Despite running a busy and renowned Beverly Hills surgical practice, Dr. Azizzadeh always makes sure he finds the time to help the less fortunate in our world. He has traveled extensively through Southern and Central America over the years, helping children in need with craniofacial deformities. Dr. Azizzadeh is passionate about treating children with cleft lips and facial paralysis, and has directly helped countless children by conducting facial reconstruction procedures.
Dr. Azizzadeh is currently an active member of the Global Smile Foundationand Medical Missions for Children. He has, through his volunteer work with the Global Smile Foundation, helped alleviate the suffering of underserved patients in third world countries who are born with facial congenital deformities, with special emphasis on cleft lips and palates. The Global Smile Foundation was formed in 2008, and the organization believes that all communities deserve the right to receive first rate care by highly qualified healthcare professional, regardless of socioeconomic, racial, or religious backgrounds. It is, needless to say, a mission Dr. Azizzadeh strongly supports.
Dr. Azizzadeh also uses his expertise and skills in volunteering for Medical Missions for Children. Their mission is to transfer medical knowledge from those who have it, to those who need it, using the latest in the communications technology. The organization does this in an effort to empower the underserved medical community, and to raise their level of expertise. This, in turn, allows them to share this newfound knowledge with colleagues, and treat their patients more effectively. Medical Missions for Children accomplished all of this through a combination of state-of-the-art technology, astonishing volunteer work, and the development of strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations, such as St. Joseph's Children’s Hospital and the World Bank.
Dr. Azizzadeh is also a part of the ROSE FundandOperation of Hope. The ROSE Fund, which stands for Regaining One’s Self Esteem, is a non-profit organization chartered to break the silence and the cycle of domestic violence and teen dating violence and abuse. Operation of Hope, meanwhile, provides life-changing surgical care, healthcare, and medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among medical and non-medical volunteers, empowered by corporate and individual sponsors.
In 2009, Dr. Azizzadeh founded the Facial Paralysis and Bell´s Palsy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding for nerve regeneration research and pro-bono surgery for children afflicted with facial movement disorders. The foundation provides a network of information, education, and support to persons of all ages who are suffering from Bell´s Palsy and permanent facial paralysis. The foundation is, furthermore, dedicated to supporting ongoing research within the medical community to find and advance new and improved treatments for facial paralysis.
Please keep in mind that all of these foundations need our help to continue to grow and support those in need. If you are able, know that all of the above foundations greatly appreciate donations. You can donate your time and money by visiting their individual websites; just click their individual links in the article.
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