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Amir B. Behnam

Amir B. Behnam, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department: Surgery


  • MD - The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1998)
  • BA in Social Anthropology - Harvard University (1993)

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, Transitional Year Internal Medicine Residents (2014-2015, 2016-2017)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member
  • American College of Surgeons

Amir B. Behnam, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Reading Hospital – Tower Health.


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital


  • Hand Surgery - Hand Center of San Antonio
  • Reconstructive Oncologic Surgery - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Affiliated Hospitals

Tower Health - Reading Hospital

Amir B. Behnam, MD, is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.


Recent Full-Length Papers

"Facial Fractures with Oronasal Hemorrhage in the Elderly – Impact Outcome"
Butts CA, Behnam AB, Fernandez F, and Ong A
Am Surg. 2015 Aug; 81 (8): 306-8

"Injection Injury of an Aberrant Superficial Radial Artery Requiring Surgical Intervention"
Beale EW, Behnam A
J Hand Microsurg. 2012 Jun;4(1):39-42. doi: 10.1007/s12593-011-0053-8. Epub 2011 Nov 18. PMID: 2730089

Book Chapter

"Reconstruction of the Vulva"
Salgado CJ, Behnam AB, et al. In: Functional and Aesthetic Genital Surgery, Chapter 5: Contributing Author. Editors: Salgado and Redett, Nova Publishing; N.Y., 2013

Recent Abstracts

"Evaluating Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose/Collagen Dressing Use Over Split-Thickness Skin Graft Donor Sites: A 5 Patient Case Series"
Behnam AB, Reider K
Poster, Symposium for Advanced Wound Care, Fall 2018

"A Novel Approach to Nonsurgical Wound Bed Preparation Utilizing Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Installation and Dwell Time with a Reticulated Open Cell Foam"
McElroy EF, Smith PE, Lemay S, Behnam AB, Zimmerman J
Poster, American Podiatric Medical Association, National Scientific Conference, July 2018

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.