Archive for the ‘ Domestic Abuse and Violence ’ Category

Star Myles Domestic Violence Survivor: One of the Bravest Women (and patients) I Have Ever Seen

Star Myles (then Star Austin) was holding her 1 year old infant when her former husband shot her in the head at point blank rage just behind her left eye.  Miraculously, she survived and lived to tell the story and help other victims of domestic abuse. I was honored to be one of the surgeons […]

Dr. Niamtu featured on NBC for his work with domestic violence survivor after machete attack

I have treated tens of thousands of patients over my career and Davette Hayes is one of the strongest, courageous and most beautiful people that I have ever met.  She is truly one of my heroes.  She was violently attacked with a machete in a domestic violence incident.  The surgeons at VCU Medical Center saved […]

Domestic Violence, Ray Rice, and the NFL

   Sometimes it takes a tragic or unfortunate situation to shed light on very important topics such as Robin Williams’s untimely death which brought attention to depression and suicide.  The recent video that showed NFL star Ray Rice knock out his girlfriend, as horrific as it was, will no doubt bring much needed attention to […]

Cosmetic Facial Surgery and Domestic Abuse

Cosmetic facial surgery and domestic violence may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but unfortunately they are sometimes very entwined.   I guarantee, whether you realize it or not, if you are reading this you have friend, coworker or neighbor that is a victim of domestic violence. I practice cosmetic facial surgery and I am also very active […]