Reza Jarrahy, MD, FACS, FAAP, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has served on the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since he joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2007. Dr. Jarrahy earned his B.S. in Biology from Stanford University (1992) and his M.D. from SUNY Stony Brook (1996). He completed his general surgery training at NYU Medical Center and UCSD medical center, both renowned for their rigorous training programs. Dr. Jarrahy completed his plastic surgery residency at UCLA, which is considered to be one of the premier training programs in plastic surgery in the nation. Following his residency training, Dr. Jarrahy was selected as the 2006-2007 UCLA Craniofacial Surgery fellow, a highly competitive position which has generated many of the current leaders in craniofacial surgery in the United States. Immediately upon completing that fellowship, he joined the faculty at UCLA, where he has remained ever since. Dr. Jarrahy is Co-Director of the UCLA Craniofacial Clinic, Co-Director of the UCLA Face Transplant Program, and Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He holds dual appointments in Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics. He also sits on the Board of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Jarrahy's clinical specialties include all aspects of advanced craniofacial surgery, including repair of cleft lip and palate, syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostosis, microtia and other ear deformities, jaw surgery, distraction osteogenesis, nasal reshaping, cancer reconstruction, and trauma reconstruction. His vast experience in craniofacial reconstructive surgery greatly informs his cosmetic surgery practice, which is focused on cosmetic surgery of the face and body, including non-invasive techniques (e.g. injectables and botox), fat grafting, rhinoplasty, forehead, brows, eyelids, cheeks, jawline, and neck, as well as body contouring of the torso, such as liposuction and abdominoplasty. Dr. Jarrahy has trained hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows, both here at UCLA and in his various activities abroad in international medicine. He is a dedicated humanitarian, volunteering his time and efforts numerous times a year to travel abroad and provide free operations to children in developing nations who suffer from craniofacial deformities but lack access to medical and surgical care. He is a member of the volunteer faculty of the SOBRAPAR Hospital for Craniofacial Surgery in Campinas, Brazil (http://www.sobrapar.org.br) and serves on the faculty of the Center for World Health at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as well as the Blum Center for Poverty and Health in Latin America. He is the recipient of several grants in support of his global health efforts that he conducts in conjunction with colleagues in the UCLA Latin American Studies Program and Latin American Institute. This collaboration has been lauded for its "At the Crossroads" symposium series, which has examined the intersection of culture and medicine in Latin America, and its contribution to global health endeavors at UCLA. (see: http://web.international.ucla.edu/institute/article/137412; http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/surgeon-anthropologist-seek-to-244574; http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=561&action=detail&ref=2139) Dr. Jarrahy directs a fully-funded research laboratory that focuses on tissue engineering research. He and his lab team are currently focused on developing innovative ways to create bone and nerve from stem cells and bioengineered scaffolds for use in craniofacial reconstruction and patients with traumatic nerve injuries. Based on his research, Dr. Jarrahy has received numerous awards, including research grants from the Annenberg Foundation, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Komedyplast, Cleft Palate Foundation, and the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute. Dr. Jarrahy's research endeavors have resulted in the publication of over 60 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, 15 book chapters, and nearly 100 abstracts that have been presented at national and international plastic surgery conferences. He is an invited manuscript reviewer for several scientific journals and contributes to the craniofacial surgery research and educational programs of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Hokugo Akishige, Saito Takashi, Li Andrew, Sato Keisuke, Tabata Yasuhiko, Jarrahy Reza Stimulation of bone regeneration following the controlled release of water-insoluble oxysterol from biodegradable hydrogel Biomaterials, 2014; .
Kaufman Matthew R, Elkwood Andrew I, Colicchio Alan R, CeCe John, Jarrahy Reza, Willekes Lourens J, Rose Michael I, Brown David Functional restoration of diaphragmatic paralysis: an evaluation of phrenic nerve reconstruction The Annals of thoracic surgery, 2014; 97(1): 260-6.
Tanna Neil, Im Daniel D, Azhar Hamdan, Roostaeian Jason, Lesavoy Malcolm A, Bradley James P, Jarrahy Reza Inferior turbinoplasty during cosmetic rhinoplasty: techniques and trends Annals of plastic surgery, 2014; 72(1): 5-8.
