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About Dr Shahidi

About Dr Shahidi

Dr Shahidi is an Australian trained and qualified Specialist Surgeon in Facial Plastic and Ear, Nose & Throat surgery . He has received the highest qualification awarded to Australian Surgeons – FRACS. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, in recognition of his intense academic and advanced surgical training being fulfilled. He is also a member of the Australian Academy of Facial Plastic surgery. His primary interest and area of expertise is Rhinoplasty surgery. Dr Shahidi treats all aspects of nasal and sinus pathology and disease.

Dr Shahidi attended secondary school on Sydney’s leafy North Shore and was awarded Academic Excellence prior to University entrance. It has always been his desire to help people and medicine and surgery have provided that path.

On completion of his medical and research degree from the University of Sydney he commenced his internship and basic surgical training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. On completion of his second year of advanced general surgical training he started training in the Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery program. After a further 4 years of intensive study he completed his Fellowship of the College of Surgeons.

He then completed the Fellowship of Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery in Sydney. Dr Shahidi then traveled to the USA where he completed two mini fellowships in facial plastic surgery in Oregon and Indianapolis; this was followed by attendance at the workshop in Rhinoplasty surgery in Chicago.He then traveled to the UK.

Whilst in the UK Dr Shahidi was the Clinical Fellow in Rhinology and Rhinoplasty surgery based at Charing Cross Hospital in London and also at Royal United Hospital in Bath. Both positions demanded an expert working knowledge of surgical techniques and their application to nasal, sinus anatomy and pathology.

Dr Shahidi has enjoyed mentorship and expertise alongside some of the world’s leaders in Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery, Drs Ted Cook, Tom Wang, Stephen Perkins, Hesham Saleh and Ian MacKay.

This international training and expertise has given Dr Shahidi a well rounded and broad-minded approach. His practice thrives on word-of-mouth referrals from both General Practitioners and patients who are delighted with their results. Dr Shahidi has no media presence and does not advertise and prefers to be a quiet achiever. He is continually committed and dedicated to continued education in advanced surgical techniques and methods in the art and science of Rhinoplasty.

Dr Shahidi has performed thousands of Rhinoplasties over a decade. His treatment philosophy is to create not just an aeshetically natural and beautiful nose but a healthy, functional airway. Above all, Dr Shahidi employs a dedicated and professional team of people who assure discretion and welcome you on your journey that will change your life!

Areas of Specialisation:

Rhinoplasty Specialist
Nose and Sinus Disorders
Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
General Ear, Nose and Throat disorders – Pediatric and Adults

Affiliated Hospitals:

North Shore Specialist Day Surgery, St leonards, Sydney

Hospital for Specialised Surgery, Bella Vista, Sydney

Academic Background:

Bachelor of Science (Medical) Honours I in Physiology, University of Sydney (1991)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney
(1987-1993)

Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (1998-2002)

Professional Memberships:

Member of The Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery  (AAFPS)

Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery  (EAFPS)

Member of The Australasian Society of Rhinology

Member of The Australian Society of Otorhinolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery

Member of The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine

Member of The Australian Medical Association

Post Graduate Experience:

2003
Fellowship of Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Mini Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Oregon Hospital State University (Portland/USA)

Mini Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Centre for Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Skincare (Indianapolis/USA)

Advanced Rhinoplasty course (Chicago/USA)

Clinical Fellow in Rhinology and Rhinoplasty at Charing Cross Hospital (London/UK)

Clinical Fellow at Royal United Bath Hospital (Bath/UK)

1999-2002
Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (ENT, H&N)

1997-1998
Accredited General Surgical Training (Royal North Shore Hospital)

1994-1996
Internship & Residency (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

Scholarships:

National Heart Foundation Vacation Scholarship

CAMDO-AMSA Undergraduate Research Fellowship

NH & MRC Medical Undergraduate Scholarship

Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate Scholarship

Sydney Tapping Bequest Scholarship

Presentations & Publications:

Shahidi S, Poronnik P, Cook DI, Young JA (1989) Permeation properties of a Non-Selective Cation Channel in cultured mouse mandibular cells. Proc Aust Physiol Pharmacol Soc 20:148p.

