Kodi Azari, MD, FACS is an internationally known plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His clinical areas of interest include hand, microvascular, peripheral nerve surgery, and hand transplantation. Azari has the distinct professional honor of being one of the lead surgeons on five hand transplant operations, including the first double-hand transplantation, the first arm transplantation performed in the United States, and the first-hand transplantation in the Western United States. Azari is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the director of the Hand Transplantation Program. He is the author of over 50 scientific articles and book chapters and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on hand surgery.