As Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Irvine and Co-Director of the Newport Beach Aesthetic Surgery Fellow & Resident Training Program at the prestigious Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., educates and mentors up and coming plastic surgery residents in training.
Additionally, Dr. Hovsepian is a visiting scholar performing educational surgery on four continents including North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The international respect Dr. Raffi Hovsepian continues to earn as a surgeon allows him to travel the world collaborating with surgeons on innovative advancements in aesthetic and plastic surgery.
Furthering his commitment to education in his profession, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., has lectured nationally and internationally at over thirty conferences, taught courses, authored numerous book chapters, medical articles, and educational videos. Dr. Hovsepian is dedicated to aesthetic plastic surgery education, training and clinical research. He has performed clinical studies and benchmark (laboratory) research for the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas and Chicago Medical School. The surgical advancements and findings of these studies have been presented at professional medical conferences and published in medical and surgical journals.
He continues to facilitate the production of clinical research studies by working closely with universities and companies that offer the latest education, products, equipment and instrumentation to improve patient care and plastic surgery outcomes.
He is currently involved in FDA clinical research as a sub-investigator for FDA approval of injectable facial fillers and Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL). He is interested in conducting clinical studies with high quality devices, FDA approved, and those that have been developed to improve patient care and plastic surgery outcomes.
Dedicated to the advancement of his profession nationally and internationally, Dr. Hovsepian founded the International Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute (IAPSI). Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s vision for the institute is creating a collaborative and educational environment for international plastic surgeons to exchange best practice case studies, cutting edge techniques and technology being innovated globally for the betterment of the aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery profession.
His goal is to have a center of excellence, always striving for the highest standards in patient care and maintaining leadership in the forefront of aesthetic plastic surgery. Additionally, IAPSI aspires to educate the public regarding innovative advancements in the profession and how new techniques and technology can safely and effectively help them meet their aesthetic enhancement goals.