Babak Azizzadeh, M.D., F.A.C.S.


9401 Wilshire Blvd #650
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Office (310) 657-2203
Fax (310) 657-0776
Mobile (310) 963-3828
md@facialplastics.info

 

Surgical Training

Harvard Medical School
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery                             
Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction
2002 – 2003

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery                  
General Surgery
1996 – 2002

Education

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Doctor of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
1996 – 2002

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science – Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
1992 – 1996

Academic Appointments

Co-Director – University of Southern California School of Medicine Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Head & Neck Surgery
2003 – present

Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellow
Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
2002 – 2003

Clinical Appointments

Center for Facial Nerve Function – House Clinic
Cedars-Sinai Center Facial Movement Disorders
Craniofacial Center – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Head & Neck Cancer CenterCedars-Sinai Medical Center

Certification

American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery American Board of Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
St. Vincent Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Humanitarian Award Recipient – Operation of Hope
UCLA Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
Division of Head and Neck Surgery Chief Resident
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Resident Research Award
Resident Travel Award @ the 60th Annual AAOA Meeting
Resident Travel Award @ the Triological Society Meeting
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
UCLA Medical Student Thesis Program  
Summa Cum Laude,Phi Beta Kappa
The David Saxon Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Award
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Honors Thesis
UCLA Undergraduate Summer Research Award
Undergraduate Dean’s Honor List
College of Letters & Science Honors
Golden Key National Honor Society
Eta Sigma Honor Society

Leadership

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Emerging Trends and Technology Committee
Regulatory and Socioeconomic Affairs Committee
Strategic Development Committee
Craniofacial Subcommittee – Specialty Surgery Committee

American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Resource Development Committee

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Microvascular Committee
Facial Nerve Group

Academic Grants

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Research Grant
The Role of Nitric Oxide in Acute Microvascular Thrombosis

The James Bashor Research Foundation Grant
Nitric Oxide in Head and Neck Surgery

Research

The Center for Facial & Nasal Plastic Surgery
Temple atrophy – novel concept in facial rejuvenation

Facial Paralysis Institute
Quality of life changes in individuals with facial nerve paralysis
Tensor Fascia Lata facial paralysis reconstruction
The role of BOTOX in facial paralysis reanimation

Fellowship Research – Harvard Medical School
Wellman Laboratory of Photomedicine

Noninvasive evaluation of microvascular thrombosis using Optical Coherence Tomography

Residency Research – UCLA School of Medicine
Co-investigator:  Louis J. Ignarro, PhD (Nobel Laureate)
The role of nitric oxide in microvascular thrombosis

Residency Research – UCLA School of Medicine
Co-investigator:  Louis J. Ignarro, PhD (Nobel Laureate)
The role of nitric oxide in cisplatin cytotoxicity

Medical School Research – UCLA School of Medicine
Co-investigator:  Gerald S. Berke, MD
Canine laryngeal physiology and neurolaryngology

Undergraduate Research – UCLA Department of Microbiology
Co-investigator:  Eli E. Sercarz, PhD
B-cell neurommunology

Clinical Trials

Glycotex, Inc.
Sub-investigator: Efficacy Study of GLYC-101 to Evaluate Outcomes After Laser Ablation

Textbook Editor

Azizzadeh B, Murphy M, Johnson CM.  Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation.  WB Saunders 2007.

Azizzadeh B, Murphy M, Numa W, Johnson CM.  Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction. WB Saunders, In press.

Massry G, Murphy M, Azizzadeh B. Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation. Springer, In Progress.

Editorships

MedscapeCME Dermatology
Member of Steering Committee for Advances in Beauty

Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Editorial Review Panel Member

UCLA Journal of Medicine and Experimental Science
Founder

UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal
Managing Editor
Associate Editor

Humanitarian

Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation
Founder – 2008
President – 2008 to present

Global Smile Foundation
Craniofacial Reconstruction Team Member

Operation of Hope
Craniofacial Reconstruction Team Member

Medical Missions For Children
Craniofacial Reconstruction Team Member

R.O.S.E. Fund – Regaining One’s Self-Esteem
Reconstructive surgery program participant

Face to Face
Facial Plastic Surgery’s Homeland Response Team
Member

Los Angeles Free Clinic
Physician participant for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

UCLA School of Medicine Student Affairs Committee

UCLA Flying Samaritans
Founder & President
Build and operate medical clinics in rural Mexico

Professional Societies

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
California Medical Association
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Sir Charles Bell Society

Course Director

Advances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Course Co-Director
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2009

Advances in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Course Director
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2007 – 2008

National Trainer

Sanofi-Aventis
Bioform

Publications

Hazin R, Azizzadeh B, Bhatti MT. Curr Opin Ophthalmol.
Medical and Surgical Management of Facial Nerve Palsy.  2009
Nov;20(6):440-50.

