Welcome to Kelamis Plastic Surgery
Welcome to Kelamis Plastic Surgery! We are honored to have the opportunity to care for you. Kelamis Plastic Surgery is a full-service plastic and reconstructive surgery practice offering Dr. Kelamis’ incomparable technical surgical skills, communication and established local reputation for surgical excellence in his field.
Kelamis Plastic Surgery is an independent healthcare organization committed to improving the health status of the communities we serve through:
- Leadership and excellence in delivering quality healthcare services
- Improving the health and wellness status of the community
Safe quality patient care is our priority.
Providing excellent clinical and service quality with compassionate care are essential to our mission. This mission is founded in the ethical and cultural precepts of the Greek tradition, which inspire devotion to the art and science of healing and to the care we afford ourselves, patients and coworkers.
In the pursuit of this vision, the actions of leadership, staff and providers are guided by the following values:
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Diversity and inclusivity
Dr. Joseph (Alex) Kelamis
Dr. Joseph (Alex) Kelamis is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native who grew up working in many roles at his family’s restaurant. Working alongside his grandmother and father, he learned the importance of excellent customer service, teamwork, business management and hard work first hand. The generational entrepreneurial spirit continued to serve him as he launched his own small business, Kelamis Plastic Surgery, in February of 2021. Without his family’s love, support and exemplary work ethic, Dr. Kelamis would not be who he is today.
Dr. Kelamis had the opportunity to attend Kansas University, the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma and complete a 7-year plastic and reconstructive integrated residency in the dual Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Shock Trauma program in Baltimore. This unique resident rotation experience gave Dr. Kelamis the ability to train at all of the major teaching hospitals in the Baltimore area (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center) as well as at the Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He authored a number of professional research papers, several of which related to performing micro surgery, facial reconstruction and facial transplants during a research year. Dr. Kelamis’ mentors, co-residents and patients continue to have a profound impact on why and how he practices medicine.
He enjoys getting to know the diverse individuals seeking his care for everything from cosmetic surgery to gender affirming procedures; breast reconstruction to hand surgery and beyond. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Dr. Kelamis partners with local surgeon colleagues to care for trauma-related injuries as well as post-skin and breast cancer reconstruction. His go-to music in the operating room usually includes classic rock.
When not operating, Dr. Kelamis spends quality time with his two children and wife. His hobbies include boxing, welding and fishing. His motto is: Measure twice, cut once.
Christina is a jack of all trades. As a nurse with women’s health/breast care experience, an Army veteran, the married mother of 3 boys, and a realtor, she knows just about everything and everyone. She is originally from Oklahoma City and has lived in Northwest Arkansas for 22 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and makes time to attend her granddaughters’ sporting events.
Her motto is: Be teachable.
The nurturer of the bunch, Maria is someone who keeps us smiling. She serves as a Medical Assistant and Spanish Medical Interpreter. She has experience in breast and women’s care in addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery. When she’s not caring for patients at Kelamis Plastic Surgery, Maria is caring for her two kids, husband, and extended family.
Maria’s motto is: Live each day as if it were your last.
Taylor’s various roles are made easier given the top-notch team with whom she works. Raised in New Hampshire, she calls Northwest Arkansas home. Taylor is a family medicine Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who served in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer. When away from the clinic, she spends her time with her two kids, husband, and dad.
Her motto is: Life is beautiful.
Originally from Little Rock, Victoria grew up in both Central Arkansas and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She’s a registered nurse who, prior to starting at Kelamis Plastic Surgery, served patients in the CCU, neuro ICU, and those undergoing breast surgery. She’s a calming force who cares about her patients. She enjoys her role as a nurse injector providing non-surgical treatments such as neuromodulators (ie. Jeuveau and Botox) as well as dermal fillers (ie. Restylane and Juvederm). In her free time, Victoria likes to stay active and spend time with her fiance and their dogs.
Her motto is: Be kind, you never know the battles others are fighting.
Katie is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native who has also lived in Texas and Arkansas. In Northwest Arkansas since 2021, she is Kelamis Plastic Surgery’s administrative and customer service expert. The organizational and leadership skills she contributes ensure patients are well cared for and everything runs smoothly. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, significant other, and cats.
Her motto is: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Our newest team member, Ashley hails from the Golden State of California though calls Northwest Arkansas home. She is a U.S. Navy veteran who has experience in health care and the service industry. Ashley advocates for patients as a Medical Assistant and strives to provide excellent patient care to all. When not in the clinic she is spending quality time with her family.
Her motto is: We are a work in progress.