Zammit, Dino



Dino Zammit, MD, CM, MSc, FRCSC

Portrait photo of Dr. Dino Zammit


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Undergraduate School:

McGill University

Graduate School:

McGill University

Medical School:

McGill University

Additional Education:

Plastic Surgery Residency – McGill University


A true Montrealer at heart, I was born and raised in Montreal up until leaving for Seattle this year for my Craniofacial Fellowship. I was privileged to do all my post-secondary schooling at McGill University (Bachelors, Master’s, Medical School and Plastic Surgery Residency).

Personal Interests:

My interests outside of medicine include detailing and modifying cars, cooking and sports (and anything any of my four kids are interested in!).

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include improving patient outcomes using 3D printing and Augmented Reality for the purpose of optimizing virtual surgical planning, operative efficiency/technique, and post-operative outcomes.

Why UW?

I chose the Craniofacial Fellowship at Seattle Children’s / Harborview Medical Center given its reputation as a leader in Craniofacial surgery, its world-renowned Craniofacial Surgeons who are truly leaders/experts in the field, as well as it being one of the only programs to offer training in both adult craniofacial trauma and complex congenital craniofacial surgery.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Residency is truly a marathon. There will be both ups and downs, but in the end, everyone ends up in the same place. Try to find a senior resident you wish to emulate, and spend as much time as you can with them!

What do you like best about living in Seattle?

Living in a town with a sports team in all the four major league sports (hoping to catch my first NFL game live!)


  1. Zammit D, Kanevsky J, Diaz J, Luc M. Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination: A Preventative Health Interest for Plastic Surgeons. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015 135(3), 656-657
  2. Kanevsky J, Zammit D, Brutus J.P. Rupture of The Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon Secondary to Trauma: Case Report and Literature Review. Plastic and Aesthetic Research. 2015 2(3), 138-139
  3. Zammit D, Kanevsky J, Meng F, Dionisopoulos T. Meshed Acellular Dermal Matrix: Technique and Application in Implant Based Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Aesthetic Research. 2016 3, 254-256
  4. Azzi A, Zammit D, Lessard D. Single-stage breast reconstruction with Spectrum adjustable expander/implant in a review of 124 implant. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2018 6(1)
  5. Kanevsky J, Safran T, Zammit D, Gilardino M, Lin SJ Making Augmented and Virtual Reality Work for the Plastic Surgeon. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 82(4) (2018): 363-368
  6. Abi-Rafeh J, Zammit D, Jaberi M, Al-Halabi B, Thibaudeau S. Non-Biological Microsurgery Simulators in Plastic Surgery Training: A Systematic Review. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 144(3) (2019): 496e-507e
  7. Safran T, Zammit D, Kanevsky J, Khanna M. The Efficacy of Local Anesthesia in the Face & Scalp: A Prospective Trial. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Access 7(5) (2019)
  8. Zammit D, Ponnudurai N, Safran T, Gilardino M. Re-evaluating the Current Model of Rhinoplasty Training and Future Directions – A Role for Focused, Maneuver-Specific Simulation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 144(4) (2019): 597e-605e
  9. Zammit, D., Safran, T., Ponnudurai, N., Jaberi, M., Chen, L., Noel, G., & Gilardino, M. Step-Specific Simulation (S2Sim): The Utility of 3D Printing for the Fabrication of Low Cost, Learning Needs-Based Rhinoplasty Simulator. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 40(6) (2020): NP340-NP345
  10. Jaberi, M., El-Hawari, H., Abi-Rafeh, J., Zammit, D., Gilardino, M., Simulation based Education and Assessment of Facial Flaps: The current and Future Perspectives. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2021)
  11. ElHawary, H., Barone, N., Zammit, D., Janis, J.E. Closing the Gap: Evidence-Based Surgical Treatment of Rectus Diastasis Associated with Abdominal Hernias. Hernia. 2021 Aug:25(4):827-853
  12. Chocron, Y., Zammit, D., Cugno, S., Atkinson, J., Gilardino, M. Atypical Presentation of a Midline Nasal Dermoid with Intracranial Extension. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery. (2021)
  13. Jaberi, M., Abi-Rafeh, J., Chocron, Y., Zammit, D., Al-Halabi, B., Gilardino, M. SMRT Assessment: An Innovative Approach of Flap Design. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2021)
  14. Sebag, V., Chocron, Y., Zammit, D., Thibaudeau, S. The Benefit of Online Information Sessions on Medical Student Residency Perspectives: A Trans-Canadian Survey Study. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery (2021)
  15. Zammit, D., Chocron, Y., Bouhadana, G., Gilardino, M. Usage Trends, Perceptions and Ethical Views Regarding Social Media: A Survey of Canadian Plastic Surgeons. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Accepted, 2022)
  16. Lessard, L., Zammit, D., The “U-Turn Tournedos (UTT)” Flap – A Technical Surgical Evolution for Deep Complex Calvarial Defects. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery (Accepted Journal of Craniofacial surgery, awaiting press)
  17. Chocron, Y., Barone, N., Zammit, D., Gilardino, M. Establishing the Safety of Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis for Pierre Robin Sequence: A comprehensive Literature Review Journal of Craniofacial Surgery (Accepted Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, awaiting press)
  18. Watt, A., Zammit, D., Lee, J., Gilardino, M. Novel Screening and Monitoring Techniques for Deformational Plagiocephaly: A Systematic Review. Paediatrics (2022)