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Foad Nahai

Foad Nahai


Professor Foad Nahai is a graduate of Bristol University in the UK and is Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. He is the editor-in-chief of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the current president of the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. He is the past president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the former director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the past chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council. He has published over 210 peer reviewed articles, edited or co-edited 8 textbooks, and covered all aspects of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery in his writing.

Professor Nahai is internationally recognized as an innovator in the field of plastic surgery, where he has developed and refined many procedures. His contribution to reconstructive surgery is extensive, including the Mathes-Nahai classification of flaps and the description of the Tensor Fascia Lata flap as well as numerous refinements and innovations in reconstructive surgery. The latest book he authored and edited, published in 2011, is the second edition of his three-volume text entitled The Art of Aesthetic Surgery, and he has used his knowledge and skills to contribute greatly to the advancement and safety of aesthetic surgery, which has been the focus of the latter half of his career.

Professor Nahai has been invited to lecture and demonstrate plastic surgical procedures all over the world. In addition to numerous professional honours and awards, he is listed in the “Best Doctors in America” and has been listed in W Magazine as one of the top plastic surgeons in the world.