EDUCATION

Over the past decade, Dr. Jarrahy has helped train hundreds of undergraduates, medical students, residents, graduate students, craniofacial surgery fellows, and international scholars in the art and science of craniofacial surgery, both domestically and abroad. As important as the teaching of the practice of craniofacial surgery, Dr. Jarrahy strives to instill in his students students a sense of humility and humanitarianism, in the hopes that these future global leaders of medicine and surgery will learn the values, ethics, and rewards of a life dedicated to serving needy children.

 

Dear Dr. Jarrahy,

Thank you so much for such an enlightening experience! What an exciting place UCLA is! I truly enjoyed my time here and am grateful for this opportunity.

--Visiting Medical Student

Dr. Jarrahy--

Thanks for allowing me to complete my preceptorship under your guidance. It has been a real pleasure observing you at work. Your skill in the OR and your bedside manner have provided me with a great example of the kind of physician I want to become. Thanks again for a truly enjoyable experience!

--UCLA Medical Student

Thank you for always helping in any capacity I may need! For always being the best person, doctor, and friend! I appreciate you and am blessed to have you in my life!
— Medical Consultant
Thank you for all your teaching and guidance this year. I especially appreciate you letting me figure things out & the opportunities you’ve given me in the O.R. It is an honor to be the fellow and I’ve enjoyed being at UCLA immensely.
— Former UCLA Craniofacial Surgery Fellow

"Dr. Jarrahy was extremely engaging."

"His talk was moving and opened my view on health in Guatemala."

"I learned lessons from him and appreciated his attitude towards life."

"His lecture was really interesting with a lot of sense of humor and strong messages about the reality of community health in the countries he visits voluntarily."

"I really liked his presentation and it inspired me to go abroad to other countries and take part in global health practices."

"He is doing wonderful work."

"I really enjoyed the combination of volunteer work, humanitarian effort, and his surgical skills. It made me want to become a plastic surgeon and help kids."

--UCLA Undergraduate and Graduate Public Health Students

Dear Dr. Jarrahy,
I recently finished my rotation at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and I wanted to thank you for the opportunity. It was a pleasure working with you and a privilege to learn from you. Thank you for the teaching and instruction you gave. I learned a great deal in the time I spend with you and I very much appreciate the opportunity.
— Visiting Medical Student

Dear Dr. Jarrahy,

Just wanted to THANK YOU again for allowing me the opportunity to shadow you and learn so so much. [Visiting] the craniofacial clinic was truly one of the coolest and best experiences of my life. Thank you for that. And to see so many dedicated healthcare professionals work so hard to take care of their patients... I just hope I can be as great a healthcare provider as you are!

--UCLA Undergraduate Student

Dear Dr. Jarrahy,
Thanks for allowing me to complete my preceptorship under your guidance. It has been a real pleasure observing you at work. Your skill in the OR and your bedside manner provided me with a great example of the kind of physician I want to become. Thanks again for a truly enjoyable experience!
— UCLA Medical Student

Dear Dr. Jarrahy,

I cannot thank you enough for being so welcoming to questions and encouraging of my curiosity. You have a wonderful ability to explain extremely complicated concepts to children, parents, medical students, residents, and fellows all at appropriate levels, all at the same time while keeping each engaged. It is truly remarkable! Thank you for taking each moment to maximize my learning and share your enthusiasm for what you do. I learned an amazing amount from you as a role model, mentor, and surgeon! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to rotate with you.

--Visiting Medical Student

Dear Dr. Jarrahy,
Thank you for all of your teaching and guidance this year. I especially appreciate you letting me figure things out and the opportunities you’ve given me in the operating room. It was an honor to be this year’s fellow.
— Former UCLA Craniofacial Fellow
Thanks for your tutelage over the years!
— Former UCLA plastic surgery resident

Dr. Jarrahy--

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for making my experience at UCLA as informative and worthwhile as possible. I appreciate you letting me work with you in the OR and thank you for taking the time to teach and explain as I know this is not always easy given the nature of that environment.... I appreciate you sharing your insight with me as I always welcome new and different opinions.... I greatly enjoyed learning about your service trips to various parts of the world and have always wanted to give back in such a way.... I want to thank you for my time spent with you during this last month as many of our conversations will prove to be invaluable as I move forward with my training.... Thank you again.

--Visiting Medical Student

At my last division meeting, the chief of surgery did a tribute to my departure and said he sees me today as he did when I arrived: with energy, enthusiasm, and passion. He likes my impact on the patients and providers. He pointed out how he has watched me mature professionally and personally.
I want to you to thank you for your mentorship and friendship and show you what far reaching effects you have created...

--Former UCLA Craniofacial Fellow

Dr. Jarrahy--

I just wanted to thank you for a great rotation! I very much enjoyed operating with you and working with you in clinic. You are an fantastic teacher and I learned a tremendous amount from you in a short time.

--UCLA Plastic Surgery Resident

Dr. Jarrahy—
I wanted to let you know that I appreciated you taking some time out of your weekend to come to the conference and to answer questions! I took a lot out of our discussion...; thank you for your candidness.
— UCLA Medical Student

Hey Dr Jarrahy--

I wanted to thank you for the great rotation. I really enjoyed being able to scrub into cases with you and see Craniofacial clinic! I have very much appreciated all your mentorship, guidance, and research help since beginning preceptorship last winter. Thank you so much!

--UCLA Medical Student