Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2012
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raffi Hovsepian has recently attained certification by the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) and is a member of the National Society of the USA. IPRAS is the only Global Plastic Surgery Organization incorporating all National Societies of the world. IPRAS states that members of National Societies, who are at the same time members of IPRAS, are Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons "of good standing and with high ethical principles."
The purpose of IPRAS is to promote the art and science of plastic surgery, to further plastic surgery education and research, and to encourage friendship among plastic surgeons and physicians of all countries.
"My focus on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is long-held," states Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hovsepian, who holds membership in other professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). "I have attained certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS)," he adds, making him Triple Board Certified as a surgeon.
Dr. Hovsepian continues, "I plan to continue exploring and deepening my understanding and practice of Plastic Surgery, and I appreciate the recognition from IPRAS as validation of my pursuits in the field."
Dr. Raffi Hovsepian's Education and Training
Dr. Hovsepian completed his residency and was certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in general surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, where he graduated as the Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in plastic surgery at the world renowned Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Prior to concluding his nine years of formal training, Dr. Hovsepian completed subspecialty fellowships in aesthetic surgery of the nose, face, breast and body.
Prior to training in plastic surgery, Dr. Hovsepian received a Bachelor in Science degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went to the prestigious Chicago Medical School where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed two Masters in Science, Pathology and Physiology; graduating in the top 10% of his class.
About the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
IPRAS began as the solution to the need of the specialty to present the emerging contributions of plastic and reconstructive surgery to the entire world of medicine. IPRAS was formed in 1955 by an international group of plastic surgeons in Sweden in order to bring order and harmonization to an evolving specialty. Men, who became giants in plastic surgery, such as Skoog, Broadbent, Sanvenero-Rosselli, and Manchester, saw the need for an international organization which would provide a forum for the discussion and implementation of scientific advances in plastic surgery. The countries with the largest concentrations of plastic surgeons pledged their support for the concepts envisioned. The first International Symposium was held in Washington, DC and was acknowledged by all plastic surgeons involved to have accomplished the goals anticipated.
To learn more about IPRAS, please visit their website at http://www.ipras.org.
More About Dr. Hovsepian
For more details on Dr. Hovsepian’s scope of expertise, please visit his website at http://www.RHMD.com/ .