An excellent student, Dr. Obaid was given entrance to the prestigious BA/MD program at the University of Southern California, an honor that guaranteed him acceptance to medical school despite being 17 years old and still in high school!
Dr. Obaid went on to college at the University of Southern California, where he was captain of the men’s crew team. He also excelled in the classroom, fulfilling his pre-medical coursework while completing a degree in Economics, Communications and Social Science in just three years!
Dr. Obaid was only 20 years old when he was accepted into Harvard Medical School. It was there that his interest in plastic surgery flourished. Dr. Obaid studied under the masters of plastic surgery at Harvard. He was not only an outstanding student but was also asked to lead breast reconstruction research that was eventually published in the premier plastic surgery journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS).
Dr. Obaid finished at the top of his class at Harvard and then moved to Dallas, where he trained in the country’s top plastic surgery program at the University of Texas Southwestern. There he developed his skills in cosmetic surgery, studying the finer points of breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. He also reconnected with a lifelong dream of helping children with facial differences.