Dr. Kristina Zakhary selected as Business Innovator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

2019-02-09 18:45:28 - CALGARY, ALBERTA - (PR Distribution™)

Dr. Kristina Zakhary, Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon for the Zakhary Clinic and Head and Neck Surgeon, for the University of Calgary, was just recently selected as Business Innovator of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the healthcare industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a 10 business leaders are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities in business, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  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 this honor for demonstrating success as a thriving entrepreneur who is not only a talented Surgeon put has proven to empower women on a global scale.She has provided visionary leadership in educating her patients and staff. Dr. Zakhary was honored for this achievement at the 2018 IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala which was held at the Plaza Hotel in, NYC. She received not only the Business Innovator of the Year Award but also the Empowered Woman of the Year Award and Top Surgeon of the Year.

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; Blepharoplasty (Eyelids), Chin and Cheeks, Ears, Facelift, 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 Empowered Woman of the Year, by the International Association of Top Professionals and graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine.For 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. 

For more information on Dr. Zakhary please visit: www.facialcosmeticsurgery.ca

Watch her video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aveVJZcO9HM


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com


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