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Waleed Gibreel

Waleed Gibreel, MBBS

Specialties
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Arabic

Waleed Gibreel, MBBS, knew as a child that his ultimate goal was to be a doctor, no matter what it took. Growing up in Sudan, Africa, his parents strongly stressed the importance of education for their children and worked very hard to make sure it happened, as education is not free or required for children between ages 6 and 13. In 2009, Dr. Gibreel graduated at the top of his 400-student class with a medical degree.

In 2011, with a dream to become a surgeon at an academic medical center, Dr. Gibreel moved to the United States. Dr. Gibreel's dream became a reality after being accepted into the Mayo Clinic General Surgery Residency Program at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Gibreel graduated in May 2019 from the program and completed a one-year fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/University of Southern California in August 2020.

Dr. Gibreel's primary practice is at Mayo Clinic in the Division of Plastic Surgery, where he serves as a senior associate consultant and assistant professor of surgery. He joined the team at Shriners Children's Twin Cities in 2022.

Dr. Gibreel’s practice includes craniofacial care, pediatric burn reconstruction, and pediatric plastic surgery.

Pediatric Care

Specialties

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Board Certifications
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Khartoum
Khartoum
Sudan
2/1/2009

Internship
University of Khartoum
Khartoum
Sudan
9/1/2010

Residency
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
United States of America
6/1/2013

Residency
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
United States of America
7/1/2016

Residency
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
United States of America
6/1/2019

Fellowship
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America
8/1/2020

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2019-Present: Member, American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • 2019-Present: Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • 2018-Present: Member, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
  • 2018-Present: Candidate Member, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • 2016-Present: Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • 2016-Present: Member, Plastic Surgery Education Network
Awards and Honors
  • 2019: Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award, Mayo Clinic
  • 2014: Silver Retractor Award for Outstanding Performance, General Surgery Residency
  • 2013: Hungry Dog Award for Surgical Specialties, General Surgery Residency
  • 2009: Kitchener Award of the Best Clinical Performance in Final Year, University of Khartoum, School of Medicine
  • 2009: Award of the Best Academic Performance, University of Khartoum, School of Medicine
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Podium Presentation: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Virtual Meeting; Unilateral Box Osteotomy: An Under-Utilized Versatile Corrective Procedure of Fronto Orbito-Zygomatic Hypoplasia and Orbital Dystopia in Hemifacial Microsomia (10/2020)
  • Podium Presentation: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Virtual Meeting; A Neuroprotective Protocol in Neonatal Anesthesia: A Review of 101 Early Cleft Lip Repairs (10/2020)
  • Podium Presentation: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Virtual Meeting; A novel protocol in early cleft lip repair: Demonstrating efficacy and safety in the first 104 patients (10/2020)
  • Podium Presentation: Plastic Surgery The Meeting - San Diego, CA; Tension Suture of External Nasal Splints: A Reliable, Novel Technique (9/2019)
  • Poster Presentation: 18th Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery - Paris, France; Black Bone MRI is as Accurate as CT scans in Virtual Surgical Planning for Free flap Fibula Mandibular Reconstruction: a Means to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Reconstructive Surgery Patients (9/2019)
  • Poster Presentation: 18th Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery - Paris, France; The Use of a Tendon Pulley to Achieve a Multi-Vector Line of Pull in Facial Reanimation Using a Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty: A New Technique to Optimize the Smile (9/2019)

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