Ivan Hadad, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Medical School: Northwestern University

Residency: Indiana University (General Surgery), Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program (Plastic Surgery)



Dr. Ivan Hadad graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, with degrees in Cell and Structural Biology and Spanish. He then went on to complete his M.D. at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He then completed a full General Surgery residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, also performing and publishing research on irradiated wound healing and adipose stem cells. He then completed a residency in Plastic Surgery at the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program.


Dr. Hadad is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Since joining the Division of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hadad works predominantly at Wishard Hospital, University Hospital and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. He is a fluent in Spanish.


Research Interests: Dr. Hadad’s research interests are in surgery for the treatment of migraine headaches, as well as breast reconstruction.



Clinical Interests:

Migraine Surgery
Facial Fractures
Facial Cancer Reconstruction
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction
Nose Surgery
Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North
IU Health West

Location Information

IU Health University Hospital

550 N. University Blvd., Ste 1295

Indianapolis, IN 46202

IU Health Methodist Hospital

1801 N. Senate Blvd., Ste 4000

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Eskenazi Hospital

720 Eskenazi Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Clinical Research Interests: Surgery for the treatment of migraine headaches, breast reconstruction, adipose stem cells

  1. Guergova-Kuras M, Kuras R, Ugulava N, Hadad I, Crofts AR. Specific mutagenesis of the rieske iron-sulfur protein in Rhodobacter sphaeroides shows that both the thermodynamic gradient and the pK of the oxidized form determine the rate of quinol oxidation by the bc(1) complex. Biochemistry. 2000 Jun 27;39(25):7436-44.
  2. Blanton MW, Hadad I, Johnstone BH, Mund JA, Rogers PI, Eppley BL, March KL. Adipose stromal cells and platelet-rich plasma therapies synergistically increase revascularization during wound healing. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Feb;123(2 Suppl):56S-64S
  3. Hadad I, Small W, Dumanian GA. Repair of massive ventral hernias with the separation of parts technique: reversal of the 'lost domain'. Am Surg. 2009 Apr;75(4):301-6.
  4. Agnew SP, Small W Jr, Wang E, Smith LJ, Hadad I, Dumanian GA. Prospective measurements of intra-abdominal volume and pulmonary function after repair of massive ventral hernias with the components separation technique. Ann Surg. 2010 May;251(5):981-8.
  5. Hadad I, Johnstone BH, Brabham JG, Blanton MW, Rogers PI, Fellers C, Solomon JL, Merfeld-Clauss S, DesRosiers CM, Dynlacht JR, Coleman JJ, March KL. Development of a porcine delayed wound-healing model and its use in testing a novel cell-based therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Nov 1;78(3):888-96.
  6. Greathouse ST, Hadad I, Zieger M, Nitu M, Rowan CM, Coleman JJ. High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilators in Burn Patients: Experience of the Riley Hospital for Children. J Burn Care Res. 2012 May-Jun;33(3):425-35.
  7. Hadad I, Ibrahim AM, Lin SJ, Lee BT. Augmented SIEA flap for microvascular breast reconstruction after prior

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