The Iraqi Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
The earliest independent plastic surgery unit in Iraq was established in the year 1968. Thanks to Prof. Issam Al-Omari to give birth to this unit. Later on, Prof. Muthanna Al-Qassab joined the unit in the medical city teaching complex. Few years later, Prof. Alaa Basheer, established the second unit in Basra city in 1973.
In the year 2001, it seemed essential to establish our scientific society to gather all qualified plastic surgeons and it was named “IRAQI SOCIETY OF RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGEONS” ( ISRAS ).
The society gave the identity of our practice. The main goal is to provide a scientific scaffold to the practicing surgeons who are now able to share their experience, discuss problems met in practice, and hold scientific meetings.
ISRAS joined other international societies and our surgeons had been attending many international meetings.
Our mission is to move towards a new future to improve the practice of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and to prevent any malpractice in the field especially by those intruders to this specialty.
Prof. Zakaria Y. Arajy
President of ISRAS