Foad Nahai, MD, Named Associate Editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Peer-Reviewed Publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

NEW YORK, NY (October 23, 2006)—Foad Nahai, MD, has been named  Associate Editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), peer-reviewed journal of the 2300-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).  Well-known for his extensive contributions to scientific research and education in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Nahai joins Editor in Chief Stanley A. Klatsky, MD, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in leadership of the journal's Editorial Board.

Currently in private aesthetic surgery practice in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Nahai is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University.  He has been a member of the Aesthetic Society since 1989.  Currently the Society’s President-Elect, he also serves as the Chair of the Education Commission and the Breast Surgery Immediate-Response Committee, and has served on the Judicial Council since 1997.  He has served as Clinical Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal since 2000.  Dr. Nahai was elected to the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is currently the First Vice-President of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as a member of numerous medical societies, including the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Dr. Nahai has been an Aesthetic Society traveling professor at many universities worldwide and has been the author of more than 135 scientific publications. 

"Aesthetic Surgery Journal will benefit greatly from Dr. Nahai's extensive scientific and editorial background as well as his very active involvement in international plastic surgery education," says Dr. Klatsky.  "Dr. Nahai is a frequently invited speaker at international forums, where he will be in a position to further encourage submission to ASJ of the very best papers by international authors."

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, published by Elsevier Science, is the world's most widely read clinical journal of cosmetic surgery, with subscribers in more than 80 countries.  Besides its affiliation with ASAPS, the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in aesthetic surgery, ASJ is also the official English-language journal of plastic surgery societies in Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Costa Rica, Colombia and The Netherlands.  In addition to ASJ's Editorial Board of plastic surgeons, the journal's Interspecialty Consultant Editors includes physicians, surgeons, and other professionals representing anesthesiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and clinical psychology.  For information on the journal, as well as subscriber and pay-per-view access to the journal's full text and graphics, go to www.aestheticsurgeryjournal.com.

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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