Mojtaba Ghods

LWA – Lipedema World Alliance

In 2008, Dr. Ghods founded the Clinic for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Microsurgery in Potsdam and expanded it at Bad Belzig and Forst to become one of the largest departments for plastic surgery in Germany. Dr. Ghods is a member of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC), INTERPLAST Germany and the Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC). In December 2021, Dr Ghods became the first scientist in the world to successfully complete his habilitation on lipedema “The standardization of surgical treatment of lipedema patients” at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Potsdam He coordinates the task force “Lipedema” of the German Association of Plastic Surgeons (DGPRÄC) and represents it in the German S2k-guideline Lipedema. Ghods is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons on lipedema in Germany and considered a pioneer of liposuction for lipedema in the Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons (DGPRÄC). Numerous studies on lipedema are being conducted at Dr. Ghods’ clinics, including research on MRI as a potential diagnostic marker with the German Heart Center Berlin (DZC), and basic research on potential pathophysiological causes of lipedema with the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE). They are also one of 14 “LIPLEG” centers commissioned by the German “Joint Federal Committee” (G-BA) to compare conservative therapeutic approaches with surgical interventions for lipedema.