While having a busy surgery practice Dr. Babak Azizzadeh also finds time to help the less fortunate in our world. Dr. Babak Azizzadeh has traveled extensively through Southern and Central America to help needy children with craniofacial deformities. Many of the children are in need of treatment for cleft lips, facial paralysis and other facial reconstruction procedures.
In 2009 Dr. Azizzadeh founded the Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding for nerve regeneration research and pro-bono surgery for children afflicted with facial movement disorders.
Dr. Azizzadeh is also an active member of the following non-profit foundations:
Global Smile Foundation‘s goal is to alleviate the suffering of underserved patients born with facial congenital deformities with special emphasis on cleft lips and palates. Dr. Azizzadeh volunteers to go to third world countries with this foundation to perform corrective surgeries on children with congenital facial deformities.
Medical Missions for Children‘s mission is to transfer medical knowledge from those who have it to those who need it using the latest in the communications technology. More information about Medical Missions for Children:
- Medical Missions for Children – Mission Statement
- Medical Missions for Children – Before and After Photos
- Medical Missions for Children – Discover Channel Documentary
ROSE Fund (Regaining One’s Self Esteem) is a non-profit organization chartered to break the silence and the cycle of domestic violence and teen dating violence and abuse.
Operation of Hope provides life-changing surgical care, healthcare and medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among medical and non-medical volunteers, empowered by corporate and individual sponsors.
If you would like more information on Dr. Babak Azizzadeh’s humanitarian work or would like to provide donations please visit:
Facial Paralysis Foundation provides a network of information, education and support to persons of all ages who are suffering from Bell’s Palsy and permanent facial paralysis. The foundation is dedicated to supporting ongoing research within the medical community to find and advance new and improved treatments for facial paralysis.
All of these foundations need our help to continue to grow and provide support to those in need. If you are able, all of these foundations greatly appreciate donations.
Dr. Azizzadeh was featured in the El Salvadorian newspaper about his heroic surgery to restore a child’s smile while on a medical mission trip with Global Smile Foundation and Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation.
I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.