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Saint Peter’s University Hospital Physician Appointed Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

July 12, 2021

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Physician Appointed Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
New Brunswick, N.J. – July 12, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is pleased to announce that Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, FACS, the chief of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Peter’s, has been appointed as the new Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Founded in 1964, AAFPRS is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery, representing more than 2,200 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. AAFPRS fellowship programs provide postgraduate training in facial plastic surgery. The AAFPRS committee recommends overall policies and procedures to the AAFPRS Foundation Board of Directors and also recommends a curriculum for the fellowship program. As the Fellowship Committee Chair, Dr. Sheykholeslami (known as “Dr. Shey” by his patients) will be responsible for all committee activities.

“I am honored to have been appointed the new Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” said Dr. Shey. “The fellowship program fosters the development of emerging physicians who are passionate about pursuing the craft of facial plastic surgery. I look forward to seeing how this latest cohort of fellows advances and transforms our field.”

Dr. Shey is a specialist in head and neck cancer, ENT, complex ear and mastoid surgeries, skull-based tumors, cosmetic and reconstructive facial deformities, thyroid, parathyroid and sinus diseases. He is experienced in treating congenital abnormalities in children and frequently collaborates with the clinicians at The Craniofacial & Neurosurgical Center at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Among other board certifications and qualifications, Dr. Shey is one of the very few physicians in the tri-state area who is a dual board-certified sleep surgeon with the capability to offer interventional multi-level state-of-the-art surgery for the treatment of those with sleep apnea, including the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation, one of the recent state-of-the-art devices for obstructive sleep apnea in cases where the patient has not responded to traditional treatment. 

For more information about ear, nose, and throat services or head and neck surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, visit saintpetershcs.com/ENT.
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About Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
 

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