Dr. Kristina Zakhary, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon with Special focus on Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Zakhary Clinic, and University of Calgary, was just recently selected for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are selected for this distinction.The Empowered Woman of the Year is an award that is given for a Woman who has excelled tremendously in a male dominated industry and has inspired other professionals by her outstanding commitment and contributions to society. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Dr. Zakhary for her success and dedication.
Dr. Zakhary is being recognized for this honor for having empowering women on a global scale to not only be successful in the healthcare profession but has provided visionary leadership in educating her patients and staff. Dr. Zakhary will be honored for this achievement at the 2018 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala being held at the Plaza Hotel in, NYC.She will be presented not only with the Empowered Woman of the Year Award but also for her selection as Top Surgeon of the Year.
Dr. Zakhary was just honored at the 2017 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala, at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park NYC for being selected as Top Facial Surgeon of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare field. Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated “Choosing Dr. Zakhary for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.She is brilliant, extraordinary, and has empowered women to be successful in a very male dominated industry. We are honored to have her with our organization and we are looking forward to spending time with her at this year’s gala. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala.
Dr. Zakhary is being recognized for having over 2 decades of professional experience in the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Industry. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success not only honing her expertise in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery but she has also masteredstate of the art Facial Cosmetic Surgery techniques and combines unique skills of both a specialized facial surgeon and an artist to improve the health and confidence of her patients.Her expertise include: Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift Surgeries, Blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck), Otoplasty (ear tuck), Earlobe Surgery, Facial Wrinkle and Scar treatments, and Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Holding both a successful private and public practice in Alberta, Canada, Dr. Zakhary is the first woman in Calgary to be certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the first woman elected to be the Western Canadian representative on the Board of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Zakhary knew from a young age that she wanted to become a Doctor.She was only 17 years old when she entered Medical School, having been accepted into a very competitive fast track program at McGill University.She received both her Medical Degree and Master’s Degree in coordination with the department of Plastic Surgery from McGill University and she completed her Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the University of Toronto.After practicing several years in the public health sector, Dr. Zakhary decided to compliment her practice in the public sector by opening a private practice specializing in cosmetic surgery while continuing her public practice at the Calgary Health Region.Today, Dr. Zakhary balances her time between the two practices, while also taking a teaching role in the University of Calgary’s department of Surgery, where she has been a Clinical Assistant Professor since 2011.
The Zakhary Clinic offers both surgical and nonsurgical procedures such as; Rhinoplasty (nose jobs), Facelifts, Blepharoplasty (Eyelids), Chin and Cheeks, Ear Tuck (Otoplasty), Forehead, Neck Liposuction, Nose, Nasal Trauma, Breathing Problems, Cancerous Lesions, Mole Removal, Treatment of Acne and Acne Scars, Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatments,Laser Vein Therapy, Medical Skin Therapy, Skin Peels, Filler Injections, and Wrinkle Reduction Injections.
Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Zakhary has received numerous awards, accolades and has been a sought-after guest speaker and co-author on several published research papers about facial plastic surgery, nationally and internationally.She has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and advancement in the healthcare industry.She is also regularly invited as a visiting surgeon internationally, teaching other surgeons specialized techniques in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She was chosen for the 2018 Top Female Executive Award by the International Association of Top Professionals and in 2017, Dr. Zakhary was selected as Top Facial Surgeon of the Year by IAOTP.In 2014 she was inducted into Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Calgary.Dr. Zakhary is an associate staff member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Member of the Alberta Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Alberta.