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.
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