ASHKAN GHAVAMI, M.D.

BIOGRAPHICAL

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Office Address

Phone

Email
Website
433 N. Camden Dr. Suite 780
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
P: (310) 275-1959
F: (310) 887-4705
info@ghavamiplasticsurgery.com
www.Ghavamiplasticsurgery.com

RESIDENCY

2005-2007 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas
Department of Plastic Surgery
Completed: June 30, 2007
Chairman: Rod J. Rohrich, M.D.
2002-2004 Integrated Surgery-Plastic Surgery
University Hospitals of Cleveland/
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio
Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief of Division: Edward A. Luce, M.D.
2001-2002 Integrated Surgery-Plastic Surgery (Intern)
University Hospitals of Cleveland/
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio
Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief of Division: Edward A. Luce, M.D.

FELLOWSHIP

2005 Congenital Hand Fellowship
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

Dallas, Texas
Directors: Marybeth Ezaki, M.D. and Peter Carter, M.D.
2004-2005 Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas
Department of Plastic Surgery
Directors: Harry H. Orenstein, M.D. and Scott N. Oishi, M.D.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

1997-2001 University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, Wisconsin
Doctor of Medicine, 2001

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

1991-1996 University of California-Irvine
Irvine, California
Bachelor of Science, 1996
Major: Biology

PLASTIC SURGERY
IN-SERVICE EXAMINATION

2006 99th percentile

LICENSURE

2004-2007
2006-Present
2010
Texas State Medical Board- Institutional
Medical Board of California: #A98255
American Board of Plastic Surgery
HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
Veterans Administration Wadsworth
West Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

2010-Present David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Assistant Clinical Professor
2004-Present Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
Guest Reviewer
2006 Volunteer Faculty
25th Silver Anniversary Dallas Rhinoplasty
Symposium.

Dallas, Texas
Volunteer Faculty- Anatomy Lab
2009 Faculty
26th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium.

Dallas, Texas
Invited Adjunct Faculty
2010 Co-Chairman/Faculty
29th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic
Surgery Symposium

Honolulu, Hawaii
Moderator/Speaker- Ethnic Rhinoplasty and
Periorbital Rejuvenation
2010 Faculty
27th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium.

Dallas, Texas
Invited Faculty/Speaker
2011 Faculty
28th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium.

Dallas, Texas
Invited Faculty/Speaker/Panelist
2011 American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Active Member
2012 Rhinoplasty Society
Active Member and Parliamenterian

