Dr. Nazarian is trained in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. In her youth, she was accepted by Harvard-Westlake for middle and high school, where she honed her academic and artistic skills. During this time, she was awarded a Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel where she received 6 weeks of leadership training. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in economics with a premedical concentration. From there, she matriculated into Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then matched into a combined plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. Between her general surgery and plastic surgery years, she served as the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s Clinical Research Fellow for two years where she published multiple journal articles and presented at national meetings. She continues to serve as a mentor at USC in her work as volunteer faculty.

Dr. Nazarian earned a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) at USC’s Marshall School of Business during her research years as well. As a result, she developed and launched an organic line of skin care products for pregnant and lactating women. As a mother of three, she felt a need for safe and luxurious skin care products for this time in a woman’s life. These products can be found at www.spamomma.co.

Dr. Nazarian understands that appearance and self-confidence interplay. She enjoys improving a patient’s appearance as this often improves quality of life. Dr. Nazarian is always available to answer any questions and is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable about your procedure. She looks forward to being a supportive partner on your journey.

Dr. Nazarian’s approach to your treatment starts with patient listening. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she will review whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and explain your treatment options and realistic expectations with you. If you are not a good candidate for a procedure, Dr. Nazarian will be honest and explain why. What Dr. Nazarian will not do is pressure you into having unnecessary, unsafe, or additional surgeries. Dr. Nazarian believes that being a physician is an honor and a privilege – a profession that cannot be without ethics. After all, a plastic surgeon must be a sound doctor first.

Dr. Nazarian is trilingual: English, Spanish, and Farsi.

For Dr. Nazarian’s full bio, see below:

EDUCATION

  • University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
  • Marshall School of Business – Los Angeles, CA
    • Masters in Medical Management
  • Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
    • Clinical Research Fellow
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, NY
    • Medical Doctor
  • Columbia College, Columbia University – New York, NY
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Premedical Major, Economics Concentration
  • Harvard-Westlake High School – Los Angeles, CA

EXPERIENCE & MEMBERSHIPS

July 2013 – Present University of Southern California, Division of Plastic Surgery
Volunteer Faculty
 March 2012 – Present  Curriculum Development Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
Committee Member
Developing relevant curriculum for plastic surgeons in training
November 2012 – Present Member, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Resident Member
September 2012 – Present Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Resident Member
Planning initiatives for the society to pursue
October 2010 – June 2013 Professionalism Curriculum Committee, University of Southern California
Committee Member
Creating professionalism curriculum for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 2008 – June 2010 Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Research Fellow
Performing and organizing clinical research in the department of craniofacial and plastic surgery.
June 2009 – June 2010 Persian American Cancer Institute –  Los Angeles, CA
Medical Board Member
Non-profit – Educating, guiding, and supporting cancer patients. Fundraising. Recruiting bone marrow donors.
July 2005 – August 2008  Los Angeles County Hospital, USC University Hospital – Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery Resident
Caring for and operating on general surgery patients. Teaching and mentoring medical students and junior residents.
March 2003 Arya Movie –  New York, NY
Supporting Actress
New York International Film Festival / Atlanta Film Festival
February 1998 – December 2002 Test Takers –  Roslyn Heights, NY
SAT Math Instructor/ Tutor
Teaching SAT math to classrooms of high-school students.
Summer 1999 Columbia SURF Program –  New York, NY
Researcher (Genetics Laboratory)
Extracting plant nuclear DNA, Performing gel electrophoreses, Amplifying DNA via PCR, Sequencing DNA, and Analyzing DNA sequence.

HONORS

Summer 1996 Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel
Fellow

  • Six-week, all-expenses-paid fellowship incorporating Jewish study and leadership training; 26 fellows selected out of an applicant pool of 600.
December 2012 Best Maxillofacial Presentation – Chicago, IL
Award Recipient, Senior Resident’s Conference

  • Presented research on presurgical nasoalveolar molding, $500 award
May 2013 Jeanine Chalabian Most Dedicated Teacher Award, by the Surgery Clerkship of the USC Medical School –  Los Angeles, CA

  • Highest faculty teaching award given to those who exhibit exemplary dedication to teaching medical students on the surgery clerkship, given to the USC Division of Plastic Surgery