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Reza Jarrahy

Associate Clinical Professor
Department: School of Medicine
Keywords: Latin America, Guatemala

Dr. Reza Jarrahy, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, is one of the most experienced and well-regarded craniofacial surgeons in Southern California. He is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally as a leader in his field. His professional activities over the past decade have helped advance patient care, research, education, and global health initiatives in plastic surgery locally and around the world.

Dr. Jarrahy has committed himself in an uninterrupted fashion to promoting the field of craniofacial surgery and to caring for craniofacial patients. He has extensive experience in the treatment of the most complex craniofacial anomalies, as well as complex reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis repair, jaw surgery, ear reconstruction, soft tissue and bone tumor reconstruction, and many others. He has worked non-stop over the past decade to advance the interests of children born with facial birth defects in the operating room, the laboratory, and through his involvement in philanthropy and community service. As a result of his in-depth knowledge of the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissues, he has also earned a reputation as an excellent aesthetic surgeon of the face and neck, whose attention to detail consistently results in superb natural results and very satisfied patients. Dr. Jarrahy serves these patients and the community at large as Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Co-Director of the UCLA Craniofacial Clinic, and Co-Director of the UCLA Face Transplant Program.

Dr. Jarrahy's extensive experience has earned him numerous positions of leadership in various professional societies, including the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, where he has served as a Board member for the past several years. He also serves as a faculty advisor to the UCLA Blum Center for Poverty and Health in Latin America, the UCLA Latin American Institute, and the UCLA School of Medicine Center for World Health, where he continues to support the development of global health programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students.