Babak Azizzadeh, MD FACS

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh F.A.C.SDr. Azizzadeh is a board certified, Harvard trained facial plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of nasal cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including: primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, cleft of let rhinoplasty, septoplasty and nasal reconstruction following skin cancer surgery.

Dr. Azizzadeh is the Director of 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 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. Dr. Azizzadeh has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, People, the New York Times, discovery health, and numerous other media for his expertise in facial plastic surgery.  For the past several years, Dr. Azizzadeh’s plastic surgery peers chose him as one of the Top Facial Plastic Surgeons.

After graduating from the UCLA, school of medicine, with highest honors, Dr. Azizzadeh completed a six-year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery at the UCLA medical center. He then completed a sub specialized Fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Harvard Medical School. This prestigious fellowship position was available only to one surgeon in the United States and sanctioned by the American Academy of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh is currently an assistant clinical professor of surgery at UCLA and an attending surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is the co-director of the facial plastic surgery fellowship program at USC and co-chairman of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s annual Advances in Multispecialty Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Symposium

As clinical faculty at 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. 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 reach constructive procedures.

Dr. Azizzadeh has published numerous articles, presented his techniques at the national and international level and received numerous honors and awards. He is the author of the best-selling consumer book Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets and lead editor of Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty.

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) and Global Smile Foundation. Dr. Azizzadeh travels to Third World countries to treat children with cleft lip and nose deformities. Dr. Azizzadeh is also actively involved with the R.O.S.E Fund (regaining one's self-esteem). The R.O.S.E fund is a national nonprofit organization committed to ending violence against women and children by assisting survivors to regain their self-esteem. Dr. Azizzadeh is part of the reconstructive surgery team, which devotes the personal time to help women kill the physical scars of their domestic violence. After working with the R.O.S.E fund at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh is organizing a base in California to broaden the horizons of the organization.

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

9401 Wilshire Blvd #650
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Surgical Training

Harvard Medical School Facial Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMicrovascular Head & Neck Reconstruction   2002 - 2003
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery   1998 - 2002
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA General Surgery   1996 - 1998


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Doctor of Medicine

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

1992 - 1996

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Science - Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Summa CumLaude; Phi Beta Kappa

1988 - 1992

Academic Appointments

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Head & Neck Surgery

2003 - present

Keck School of Medicine at USC

  • Co-Director - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program  

2010 - present

Harvard Medical School

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

2002 – 2003

Clinical Appointments

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Clinical Administrator
  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  2008 - present
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  •    Head & Neck Cancer Center
  2003 - present
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Craniofacial Team
  2005 - 2008
House Clinic
  • Center for Facial Nerve Function.
  2003 - present

Board Certification

American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


2005 - present

American Board of Otolaryngology

  • American Board of Medical Specialties

2003 - present

Hospital Affiliation

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


2003 - present

St. Vincent Medical Center


2004 - present

Harbor – UCLA Medical Center


2003 - present

Course Director

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center'sAdvances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery


2009 - present

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center'sAdvances in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


2007 - 2008

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 Honor Society
  • 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

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