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

2002-2004 Case Western Reserve University &
Zeeba Medical Campus

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Preceptor: Bahman Guyuron, M.D.
1999-2001 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Institute for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Microsurgery Research Laboratory
Concurrent with UW Medical School
Preceptor: Michael W. Neumeister, M.D.
1998-2000 University of Wisconsin Medical School
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Microsurgery Research Laboratory
Preceptor: Stephen P. Hardy, M.D.
1998 (Summer) Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Summer Research Externship
Preceptor: John F. Reinisch, M.D.
1994-1995 University of California-Irvine
Department of Evolutionary Biology
Preceptor: Michael Rose, Ph.D.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Andrews K, Ghavami A, Mowlavi A, Goldfarb JN. The Youthful Forehead: Placement of Skin
    Incisions in Hidden Furrows. Dermatol Surgery 26(5):489-90, 2000
  2. Mowlavi A, Ghavami A, Song Y, Neumeister MW. Limited Use of Cyclosporin A in Skeletal Muscle
    Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Ann Plast Surg 46(4):426-30, 2001
  3. Ghavami A, Nutt MP, Hardy SP. Heat Shock Protein and High-Dose Aspirin: Effects on random Skin
    Flap Survival in a Rat Model. Ann Plast Surg 48(1):60-7, 2002
  4. Behmand RA, Ghavami A, Guyuron B. Nasal Tip Sutures Part I: The Evolution. Plastic and
    Reconstructive Surgery
    112(4): 1125-29, 2003
  5. Mowlavi A, Meldrum GD, Wilhelmi BJ, Ghavami A, Zook EG. The Aesthetic Earlobe: Classification
    of Lobule Ptosis Based on a Survey of North American Caucasians. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    112(1): 266-72, 2003
  6. Mowlavi A, Masouem M, Ghavami A, Meldrum DG, Wilhelmi BJ. Three Gauze Wraps Provide
    Improved Temperature Control During Transportation of Amputated Tissue. Journal of Burns and
    Wounds
    . 3(1): 11, 2004
  7. Guyuron B, Ghavami A, Wishnek S. Components of the Short Nostril. Plastic and Reconstructive
    Surgery
    116(5): 1517-1524, 2005
  8. Ghavami A, Oishi SN. CME- Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis: Treatment with Ligament
    Reconstruction Tendon Interposition Arthroplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 117(6): 116e28e, 2006
  9. Ghavami A, Janis JE, Guyuron B. Regarding the Treatment of Dynamic Nasal Tip Ptosis with
    Botulinum Toxin A. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 118(1): 263-64, 2006
  10. Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A, Crosby MA. The Role of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers in Facial Cosmetic Surgery:
    Review and Technical Considerations. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 120: 41S, 2007.
  11. Ghavami A, Pessa JA, Janis JE, Reece E, Khosla R, Rohrich RJ. The Orbicularis Retaining Ligament
    of the Medial Orbit: Closing the Circle. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 121(3): 1229, 2008
  12. Janis JE, Ghavami A, Lemmon JA, Leedy JE, Guyuron B. Anatomy of the Corrugator Supercilii
    Part I: Corrugator Topography. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 120: 1647, 2007
  13. Janis JE, Ghavami A, Lemmon JA, Leedy JE, Guyuron B. Anatomy of the Corrugator Supercilii
    Part II: Supraorbital Nerve Branching Patterns. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 121:233, 2008
  14. Lemmon JA, Ahmad J, Ghavami A, Bidic SM. Vacuum-assisted closure over an external fixation
    device. Plast and Reconst Surg. 121: 234e, 2008
  15. Ghavami A, Janis JE, Acikel C, Rohrich RJ. Tip shaping in primary rhinoplasty: An algorithmic
    approach. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 122: 1229, 2008
  16. Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A. Rhinoplasty for middle eastern noses.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 133:1343, 2009
  17. Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A, Lemmon JA. Individualized Component Facelift: Developing a systematic
    approach to facial rejuvenation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 123: 1050, 2009
  18. Reece EM, Ghavami A, Hoxworth RE, Alvarez SA, Hatef DA, Brown S, Rohrich RJ. Primary breast
    augmentation today: A survey of current breast augmentation practice patterns. Aesthetic Surgery
    Journal
    . 29: 116, 2009
  19. Janis JE, Trussler A, Ghavami A, Rohrich RJ, Gunter JP. The lower lateral crura turnover flap in
    primary rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 123:1830, 2009
  20. Discussion of Daniel RK. Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty in the United States: Parts 1 and 2.
    Ghavami A and Rohrich RJ. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 124(5), 1649, 2009.
  21. Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A, Mojallal A. The five-step lower lid blepharoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011
    Sep;128(3):775-83
  22. REPLY to Gradinger G: Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A, Mojallal A. The five-step lower lid blepharoplasty.
    In Press.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May;129(5):841e-2e; author reply 842e-3e
  23. Ghavami A, Hatef D, Janis JE, Rohrich RJ. Topography and dimensions of the depressor anguli oris
    muscle. In progress. Plast and Reconstr Surg

PRESENTATIONS/ ABSTRACTS

  1. Thromboembolic Complications of Liposuction
    Bresnick SD, Rosso RF, Ghavami A, Reinisch JF.
    Plast. Surg. Forum Pg.220-222, 1999

