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Physician Assistant

Otolaryngology Los Angeles, California

The USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology is seeking a highly qualified Physician Assistant to join our Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery care team. This position will work with and report to Dr. Alexander Markarian, a board certified Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgeon.

The facial plastic and reconstructive surgery program at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles is staffed with leaders in facial reconstruction, facial paralysis treatment and aesthetic procedures for the face. Our experts help patients achieve a higher quality of life following facial trauma, certain types of skin cancer and facial nerve paralysis. In addition to complex reconstructive surgeries, the program offers a full range of cosmetic procedures, such as eyelid rejuvenation, forehead lift, chin surgery, ear surgery, nose reshaping, facelift and facial wrinkle treatments.

Renown for our expertise across the full range of procedures for the face and neck, our experts are leaders in reconstructive surgery for treating conditions such as facial paralysis or disfigurement. Patients with weakened or paralyzed faces have access to the entire spectrum of nonsurgical and surgical treatments available, including the extended midface lift and reinnervation surgery, which involves borrowing nerve input from another part of the face or body and plugging it in to start the process of reanimation.

Our team also has extensive expertise in Mohs reconstruction, in which we pair with Keck Medicine of USC dermatology experts in the treatment of skin cancers. Following the resection of the cancer, we are able to reconstruct an area of the face, including a patient’s nose, eyelid or ear.

We offer a patient-centered model of care and deliver treatments with the highest level of compassion. The program is focused on treating patients and critically examining their results.

As pioneers in the field, our surgeons developed the extended midface lift, which has directly improved outcomes for our patients by restoring basic functions such as breathing normally, keeping food in the mouth or shutting the eyes.

Our procedures follow a multi-disciplinary approach, as we work closely with dermatologists, neurologists, physical therapists and speech therapists. Our specialists strive to schedule appointments on the same days our patients may be seeing other practitioners on our Keck Medical Center campus in order to make visits convenient for patients, including those who may be traveling to see us.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience: 1 year; Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise: Current California license for Physician Assistant and National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). Directly related experience in field.


REQ20044391 Posted Date: 05/16/2017 - Thru date - 1/31/2018

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