Ali Sepehr, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009-2010 Fellow – University of Toronto, School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2004-2009 University of California, Irvine – Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2000-2004 University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha
1996-2000 University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Biology, summa cum laude

Medical Licenses

2005-present California Physician and Surgeon
2009-2010 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Honors/Awards

2010 Reuther Kris Conrad Merit Award, for outstanding achievements in the field of research and perseverance in attaining the highest level of expertise in the performance of Facial Plastic Surgery ($1000)
2008-present Who’s Who in America, in recognition of outstanding achievements
2008 America’s Top Physicians
2008 First Place Best Research Presentation, Ninth Annual Research Symposium, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2007 Eighth Annual Research Symposium Award, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2006-2007 Outstanding Patient Care, Teaching, Academic Performance and Research, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2005-2006 Outstanding Academic Performance, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2003 Alpha Omega Alpha National Honorary Medical Society, UCLA School of Medicine
2002-2003 Letters of Distinction: UCLA School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Clerkship and Pathology, Genetics, and Doctoring Courses
2001 Victor E. Hall Prize, UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, highest achievement class of 2004
2000-2004 Regents Scholar, UCLA School of Medicine
2000 College Honors, UCLA
2000 Departmental Highest Honors, UCLA Department of Biology
2000 Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA
2000 Golden Key National Honor Society, UCLA
1996-2000 Dean’s Honors List, UCLA
1997 Stone Prize, UCLA Department of Chemistry, highest distinction
1996 Valedictorian, Faith Baptist High School, Canoga Park, California
1996 National Merit Scholarship, Faith Baptist High School, Canoga Park, California
1993-1996 California Scholarship Federation Highest Honor, Faith Baptist High School, Canoga Park, California

Grants

14 December 2007 $500 The Triological Society resident travel award
28 September 2007 $5,000 Irvine Head and Neck Foundation for an investigator initiated prospective randomized study entitled “Prevention of post-operative venous thromboembolic disease in Head and Surgery”
21 June 2007 $500 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery resident travel grant
13 June 2007 $12,000 University of California, Irvine General Clinical Research Center for an investigator initiated prospective randomized study entitled “Prevention of post-operative venous thromboembolic disease in Head and Surgery”

