Fargo, ND +1·701·293·7408 or Toll Free +1·800·352·0587

Superior Care &
Beautiful Results

Dr. Abdullah is a renowned Fargo facial plastic surgeon, with a reputation for surgical excellence and unparalleled patient care. You'll be comforted by his warm, personable demeanor, and delighted with his beautiful, natural-looking results.

A More Attractive &
Confident You

Enjoy more self-confidence and a better quality of life with rhinoplasty. A complex surgical procedure, rhinoplasty requires the steady and precise hand of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Abdullah.

Attain Facial Rejuvenation
- Without Surgery

Achieving full facial rejuvenation doesn't require the commitment of surgery. Enjoy a more vibrant facial appearance with our selection of non-surgical treatment options, including injectables, dermal filler products and laser skin treatments.

Nourish & Protect
Your Skin

Dr. Abdullah has harnessed the power of pharmaceutical-grade aloe to expedite healing and encourage optimal post-operative results. He is also the founder and formulator of Lexli, the premier line of professional, aloe-based skincare products.

Ahmed Abdullah,
MD, FACS, FICS

  • Board Certified in Plastic Surgery & General Surgery
  • Owner, Plastic Surgery Institute PC, Fargo ND
  • Owner, Lexli International, Fargo ND
  • Owner and Medical Director, Abdullah Ambulatory Surgery Center, Fargo, ND
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks ND 1999-Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks ND 1994-1998
  • Member, International Aloe Science Council, Dallas TX, 2003-Present
  • Board of Directors, International Aloe Science Council, Dallas TX, 1998 – 2003
  • Member, Board of Directors, Heartland Independent Provider Network, 1998-Present
  • Staff Plastic Surgeon, Dakota Clinic Limited, Fargo ND, 1993-1995
  • Consultant, Plastic Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Medical School, Karachi, Pakistan, 1994-1995
  • Flight Surgeon, North Dakota Air National Guard, 119th Fighter Squadron, Captain, 1995-1996
  • Air Force Reserves, 1995-1999
  • Member, Fargo Medical Mission to Haiti, 1998 to 2003

Education

  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Jul. 1, 1992-Jun. 30, 1993
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Jul. 1, 1990-Jun. 30, 1992
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Jul. 1, 1989-Jun. 30, 1990
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Jul. 1, 1986-Jun. 30, 1989
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Jun. 23, 1985-Jun. 30, 1986
  • Laboratory Instructor in Anatomy, 1982-1984 Northwestern University Medical School
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, M.D., Sept. 15, 1981-Jun. 15, 1985
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, M.D., Sept. 15, 1981-Jun. 15, 1985
  • Haverford College, Haverford, PA, B.S., Honors, Biology, Sept. 8, 1977-May 18,1981
  • University of Cambridge “A” Levels, Karachi Grammar School, Karachi, Pakistan, Jan. 1, 1972-Dec. 31, 1976
  • University of Cambridge “O” Levels, Karachi Grammar School, Karachi, Pakistan, Jan. 1, 1972-Dec. 31, 1974

Licensure/Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Medical Licenses: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Pennsylvania
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
  • American Medical Association
  • International Aloe Science Council
  • American Burn Association
  • North Dakota Medical Association
  • Blocker, Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
  • Singleton Surgical Society
  • Lipoplasty Society

Committee Memberships

  • Member, Committee on Promotion and Tenure, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, Nov. 1995-2000
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Committee on Communication and Technology, 2001-2003
  • Member, Heartland Independent Provider Network, Committee on Finance Utilization and Reimbursement, 1999-2003
  • Member, Heartland Independent Provider Network, Marketing Committee, 1999-2004
  • Member, North Dakota Medical Board, Ad Hoc Committee on Skin Care and Cosmetology Regulations, 2000
  • Member, North Dakota Medical Association, Committee on Communications Technology, 2000 to 2002
  • Member, Dakota Heartland Health Systems, Ethics Committee, 1999-2001
  • Member, Committee on Academic and Professional Qualifications, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, Nov. 1995-2000
  • Member, Dakota Medical Center, Trauma Committee, 1994-1998
  • Member, Dakota Medical Center, Committee on Research, 1993-1994
  • Member, University of Texas Medical Branch Transfusion Committee, 1989- 1991
  • Judge, District Science Fairs, Chicago Public School District, 1983-1984
  • Medical School Senate Budget Committee, 1981
  • Member, Haverford Student Council, 1979-1981
  • President, School Photographic Society, 1976
  • Treasurer, Einstein Scientific Honor Society, 1975-1976
  • School Perfect, 1975-1976