    Presented by Ghavami: Grand Rounds. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    University of Wisconsin Medical School. Sept., 2001 and
    Presented by Bresnick: ASPRS/PSEF/ASMS Annual Scientific Meeting.
    New Orleans, LA. Oct., 1999.
  2. Effects of the Number of Moist Gauze Wraps on Subcutaneous Temperature of Cadaveric
    Fingers.
    Meldrum GD, Mowlavi A, Ghavami A, Neumeister MW.
    Presented by Meldrum: AAHS Annual Meeting. Cancun, Mexico. January 2002.
  3. Clinical Utility of Cyclosporin A and Thymoglobulin against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in
    Rat Skeletal Muscle.
    Meldrum, DG, Mowlavi A, Naffziger R, Ghavami A, Wilhelmi B,
    Neumeister MW, O'Conner T.
    Presented by Meldrum: American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual
    Meeting. Cancun, Mexico. January 2002
  4. Effect of Vitamin E Hemisuccinate on Ischemic/Reperfusion Injury. Medling BD, Mowlavi A,
    Ghavami A, Wilhelmi BJ, Neumeister MW.
    Presented by Medling: Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 2002
  5. The Aesthetic Earlobe Shape: Ptosis and Pseudoptosis, Classification, Age-Related Change,
    and Effects of Rhytidectomy.
    Mowlavi A, Meldrum GD, Ghavami A, Kalkanis J, Wilhelmi
    BJ, Zook EG.

    Presented by Mowlavi. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual
    Meeting. Boston, MA. May, 2003.
  6. Insulinoma. Ghavami A.
    Presented by Ghavami: Surgical Grand Rounds. Metrohealth Medical Center. September,
    2003.
  7. Components of the Short Nostril. Ghavami A, Guyuron B.
    Presented by Ghavami: The Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual
    Meeting. Cleveland, OH. June, 2004.
  8. Flexor Tendon Injuries Part I. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. August 2004
  9. Flexor Tendon Injuries Part II. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. August 2004
  10. Hand Fractures Part I. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. September 2004
  11. Hand Fractures Part II. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. September 2004
  12. Replantation. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. October 2004
  13. Macrodactyly. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. November 2004
  14. Hand Anatomy. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. December 2004
  15. Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment. Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. January 2005
  16. Peripheral Nerve Injuries Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. February 2005
  17. Radial Nerve Palsy: Tendon Transfers Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. March 2005
  18. Kienbock's Disease Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery.
    Dallas, Texas. April 2005
  19. Nerve Injuries: Optimized Treatment Ghavami A
    Presented by Ghavami: Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
    Dallas, Texas. May 2005
  20. The Corrugator Superciili Muscle: An Anatomic Reaprraisal. Ghavami A, Janis JE, Lemmon
    JA, Leedy JE, Guyuron B. Presented by Ghavami. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic
    Surgery (ASAPS). Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. April, 2006.
  21. The Orbicularis Retaining Ligament and Arcus Marginalis of the Upper Periorbita: Closing
    the Circle.
    Ghavami A, Pessa JA, Janis JE, Reece E, Khosla R, Rohrich RJ.
    Presented by Ghavami. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS) Annual Meeting.
    Frisco, TX September, 2006.
  22. The Orbicularis Retaining Ligament: Closing the Circle. Ghavami A, Pessa JA, Janis JE,
    Reece E, Khosla R, Rohrich RJ.
    Presented by Ghavami. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Annual
    Meeting. New York, NY. April, 2007
  23. Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Lessons Learned.
    Presented by Ghavami. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Texas Southwestern
    Medical Center. 2007
  24. Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty
    Presented by Ghavami. 28th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2008
  25. New Directions in Periorbital Anatomy
    Presented by Ghavami. 28th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2008
  26. Anatomical Considerations in Facial Rejuvenation
    Presented by Ghavami. 29th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2010
  27. Ethnic Rhinoplasty
    Presented by Ghavami. 29th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2010
  28. Buttock Shaping Made Simple
    Presented by Ghavami. 29th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2010
  29. The Middle Eastern Nose
    Presented by Ghavami. 27th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium
    Dallas, TX 2010
  30. The Middle Eastern Nose
    Presented by Ghavami. 28th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium
    Dallas, TX 2011
  31. Ethnic and Secondary Rhinoplasty Panel
    Gunter J, Guyuron B, Byrd S, Ghavami A, Ha R. 28th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium
    Dallas, TX 2011
  32. Ethnic and Secondary Rhinoplasty Panel
    Gunter J, Guyuron B, Byrd S, Ghavami A, Ha R. 28th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium
    Dallas, TX 2011
  33. The lower lateral crura: Transection, transposition, and struts.
    Presented by Ghavami. 16th Annual Rhinoplasty Society Annual Meeting.
    Boston, MA 2011
  34. Ethnic Rhinoplasty
    Presented by Ghavami. 30th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2012
  35. Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation: Anatamoy and Clinical Applications
    Presented by Ghavami. 30th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2012
  36. Buttock Shaping with Fat Transfer
    Presented by Ghavami. 30th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association-Plastic Surgery Symposium
    Honolulu, HI 2012
  37. Fat Trasfer to the Buttock: Techniques and Principle
    3rd International Fat Grafting Forum New Orleans 2012
  38. The Middle Eastern Nose
    Presented by Ghavami. 29th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium
    Dallas, TX 2012
  39. Ethnic and Secondary Rhinoplasty Panel
    Gunter J, Calvert, Ghavami A, Ha R. 29th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium Dallas, TX
    2012
  40. Clinical Analysis Panel
    Gunter J, Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A, Calvert J, Kim D. 29th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty
    Symposium Dallas, TX 2012
  41. Multicultural Rhinoplasty Panel
    Ghavami A, Daniel R, Gebault O
    ASAPS Annual Meeting, Vacouver, B.C., May 2012

