A Virginia facial cosmetic surgeon is bringing his charity work closer to home.
Dr. Daria Hamrah announced Tuesday that he will start performing pro bono facial cosmetic surgery one time per month for certain patients in need.
“Whether it is that you’re a victim of domestic violence, or you were born with a facial deformity—whatever that is—like cleft nose, cleft lip, and you’re just self-conscious and have low self-esteem as a result of that, I would love to help you,” Dr. Hamrah said.
Hamrah, a triple board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon, asked individuals and organizations in need to reach out to him.
He said he will interview potential candidates and select one patient per month for a charitable surgery.
As co-founder of the Alegria Foundation, the doctor has taken trips abroad to treat cleft palate, cleft lip, and other conditions in youth in Colombia.
At home, his charity work will take place with the cosmetic surgery practice that he is president and founder of, NovaSurgicare, in McLean, Virginia.
“This is my way of giving back, and being grateful for the ability that God and my mentors gave me, and it would mean a lot to me,” the doctor said.