Dr Samina Wahhab is the only board certified female plastic surgeon in the Lehigh Valley. Dr Wahhab is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Her practice encompasses cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and general plastic surgery.
Dr. Wahhab received her Associate of Art degree from Simon's Rock College in Great Barrington, MA and completed her Bachelor of Science at The American University in Washington, DC. After participating in a graduate program in marine biology, she continued her education at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA where she earned her Medical Degree in 1995. After medical school, Dr. Wahhab continued her medical training at Lehigh Valley Hospital as a general surgery resident for three years. She continued at Lehigh Valley Hospital as a Plastic Surgery Resident for three years, completing her training in 2001.
In August of 2001, Dr Wahhab started her own practice in Allentown, becoming the first and only female plastic surgeon in the Lehigh Valley. She completed her board certification in the fall of 2003 and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She just celebrated her 12th year of being in private practice.
Dr. Wahhab has a special interest in the treatment of breast cancer and co-ordinated a research project during her residency in which she studied the local recurrence of breast cancer in patients who had mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction. She presented her research at several meetings and the results were published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Surgical procedures are performed primarily at Lehigh Valley Hospital and the Fairgrounds Surgical Center in Allentown, PA. Arrangements can also be made for surgical procedures to be performed at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, PA. Please keep in mind that some procedures are covered by insurance and that we accept many medical insurance plans.