Poronnik P, Shahidi S, Cook DI, Young JA (1990). Properties of a Non-Selective Cation Channel in cultured mouse mandibular cells. In: Wong PYD, Young JA (eds) Exocrine Secretion II. ISES, Hong Kong, pp 115-118.

Poronnik P, Shahidi S, Allen DG, Cook DI, Young JA (1990) Non-Selective Cation Channel and exocrine secretion. Second Congress of the Asian and Oceanion physiological Societies, PI-123.

Shahidi S, Poronnik P, Barden JA, Cook DI (1993) Structure-function relations of biotin derivatives of apamin. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta, 1157, p74-80.

Harman R, Shahidi S, Talbot-Stern J, Harris JP (1997) Delay in the management of acute appendicitis in a major teaching hospital. Aust. N.Z. J. Surg, 67, Suppl 1, p A107.

Shahidi S, Tavakoli k, Yu Y, Bonar f, Walsh WR, Poole D (1998) Expression of growth factors in the distraction zone of sheep mandible. Oral presentation at the Registrar’s paper day 12th of Sept, 1998. Sydney Australia.

Logan DR, Shahidi S, Talbot-Stern J, Harris JP (1998) Delay in the management of acute appendicitis in a major teaching hospital. Poster presentation at the Registrar’s paper day 12th of Sept, 1998. Sydney Australia.

Tavakoli K, Yu Y, Shahidi S, Bonar F, Walsh WR, Poole MD (1999) Expression of growth factors in the mandibular distraction zone: a sheep study. British J of Plastic Surgery, 7, 434-439p.

Johansson K, Ananda N, Campbell P, Durmush K, Edwards K, Harrison K, Shahidi S (2001) Blunt tracheo-oesophageal transection. Eur. J. Surgery, 167: 795-797p.

Sidhu S, Stanton R, Shahidi S, Chu J, Chew S, Campbell P (2001) Initial experience of vocal cord evaluation using grey-scale, real time, B-mode ultrasound. ANZ J. Surg. 71: 737-739p.

Walton J, Shahidi S, Croxson GR, (2003) Spontanous CSF otorohea post insertion on tympanostomy tube: Case report. Aust J of Oto-laryngology.

Taylor P, Croxson G, Shahidi S, (2003) Pneumolabrinth after flying induced barotrauma. Aust J of Oto-laryngology.

Shahidi S, Mendelshon M (2004) Options in facelift surgery. Aust J of Oto-laryngology.

Shahidi S, Mendelshon M, Moini B (2004) Laser hair removal for the treatment of hypertrichosis of the external ear: case report. Aust J of Oto-laryngology.

Shahidi S. (2004) Facial Danger Zones in Facial Plastic Surgery. Presentation at the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery meeting (Sydney, Australia).

Shahidi S. (2005) Nasal Anatomy In Rhinoplasty Surgery. Presentation at the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery meeting (Sydney, Australia).

Workshops and Conferences:

1993: Temporal Bone Dissection Course.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

1996: Mastoid and Middle ear Surgery.
May, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

1996: National Dysphagia Symposium,
September, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

1997: Temporal Bone Dissection Course.
November, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

1997: Early Management of Severe Trauma Committee.
February, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

1997: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Scientific Meeting.
May, Brisbane, Australia.

1998: NSW Registrar Paper Day.
September, Sydney, Australia.

1999: Temporal Bone Dissection Course.
November, St Vincent Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

1999: Ear, Nose & Throat, Registrar Conference,
Adelaide, Australia.

2000: Ear, Nose & Throat, Registrar Conference,
Melbourne, Australia.

2000: Sinus Surgery Conference,
Queenstown, New Zealand.

2001: Ear, Nose & Throat, Registrar conference,
Perth, Australia.

