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Meet the Doctor
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Azita Madjidi is a board certified plastic surgeon and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has a unique training and background. Her professional education and career are proof of her dedication to excellence in the performance of plastic surgery, both in adults and in children.
Dr. Madjidi obtained her medical degree from Caen Medical School in Normandy, France. She completed her residency training and obtained the French Board certification in Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology in 1991 after which she was awarded a position in the prestigious Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris as Chief of Clinics-Assistant in Pediatric Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery.
In this position, she taught medical students and residents in addition to performing reconstructive surgery in children with various birth defects including cleft lips and palates.
Born to a mother with fine arts graduate degree, Dr. Madjidi grew up in art studios. Plastic Surgery was a natural choice for her because she was always interested in the face. Dr. Madjidi trained with Dr. Paul Tessier, the father of craniofacial surgery both in Paris and in the US. She also achieved a formal fellowship in craniofacial surgery at he University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas.
In Paris in 1995, she started a thriving cosmetic surgery private practice and a busy public practice in affiliation with Laennec Hospital, St. Vincent-de-Paul Children's Hospital, and the St. Joseph Foundation Hospital. In 1998, she met her husband, Abdi Rasekh, and moved to Houston, where he was a cardiologist at the Texas Heart Institute. Determined to continue to practice plastic surgery with high standards and a formal American training, she repeated the entire plastic surgery curriculum, including a microvascular fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.
Mother of two, Shahrzad and Sherwin, Dr. Madjidi also dedicates her time and skills to serve needy children with birth defects-- mostly cleft lips and palates-- through participation in numerous mission trips to Central America, Africa and the Middle East.
Born in Iran, raised in France and living in the US, she strongly believes in true human values, mutual respect of all cultural and religious beliefs and the power of diversity. Dr. Madjidi is fluent in Persian, French, English and Spanish, and is learning Arabic. This has enabled her to expand the scope of her plastic surgery practice to a very diverse population.
"It is important and legitimate to want to look better and to feel good about our appearance anytime it is altered by disease, trauma, birth defect, or aging. The body, especially the face is a social tool. It's the first thing anybody sees and it serves as a major instrument during interaction with others in our personal, professional and social life. By restoring a youthful face, an attractive bust or correcting prominent ears in a child, there is a tremendous psychological change that takes place. It is felt by the patient and the surrounding society and it can positively impact many aspects of our lives."
Dr. Madjidi has authored numerous peer review articles and book chapters in French, British and American professional literature. She has given multiple presentations in English, French and Persian in plastic surgery societies both nationally and internationally.
by Azita Madjidi
Houston Plastic Surgery