Dr. Hootan Zandifar, MD, Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Hootan Zandifar, MD

Plastic Surgeon | Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

8920 Wilshire Blvd 604 Beverly Hills CA, 90211


Dr. Hootan Zandifar is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Zandifar specializes in the enhancement of facial appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Having training in head and neck surgery as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery gives Dr. Zandifar a unique ability to be able to consider both the cosmetic outcome of the surgery as well as the functional outcome.

Education and Training

University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences 1998

UCLA School of Medicine/Charles R. Drew University MD 2002

Board Certification

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Board of Otolaryngology

Provider Details

Male Spanish, Persian
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Areas of expertise and specialization

Facial Plastic Surgeryhair transplantationFaceliftNose jobRhinoplastyBlepharoplastySeptoplasty

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Conducts Lectures through the Head and Neck Institute -


  • Regional Top Doctor 2019 Castle Connely 
  • Top Physician Award 2017 Castle Connely 
  • Top Physician Award 2018 Castle Connely 
  • Top Physician Award 2019 Castle Connely 
  • Southern California Rising Sta 2013 Super Doctors 
  • Southern California Rising Sta 2014 Super Doctors 
  • Southern California Rising Sta 2015 Super Doctors 
  • Southern California Rising Sta 2016 Super Doctors 
  • Best of 2012 Plastic and Cosme 2012 Plastic Surgery Practice 
  • Top 100 Health Professionals 2014 The Leading Physicians of the World 
  • America's Top Physicians 2014 America's Top Physicians 


  • Sinusitis
  • Hearing Loss
  • Allergies
  • Acid Reflux
  • Deviated Septum
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Hay Fever (allergic Rhinitis)
  • Ear Wax
  • Tonsillitis

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons  
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons  
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Resident Member  
  • Aesculapians – UCLA Medical Alumni Association  
  • UCLA Alumni Association  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Osborne Head and Neck Foundation
  • Face to Face


  • State University of New York, Upstate Medical University2004General Surgery


  • Beeson Aesthetic Surgery Institute (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Articles and Publications

  • Multiple Peer Reviews, 2 Chapters

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Hard Work and Dedication, Perseverance

Hobbies / Sports

  • Traveling, Family Time

Favorite professional publications

  • JAMA-Facial Plastics

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Get to know Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Hootan Zandifar, who serves patients in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Zandifar, a remarkable facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, serves as the Director of the Skin Center at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute located in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in “natural looking plastic surgery,” where every patient’s anatomy and natural appearance is restored but not drastically altered as a result of their surgery. 

Osborne Head and Neck Institute is an innovative ear, nose, and throat / head and neck surgical practice. Its mission is to be the premiere referral source for the delivery of subspecialty care in pediatric and adult advanced ear, nose, and throat disorders, head and neck surgical oncology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery on a national level.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Zandifar received his medical degree from the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York City and was then accepted to one of a few highly sought after fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Beeson Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Indiana. The rigorous training he received under the tutelage of world-famous plastic and reconstructive surgeons enables him to provide the best and most advanced treatments available.

At the forefront of his profession, the doctor is board-certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, whose mission is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.

To date, Dr. Zandifar remains a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons (Fellow), the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Fellow), the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the UCLA Medical Alumni Association. He also practices plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Derm & Rejuvenation Institute, where he provides the latest techniques in plastic surgery alongside Dermatologist Dr. Kormeili.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done. 

Throughout his line of work, Dr. Zandifar has published peer-reviewed articles in various scientific journals, including Laryngoscope, ENT Journal, Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Brachytherapy, Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and Journal of Investigative Medicine. He has also presented in many national meetings, including the Annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Meeting, the Combined Spring Otolaryngological Meeting, and the Triological Meeting.

Attributing his success to hard work, dedication, and perseverance, Dr. Zandifar has received several awards of distinction from his patients and colleagues. These include: Super Doctors® on the Southern California Rising Star℠ List (2013), Top Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, California by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, inclusion in the The Leading Physicians of The World publication (2013), Plastic Surgery Practice Best of 2012 Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons, and Walter P. Work, M.D. Award for Outstanding Performance in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery.

In his personal life, Dr. Zandifar is a proud father of two, a devoted husband, and a true humanitarian. He volunteers annually to help the underserved internationally as part of various medical missions. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. His favorite professional publication is JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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