Greetings all, in more recent news, I have just returned from Dubai teaching a course in Hair Transplant Surgery. The attending physicians came from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Dubai, and the United States. It was very interesting to hear the practice experiences of the attending Cosmetic Surgeons in their respective countries. One physician from Iraq described how he treated Saddam Hussein’s wife, who then brought him to treat Saddam himself. He went on to treat Saddam for a period of 5 years, all the while his 6 brothers were killed by Saddam’s people. He wears a Rolex watch that Saddam gave him as a gift. Another physician who currently practices in Iran described in great detail how the current political and social issues there have affected his practice and his personal life. The city of Dubai is a sight to behold. The infrastructure is modern and well planned. The malls are all like the nicest stores on Rodeo Drive or 5th Avenue. I went to the top of the tallest building in the world (2 1/2 times the size of the Empire State Building!), went skiing in the indoor ski resort, and saw the world’s only 7 star hotel. I also had the chance to meet some new prospective patients and follow up with some of my existing patients who live in the Middle East. I may be going back to Dubai in the next few months to perform cases on private patients there and will keep you updated on these activities. I have posted some photos of my trip below.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.