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Feredun S. Azari, MD
General Surgery Resident

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Feredun Azari is currently a first year categorical general surgery resident. He was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan and immigrated to United States in his early teens. Dr. Azari is fluent in Azeri, Russian, and Turkish.

Dr. Azari majored in chemistry at George Mason University before attending University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has participated in various research projects during his undergraduate and medical school years. Currently he has a strong interest in the impact of various surgical techniques on long term outcomes of post-liver transplant patients and graft survival.

2017 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2013 - 2017 MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
2009 - 2013 BS - (Chemistry) George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Azerbaijani American Medical Association
Dr. Azari’s participated in research of:
  • Complications Related to Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto Transplantation
  • Sequence of Anastomosis and Long Term Outcomes in Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Role of Androgen Receptor in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation

  1. R. Shahbazov, N. Bashoo,G. Yoshimatsu, G. Saracino, F. Azari, N. Onaca, P. Kim, M. Levy, Status: Risk Factors for Early Readmission After Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation. 2016, Jun; 16(Supplement S-3): 429.
  2. Azari, Feredun B.S,Milani, Kavian MD,. Shahbazov, Rauf MD,.. Azithromycin and sensorineural hearing loss. When should you suspect it? When and how to intervene?. Azerbaijan Medical Association Journal. 2016, Sep; 1(2): 51-53.
Pub Status: Published.
  3. Feredun Azari B.S. Rauf Shahbazov M.D. Hemarthrosis: Concurrent Acute Presentation of CPPD and Uric Acid Crystals in an Elderly Patient with a History of Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Azerbaijan Medical Association Journal. 2016, Sep; 1(2): 38-40.
Pub Status: Published.
Poster Presentations
  1. Rauf Shahbazov, Feredun Azari, Jennifer L. Alejo, Giovanna Saracino, Michael L. Talanian, Michael A. Fox, Krista S. Kennedy, Samuel Kessel, Arash Nickkholgh, Daniel Maluf, Shawn J. Pelletier. (2017). Outcome of Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation After Initial Hepatic Artery Followed by Portal Reperfusion. Presented  at American Transplant Congress; Chicago, Il.
  2. Shahbazov R, Dabous A, Azari F, Yoshimatsu G, Fernandez H, Saracino G, Naziruddin, Onaca N, Kim P, Levy M. (2016). Effect of Pylorus Preservation Procedure on Patient and Graft Outcome in Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation Poster presented at: American Transplant Congress; Boston, MA.
  3. John P. Davis MD, Morgan Salmon PhD, Nicolas H. Pope MD, Guanyi Lu MD PhD, Gang Su MD, Akshaya Meher PhD, Feredun Azari BS, Gorav Ailawadi MD, Gilbert Upchurch, Jr. MD. (2015). Pharmacologic Blockade and Genetic Deletion of Androgen Receptor Attenuates Aortic Aneurysm Formation Poster presented at: Meeting of the Virginia Chapter of American College of Surgeons; Richmond, VA.
    Azari.F; Greguric. Z; Cressman. R; Obaida.Z. (2012). Glial Cell Modeling in Trauma Induced Astrocyte Damage.  Presented at: Society for Neuroscience; New Orleans, LA.
Oral Presentations
  1. Outcome of deceased donor liver transplantation after initial hepatic artery followed by portal reperfusion. Rauf Shahbazov1, Feredun Azari2, Jennifer L. Alejo2,Giovanna Saracino1, Michael L. Talanian2, Michael A. Fox2, Krista S. Kennedy2, Samuel Kessel2,Arash Nickkholgh1, Daniel Maluf1, Shawn J. Pelletier.1 1Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, US presented at the AInternational Liver Transplant Society Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2017
  2. Azari, F; Yarnall, Y.; Stelmach, K.; Cooper, P. D.; Gadzhiev, O. (2014). Investigating The Reactions Between OH and CO Using the Matrix Isolation Technique: Implications for Planetary and Interstellar Chemistry Oral Presentation presented at: NASA Astrobiology Graduate Conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY.
2017 R. Scott Jones Award in Surgery (Sole Recipient)
2017 Poster of Distinction- American Transplant Congress
2014 American Academy of Thoracic Surgeons Summer Scholar
2017 Samuel Michael Brooke Memorial Award in Hematology (Sole Recipient)


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