Babak Azizzadeh, MD

Otolaryngologist, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an otolaryngologist in the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center.

Dr. Azizzadeh also is an assistant clinical professor for the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). His surgical expertise lies in facial paralysis reconstruction and reanimation, nasal reconstruction, primary and revision rhinoplasty, Bell's palsy, head and neck cancer reconstruction, free flap microvascular reconstruction, facial rejuvenation and blepharoplasty.

Actively engaged in clinical and basic science research, Dr. Azizzadeh participated in various research studies at Harvard Medical School as a research fellow and at UCLA. His work includes collaboration with 1998 Nobel Laureate Dr. Louis Ignarro in evaluating the role of nitric oxide in microsurgical reconstructive surgery. He has also conducted investigations into the application of novel imaging technology in facial reconstructive procedures. Dr. Azizzadeh's research interests include surgical treatments for facial nerve paralysis and Bell's palsy.

Dr. Azizzadeh is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery, California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the humanitarian organization, Global Smile Foundation. He is the founder of Facial Paralysis & Bell's Palsy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals afflicted with facial movement disorders.

Dr. Azizzadeh is the lead author of several facial plastic surgery textbooks and has published numerous articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is Course Director of the annual Cedars-Sinai Advances in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery symposium and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.

After earning bachelor's and medical degrees at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Azizzadeh received general surgery training and otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at that institution. At Harvard Medical School, he completed training in advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and in microvascular head and neck reconstruction.

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