Publications

  • Chauhan N, Sepehr A, Alexander A, Adamson PA. Differing Complaints Among Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty Patients: Where Do We Go Wrong and How to Reduce Revision Rates. In preparation.
  • Sepehr A, Alexander A, Chauhan N, et al. Detailed Analysis of Graft Techniques for Nasal Reconstruction Following Wegener`s Granulomatosis. In preparation.
  • Sepehr A, Chauhan N, Alexander A, et al. Evolution in Nasal Tip Contouring Techniques: a 10-year evaluation and analysis. In preparation.
  • Sepehr A, Karam AM, Pepper J, et al. The Persian Amercian Woman’s Face: a Photogrammetric Analysis. In preparation.
  • Sepehr A, Karam AM, Pepper J, et al. UC Irvine Facial Esteem Survey: Pilot Study of a Novel Instrument Evaluating Individuals’ Facial Self-Perceptions. In preparation.
  • Sepehr A, Stern r, Izzard M et al. Benign Metastasizing Pleomorphic Adenoma: Case Report with Literature Review. Annals Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. In preparation.
  • Sepehr A, Alexander A, Chauhan N, Harley C, Adamson PA. Cephalic Positioning of the Lateral Crura: Implications for Nasal Tip-plasty. Arch Facial Plast Surg. Accepted.
  • Sepehr A, Karam AM, Wong BJ. Novel Endoscopic Management of Penetrating Brain Trauma. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. Accepted.
  • Manuel CT, Roulad A, Protsenk DE, Sepehr A, et al. Needle Electrode-Based Electromechanical Reshaping of Cartilage. Ann Biomed Eng. 38: 3389-97. 2010
  • Chauhan N, Sepehr A, Gantous A. Costal Cartilage Autograft Harvest: Inferior Strip Preservation Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 125: 214e-5e. 2010
  • Sepehr A, Chauhan N, Alexander A, Adamson PA. Botulinum Toxin Type A for Facial Rejuvenation: Treatment Evolution and Patient Satisfaction. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 34: 583-6. 2010.
  • Rubenstein M, Fine EL, Sepehr A, et al. Optical coherence tomography of the larynx using the niris system. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 39: 150-6. 2010.
  • Husein OF, Sepehr A, Garg R, et al. Anthropometric and aesthetic analysis of the Indian American woman’s face. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 63: 1825-31. 2010
  • Sepehr A, Adamson PA. The legacy of Jack Anderson, MD. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 11: 412-3. 2009.
  • Guo S, Yu L, Sepehr A, et al. Gradient-index lens rod based probe for office-based optical coherence tomography of the human larynx. J Biomed Opt. 14: 14-7, 2009.
  • Sepehr A, Djalilian HR. Ear Popping. In: The 10 Minute ENT Consult. Djalilian HR (ed). Plural Publishing. San Diego, CA
  • Sepehr A, Rothholtz VS, Djalilian HR. The History and Examination of the Ear. In: The 10 Minute ENT Consult. Djalilian HR (ed). Plural Publishing. San Diego, CA
  • Sepehr A, Santos B, Chou CJ, et al. Optimal Length of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Clean-contaminated Head and Neck Surgery – with Evaluation of Nutrition, Tracheostomy, and Diabetes. Laryngoscope. 119: 549-53, 2009.
  • Djalilian HR, Ridgway J, Tam M, Sepehr A, et al. Imaging the human tympanic membrane using optical coherence tomography in vivo. Otol Neurotol. 29: 1091-4, 2008.
  • Benson AG, Sepehr A, Djalilian HR, et al. Rhinoplasty – Management of Tip Bossing. E-Medicine. November 19, 2008.
  • Sepehr A, Armstrong WB, Guo S, et al. Optical Coherence Tomography of the Larynx in the Awake Patient, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 138: 425-9, 2008.
  • Sepehr A, Djalilian HR, Chang JE, et al. Optical Coherence Tomography of the Cochlea in the Porcine Model. Laryngoscope. 118: ,2008.
  • Ridgway J, Su J, Wright R, Guo S, Kim DC, Barretto R, Ahuja G, Sepehr A, et al. Optical Coherence Tomography of the Newborn Airway. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 117: 327-34, 2008.
  • Sepehr A, Albers GC, Armstrong WB. Aspiration of a capsule endoscope and description of a unique retrieval technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 137: 965-6, 2007.
  • Jung W, McCormick DT, Ahn Y, Sepehr A, et al. In vivo three-dimensional spectral domain endoscopic optical coherence tomography using a microelectromechanical system mirror, Optics Letters. 32: 3239-41, 2007.
  • Kaiser ML, Karam AM, Sepehr A, et al. Cartilage Regeneration in the Rabbit Nasal Septum. Laryngoscope. 116: 1730-4, 2006.