Awards

  • Yun-Ho Lee Award of Scientific Merit 2002, International Aloe Science Council
  • Corporate Achievers Award, 1999, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Honors in Anatomy, Psychiatry & Anesthesia, 1985
  • Laboratory Instructor in Biology, 1980-1981
  • Graduated Cum Laude, 1981
  • Captain, Varsity Cricket Team, 1980-1981
  • Athletic Letters, 1980-1981
  • Captain, School Track Team, 1975-1976
  • Pakistan National High Jump Gold Medal, 1976
  • Khalilullah Trophy in Biology, 1976
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award, Silver Medal-1976
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award, Bronze Medal-1975
  • Kensett Medal-English Literature, 1975
  • Cree Medal-Science, 1975

Research/Publications

  • “Effects of Aloe Vera on Gap Junctional Intracellular Communication and Proliferation of Human Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Skin Fibroblasts”
  • “Wound Healing: The Role of Growth Factors.”
  • Drugs of Today, 2003
  • “Cell-to- cell Communication and Expression of Gap Junctional Proteins in Human Diabetic and Nondiabetic Skin Fibroblasts.” Abdullah KM, Luthra G, Bilska JJ, Abdullah SA, Reynolds LP, Redmer DA, Grazul-Bilska AT: Endocrine 10(1):35-41, Feb 1999
  • “Stimulation of Human Dermal Fibroblast with Interleukin-2” Abdullah, A., McCauley, R.L., Herndon, D.N., J. Burn Care & Rehab.; 12:23, 1991.
  • “The Effect of Insulin-like Growth Factor-One (FGF-1) on Postburn Hypermetabolism” Strock, L.L., Singh, H., Abdullah, A., Miller, J.A., Herndon, D.N., Surgery 108:161, 1990.
  • “Bombesin Inhibits Bacterial Translocation from the Gut in Burned Rats” Coffey, J.A., Abdullah, A., Milhoan, Herndon, D.N., Townsend, C.M., Jr., Thompson, J.C. Surgical Forum, 1988
  • “Wounding Down-Regulates Diabetic Fibroblasts” A. Abdullah, M.D., L.G. Phillips,M.D., H.Q. Huang, M.D., F. Ko., B.S., S. Treiff, B.S., M.C. Robson, M.D., Surgical Forum LXIII
  • “Effect of Rat IL-2 and Rat Interferon on the Natural Killer Cell Activity of Rat Spleen cells after Thermal Injury” H. Singh, Ph.D., A. Abdullah, M.D., D. Herndon, M.D., J. Burn Care Rehab., 1992, 13: 617-622
  • “Visible Scars and Self-Esteem in Pediatric Burn Survivors” A. Abdullah, M.D., P. Blakeney, Ph.D., R. Hunt, B.A., L. Broemeling, Ph.D., L. Phillips, M.D., D.N. Herndon, M.D., M.D. Robson, M.D., J Burn Care Rehab.
  • “The Safety and Effect of Topically Applied Recombinant Human Interleukein-1B (rhu IL1B) in the management of Pressure Sores” M.C. Robson, M.D., A. Abdullah, M.D., B.F Burns, M.D., L.G. Phillips, M.D.; et al. Woumd Repair and Regeneration
  • “Augmentation of Rat Natural Killer Cell Activity by In-Vivo Administration of Recombinant Interleukin-2 after Thermal Injury” A. Abdullah, M.D., H. Singh, PhD, D.N. Herndon, M.D., J Burn Care Rehab.
  • “Persistent Elevation of TNF-Alpha in Burn Patients May Contribute to Compromised Wound Healing” A. Abdullah, M.D., K. Sahara, M.D., F. Ko, B.S., M.C. Robson, M.D. Wound Repair and Regeneration
  • “Interleukin-2: A modulator of the Hypermetabolic Response to Burn Injury in Rats”
  • “Neo-Vascularized Free Flaps for Coverage of Difficult Wounds in the Absence of Adequate Donor Sites”

