All-encompassing quality care is the cornerstone of my practice.
“I am very thorough in discussing the specific goals for each patient to personalize a plan of care that will best accomplish the desired change” – Dr. Salibian
- 1 Meet Dr. Salibian
- 2 CV
- 2.1 Office
- 2.2 Profession
- 2.3 Hospital Affiliations
- 2.4 Medical Licensure
- 2.5 Board Certification
- 2.6 Education
- 2.7 Clinical Training
- 2.8 Professional Experience
- 2.9 Honors & Awards
- 2.10 Volunteer Experience
- 2.11 Presentations
- 2.12 Publications and Abstracts
- 2.13 Research Experience
- 2.14 Certifications
Meet Dr. Salibian
The decision to have plastic surgery is a very personal and important one and should be weighed carefully. A well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is crucial in your choice of finding a plastic surgeon. Once that initial criteria is met in both the experience and qualifications, it is your personal comfort level and rapport that is established during your detailed consultations that would best guide you to the right plastic surgeon for you. It is normal to feel somewhat nervous during your initial consultation with questions and concerns about moving forward; however, you should always listen to your inner voice and trust your instincts. Your plastic surgeon of choice will be your trusted partner to help you accomplish your goals seamlessly with an aesthetic sensibility that best matches that of your own and will have your best interest at heart throughout the whole process and after. The quality of care and your safety is the cornerstone of my philosophy. I perform all procedures at fully accredited surgical facilities, utilizing the highest caliber board-certified anesthesiologists, nursing staff, and post-surgical recovery centers.
As a plastic surgeon, I address the whole patient not simply the individual body parts. The change that one seeks needs to best enhance their unique characteristics within the parameters of safety and aesthetic proportions and appeal. The uniqueness of the field and specialty of plastic surgery is that it teaches its scholars the many different ways to accomplish and address a given problem or issue and that there might be many more viable ways than one to solve a specific problem. It is, therefore, my belief that in spending that valuable time to learn about each patient and understand their sense of aesthetics and beauty that I can best serve my patients in the manner that meets their expectations and unique vision.
I have a deep respect for the creative and daring minds of the great forefathers of plastic and reconstructive surgery and intense gratitude to all my instructors and mentors. Most importantly, however, I have a genuine and abiding appreciation of all of my patients who have helped me become the physician and surgeon that I am today. I respect the trust they have given me to care for the most personal and sensitive aspects of their lives and I am forever grateful for this opportunity. My patients often inspire me and I am humbled by their character, lives, and accomplishments. It is a cherished privilege to be of service in this capacity.
Active Attending Privileges
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
- Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale
- Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale
Plastic Surgeon in private practice (2002 – present)
- Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Breast Cancer Reconstruction
- Poland Syndrome Reconstruction
- Body Contouring Post
- Massive Weight Loss
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA
- Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale, CA
- Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA
- California Medical License #: A79293
- Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Medical School: August 1990 – May 1994
- Boston University School of Medicine
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Doctorate in Medicine, May 1994
Graduate: August 1988 – May 1990
- Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Department of Microbiology and Immunology
- Master of Arts in Medical Science
- Concentration in Immunology, May 1990
- Mechanisms of T-Cell Dysfunction and Depletion in AIDS
Undergraduate: September 1984 – May 1988
- Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, May 1988
Fellowship in Oncologic Microvascular Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Clinical Specialist: July 2001 – June 2002
- The University of Texas
- M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
- Professor and Chairman, Geoffrey L. Robb, M.D.
- Program Director and Associate Professor
- Howard N. Langstein, M.D
Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
July 1999 – June 2001
- Nassau University Medical Center / Long Island Plastic
- Surgical Group (LIPSG)
- East Meadow / Garden City, New York
- Program Director, Roger L. Simpson, M.D.
Residency in General Surgery
Clinical Assistant Instructor: July 1994 – June 1999
- State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and Affiliated Hospitals (Downstate Medical Center), Brooklyn, New York Professor & Program Director, Bruce G. Sommer, M.D.
- SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn, July 1994 – June 1995
- SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn, July 1995 – June 1999
SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn, July 1998 – June 1999
Staff Plastic Surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, Bellflower, CA – Full time medical staff, August 2002 – June 2004
Plastic Surgeon in private practice in Los Angeles, July 2004 – present
Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA Olive View Medical Center, August 2014 – present
Honors & Awards
Surgical Chief Resident Teacher of the Year 1999 – Golden Apple Award, SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn National Cancer Institute Student Research Fellowship, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Summer 1988
HELPS International mission to San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, March 2005 as Plastic Surgeon for children and adults with congenital cleft lip and palate defects and burn contractures.
