Dr. Agha is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatological cosmetic surgery.
She completed the prestigious Indiana University School of Medicine Dermatology residency and fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery under the mentorship of world renowned facial plastic surgeon William H. Beeson, MD and Cosmetic surgeon Robert F. Jackson, MD.
Dr. Agha earned her medical school degree from the Chicago Medical School, as well as her masters of science degree in human physiology. She had also earned her bachelor of arts in biology and psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School. She completed her internship in preliminary internal medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
She has an extensive research background and published numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. She also completed two research fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a clinical trials fellowship at Northwestern University.
She is on staff at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Hinsdale Hospital.
Dr. Agha is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the young physician section representative of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the American Medical Association (AMA), and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
She is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.
What does FAAD after a doctor's name mean?
Most board-certified dermatologists in the United States are members of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy). Dermatologists indicate this by placing FAAD after their names.
FAAD stands for "Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology."
To be a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), a dermatologist must:
- Have a license to practice medicine.
- Pass the board exams given by either the American Board of Dermatology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Be a member of the Academy.
What Does FAACS After a Doctor’s Name Mean?
An ‘FAACS’ after a doctor’s name indicates that the doctor is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The AACS only adopts members into the organization who meet a rigorous set of standards around excellence in cosmetic surgery and have a strong interest in engaging with other cosmetic surgeons.
These requirements include:
- A current medical license in the US or Canada.
- At least 50 cosmetic surgery procedures.
- Board-certified in a surgical specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties or equivalent.
- Regularly engaging in cosmetic surgery.
Fellow membership in the Academy allows doctors like Dr. Agha to use ‘FAACS’ after their name, which stands for ‘Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
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Dr. John Rachel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Facial Plastic Surgery; Cosmetic Surgery; Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
An expert surgeon specializing in cosmetic facial plastic surgery, Dr. Rachel has an extensive background in medical research. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University, he went on to graduate Alpha Omega Alpha (honor medical society) from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also trained with Dr. William Beeson, the former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Rachel has published numerous academic papers in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals, including The Archives of Otolaryngology and Dermatologic Surgery, and has presented much of his work at national medical meetings. Dr. Rachel also contributes a monthly column on visual and cosmetic health to PLUS, a Polish magazine.
For his work on skin care regimes, Dr. Rachel was the recipient of the John Orlando Roe award, a national honor presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant from the federal government.