Dr. Buthainah Al-Shunnar
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
- Double Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member , Emirates Plastic Surgery Society- UAE (EPSS)
- Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Member of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
- Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
- Medical director and founder of AlShunnar Plastic Surgery
Dr. Buthainah Al Shunnar, founder and director of Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery clinic in Dubai, UAE is the first Female Emirati Plastic Surgeon and the only American Board Certified UAE Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Al Shunnar has extensive experience in breast surgery, breast cancer reconstruction, body contouring, aesthetic facial surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery, as well as nonsurgical anti-aging procedures such as Botox, derma fillers and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
After graduating medical college with Honors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland in 1991, Dr. Al Shunnar received her five years of general surgery training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C., where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. She then completed her Plastic Surgery Training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
After her training, Dr. Al Shunnar spent three years in York, Pennsylvania as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in private practice, also covering a major trauma center for its reconstructive needs. In addition, she held an academic position at Hershey Medical College where she mentored and taught the residents and fellows. She subsequently returned to the Middle East and took up a position as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center in Abu Dhabi for two years.
In 2005, she established her own clinic in Dubai focusing on both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as anti-aging services, permanent makeup and skin care. She is an active member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons & International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons as well as the John Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association.
Dr. Al Shunnar’s passion is giving back hope and femininity through breast reconstruction procedures for those facing breast cancer as well as body contouring. She has always been on the forefront to adopt new and innovative trends and has published numerous articles in her field. Her work has been presented at national and international plastic surgery conferences.