Artur Fahradyan, MD

Attending Physician
Clinical Interests

Craniofacial Surgery


Medical School

Yerevan State Medical University


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, General Surgery


LAC+USC Medical Center, University of Southern California, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery



The Medical Board of California


American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 
American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons 
American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons 
The Berne Society of Surgeons

Medical Awards

The Warren Louis Garner, MD Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarly Activity in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California, 2022
The Junior Investigator Best Clinical Paper Award, ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018 
The 2018 ASMS Best Paper Award in the Clinical Category



McCullough, M., Roubard, M., Wolfswinkel, E.M., Fahradyan, A. and Magee, W. Ectropion in Facial Tissue Expansion in the Pediatric Population. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Mar;78(3):280-283. 

Hammoudeh, J.A, Imahiyerobo, T., Liang, F., Fahradyan, A., Urbinelli, L., Lau, J., Matar, M., Magee, W. and Urata, M.M. Early Cleft Lip Repair Revisited. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Jun 26;5(6):e1340.

Hammoudeh, J.A., Fahradyan, A., Gould, D.J., Liang, F., Imahiyerobo, T., Urbinelli, L., Nguyen, J., Magee, W., Yen, S. and Urata, M.M. A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 with a Demineralized Bone Matrix versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafts in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Aug;140(2):318e-325e.

Fahradyan A, Howell A, Wolfswinkel E, Tsuha M, Sheth P, Wong A. Updates on the Management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC). Healthcare (Basel). 2017 Nov 1;5(4).

Wolfswinkel E, Howell L, Fahradyan A, Azadgoli B, McComb J, Urata M. Is Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Care Necessary following Cranial Vault Remodeling for Sagittal Synostosis? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Dec;140(6):1235-1239. 

Fahradyan A, Wolfswinkel E, Clarke N, Park S, Tsuha M, Mark M, Hammoudeh J, Yamashita D. Impact of the Distance of Maxillary Advancement on Horizontal Relapse After Orthognathic Surgery. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 Apr;55(4):546-553.

Fahradyan, A., El-Sabawi, B. and Patel, K.M. Understanding Patient Expectations of Lymphedema Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun;141(6):1550-1557.

Fahradyan A, Ohanisian L, Tsuha M, Park M, Hammoudeh J. An Unusual Complication of Bone Wax Utilization. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jun;29(4):976-979. 

Azadgoli, B., Fahradyan, A., Wolfswinkel, E.M., Tsuha, M., Magee, M., Hammoudeh, J.A., Urata, M.M. and Howell, L.K. External Port Tissue Expansion in the Pediatric Population. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun;141(6):883e-890e.

Fahradyan, A., Galdyn, I., Azadgoli, B., Tsuha, M., Urata, M.M. and Francis, S.H. To Admit or Not to Admit? - That is the Cleft Lip Question: Confirming the Safety of Outpatient Cleft Lip Repair. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul;142(1):159-168.

Hammoudeh J, Fahradyan A, Brady C, Tsuha M, Azadgoli B, Ward S, Urata M. Predictors of Failure in Infant Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Sep;76(9):1955-1965.

Fahradyan, A., Tsuha, M., Wolfswinkel, E., Mitchell, K., Hammoudeh, J., Magee, W. The Optimal Timing of Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting: A Literature Review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Apr;77(4):843-849.

Fahradyan A, Odono L, Hammoudeh JA, Howell LK. Ameloblastic Carcinoma In Situ. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Jan;56(1):94-100.

Fahradyan, A., Wolfswinkel, E.M., Tsuha, M., Reinisch, J., Magee, W., Hammoudeh, J.A., Urata, M.M. and Howell, L.K. The Management of Cosmetically Challenging Facial Congenital Melanocytic Nevi. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2019 May;82(5S Suppl 4):S306-S309.

Fahradyan, A., Azadgoli, B., Urata, M.M. and Francis, S.H. A Single Lab Test to Aid Pierre Robin Sequence Severity Diagnosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Mar;56(3):298-306.

Wolfswinkel, E.M., Fahradyan, A., Tsuha, M., Goel, P., Starnes-Roubaud, M., Howell, L.K., Hammoudeh, J., Urata, M.M. and Magee, W. 3rd. Less is More in Congenital and Pediatric Nasal Lesions. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Sep;30(6):1777-1779.

Goel, P., Wolfswinkel, E.M., Fahradyan, A., Tsuha, M., Hough, M., Magee, W. 3rd, Hammoudeh, J. A., Urata, M. M. and Howell, L.K. Sebaceous Nevus of the Scalp. Sebaceous Nevus of the Scalp. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Jan/Feb;31(1):257-260.

Goel, P., Munabi, N.C.O., Nagengast, E.S., Williams, M.S., Fahradyan, A. and Urata, M.M. The Monobloc Distraction with Facial Bipartition: Outcomes of Simultaneous Multidimensional Facial Movement Compared to Monobloc Distraction and Facial Bipartition alone. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 May;84(5S Suppl 4)

Munabi NCO, Williams M, Nagengast ES, Fahradyan A, Goel P, Gould DJ, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. Outcomes of Intracranial Versus Subcranial Approaches to the Frontofacial Skeleton. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Sep;78(9):1609-1616

Hammoudeh, J.A., * Goel, P., * Wolfswinkel, E.M., Fahradyan, A., Vartanian, E., Garg, R., Khansa, I. and Urata, M.M. Simultaneous midface advancement and orthognathic surgery: A powerful technique for managing midface hypoplasia and malocclusion. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;145(6):1067e‐1072e. 

Azadgoli B, Munabi NCO, Fahradyan A, Auslander A, McCullough M, Aflatooni N, Davidson Ward SL, Kumar SR, Sanchez-Lara PA, Swanson J, Magee WP 3rd. Congenital Heart Disease in Patients With Cleft Lip/Palate and Its Impact on Cleft Management. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2020 Aug;57(8):957-966

Fahradyan A, Goel P, Williams M, Liu A, Gould DG, Urata MM. Temporal Fat Grafting in Children With Craniofacial Anomalies. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 Nov;85(5):505-510.

Wlodarczyk JR, Wolfswinkel EM, Fahradyan A, Rhee C, Liu A, Gibreel W, Magee W 3rd, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. Nasoalveolar Molding: Assessing the Burden of Care. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Nov 6

Goel P, Fahradyan A, Wolfswinkel EM, Jacob L, Yen SL, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. Is Le Fort I Distraction Enough to Treat Severe Midface Hypoplasia? J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Jan 14

Koempel J, Osterbauer B, Badash I, Goel P, Fahradyan A, Zhang Z, Hammoudeh J. Exceptionally early tympanostomy tube placement in pediatric patients with cleft lip and palate. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Jun;145:110744.

Fahradyan, A, Daneshgaran, G, Hoffman, T.L, Wexler, A, Francis, S.H. Challenging the Norm: Is Routine Use of Cranial CT in Evaluation of Craniosynostosis Necessary? Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Publish Ahead of Print. J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Oct 1;32(7):2496-2499.

Jacob L, Fahradyan A, Paulson P, Wlodarczyk JR, Wolfswinkel EM, Jimenez C, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. Orthognathic Surgery Rate in Cleft Care. J Craniofac Surg. 2022 Jan-Feb 01;33(1):87-92.

Huang S, Fahradyan A, Ahearn A, Kaur N, Sher L, Genyk Y, Emamaullee J, Patel K, Carey JN. Arterial Anastomosis Using Microsurgical Techniques in Adult Live Donor Liver Transplant: A Focus on Technique and Outcomes at a Single Institution. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2022 Jun 28. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35764300.

Kondra K, Wlodarczyk J, Stanton E, Fahradyan A, Francis S. Coexisting Occult Congenital Anomalies: Case Presentation & Literature Review of a Vascular Ring in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. FACE: Journal of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. July 30, 2022.

Fahradyan A, Liu A, Taylor L, Jones V, Li Wai-Yee. Short Stay Management of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Using Immediate Local Thoracoabdominal Advancement Flap and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol. Annals of Plastic Surgery: May 2022 - Volume 88 - Issue 4 - p S366-S373.

Wlodarczyk JR, Wolfswinkel EM, Liu A, Fahradyan A, Goel P, Magee Iii W, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. Early cleft lip repair: Demonstrating efficacy in the first 100 patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Aug 24. Epub ahead of print.