Learn From the Best…

One of the most important components of a successful educational program is the quality of its faculty. You're in good hands with our world-class medical leaders and practitioners in the medical aesthetic community. These seasoned professionals have both the strong theoretical understanding and practical experience to assist our attendees in the development of new ideas and services for their patients.

You will learn from the top faculty in the industry who will educate participants in a wide variety of didactic, live patient and interactive formats.

The Aesthetic Academy also provides real world examples and case studies to help attendees in growing an aesthetic practice. A collection of business leaders both in and outside of the aesthetic community will present and discuss various best practices as well as financial and general practice management topics to help aesthetic medical practices and their staff reach the next level of success.


Glynis Ablon, M.D.
Dr. Ablon is a board certified dermatologist who completed her training at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Ablon is an associate clinical professor at UCLA, practicing at both UCLA and LCMH.  She is active in clinical research and the first published author in the U.S. in mesotherapy.  Dr. Ablon is an on-camera medical consultant for The Doctors, E! Entertainment, ABC, CBS, KCAL and Lifetime. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Liposuction Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Shino Bay Aguilera, D.O.
Dr. Aguilera is a cosmetic dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon and a cosmetic laser expert. Dr. Aguilera is dual board certified with a fellowship in dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology. He is a clinical researcher, publisher and an assistant professor of dermatology for five universities including: University of Miami (Miami, Fla.), NOVA University (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Brandenton, Fla.) Suncoast University (Clearwater, Fla.) and Universidad del Rosario in Bogata, Colombia. Dr. Aguilera travels the world teaching physicians the proper use of the newest laser advances and cosmetic techniques, and participates in FDA clinical trial studies. The Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Institute has been officially certified as one of the world's only prestigious "Laser Centers of Excellence" and advanced physician training center for the entire U.S. and Latin America. Dr. Aguilera is a resource for several television stations including CBS, NBC, MegaTV and Telemundo, as well as the prestigious New Beauty magazine.
Oscar A. Aguirre, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Aguirre is the founder of Aguirre Specialty Care – Pelvic Surgery and Intimate Aesthetics, The Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a two-year fellowship with Dr. G. Willy Davila, currently of the Cleveland Clinic Florida, in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at Colorado Gynecology and Continence Center. Established in 1992, the practice was the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. Upon completion of his fellowship, he took over as medical director of the practice. Dr. Aguirre is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with sub-specialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is one of few fellowship-trained urogynecologists in the world who is qualified to perform Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty. This additional training has made him a leader in Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) in the Rocky Mountain region.
Red M. Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E.
Dr. Alinsod graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in
1986 and completed his OB/GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. He was the first Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer and Tumor Institute and was also accepted as a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center. While heading the Gynecologic Services at George Air Force Base (Calif.) and Nellis Air Force Base (Nev.) he concentrated on benign gynecology, urogynecology, and pelvic surgery. Dr. Alinsod was able to train extensively in hysteroscopic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, receiving the first Certificate #20 from the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy in Nevada. Dr. Alinsod left the Air Force in 1994 and in 2004 he was recruited to Laguna Beach, Calif. He has trained residents and fellows from numerous world-class institutions as well as preceptor a large cadre of physicians in both reconstructive and aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery. Dr. Alisod’s focus on labial and vaginal surgery to improve patient lives has led to innovations in surgery and technology that has greatly impacted how vulvovaginal surgery is performed worldwide. He is currently focused on non-surgical vulvovaginal therapies.
Ahmed Al-Qahtaini, Ph.D.
Dr. Al-Qahtani is a leader in anti-aging and skincare whose research into growth factors places him at the cutting edge of aesthetics. He has studied at the University of California, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University of San Francisco, and is currently an assistant professor at the College of Medicine at United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain. As president and founder of AQ Skin Solutions, he has introduced some of the most innovative skincare products in the world. Dr. Al-Qahtani began his career researching medical applications of growth factors for healing wounded tissue and burns. As a researcher in immunology, he developed a process for producing the highest quality growth factors utilizing a specialized cell line that was later named after him by the ATCC. He has numerous scientific publications and patents on growth factor technology. Thus has been invited to speak at conferences all over the world. He has spoken at the following conferences about the role of growth factors in skincare.
Gary J. Alter, M.D.
Dr. Alter is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He performs most cosmetic procedures of the face and body; however, he specializes primarily in male and female genital plastic surgery. After practicing urology for ten years, he returned to plastic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., followed by a fellowship in genital reconstructive surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Alter has a practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. and New York, N.Y., and he is an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at UCLA. Dr. Alter starred on the hit television show Dr. 90210 and he has been featured in numerous media outlets. He was also the featured plastic surgeon on Alexis Arquette’s transsexual documentary, She’s My Brother, which was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival; the movie Modify, which was also featured at Tribeca, as well as the Showtime movie, The Other Side: Jamie’s Story.
David M. Amron, M.D.
