Facial Nerve Expert Presents at American Academy of Otolaryngology Event

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Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Beverly Hills facial nerve expert, presents at the second annual Advances in Microvascular Surgery event.

Being surrounded by such an experienced and renowned group of physicians was great, and it set the tone for a day full of invaluable learning.

Beverly Hills-based facial reanimation expert Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, recently attended the second annual Advances in Microvascular Surgery event in Washington D.C. The event, which was hosted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), featured some of the premiere head and neck experts in the country.

The event was offered for continuing medical education of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in related fields. The program was for physicians with all levels of experience, and covered both aesthetic and reconstructive issues relevant to this specialty.

"Dr. Mark Wax, the course director, and the rest of the people behind the course, both the AAFPRS Foundation and the AAO-HNS, were able to create a program that was both contemporary and relevant, something I know many of the attendees appreciated,” explains Dr. Azizzadeh.

The second annual Advances in Microvascular Surgery event, which focused on the expanded role of free flaps in head and neck reconstruction, was moderated by no other than Brian Burke, MD. The spectacular event also featured other renowned physicians, such as Michael Nuara, MD, Dan Deschler, MD, Rod Rezaee, MD, and Greg Farwell, MD.

"Being surrounded by such an experienced and renowned group of physicians was great, and it set the tone for a day full of invaluable learning,” says Dr. Azizzadeh.

Halfway through the daylong event, Dr. Azizzadeh held a presentation entitled "Masseter Facial Nerve Transfer: Technical Considerations”, which focused on refinements in facial reanimation. The presentation, which was very well received, allowed Dr. Azizzadeh to share his knowledge with a large, tuned-in crowd.

"It was a great experience overall, and I was extremely pleased with the turnout. I was able to share my expertise on a topic that I am truly passionate about, and discuss medical advancements with fellow experts in an environment that was optimized for learning. I frankly could not have asked for anything else,” concludes Dr. Azizzadeh.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a renowned Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report. Since his extensive and prestigious training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh has helped countless people with facial paralysis and Bell's palsy. Dr. Azizzadeh is the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute and founder of the non-profit Facial Paralysis & Bell's Palsy Foundation. He is the principle investigator of facial nerve regeneration project at Cedars-Sinai, and the author of five bestselling books, including the definitive facial paralysis textbook entitled “Slattery Facial Nerve.”

Dr. Azizzadeh is trained in Facial Plastic &Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head & Neck Surgery, giving him a distinctive insight into facial nerve function and facial aesthetics. He has been recognized for his work on several occasions, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show for his expertise in facial nerve reconstruction. Dr. Azizzadeh is also the director of the USC Facial Plastic Fellowship Program as well as the Cedars-Sinai Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium.

For more information, please visit http://www.FacialParalysisInstitute.com or call (310)657-2203.

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