Mona Lisa Cosmetic Surgery CenterCosmetic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery (BOTOX®), Ophthalmology: Oculoplastics
Ramtin Ronald Kassir, MD, FACS
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
Describe the most rewarding experience that you have had working with a patient?
Fixing cleft palate/lip on a young girl and seeing the look on her face when she saw the result the next day. A humbling and life changing experience.
What is your charity organization of choice and why?
Charity of choice is our own Kassir foundation, which provides provides pro bono medical/surgical work for women and children in the middle east. Similar to operation smile elsewhere, but none of the known charities serve the middle east, so we created our own.
What does living in the Ridgewood community mean to you?
After moving here from Texas, my 16 years in Wayne (northern NJ) and NY has exposed me to a cosmopolitan culture full of fantastic, amazing people- where I've been at home and grown personally and professionally.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
I will study and prepare myself, and one day, my time will come. Abraham Lincoln
What makes your specialties the right fields of medicine for you?
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery appeals to my love of head and neck anatomy and a specialty that's both medical and surgical- from simple ear, nose and throat problems to complex head and neck tumors Sleep medicine incorporates neurology, psychology, anatomy, physiology, internal medicine, pulmonology, and otolaryngology (ENT) into one specialty that effectively deals with the complex and very common issues of sleep apnea and sleep disorders Lastly, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery combines my innate creativity, knowledge of anatomy, precise surgical skills, and my love of art and sculpting together to make a difference in patient's lives.
Finish this sentence: If I weren't a doctor I would be___.
If I weren't a doctor I'd be an artist (mainly clay sculpting, some drawing) living on the aegean coast somewhere in the dodecanese in Greece.
When (your age) did you first realize you wanted to become a surgeon? And did you experience anything in particular to motivate you to achieve this prestigious goal?
I knew I wanted to be a doctor since age 3. That's when I used to take my father's stethescope and examine everyone in the house. I had my first medical kit at the age of 6. I knew surgery was for me the first time I walked into an operating room at the age of 22, my third year of medical school. The attending was taking out a football sized tumor from the abdomen of a 5 year old child. I'd found my calling.
Can you tell us in your own words what you consider a perfect outcome of a surgical procedure?
A perfect outcome of a surgical procedure is when you've accomplished all the surgical goals, (whether medical or cosmetic), and the patient is happy with the results and so am I.
What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?
Favorite surgical procedure is still a toss up between rhinoplasty and facelift. Two instances in which medicine is an art and a science.
What procedure would you like to do more of and why?
I would do more facial reconstructions and cleft palates. Very challenging surgeries with rewarding outcomes for both patient and surgeon.
In a perfect world, when would you like to retire, where would you go and what would you do?
In a perfect world I probably wouldn't retire because I love what I do, but if I did, I'd spend it with family and friends, sculpting and golfing, smelling the roses.
What Sets Us Apart
Dr. Ramtin Kassir is a triple-board certified Top plastic/cosmetic surgeon in NJ and NYC specializing in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, and Head & Neck Surgery. He is a national trainer and the No. 1 provider of Restylane and Dysport in NJ.
1984-1987 University of Texas at Austin (BA, high honors, magna cum laude)
1987-1991 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Doctor of Medicine, high honors, Alpha Omega Alpha, Academic Scholarships, NIH Grant, Fellowship from American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, Outstanding Research Awards)
1991-1996 University of Texas Medical Branch - Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Outstanding Research Award)
1996-1997 University of South Florida, Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1997- Present Private practice, Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery/Otolaryngology, NY/NJ
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck SurgeryAmerican
American Board of Otolaryngology
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
American Academy of Dermatology
Dallas County Medical Society
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