Rakhna Araslanova, MD is a fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a comprehensive surgical background in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Araslanova specializes in craniofacial reconstruction, facial paralysis rehabilitation as well as aesthetic facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Araslanova graduated with a University Medal in Microbiology and Immunology from Dalhousie University. She then obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Ottawa. Following medical training, she completed an intensive, five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Western University, leading to board certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Araslanova was then selected to complete a highly coveted Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. There, she had a unique opportunity to train with world-renowned reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons including Drs. Peter Costantino, Thomas Romo III, and Steven Pearlman. Under the guidance of Drs. Milton Waner and Teresa O, she further advanced her training in comprehensive facial paralysis treatment including full spectrum of surgical reanimation.
Dr. Araslanova has numerous scientific publications and presentations within her field of expertise. Her research interests include improving quality of life following facial reconstruction, as well as improving our understanding and consequently management of facial paralysis. She is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, and AO Craniomaxillofacial. She serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Little Baby Face Foundation, providing pro bono surgical care to children with craniofacial birth defects.