Amin Kalaaji, MD, PhD, is the clinic chief and consultant plastic surgeon at Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic in Oslo, Norway, a position he has held for the past 20 years. Dr. Kalaaji was also the president of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NSAPS) from 2018 to 2020.
For 20 years, Dr. Kalaaji’s focus has been on aesthetic plastic surgery, including the use of fat grafting for various indications on the body—which is the subject of this text, Plastic and Aesthetic Regenerative Surgery and Fat Grafting: Clinical Application and Operative Techniques.
Dr. Kalaaji earned his medical degree from Aleppo, Syria, and completed his surgical training in Paris, France and Gothenburg, Sweden, where he also completed his PhD in bone grafting of the cleft lip and palate. For 10 years, Dr. Kalaaji was a consultant plastic surgeon/vice chief and chief at the plastic surgery department at Telemark Central Hospital and Oslo University Hospital in Norway.
Dr. Kalaaji has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and has given more than 300 lectures, courses, and conference presentations in plastic and aesthetic surgery worldwide—for organizations such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES), and the International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS) in addition to speaking at many national and international meetings worldwide. He currently serves on the editorial boards for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, and the Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae.
Dr. Kalaaji is also 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 ASAPS, including its international and education/program committees, ISAPS and ISPRES.
In 2015, 2017, and 2019, Dr. Kalaaji served as chairman of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Norwegian American Aesthetic Meetings (NAAM 1, 2, 3) held in Oslo, Norway. In July 2017, he was elected as the national secretary for ISAPS in Norway for a term of 4 years, in addition to being on the membership committee from 2018 through 2020. In October 2018, after a unanimous vote, Dr. Kalaaji became a member of the executive board of directors of ISPRES. A month later, he was elected president of NSAPS—a position he held until the end of 2020. In 2020, Dr. Kalaaji also became the chairman of the membership committee of ISPRES and a member of the safety committee of ISAPS—a position he will hold until 2022.