Archive for the ‘ People with disabilities ’ Category

Virginia Fails It’s Mentally Ill Citizens

  Click to view full article April and I recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper regarding the touching story written by reporter Katie O’Connor.   As we stated, come on Virginia, we can do better than this, we have to do better than this. Joe Niamtu, III DMD […]

The Ups and Downs of Father’s Day

I was asked to write an essay for the Richmond Times Dispatch in 2010 about the experience of Father’s Day for parents of children with disabilities.  Yes, Father’s day for parents of disabled children is different from normal families because every day is different from normal families.  There is not doubt that it is tough […]

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 […]

Dr. Niamtu Celebrates 30 Years of Practice and Community Service and Awards 5 “Niamtu’s Heroes”

I finished my maxillofacial surgery residency in July of 1983 and entered private practice in Richmond, hoping to build a successful facial surgery practice.  I had no idea how great this experience would be and that I was building one of the largest maxillofacial practices in the country.  This was due to a lot of […]

Casey Perkins: One of my hereos

Here I pose with my buddy Casey Perkins.  I read about Casey  years ago when he was severely burned in a fire from a Christmas tree.  I have had the honor to reconnect with Casey recently and we have been trying some of the new scar lasers on his burn scars and skin grafts.  We […]

Dr. Niamtu Featured in Kent State Alumni Magazine

Click here to view Kent State article 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 […]

Bullying and Cosmetic Surgery in Children

Cosmetic surgery is my life’s work and passion.  I love doing it, talking about it and writing about it.The way it usually works is that a patient see aging changes and decides to perform elective cosmetic surgery.  A pretty simple cause and effect scenario. There are times, however, when this template is different and one […]

Boomer Magazine Interview with Joe & April Niamtu 10-2011

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Savor Every Moment: How Father’s Day is Different for Parents of Disabled Children

The following is an essay I was invited to write for the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. Click on the image below to view the article in PDF form