Meet Dr. Joe Niamtu

Virginia Cosmetic facial Surgeon Dr Joe Niamtu Dr. Niamtu is well known in international cosmetic facial surgery circles as surgeon, teacher,  and author and is regarded as a key opinion leader by academics and clinicians worldwide. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and The American Board of Cosmetic Facial Surgery. His practice is limited to cosmetic facial surgery. He maintains cosmetic surgery privileges at several local hospitals.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

He lectures internationally on cosmetic facial surgery and has taught on six continents around the world. He has written seven textbooks as well as 31 chapters in other textbooks. He has authored hundreds of publications on various cosmetic facial topics and a cosmetic facial surgery DVD series.  Dr. Niamtu has presented a yearly cosmetic surgery meeting for the past 20 years and has taught hundreds of surgeons from every specialty, both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Niamtu has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He has chaired numerous committees with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery over the past 20 years. He appears regularly in newspaper articles, television broadcasts and popular magazines. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic facial surgery and loves going to work and making patients look and feel better.

Dr. Niamtu has been voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon”  31 times.

Dr. Niamtu is proud to have been awarded “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” 31 times in Virginia

Dr. Niamtu is committed to numerous charitable organizations and pro bono groups. He was honored with the Richmond Times-Dispatch Newspaper Community Service Award for his volunteer work on third world children with facial deformities. He and his wife have received community service awards from Soar 360  and Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter. Dr. Niamtu has also been active with Operation Smile and Noah’s Children, International Hospital for Children and Medical Care for Children and The Virginia Home

Dr. Niamtu and his wife have two special needs children with cerebral palsy.

Dr. Drew Ordon the host of the Award Winning Daytime Show The Doctors Interviews Dr. Niamtu


  • Kent State University, Kent Ohio-Bachelor of Science
  • Kent State University Graduate School-Neuroanatomy (1 year)
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio- DMD
  • Carolinas Medical Center- General Practice Residency (GPR)
  • Medical College of Virginia- Richmond, Virginia- 4 year hospital residency Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Niamtu has surgery privileges at the following local hospitals and surgery centers

  • Henrico Doctors Parham
  • Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Stony Point Surgery Center


A Word From Dr. Niamtu

To learn more about Dr. Niamtu and his professional activities visit the links on “About Dr. Niamtu” on the menu.