Dr. Niazi specializes in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery and has over 30 years of experience in the field of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. He started work in New York at Westchester Medical Center with the New York Group for Plastic Surgery in 1995 and then moved to the West Coast in 2004 and started his Plastic Surgery practice in Sacramento and surrounding areas.
Dr. Niazi has been actively involved in medical leadership throughout his career as exemplified by serving as the Chief of Surgery, Chief of Craniofacial Surgery, Chief of Microvascular Surgery and the Chief of Staff.
Dr. Niazi has an extensive publication list (over 150 articles, book chapters etc) and lectures nationally and internationally on plastic and reconstructive surgery.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland; He is certified in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons & the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, UK; He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as a specialist in Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is an Associate member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons & an Associate Editor of the Romanian Plastic Surgery Society. He is a member of the Millard Society and O’Brien Microsurgery society. He continues as section editor of Body contouring for the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Niazi was elected as an Associate member of the American Academy of Cosmetic surgery in 2007 and then elected to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in 2011.
Dr. Niazi’s goal in bringing about a change, whether restoring, enhancing or rejuvenating, is to help individuals regain their function and beauty and become emotionally and physically healthy & happy.
Honors and Awards:
RC Bennet medal for best research presentation , Australia : 1993
Hackett Memorial prize for best paper presentation at BAPS, London : 1992
Gold medal for Social & welfare activities : 1983
Plastic Surgery. Cosmetic, Laser & Reconstructive Surgery
In Practice Since:
Fellow of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (FAACS) since 2011
Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS) since 2003
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) since: 2001
Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (FNYAM) since 2000
Fellow in Microsurgery & Hand Surgery : 1993-1994
Fellow in Cosmetic & Cleft Surgery : 1992-1993
Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery : 1992
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) since 1989
Member Regional Credentials Committee Dignity Health: 2014- to date
Member Regional Education Committee Dignity Health:2005- 2013
Chief of Staff, Methodist Hospital : 2012 – 2013
Vice Chief of Staff, Methodist Hospital : 2010 – 2011
Chairman of Quality, Methodist Hospital: 2010-2011
Chief of Surgery, Methodist Hospital : 2008-2009
Chairman Medical Education, Methodist Hospital : 2005-2015
Director of Microvascular & Reconstructive Surgery, Westchester Medical Center: 1998-2003
Chief of Craniofacial Surgery, Westchester Medical Center: 1998-2003
Director of Medical Education & Research, Plastic Surgery, Westchester Medical Center: 1995-2003
Director of Quality Assurance, Plastic Surgery, Westchester Medical Center: 1998-2003
Lecturer in Plastic Surgery & Senior Clinical Fellow, Dept of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center: 1995-1998
Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College: 1998-2004
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College: 1998-2004
Member of Millard Society since 1992/93
Member of O’Brien Microsurgery Society and Sir Lawrence Muir Fellow since 1993/94
Dr Niazi has over 170 publications & presentations in peer reviewed journals including book chapters and has lectured extensively in local, national and International scientific meetings. Dr. Niazi’s articles, book chapters etc have been cited hundreds of times by other physicians.