Otolaryngology focuses on the various conditions and diseases of the ears, nose and throat (ENT), as well as the face and neck. An otolaryngologist, or ENT physician, completes at least five years of specialty training after medical school and then must pass the American Board of Otolaryngology examination to become board-certified.
Similar to oral surgeons, otolaryngologists are qualified to perform plastic surgery on various regions of the face and neck. Procedures an otolaryngologist commonly performs include cheekbone implants (malar augmentation), ear surgery (otoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift (rhytidectomy), facial and neck liposuction, forehead and brow lift, nasal reconstruction (rhinoplasty), and repairing a nasal septal perforation (deviated septum).
Meet our Otolaryngology Team
Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Dr. Arash Moradzadeh is among a select group of surgeons who are double trained in ENT/Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
A native of Los Angeles, he graduated with highest honors from UCLA and earned his medical degree at UC San Diego. He then went on to the world-renowned Washington University Medical School fortraining in ENT with an emphasis on facial, nasal and neck procedures. After completing two fellowships — one in plastic surgery and regenerative medicine and the other in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery — Dr. Moradzadeh was recruited to join the faculty at Washington University. There he quickly became the “go to” facial plastic surgeon for medical professionals and clients from around the country. In addition to teaching advanced techniques in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Moradzadeh served as co-director of the facial plastic surgery division at the VA hospital, where he helped restore nasal and facial functions to veterans using functional rhinoplasty and MOHs reconstruction for skin cancer defects.
An authority on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Moradzadeh has published numerous research articles and books in this area. He has also taught courses throughout the country in rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Ritu Chopra, M.D.
A specialist in advanced plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Ritu Chopra has a wealth of experience and expertise in body contouring and reconstructive surgery. Recognized for his exceptional diagnostic and surgical skills—and his caring and approachable manner—Dr. Chopra regularly appears on the nationally syndicated show The Doctors. He has also been a featured guest on Dr. Phil and many other talk and news shows. Dr. Chopra is admired by his peers for his exceptional diagnostic skills and by his patients for his caring and approachable manner.
In addition to his partnership with the Khalili Center, Dr. Chopra is also in private practice with the renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, with offices in both Beverly Hills and Palm Springs. Dr. Chopra is the recipient of numerous accolades throughout his medical career, including receiving the American Academy of Surgeons Award and he has also received numerous grants for research. He has published and spoken extensively both nationally and internationally, and is a member of the American Medical Association and the Society of America Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.
Dr. Chopra earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Irvine; both a Masters in Medical Sciences and his Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine (where he graduated Cum Laude). He did his residency in General Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he received the Leo G. Rigler Research Award, given to distinguished surgical residents. He then completed a coveted fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.