Haideh Hirmand, M.D.
Background & Specialties
Dr. Hirmand is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Harvard School of Medicine — Degree: M.D. 1990
Harvard J.F.K. School of Government — Degree: M.P.A. 1990
University of California, Davis — Degree: B.S. 1984
Dr. Hirmand graduated valedictorian from under-graduate studies in molecular biology at the University of California in 1984 and entered medicine after a year of cancer research. She completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 1990 having combined her medical studies with a master’s in public administration at the Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She came to New York in 1990 where she trained at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in surgery from 1990 to 1995.
As part of her training, Dr. Hirmand was a surgical research fellow at Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University and completed her research project as a visiting scholar at Oxford University. She resumed her plastic surgery training at The New York Hospital in 1995. After finishing the specialty training, she pursued sub-specialty fellowship in eyelid and aesthetic surgery in Atlanta followed by a second craniofacial and aesthetic fellowship in Paris.
Dr. Hirmand has volunteered at the NYU-Downtown plastic surgery clinic in treating the indigent population and has been invited to travel to Mexico several times on reconstructive missions as part of the national health development project of the government of Mexico. She has served as the Chairperson of the health committee of the National Council of Women and is a board member of the Women’s Medical Association of New York City. Dr. Hirmand is an active member of Physicians for Human Rights. She is presently a volunteer physician for the Human Rights Clinic Program of Doctors of the World.
She has been featured in Allure, Manhattan Style, Soho Style, Latina, Day Spa, Heart & Soul Magazine and The New York Post. She has appeared on Extra Edition, Fox’s Health Network and has been interviewed by CBS, CNN and the New York Times.
In October, 2003, Dr. Hirmand was voted one of the rising stars in plastic surgery by New York Magazine.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell Medical College
Publications and Presentations
1. Hidalgo D, Hirmand H: Deaugmentation Reduction Mammaplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 24:2;112-116, 2004
2. Hirmand H, et al: The Prominent Eye: Morphological Classification System and Surgical Management in Lower Lid and Midface Rejuvenation. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, August 2002. Presented in the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Orlando, Florida, May 2000.
3. Codner MA, McCord CD, Hirmand H: Use of Alloderm in Primary Belpharoplasty. Presented in the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Las Vegas, Neveda, May 2002.
4. Hirmand H, Hoffman LA: Dupuytren’s Disease. In Craig E(ed): Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery. Williams & Wilkins, 1998.
5. Spinelli HM, Hirmand H, Wei LL: The Role of Lacrimal Intubation in the Management of Facial Trauma and Tumor Resection. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 115 (7):1871-1876, June 2005
6. Hirmand H, LaTrenta G, Hoffman LA: Autoimmune disease and silicone breast implants. Oncology 7:17-28, 1993. Cited and reprinted in Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery: Breast Cancer/Reconstruction. volume 7, number 29, 1994.
7. Hirmand H, Hoffman LA: Silicone migration to the pleural space associated with silicone gel augmentation mammoplasty. Ann. Plast. Surg. 32:645-647, 1994. Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1993
8. Hirmand H, O’Doherty U, Pope M: Monoclonal antibodies and the study of dendritic cells. Presented at the Leukocyte Meeting, 1993.
9. Pope M, Betjes MGH, Romani N, Hirmand H: Conjugates of dendritic cells and memory T lymphocytes from skin facilitate productive infection with HIV-1. Cell 78:389-398, 1994.
10. Pope M, Betjes MGH, Hirmand H: Both dentritic cells and memory T-lymphocytes emigrate from organ culture of human skin and form distinctive dendritic -T-cell conjugates. J. Invest Dermatol. 104: 11-17, 1995
“Correction of the Tear Trough Deformity with Hyaluronic Acid”
Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting. New York University, School of Medicine June 2-3, 2005
“The Tear Trough and Hyaluronic Acid (Restylane): Is It a Happy Union?”
The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery May 2005, New Orleans, LA
“Spacers in Eyelid Surgery”
Grand Rounds, Department of Ophthalmology, Manhattan, Eye and Throat Hospital/New York Hospital, January 2004
“Psychological Aspects of Breast Cancer Reconstruction”
Annual Meeting of the World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health April 11th 2003, Kansas City
Lenox Hill Hospital Scientific Session Presentation September 23rd, 2002, New York City
“The Role of Plastic Surgery in Women’s Health: An Integrative Approach”
Annual Meeting of the World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health December 17th-18th, 2001, New York, New York
“Alloplastic Dermal Spacers in Eyelid Surgery”
Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Plastic Surgery, Annual Meeting June 1-2, 2001, New York University, School of Medicine
“Eyelid Surgery – A New Classification System of Eye Morphology”
December 13th-17th, 2000, Martinique, FWI
“Surgical Management of the Prominent Eye”
The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery May 2000, Orlando, Florida
“Breast Reconstruction Options”
National Live Broadcast –Health Channel/Fox Network October 1999, Orlando, Florida, Breast Cancer Month Special
“Psychological Manifestations of Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction”
43rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women March 1999, United Nations, New York, New York
“The Role of Lacrimal Intubation in the Management of Orbital Trauma, Malignancy and Obstructive Diseases of the Naso-Lacrimal System”
1998 National Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, October 1998, Boston, Massachusetts
Hobbies and Interests
Skiing, windsurfing, traveling, yoga