Dr. José Carlos Daher, graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where he practiced his first years of professional life in general surgery; a prerequisite for a specialization in Plastic Surgery. José Carlos Daher began his Specialization course in Plastic Surgery under the guidance of Professor Ivo Pitanguy at the Pontifical Catholic University, who, later became his master and adviser.
He came to Brasilia to set up the Plastic Surgery Service at the Hospital das Forças Armadas, for which he was qualified by a national public examination. He headed that Service for 10 years, during which at the same time he developed his private clinic.
In 1980 he founded and inaugurated the Daher Clinic of Plastic Surgery that would progressively develop into a general medical service providing healthcare to the population, and working alongside other professionals from other areas besides only plastic surgery, such as general surgery, mastology, obstetrics, gynecology, etc.
The Daher Clinic become the Hospital Daher Lago Sul, a complete Health Organization with 140 beds, 80 of which are for hospitalization, 40 ICU’s among others such as Emergency unit, Oncology, Coronary Unit etc. Dr. Daher continues as Head of the Plastic Surgery Services and leads the training course of Plastic Surgeons, accredited by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery.
As an active participant of national and international conferences, he is the author of several original surgical techniques and updates, and currently one of the main authorities in Plastic Surgery. Today, with more than six hundred presentations of works, participation in conferences, and dozens of published works, he exerts his specialty with love and mastery. He states: “Of all the things I have learned in life (and I have learned many), operating plastic surgeries and treating my patients is what I do best. “