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Foad Nahai, MD, FACS

Foad  Nahai, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Dr. Nahai is internationally recognized as an innovator in the field of plastic surgery where he has developed and refined many procedures. He has co-authored ten books and published over 190 scientific articles on all aspects of plastic 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.

He has been invited to lecture and demonstrate plastic surgical procedures all over the world. In addition to numerous professional honors and awards, he is listed in the “Best Doctors in America”, the “Best Doctors in the U.S.”, Town & Country Magazine, Good Housekeeping, More Magazine and Atlanta Magazine as one of the country's top plastic surgeons. He has been listed in W Magazine as one of the top plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Nahai is in demand internationally to speak at plastic surgery meetings and to demonstrate surgical procedures.

Dr. Nahai served as the 2008-2010 president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), he is a past president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a former director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

His primary area of expertise is in Face, Neck and Eyelid surgery where he has made significant contributions to the advancement of the art and science of Facial Rejuvenation.


Plastic Surgery (Board certified since 1980)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

aesthetics, botox, breast reconstruction, breast surgery, chemical peel, eyelid rejuvenation, facial rejuvenation, nasal surgery (rhinoplasty), otoplasty


Medical SchoolUniversity of Bristol, Bristol, England

InternshipGreater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland United Bristol Hospitals, Bristol, England

ResidencyJohns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FellowshipEmory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Organizational Memberships:

Director, American Board of Plastic Surgery 2001-2007

President, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2007-2008

President, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2008-2010

President Elect, American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers 2011-current

Major or Recent Publications:

Nahai, F.: 2011. Editorial: “What Not to Wear” and Other Aspects of Professionalism. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 31 (8) 977-979.

Symbas, J., McCord, C., and Nahai, F.: 2011. Acellular Dermal Matrix in Eyelid Surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal,  31 (7s) 1015-1075.

Abboushi, N., Yezhelyev, M., Symbas, J., and Nahai, F.: 2012. Facelift Complications and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism:A Single Center’s Experience. Aesthetic Surgery Journal,  32 (4) 413-420.

Lawson, G.A.III, Kreymerman,P.,and Nahai, F.: 2012. An Unusual Complication Following Rhytidectomy: Iatrogenic Parotid Injury Resulting in Parotid Fistula/Sialocele. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 32 (7) 814-821.

McCord, C.D., Walrath, J.D., and Nahai, F.: 2013. Concepts in Eyelids Biomechanics With Clinical Implications.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 33 (2) 209-221.


Clinician of the Year Award
American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2013

Janos Zoltan Award for “Several Decades of Outstanding Scientific Work, for Professional Authenticity and Human Attitude”
Hungarian Association for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2011

Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, 2010

Best Panel Moderator Award
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2007 and 2010

Distinguished Service Award
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2010

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