Li Andrew, Yoon Alfred, Vardanian Andrew, Nguyen Phuong, Sacks Justin, Gordon Chad, Jarrahy Reza Patient rankings: why patient feedback should affect our delivery of care but not our pay Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 2013; 98(11): 22-3.
Hokugo Akishige, Sorice Sarah, Parhami Farhad, Yalom Anisa, Li Andrew, Zuk Patricia, Jarrahy Reza A novel oxysterol promotes bone regeneration in rabbit cranial bone defects Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 2013; 98(11): .
Raposo-Amaral Cassio Eduardo, Tong Anne, Denadai Rafael, Yalom Anisa, Raposo-Amaral Cesar Augusto, Bertola Debora, Li Andrew, Jarrahy Reza A subcranial Le Fort III advancement with distraction osteogenesis as a clinical strategy to approach pycnodysostosis with midface retrusion and exorbitism The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2013; 24(4): 1327-30.
Hokugo Akishige, Sorice Sarah, Yalom Anisa, Lee James C, Li Andrew, Zuk Patricia, Jarrahy Reza In vitro study of a novel oxysterol for osteogenic differentiation on rabbit bone marrow stromal cells Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2013; 132(1): 70e-80e.
Vardanian Andrew J, Kusnezov Nicholas, Im Daniel D, Lee James C, Jarrahy Reza Social media use and impact on plastic surgery practice Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2013; 131(5): 1184-93.
Im Daniel D, Paskhover Boris, Staffenberg David A, Jarrahy Reza Current management of microtia: a national survey Aesthetic plastic surgery, 2013; 37(2): 402-8.
Lakin Gregory E, Jarrahy Reza Commentary on "Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: the Rady Children's Hospital approach" The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2012; 23(7 Suppl 1): 2066-7.
Thaller Seth, Jarrahy Reza The Kawamoto epilogue: a prologue for craniofacial surgery The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2012; 23(7 Suppl 1): 1999.
Jarrahy Reza Controversies in the management of neonatal micrognathia: to distract or not to distract, that is the question The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2012; 23(1): 243-9.
Jarrahy Reza, Vo Victoria, Goenjian Haig A, Tabit Christina J, Katchikian Hurig V, Kumar Anand, Meals Clifton, Bradley James P Diagnostic accuracy of maxillofacial trauma two-dimensional and three-dimensional computed tomographic scans: comparison of oral surgeons, head and neck surgeons, plastic surgeons, and neuroradiologists Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2011; 127(6): 2432-40.
Raposo-Amaral Cassio E, Raposo-Amaral Cassio M, Raposo-Amaral Cesar A, Chahal Harjit, Bradley James P, Jarrahy Reza Age at surgery significantly impacts the amount of orbital relapse following hypertelorbitism correction: a 30-year longitudinal study Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2011; 127(4): 1620-30.
Wan Derrick C, Lazareff Jorge A, Jarrahy Reza, Bradley James P Correction of large facial encephalocele with bilateral rare craniofacial clefts The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2011; 22(1): 338-42.
Im Daniel D, Kruger Erwin A, Huang Weibiao R, Sayer Gregory, Rudkin George H, Yamaguchi Dean T, Jarrahy Reza, Miller Timothy A Extracellular-signal-related kinase 1/2 is responsible for inhibition of osteogenesis in three-dimensional cultured MC3T3-E1 cells Tissue engineering. Part A, 2010; 16(11): 3485-94.
Pereira Clifford T, Huang Weibiao, Jarrahy Reza, Rudkin George, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A Human and mouse osteoprogenitor cells exhibit distinct patterns of osteogenesis in three-dimensional tissue engineering scaffolds Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2009; 124(6): 1869-79.
Pereira Clifford T, Huang Weibiao, Sayer Gregory, Jarrahy Reza, Rudkin George, Miller Timothy A Osteogenic potential of polymer-bound bone morphogenetic protein-2 on MC3T3-E1 two-dimensional cell cultures Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2009; 124(6): 2199-200; author reply 2200.
Kawamoto Henry K, Kim Sarah S, Jarrahy Reza, Bradley James P Differential diagnosis of the idiopathic laterally deviated mandible Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2009; 124(5): 1599-609.
Desrosiers Arthur E, Kawamoto Henry K, Katchikian Hurig V, Jarrahy Reza, Bradley James P Microform cleft lip repair with intraoral muscle interdigitation Annals of plastic surgery, 2009; 62(6): 640-4.
