Michel Babajanian, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon), a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS), and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as well as the American Thyroid Association (ATA).
Dr. Babajanian earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from New York University in 1984. At that institution, he was granted honorary lifetime membership in Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society for completing his undergraduate studies summa cum laude. He then completed his medical education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine in 1988. At UCLA, he was recognized with honors, becoming a lifetime member in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. Subsequently, he completed his internship in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and then his residency training under supervision and direct mentorship of several renowned Head and Neck Surgeons at Mount Sinai Medical Center and affiliated hospitals in 1993. His training heavily emphasized thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head and neck cancer surgery, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In addition to general Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), Dr. Babajanian has special interest and expertise in treatment of benign and malignant tumors of head and neck, including all tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands as well as the salivary glands, cervical lymph node enlargements and other cystic and solid tumors of the face and neck. Minimally invasive, video assisted, and endoscopic techniques are utilized when applicable and appropriate to optimize the outcomes of surgical procedures.
A team approach is highly emphasized by Dr. Babajanian in order to maintain a broad and all-encompassing ability to provide the care needed by patients. At his office and in the operating room, he utilizes the state of the art diagnostic technology as well as intraoperative nerve monitoring techniques in combination with minimally invasive surgery to obtain the best possible treatment outcomes for his patients. Dr. Babajanian’s office staff is highly professional and well-trained in their areas of expertise and undergo continued training, direct supervision, and peer review in order to assure the highest quality of care is delivered to our patients.
Dr. Babajanian actively participates in continuing medical education programs and activities to maintain and enhance his current expertise with up-to-date familiarity with the newest advances in his area of specialty. He has traveled nationally and internationally on several occasions to spend time with other expert ENT and Endocrine Surgeons to learn new surgical techniques, and he is directly involved in teaching medical students and resident physicians the art and science of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at several hospitals and surgical facilities, in addition to managing a busy private clinical practice at his office in Century City Medical Plaza, Los Angeles.
Above all, as a physician and surgeon, he takes special pride in providing the most compassionate care with the highest ethical standards expected from all health care professionals. With great sense of dedication to and inspired by his former and current members, as well as professors and colleagues, Dr. Babajanian aims to provide the safest and the most effective medical and surgical care to those who seek his assistance.