Azizzadeh B. Late-onset infections and granuloma formation after facial polylactic acid (new-fill) injections in women who are heavy smokers. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul;124(1):316-7; author reply 317-8.

Azizzadeh B, Mashkevich G. Nerve injuries and treatment in facial cosmetic surgery.  Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Feb;21(1):23-9, v. Review

Binder WJ, Azizzadeh B.  Malar and submalar augmentation.
Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Feb;16(1):11-32.

Murphy MR, Johnson, CM, Azizzadeh B. The Aging Face Consultation. 
In Azizzadeh B, Murphy MR, Johnson CM, editors.
Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation. Philadelphia: Saunders;
2007. pp. 1-16.

Azizzadeh B, Hadlock TA, Cheney ML. Short-flap SMAS Rhytidectomy. 
In Azizzadeh B, Murphy MR, Johnson CM, editors.
Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation. Philadelphia:
Saunders; 2007. pp. 153-172.

Binder WJ, Kim BP, Azizzadeh B. Aesthetic Midface Implants. 
In Azizzadeh B, Murphy MR, Johnson CM, editors.
Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation. Philadelphia:
Saunders; 2007. pp. 197-216.

Lam SM, Azizzadeh B, Gravier M.  Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid (sculptra):
technical considerations in soft-tissue contouring.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
2006 Sep; 118(3 Suppl):55S-63S.

Azizzadeh B, White WM, Cheney ML.  Non-invasive evaluation of microvascular thrombosis with optical coherence Tomography.  Planned submission to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Iddings D, Azizzadeh B, Osborne R. Reconstruction of a massive facial cutaneous defect with a bilobed transposition flap.  Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 2006; 85(5):309-10.

Varvares MA, Lin D, Hadlock T, Azizzadeh B, et al.  Success of Multiple, Sequential, Free Tissue Transfers to the Head and Neck.  Laryngoscope, 2005; 115:101-104.

Chiang S, Azizzadeh B, Buga G, Ignarro L, Calcaterra T, Blackwell K.  Local Administration of Nitric Oxide Donor Significantly Impacts Microvascular Thrombosis.  Laryngoscope  2003; 113:406-409.

Azizzadeh B, Buga GM, Berke GS, Larian B, Ignarro LJ, Blackwell KE.  Inhibitors of Nitric Oxide Increase the Rate of Microvascular Thrombosis.  Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2003;5(1):31-5.

Azizzadeh B, Enayati P, Maghami E, Larian B, Blackwell KE, Abemayor E, Calcaterra TC.  Long Term Survival Outcome in Transhyoid Resection of Base of Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002;128(9):1067-1070.

Blackwell KE, Azizzadeh B, Ayala C, Rawnsley JD.  Octogenarian Free Flap Reconstruction: Complications and Cost of Therapy.  Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002;126(3):301-306.

Azizzadeh B, Yip HT, Blackwell KE, Horvath S, Calcaterra TC, Buga GM, Ignarro LJ, Wang MB.  Nitric Oxide Improves Cisplatin Cytotoxicity in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Laryngoscope 2001;111:1896-1900.

Azizzadeh B, Yafai S, Rawnsley JD, Abemayor E, Sercarz JA, Calcaterra TC, Berke GS, Blackwell KE.  Radial Forearm Free Flap Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction.  Laryngoscope 2001;111(5):807-810.

Larian B, Namazie A, Agha N, Azizzadeh B, Blackwell KE, Wang MB.  Publication Rate of Abstracts Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2001;125(3):166-9.

Nasri S, Sercarz JA, Azizzadeh B, Kreiman J, Berke GS.  Measurement of Adductory Force of Individual Laryngeal Muscles in an In Vivo Canine Model. Laryngoscope 1994; 104(10):1213-8.