Vyas Raj M, Jarrahy Reza, Sisodia Manisha, Jourabchi Natanel, Wasson Kristy L, Bradley James P Bone-borne palatal distraction to correct the constricted cleft maxilla The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2009; 20(3): 733-6.
Jarrahy Reza, Kawamoto Henry K, Keagle Jennifer, Dickinson Brian P, Katchikian Hurig V, Bradley James P Three tenets for staged correction of Kleeblattschädel or cloverleaf skull deformity Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2009; 123(1): 310-8.
Bradley James P, Levitt Alex, Nguyen Joanna, Raposo Cassio E, Jarrahy Reza, Katchikian Hurig V, Kawamoto Henry K Roman arch, keystone fixation for facial bipartition with monobloc distraction Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 122(5): 1514-23.
Kawamoto Henry K, Desrosiers Arthur E, Jarrahy Reza, Sedrak Michael F, Ashley Rebekah K, Bradley James P "Stuffy nose" rhinoplasty: diced cartilage grafts for correction of cleft nasal tip deformities Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 122(4): 1138-43.
Jones Neil F, Jarrahy Reza, Kaufman Matthew R Pedicled and free radial forearm flaps for reconstruction of the elbow, wrist, and hand Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(3): 887-98.
Roostaeian Jason, Jarrahy Reza, Kaufman Matthew R, Rudkin George H Power-assisted liposuction treatment of cervicodorsal fat pad in human immunodeficiency virus-associated lipodystrophy Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(3): 135e-136e.
Trussler Andrew P, Kawamoto Henry K, Wasson Kristy L, Dickinson Brian P, Jackson Eric, Keagle Jennifer N, Jarrahy Reza, Bradley James P Upper lip augmentation: palmaris longus tendon as an autologous filler Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(3): 1024-32.
Huang Catherine K, Huang Weibiao, Zuk Pat, Jarrahy Reza, Rudkin George H, Ishida Kenji, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A Genetic markers of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are altered in processed lipoaspirate cells when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(2): 411-23.
Jarrahy Reza, Roostaeian Jason, Kaufman Matthew R, Crisera Cristopher, Festekjian Jaco H A rare case of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome after abdominoplasty Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery, 2007; 27(2): 162-6.
Jones Neil F, Jarrahy Reza, Song J I, Kaufman Matthew R, Markowitz Bernard Postoperative medical complications--not microsurgical complications--negatively influence the morbidity, mortality, and true costs after microsurgical reconstruction for head and neck cancer Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2007; 119(7): 2053-60.
Gabbay Joubin S, Heller Justin B, Mitchell Scott A, Zuk Patricia A, Spoon Daniel B, Wasson Kristy L, Jarrahy Reza, Benhaim Prosper, Bradley James P Osteogenic potentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells in a 3-dimensional matrix Annals of plastic surgery, 2006; 57(1): 89-93.
Roostaeian Jason, Carlsen Brian, Simhaee David, Jarrahy Reza, Huang Weibiao, Ishida Kenji, Rudkin George H, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A Characterization of growth and osteogenic differentiation of rabbit bone marrow stromal cells The Journal of surgical research, 2006; 133(2): 76-83.
Kabil Mohamed S, Jarrahy Reza, Shahinian Hrayr K The application of craniofacial techniques and intracranial endoscopy to pituitary surgery The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2005; 16(5): 812-8.
Jarrahy Reza, Huang Weibiao, Rudkin George H, Lee Jane M, Ishida Kenji, Berry Micah D, Sukkarieh Modar, Wu Benjamin M, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A Osteogenic differentiation is inhibited and angiogenic expression is enhanced in MC3T3-E1 cells cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 2005; 289(2): C408-14.
Katzen J Timothy, Jarrahy Reza, Eby Joseph B, Mathiasen Ronald A, Margulies Daniel R, Shahinian Hrayr K Craniofacial and skull base trauma The Journal of trauma, 2003; 54(5): 1026-34.
Jarrahy Reza, Cha Sung Tae, Eby Joseph B, Berci George, Shahinian Hrayr K Fully endoscopic vascular decompression of the glossopharyngeal nerve The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2002; 13(1): 90-5.
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