Dr. Niamtu is well known in international cosmetic facial surgery circles as surgeon, teacher and author and is regarded as a key opinion leader by academics and clinicians worldwide. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.Dr. Niamtu has served on the board of directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and chaired numerous committees with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He appears regularly in newspaper articles, television broadcasts and popular magazines. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic facial surgery and loves going to work and making his patients look and feel better. Dr. Niamtu was voted “Best Plastic Surgeon to Take You Back 20 Years” by Richmond Magazine in 2010. In 2011 he was honored as a “Top Doc” by Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine and “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Style Magazine in 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014. He received the awards of “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Virginia Living Magazine and Style Magazine in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He has received numerous “Best Speaker” awards at a variety of multi-specialty meetings. He has been awarded The Laskin Award and Harrigan Award in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Golden Scalpel Award by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.