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Dr. Kian Karimi, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Kian Karimi is an exceptionally skilled cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgeon. He holds certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology for both otolaryngology and plastic surgery within the head and neck. He is also a member of professional organizations including the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Originally from Indiana, Dr. Karimi attended Indiana University for his undergraduate education, graduating magna cum laude at the age of twenty and earning double degrees. He continued his medical education, matriculating into the Indiana University School of Medicine and graduating with highest possible honors. At the University of Florida, Dr. Karimi completed a five-year residency program focused on the study of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. This was followed by a prestigious fellowship program for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patients visiting Dr. Karimi can receive a full range of surgical procedures. He performs rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and rejuvenation of the aging face through surgical and non-surgical means. General ear, nose, and throat care for conditions including sore throat, allergic cough, and snoring is also available.

In-network insurances

  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicare

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Saint John's Health Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Indiana University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Florida, Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • University of Toronto, Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Indiana University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Resident Teacher of the Year (3 yrs) - University of Florida College of Medicine & the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Kris Conrad Merit Award in Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Top 10% of graduating medical students

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1073603262

Office locations

Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists

11645 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists

2125 Arizona Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
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Perfect visit, staff were excellent, some of the best I have ever experienced!
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Doctor Karimi was very professional. He made me feel at ease and not rushed. He answered all my questions. I didn't leave his office feeling like I was rushed out. He diagnosed my problem and prescribed the proper treatment. I would definitely recommend him.
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Very friendly and professional!
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What s wonderful experience. Everyone is friendly n very helpful. So happy to find a doctor and staff Members. Who care. Thank you
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Dr Karimi is by far the best physician ive ever met. Incredibly caring, knowledgable, supportive and overall a great person and doctor. Highly recommend to anyone/everyone!
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Dr. Karimi was very professional, and as a new patient, he spent quite a while with me. He answered all of my questions and recommended the different options he thought would give me the best results. The end goal being tosee an improved me, but natural. I liked that fact that I never felt pushed at any time to have a procedure done unless I felt ready.
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Dr Karimi saw me on super short notice! He was very knowledgeable and personable. I'm really thankful I had my ear problem that landed me there on a referral from urgent care. Not only that he examined my 3 year oldfor me upon request who had recently fallen as we were wondering if his nose was broken. Now we have a great ENT and facial surgeon if ever needed. Thank you Dr. Karimi!
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Very pleasant and professional
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As always, Dr. Karimi is a wonderful doctor. His surgery on my badly infected sinuses was a complete success and I am very grateful for his expertise and professional, compassionate manner.
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Absolutely great and professional. Dr Karimi is the best. I recommend him to all my friends and family.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Karimi is amazing! He truly is. I needed a 3rd skin cancer removed from my face and I was genuinely concerned and afraid because of 2 prior experiences with another doctor (who isn't a bad doc). However, with Dr. Karimi'sknowledge, skill and expertise I was quickly put at ease and rightly so. The surgery was almost painless and results are astonishingly different. One week post op I have a very faint scar that flows with my 'natural tension lines' - "nice way to say wrinkles" :) I'm a nurse and didn't know that having skin cancer removed could be anything but awful. I'll never let another doc touch my face again. I am eternally grateful!!!
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Dr. Karimi went well. Dr. Karimi is very patient and thorough. I highly recommend him.
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Love him to death! I come in looking really tired and get out of there rejuvenated with no more headaches. Maryann
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He is very knowledgable about his field and makes you feel very comfortable with any questions you may have. The staff are all very nice as well.
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Dr. Karimi was great, a real miracle worker.
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out of six doctors, first one to actually find the problem with my son. Surgery today. Went very well. He checked in constantly with me and the recovering kid. We love Dr. Karimi.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Karimi is truly a caring Doctor as is Dr. Griffiths. In fact, their whole staff is awesome and very thoughtful and professional. They take the time to "remember" you... and your reasons for seeing these fabulous doctors,. I highly recommend them. Period. Vincent Di Paolo
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Loved Dr. Karimi! He really knows what he's doing. Great bedside manner and I will continue to see him for as long as possible. So glad I found him.
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He is fantastic !! The only problem is that this office is out of my PPo network !!! I have USC network blue cross top PPo