Single Stage Breast Reconstruction with Implant – Presentation at the Armenian American Medical Society of California, Glendale, CA on October 30, 2013.
Single Stage Breast Reconstruction with Implant: Indications, Techniques and Complications – Presentation at the 11th AMWC – Loews Hotel, Hollywood, CA July 3 – 7, 2013.
Techniques in Suturing – Workshop Presentation to acute care Nurse Practitioner students at CSULA, Log Angeles on February 10, 2010.
State of the Art in Breast Reconstruction – 1.0 CME credit for Armenian American Medical Society of California annual symposium – Las Vegas, NV on October 20, 2007
State of the Art in Breast Cancer Reconstruction – 1.0 CME credit for the Armenian American Medical Society of California, Glendale, CA on December 15, 2005.
Burn Care in the Emergency Room – 1.0 CME credit for Emergency Room physicians and staff at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, Bellflower, CA on September 16, 2003
ASPS / PSEF / ASMS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting – November 2-6, 2002
The Safety, Efficacy, and Reconstructive Arena in Radical Ablation in Patients with Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.
Elisabeth K. Beahm, MD, Mossi Salibian, MD, Henry Kuerer, MD, Robert L. Walton, MD
Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference – 2001
Primary and Secondary Palatoplasty – A Six Year Review of Perioperative Airway Complications.
Salibian MS and Gallagher PM. Brown University, Providence, RI.
The Nassau Surgical Society Inc., 36th Annual Clinical Day – Resident Case Presentation:
A Simple Technique to Correct Bottoming-out of the Breast after Augmentation Mammaplasty. Salibian MS and DiGregorio VR. December 8, 1999
Surgical M & M Presentations, SUNY-HSC at Brooklyn:
- Post-operative Myocardial Infarction – Diagnosis and Treatment, December 1997
- Management of Penetrating Thoracic Vascular Injuries, July 1998
- Management of the Pelvic Peritoneum and Perineum in APR, September 1998
- When to Defunctionalize the Colon in LAR, February 1999
- Management of Multiple Pancreatic Pseudocysts, March 1999
- Management of the Mangled Lower Extremity, April 1999
Publications and Abstracts
Beahm E, Salibian M, Kuerer H and Walton R. Safety, efficacy, and reconstructive arena for radical ablation in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2003; 19(8):623.
Hirsch BE, Salibian MS, Arunabh, Roethel M and Kagan E. Staphylococcus aureus sepsis complicating hair transplant. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2001;10:101.
Salibian MS and DiGregorio VR. A simple technique to correct bottoming-out of the breast after augmentation mammaplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2000;20:301.
Sugar AM, Salibian MS and Goldani LZ. Saperconazole therapy of murine disseminated candidiasis: efficacy and interactions with amphotericin B. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 1994;38:371.
Levy EM, Wu J, Salibian MS and Black PH. The effect of changes in thiol subcompartments on T-cell colony formation and cell cycle progression: relevance to AIDS. Cellular Immunology 1992;140:370.
Levy EM, Knapp P. Salibian MS, Black P, Mayer K, Linde R and Stoddard A. Association of select psychological and behavioral factors with immune function in AIDS. Abstract. Sixth International Conference on AIDS, San Francisco, CA June 1990.
National Cancer Institute Student Research Training Program (1988): Designed experiments to investigate the metabolic pathways of dideoxynucleosides: ddl, ddA and ddC and their anti-HIV-1 activities. Principle Investigator: Professor, David A. Cooney, M.D. Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology, NIH.
Senior research project (1987-88): Binding affinity studies of select fluorescent molecules to DNA and the characteristics of the resultant chromophores. Principle Investigator: Professor, Lawrence McLaughlin, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Boston College.
Junior research project (1986-87): Effects of the surgical intensive care unit environment on the patient, nurse, and family. Advisor: Professor, Linda Holmstrom, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Boston College.
- Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery: 0/31/2000 – 07/01/2011
- Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (re-certified): 11/15/2003 – 12/31/2023
- Certificate in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery: June 30, 2002