Dr. Hootan Zandifar is the Director of the Skin Center at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. He is double board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Zandifar attended University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for his undergraduate degree and obtained his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he was elected as the class president. He completed his postgraduate training at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. It was there that he developed a keen interest in plastic surgery of the head and neck. He then completed his prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship in Carmel, Indiana under the tutelage of Dr. William H. Beeson, a world-renowned Master Plastic Surgeon. Through this exceptional one on one hand on training, he learned and developed unique skills to masterfully address plastic and cosmetic needs of the head and neck.
Dr. Z has published several 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 presented in various national meetings including the Annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive meeting, Combined Spring Otolaryngological Meeting, and Triological meeting.
Teacher and Mentor
Throughout his career Dr. Z has been involved in teaching others the art and science of medicine and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He served as an adjunct faculty for the department of Dermatology at Indiana University where he taught Dermatology residents about facial plastics surgery. He has been praised by residents in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and has won a teaching award from the Department of Dermatology at Indiana University where he held an assistant professor title. Currently he mentors high school students through the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation’s Medical Scholars Program.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Zandifar has received several awards of distinction from his patient’s and colleagues. Below is a list of these awards and recognitions:
Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017,2018
Super Doctors® 2013,2014,2015,2016 Southern California Rising Star℠ List
Top Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA by International Association of Healthcare Professionals
Included in 2013 The Leading Physicians of The World publication
Plastic Surgery Practice Best of 2012 Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons
Walter P. Work, M.D. Award for outstanding performance in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery