Dr. Graf is Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil. She is a graduate of Federal University of Paraná in 1976 and finished her plastic surgery training in Barata Ribeiro’s Hospital, Rio de Janeiro in 1980. Prof Graf acts also as Plastic Surgeon at Pietà Medical Center where she is Clinical Director.Dr Graf has worked at the Burn Unity at the Evangelic Hospital and Cleft and Palate Unity at the Nossa Senhora das Graças Hospital during her first ten years of practice. Her fellowship was with Professor Stephen Mathes at the University of San Francisco, California (UCSF) in 1995. She gain a Master Degree in 2000 and the Doctor Degree (PhD) in 2001 in Plastic Surgery at the UFPR. Prof. Graf was invited as Visiting Professor at the Yale University by Prof. John Persing in 2009 and at the University of South California by Prof. Grant Stevens in 2017.
Dr Graf has actively worked with the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP), as President of the Regional section of SBCP – Paraná, 2002 through 2004. She cooperated with ISAPS as National Secretary and Chair of the National Secretary of ISAPS in Brazil, 2004 through 2006. From 2006-2009 she worked as Editor in Chief of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Newsletter (ISAPS) and Assistant Chair of the ISAPS Educational Council, 2012-2014.
Prof Graf has over 50 publications in peer review journals and more than forty chapters in Brazilian and International plastic surgery books. The main topics of all the publications are face, including facelifting, endoscopic forehead, blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing and breasts reduction and augmentation.
Dr Graf is a current member of various Societies as, Active Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) since 1981; Ibero-Latinoamerican Society of Plastic Surgery (IPRAS) since 1981; ISAPS – International Society of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 1997 and Correspondent Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) since 2000.
Prof Graf has been invited to give lectures in Meetings all over the world and has been awarded prizes for the Best Scientific Panel at the ASAPS Congress in 2002 and received the award as the best international article at the Blue Journal at the ASAPS Meeting in 2017.
Since the last 3 years Prof Ruth Graf has participated as Faculty Member at the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course at the ASAPS Meeting.