Dr Amir Karam Of KaramMD: 5 Things You Need To Create A Successful Career As A Plastic Surgeon
An Interview With Jake Frankel
Communication — There are not many fields in medicine that require as much emphasis on communication with a patient and your team as in plastic surgery. Being a strong communicator is so important because you’re dealing with patients directly who are coming to you with high expectations of what you can do for them. To be able to communicate your thoughts and level set expectations clearly, ensures you gain the confidence of your patients and for me, trust your face in my hands. You also have to be able to communicate your patient’s desires and goals to ensure their expectations are met.
As part of my series about healthcare leaders, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Amir Karam.
Dr. Amir Karam is a renowned Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and has devoted his career to mastering facial plastic surgery. Dr. Karam developed and trademarked two unparalleled facial-rejuvenation procedures, Vertical Restore® and Vertical Prevent®, and launched the Karam MD Trifecta, a three-step program that covers the entire spectrum of skincare for women and men of every age and skin type. Dr. Karam earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class, winning the Gordon Hatfield Award for Best Surgical Student in his year. He completed both a five-year residency and a prestigious facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at UC Irvine Medical Center. In addition to delivering clinical care, Dr. Karam is a recognized writer — publishing a textbook and over 20 research articles in peer-reviewed journals — educator, speaker, and influencer in the field of facial surgery.