Forsthuber T, Azizzadeh B, Olson C. High Efficiency Screening of Hybridoma Supernatants Using the Biomek 1000 High Density Replicating System.  International Labmate 1992;17:11-13.

Azizzadeh B: Opportunities in Graduate Studies. UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal 1991;7:23-25.

Azizzadeh B: An Interview with Dr. Betty Stephenson.  UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal 1990;6:19-21

Presentations

Creation of a Spontaneous Smile: Case Presentation and Review.  Facial Nerve Group Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 5, 2009.

Preservation of Ethnic Features in Non-Caucasian Rhinoplasty.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Advances in Multi-specialty Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium, September 12, 2009.

Evaluation and Treatment of Facial Paralysis in the Head & Neck Oncology Patient.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Head and Neck Oncology Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, March 14, 2009.

Reconstruction of Facial Nerve Paralysis.  Loma Linda University School of Medicine Annual Postgraduate Convention.  Loma Linda, CA, March 4, 2009.

Facial Rejuvenation: Current Concepts.  El Salvador Plastic Surgery Society Meeting, San Salvador, January 29, 2009. 

Ethnic Rhinoplasty. El Salvador Plastic Surgery Society Meeting.  San Salvador, January 29, 2009.

Evaluation and Treatment of Facial Paralysis.  Annual Conference of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA, January 18, 2009.

Revision Rhinoplasty Considerations.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, October 2008. 

Diagnosis and Management of Facial Paralysis.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, October 2008. 

Current Concepts in Facial Rejuvenation.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, October 2008. 

Narrowing the Wide Nose.  Oregon Health & Sciences University The Portland Rhinoplasty Course. Portland, OR; July 25-27, 2008.

Avoiding the Stigmata of the “Done” Nose. Oregon Health & Sciences University The Portland Rhinoplasty Course. Portland, OR; July 25-27, 2008.

Non-Caucasian Rhinoplasty – Preserving Ethnicity. Oregon Health & Sciences University The Portland Rhinoplasty Course. Portland, OR; July 25-27, 2008.

Injectables v. Surgery: A Facial Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective. Facial Cosmetic Surgery Meeting – Multi-Specialty Foundation for Aesthetic Surgical Excellence.  Las Vegas, NV; June 18-22, 2008.

Role of Injectable Fillers in Rhinoplasty. Oregon Health & Sciences University The Portland Rhinoplasty Course. Portland, OR; July 25-27, 2008.

A Graduated Approach for the use of Injectibles in Facial Rejuvenation.  American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Rejuvenation of The Aging Face Course.  San Francisco, CA; April 6-9, 2008.

Multi-level Fat Grafting. The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine 101. Los Angeles, CA; March 23-28, 2008.

Nasal Anatomy and Analysis.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 3-4, 2007. 

Diagnosis and Management of Facial Paralysis.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 3-4, 2007. 

Facial Anatomy and Analysis.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 3-4, 2007. 

Short-flap Rhytidectomy.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 3-4, 2007. 

Multi-level Facial Fat Grafting.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 3-4, 2007. 

Current Concepts in Facial Rejuvenation.  Invited lecture at Houston Society of Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX, October 18, 2007.

The Role of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra) in the Treatment of HIV Lipoatrophy. Houston Society of Plastic Surgery.  Houston, TX, October 18, 2007.

Comprehensive Facial Analysis.  Invited lecture at The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2007.

Current Concepts in Facial Reanimation.  Invited lecture at House Clinic grand rounds, Los Angeles, CA.

Facial Autograft Muscle Injection:  A New Generation of Fat Grafting.  Invited lecture at The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2007.

Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Facial Paralysis.  Invited lecture at Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2007.

Advances in Facial Rejuvenation. Invited lecture at IAMA Annual Conference,  Beverly Hills, CA, January 21, 2007.

Advances in Pediatric Facial Reanimation.  Invited lecture at Craniofacial Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, January 10, 2007.

Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the aging face.  Invited faculty at St. Louis University School of Medicine; St. Louis, MO, November 17-18, 2006.

Evaluation and Management of Facial Nerve Paralysis.  Invited lecture at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, March 9, 2006.

Bell’s Palsy and Facial Paralysis.  Invited lecture at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 2006.

Surgical Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer.  Invited speaker at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Conference in Clinical Management of Head and Neck Cancer.  Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 2005.

