• About ME

    Karim Sarhane, MD is an experienced surgeon with over 10 years of experience. In addition to his Medical Degree, he possesses a Master's in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and a Clinical Trials Certificate from Johns Hopkins University. He is a general, laparoscopic, and peripheral nerve surgeon at the Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain. Karim Sarhane, MD specializes in robotic, laparoscopic, migraine, and oncologic surgeries as well as in select plastic surgery procedures.


    Dr. Karim Sarhane earned American College of Surgeons' certificates in the Fundamentals of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic surgery. He commits to delivering superior clinical care, to conducting research, and to educating others in his field. He has authored and published research papers and book chapters on topics ranging from robotic surgery to breast reconstruction to peripheral nerve surgery. He has also received research grants from The Plastic Surgery Foundation and from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand for two different projects.


    As a surgeon, Dr. Karim Sarhane is an active member of several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Toledo Surgical Society, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. He has received several awards, including the Best Paper Award at the 59th Annual Conference of the Plastic Surgery Research Council in New York in 2014.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    2018 - 2019

    Clinical Trials Certificate Program - Department of Epidemiology

    American University of Beirut

    2011 - 2012

    Master of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics)

    American University of Beirut

    2006 - 2010

    Doctor of Medicine

    American University of Beirut

    2003 - 2006

    Bachelor of Science (Biology)

  • profession

    Burjeel Royal Hospital

    General, Laparoscopic and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

    Sep 2022 - Present

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 1, 2022

    House officer

    University of Toledo Medical Center

    Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 1, 2021

    General Surgery Resident

    Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 1, 2014

    Post-doctoral Research Fellow

    American University of Beirut Medical Center

    Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 1, 2011

    General Surgery Intern

  • Karim Sarhane online

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  • Blog

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