Dr. Amron is a board certified, Beverly Hills dermatologic surgeon specializing in liposuction and body contouring. For the past 20 years Dr. Amron has focused his research and practice on surgical and non-surgical liposuction and body proportioning as well as other integrative therapies relating to weight loss. Over this period of time he has gained invaluable insight into the genetic function and structural proportions of the human form and developed a refined and comprehensive approach to the art of liposculpture. Dr. Amron attended both the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of California San Diego (UCSD) where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, then returned to Southern California where he continued his residency at UCSD and completed a research fellowship at UCLA.
Michael Antosy
Mr. Antosy is a senior practice growth consultant at Advice Media. Since 2010, he has advised a variety of aesthetic practices in digital marketing and specializes in patient generation, conversion and retention tactics. Mr. Antosy received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Alexander Bader, M.D., F.A.A.O.C.G., F.I.S.C.G.
Dr. Bader is an internationally renowned OB/GYN specialist and cosmetic gynecologist who pioneered cosmetic vaginal surgery (CVS) in Europe. Following training and fellowships in Los Angeles and New Jersey with the most innovative surgeons in the fields of cosmetic surgery and gynecology, Dr. Bader returned to Europe and became the first physician in the continent to exclusively practice cosmetic vaginal surgery. He is regularly invited to lecture and teach at international meetings in cosmetic surgery. His exclusive involvement with reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgery for the last decade affords him the opportunity to deal with a large volume of interesting and complex cases on a daily basis. Dr. Bader conducts hands-on training courses, is the director of HB Health Cosmetic Gynecology Center in London, U.K. and the director and founder of Keep Femina Medical Center of Athens (Athens, Greece). He divides his time between Athens, London, and Dubai, where he is visiting surgeon at Aesthetica Clinics group and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH).
Russell Bartels, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Bartels is a board certified OB/GYN, founder of  the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Scottsdale (Scottsdale, Ariz.), co-founder of Scottsdale Center for Women's Health and founder of Vitality Hormones for Men. In 2005 he recognized the need in Arizona for an expert in the field of cosmetic gynecology and vaginal rejuvenation. After completing additional training and certification, he became the first in Scottsdale to provide these services. Since then, he has been an early adopter of the various non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation devices and has become the leading expert in Arizona for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic gynecologic services. He also utilizes PRP as a standalone treatment, or in combination with his vaginal rejuvenation procedures, to enhance sexual response and bladder control issues. For the men in his practice, PRP has helped restore erectile function and hair growth. He is passionate about hormone optimization for women and men to treat the usual symptoms of hormone decline as well as many chronic ailments.
Sameer Bashey, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Sameer Bashey, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Bashey is a board certified dermatologic surgeon with extensive training in surgical, cosmetic and laser dermatology. He works as a cosmetic dermatologist at ZO Skin Centre® Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, Calif). Dr. Bashey received his medical education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, completed his internship in medicine and a two-year fellowship in skin cancer at Stanford University where his work led to the development and subsequent approval of numerous skin cancer-fighting drugs. He then completed his dermatology residency at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.). Utilizing cutting edge technology that combines both chemical peels and ablative fractional lasers, Dr. Bashey is a master at restoring skin to its most pristine state.
Ellot Battle M.D.
Eliot F. Battle, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Battle is CEO and founder of the renowned Cultura Dermatology Spa and Laser Center in Washington, D.C., a ground-breaking cosmetic dermatology and laser practice. He has received many academic honors and awards. Dr. Battle is one of the most sought out teachers and lecturers in the field of cosmetic laser therapy and is consistently in the press as a world expert in the field of cosmetic therapy. His three years of cutting edge research at Harvard helped pioneer the new generation of non-invasive "color blind" cosmetic lasers, opening up the field to patients of all skin types, regardless of color or ethnicity. He is past Chairman of the Dermatology Section of the National Medical Association and past President of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association. He is on staff at Howard University Hospital in the department of dermatology.
Ellot Battle M.D.
George Baxter-Holder, A.R.N.P., D.N.P., C.A.N.S.
George Baxter-Holder is a board certified nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice, who oversees the SkinSpirit Medical Spa in Bellevue, Wash. George focuses on the wellness of his patients and truly believes that lifestyle changes are fundamental in order to sustain good health and an improved quality of life. He believes perceived inner and outer beauty is equally essential to the wholeness of the individual. George earned his BA and master of nursing from The University of Washington and received his doctor of nursing practice from Duke University. Prior to his career in aesthetics, George played the role of David, a "genetically perfect" boy on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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William H. Beeson, M.D.
Dr. Beeson has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and has been quoted in many respected national publications. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of many respected medical publications and is also chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Saturday Evening Post. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Beeson completed his residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He then completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Indiana State Medical Association, Indianapolis Medical Society and International Society for Cosmetic Laser Surgery. He is a clinical professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the departments of dermatology and otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, as well as the author of several medical textbooks and numerous medical journal articles.
Andre Berger, M.D.
Dr. Berger has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 20 years, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa and completed his training in both internal medicine and clinical pharmacology at McGill University. Dr. Berger has more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, with specific experience in clinical and medical management, pharmacology, nutraceuticals, emergency medicine, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine, anti-aging medicine, holistic medicine and regenerative medicine.
