Dr. Azizzadeh is the co-director of the Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
The Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program is widely respected in the medical community and accepts only the top post-graduate surgeons. The program aims to further educate surgeons in the highly specialized field of facial plastic surgery. Prior to becoming an Associate Fellow for Dr. Azizzadeh, our fellowship candidates have graduated from medical school and have completed an intensive residency in Head & Neck Surgery. As such, our Associate Fellow, has already undergone extensive surgical training, and has joined the program to receive advanced training in facial plastic surgery skills and techniques from acclaimed surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh.
Associate Fellow - Dr. Leslie Irvine - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Leslie Irvine is the 2016 – 2017 Associate Fellow for Dr. Babak Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. Dr. Irvine received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College with honors in neurobiology. She went on to complete her medical studies at Harvard Medical School where she participated in clinical research evaluating the delivery of primary care to rural areas in Greece, volunteered to provide healthcare to the homeless population in Cambridge, and served on the admissions committee. She then completed a rigorous five-year residency program in head and neck surgery at the University of Southern California.
Furthermore, Dr. Irvine has been involved in basic science research since working in mice and zebra fish laboratories as an undergraduate and has also worked in a tissue engineering lab at the University of Southern California. She has presented her research at national and international meetings and has published articles on facial reconstruction.
Facial plastic surgery allows Dr. Irvine to combine her love of art and drawing with the rigorous science of medicine. Outside of medicine, she is an avid runner and has completed two marathons. She also enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
During her fellowship with Dr. Azizzadeh, Dr. Irvine will assist Dr. Azizzadeh in every area of his practice. From participating in clinical research projects to evaluating patients both pre- and post-operatively to performing surgery, Dr. Irvine plays an integral role in each patient’s surgical journey at the CENTER.