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Meet Dr. Rami K. Batniji - Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Rami BatnijiSpecialist Facial Rejuvenation
As the son of an Otolaryngologist, Dr. Rami K. Batniji was exposed to a career in medicine at a very young age. While at Williams College, Dr. Batniji completed his premedical courses but also used his time in college to major in History and study other areas of interest, such as Art History, and play baseball at the collegiate level. During medical school and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery residency, Dr. Batniji was drawn to facial plastic surgery because it is such meticulous work and requires careful attention to detail. It’s the perfect blend of his childhood passions for science and art. In terms of a career choice, facial plastic surgery enables him to help individuals ‘reconstruct’ areas of their face that have been affected by trauma or serious illness as well as provide options for people who would like to make aesthetic changes for more personal reasons (e.g. corrective surgery, youthful look).

Dr. Batniji is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology. He limits his practice exclusively to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The most common surgical procedures Dr. Batniji performs include rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelift, necklift, and blepharoplasty. As well, he performs reconstructive surgery, including skin cancer reconstruction, laceration repairs, and facial fracture repairs.

Dr. Batniji remains active with his professional society, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), serving as CME Chairman. He was selected by the President of the AAFPRS to revamp the curriculum and requirements of the AAFPRS fellowship programs. Additionally, he directs several meetings, including the Facial Rejuvenation meeting of the AAFPRS to be held in Beverly Hills in March 2016. He has lectured on several topics in facial plastic surgery, both nationally (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, New York) and internationally (England, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and Switzerland). He serves on advisory boards and as consultant to various medical device and pharmaceutical companies. One of Dr. Batniji’s greatest professional and personal experiences has been the opportunity to work with and, occasionally operate with, his father, Dr. Kamal Batniji. For example, Dr. Rami Batniji performs a facelift-type incision for Dr. Kamal Batniji’s parotid cancer patients, thus minimizing the potential defect and scars that result from parotidectomy.

Medical Licensure

FLORIDA
May 4, 2005
  • License #ME93147
NEVADA
January 3, 2005
  • License #11283
CALIFORNIA
November 10, 2004
  • License #A89307
INDIANA
October 21, 2004
  • License #01059895A
ARIZONA
June 23, 2004
  • License #32967
NEW YORK
May 7, 2004
  • License #232271

Appointments and Affiliations

HOAG OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER
2007 – 2009
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Member of Advisory Committee
HOAG MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
2006 – Present
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Department of Plastic Surgery
NEWPORT BEACH SURGERY CENTER
2006 – Present
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Department of Plastic Surgery
HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
2006 – Present
  • Hollywood, CA
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
GARFIELD MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL
2006 – Present
  • Monterrey Park, CA
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
2007 – 2009
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL
2007 – 2008
  • Orange, CA
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
2005 – 2006
  • Clinical Lecturer
ST VINCENT INDIANAPOLIS HOSPITAL
2005 – 2006
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
ST VINCENT CARMEL HOSPITAL
2005 – 2006
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
MERIDIAN PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER
2005 – 2006
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
CLARIAN NORTH MEDICAL CENTER
2005 – 2006
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
2005 – 2006
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Leadership/Committee Positions

AAFPRS FACIAL REJUVENATION 2016: MASTER THE TECHNIQUES
March 2016
  • Co-director
  • Multidisciplinary meeting in facial rejuvenation to be held in Beverly Hills, California
  • Responsibilities include organizing program, inviting faculty, and coordinating live surgery sessions
FOURTH BIENNIAL FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY UPDATE
January 2016
  • Co-director
  • Multidisciplinary meeting in facial rejuvenation to be held in Barbados
  • Meeting endorsed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
ANNALS OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY
October 2015 – Present
  • Peer reviewer for submitted manuscripts that focus on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
ADVISORY BOARD FOR ALLERGAN
July 2015
  • Member
  • Lectured to 120 top core specialists regarding facial rejuvenation techniques using Allergan portfolio of product
KYBELLA EDUCATIONAL CONGRESS
June 2015
  • Member
  • Educate and train other physicians on the use of Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injection for dissolving submental fat
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY WINTER MEETING
January 2015
  • Co-director
  • Multidisciplinary meeting in facial rejuvenation held in Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Meeting endorsed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
CME COMMITTEE OF THE AAFPRS
2014 – Present
  • Chairman
  • Committee is charged with responsibility of approving and endorsing meetings and content for CME credit
  • Nominated by the AAFPRS President
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2014 – Present
  • Member, LEARN Committee
  • Involved in creating curriculum for continuing medical education credit in facial plastic surgery
AAFPRS FELLOWSHIP IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE
2014 – Present
  • Selected to join this task force by the AAFPRS President
  • Task force is charged with responsibility of improving fellowship program requirements for the AAFPRS
  • Part of the team that wrote new requirements, including milestones, for the AAFPRS fellowship programs
ADVISORY BOARD FOR ALLERGAN
October 2014
  • Member
  • Developed training program for physicians who perform Botox injections for migraine treatment
THIRD BIENNIAL FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY UPDATE
March 2014
  • Co-director
  • Meeting endorsed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Paradise Island, Bahamas
ADVISORY BOARD FOR ALLERGAN
August 2013
  • Member
  • Juvederm Voluma
ADVISORY BOARD FOR ALLERGAN
June 2013
  • Member
  • Juvederm Voluma
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY WINTER MEETING
January 2013
  • Co-director
  • Meeting held in Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Meeting endorsed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
ADVISORY BOARD FOR BIOPHOTAS
2012 – Present
  • Member
  • LED technology for facial rejuvenation and wound healing
ALLERGAN MEDICAL FACIAL AESTHETICS
2012 – Present
  • Speaker for products, including Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse
  • Injection trainer of other physicians for products within Allergan portfolio including Botox and Juvederm
THE LARYNGOSCOPE
2012 – Present
Peer reviewer for submitted manuscripts that focus on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
ADVISORY BOARD FOR ALLERGAN
2012
  • Member
  • Juvederm
ADVISORY BOARD FOR MENTOR/JOHNSON & JOHNSON
2010 – 2011
  • Member
  • PDS Flexible Plate product for rhinoplasty and septoplasty
WILLIAMS COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
2009 – Present
  • Associate Class Agent
FORUM FOR ALLERGAN CLINICAL TRIALS
2009
  • Member
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY
2009 – Present
  • Board of Governors
ORANGE COUNTY SOCIETY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY
2006 – Present
  • Board of Directors
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2008 – 2011
  • Member, Emerging Trends and Technologies Committee
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2008 – 2011
  • Member, CME Committee
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2008 – 2011
  • Member, Exhibit Advisory Committee
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2006-2011
  • Member, Public Information Committee
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2006 – 2009
  • Member, Face to Face Committee
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2006 – 2008
  • Member, Young Physicians Committee
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2006 – 2008
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on International Outreach
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2006 – 2008
  • Member, Membership/Residency Relations Committee

Memberships

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
2009
  • Fellow
THE 552 CLUB OF HOAG MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
2007
  • Member
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GERIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY
2007
  • Member
NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2007
  • Member
ORANGE COUNTY SOCIETY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY
2006
  • Member
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SOCIETY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY
2006
  • Member
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2006
  • Member
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2006
  • Member
ORANGE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2006
  • Member
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2005 – 2008
  • Member
INDIANA STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
2005 – 2006
  • Member
INDIANAPOLIS MEDICAL SOCIETY
2005 – 2006
  • Member
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
2003
  • Fellow
AMERICAN RHINOLOGIC SOCIETY
2001
  • Member
THE TRIOLOGIC SOCIETY
2001 – 2009
  • Member
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
2001
  • Member

Research

MYOSCIENCE
Redwood City, California
  • Consultant February
2012 – 2013
  • Researching cryotherapy and its effects on the frontal branch of the facial nerve
BIEN AIR SURGERY
Bienne, Switzerland
  • Consultant
January 2012 – Present
  • Developing techniques in powered instrumentation during rhinoplasty
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Steven M. Parnes, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of Otolaryngology
2005
  • Described novel technique for endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach to pituitary lesions
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE AND INTERSCIENCE INC.
Albany, New York
  • Steven M. Parnes, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of Otolaryngology
August 2003 – 2005
  • Participated in the development of a 360 degree sinuscope with integrated forward view
WILLIAMS CENTER FOR FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Latham, New York
  • Edwin F. Williams III, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology
November 2003 – May 2004
  • Studied the effect of roxecoxib on postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting in surgery center setting
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Steven M. Parnes, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of Otolaryngology
March 2002 – March 2003
  • Researched the effect of adenotonsillectomy on nocturnal enuresis in children with obstructive sleep apnea
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Steven M. Parnes, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of Otolaryngology
January 2002 – May 2002
  • Studied the effect of botulinum toxin injection for spasmodic dysphonia using voice handicap index
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Edwin F. Williams III, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology
January 1999 – June 1999
  • Studied tissue response to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene and silicone soft-tissue implants in a rabbit model
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Los Angeles, California
  • Gerald S. Berke, M.D., Professor and Chief, Head and Neck Surgery
June 1998 – August 1998
  • Researched orthotopic laryngeal transplantation in the UCLA laryngeal laboratory. Performed orthotopic laryngeal transplants in a canine model; achieved abductor function of the transplanted larynx 6 weeks post-operatively.
  • Using electromyography in the canine model, studied reinnervation and subsequent muscle function following transection and reanastomosis of the superior and recurrent laryngeal nerves
  • Assisted in the computer generated development of stroboscopic images of phonating canine vocal cords in the coronal section from fluoroscopically acquired images.
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Anthony T. Cacace, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology.
August 1997 – May 1998
  • Analyzed auditory evoked potentials (AEP) on the lateral surface of the temporal lobe with the Laplacian derivative; showed the Laplacian method delineates T-complex activity that is typically obscured in standard AEP recordings.
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Anthony T. Cacace, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology.
October 1997 – April 1998
  • Researched the clinical applications of distortion product otoacoustic emissions in sudden sensorinueral hearing loss.
ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, New York
  • Joseph R. Steiniger, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology.
October 1996 – October 1997
  • Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, demonstrated that the presence of biochemical markers in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) is effective in differentiating normal from SCCA tissue in a noninvasive manner.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Los Angeles, California
  • Gary Gitnick, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Chief of Division of Digestive Diseases.
September 1995 – June 1996
  • Developed a bioartificial extracorporeal liver support device; using a hepatocyte hemoperfusion bioreactor design, demonstrated that microencapsulated hepatocytes placed in an extracorporeal chamber can provide essential liver function in animal models with fulminant hepatic failure.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, California
  • Donald L. Durden, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Summer 1994
  • Investigated signal transduction of the FcyRI receptor; showed hck, a nonreceptor protein kinase, associates with vav, a proto-oncogene, after cross-linking the FcyRI receptor.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Los Angeles, California
  • Donald L. Durden, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Summer 1993
  • Researched signal transduction of the NGF (trk A) receptor in neuroblastoma cell lines.

Publications

  • Batniji RK. Complications/Sequelae of Neck Rejuvenation. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am. 2014;22(2):317-320.
  • Batniji RK, Perkins SW. Anatomy, Analysis, and the Rhinoplasty Consultation. In: Thomas Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery: Rhinoplasty,1st ed. PMPH-USA. 2012.
  • Batniji RK, Perkins SW. Tip Rhinoplasty. In: Thomas Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery: Rhinoplasty, 1st ed. PMPH-USA. 2012.
  • Batniji RK, Perkins SW. Post Traumatic Nasal Deformity and Nasal Fracture Management. In: Thomas Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery: Rhinoplasty, 1st ed. PMPH-USA. 2012.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Blepharoplasty, In: Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, 1st ed. Springer. 2009.
  • Batniji RK, Batniji KA. Repair of Acute Nasal Fracture, In: Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction, 1st ed. Elsevier. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Blepharoplasty, In: Textbook of Otorhinolaryngology, 2nd ed. Editorial Medica Panamericana. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Blepharoplasty, In: Facial Plastic Surgery, 1st ed. Springer. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Tip Rhinoplasty, In: Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery, 1st ed. Elsevier. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Necklift, In: Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery, 1st ed. Elsevier. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Trichophytic endoscopic forehead-lifting in high hairline patients. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am. 2006;14(3):185-193.
  • Batniji RK, Parnes SM. Facial Reanimation, In: Bailey’s Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology, 4th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
  • Firoozi F, Batniji R, Aslan AR, Longhurst PA, Kogan BA. Resolution of diurnal incontinence and nocturnal enuresis after adenotonsillectomy in children. J Urol. 2006;175(5):1885-1888.
  • Batniji RK, Butehorn HF, Cevera JJ, Gavin JP, Seymour PE, Parnes SM. Supraglottic myxedema presenting as acute upper airway obstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;134(2):348-350
  • Batniji RK. Surgical management of acute sphenoid sinusitis. EMedicine. 2006.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK. Rejuvenation of the lower eyelid complex. Facial Plast Surg. 2005;21:279-285.
  • Perkins SW, Batniji RK, Chand M. Malar and submalar implants. EMedicine. 2005.
  • Batniji RK, Buckingham ED, Williams EF. An aesthetic approach to facial hemangiomas. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2005;7:301-306.
  • Batniji RK, Williams EF. Effects of subperiosteal midfacial elevation via an endoscopic brow-lift incision on lower facial rejuvenation. Facial Plast Surg. 2005;21(1):33-37.
  • Batniji RK, Falk AN. Update on botulinum toxin use in facial plastic and head and neck surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;12:317-322.
  • Batniji RK, Hutchison JL, Dahiya R, Lam SL., Williams EF. Tissue response to expanded polytetrafluroethelyene and silicone soft-tissue implants in a rabbit model. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4:111-113.
  • Lee SL, Lee CY, Batniji RK, Silver S. Unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with ipsilateral parapharyngeal space involvement. ENT Journal 2007;86(12):754-755.

Related Experience

DAMASCUS HOSPITAL
Damascus, Syria
Surgical Mission
April 2005 & June 2003
  • Participated in cochlear implant surgery for children with profound sensorinueral hearing loss
ALFIGEN – THE GENETICS INSTITUTE
Pasadena, California
College Internship
January 1993
  • Omar S. Alfi, M.D., Director
  • Performed karyotypes of fetal chromosomes from amniotic fluid; analyzed karyotypes for possible genetic disorders

Extracurricular Activities

  • Co-President, Albany Medical College Intramural Softball League Organized teams and schedule for fall and spring seasons.
1997 – 1998
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Certified in Los Angeles County
July 1996
  • Science Assistant, Williamstown Elementary School Chosen by faculty of Williams College Biology Department.
    Grant funded by the Howard Hughes Outreach Program. Created and taught sixth grade science curriculum.
1994
  • Outdoor activities including golfing, downhill skiing, and playing basketball.

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