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Amit Kochhar, MD

TitleClinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology -Head & Neck Surgery (Clinican Educator)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentOtolaryngology
AddressCHP 204M 1540 Alcazar St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD12/2014Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA6/2016Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FLMD5/2008Medicine
    University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MDBS6/2002Neurobiology & Physiology

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    Dr. Amit Kochhar provides consultation for surgical management of the aging face and nasal airway, hair transplantation, and minimally invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation using laser, pulsed light, ultrasound, and radiofrequency energy. In addition to his expertise in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kochhar is one of a select few surgeons who perform complex (microvascular) head and neck surgical reconstruction. He performs these procedures following cancer resections and facial trauma, as well as for the rehabilitation of facial paralysis, an area in which he has specific clinical expertise and research interest. Dr. Kochhar has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on the management of facial nerve disorders, head and neck reconstruction, facial trauma and rhinoplasty.

    In addition to his clinical duties caring for patients, and teaching residents, he continues to perform research and present at national meetings. He is excited to bring his unique combination of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical techniques to the patients of Southern California. His training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has provided him with a diverse skill set that he can provide to each patient. He believes that each patient has unique experiences and perspectives that shape their goals of treatment. Thus, he strives to learn about his patients in depth and create a plan of care that meets each of their individual needs.


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    1. Sand JP, Nabili V, Kochhar A, Rawnsley J, Keller G. Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Aesthetic Surgeon. Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Aug; 33(4):437-443. PMID: 28753720.
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    2. Hildebrand MS, Newton SS, Gubbels SP, Sheffield AM, Kochhar A, de Silva MG, Dahl HM, Rose SD, Behlke MA, Smith RJ. Advances in Molecular and Cellular Therapies for Hearing Loss. Mol Ther. 2008 Feb; 16(2):224-236. PMID: 28178538.
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    3. Ahmed A, Arora D, Kochhar A. Ultrasound-guided alcohol neurolysis of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve for intractable meralgia paresthetica: a case series. Br J Pain. 2016 Nov; 10(4):232-237. PMID: 27867513.
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    4. Kochhar A, Albathi M, Sharon JD, Ishii LE, Byrne P, Boahene KD. Transposition of the Intratemporal Facial to Hypoglossal Nerve for Reanimation of the Paralyzed Face: The VII to XII TranspositionTechnique. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Sep 01; 18(5):370-8. PMID: 27348018.
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    5. Iyengar NM, Ghossein RA, Morris LG, Zhou XK, Kochhar A, Morris PG, Pfister DG, Patel SG, Boyle JO, Hudis CA, Dannenberg AJ. White adipose tissue inflammation and cancer-specific survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue. Cancer. 2016 Dec 15; 122(24):3794-3802. PMID: 27508351.
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    6. Kochhar A, Larian B, Azizzadeh B. Facial Nerve and Parotid Gland Anatomy. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Apr; 49(2):273-84. PMID: 27040583.
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    7. Kochhar A, Wu I, Mohan R, Condé-Green A, Hillel AT, Byrne PJ, Elisseeff JH. A comparison of the rheologic properties of an adipose-derived extracellular matrix biomaterial, lipoaspirate, calcium hydroxylapatite, and cross-linked hyaluronic acid. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Nov-Dec; 16(6):405-9. PMID: 25102942.
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    8. Kochhar A, Kopelovich L, Sue E, Guttenplan JB, Herbert BS, Dannenberg AJ, Subbaramaiah K. p53 modulates Hsp90 ATPase activity and regulates aryl hydrocarbon receptor signaling. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2014 Jun; 7(6):596-606. PMID: 24736433; PMCID: PMC4074578.
    9. Schierl M, Patel D, Ding W, Kochhar A, Adhami K, Zhou XK, Dannenberg AJ, Granstein RD. Tobacco smoke-induced immunologic changes may contribute to oral carcinogenesis. J Investig Med. 2014 Feb; 62(2):316-23. PMID: 24322330; PMCID: PMC3902110.
    10. Iyengar NM, Kochhar A, Morris PG, Morris LG, Zhou XK, Ghossein RA, Pino A, Fury MG, Pfister DG, Patel SG, Boyle JO, Hudis CA, Dannenberg AJ. Impact of obesity on the survival of patients with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue. Cancer. 2014 Apr 01; 120(7):983-91. PMID: 24449483; PMCID: PMC3961521.
    11. Kochhar A, Byrne PJ. Surgical management of complex midfacial fractures. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Oct; 46(5):759-78. PMID: 24138736.
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    12. Kochhar A, Pronovost PJ, Gourin CG. Hospital-acquired conditions in head and neck cancer surgery. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul; 123(7):1660-9. PMID: 23733563.
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    13. DeGennaro VA, DeGennaro VA, Kochhar A, Nathan N, Low C, Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Accelerating surgical training and reducing the burden of surgical disease in Haiti before and after the earthquake. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov; 23(7 Suppl 1):2028-32. PMID: 23154377.
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    14. Mohebati A, Guttenplan JB, Kochhar A, Zhao ZL, Kosinska W, Subbaramaiah K, Dannenberg AJ. Carnosol, a constituent of Zyflamend, inhibits aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated activation of CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 transcription and mutagenesis. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Apr; 5(4):593-602. PMID: 22374940; PMCID: PMC3324618.
    15. Kochhar A, Angeli SI, Dave SP, Liu XZ. Imaging correlation of children with DFNB1 vs non-DFNB1 hearing loss. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 May; 140(5):665-9. PMID: 19393408.
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    16. Kochhar A, Orten DJ, Sorensen JL, Fischer SM, Cremers CW, Kimberling WJ, Smith RJ. SIX1 mutation screening in 247 branchio-oto-renal syndrome families: a recurrent missense mutation associated with BOR. Hum Mutat. 2008 Apr; 29(4):565. PMID: 18330911.
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    17. Hildebrand MS, Newton SS, Gubbels SP, Sheffield AM, Kochhar A, de Silva MG, Dahl HH, Rose SD, Behlke MA, Smith RJ. Advances in molecular and cellular therapies for hearing loss. Mol Ther. 2008 Feb; 16(2):224-36. PMID: 18223547.
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    18. Kochhar A, Fischer SM, Kimberling WJ, Smith RJ. Branchio-oto-renal syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Jul 15; 143A(14):1671-8. PMID: 17238186.
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    19. Kochhar A, Hildebrand MS, Smith RJ. Clinical aspects of hereditary hearing loss. Genet Med. 2007 Jul; 9(7):393-408. PMID: 17666886.
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