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Release: Dec. 8, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on lasers
and aesthetic surgery Dec. 12
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Al S. Aly, M.D., University of
Iowa assistant professor (clinical) of surgery, otolaryngology and orthopaedic
surgery, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion with
a nationwide audience on the use of lasers in aesthetic surgery from 6 to
7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com
and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page
under "Upcoming Events."
A plastic surgeon with University of Iowa Health Care,
Aly received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington,
D.C. He completed residencies in otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University in
Tennessee and in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami.
He completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at
the University of California, Irvine. Aly joined UI Health Care in 1997.
Aly is board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology.
He is the editor-in-chief of the first and only plastic surgery textbook on
the Internet. His clinical expertise is in plastic surgery, reconstructive
surgery, and cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast, and body as well
as total body contouring and breast reconstruction. Aly is a member of the
American Society of Plastic Surgery.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care
professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to
and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com
is part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services
through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue,
a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22
million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet.
Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.