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Plastic Surgery in Miami
305.860.0717

Dr. Zachary Iyore Okhah

Dr. Zachary Iyore Okhah is a plastic surgeon who primarily focuses on all surgical facial rejuvenation techniques as well as breast and body contouring procedures. Under the instruction of Drs. Richard Zienowicz and Patrick Sullivan, two of the most eminent and prolific plastic surgeons in New England, Dr. Okhah received excellent professional guidance in a range of aesthetic procedures.

As the son of Nigerian and Iranian immigrants, Dr. Okhah was born with an insatiable drive for self-improvement and achievement that only rivals the visceral urgency to pay homage to the sacrifices his parents made to thrive in the United States. He and Dr. Mendieta use the same holistic approach to cosmetic techniques that revitalize the physique and persona of every unique patient. By joining Dr. Mendieta’s Miami practice, Dr. Okhah contributes his refined training and artistic skill, ensuring that patients receive an optimal surgical experience.

Curriculum Vitae:


  • EDUCATION

    • Integrated plastic surgery residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island 2013 – present.
    • Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island 2009 – 2013
      • USMLE Step 1: 249/99
      • USMLE Step 2 CK: 256/99
      • USMLE Step 3: 230/99
    • Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey 2005 – 2009
      • Thesis: Natural Variation in the Response to Biotic Stresses in Two Strains of C. Elegans
  • SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP

    • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
    • The American Medical Association (AMA)
  • HONORS AND AWARDS

    • 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha (ΑΩΑ) Honor Medical Society
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    • 2015 – 2017 Plastic Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    • 2015 – Present American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    • 2013 – Present American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • 2009 – Present American Medical Association
  • EXTRACURRICULARACTIVITIES

    • 2015 – 2017 Plastic Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee
  • PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

    • July 2018 Nissen N, Okhah Z, Hsieh S, Rao V et al. Underdiagnosis of Nasoorbitoethmoid Fractures in Patients with Midface Trauma. In preparation for submission
    • March 2015 Mundinger GS, Borsuk DE, Okhah Z, et al. Antibiotics and Facial Fractures: Evidence-Based Recommendations Compared with Experience-Based Practice. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction. 2015;8(1):64-78. doi:10.1055/s-0034-1378187
    • March 2014 Drolet, B.C., Okhah Z., Phillips, B.Z., Christian, B.P., Akelman, E., Katarincic, J. and Schmidt, S.T., 2014. Evidence for safe tourniquet use in 500 consecutive upper extremity procedures. Hand, 9(4), pp.494-498.
    • November 2013 Okhah Z, Morrissey P, Harrington DT, Cioffi WG, Charpentier KP. Assessment of surgical residents in a vascular anastomosis laboratory. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013 Nov 1;185(1):450-4.
    • September 2011 Okhah Z, Morrissey P, Harrington D, Cioffi WG, Charpentier KP. Performance assessment of surgical residents in a vascular anastomosis laboratory. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2011 Sep 1;213(3):S128-9. Abstract and presentation at the 97th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons
    • June 2009 Andersen EC, Okhah ZI, Reddy K, Kim DH, Kruglyak L. Quantitative genetic analyses of C. elegans intraspecies variation in responses to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Abstract and senior thesis research presented by post-doctoral fellow at 17th International C. elegans Meeting.
  • ONGOING RESEARCH

    • June 2018 Analysis of Facial Trauma. Principle Investigator: Albert Woo, MD IRB 932036-4
  • PREVIOUS RESEARCH

    • Spring, 2012 RESEARCH ASSISTANT Scott Schmidt, MD. Brown University, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery Developing a tourniquet policy for hand surgery procedures at Rhode Island Hospital
    • Summer, 2010 DEANS SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW Kevin Charpentier, MD. Brown University, Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery. Developed a high-fidelity surgical simulation to teach surgical residents the technique of vascular anastomosis.
    • Winter, 2008- UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
    • Spring, 2009 Kruglyak Lab, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University,Investigated the genetic underpinnings of the differential response measured by survival rate – of two isolates of the model organism C.elegans to myriad biotic stresses – manifested as pathogenic S. aureus, C. neoformans, C. albicans, P. aeruginosa, E. faecalis, and S. marcescens. Further characterization of the S. aureus assay by linkage analysis resulted in the identification of a polymorphism in the npr-1 behavioral gene – a homologue of the mammalian neuropeptide Y receptor – that was responsible for the observed difference in survival between the two worm strains.

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Miami Florida
2310 & 2320 South Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33133
305.860.0717