Leading the way in expert surgical care

Your companion for change

We recognise that opting for a cosmetic surgery or treatment is a very personal and significant decision for most people and a great deal of trust is placed in your chosen provider. At Auralia, we are here to help our patients make informed choices, provide them with specialist care, tailored to their individual needs, and guide them through their journey every step of the way – as a companion for change. All of our surgeons are Irish Medical Council registered and are all specialists in their given field. We have a very strong vetting process when it comes to selecting our surgeons, all of whom must have a proven track record and be a registered specialist.All the nursing staff in our clinics are highly trained in cosmetic and aesthetic laser surgery, have been trained in the major Irish hospitals and are fully registered. Our staff are highly trained in patient care.
Our medical staff constantly research global advancements, ensuring the treatments we offer are the most up-to-date and best available. At Auralia you will always be looked after by trained medical staff who have the time and the expertise to explain procedures in detail and answer all of your questions.

DR. AHMED RAMZI SALMAN
MB. BCH. BAO. BMEDSC.
COSMETIC SURGEON

Born in Iraq in 1970. Medicine runs in the family, as Dr Salman’s mother is a pediatrician and his sister in an onco-plastic breast surgeon. He completed his pre-med in Texas, USA. He then moved to Ireland and did Medicine in UCD, Dublin and graduated with Honours in surgery. Dr. Salman has been practicing in this field for 22 years, and founded Auralia Clinic in 2000.

He completed his general surgery training in Ireland and afterwards he returned to USA to train under the renowned Dr. Michael E. DeBakey in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. It was during this time that Dr. Salman decided to branch into the area of Aesthetic plastic Surgery. He then went to Australia to receive further training in Breast Surgery and returned to Texas to complete specialist training in the John Tebbett technique for Breast surgery.

Passionate and innovatory about his work, Dr. Salman has practiced as an Aesthetic surgeon for the last eight years in Ireland. In 2005 Dr. Salman established Park west clinic, a specialized day surgery centre and the first of its kind in Ireland. It encompasses state of the art operating facilities and is accredited by CHKS. This operating facility incorporates Dr. Salman’s beloved Auralia Cosmetics, the leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland with clinics in Kilkenny, Limerick and Dublin.

He has performed over 5000 Aesthetic surgery procedures. He was the first cosmetic surgeon to introduce the Biodynamic Breast augmentation system to Ireland, and the first to use it in Ireland and the UK.

He has a special interest in the Internal Mastopexy Technique and has vast experience in the area of laser aesthetics and Tumescent liposuction.

Dr. Salman lives in Malahide with his wife Orna. He has a daughter named Aya and a son named Ramzi.

When not working he enjoys the outdoors and has a great passion for the conservation of wild deer and their habitat.

Our Surgeons

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Mr. Jamie Kelly
BM. Bsc, (Hons). FRCS., Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Mr. Kelly has more than 15 years experience in practicing all forms of bariatric surgery, which included a 2 year fellowship in Australia.

Jamie regularly gives lectures in the UK, Australia and America on bariatric surgery, and has been recently appointed by his fellow colleagues to the Medical Advisor Board.

Passionate about developing the area of bariatric surgery, Jamie is well known for always questioning procedures and techniques, and he was the first surgeon in Europe to carry out the POSE procedure. Jamie’s questioning mindset has also led to him being majorly involved in national trials regarding bariatric surgery and he regularly gets appointed to give his opinion to advisory panels regarding new surgical techniques and innovations.

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Reem Salman

Reem Salman is a female general surgeon specialised in Breast Oncoplastic surgery who graduated from University College Dublin in 1996. She completed both basic surgical and higher surgical training in general surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and obtained the Surgical Fellowship in 2008 and the European Board of Surgery Qualification in Surgical Oncology in 2009.

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Dr David Hewin
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Mr. Hewin is a General surgeon working mainly with Upper Gastrointestinal surgery cases. His specialist interests include bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery, including gastric band and gastric balloon), advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and cancer surgery.

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Dr Mustafa Kamil
Md Fcarcsi Dip Pain Med Carcsi Diploma Of Medicine, Consultant Anaesthetist

Career Synopsis:

Qualified in medicine in 2001-Poland.
MD in Anaesthesia in 1999-University of Khartoum, Sudan.
FRCA-2007, College of Anaesthetists: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Pain Management Diploma CA-2008, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Interventional Pain Management-2009, Switzerland.

Mr. Shadab Imtiyaz Ahmad
M.D., M.Sc. (Aesthetic Plastic Surgery),

On the Irish Medical Council Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons

His speciality is Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

In Ireland since 2015, he has worked at Our Lady Hospital, Navan and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda (Trauma Orthopaedics), and Beaumont Hospital Dublin (Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

He performs Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at Auralia since January 2019, working closely with the Medical Director, Dr Ahmed Salman.

