Hrayr K. Shahinian, MD, is Director of
the Skull Base Institute. Prior to creating the
Skull Base Institute on the West Coast in 1996,
Dr. Shahinian served as Co-Director of the
Skull Base Institute at the State University of
New York at Stony Brook, and an Assistant
Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Shahinian earned his bachelor's degree in
biology and chemistry, and his medical degree
from the American University of Beirut and the
University of Chicago, both with distinction.
He completed his surgical residency at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee
and his plastic and reconstructive surgical residency
at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
at New York University Medical Center in New York,
New York. He then completed two fellowships -
the first in skull base surgery at the University of
Zurich in Switzerland, and the second in craniofacial
surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic
Surgery at New York University Medical Center.
He was on staff for several years at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center in Los Angeles before expanding
the Skull Base Institute in 2003 and moving it to
its current location.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of
Surgery, certificate number 37731, and is a fellow
of the American College of Surgeons.