Presentations

7 May 2010 Evolution in Rhinoplasty Tip Contouring Techniques: 10 year Analysis and Evolution, University of Toronto 19th Annual Percy Ireland Day, Toronto, ON, Canada.
28 April 2010 Cephalic Positioning of the Lateral Crura: Implications for Nasal Tip-Plasty, 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, Hollywood, FL.
30 April 2010 Evolution in Nasal Tip Contouring Techniques: 10-year Evaluation and Analysis, 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, Hollywood, FL.
3 May 2008 Optical Coherence Tomography of the Tympanic Membrane, American Otologic Society COSM, Orlando, FL
2 February 2008 Appropriate Length of Antibiotic Treatment for the Current Head and Neck Surgeon, The Triological Society Western Section Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA
19 September 2007 Novel Use of Needle Electrodes to Produce Electromechanical Reshaping of Cartilage, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fall Meeting, Washington, DC
19 September 2007 Persian American woman’s face: an anthropometric analysis
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting, Washington, DC
19 September 2007 UC Irvine Facial Esteem Survey: a Novel Instrument to Evaluate Individuals’ Facial Perceptions, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting, Washington, DC
19 September 2007 Optical Coherence Tomography of the Porcine Cochlea, American Academy Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
17 September 2007 Optical Coherence Tomography of the Larynx in the Awake Patient, American Academy Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
22 January 2007 High-speed Three-dimensional Endoscopic OCT using MEMS technology, SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA
25 November 2005 Endoscopic Repair of nasal Septal Perforation Using a Low-tension Posteriorly-based Septal Mucosal Flap, American Academy of facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
17 March 2004 Mechanism of the effect of chordin and BMP7 gene mutations on the mouse skeleton, UCLA School of Medicine Plenary Session
14 May 2003 Clinicopathologic Case presentation of Pheochromocytoma, UCLA Department of Neurology Grand Rounds.
31 January 2004 Salivary Duct Carcinoma: A Clinical and Histologic Review and Use of Trastuzumab (Herceptin) as Adjuvant Therapy, The Triological Society Western Section Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ

Posters

31 January 2008 Is Poor Nutritional Status an Indication for Increased Length of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Clean-Contaminated Head and Neck Surgery, The Triological Society Western Section Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA
31 January 2008 Is Diabetes Mellitus an Independent Factor for Wound Infection after Clean-Contaminated Head and Neck Surgery, The Triological Society Western Section Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA
31 January 2008 Evaluating the Efficacy of Prolonged Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Clean-Contaminated Head and Neck Surgery with or without Tracheostomy, The Triological Society Western Section Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA
20 September 2007 Morphometric Analysis of Synthetic Lateral Facial Images, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC
20 September 2007 Effective Use of Internet-based Facial Beauty Rating, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC
7 June 2007 Percutaneous Electromechanical Reshaping of Cartilage, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference, Irvine, CA
29 April 2007 Endoscopic Removal of a Penetrating Orbitocranial Foreign Body: Case Report with Literature Review, The Triological Society COSM, San Diego, CA
18 February 2007 Aspiration of a Capsule Endoscope and Description of Retrieval Technique, The Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Marco Island, FL

Research Experiences

May 2003- “Mechanism of the effect of chordin and BMP7 gene mutations on the
July 2003 mouse skeleton,” mentor Daniel Bachiller, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
June 2001- “Visual acuity after combined inraocular lens placement and pars-plana
August 2001 vitrectomy study,” mentor Jack O. Sipperley, M.D., Retinal Consultants of Arizona
1999-2000 “Characterization of Ancillary factors to Juvenile Hormone reception in the fatbody of insects,” mentor Franz Engelmann, Ph.D. Professor, UCLA, Department of Biology
1997-1999 “Solid State Synthesis of Tamoxifen by reaction of a diazo compound,” mentor Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay, Ph.D. Associate Professor, UCLA, Department of Chemistry
1996-1997 “Computer calculation of theoretical bond lengths and bond strengths in various molecules,” mentor Emily Carter, Ph.D. Professor, UCLA, Department of Chemistry

Volunteer Activities

2007-present American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Section for Residents and Fellows Resident Representative
2001-2004 UCLA School of Medicine Mobile Clinic
2000-2004 Salvation Army Clinic
2000-2004 Lennox High School Health Fair
1997-2000 UCLA Medical Center Outpatient Dialysis Center
1996-1997 UCLA Medical Center Patient Escort

Teaching Experiences

2001-2002 UCLA School of Medicine, Medical Scholar Program, instructed first year medical students in Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Physiology
1999-2000 UCLA, instructed university students in an Animal Physiology Laboratory

Professional Organizations

2008-present Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society
2008-present Triological Society – resident and fellow member
2006-present American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2004-present American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2002-present American College of Physicians
2000-present American Medical Association
2000-present California Medical Association
2000-2004 Los Angeles County Medical Association
2000-2004 American Medical Student Association

Certifications

2000-presentAmerican Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support, California

Languages

  • fluent in English
  • fluent in Farsi

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