Asra Hashmi, MD
Job TitlePlastic Surgeon
Many experiences throughout my life have shaped me into who I am today and ultimately culminated in my decision to become a Plastic and Craniofacial surgeon. I grew up in South-East Asia, where my father’s official appointments had our family relocate to a new city every few years. During my childhood, I always enjoyed meeting new people and learning about their culture. I somehow knew very early on that medicine was the career for me. However, I wouldn’t have predicted how deeply this profession would impact me, with it’s amazing highs of having the privilege of helping my patients, sometimes in the most vulnerable times.
I completed my Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency training at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center with multiple Academic Excellence Awards. Following residency, I completed advanced fellowship training in Craniofacial surgery at University of California San Diego, where I obtained further subspecialty training on a variety of highly complex and innovative surgical procedures related to several cosmetic and reconstructive Craniofacial problems and defects. The more exposure I had to Craniofacial surgery, the deeper I fell in love with it. From the simplest scar revision to the most complicated craniofacial reconstruction and everything in between. Given my training background, I have a special interest in rhinoplasties, oculoplastic surgeries (including blepharoplasties, brow lift, and ptosis repairs etc), congenital birth defects (including cleft lip, palate, craniosynostosis, ear reconstruction, jaw surgeries etc) and other cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries. I also enjoy performing general plastic surgeries, including breast and body surgeries. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling job.
It is my commitment to provide the absolute best patient-centered care to my patients by fostering a partnership with them. I highly value the trust that my patients place in me. My philosophy is to develop a plan that respects my patients’ desires and expectations, in collaboration with my surgical expertise. I believe that it is my personal responsibility to give my patients and their loved one’s care that is supported by utmost compassion, innovation and technology.
I am excited to meet you and I look forward to participating in your care.
- American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS)
- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery (ASMS)
- American College of Surgeons (ACS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)
- American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
Hobbies and interests
My family is the most important thing to me. I love spending time with my husband and our son. We enjoy doing outdoor activities including hiking, running, swimming, skiing and surfing. When I am by myself, I enjoy painting and making portraits.
I also enjoy staying current about nuances in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. I have a plastic surgery podcast that contains stimulating discussions with world experts, on various aspects of plastic surgery. Our podcast has listenership in several countries across the globe.
Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI