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Achievements

An aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is recognized by his patients for his creative artistry, precision and mastery of his profession and is noted for his training, leadership, dedication and research in aesthetic plastic surgery. “Excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care,” is the mission statement of Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. His aim is to provide the best possible care to all of his patients enhancing a unique and natural beauty through individualized care utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery

Maintaining a genuinely warm and accessible demeanor, Dr. Hovsepian encourages multiple patient consultations in order to thoroughly understand a patient’s unique aesthetic need and to educate and inform the patient of his recommended individualized treatment options. He has a deep understanding of facial, breast and body aesthetics. His private clinics offer refined, technologically advanced treatments within a comfortable and reassuring environment.

Dr. Hovsepian is honored to be recognized by his patients for his impeccable commitment to his profession and has been awarded many prestigious awards. Despite his numerous awards, Dr. Hovsepian is passionate about providing excellence in surgical treatment and trusting compassionate care in working with his patients.

If you would like to meet with Dr. Hovsepian and learn more about how he can support you in achieving your personal aesthetic goals, please request your consultation online or schedule by telephone.
For more details on Dr. Hovsepian’s scope of expertise please view his Curriculum Vitae.

Experience and Training

  • College: University of California, Irvine // Degree: Bachelor of Biological Sciences // Magna Cum Laude, Class Rank: (Top 10%)
  • Graduate:
    • Chicago Medical School/University of Health Sciences // Degree: Masters of Science, Physiology
    • Chicago Medical School/University of Health Sciences // Degree: Masters of Science, Pathology
  • Medical: Chicago Medical School // Degree: Doctorate of Medicine // Class Rank: (Top 10%)
  • Internship: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Department of Surgery // Degree: Internship in General Surgery
  • Residency:
    • University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Department of Surgery // Degree: Resident in General Surgery
    • University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Department of Surgery // Degree: Chief Resident in General Surgery // Diplomate, American Board of Surgery (ABS) Cert. No. 52807
  • Fellowship:
    • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery // Degree: Fellow in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery // Degree: Chief Fellow in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery // Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) Cert. No. 07843
  • Subspecialty Fellowship:
    • Rhinoplasty: Aesthetic & Reconstructive // Director: Rollin K. Daniel M.D. // Newport Beach, California
    • Aesthetic Fellowship: Face, Breast, Body Contouring & Medical Aesthetics // Director: Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // Newport Beach, California
  • International Scholarships:
    • The Ivo Pitanguy Clinic & Institute // Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil // Under the supervision of: Ivo Pitanguy M.D.
    • Athens Plastic Surgery Clinic & Institute // Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Athens, Greece
    • Hair Transplantation Center // Cirurgia Plastica. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Chang Gung Memorial Hospital // Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery // Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery // Linkou, Taiwan // Under the supervision of: Fu-Chan Wei M.D. & Ming-Huei Cheng M.D.

Academic Faculty & Teaching Appointments

  • 2009-Current: Assistant Clinical Professor // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-Current: Co-Director: Newport Beach Aesthetic Surgery Resident Training // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-Current: Clinical Instructor: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Resident Training Rotation // Newport Beach, California

Triple Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) Cert. No. 07843
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery (ABS) Cert. No. 52807
  • Diplomate, European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) Certified
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Certified

Licensure

  • The Medical Board of California: Licensure No. A96283
  • The Medical Board of Nevada: Licensure No. 13382

Hosplital Affiliations

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach, CA
  • University of California, Irvine Medical Center - Orange, CA
  • Newport Beach Surgery Center - Newport Beach, CA
  • The Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic Surgery Center - Beverly Hills, CA
  • Camden Surgery Center - Beverly Hills, CA
  • Olympia Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital - Glendale, CA
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center - Glendale, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2011: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2011: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2011: “The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award” // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2010: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century Award // Awarded 1/2,000 outstanding intellectuals of the world. // Documentation housed in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. // Award given by International Biographical Centre.
  • 2010: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2010: The Hippocrates Award In Aesthetic Plastic Surgery // Recognized for leadership and dedication to the medical profession. // Awarded by American Biographical Institute.
  • 2010: Pinnacle of Achievement Award In Plastic Surgery // Recognized as an accomplished leader of influence in medicine. // Awarded by American Biographical Institute.
  • 2010: 2010 Man of The Year Distinction // Exemplifying the importance and validation of deeds well done. // Awarded by American Bio. Inst. Board of International Research.
  • 2010: Great Minds of the 21st Century // Proclamation by American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • 2010: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2010: “Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded by their patiens-American Registry.
  • 2010: Master Diploma with Honors in Plastic Surgery // Given by the World Academy of Letters.
  • 2009-2010: International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders // Awarded by American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • 2009-2010: Strathmore’s Professional of the Year // In Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-2010: Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs
  • 2009: “Strathmore’s Who’s Who” in American Leadership & Achievement” // Lifetime Honoree member.
  • 2009: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2009: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2009: “On-Time Physician Recognition” // “Patients’ Choice” promptness award-American Registry.
  • 2008: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2008: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2007: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2007: “Distinction in Paper and Poster Presentation” // Southwestern Surgical Congress 59th Annual Meeting.
  • 2006: “Marquis Who’s Who” in Surgery
  • 2005: “Marquis Who’s Who” in Medicine & Healthcare
  • 2005: Research Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 2004: Research Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 2003: Research Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 2002: Outstanding Surgical Intern Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 1998: Academic Achievement in Pathology // Chicago Medical School.
  • 1996: Academic Achievement in Embryology // Chicago Medical School.
  • 1995: Magna Cum Laude // University of California, Irvine.
  • 1995: Graduation with high distinction // University of California, Irvine.
  • 1993-1995: Golden Key Honor Society // National Honor Society.
  • 1992-1995: Phi Theta Kappa // International Scholastic Honor Society.
  • 1992-1995: Alpha Gamma Sigma // State Wide Honor Society.
  • 1991-1995: Dean’s Academic Achievement Award // University of California.
  • 1992: Who’s Who Amongst Americas College Students // National Award.
  • 1991-1993: Presidents Scholastic Honor Society
  • 1991: Order of Merit Scholarship

Academic Activities & Leadership

  • 2011-Current: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • 2009-Current: Assistant Clinical Professor: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-Current: Co-Director: Newport Beach Aesthetic Surgery Resident Training: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-Current: Clinical Instructor: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Resident Training Rotation // Newport Beach, California
  • 2008-2009: Administrative Chief Resident of Academic Affairs // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2007: 57th California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting // Program Directors Annual Meeting // Representative for Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • 2005-2006: Administrative Chief Resident of Academic Affairs // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // University Medical Center (UMC) // Department of Surgery
  • 2004-2005: Administrative Chief Resident of Academic Affairs // Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital/Veterans Administration // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Department of Surgery
  • 2002-2005: Medical & Surgical Mentorship Program // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
  • 2002-2005: Medical & Surgical Mentorship Program // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
  • 2001-2005: Pre-Medical Mentorship Program // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
  • 1998-1999: Teaching Assistant: Medical Neuro-anatomy // Chicago Medical School
  • 1998-1999: Teaching Assistant: Medical Histology // Chicago Medical School
  • 1997-1998: Instructor: Gross Anatomy Laboratory // Chicago Medical School
  • 1994-1995: Teaching Assistant: Organic Chemistry // University of California, Irvine
  • 1993-1994: Instructor & Teaching Assistant: Biochemistry // University of California, Irvine

Professional Membership & Offices

  • 2011: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • 2011: American Society of Plastic Surgeons // Active Member
  • 2011: European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) // Fellow Member
  • 2010: American College of Surgeons (ACS) // Fellow Member
  • 2009: American Society of Plastic Surgeons // Candidate Member
  • 2009: Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons (OCSPS) // Surgeon Member
  • 2006-2010: American College of Surgeons // Group Member
  • 2001-2010: American Medical Association // Physician Chapter
  • 2008-2009: American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • 2006-2009: California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2006-2009: Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons // Resident Member
  • 2003-2007: Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • 2001-2006: American College of Surgeons
  • 2001-2006: American Medical Association
  • 1997-2001: American Medical Association // N.W. Representative
  • 1998-2001: Illinois Medical Association // Delegate Representative
  • 1998-2001: Chicago Medical Society // Local Representative
  • 1998-2000: Student Government Association // Chicago Medical School
  • 1998-2000: American Medical Association Chicago Chapter // Delegate
  • 1994-1995: Future Physicians Club // University of California, Irvine
  • 1993-1995: Flying Samaritans // University of California, Irvine

Research Experience (Clinical & Laboratory)

  • 2010-2011: Clinical Sub-Investigator for FDA Approval // Clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injectable facial fillers // Teosyal hyaluronic acid injectable filler // Teoxane Laboratories. Geneva, Switzerland // Clinical research conducted in Newport Beach, CA
  • 2010-2011: Clinical Sub-Investigator for FDA Approval // Clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy of Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) // Teosyal hyaluronic acid injectable filler // BodyTite Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction. Invasix, Ltd. // Clinical research conducted in Newport Beach, CA
  • 2007: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Sponsored by Angiotech // Primary Investigator & Consultant: Malcolm D. Paul, M.D. // Co-Investigators: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., Michael Budd, M.D. // Studying the surgical effects and techniques of barbed suture technology in aesthetic surgery. Based on multiple fresh cadaver dissections // *Presented at the Aesthetic Meeting. May 2008. Didactic Course #416
  • 2006: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Studying the effect of cryoprecipitate on wound healing // An in vivo porcine model
  • 2002-2003: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Principal Investigator & Research Assistant // Department of Surgery. University Medical Center (UMC) // A 2-year clinical research experience and outcome of arteriovenous grafts for hemodialysis versus the national standard // *Presented at 55th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • 1997-2001: Chicago Medical School // Research Assistant. Department of Pathology // Under the supervision of Arthur Schneider M.D. & Philip Santo M.D. // Studying the patho-physiology of multiple disorders in a lab and clinical setting
  • 1994-1996: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Research Assistant. Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics // Under the supervision of Kenneth Baldwin Ph.D. // Studying the interaction of physical activity and hormonal factors in the regulation of myosin expression, and the use of a variety of animal models in the study of cardiac and skeletal muscle contractile protein gene expressionFirst hand projects involved in:
    • Control of beta-myosin heavy chain expression in systemic hypertension caloric restriction in the rat heart // Am J Physiol. 1995 Oct.
    • Interaction of hypertension and caloric restriction on cardiac mass and isomyosin expression // Am J Physiol. 1995 Jan.
    • Interaction of thyroid hormone and functional overload on skeletal muscle isomyosin expression // J Appl Physiol. 1994 Aug.
    • Effect of chronic energy deprivation on cardiac thyroid hormone receptor and myosin isoform expression // Am J Physiol. 1994 Feb.
  • 1992-1993: University of California, Irvine // International Research Assistant Fellowship in Costa Rica // Department of Ecological/Evolutionary Biology // Studying the effects of deforestation on the local and global environment // Published in: The Orange County Register // Title: Fields of Dreams. Sept. 25, 1994

FDA/IRB Clinical Research Investigator

  • 2010-2012: Clinical Sub-Investigator for FDA approval // Clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injectable facial fillers // Teosyal hyaluronic acid injectable filler // Teoxane Laboratories. Geneva, Switzerland // Clinical research conducted in Newport Beach, CA
  • 2010-2011: Clinical Sub-Investigator for FDA approval // Clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy of Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) // BodyTite Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction. Invasix, Ltd. // Clinical research conducted in Newport Beach, CA

Master Thesis

2001: The Pathophysiology of Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease // Hovsepian R., Santos S. // Chicago Medical School/University Health Sciences // Department of Pathology

Medical Books

  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Cosmetic Medicine and Minimally Invasive Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Editors: Malcolm D. Paul, M.D. // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Adam Rotunda, M.D.
  • Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice //Textbook Editor: Bahman Guyuron, M.D., FACS // Co-Author (Chapter 8): Raffi Hovsepian, M.D.

Book Editorship

  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Cosmetic Medicine and Minimally Invasive Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Editors: Malcolm D. Paul, M.D. // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Adam Rotunda, M.D.

Book Chapter Authorships

  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Cosmetic Medicine and Minimally Invasive Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Chapter: The Interface of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery: Working from the Inside and the Outside // Co-Authors: Mark K. Markarian, M.D. // Raffi V. Hovsepian, M.D.
  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Cosmetic Medicine and Minimally Invasive Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery // Chapter: Dermabrasion // Co-Authors: Eugene K. Kim, M.D. // Raffi V. Hovsepian, M.D.
  • Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice //Textbook Editor: Bahman Guyuron, M.D., FACS // Chapter 8: Flaps // Co-Authors: Michael Budd, M.D. // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Benjamin Basseri, B.S. // Gregory R.D. Evans, M.D., FACS

Educational Videos

  • May 2008: Evolution of Barbed Suture Technology in Aesthetic Surgery: Face, Breast, and Body Contouring // Sponsored by Angiotech // Primary Investigator & Consultant: Malcolm D. Paul, M.D. // Co-Investigators: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., Michael Budd, M.D. // *Presented at The Aesthetic Meeting. Didactic Course #416

Teaching Course & Training Seminar Instructor (International & National)

  • September 2011: Annual University of California Irvine Plastic Surgery Teaching Course // Didactic course in the anatomy and fundamentals of plastic surgery procedures // Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // University of California, Irvine // Irvine, California
  • August 2011: Injectable & Filler Training Seminar: Dysport, Perlane & Restylane // Sponsored by Medicis // Live injectable & filler teaching course // Assistant Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Newport Beach, CA
  • January 2011: Fraxel (Fractionated CO2) Facial Skin Laser Resurfacing // Assistant Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Beverly Hills, CA
  • September 2010: Injectable & Filler Training Seminar: Dysport, Perlane & Restylane // Sponsored by Medicis // Live injectable & filler teaching course // Assistant Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Newport Beach, CA
  • August 2010: Extended SMAS Facelift, Neck Lift, Endoscopic Brow Lift, & Blepharoplasty // Live surgical teaching course // Assistant Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // 29TH Annual Carioca Plastic Surgery Meeting // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • May 2009: Concept and Technique of the Neck Lift // Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Mediterraneo Hospital // Glyfada, Greece
  • May 2009: Dual Plane Breast Augmentation // Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Mediterraneo Hospital // Glyfada, Greece
  • May 2009: Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy // Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Mediterraneo Hospital // Glyfada, Greece
  • May 2009: Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposculpture (RFAL) // Instructor: Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Mediterraneo Hospital // Glyfada, Greece
  • 2009-Current: Assistant Clinical Professor // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-Current: Clinical Instructor: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Resident Training Rotation // Newport Beach, California

Professional & Scientific Presentations (International & National)

  • The Three Point High SMAS Fixation Technique In Face Lifting // Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Malcolm Paul M.D., Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // 2nd International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Kos, Greece. September 2011
  • How Safe Is BOTOX? // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // 8 TH Annual AAMSC // Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2010
  • The Next Generation of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Orange, California. July 2010
  • Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) as a New Treatment Modality in Body Contouring // Chalfoun C, Hovsepian R, Kim E, Paul M. // American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) // Anaheim, California. January 2010
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An International Survey of Current Treatments and Future Perspectives // Michael P. Lin M.D., Thomas Scholz M.D., Peter Lin M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Alisa Krichevsky B.S, Andrew Sumarto B.S., Daniel Jaffurs M.D., Garrett A. Wirth M.D., Keyianoosh Paydar M.D., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S. // 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Lake Tahoe, California. May 2009
  • Panfacial Rejuvenation // Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Vaselious Kretsis M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // 1st International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Mykonos, Greece. May 2009
  • Midface Lift With Quill Sutures // Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Vaselious Kretsis M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // 1st International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Mykonos, Greece. May 2009
  • Lateral Brow Lift and Transpalpebral Corrugator Muscle Resection // Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Patrick Murphy M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // 1st International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Mykonos, Greece. May 2009
  • Rhinoplasty: Basic Analysis & Redefining Nasal Tip Projection Techniques (Non-destructive) // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Orange, California. January 2009
  • The Risk of Infection with the use of Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion Pain Pumps // Mark K. Markarian M.D., MSPH, Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., M.S., Melissa M. Smith M.D., Amber Degelia, Malcolm D. Paul M.D., F.A.C.S., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S., Garrett A. Wirth M.D. // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, California. June 2008
  • Merkel Cell (Neuro-endocrine) Carcinoma of the Skin: A Rare, Aggressive, Cutaneous Malignancy // Mark K. Markarian M.D., MSPH, Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., M.S., Melissa M. Smith M.D., Amber Degelia, Malcolm D. Paul M.D., F.A.C.S., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S., Garrett A. Wirth M.D. // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, California. June 2008
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid: A Useful Treatment for HIV Anti-Retroviral Therapy Induced Facial Lipoatrophy // M.M. Smith MD, C.T. Chalfoun MD, R.V. Hovsepian MD, M.P. Lin MD, G.R.D. Evans MD // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, California. June 2008
  • What is the current role of electromagnetic devices, arnica montana, oxygen therapy, cooling devices, etc. in minimizing post-op facelift morbidity? Is there any scientific proof behind the techniques and products? // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Orange, California. May 2008
  • The Care, Management, and Surgical Treatment of Lobular Capillary Hemangiomas // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Guest lecturer at Long Beach Memorial Hospital Wound Healing Center // Long Beach, California. February 2008
  • Reduction Mammaplasty // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Orange, California. November 2007
  • The Challenges of Hand Surgery // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Orange, California. June 2007
  • Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysm Following Radial Forearm Free Tissue Transfer // Hovsepian, R, Echo A, Zamboni W // 57th California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting // San Francisco, California. May 2007
  • Strategies for Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin // Benjamin J. Cousins M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Patrick Murphy M.D., Daniel Kirgan M.D. // 59th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // Rancho Mirage, California. March 2007 // Awarded: “Distinction in Presentation.”
  • The Evolution of Transplantation in Surgical Hair Restoration // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Kaiser Permanente Plastic Surgery Meeting (Southern California Chapter) // Bellflower, California. March 2007
  • The Evaluation and Management of Facial Fractures // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute // University of California, Irvine School of Medicine // Orange, California. August 2006
  • Gallbladder Carcinoma: Staging and Surgical Intervention // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // University Medical Center (UMC) // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Las Vegas, Nevada. June 2006
  • Small Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature // Hsuing R, Hovsepian R, Lau J. // 58th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // Kauai, Hawaii. April 2006
  • Perforated Intestinal Zygomycosis: An Unusual Complication Following Renal Transplantation and Immunosuppression // Echo A, Hovsepian R, Shen G. //57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // San Antonio, Texas. April 2005
  • Repair of Full Thickness Oral, Pharyngeal and Tracheal Defects with Acellular Dermis in Head and Neck Surgery // Wang R, Hovsepian R, Tsuda S. // Western Section of the Triological Society, INC. 108th Annual Meeting // Las Vegas, Nevada. February 2005
  • Chondrosarcoma of the Cervical Trachea // Hovsepian R, Tsuda S, Wang R. // 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer // Washington, DC. August 2004
  • Massive Neck Metastasis from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma // Hovsepian R, Murphy P, Wang R. // 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer // Washington, DC. August 2004
  • Correction of Base Deficits in Deceased Organ Donors Facilitates Fluid Management and Improves Immediate Renal Allograft Function // Shen G, Recicar J, Hovsepian R, Salisbury P, Niles P. // The American Transplant Congress // Boston, Massachusetts. May 2004
  • Whole Organ Pancreas Recovery Using Ultrasonically Activated Shears // Hedges J, Hovsepian R, Niles P, Shen G. // International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Congress // Dublin, Ireland. July 2003
  • Superior Outcome of Arteriovenous Grafts for Hemodialysis- A Single Center Experience // Hovsepian R, Jones S, Shen G. // 55th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // Tucson, Arizona. April 2003
  • Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Surgical Intervention // Raffi Hovsepian, M.D. // University Medical Center (UMC) // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas // Las Vegas, Nevada. January 2002

Published Abstracts

  • The Three Point High SMAS Fixation Technique In Face Lifting // Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Malcolm Paul M.D., Raffi Hovsepian M.D. // 2nd International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Kos, Greece. September 2011
  • Chalfoun C, Hovsepian R, Kim E, Paul M. // Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) as a New Treatment Modality in Body Contouring // American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) // Anaheim, CA. January 2010
  • Michael P. Lin M.D., Thomas Scholz M.D., Peter Lin M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Alisa Krichevsky B.S, Andrew Sumarto B.S., Daniel Jaffurs M.D., Garrett A. Wirth M.D., Keyianoosh Paydar M.D., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S. // Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An International Survey of Current Treatments and Future Perspectives // 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Lake Tahoe, CA. May 2009
  • Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Patrick Murphy M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // Lateral Brow Lift and Transpalpebral Corrugator Muscle Resection // 1st International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Mykonos, Greece. May 2009
  • Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Vaselious Kretsis M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // Panfacial Rejuvenation // 1st International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Mykonos, Greece. May 2009
  • Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Vaselious Kretsis M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D. // Midface Lift With Quill Sutures // 1st International Meeting on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery // Mykonos, Greece. May 2009
  • Mark K. Markarian M.D., MSPH, Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., M.S., Melissa M. Smith M.D., Amber Degelia, Malcolm D. Paul M.D., F.A.C.S., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S., Garrett A. Wirth M.D. // The Risk of Infection with the use of Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion Pain Pumps // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, CA. June 2008
  • Mark K. Markarian M.D., MSPH, Melissa M. Smith M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., M.S., Amber Degelia, Malcolm D. Paul M.D., F.A.C.S., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S., Garrett A. Wirth M.D. // Abdominal Seroma Formation with the use of Continuous Infusion Local Anesthetic Pain Pumps // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, CA. June 2008
  • M.M. Smith M.D., C.T. Chalfoun M.D., R.V. Hovsepian M.D., M.P. Lin M.D., G.R.D. Evans M.D. // Poly-L-Lactic Acid: A Useful Treatment for HIV Anti-Retroviral Therapy Induced Facial Lipoatrophy // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, CA. June 2008
  • Mark K. Markarian M.D., MSPH, Benjamin Cousins M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., M.S., Patrick Murphy M.D., Tigran Khachatryan, Daniel Kirgan M.D. // Merkel Cell (Neuro-endocrine) Carcinoma of the Skin: A Rare, Aggressive, Cutaneous Malignancy // 58th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // Dana Point, CA. June 2008
  • Hovsepian R, Echo A, Zamboni W. // Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysm Following Radial Forearm Free Tissue Transfer // 57th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. // San Francisco, CA. May 2007
  • Benjamin J. Cousins M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Patrick Murphy M.D., Daniel Kirgan M.D. // Evolving Strategies for Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin // Southwestern Surgical Congress 59th Annual Meeting // Rancho Mirage, CA. March 2007 // Awarded: “Distinction in Paper Presentation.”
  • Hsuing R, Hovsepian R, Lau J. // Small Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature // Southwestern Surgical Congress 58th Annual Meeting // Kauai, HI. April 2006
  • Wang R, Hovsepian R, Tsuda S. // Repair of Full Thickness Oral, Pharyngeal and Tracheal Defects with Acellular Dermis in Head and Neck Surgery // Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. // The Triological Society 108th Annual Meeting // Boca Raton, FL. May 2005
  • Wang R, Hovsepian R, Tsuda S. // Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma // Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. // The Triological Society 108th Annual Meeting // Boca Raton, FL. May 2005
  • Echo A, Hovsepian R, Shen G. // Perforated Intestinal Zygomycosis: An Unusual Complication Following Renal Transplantation and Immunosuppression // Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // El Paso, TX. April 2005
  • Echo A, Hovsepian R, Shen G. // Intestinal Zygomycosis Following Renal Transplantation- An Unusual Complication of Sirolimus Based Immunosuppresion // Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Immunosuppression // San Diego, CA. December 2004
  • Hovsepian R, Tsuda S, Wang R. // Chondrosarcoma of the Cervical Trachea // Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer // American Head and Neck Society // Washington, DC. August 2004
  • Hovsepian R, Tsuda S, Wang R. // Massive Neck Metastasis from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma // Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer // American Head and Neck Society // Washington, DC. August 2004
  • Shen G, Recicar J, Hovsepian R, Salisbury P, Niles P. // Correction of Base Deficits in Deceased Organ Donors Facilitates Fluid Management and Improves Immediate Renal Allograft Function // Proceedings of the American Transplant Congress // Boston, MA. May 2004
  • Shen G, Recicar J, Hovsepian R, Salisbury P, Niles P. // Use of Ultrasonically Activated Shears Facilitates Whole Organ Pancreas Recovery // Proceedings of the Congress of International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association // Dublin, Ireland. July 2003
  • Hovsepian R, Jones S, Shen G. // Superior Outcome of Arteriovenous Grafts for Hemodialysis- A Single Center Experience // Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // Tucson, AZ. April 2003
  • Hovsepian R, Jones S, Shen G. // Intraluminal Placement of Polytetrafluoroethylene to Stent Outflow Tract May Prevent Myointimal Hyperplasia in Ateriovenous Graft for Hemodialysis // Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress // Tucson, AZ. April 2003

Published Original Journals

  • Malcolm D. Paul M.D., FACS, Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Sejal M. Patel M.D. // Extended High SMAS Face and Neck Lift with Three Point Fixation // Aesthetic Surgery Journal: Submitted for publication, 2012
  • Patrick Murphy M.D., Anathasios Anathasiou M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., Malcolm D. Paul M.D., FACS. // The History of Neck Lift // Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Submitted for publication, 2012
  • Melissa M. Smith M.D., Michael P. Lin M.D., Raffi V. Hovsepian M.D., M.S., David Wood M.D., F.A.C.S., Trung Nguyen M.D., Gregory R.D. Evans M.D., F.A.C.S., Garrett A. Wirth M.D., F.A.C.S. // Postoperative Seroma Formation After Abdominoplasty with Placement of Continuous Infusion Local Anesthetic Pain Pump // The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery // Winter 2009, Volume 17 Issue 4: p 127-129
  • Raffi V. Hovsepian MD, MS, Melissa M. Smith MD, Mark K. Markarian MD, MSPH, Kyan Sahba, Malcolm D. Paul MD, FACS, Gregory R.D. Evans MD, FACS, Garrett A. Wirth MD. // Infection Risk from the use of Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion Pain pumps in Reconstructive Abdominal Procedures // Annals of Plastic Surgery // Volume 62(3) March 2009, p 237-239
  • Smith, Melissa M. M.D., Hovsepian, Raffi V. M.D., M.S., Markarian, Mark K. M.D., M.S.P.H., Degelia, Amber L. B.S., Paul, Malcolm D. M.D., Evans, Gregory R. D. M.D., Wirth, Garrett A. M.D. // Continuous-Infusion Local Anesthetic Pain Pump Use and Seroma Formation with Abdominal // Procedures: Is There a Correlation? // Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery // Volume 122(5) November 2008, p 1425-1430
  • Baynosa, Richard C. M.D., Echo, Anthony M.D., Hovsepian, Raffi V. M.D., Zamboni, William A. M.D. // Iatrogenic Pseudoaneursym Following Reverse Radial Forearm Free Tissue Transfer // Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery // Volume 23(6) August 2007, p 335-337
  • Mark K. Markarian MD, MSPH, Raffi V. Hovsepian MD, Shawn T. Tsuda MD, Robert C. Wang MD. // Chondrosarcoma of the Cervical Trachea; A Case Report // Annals of Thoracic Surgery // October 2007
  • Hedges, Jason C.; Hovsepian, Raffi V.; Shen, Gary K.; Niles, Patricia A. // Whole Organ Pancreas Recovery Using Ultrasonically Activated Shears // Transplantation // Volume 79(6) March 2005, p 735
  • Echo A, Hovsepian RV, Shen GK. // Localized Cecal Zygomycosis Following Renal Transplantation // Transplantation Infectious Disease // Volume 7(2) June 2005, p 68-70
  • Shen GK, Recicar JF, Hovsepian RV, Salisbury JA, Niles PA. // Correction of Base Deficits in Deceased Organ Donors: Effects on Immediate Renal Allograft Function // Transplant Proceedings // Volume 36(9) November 2004, p 2559-61

Personal Interest

  • Traveling: Dr. Hovsepian has had the opportunity to travel over 50 countries in his lifetime. Furthermore, he has also been fortunate to reside in multiple countries. He currently enjoys traveling internationally, interacting with medical professionals, exchanging medical information, and teaching operative techniques.

Affiliates

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Diplomate

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Diplomate

European Board of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

European Board of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Diplomate

American Board of Medical Specialties

American Board of Medical Specialties

Diplomate

American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Fellow

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member

International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Member

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Member