Dr. Bauback Safa

Dr. Bauback Safa is a hand and reconstructive microsurgeon at the Buncke Clinic, widely regarded as the birthplace of American microsurgery. After studying music at the University of Virginia, he obtained his MD from Stanford, and MBA from UC Berkeley. He completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford followed by a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Buncke Clinic where he has been on staff since 2008, while serving as clinical faculty at both Stanford and UCSF. Dr. Safa’s clinical practice focuses on replantation, management of the mangled hand and upper extremity, upper and lower extremity limb salvage, peripheral nerve reconstruction, the surgical treatment of lymphedema, and phalloplasty. A previous winner of Best Case-Best Save at ASRM, Dr. Safa served as the 2019 ASRM Godina Fellow. He also serves as the program co-chair of the ASRM annual meetings in 2021 and 2022, and as the incoming senior director-at-large of the American Association for Hand Surgery.