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Salam Kassis MD

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • Migraine and Occipital Neuralgia Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery



  • Arabic
  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - American University of Beirut, 2007
  • Internship in General Surgery - New Haven Hospital, Yale University, 2011
  • Fellowship - New Haven Hospital, Yale University, 2013
  • Residency - New Haven Hospital, Yale University, 2016

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2016
  • Plastic Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2022

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I really like this Dr. Wish he had offices closer to Chattanooga
March 15, 2024
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Thorough, in-depth explanations without needless fluff or wasting time. I got everything I needed from my appointment and still had time to get Pancake Pantry before the line got long.
March 15, 2024
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Dr. Alkassis was outstanding! I was very apprehensive about this visit but he made it excellent.
March 8, 2024
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We are beyond grateful for Dr. Kassis. He gave me my life back. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs this type of treatment.
March 1, 2024
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I drove nearly six hours to see this specific doctor after doing weeks of research online. He was very knowledgeable and thorough regarding my illness and treatment options. He also went through possible risks. This is definitely the surgery and the surgeon for me.
February 10, 2024
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Dr Kassis is very kind, and listens to me!
February 9, 2024
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Visit felt a little rushed. I was expecting a more comprehensive exam, but I'm hoping there will be more opportunities to discuss the surgical plan prior to my procedure
February 4, 2024
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January 27, 2024
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Spent less than five minutes with me. Drove three hours for this. Asked zero questions. Was ready to just give me surgery and didn't even explain the surgery. Just said it would last 15 minutes. Awful
January 26, 2024
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