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Dr. Kristina Zakhary selected as Top Female Surgeon of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

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  Canada, Alberta, Calgary - 06/12/2019 (PRESS RELEASE JET)

Dr. Kristina Zakhary, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon with special focus on Facial Cosmetic Plastic  and Reconstructive Surgery, working in private practice at the Zakhary Clinic and Assistant Clinical Professor Head and Neck Surgeon, for the University of Calgary, was just recently selected as Top Female Surgeon of the Decade for the Year 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the healthcare industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 Male and 1 Female Surgeon are selected for this distinction. Dr. Zakhary is being recognized for this honor for dedicating over 15 years to Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Surgery for the Head and Neck. She was just recently honored at IAOTP’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, where she received the Award for Top Business Innovator of the Year.  IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Dr. Kristina Zakhary for her success and dedication. She will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas at the end of this year for this distinction.

With almost two decades of professional experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Kristina Zakhary has certainly proven herself as an extraordinary professional, and expert in the field.  Dr. Zakhary is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not only honing her expertise in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery but she has also mastered state of the art Facial Cosmetic Surgery techniques and combines unique skills of both a specialized facial surgeon and an artist to improve the health and confidence of her patients. As a thriving entrepreneur, she provides visionary leadership through educating her patients and staff.  Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP states, “Choosing Dr. Zakhary for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant, has tremendous foresight, extensive knowledge, and her work has impacted society on a global level. We are truly honored to have her as our Top Surgeon of the Decade and cannot wait to celebrate her success at this year’s gala!”

Dr. Zakhary knew from a young age that she wanted to become a Doctor. She was only 17 years old when she entered Medical School, having been accepted into a very competitive fast track program at McGill University. She received both her Medical Degree and Master’s Degree in coordination with the department of Plastic Surgery from McGill University and she completed her Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the University of Toronto. After practicing several years in the public health sector, Dr. Zakhary decided to compliment her practice in the public sector by opening a private practice specializing in cosmetic surgery while continuing her public practice at the Calgary Health Region. Today, Dr. Zakhary balances her time between the two practices, while also taking a teaching role in the University of Calgary’s Department of Surgery, where she has been a Clinical Assistant Professor since 2011.

Holding both a successful private and public practice in Alberta, Canada, Dr. Zakhary is the first woman in Calgary to be certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the first woman elected to be the Western Canadian representative on the Board of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her expertise include: Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift Surgeries, Blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck), Otoplasty (ear tuck), Earlobe Surgery, Facial Wrinkle and Scar treatments, and Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The Zakhary Clinic offers both surgical and nonsurgical procedures such as; Blepharoplasty (Eyelids), Chin and Cheeks, Ears, Facelift, Forehead, Neck Liposuction, Nose, Nasal Trauma, Breathing Problems, Cancerous Lesions, Mole Removal, Treatment of Acne and Acne Scars, Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatments, Laser Vein Therapy, Medical Skin Therapy, Skin Peels, Filler Injections, and Wrinkle Reduction Injections.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Zakhary has received numerous awards, accolades and has been a sought-after guest speaker and co-author on several published research papers about facial plastic surgery, nationally and internationally. She has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and advancement in the healthcare industry. She is also
regularly invited as a visiting surgeon internationally, teaching other surgeons specialized techniques in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For 2019, she was honored as Top Business Innovator of the Year and was chosen in 2018 as the Empowered Woman of the Year, by the International Association of Top Professionals. She graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and in 2017, Dr. Zakhary was selected as Top Facial Surgeon of the Year by IAOTP. In 2014 she was inducted into Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Calgary. Dr. Zakhary is an associate staff member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Member of the Alberta Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Alberta.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.  

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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