Prof. Raja Kummoona, Emeritus Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery at the Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRS), and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FDSRCS) in the UK. He was a Research Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (1975‒1977), President of the Iraqi Dental Society (1977‒1985), and Registrar of Primary FDSRCS in Iraq (1985‒1990). He was awarded the title of most distinguished professor of the University of Baghdad (1991‒1992), and was one of the 40 top scientists in Iraq to be awarded a gold medal by the president for 3 years (2000‒2002). He has pioneered many TMJ surgical procedures and treatments for maxillofacial injuries, orbit tumors and facial war injuries worldwide. He contributed to research in cancer and developed postgraduate studies in maxillofacial surgery in Iraq. He is the editor of eight books on maxillofacial surgery, he has published 136 original papers in distinguished national and international journals and is a member of the editorial board of 29 international distinguished journals. He is the President of the Iraqi Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, a founder member of the International Society of Head and Neck Trauma, and Founder and former Chairman of the Council of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations (1993‒2010).