Dr Ahuja's experience in Burns & Plastic Surgery spans over 3.5 decades, of which 22 years he has headed the most prestigious department in the specialty. He has lead many clinical trials and several of his innovative surgical procedures are published in leading Journals. Dr Ahuja is on the editorial board of several journals including JPRAS, BURNS, Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters, International J of Burns & Trauma, IJPS, Plastic Surgery (formerly Canadian J of Plastic Surgery).
Dr Ahuja is also known for his organizational capabilities as he has organized several National and International Congresses. Notably, he was the Chairman of the 15th World Congress of International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) in 2009, the President of the 9th Asia Pacific Burn Congress and Chairman of the World Congress of International Society for Burn Injuries in 2018.
He was the Past President of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) in 2916 and ex Secretary General (Head of office) of IPRAS-Asia Pacific Section. It is rare for any individual in the world to head two prestigious International Societies. Dr Ahuja has also served as the President of both, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI) and the National Academy of Burns-India (NABI) in 2005.
He is one of the earliest recipients of the State Award from Government of NCT of Delhi for excellence in service (year 2000). In 2006, Dr Ahuja was the Guest Editor of a special issue on ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ published by JIMSA. Dr Ahuja is an expert with WHO, CDC (USA), Healing Foundation (UK), Global Alliance for Cook stoves, ICMR etc. He has been an Invited Faculty and Guest Speaker at over 200 meetings nationally and internationally.
Dr Ahuja’s special interests within the specialty include Aesthetic surgery, Reconstructive surgery, Clefts, Burns and Genitourinary (including sex reassignment surgery) and facial palsy.
Professor Hajime Matsumura is a chief of plastic surgeon at Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, JAPAN. He is practicing at the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit after his surgical residency at the National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center. Between 1985 and 1997, he had the opportunity for study abroad at the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington and University of Washington Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle which is the one of the high volume burn center in the US. Currently, he is on the director of the Japanese Association for Burn Injuries, Japan Society for Surgical Wound Care and many other Japanese medical societies. Internationally, he is an executive board member of International Society for Burn Injuries and International editorial consultant of the Journal of Burn Care and Research, official journal of the American Burn Association. His clinical and research works are focused in the field of wound healing including acute wound care, burns, scar, keloid, and their regenerative medicine. He will host the 13th Asia Pacific Burn Congress (APBC 2021) in May 12-14, 2021 at Toshi Center Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
Chong Si Jack
(Immediate Past President)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Dr. Niann-Tzyy Dai is a father of two, Plastic surgeon & Chief of Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital (TSGH), National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan, R.O.C. and the Principal Investigator of stem cell & tissue engineering Lab.
After graduating from medical school, he received 5 years of residency training for General and Plastic surgeries, and furthermore earned the PhD degree in Aston University, Birmingham, U.K.
Dr. Dai acquired several international invention patents in medical devices, and got the 9th and 13th Innovation Awards from the Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry, Taiwan in 2012 and 2016. In 2014, Dr. Dai was elected as the 12th President of the TSBIWH and took the lead successfully in the Burn Society and the burn team of TSGH for managing mass burn casualties in the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion Disaster happened in 2015.
Nyoman P Riasa
Dr. Nyoman P Riasa got his medical degree from Universitas Udayana, Bali (1993), plastic surgery training in Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2002) and post-graduate fellowship program at Showa University Tokyo Japan (2001). He completed his PhD program at Universitas Udayana (2014). He was the founder of Plastic Surgery Training Program in Sanglah General Hospital/Udayana University and the Head of Plastic Surgery Division and Burn Unit (2006-2018). He is now the senior consultant plastic surgeon at Surgery Department of Sanglah Hospital and BIMC Hospital, Bali. Hosting the 10th APBC (Bali 2015) as the president of APBA. Until now still active as Honorary Treasurer of APBA and the member of ISBI Practice Guidelines Committees for Burn Care.
Professor. Vinita Puri is the President of the National Academy of Burns India.
She is presently heading the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai.
She is an alumnus of medical schools in Mumbai. Among her achievements she has been honored with the Donald R. Laub Humanitarian Award 2016 by ReSurge
International, the Safdurjung Professorship by National Academy of Burn India (NABI). She has been a recipient of the Kilner award and the
N H Antia award of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI). She was also the APSI visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery for the year 2013-2014.
She was Editor of the Indian Journal of Burns from 2011 to 2017. She has many publications in international and national books and journals.
Dr. Puri is presently the President of the National Academy of Burns India, the South East Asia representative on the Executive board of the International Society of Burn Injuries and the Honorary secretary of the Asia Pacific Burn Society. She is also ReSurge Honorary Medical Director for India, Member of the advisory board of ROTTO-SOTTO Western region, and Member of the Medical Advisory Board of Impact India foundation which runs the Lifeline Express catering to the poor and needy in the interiors of our country.
Treating the poor and economically backward sections of society is a special passion with her and towards that end she has served and offered her services to innumerable surgical and medical camps for the last 25 years across the country and continues to do so even today.
Her special interests are Hand surgery, Reconstructive Micro surgery, Brachial plexus surgery and Burns.
Head of Burn Injury Unit,
Plastic Surgery Division, Surgery Department
Medical Faculty of Universitas Indonesia,
Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Indonesia
Aditya Wardhana is currently working as the Head of Burn Unit Injury in Plastic Surgery Division, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital Jakarta, since year 2012 until now. He entered and became a staff of Plastic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia / Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and became a member of Indonesian Association of Plastic Surgeons in 2006.
He joined as a member on International Society of Burn Injuries in 2008. He has been practicing plastic surgery for 12 years and had many experiences in held workshops, became speakers, and published papers in plastic surgery clinical education.
(Honorary Web Master)
Rei Ogawa, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chief, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
Rei Ogawa is now directing the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and the Mechanobiology and Mechanotherapy Laboratory at his medical school. He has focused his recent studies on the mechanobiology and its application to tissue engineering, wound healing and anti-aging medicine. His clinical specialty is reconstructive surgery and scar management, for example, abnormal scar (keloid and hypertrophic scars) prevention and treatment. In relation to this, he studied mechanobiology of scarring, and he is a world leader in this area. He has coauthored over 50 chapters in international/national books, coauthored over 400 papers in international/national scientific journals, and has presented over 1500 coauthored papers at international/national conferences including over 250 invited lectures.
Naoki Aikawa, Japanese surgeon, educator. Diplomate Japanese Board Surgery, Japanese Board Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
Recipient Harvard prize Harvard Club of Japan, 1961, Everet Idris Evans Lectureship award American Burn Association, 1995.
Doctor of Medicine summa cum laude, Keio University, Tokyo, 1968. Doctor Medical Sciences, Keio University, 1981.
Research fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1973-1976; clinical and research fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1973-1976; chief surgeon, Saiseikai Kanagawa Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, 1978-1980; associate professor School Medicine, Keio U., 1988-1992; professor, department chairman emergency and critical care medicine, Keio U., since 1992; director emergency and critical care and trauma services, Keio U. Hospital, Tokyo, since 1992. Post medical advisor United States Embassy, Tokyo, since 1991. Honorary medical advisor Canada Embassy, Tokyo, since 1992.
Senior committee member research committee committee Science Council Japan, since 1995. Member exam committee National Medical Board Japan, since 1992. Member Control Drug Administration Committee, Japanese Government, since 1992.
Honorary professor 2d Military Medical College, Pla, China.
Diplomate Japanese Board Surgery, Japanese Board Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
Fellow : American College of Surgeons. Member: Japanese Society for Burn Injuries (president 1995-1996), Japanese Association Acute Medicine 2000, International Society for Burn Injuries since 2002, New York Academy of Sciences, Japan Shock Society (president-elect since 2002), American Surgical Association (honorary).
Dong Chul Kim
Chief, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Director, Advanced Burn Reconstruction Center, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital
20, Seohyeon-Ro 180, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam-Si, Kyounggi-Do, Korea, 13590
CP:82-10-2488-2114, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President, Korean Burn Society (2013 June - Nov 2015)
Board of Director, International Communication Committee, Korean Burn Society; present
Auditor of Korean Burn Society; present
Vice president, The 6th Asia Pacific Burns Congress, June 3-5 2007, Seoul Korea
Chair of Disaster Planning Committee, ISBI (2008-2010)
Member of Korean Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons since 1984
Professor, Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surg, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University (1984 – 1999), CHA University Hospital (2003-2010), Konyang University Hospital,(2010 – 2014)
EDUCATION : Graduate School, Yonsei University Medical college, Korea International Visiting Professor, Division of Plastic surgery, UCLA 1991-1992