Abstracts

  • “Identification of Hepatocyte Stimulating Factor in Blister Fluid (BF) and Fluid Obtained from Under Occlusive Dressings (OD) on Donor Sites of Burn Patients” Society of University Surgeons-Resident Forum, Feb. 10-13, 1988, San Antonio, TX
  • “In-Vitro Effects of Interleukin-2 on Fibroblast Metabolism” American Burn Association, Mar. 29- Apr. 1, 1989, New Orleans, LA
  • “Interleukin-2 A Modulator of Hypermetabolic Response in Burn Injury in Rats” American Burn Association, Mar. 29- Apr. 1, 1989, New Orleans, LA
  • ”In-Vivo Administration of Interleukin-2 (IL-2) Enhances Natural Killer (NK) Cell Activity” American Burn Association, Mar. 27-30, 1990, Las Vegas, NV
  • “Persistence of Burn-Associated Immunosuppression in Children” The Society of University Surgeons Residents Forum, Feb. 15, 1992, Cincinnati, OH
  • “How are Diabetic Fibroblasts Different?” South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Feb. 21-22, 1992, San Antonio, TX
  • “Artificially Vascularized Free Flaps for Coverage of Difficult Burn Wounds” American Burn Association, Apr. 1-4, 1992, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “Visible Scars and Self-Esteem in Pediatric Burn Survivors” American Burn Association, Apr. 1-4, 1992, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “Decreased Long-Term Renal Function in Post-Burn Pediatric Patients” American Burn Association, Apr. 1-4, 1992, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “Persistent Elevation of TNF-Alpha in Burn Patients May Contribute to Compromised Wound Healing” The Wound Healing Society, Apr. 23-26, 1992, Richmond, VA
  • “Wounding Down-Regulates Diabetic Fibroblasts” Plastic Surgery Research Council, Apr. 29- May 3, 1992, Toronto, CANADA
  • “Wounding Down-Regulates Diabetic Fibroblasts” American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, Oct. 11-16, 1992, New Orleans, LA
  • “Wounding Down-Regulates Diabetic Fibroblasts” Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, May 22-25, 1993, San Diego, CA

Other Presentations

  • “Pyloric Stenosis” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Oct. 8, 1988
  • “Secondary Hyperthyroidism in Chronic Renal Failure” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Nov. 5, 1988
  • “Pancreatic Pseudocyst” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Sept. 9, 1989
  • “Splenorraphy” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Oct. 21, 1989
  • “Ascending Cholangitis” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Oct. 28, 1989
  • “Liver Trauma” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Nov. 4, 1989
  • “Solitary Thyroid Nodule” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Nov. 10, 1989
  • “Mucor Infections” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Nov. 18, 1989
  • “Gallstone Pancreatitis” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Apr. 28, 1990
  • “Recurrent Islet Cell Tumors” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, May 5, 1990
  • “Surgery for Crohn’s Disease” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, May 12, 1990
  • “Chronic Pancreatitis” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, May 19, 1990
  • “Penetrating Neck Trauma” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Jun. 9, 1990
  • “Surgical Intervention in AIDS Patients” General Surgery Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, Jun. 30, 1990
  • “Neurotization” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Aug. 1, 1990
  • “Dupuytren’s Contracture” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Sept. 12, 1990
  • “Gender Reassignment Surgery” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Jan. 9, 1991
  • “Malignant Melanoma” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Apr. 10, 1991
  • “Tissue Expansion” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Aug. 14, 1991
  • “Orbital Hyperteliorism” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Nov. 20, 1992
  • “Rheumatoid Hand” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Mar. 11, 1992
  • “Orbital Fractures” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, May 20, 1992
  • “Thoracic Wall Reconstruction” Plastic Surgery Conference, Galveston, TX, Jan. 6, 1993
  • “Flaps and Breast Reconstruction”
  • Surgical Nursing Course, Fargo, ND, Oct. 2, 1993
  • “Difficult Wounds and Coverage Using Flaps”
  • Grand Rounds, University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND, May 17, 1994
  • “Facial Injuries” 2 nd Annual Emergency Medical Care Conference, Fargo, ND, Nov. 11, 1994
  • ”Hand Injuries-Anatomy and Diagnosis” Agha Khan University Medical School, Karachi, Pakistan, Medical Student Lecture, Jan. 23, 1995
  • ”Reconstructive Surgery Using Flaps” Surgical Grand Rounds, Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, Jan. 24, 1995
  • ”Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery” The 1 st District Medical Assistants Association, Fargo, ND, May 2, 1995
  • ”Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery” Women’s Showcase ‘96, Fargo, ND, Apr. 5, 1996
  • “Wound Healing” Residents Teaching Conference, University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND, Oct. 21, 1996
  • ”Skin Care” The 1 st District Medical Assistants Association, Fargo, ND, Feb. 6, 1997
  • ”Skin Problems and Treatment; Skin Care Products” Prarie Lakes Hospital, Grand Rounds, Watertown, SD, May 8, 1997
  • ”Aloe Vera and Wound Healing” Aloe Symposium, Dallas, TX, May 3, 1997
  • ”Skin Care Options and Skincare Products” Women’s Showcase, Fargodome, Fargo, ND, Jun. 7, 1997
  • ”Diabetic Foot Ulcer—Treatment and New Modalities” Grand Rounds, University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND, Jun. 6, 1998
  • ”Looking Natural Only Better” Cosmetic Surgery Seminar, Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND, Jun. 9, 1998
  • Lecturer in “Growth Factors and Wound Healing” for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, 1998-2001: Multiple presentations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Ohio and Indiana.
  • Lecturer in Skin Care and Skin Care Products, multiple presentations over the last 5 years to Regional and National Groups.
  • Effects of Aloe Vera on Gap Junctional Intracellular Communication and Proliferation of Human Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Skin Fibroblasts; IASC Annual Meeting, Seoul Korea 2004

