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Reza Mirali Akbari, MD, Plastic Surgery, Fairfax, VA, Inova Fairfax Hospital

RezaMirali AkbariMDMBA FACS

Plastic Surgery Fairfax, VA

Breast Reconstruction, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, LLC --- Mid Atlantic Plastic Surgery, LLC --- Cowork Medical, Co-Founder and CEO

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  • Cowork medical is an integral part of innovations needed to improve delivery of healthcare nationally. Our innovation is accomplished via a growth and synergies possible through a coworking model, providing turnkey offices and the resources independ phys cannot obtain on their own and giving the physicians the ability to scale their practice as they see fit and to achieve a work-life balance they desire.

    Why this innovation? The problems of mounting educational debt compounded with the overwhelmingly high costs of starting and running a practice pose seemingly insurmountable barriers to entry for contemporary physicians in attaining an independent practice. The increasing regulatory burdens of practicing medicine which serve to erode the physician/patient relationship by prioritizing clicks in an EMR to face-to-face interactions, further aggravates the existing barriers and provides the recipe for a generation of physicians who feel as though they’ve lost autonomy and are facing professional burnout at alarming rates. The graduating residents are choosing employment perhaps out of lack of options and necessity rather than pure volition. So how do we overcome the barriers to independent practice?

    A medical coworking model, when deployed beyond just a real-estate based medical-office sharing establishment or as a temporary overhead fixes for poorly planned medical practices, has the potential to allow its member physicians to stay independent and yet benefit from the shared economy. The benefits of membership in a well-structured physician coworking model should be viewed as financial, operational, and professional as well as immediate and long-term benefits.

    (please see my opmed for full article)

    Reza Mirali, MD MBA FACS
    Co-Founder and CEO, Cowork Medical
    (An R2 Medical Group Company)

    5550 Friendship Blvd
    Ste 360
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  • Cowork Medical- Tutorial Video

    This video will briefly review how the use of technology will provide the flexibility and added autonomy to see patients when needed.

    Cowork Medical Office Tour

    Our first office is: Chevy Chase Physicians Offices. On purpose not called Cowork as our patients are coming to see their doctors, not Cowork.

Education & Training

  • Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University
    Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins UniversityMBA, Medical Management Services, 2012 - 2016
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityM.B.A., 2012 - 2016
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2007 - 2008
  • Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
    Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical CenterResidency, Plastic Surgery - Integrated, 2002 - 2004
  • Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University
    Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina UniversityResidency, Surgery, 1996 - 2002
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
    Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple UniversityClass of 1996
  • Temple University
    Temple UniversityB.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2008 - 2025
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2008 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2002 - 2008
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1996 - 2003
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Certificate of Recognition- Medical Student Teaching Virginia Commonwealth University-Inova Campus, 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition- PA Student Teaching George Washington University Medical Center- Physician Assistant Program, 2013
  • Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award Plastic Surgery Residents, Georgetown University, 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The biplanar oncoplastic technique case series: a 2-year review  
    Kaminsky AJ, Patel KM, Cocilovo C, Nahabedian MY, Miraliakbari R, Gland Surgery, 1/1/2015
  • Biplanar Oncoplastic Surgery: A Novel Approach to Breast Conservation for Small and Medium Sized Breasts  
    Nahabedian MY, Patel KM, Kaminsky AJ, Cocilovo C, Miraliakbari R, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1/1/2013
  • Endovascular papillary angioendothelioma (Dabska Tumor): under recognized malignant tumor in childhood  
    Neves RI, Stevenson J, Hancey MJ, Vangelisti G, Miraliakbari R, Mackary DR, Clarke L, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 1/1/2011
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  • The Biplanar Oncoplastic Technique: a 2-year Review
    Kaminsky AJ, Patel K, Nahabedian MY, Cocilovo C, Miraliakbari R, ACS DC All Surgeons Day, Washington, DC, 1/8/2014
  • Culture swabs in the evaluation of wound infection: A critical assessment of unresolved issues
    Copeland-Halperin LR, Kaminsky AJ, Bluefeld N, Miraliakbari R, Proc Am Coll Wound Healing Tiss Repair, The Fourth 
Annual Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, Chicago, IL, 1/4/2014
  • Temporal Differences In Fibroblast Function And Cytokine Levels In Acute And Chronic Vac(R)-Treated Wounds
    Grunfeld R, Roghani R, Hazard SW, Hancey J, Natoli N, Noone R, Ehrlich HP, Mackay DR, Miraliakbari R, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1/1/2007
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  • Business of Medicine-General Surgery 
    Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA - 1/23/2016
  • Computer-Aided Surgical Simulation in Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Cost Comparison among Traditional, In-House, and Commercial Options 
    Scottsdale, AZ - 1/1/2016
  • Developing a Reconstructive Practice in the New Era of Affordable Care- Private Practice Perspective 
    Philadelphia, PA - 1/18/2015
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Authored Content

  • Educating Our Graduates in the Business of Medicine and Practice ManagementJuly 2019
  • Educating Our Graduates in the Business of Medicine and Practice ManagementJuly 2019

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations