In her youth, Dr. Nazarian was accepted by Harvard-Westlake for middle and high school, where she honed her academic and artistic skills. During this time, she was awarded a Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel where she received 6 weeks of leadership training. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in economics with a premedical concentration. From there, she matriculated into Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then matched into a combined plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Nazarian earned a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) at USC’s Marshall School of Business during her research years as well. As a result, she developed and launched an organic line of skin care products for pregnant and lactating women. As a mother of three, she felt a need for safe and luxurious skin care products for this time in a woman’s life. These products can be found at www.spamomma.co.
Between her general surgery and plastic surgery years, she served as the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s Clinical Research Fellow for two years where she published multiple journal articles and presented at national meetings. She continues to serve as a mentor at USC in her work as assistant professor.
Natural Looking Outcomes Through Patient-Centered Approach & Artistry
Dr. Nazarian understands that appearance and self-confidence interplay. She enjoys improving a patient’s appearance as this often improves quality of life. Her meticulous eye for detail reflects the artistry that distinguishes Dr. Nazarian’s work as a plastic surgeon and her commitment to achieving natural-looking outcomes that blend well with the patient’s overall facial or body proportions. Dr. Nazarian is always available to answer any questions and is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable about your procedure. She looks forward to being a supportive partner on your journey.
Dr. Nazarian’s approach to your treatment starts with patient listening. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she will review whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and explain your treatment options and realistic expectations with you. If you are not a good candidate for a procedure, Dr. Nazarian will be honest and explain why. What Dr. Nazarian will not do is pressure you into having unnecessary, unsafe, or additional surgeries. Dr. Nazarian believes that being a physician is an honor and a privilege – a profession that cannot be without ethics. After all, a plastic surgeon must be a sound doctor first.
Dr. Nazarian is trilingual and speaks English, Spanish and Farsi.
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Marshall School of Business – Los Angeles, CA
Masters in Medical Management
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Research Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, NY
Columbia College, Columbia University – New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts
Premedical Major, Economics Concentration
Harvard-Westlake High School – Los Angeles, CA
Infections in Outpatient Surgery: Clinics in Plastic Surgery.
Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM, Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD, Robert Singer, MD, James Yates, MD, Dennis Thompson, MD. 2013
PSN Educational Contribution
Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions Module: Plastic Surgery Education Network
Slide presentation with voice-over.
PSN Educational Contribution
3rd Annual Persian American Women’s Conference – March 2015
Elite Healing Hands – March 2015
Ranked #2 in the Category of Top 10 Plastic Surgeons West 2016 by Aesthetic Everything
October 2016 | Based on votes placed by members of the Aesthetic Everything social network.
Best Aesthetic Doctor in Southern California Award
October 2016, Irvine, CA | Highest award presented by The Aesthetic Academy.
Woman of the Year
March 2016, Beverly Hills, CA | Highest award (Shamsi Hekmat Achievement Award) presented by The Persian American Women’s Conference in celebration of International Women’s Month.
December 2015, Los Angeles, CA | Awarded for outstanding contributions to the RealSelf community.
PAWC Achievement Award
March 2015, Los Angeles, CA | • Panelist at the Persian American Women’s Conference discussing life, balance and achievement.
Jeanine Chalabian Most Dedicated Teacher Award by the Surgery Clerkship of the USC Medical School
May 2013, Los Angeles, CA | Highest faculty teaching award given to those who exhibit exemplary dedication to teaching medical students on the surgery clerkship, given to the USC Division of Plastic Surgery
Best Maxillofacial Presentation, Award Recipient, Senior Resident’s Conference
December 2012, Chicago, IL | Presented research on presurgical nasoalveolar molding, $500 award.
Bronfman Youth Fellowships, Fellow
Summer 1996, Israel | Six-week, all-expenses-paid fellowship incorporating Jewish study and leadership training; 26 fellows selected out of an applicant pool of 600.
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Best Clinical Paper Award
October 2014 | Maxillofacial paper of the year: Highest award given to a publication by the ASMS for rhBMP-2 with a demineralized bone matrix scaffold versus autologous iliac crest bone graft for alveolar cleft reconstruction
Experience & Memberships
March 2016 – Present – American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – Active Member
2016 External Marketing Committee Member
July 2015 – Present – American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Active Member
May 2015 – Present – California Society of Plastic Surgeons – Active Member
Society Auditor 2015-2016
Strategic Planning Committee
November 2014 – Present – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – American Board of Plastic Surgery
June 2014 – Present – University of Southern California, Division of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery – Clinical Assistant Professor
May 2013 – Present – American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – Candidate for Membership
Strategic Planning Committee
May 2013 – Present – American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Candidate for Membership
March 2012 – February 2013 – Curriculum Development Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Committee Member
Developing relevant curriculum for plastic surgeons in training.
October 2010 – Present – Professionalism Curriculum Committee, University of Southern California – Committee Member/Speaker/Moderator
Creating professionalism curriculum for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Moderating discussions. Giving talks on various topics related to work-life balance and professionalism challenges encountered in private practice.
Planning initiatives for the society to pursue
August 2008 – June 2010 – Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA –Clinical Research Fellow
Performing and organizing clinical research in the department of craniofacial and plastic surgery.
June 2009 – June 2010 – Persian American Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, CA – Medical Board Member
Non-profit – Educating, guiding, and supporting cancer patients. Fundraising. Recruiting bone marrow donors.
July 2005 – August 2008 – Los Angeles County Hospital, USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA – General Surgery Resident
Caring for and operating on general surgery patients. Teaching and mentoring medical students and junior residents.
March 2003 – Arya Movie, New York, NY – Supporting Actress
New York International Film Festival / Atlanta Film Festival
February 1998 – December 2002 – Test Takers, Roslyn Heights, NY – SAT Math Instructor/ Tutor
Teaching SAT math to classrooms of high-school students.
Summer 1999 – Columbia SURF Program, New York, NY – Researcher (Genetics Laboratory)
Extracting plant nuclear DNA, Performing gel electrophoreses, Amplifying DNA via PCR, Sequencing DNA, and Analyzing DNA sequence.
Hammoudeh, J.A.; Kleiber, G.M.; Nazarian-Mobin, S.S.; Urata, M.M. Bilateral Complex Odontomas: A Rare Complication of External Mandibular Distraction in the Neonate. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2009 – Volume 20 – Issue 3 – pp 973-976
Nazarian-Mobin, S.S.; Simms, K.; Urata, M.M; Tarczy-Hornoch, K.; Hammoudeh, J.A. Misleading Presentation of an Orbital Lymphangioma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. Dec 21, 2009.
Ray, E., Wu, T., Nazarian Mobin, S.S., Reinisch, J., Urata, M.M. A Review of Options for Burned Ear Reconstruction. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Accepted.
Nazarian-Mobin, S.S.; Karatsonyi, A., Vidar, E.N.; Gamer, S.; Groper, J.; Hammoudeh, J.A.; Urata, M.M. Is Preoperative Nasolalveolar Molding More Effective in Unilateral or Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. March, 2011
Sharma, G.; Nazarian-Mobin, S.S.; Lypka, M.; Urata, M.M. Heteropagus Twins. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Accepted.
Hammoudeh J, Bindingnavele V, Davis B, Davidson Ward S, Sanchez-Lara P, Kleiber G, Nazarian-Mobin SS, Francis C, Urata M. Neonatal and infant mandibular distraction as an alternative to tracheostomy in severe obstructive sleep apnea. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. November 30, 2010.
Nazarian-Mobin, S.S.; Karatsonyi, A., Vidar, E.N.; Gamer, S.; Groper, J.; Hammoudeh, J.A.; Urata, M.M. The effects of presurgical nasoalveolar molding in bilateral cleft lip and palate patients. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod.
Nazarian-Mobin, S. S.; Francis, Cameron S.; Karatsonyi, Ashley L.; Hammoudeh, Jeffrey A.; Urata, Mark M. Mandibular Distraction Instead of Tracheostomy in Pierre Robin Sequence Patients: Is It Worth It? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(5): 766e-767e, November 2012.
Curtis K Deutsch PhD, Ryan E Butler, Sheila S Nazarian Mobin MD, MMM, Janet B Miller JD, PhD, Roberta Francis, Alison R Shell, Helen Yang, Katherine Sengoba, Jason R Cuomo, Anne T Hunt DSc, David C Kim MD, Mark M Urata MD, DDS, Clara M Lajonchere PhD. Cranial disproportion in multiplex autism: markedly increased width but decreased length. Submitted.
Cameron S. Francis, M.D., Clifford Sheckter, B.S., Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, M.D., M.M.M., Elizabeth Rommer, B.S., Daniel Yu, B.S., Jesse M. Duncan, D.D.S., Simon Gamer, D.D.S., John N. Groper, D.D.S., M.S., Mark M. Urata, M.D., D.D.S., Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, M.D., D.D.S. Three-dimensional facial analysis versus extraoral impression casting for PNAM measurements: a methodological comparison. Submitted.
Cedars Sinai Plastic Surgery Day and Bernand G. Sarnat Lectureship:Current Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Nazarian-Mobin, S.S. September 12, 2009. Los Angeles, CA.
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association:Bone Morphogenic Protein and Demineralized Bone Matrix for the Repair of Alveolar Clefts – The CHLA Experience.Hammoudeh, J., Nazarian-Mobin, S.S., Yen, S., Urata, M.M. Fort Worth, Texas. March 19, 2010.
American Association of Plastic Surgery – AAPS.A Comparison of Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding Therapy in the Treatment of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. Nazarian Mobin, S.S., Karatsonyi, A., Vidar, N., Gamer, S., Groper, J., Urata, M.M. San Antonio, Texas. March 22, 2010.
International Meeting for Autism Research – IMFAR:Embryologically-Derived Measures of Dysmorphology Among AGRE Multiplex Autism Probands. C. Deutsch, R. E. Butler, S. S. Nazarian-Mobin, B. S. Chambers, A. R. Shell, J. R. Cuomo, R. W. Francis, J. M. Stoler, M. M. Urata and C. Lajonchere. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 21, 2010.
International Meeting for Autism Research – IMFAR:Cranial Width (not Macrocephaly) Is Markedly Increased in Multiplex Autism and Predicts the Extent of Craniofacial Dysmorphology. R. E. Butler, C. Lajonchere, S. S. Nazarian-Mobin, B. S. Chambers, R. W. Francis, A. R. Shell, J. R. Cuomo, M. M. Urata and C. Deutsch. May 20-22, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Francis CS, Nazarian Mobin SS, Karatsonyi A, Kim D, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. (2010, January). Mandibular distraction is cost effective compared to tracheostomy in Pierre Robin Sequence. Oral Presentation presented at: American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference; Anaheim, CA.
International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies – ISSVA. The effects of acebutalol and conventional treatments on proliferative infantile hemangioma as scored by medical doctors, nurses, and lay people. Nazarian Mobin, S.S.; Karatsonyi, A; Urata, MM; Panossian, A. April 21-24, 2010. Brussels, Belgium.
Southern California American College of Surgeons: Salvage of the nipple areolar reconstruction with V-Y advancement flap with purse-string closure and dermal fat graft in tissue expanded breast reconstruction patients. Som Kohanzadeh, MD, Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM, David Kulber, MD. January 22, 2011. Santa Barbara, CA.
Southern California American College of Surgeons: 3-D Nasal Changes During Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding. Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM, Cameron S. Francis, T. JoAnna Nguyen, MD, Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS. January 22, 2011. Santa Barbara, CA.
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association: Mandibular Distraction is Cost-Effective Compared to Tracheostomy in Pierre-Robin Sequence. Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM, Cameron S. Francis, Ashley Karatsonyi, BS, Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS. April 9, 2011. Puerto Rico.
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association: rhBMP-2 with Deminieralized Bone Matrix versus Iliac Creast Bone Graft: A Volumetric Comparison of Alveolar Cleft Outcomes. Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM, Cameron S. Francis, Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS. April 8, 2011. Puerto Rico.
California Society of Plastic Surgeons: The Effects of Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding in Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients. Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM; Ashley Karatsonyi, BA; Evan N. Vidar, BA; Simon Gamer, DDS; John Groper, DDS; Jeffrey A. Hammoudeh, MD, DDS; Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS. May 27-30. Monterey, CA.
Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetic: Three-Dimensional Facial Analysis Versus Extraoral Impression Casting For Initial Pnam Measurements: A Methodological Comparison; Cameron S. Francis, M.D., Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, M.D., Rashi Waghmere, DDS, Jesse M. Duncan, DDS, Nick Vidar, MS, Kathryn Iwata, Simon Gamer, DDS, John N. Groper, DDS, MS1,3, Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS. October 30 – November 1, 2010. Orlando, FL.
The Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics: Three-Dimensional Facial Analysis Versus Extraoral Impression Casting For Initial Pnam Measurements: A Methodological Comparison; Cameron S. Francis, M.D., Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, M.D., Rashi Waghmere, DDS, Jesse M. Duncan, DDS, Nick Vidar, MS, Kathryn Iwata, Simon Gamer, DDS, John N. Groper, DDS, MS1,3, Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS. June 23 – 25, 2011. Pasadena, CA.
Senior Resident’s Conference: Three-dimensional facial analysis versus extraoral impression casting for PNAM measurements: a methodological comparison. Cameron S. Francis, M.D., Clifford Sheckter, B.S., Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, M.D., M.M.M., Elizabeth Rommer, B.S., Daniel Yu, B.S., Jesse M. Duncan, D.D.S. , Simon Gamer, D.D.S., John N. Groper, D.D.S., M.S. , Mark M. Urata, M.D., D.D.S., Jeffery A. Hammoudeh, M.D., D.D.S. December 2012. Chicago, IL.
ASAPS Resident’s Business Conference: Social Media and How Many People Do I Hire? Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM. December 2015. Dallas, TX.
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association: 3D CBCT Volumetric Outcomes of RHBMP-2 with Demineralized Bone Matrix Scaffold vs. Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction. Fan Liang, MD, Sheila S. Nazarian Mobin, MD, MMM, Jeffrey Hammoudeh, MD, Mark Urata, MD.
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2016, Las Vegas: Social Media Podium Speaker and Non-invasive Body Sculpting Moderator.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2016, Los Angeles: Panelist for Non-Invasive Body Sculpting and Cellulite Reduction.
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Resident Business Forum, 2015, Dallas. How many people should I hire? And Social Media.
Why Choose Nazarian Plastic Surgery?
Board certified plastic surgeon who listens
Dedicated to achieving natural-looking results
We provide high level of safety and plastic surgery care
We help achieve your aesthetic goals
Experienced and caring staff
Modern and comfortable on site out-patient treatment suites
Dr. Nazarian is an amazing surgeon and amazing woman! After being diagnosed with a rare skin cancer, she conducted a 6+ hour surgery ensuring I looked as beautiful as possible and she was successful. She is patient, dedicated, determined and thoughtful. I highly recommend her.