AWARDS

May 1998 McGraw-Hill Publication Award
May 1998 MSA (Medical Student Association) Award
October 2003 2003 PSEF Scientific Essay Contest Clinical Research Junior Award.
ASPS/PSEF/ASMS Annual Scientific Meeting
San Diego, CA. October, 2003.
The Aesthetic Earlobe Shape: Ptosis and Pseudoptosis, Classification, Age-
Related Change,and Effects of Rhytidectomy
Mowlavi A, Meldrum GD, Ghavami A, Wilhelmi BJ, Zook EG.
Smith and Nephew Wound Management Division
June 2004 Best Clinical Paper, Non-OVSPS Program.
The Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
Cleveland, OH. June, 2004.
Components of the Short Nostril Ghavami A, Guyuron B.
April 2006 Gaspar W. Anastasi Award.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Meeting.
Orlando, FL. April, 2006.
The Corrugator Supercilii Muscle: An Anatomic Reaprraisal
Ghavami A, Janis JE, Lemmon JA, Leedy JE, Guyuron B
Sept 2006 First Place Scientific Award
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
Frisco, TX, September, 2006.
The Orbicularis Retaining Ligament and Arcus Marginalis of the Upper
Periorbita: Closing the Circle

Ghavami A, Pessa JA, Janis JE, Reece E, Khosla R, Rohrich RJ
June 2007 Excellence in Research Award
The Univerity of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Department of Plastic Surgery

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Ghavami A. Genioplasty. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality Medical
    Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  2. Ghavami A. Soft Tissue Coverage of the Hand. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  3. Ghavami A. Replantation. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality Medical
    Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  4. Ghavami A. Nerve Injuries. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality Medical
    Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  5. Ghavami A. Brachial Plexus. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality Medical
    Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  6. Ghavami A. Congenital Deformities of the Hand. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic
    Surgery.
    Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  7. Ghavami A. Rheumatoid Arthritis. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality
    Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2006
  8. Ghavami A. Osteoarthritis. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Quality Medical
    Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2
  9. Rohrich RJ, Ghavami A. The Middle Eastern Nose. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams
    WP Jr. (Eds). Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters (2nd Edition). Quality Medical
    Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2007
  10. Janis JE, Ghavami A, Rohrich RJ. Tip Refinement and Projection: A Predictable and
    Algorithmic Approach to Tip Refinement and Projection. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and
    Adams WP Jr. (Eds). Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters (2nd Edition). Quality
    Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2007
  11. Ghavami A. and Rohrich RJ. The Ethnic Rhinoplasty. In: Aston SJ et al. (Eds). Aesthetic
    Plastic Surgery
    . Elsevier. May 2009
  12. Ghavami A., Rohrich RJ. Rhinoplasty. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials in Aesthetic Plastic
    Surgery
    . Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2009
  13. Ghavami A., Mendieta C. Gluteal Augmentation. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials in Aesthetic
    Plastic Surgery
    . Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2009
  14. Ghavami A., Nahai F. Upper Blepharoplasty. In: Janis JE (Ed Essentials in Aesthetic Plastic
    Surgery
    . Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2009
  15. Ghavami A., Rohrich RJ. Non-Permanent Fillers. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials in Aesthetic
    Plastic Surgery
    . Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2009
  16. Ghavami A. Guyuron RJ. Genioplasty. In: Janis JE (Ed.) Essentials in Aesthetic Plastic
    Surgery
    . Quality Medical Publishing. St. Louis, MO. 2009
  17. Ghavami A. Revision Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty. In: Shiffman M (Ed.) Advanced Rhinoplasty. Thieme (In Press)
  18. Ghavami A. Tip Shaping in Rhinoplasty. In: Shiffman M (Ed.) Advanced Rhinoplasty. Thieme (In Press)

