$$ Bardia Amirlak, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English,


Bardia Amirlak, M.D., a plastic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ who is trained in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Amirlak completed five years of general surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He then completed a fellowship in hand, microsurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery at the University of Louisville’s renowned Kleinert Institute where he was mentored by Warren C. Breidenbach, M.D., who performed the nation’s first hand transplant in 1999. It was there that Dr. Amirlak was involved with the nation's first few hand transplants.

In addition to cosmetic treatments, Dr. Amirlak performs complex reconstructive procedures to restore a more a natural appearance to the face and body and/or improve function after a traumatic injury or illness. He also offers surgery not only for migraine patients, but also for chronic headaches, new daily persistent headaches and occipital neuralgia.

Dr. Amirlak is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, and he currently belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Amirlak has won many plastic surgery awards and authored numerous articles and book chapters on his areas of expertise. He has presented his research at medical symposiums around the world, and he has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, most notably Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, and The World Journal of Hernia.

Dr. Amirlak was raised in New York, California, Europe, and the Middle East. He travels frequently on medical mission trips to Latin America, Asia and other parts of the world. He enjoys autocross racing, tennis, piano and drawing in his spare time.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Universidad Iberoamericana (1999)


Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine GME (2010), Plastic and Reconstructive Sur
Creighton University Medical Center GME (2006), General Surgery


University of Louisville School of Medicine (2007), Hand Surgery
New York Medical College (2001), Research
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • 3D imaging for cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery
  • 3D imaging for Rhinoplasty
  • Facial aging and fat
  • Limited incision carpal tunnel surgery
  • Migraine Treatment with Botox and Surgery

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgery Award
  • American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award.
  • Founding Member -American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery.Founding Member -American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery.
  • Winner of 2007 Frachaud Award by the American Hernia Society
  • People?s Choice Award
    Award, Best Team Player of Year, Creighton University Medical Center (2003)