Grants

  • “Evaluation of Efficacy of KSOS of Agent-M in an Animal Model of Thermal Injury and Wound Healing” – 1991, Marion Laboratories, Inc., Kansas City, MO
  • “Evaluation of Efficacy of AMGEN Recombinant IGF-1 in an Animal Model of Thermal Injury” – 1992 AMGEN, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • “Development of an Animal Model of Large Thermal Injury Using Inbred Rats to Examine the Efficacy of Topical Agents and Their Effects on Immune Function, Metabolic Rate and Wound Healing” – 1992 The Shriners Burns Institute, Galveston, TX
  • “Visible Scars, Self-Esteem and Psychological Adjustment of the Pediatric Burn Patient” – 1992 International Association of Firefighters Burn Foundation
  • “Gap Junction Studies of Diabetic Fibroblasts in Tissue Culture” University of North Dakota . – 1996
  • “The Effect of bFGF on Gap Junction Function in Diabetic Wound Healing.” University of North Dakota . – 1997
  • “The Effect Of Aloe Vera on Diabetic Wound Fibroblasts in vitro”, – 2000 The Plastic Surgery Institute, Fargo, ND
  • “Clinical Evaluation of Regranex (Becaplermin) Gel 0.01% for the Treatment of Full thickness Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers”. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals – 1999-2001
  • “A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Parallel Group, Placebo Controlled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Repifermin (KGF-2) In Subjects with Venous Ulcers.” Human Genome Sciences – 2002-Present

Post-Graduate Courses

  • Micro Surgical Techniques, 7-90, Louisville, KY, University of Kentucky
  • Plastic Surgery Review Course, 4-94, Chicago, IL, Osler Institute
  • Plastic Surgery Review, 10-95, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University
  • Laser Cosmetic Skin Resurfacing, 12-95, Chicago, IL
  • Luxar Continuing Education Aesthetic Laser Workshop, 2-96, Palm Springs, CA, Medical Alliance, Inc.
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery, 4-96, Minneapolis, MN, Allinia Health Systems
  • Cutaneous Laser Symposium, 6-96, Dallas, TX
  • Plastic Surgery Education Found. 1 st Annual Dallas Aesthetic Symposium, 11-96, Dallas, TX
  • Baylor University Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty, 2-97, Dallas, TX, Plastic Surgery Education Found.
  • Softlight Hair Removal Workshop, 5-97, Minneapolis, MN, Medical Alliance, Inc.
  • Up to date CME’S in Plastic Surgery maintained by annual attendance of multiple short courses at American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meetings.

Hobbies

  • Golf, Scuba Diving, Tennis, Cooking, Web Design

Location

Plastic Surgery Institute
3280 20th Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 293-7408

Phone Number

+1·701·293·7408
+1·800·352·0587

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Office Hours

Mon 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tues 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wed 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thurs 8:00am to 5:00pm

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