A chance to go "Beyond the Surface" of plastic surgery

Published: 14 March 2011 at 13:24

Leading surgeon Professor Foad Nahai to deliver public lecture at Anglia Ruskin

One of the world’s most widely-known and respected plastic surgeons, Professor Foad Nahai, will deliver a lecture at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford on Thursday, 17 March (6pm).  

Professor Nahai’s “Beyond the Surface” lecture will appeal to anyone with an interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery, ranging from health professionals to the general public.

Jim Frame, Anglia Ruskin’s Professor of Aesthetic Surgery, said:

“The Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) is honoured to be hosting an inspiring lecture by Professor Nahai, who is probably the best-known plastic surgeon in the world and a multiple author, educator and trainer.

“His lecture will discuss his journey within plastic surgery from his family’s move from Iran to the United States, how he was accepted within American society, and how he has advanced through his career. His talk will also focus on the interdisciplinary advances in reconstructive plastic and aesthetic surgery following congenital or acquired deformity.”

Professor Nahai is internationally recognized as an innovator in the field of plastic surgery, where he has developed and refined many procedures.  

In addition to being the 2008-2010 president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), a former director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Editor-in-Chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Professor Nahai is sponsored as a travelling professor by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Jim Frame, who is helping to arrange Professor Nahai’s lecture, was appointed as Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Anglia Ruskin University to lead and develop research interests as part of the recently-built PMI.

Launched in 2008, the PMI now has a purpose-built state-of-the-art building at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus. The Institute is a unique partnership of 20 NHS and private healthcare organisations, bringing together the clinical expertise with the academic strengths of the University.  It provides a nucleus and a focus for collaboration in research, postgraduate education and innovation in the provision of healthcare.

“Aesthetic surgery is continuing to rise in popularity with the public and this speciality is being championed by Anglia Ruskin University and the PMI,”

added Professor Frame.

“The aim is to help set standards of care, with patient safety in mind, and to offer advanced research facilities to develop new products and techniques that will help the population at large.”

Anglia Ruskin is currently hosting Garrick Georgeu, a mentored surgeon who has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the University of London.  Garrick is working alongside Professor Frame as an Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer while undertaking research at the PMI.