AMIN KALAAJI, md, phd

Oslo, Norway

Amin Kalaaji, MD, PhD, is the clinic chief and consultant plastic surgeon at Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic in Oslo, Norway and President of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NSAPS). He is currently working as Editor-in-chief for the book Plastic and Aesthetic Regenerative Surgery and Fat Grafting. Clinical Application and Operative Techniques.

Dr. Kalaaji has held his position as clinic chief for 17 years. Prior, he was a consultant plastic surgeon/vice chief and chief at the plastic surgery departments at Telemark Central Hospital and Oslo University Hospital in Norway for 10 years.

Dr. Kalaaji completed his surgical training in Paris, France, and Gothenburg, Sweden, where he also earned his PhD in bone grafting of cleft lip and palate.

In the past 15 years, his focus has been on aesthetic breast surgery, including aesthetic augmentation with fat grafting; a new method that includes a logarithm to treat inverted nipples; intimate surgery; gluteal augmentation with fat; rhinoplasty and quality of life (QoL) after aesthetic surgery (eg, breast, intimate, and nose surgery).

Dr. Kalaaji has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and has presented more than 250 lectures, courses, and invited-speaker lectures in plastic and aesthetic surgery worldwide, such as for ASAPS, ISAPS, ISPRES, IMCAS, and many national and international aesthetic surgery meetings. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, is a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and participates as faculty member in global aesthetic courses for the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Dr. Kalaaji is an active member and a board member of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a former board member of the Norwegian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also an active member of the Swedish Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Nordic Society of Plastic Surgeons; and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), including its international and education/program committees the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES).

In October 2015, 2017 and 2019, he served as chairman of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Norwegian American Aesthetic Meeting (NAAM 1,2,3) in Oslo, Norway (www.naam.no). In July 2017, he was elected as the National Secretary for ISAPS in Norway for a term of 4 years. In October 2018, he was assigned, after unanimous vote, to the executive board of the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES) and, in November 2018, he was elected as president of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NSAPS).