University of Chicago Chicago, IL in Doctor of Medicine, 1992 - 1997
Northwestern University Medical School Chicago, IL in General Surgery, 1997 - 2000
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN in Microsurgery, 2004 - 2005
Northwestern University Medical School Chicago, IL in Plastic Surgery, 2000 - 2004
Rijksuniversiteit Gent B-9000 Ghent in Microvascular Reconstruction, 2006 - 2007
AM BD PLASTIC SURGERY re-verification 12/31/2026
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, American College of Surgeons
The focus of Dr. Hijjawi's plastic surgery practice is the reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast. He began this practice in 2005 and has now performed over 1800 primary breast reconstruction procedures in addition to secondary breast reconstructions and cosmetic breast procedures. His training includes a residency and fellowships at Northwestern University in Chicago and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2006, Dr. Hijjawi won the prestigious Stephen Kroll Fellowship at the University of Gent in Gent, Belgium, where he trained in microvascular breast reconstruction, including performing the DIEP Flap procedure under Dr. Phillip Blondeel, one of the pioneers in breast reconstruction
Dr. Hijjawi served as the Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship Program Director at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 6 years before coming to Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also serves as the Chief Editor of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons online educational tool, the Plastic Surgery Education Network. Dr. Hijjawi performs many types of breast reconstruction, including the DIEP Flap, the SIEA Flap, the SGAP Flap, AlloDerm breast reconstruction, the Latissimus Flap, and the TUG Flap as well as fat-grafting procedures. Dr. Hijjawi has made over 50 national presentations to other plastic surgeons focusing on breast reconstruction with breast implants, breast reconstruction with the DIEP Flap, and the use of fat grafting in breast reconstruction
Intermountain Hospital Affiliations
This provider has medical privileges to admit patients and practice at these Intermountain hospitals.
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a Medical Group with more than 2,400 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 160 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and efficient healthcare delivery.