Dr Reza Ahmadi was employed by Cosmos Aesthetics as the medical director of the Melbourne branch in 2019, and operated the Melbourne facility between February 2021 and January 2022.
Cosmos Aesthetics head office, located in Sydney, was not aware that Dr Ahmadi was operating during Covid lockdown in Melbourne. Dr Ahmadi did not divulge this information to head office and quality assurance inspections of the Melbourne facility were impossible due to covid travel restrictions.
As soon as Cosmos Aesthetics head office was made aware of Dr Ahmadi’s operations during this time, an internal investigation was launched which confirmed this. Poor medical outcomes were also uncovered at this stage, which were not reported by Dr Ahmadi using the clinics well established incident reporting systems. Once this internal investigation was completed, the findings were reported to AHPRA due to concerns for the safety of the public and Dr Ahmadi’s employment with Cosmos was immediately terminated. It was this notification which instigated a response from AHPRA. AHPRA’s investigative and regulatory process led to the banning of Dr Ahmadi from performing cosmetic surgery. He has been permitted to work as a GP and he is currently employed with the MyClinic group.
Cosmos Aesthetics is dedicated to patient safety and quality assurance. Company wide system processes and regulations have been placed to ensure high standards of care and patient safety and to prevent such an occurrence ever happening again.Dr Ahmadi’s current registration status and any conditions on his registration are publicly available on the AHPRA website.
Dr Ahmadi’s current registration status and any conditions on his registration are publicly available on the AHPRA website.