Saint Peter’s Sheykholeslami appointed fellowship committee chair for AAFPRS

Dr. Kianoush Sheykholeslami, the chief of ear, nose and throat and head and neck surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, has been appointed as the new Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Founded in 1964, AAFPRS is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery, representing more than 2,200 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. AAFPRS fellowship programs provide postgraduate training in facial plastic surgery. 

The AAFPRS committee recommends overall policies and procedures to the AAFPRS Foundation Board of Directors and also recommends a curriculum for the fellowship program. As the Fellowship Committee Chair, Sheykholeslami – known as “Dr. Shey” by his patients – will be responsible for all committee activities. 

“I am honored to have been appointed the new Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” he said. “The fellowship program fosters the development of emerging physicians who are passionate about pursuing the craft of facial plastic surgery. I look forward to seeing how this latest cohort of fellows advances and transforms our field.” 

Sheykholeslami is a specialist in head and neck cancer, ENT, complex ear and mastoid surgeries, skull-based tumors, cosmetic and reconstructive facial deformities, thyroid, parathyroid and sinus diseases. He is experienced in treating congenital abnormalities in children and frequently collaborates with the clinicians at The Craniofacial & Neurosurgical Center at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. 

Among other board certifications and qualifications, Sheykholeslami is one of the few physicians in the tri-state area who is a dual board-certified sleep surgeon with the capability to offer interventional multi-level state-of-the-art surgery for the treatment of those with sleep apnea, including the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation, one of the recent state-of-the-art devices for obstructive sleep apnea in cases where the patient has not responded to traditional treatment.