Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a board certified, Harvard-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Azizzadeh specializes in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgery including: primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, cleft lip rhinoplasty, seftoplasty and nasal reconstruction following skin cancer surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh is the Director for the Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As a result, he has the insight for both nasal beauty and breathing function. His expertise in primary and revision rhinoplasty has made him one of the most sought after surgeons in the country. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, the New York Times, Discovery Health and numerous other media for his expertise in facial plastic surgery.
After graduating from the UCLA School of Medicine with the highest honors, Dr. Azizzadeh completed a six year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a sub-specialized program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School. This prestigious fellowship position was available to only one surgeon in the United States and sanctioned by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh is currently a clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine and the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
As a clinical faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Azizzadeh is actively involved in teaching nasal and facial plastic surgery to residents and medical students. He has also been actively engaged in clinical and basic science research in order to further advance the field. He has received many honors and grants for his research endeavors. Furthermore, he has numerous articles and has presented at the national and international level. While at UCLA he collaborated with Dr. Louis Ignarro, the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, to evaluate the role of nitric oxide in microsurgical reconstructive surgery. At Harvard Medical School he worked at Massachusetts General Hospital investigating the application of novel imaging technology in facial reconstructive procedures.
In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Azizzadeh has also been actively involved in several humanitarian causes such as the Medical Missions for Children (MMFC). Dr. Azizzadeh travels with MMFC to third world countries to treat children with cleft lip and nose deformities. Dr. Azizzadeh is also actively involved in the R.O.S.E. Fund (Regaining One’s Self Esteem). The R.O.S.E. Fund is a national non-profit organization committed to ending violence against women and children by assisting survivors regain their self esteem. Dr. Azizzadeh is part of the reconstructive surgery team that devotes their personal time to help women heal the scars of their domestic violence. After working with R.O.S.E. Fund at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh is organizing a base in California to broaden the horizons of the organization.