program is a highly competitive, prestigious training opportunity lasting 12
months. Dr. Mangat mentors one fellow each year. During the course of the
Fellowship year, the fellow gains valuable knowledge and experience in the
breadth of cosmetic and reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery, affording
him/her the tools to become a successful facial plastic surgeon. The fellow
practices as an associate and assists Dr. Mangat and Dr. Holzapfel in all
office locations (Edgewood, Cincinnati, and Vail, Colorado). The fellow also
treats many patients at Sia Spa in Kenwood, OH. The fellow travels with
Dr. Mangat and Dr. Holzapfel on two one-week mission trips during the course of
the fellowship year to perform reconstructive facial plastic surgery for
underserved populations in Belize affected by congenital deformities, trauma,
or tumors. Dr. Mangat has served as a fellowship director for the
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 1987.
Dr. Saba Ghorab
Dr. Saba Ghorab is the newest addition to the Mangat, Holzapfel and Lied Plastic Surgery team. She is currently completing her facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship training under the tutelage of Drs. Mangat and Holzapfel.
Dr. Ghorab was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in northern Virginia. She developed a keen interest in art from a young age, and this has been instrumental in her decision to pursue a career in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ghorab appreciates the ways in which aesthetic surgery integrates the creativity and dexterity of art with the medical and anatomical intricacies of the human body.
Dr. Ghorab received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from The George Washington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. As a second-year undergraduate student, she was accepted into GW’s highly competitive Early Selection Program, thus ensuring early admission to the University medical school. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree with Research Track distinction from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ghorab was recognized for her outstanding academic performance with induction into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society.
After getting her medical degree, Dr. Ghorab ventured westward to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she completed her 5-year residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. During her time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ghorab received extensive training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She also conducted clinical research, authored multiple book chapters, and gave numerous presentations before medical societies. Dr. Ghorab played an active role in medical education, providing mentorship and surgical training to her junior colleagues and medical students. She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).
Dr. Ghorab is steadfast in her commitment to serving underprivileged communities. Compelled by the medical needs of post-earthquake Haiti, she organized four medical trips between 2010 and 2011. During residency, she participated in mission trips to Peru and Honduras to provide specialized surgical care to underserved populations. These experiences enriched Dr. Ghorab’s surgical training and taught her invaluable lessons about perserverence, compassion, and the importance of global outreach. She will continue these efforts during her 2019-2020 fellowship year through surgical volunteer trips spearheaded by her mentor, Dr. Devinder Mangat.
Dr. Ghorab looks forward to meeting and caring for her patients at Mangat, Holzapfel and Lied Plastic Surgery.