Facial Paralysis Reanimation and Microvascular Head & Neck Reconstruction.  Invited lecture at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 2005.

Head & Neck Cancer and Reconstruction.  Invited lecture at St. Vincent Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 2005.

Current Management in Head & Neck Reconstruction.  Invited lecture at the John Wayne Cancer Center Oncology Grand Rounds, Santa Monica, CA, December 15, 2004.

Management of Secondary Deformities of the Skull and Face.        
Panelist at the Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio- Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 2004.

Advances in Head & Neck Cancer Reconstruction.  Invited lecture at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2004.

Facial Reanimation: Bridging Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Invited lecture at UCLA Division of Head & Neck Surgery Resident Teaching Conference, Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2003.

Advantages of Minimal-Dissection Facelift from the Patient’s Perspective.  Oral presentation at the The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003 Spring Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 3, 2003.

The Success of Multiple, Sequential Free Tissue Transfers to the Head and Neck. Poster Presentation at COSM, Nashville, TN, May 2-6, 2001.

Facial Reanimation: Bridging Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Oral presentation at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA, February 6, 2003.

Local Administration of Nitric Oxide Significantly Impacts Microvascular Thrombosis.  Poster presentation at the The 105th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological (Triological) Society, Boca Raton, FL, May 12-14, 2002.

Nitric Oxide Inhibitors Increase the Rate of Microvascular
Thrombosis. Oral presentation at The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2001 Fall Meeting, Denver, CO, September 5-8, 2001.

Diagnosis & Management of Sleep Disorders.  Oral presentation at the UCLA Division of Head & Neck Surgery Resident Teaching Conference, Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2001.

Nitric Oxide Improves Cisplatin Cytotoxicity in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Oral presentation at the 13th Annual Paul H. Ward Society Meeting, Santa Monica, CA, June 2, 2001.

Nitric Oxide Improves Cisplatin Cytotoxicity in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Oral presentation at The 104th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological (Triological) Society, Palm Desert, CA, May 14-16, 2001.

Comparative Analysis of Radiobiological Parameters of Thyroid and Non-thyroid cancer cell lines and correlation with Clinical Radioresponsiveness. Poster presentation at The 104th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological (Triological) Society, Palm Desert, CA, May 14-16, 2001.

Transhyoid Resection of Base of Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Long Term Outcome.  Poster presentation at The Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Head and Neck Society, Palm Desert, CA, May 12-16, 2001.

Etiology of Congenital Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Oral presentation at the UCLA Division of Head & Neck Surgery Resident Teaching Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 2001.

Radial Forearm Free Flap Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction.  Oral presentation at The Annual Meeting of the Southern California Chapter – American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA, January 19-21, 2001.

Radial Forearm Free Flap Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction.  Oral presentation at The Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological (Triological) Society, La Costa, CA, January 5-7, 2001. Winner of Western Section 2001 Resident Travel Award.

Octogenarian Free Flap Reconstruction:  Complications and Cost of Therapy.  Oral presentation at The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 24-27, 2000.

Esthesioneuroblastoma: The UCLA Experience 1970-2000.  Poster presentation at The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 24-27, 2000.

Octogenarian Free Flap Reconstruction:  Complications and Cost of Therapy.  Oral presentation at The Bay Area Resident Research Symposium, Oakland, CA, June 2, 2000.

Publication Rate of Abstracts at The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  Poster presentation at The Annual Meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, New Orleans, LA, September 26-29, 1999.

Cochlear Implantation. Oral presentation at the UCLA Division of Head & Neck Surgery Resident Teaching Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 1999.

Skin Resurfacing and Peels: Current Concepts. Oral presentation at the UCLA Division of Head & Neck Surgery Resident Teaching Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 1998.

Measurement of Adductory Force of Individual Laryngeal Muscles in an In Vivo Canine Model. Poster presentation at the Annual Award Meeting of the Medical Student Thesis Program – UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 1996.

Measurement of Adductory Force of Individual Laryngeal Muscles in an In Vivo Canine Model.  Poster presentation at The Middle Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological (Triological) Society, Rochester, MN, January 22,1994.

High Density Screening of Hybridoma Supernatants. Poster Presentation at the 8th International Congress of Immunology, Budapest, 1992.

Consultant

Sanofi-Aventis (Medical Educational Faculty, Physician Advisory Board)
Myoscience
Bioform (Medical Educational Faculty)