2001:Sinus Surgery Dissection Course,
Perth, Australia.

2001: Evolving Concepts in Paediatric Rhinology.
August, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

2002: International conference on Sinus Surgery.
November, Mexico City.

2003: Facial Plastic Surgery. Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery meeting. March, Sydney, Australia.

2003: Advances in Rhinoplasty. American Academy of facial Plastic Surgery. June, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2003: Cadaver Dissection Laboratory in Rhinoplasty.
June, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2003: British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology.
July, Birmingham, UK.

2004: Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty. Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery meeting. March, Sydney, Australia.

2004: Australian Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Scientific Meeting, May, Sydney, Australia.

2006: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, May, RACS, Sydney, Australia.

2006: Surgical Teachers Course, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

2006: Seminar on Chemical Facial Peel and Botox Therapy. Australian Society of Cosmetic Medicine. September, Sydney, Australia.

2006: American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Scientific meeting.
September, Toronto, Canada.

2007: Mastering Difficult Interactions. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. June, Sydney, Australia.

2007: Oculoplastic Surgery. Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery meeting. October, Sydney, Australia.

2007: Mastering Adverse Outcomes, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. September, Sydney, Australia.

2008: Sinus lift workshop, May, Sydney, Australia.

2008: Rhinology Society meeting, September, New Zealand.

2009: Australian Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology, May, Gold Coast, Australia.

2010: Rhinoplasty Workshop, St Vincent Hospital, February, Sydney, Australia.

2010: Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Rhinoplasty course, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

2010: ASOHNS meeting March – lecture presentation by Dr Shahidi in the nasal tip surgery dome division, Sydney, Australia.

2010: Nose and Surrounding. Facial Plastic Surgery the Italian way!. Rome, Italy.

2011: 7th European Congress of Aesthetic Surgery Paris, France.

2012: Rhinoplasty Symposium. Adelaide Australia.

Dr Shahidi presented his concept of Structured Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery at this meeting.

2012: 20th ANNIVERSARYStuttgart Advanced Course for Functional & Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

Stuttgart, Germany.

2012: Dr Shahidi presented ” Advances in Rhinoplasty Surgery” at the first Hospital for Specialsit Surgery surgical meeting. Bella Vista, Sydney, Australia

2012: Dr Shahidi presented “Endonasal Structured Rhinoplasty” at the 6th Australasian Rhinological Society Conference. 5-7 October. Sunshine Coast, Australia.

2013: AAFPS Master symposium and Cadaver dissection in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation. 14th to 16th of March. Perth, WA, Australia.

2013: DR Shahidi presented two talks at the above meeting titled:

“Endonasal tip plasty” and Endonasal rhinoplasty tip vs dorsum”

2013: Australian Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Scientific Meeting, March 17th to 20th, Perth WA, Australia.

2013: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Process Communication Model. !8th to 20th April. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

2013: PRP workshop. 10th August, Sydney, Australia.

2014: Visit Dr Babak Azizzadeh and Dr Paul Nassif.  April 16th and 23rd. Beverly Hills, Ca. USA.

2014: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Process Communication Model part II 5th to 7th of September. Sydney, Australia.

2014: The Triennal masters’ Symposium with special emphasis on Blepharoplasty and upper facial rejuvenation 19-20th of September, Sydney, Australia.

2015 Australian Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Scientific Meeting, March 7th to 9th, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2015 Dr Shahidi presented at the above meeting “How the selfie has changed my approach to rhinoplasty surgery”.

2015 23rd Stuttgart Advanced Course for Functional & Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, March 17th to 19th. Stuttgart, Germany.

2015 Milan masterclass in rhinoplasty, march 22nd to 24th. Milan Italy.

2015 AAFPS <aster symposium on rhinoplasty October 8th to 10, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Charity:

Dr Shahidi regularly donates to a variety of charities.

Dr Shahidi has established the Dean of Medicine Scholarship in memory of his late brother Babak Shahidi to support medical students in financial difficulty.