Dr. Luis A. Picard Ami Jr. graduated from medical school in 1983 and then went on to train in general and plastic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to moving back to Panama City in the year 2000, Dr. Picard Ami was the medical director of the Plastic Surgery Institute at Miami, Florida, where he practiced for almost 10 years. In addition to his formal training at PlasticSurgery, Dr. Picard Ami did fellowship training in Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, Cranio and Maxillofacial surgery.
He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the section of Plastic Surgery. Professional memberships include numerous international, national and local surgery organizations.
In addition to numerous professional and humanitarian honors and awards. He has published several scientific articles in plastic surgery. He has participated in the clinical testing of several surgical devices currently utilized in the field of plastic surgery. He has published several scientific articles in plastic surgery and is currently on the editorial board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal one of the most recongnized in the field of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Picard Ami has served as the secretary of the Society of Latin American Plastic Surgeons of North America as well as several hospital committees for surgical quality and safety assurance. He is an active member of Operation Smile Panama, Healing the Children and the Rotary Club and donates plastic surgery services to women victims of domestic violence. He currently serves on the Patient Safety Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the editorial board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.