Andrea Park, MD

My Philosophy

Andrea Park, MDI chose to become a facial plastic surgeon so that I could help those around me look and feel their best. I love being able to restore one’s natural beauty and seeing the happiness and confidence bloom even more. I appreciate what an important decision you are making in deciding to visit our office; therefore, I will strive to ensure that your desires are heard and that you are informed of all of your options so that you can make the right decision for you. Not every concern needs to be addressed with surgery, and as your advocate, I want you to be comfortable with the journey we will be taking together to achieve the look you desire. I believe that trust, service, and open communication are essential characteristics of a thriving patient-physician relationship, and these are qualities that you can expect when you come to visit.

-Andrea Park, MD

Training and Experience

Dr. Park's passion for service, science, learning and teaching are fundamentally evident throughout her journey to become a cutting edge, patient-centered facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. During her undergraduate years at the University of Iowa, Dr. Park achieved numerous awards including the Iowa Scholars Award and the Berens-Krehbiel Research Scholarship. She was also active in her community and could be found serving at the local free medical clinic, her local church, the campus activities board, and as the president and ambassador of the honors society Phi Eta Sigma. She graduated with Honors in Microbiology and then matriculated at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. During her years of medical training, her passion for teaching, service and science grew; she was awarded the American Society of Hematology Research Fellowship and graduated with both service and research distinctions. She then completed her surgical internship, Otolaryngology residency training at the Washington University in St. Louis. There, she completed an NIH T32 research fellowship, served as Co-Administrative Chief Resident, won numerous resident research awards both locally and nationally, and was inducted into the honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. She then went on to complete a rigorous and prestigious facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at UCLA, where she also had the opportunity to train with the cosmetic surgeons to the Stars.

Honors and Awards

Notable among the honors and awards she has received is her induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society for her service, teaching, and leadership. She was elected to serve as Co-Administrative Chief Resident her last year of residency, and will continue her dedication to both service and scholarly pursuits.

Research and Innovation

Dr. Park has received numerous research awards and has published extensively on nerve injury models. She is always thinking of new and better ways to improve options for patients. She was recently awarded the ALA resident research award and was invited to speak at the annual national American Laryngological Association meeting on her innovative treatment option for spasmodic dysphonia. She also was awarded two CORE grants ($10,000 each) for her clinical and translational research projects.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

  1. Park AM, Rawnsley J. Hair Biology: Anatomy and Physiology, In: Facial Plastics Surgery Clinics.
  2. Park AM, Hahn S, and Branham G. Chapter 16: Anatomy and Physiology of Aging, In: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, Plural Publishing, Inc.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  1. Bhatt NK, Park AM, Al-Lozi MT, Gale DC, Paniello RC. “Compound motor action potential duration and latency are markers of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.” Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug; 127(8):1855-1860. PMID: 28224637.
  2. Park AM, Bhatt NK, Paniello RC. “Paclitaxel inhibits post-traumatic recurrent laryngeal nerve regeneration into the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle in a canine model.” Laryngoscope. 2017 Mar; 127(3):651-655. PMID: 27900774.
  3. Bhatt NK, Mejias C, Kallogjeri D, Gale DC, Park AM, Paniello RC. “Potassium titanyl phosphate laser welding following complete nerve transection.” Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul;127(7):1525-1530. PMID: 27859300.
  4. Park AM, Paniello RC. “Lateral Cricoarytenoid Release: Development of a Novel Surgical Treatment Option for Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia in a Canine Laryngeal Model.” Ann OtolRhinol Laryngol. 2016 Sep; 125(9):746-751. PMID: 27257292.
  5. Sand JP, Park AM, Bhatt N, Desai SC, Marquardt L, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Paniello RC.“Comparison of Conventional, Revascularized, and Bioengineered Methods of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reconstruction.” JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun 1;142(6):526-532. PMID: 27149421.
  6. Desai SC, Park AM, Chernock RD, Paniello RC. “Minithyrotomy with radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy (RFITT) for the treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia.” Laryngoscope. 2016 Oct;126(10):2325-2329. PMID: 27107402.
  7. Bhatt NK, Park AM, Al-Lozi MT, Paniello RC. “Compound Motor Action Potential Quantifies Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Innervation in a Canine Model.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jul;125(7):584-590. PMID: 26969454.
  8. Paniello RC, Park AM, Bhatt NK, Al-Lozi M. “Recurrent laryngeal nerve recovery patterns assessed by serial electromyography.” Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar; 126(3):651-656. PMID: 26879238.
  9. Park AM, Dhanda Patil R, Paniello RC. “Prevention of post-traumatic reinnervation with microtubule inhibitors.” Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct; 125(10):E333-337. PMID: 26147345.
  10. Paniello RC and Park A. “Effect on laryngeal adductor function of vincristine block of posterior cricoarytenoid muscle 3 to 5 months after recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Jun;124(6):484-489. PMID: 25595140.
  11. Harraz MM, Park A, Abbot D, Zhou W, Zhang Y, Engelhardt JF. “MKK6 phosphorylation regulates production of superoxide by enhancing Rac GTPase activity.” Antioxid Redox Signal. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1803-1813. PMID: 17854274.