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Jonathan S. Kulbersh, MDMultidisciplinary Team Approach

The most important treatment objective for individuals with facial paralysis is prevention of unwanted eye complications, recontruction of facial movement, restoration of a dynamic smile, and improvement of facial aesthetics. At the Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction, Dr. Azizzadeh and his team of facial plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, neuro-otologists, neurosurgeons, head & neck surgeons, ophthalmologists and physical therapists utilize a systematic approach to reach these objectives. Each patient will be initially consulted by Dr. Azizzadeh who will then utilize different members of the team to obtain the best possible outcome. A true multidisciplinary approach is necessary in the treatment of facial paralysis. In addition, La Peer Health Systems was recently named one of the top 100 places to work in healthcare!


Babak Azizzadeh, M.D., F.A.C.SBabak Azizzadeh, M.D., F.A.C.S
Director, CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes exclusively in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes and nose. He is the Director of The Center for Facial and Nasal Plastic Surgery and board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has made him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the country. He has been featured in 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 highest honors, Dr. Azizzadeh completed a six-year residency program in Head and Neck Surgery / Facial Plastic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a sub-specialized fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

For the past two decades, Dr. Azizzadeh has been actively engaged in clinical and basic science research helping to advance the field of facial plastic surgery. He has received many honors and awards for his research endeavors. Furthermore, he has published numerous articles, as well as, presented at the national and international level. As an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, Dr. Azizzadeh is also actively involved in teaching facial plastic surgery to residents and medical students.

In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Azizzadeh has also been actively involved in several humanitarian organizations and is the West Coast Surgical Coordinator for Medical Missions for Children. He travels routinely to third-world countries to treat children with cleft lip and nose deformities. Dr. Azizzadeh is also a member of the Reconstructive Surgery Team of the ROSE Fund, a national non-profit organization committed to ending violence against women and children.

Board Certified

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

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Babak Larian, MD, FACSBabak Larian, MD, FACS
Director of Sinus Surgery Program at CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery

Babak Larian, M.D. Is the Director of the Cedars-Sinai Head & Neck Center and one of the leading sinus surgeons in the country. Dr. Larian is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and author of multiple peer-reviewed articles in otolaryngology. Dr. Larian and Azizzadeh have been working as a team treating patients who desire cutting-edge rhinoplasty and sinus surgery for the past decade. Dr. Larian's expertise in sinus surgery combined with Dr. Azizzadeh's passion for rhinoplasty has resulted in significantly better outcome for their patients. Dr. Larian also has considerable expertise in minimally invasive surgical approaches, image-guided surgery, as well as endoscopic laser surgery.

Dr. Larian received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he was recognized for academic and humanitarian distinction. He completed his residency in head and neck surgery at UCLA Medical Center . He is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Head and Neck Society. The treatment options considered by the team of experts at the Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction takes into account all of the patients individual characteristics, while optimizing function, appearance, and the best possible outcome.

Babak Larian, MD, FACS
http://www.larianmd.com
9401 Wilshire Blvd #650
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: 310.491.5978


Chloe HardingChloe - Practice Manager - Chloe is originally from London England, and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from High Point University North Carolina. Chloe has worked with Dr Azizzadeh for 4 years has worked in all aspects of the business from marketing, to surgery scheduling. Today she is Dr Azizzadeh's Practice Manager overseeing the operations of the practice on a daily basis working closely with each patient and member of her team. "What I love most about working with Dr Azizzadeh at the Center is all the amazing people I get to meet, I have always enjoyed helping people and in this practice I get to be a part of such a life changing experience for my patients, I believe that feeling good on the inside is as important as looking good on the outside, confidence is something everyone can and should have." ~Chloe


Chloe HardingJodi, RN, BSCN is a Registered Nurse with expertise in skin care and laser resurfacing. She received her nursing degree from the University of Alberta. A member of the DNA society, Jodi has extensive expertise in laser treatments, chemical peels and skincare product selection.

"As a Registered Nurse I strive to excellence in my work. I will continue to expand my mind through education. I will care for my patients as though they are a close friend or relative. In my day to day duties I will complete them with caring, empathy, compassion and integrity. I want to be the best Registered Nurse I can be so I can take the best care of my patients." ~Jodi


Nikki MajorsNikki - Patient Coordinator - Nikki grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and has been working closely with Dr. Azizzadeh as his clinical assistant. She sees new and existing patients for injectable, skincare, skin treatment, and CoolSculpting consultations. Nikki will be the one to guide you through every step of your treatments and services here at the CENTER. Nikki's passion is to help patients create treatment plans that fit each patient's lifestyle with results and overall happiness.

"My favorite part of working at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is my interactions with patients. I meet new people every day, and enjoy seeing patients leave the office 100% satisfied." ~Nikki


Dr. Garrett GriffinDr. Garrett Griffin is a third-generation Vermonter excited to experience life on the West Coast. Dr. Griffin’s first love was drawing, and he has maintained this artistic and aesthetic outlook ever since. He grew up splitting his time between the classroom, hockey rink, tennis court and soccer field. He attended the University of Richmond (go Spiders!) on a full academic scholarship where he played club roller hockey and performed groundbreaking neuroscience research. After college, Dr. Griffin needed a break from school and took a position as an AmeriCorps program leader in Washington, DC. He then attended the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and graduated in the top three in his class. This helped him secure a coveted spot in the University of Michigan’s Head and Neck Surgery training program. After residency, Dr. Griffin stayed at the University of Michigan for a 1-year NIH-funded research fellowship, and also supervised residents at the affiliated Veterans Hospital. Dr. Griffin is very excited to join the team at the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery.


Jonathan S. Kulbersh, MDNathalie - Patient Coordinator - Nathalie is excited to be joining Dr. Azizzadeh and his practice after 6 years in the dermatology field. She will most likely be your first point of contact at The Center, whether it be over the phone or coming in for your appointment. She enjoys seeing each patient's progress through every step with Dr. Azizzadeh-- from the initial consult, to the pre-operative appointment, to a happy follow-up weeks, and even months, down the line.

Her favorite part is meeting and getting to know all the out-of-town patients. "The fact that we get a lot of patients who regularly fly in from out of state, and even out of the country, to see Dr. Azizzadeh is a testament to his amazing care and work. I'm extremely proud to work for a doctor that others hold in such high regard." ~Nathalie


Auria received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Scripps College in Claremont, California and has a strong passion for building relationships with our patients to help them achieve happiness. With over six years of experience in surgery consulting, she works closely with Dr. Azizzadeh's patients to guide them throughout their journey. Auria will meet with you during your first visit and will be there step-by-step to answer any questions or concerns you may have to ensure you are getting the very best experience.

“It is extremely rewarding to see how excited and happy our patients are post-surgery.”


Learn more about Dr. Azizzadeh and the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery
Contact Dr. Azizzadeh today or call 310-491-5978310-491-5978 if you live in the Beverly Hills or Los Angeles, California area and would like to schedule a consultation.

 

 

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