, Grunfeld EA, Ho-Asjoe M, Farhadi J.
An exploration of patient decision-making for autologous breast reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Jul;84(1):105-10. Epub 2010 Aug 4 IF 2.23
» Davies K, Allan L, Roblin P, Ross D, Farhadi J.
Factors affecting post-operative complications following skin sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction. Breast. 2011 Feb;20(1):21-5. Epub 2010 Jul 8 IF2.0
» Zweifel-Schlatter M, Darhouse N, Roblin P, Ross D, Zweifel M, Farhadi J.
Immediate microvascular breast reconstruction after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: complication rates and effect on start of adjuvant treatment. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov;17(11):2945-50. Epub 2010 Jun 29 IF4.2 <
» Mehta S, Farhadi J, Atrey A.
A review of litigation in plastic surgery in England, Lessons learned. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Oct;63(10):1747-8. Epub 2010 Mar 30 IF1.66
» Erba P, Farhadi J, Schaefer DJ, Pierer G.
Fat embolism syndrome after combined aesthetic surgery. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2011 Feb;45(1):51-3. Epub 2010 Feb Buchkapitel
» Farhadi J, Farhadieh RD.
Breast Augmentation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Wiley-Blackwell 2014 Hamed H and Farhadi J. Reducing the risk of breast cancer. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice. Oxford University Press. 2014
» Farhadi J.
Basic anatomical principles and functions of soft tissue. Manual of Soft-Tissue Management in Orthopaedic Trauma. AO Publishing 2011
» Farhadi J, Ross D. The role plastic surgery in the management of perineal wounds. In: Anorectal and Colonic Diseases. Jean-Claude Givel (eds). Springer 2009


» Swiss Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SGPRAC)
» Swiss Society for Senology
» German-Speaking Working Group for the peripheral nerves and blood vessels
» European Association of Plastic Surgeons EURAPS
» British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeons£


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