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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