Our Medical Support Staff

Mr. David Keogh
BSc, Bariatric Unit Coordinator

David Keogh, our weight loss surgery co-ordinator, originally delved into the field of engineering. However, having discovered that this path wasn’t for him, he enrolled himself into a Bachelor of Science degree. Several years later David graduated with a degree in Sports Science and Health. Since then, David has attended the Royal College of Surgeons in London and completed courses in Bariatric Patient Management. He has also, completed courses under the International Olympic Council in Nutrition and Dietetics for Health and Fitness.

Karla Gallagher
BSc (Hons), Bariatric Unit Team Leader

Karla is the head of the Bariatric Unit and the Registered Associate Nutritionist at Auralia. She completed her degree in Public Health Nutrition in the Dublin Institute of Technology. Throughout her 4-year degree, Karla developed an interest in lifestyle changes, weight loss management and healthy living, she has put her passion into practice.
Karla has a great desire to work with patients to achieve a healthier lifestyle and their weight loss goals. She is currently a member of The Nutrition Society and attends relevant conferences to continue her professional development. Karla’s expertise in promoting a healthy lifestyle, her focus on a multidisciplinary approach and her strong interpersonal and team working skills are perfectly suited to the professional standard at Auralia.

Samantha Casserly
Patient Care Co Ordinator

Sam has been a patient care coordinator with Auralia since 2017. Prior to working at Auralia, Sam’s career has always revolved around sales and customer service. Sam is extremely passionate and committed to the excellent service provided to each person at Auralia. Her friendly and approachable personality will immediately make you feel at ease to ensure you have the best experience.

Remy Mendoza
Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse

Remy is our senior theatre nurse and a trusted member of our team here in Auralia. She oversees the running of the hospital and theatre and has over 35 years experience in the field of nursing.

Remy is an expert scrub and circulation nurse in a number of different surgeries including plastic, reconstructive, breast oncology and bariatric. She has worked as a senior theatre nurse in the Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi, and was a senior theatre nurse in the Mater Hospital before joining Auralia last year. She is an exceptional member of our team and we are proud to have such an experienced professional on board.

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Darwin Mayo
Msc Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse

We are pleased to welcome Darwin as our anaesthetic nurse, who specialises in anaesthesia and assists the anaesthetist in the operating theatre. He has vast experience in this field, including vascular recovery and is a support provider for advanced cardiac life support, patient controlled analgesia, immediate life support. He is also a key trainer in anaesthetic monitor suction ECG machines (Hammersmith Hospital UK).

From 2003 to 2013 Darwin worked as an anaesthetic and recovery nurse in the Mater Hospital, recovering vascular, orthopaedic/spinal, cardio-thoracic, urology, plastic and ophthalmic cases. He also has experience in assisting in anaesthesia for heart and lung transplants, and is highly trained in difficult airway management.

Pauline Forrester
Msc Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse

Pauline is a Bariatric Nurse, having trained at St. James Hospital in Dublin, where she worked for almost 20 years, as a specialist nurse caring for patients with breast cancer.

She became interested in the care of patients struggling with weight gain as a result of her experience of working with patients living with cancer as a chronic illness.

In 2018 she undertook a post graduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management and is currently studying for an MSc with the University of South Wales. Her particular area of interest is promoting optimum Health post bariatric surgery through diet and lifestyle changes. She is committed to her work as part of the bariatric team at Auralia, aiming to assist and encourage patients on their weight loss journey.

Patient Coordinators

Helen

On arrival to Auralia Helen will be the first face to great you.

She will make this experience as seamless as possible.

Emily

Emily has worked with Auralia since 2019. Before working for Auralia, Emily’s career has always revolved around sales and marketing and working as part of a large team. She is an extremely friendly and sociable member of our team and is always readily available to help with any patient queries. Emily will certainly make your experience with Auralia as easy and seamless as possible

Keadie

Keadie is one of our Cosmetic Patient Co-Ordinators here at Auralia since 2018. Her friendly and warm personality will help you feel at ease throughout your five-star service at Auralia. Prior to working at Auralia, Keadie’s career has always revolved around customer care as she loves helping and working with people. She made the move to the cosmetic world after completing her ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO qualification in Beauty Therapy. She is now currently studying for her Bachelors in Business Studies. Keadie understands that each patient is at a vulnerable stage making that first call or enquiry towards a positive change and will help to give you the support you need. Keadie is extremely passionate and committed to making sure you have the most seamless, comfortable experience at Auralia.

Michelle

Nancy

Nancy is an extremely organised Receptionist and Administration assistant, she has extensive experience with all administrative tasks in various business fields. Nancy is able to tailor her skills to meet individual patient needs and has increased efficiency in several of her assigned responsibilities. Providing a warm welcome to patients and visitors alike is second nature to Nancy