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Dr. karimi is very knowledgable and really connects with his patients ...makes them feel so at ease :-). I was there for a consult but I saw him in a demonstration a couple of years ago....this was the reason I decidedto go conslt with him today because I felt I could trust him and knew he really cares about what the patient cares about...you are not just "a number" :-)
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Dr. Karimi was vibrating...and put me at ease. He was able to name the 10 Commandments and recite the 12 Disciples of Christ in alphabetical order. He has a very efficient and kind assistant too. All in all it was a very enlightening visit. Kumbaya!
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent & always consistent.
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Dr Karimi was great! I only went to him once but it was a wonderful, easy, and thorough appointment. He's very nice and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend him and I'll be back next time I need anything for my ears!
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He is friendly honest and on time!!
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Dr. Karmi is amazing!! He is so nice and warming like I had known him for a long time. You can tell he really takes pride in what he does and enjoys it. This was my first time seeing him, butI will definitely be going back! He did restylane under my eyes, lips and mouth area. The technique he uses is like nothing that I have seen before. He truly is an artist! I highly recommend Dr. Karmi and I am so glad I found him. I will continue going to him for any and all my treatments.
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He's a caring and excellent doctor!
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So professional and knowledgeable...so happy I found him
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Dr. Karimi was very professional in his manner. Also, he showed concern regarding the problem with my ears and suggested that I have a test to see that I do not have a growth in my ears.
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Dr. Karimi is very nice and he takes his time , no rush in my appointment and I appreciate that so much I highly recommend him .
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Love the office staff. I got a next day appointment. His office is fully equipment to diagnose and treat pretty much any condition. Dr. Karimi is always professional and thorough. Despite not having been in is office in over a year,Dr. Karimi remembered my unique medical situation and was happy to see my health was on track.
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Dr K took a lot of time dealing with an issue that was not his expertise but that I trusted his judgement about. He is smart and kind and always available for us. He is fantastic. And a big plus is he's always on time!!
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Excellent Doctor. Caring kind professional and thorough.
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Dr. Karimi is GREAT doctor. A treasure in every way. Patient, caring, great sense of humor. I recommend him and his entire staff without reservation.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellence! Dr. Karimi took the time and answered all my questions.Dr. Karimi was very clear and nothing left unanswered. I don't feel rush, he was very personable.
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Dr. Karimi and his staff are always very professional and helpful, even when I have to make a last minute appointment.
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He's as good as it gets! Knowledgeable, professional, kind, cheerful, great 'bedside manner'. (and i didn't mind the short wait as it was a last minute request by my primary care doctor for a second opinion, not only that he cameinto the room prepped w. my p. care doctor's information. ) I feel very lucky having him on my team.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Karimi is so kind and knowledgeable. He always makes you feel comfortable and is always patient and answers all of my questions!
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Dr. Karimi is very pleasant and has a wonderful bedside manner. He answers all of my questions and gives me his honest opinions. I highly recommend him!
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I never write reviews but Dr. Karimi and his entire team are beyond fantastic. Professional, friendly, accommodating and clearly passionate about what he does, I highly recommend Dr. Karimi.
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The most important characteristic about Dr. Karimi is his genuine care and concern when your sitting in his chair. My consultation was extremely pleasant, un-rushed and most importantly he really listened. Most Dr.'s dont care to listen totheir patients because they feel as though they dont need to, because they are the ones with the answers. But Dr. Karimi felt like a friend, he was kind and really respectful of my concerns. His staff- Chris the patient counselor and the medical biller (cute asian woman) were very sweet and answered all of my questions.
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Fine
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VERY PLEASANT!
More than 1 year ago
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Very rare to find a doctor that takes so much time to talk and explain what is going on. He's also a Doctor that does try to accommodate the patient and does not take advantage of the patient. I guess I'vehad some bad experiences in the past, that I feel that this is so amazing :)
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Love Dr. Karimi! He is very knowledgable, friendly, patient, and kind. He goes the extra mile.
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Very efficient and friendly. No wasted time, but did not feel at all rushed. Focused immediately on purpose of visit and addressed issue effectively and directly.
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He was very pleasant and knowledgeable! He had a wonderful bedside manner. I will make him my "go to" doctor.
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I had a great experience with Doctor Karimi. He quickly diagnosed me and explained my symptoms. The appointment was very relaxed and I would definitely see him again.
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Dr Karimi is awesome!
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He was great, I just wish I knew when I booked the appointment because he was out of network for my PPO which means the procedure I need done will cost me almost twice as much. If I knew this aheadof time, honestly I would have searched for another doctor in network.
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Trust,care and love:) I am so happy my family found this great Doctor. He comes with a wonderful group of staff.
More than 1 year ago
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