Dr. Niamtu Featured in Kent State Alumni Magazine
I am honored to have been featured in the Kent State Alumni Magazine in an article about our charity work. It has been a distinct honor for me and my staff to assist hundreds of special children and adults with free surgical procedures. Virtually all of these individuals are heroes as despite significant disabilities or hardships, they do all that they can to be productive in our society. For many of them, poverty, violence, trauma and disease has robbed them of the things that most of us take for granted. I wish we were able to do much more pro bono work and we are always looking to assist those less fortunate.
Kent State University was my stepping stone for the rest of my life and as a Midwest Ohio boy who wanted to perform facial surgery, it all began there. I attended the Stark County Campus for two years as I had to work and save money. I completed my next 3 years at the Main Campus and and graduated with a B.A. in Zoology and a year towards my Master’s degree in Neuroanatomy.
My father ( a first generation child of Romanian immigrants) graduated from Kent State and I followed his footsteps. My sisters, cousins and nephews also went to Kent and my little sister Lisa Waite is a teacher in Mass Communications. Kent State is in the Niamtu blood.
I was named an Outstanding Alumnus about a decade ago, an award that I cherish. For all the above reasons, I think about my undergraduate alma mater on a daily basis. That was the the most fun time of my life and the time of ultimate learning. I am humbled to be honored in this recent article.
Go Golden Flashes!
Joe Niamtu, III DMD
Cosmetic Facial Surgery