MEETINGS ATTENDED

American Society of Plastic Surgeons/
(ASPS/ASMS/PSEF) Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, California
October 2003

Ohio Valley Society Plastic Surgeons (OVSPS) Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio
June 2004

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting, New York, New
York. September 2004

22nd Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas. March 2005
Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Symposium. Dallas, Texas. March
2005

23rd Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2006

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Symposium. Dallas, Texas. March
2006 (Live Surgery-Assistant Director)

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Meeting.
Orlando, Florida. April 2006

Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
Frisco, Texas. September 2006

24th Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2007

11th Annual Advances and Controversies in Cosmetic Surgery. Dallas, Texas March
2007

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Symposium. Dallas, Texas. March
2007 (Live Surgery/ Co-Surgeon)

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Meeting.
New York, NY. April 2007

28th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association Meeting-Hawaii Plastic Surgery Symposium
Honolulu, HI 2008

25th Silver Anniversary Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2008
(Volunteer Faculty)

26th Anniversary Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2009
(Adjunct Faculty)

12th Annual Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2009

29th Pan-Pacific Surgical Association Meeting-Hawaii Plastic Surgery Symposium
Honolulu, HI 2010

27th Anniversary Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2010
(Adjunct Faculty)

13th Annual Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2010

14th Annual Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2011

28th Anniversary Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas March 2011
(Adjunct Faculty)

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Meeting.
Boston, MA. April 2011

16th Annual Rhinoplasty Society Meeting. May 2011

TELEVISION MEDIA APPEARANCES

GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE DOCTORS, EXTRA, NBC, CBS
KTLA, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, TYRA, TELEMUNDO

SUB-INTERNSHIP

Aug. 2000 University of Wisconsin Medical School
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief of Division: Michael L. Bentz, M.D.
Sept. 2000 University of Southern California/
Keck School of Medicine

USC University Hospital/LAC+USC Hospital
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chief of Division: Randy Sherman, M.D.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

2007 Assistant Surgeon-Live Surgery
Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Symposium.
Dallas, Texas. March 2007
2006 Assistant Director-Live Surgery
Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Symposium.
Dallas, Texas. March 2006
2000 Medical School Applicant Interviewer
1998-2001 Surgery Interest Group
1998 Medical Student Anatomy Demonstration Project
1997-1999 Medical Students for the Arts (MFA)
1997-1998 Doctors Ought-to Care (DOC)
1997-1998 Medical Student Association (MSA)
1997-1998 University of Wisconsin Medical School
Class of 2001-President
1996-1997 Los Angeles County +USC Hospital (LAC+USC)
Department of Medicine, Volunteer
1995-1996 Western Medical Center
Operating and Emergency Rooms, Volunteer

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Acoustic and Electric Guitar- Jazz, Ethnic, Blues, Rock
Percussions- Dombak, Jimbay
Sculpting
Yoga
Film
Creative Writing
Languages: Farsi (fluent), Spanish (partial)