Naikhoba C.O. Munabi, MD

Integrated Resident


Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

College: Stanford University

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Hobbies: Running, finding/eating/making unique foods, drawing, traveling 



Dr. Munabi earned her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University where she studied Human Biology and Chemistry. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During medical school, she pursued a year of basic science research studying propranolol’s impact on hemangioma pathogenesis in the Vascular Anomalies Laboratory under the mentorship of June K. Wu, M.D.


  • Robert G. Bertsch Prize, Columbia University (2015)
  • Aura E. Severinghous Prize, Columbia University (2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2014)
  • Peter J. Gingrass MD Memorial Award, 59th Annual Meeting, Plastic Surgery Research Council (2014)
  • Department of Surgery Start-up Grant, Columbia University (2011, 2014)
  • Barber Scholar, Columbia University (2011-2015)
  • J.F. Bohmfalk Scholar, Columbia University (2010-2011)
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award T35 Grant, Columbia University (2011)
  • Vice President for Undergraduate Excellence Major Research Grant, Stanford University (2009)
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Stanford University (2008)
  • Scholar Athlete, Stanford University (2006-2007)


  1. Phillips BT, Munabi NCO, Roeder RA, Ascherman JA, Guo L, Zenn MR. Invited Technology & Innovations Special Topic: The Role of Intraoperative Perfusion Assessment: What is the Current State and How Can I use it in my Practice? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015; Accepted
  2. Munabi NCO, England RW, Kitajewski A, Tan QK, Weinstein A, Kung JE, Kitajewski JK, Shawber CJ, Wu JK. Distinct Downstream Pathways Mediate the Anti-proliferative and Cytotoxic Activities of Propranolol Against Hemangioma Stem Cells (HemSCs). Stem Cell 2015; Accepted.
  3. Munabi NCO, Tan QK, Garzon MC, Behr GG, Shawber CJ, Wu JK. Growth Hormone Induced Recurrence of Infantile Hemangioma after Apparent Involution: Evidence of Growth Hormone Receptors in Infantile Hemangioma. Pediatric Dermatology 2014;32(4):539-43.
  4. Malliaris SD, Munabi NCO, Akelina Y, Ascherman JA. Topical Cilostazol Inhibits Neointimal Hyperplasia in a Rat Interposition Vein Graft Model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2014; 134(6):895e-901e.
  5. Munabi NCO, Olorunnipa OB, Goltsman D, Rohde CH, Ascherman JA. The Ability of Intraoperative Perfusion Mapping With Laser-Assisted Indocyanine Green Angiography to Predict Mastectomy Flap Necrosis in Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Trial. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2014;67(4):449-55.