Monica Berlin
Ms. Berlin has over 20 years of increasingly responsible experience spanning surgical, managerial, operations, marketing and sales functions. She is widely recognized for her leadership, unprecedented breadth of skills and track record of success. Ms. Berlin served as a highly respected surgical technologist in both hospital and private settings. She managed the clinical operations and surgery center of one of the most prominent plastic surgery institutes in U.S., and she led sales activities for this institute, doubling prices and dramatically increasing revenues while managing relationships with highly demanding patients. Currently, she serves as VP of Sales and Marketing for a start-up she co-founded that is pioneering new approaches to perioperative patient care. She also provides business consulting services to medical practices and related enterprises.
Mark Berman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Berman practices cosmetic surgery in the West Los Angeles area and is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Although he graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he is currently a clinical instructor in facial plastic surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Berman is well known for his work with fat grafting, particularly to restore the three-dimensional volume of the aging face. He is also the first surgeon to use Gore-Tex materials in cosmetic surgery, not only pioneering their use in facial surgery, but he also holds a patent on an e-PTFE breast implant device – the Pocket Protector® – used to repair or prevent capsule contracture in breast augmentation. Dr. Berman has authored a novel titled Substance of Abuse which is a controversial sexy thriller that suggests a solution to the war on drugs.
Sean Berman
Mr. Berman attended Amherst College where he majored in English and pre-medical studies while playing quarterback for the football team. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the Masters of Science Biology program at Louisiana Tech University where he also utilized his last year of NCAA eligibility and played quarterback. Having played football, Mr. Berman gained an interest in brain injury research. He began his thesis work studying concussions where he developed a new laboratory methodology for studying blast induced traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in rats. He later went on to demonstrate the efficacy of treating TBI with the intravenous administration of adult adipose derived stem cells. Mr. Berman plans to attend medical school and continue his brain injury research.
Mark Bishara, M.D.
Dr. Bishara is the founder of the American Plastic and Reconstructive Research Association, an industrial think-tank for novel concepts and respective clinical applications in plastic surgery. He obtained his medical degree at New York Medical College and completed a five-year residency in General Surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital. During his fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he gained state-of-the-art skills in autologous fat transfer, body contouring after massive weight loss, reconstruction of Mohs defects of the face, neck and scalp, and aesthetic and reconstructive breast procedures. He travels internationally to speak on robotic hair restoration and has presented his work, A Risk Analysis of Combined Procedures in Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, at the American Academy of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, the Tarrant & Dallas County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association.
Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Bitter, Jr. is a board certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay aging. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology with practices in Los Gatos and Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Bitter graduated from the University of California and received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is regarded as the pioneer of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation, having authored several ground-breaking scientific papers on the subject and developing the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure, which uses pulsed light to rejuvenate skin. He has taught over four thousand physicians worldwide in the use of pulsed light. Dr. Bitter was also featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC's Extreme Makeover and he is the dermatologist for the San Jose Sharks National Hockey League Team.
Monica Bonakdar, M.D.
Dr. Bonakdar is a cosmetic and procedural dermatologist, and the founder of Bonakdar Institute in Newport Beach, Calif. Passionate about non-surgical rejuvenation of the aging face via injectables, lasers and devices, she is a top 5% Allergan Partner, an Allergan Medical Institute faculty, and a key opinion leader for Aesthetics Biomedical and Lumenis Aesthetics. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with her undergraduate and medical degrees, and completed her residency at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Amber Bocknek, M.D.
Dr. Bocknek's philosophy is look good, not "done." Dr. Bocknek has more than 17 years of experience performing cosmetic treatments. She is fully regulated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Her services are recognized by health spending accounts as well as some private health plans. She has also trained other physicians on injections and laser treatments in Canada, the U.S., India and Asia. Dr. Bocknek takes great pride in providing quality work and her goal is to give her clients a natural, refreshed look in a private, comfortable setting.
Gregory Buford, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Buford is a board certified plastic surgeon currently practicing in Denver, Colo. As a graduate of the Baker / Stuzin / Baker Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Miami, he is one of the few cosmetic plastic surgeons in the Rocky Mountain region to have completed formal post-graduate training. Dr. Buford holds higher degrees from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego where he received his major in literature with an emphasis in writing. His practice is limited exclusively to aesthetic medicine with an emphasis on breast enhancement, body contouring, and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. Due to this extensive background, he currently participates on a number of advisory councils for organizations such as Mentor Corporation and Allergan, Inc. In addition, he is the lead author on the plastic surgery practice management text, Beauty and the Business, which was released in January of 2010, as well as the founder of “be”, one of the leading online consumer resources for expert information in the health / beauty / wellness space.
Jay Calvert, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Calvert is a board certified plastic surgeon with practices in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, Calif. He is the creator and founder of Rox Spa, a state-of-the-art medical spa for non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Dr. Calvert performs all types of plastic surgery, specializing in face-lifts, both primary and revision rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. Dr. Calvert is an international speaker on plastic surgery all over the world and he has been seen on national television shows such as The Tyra Banks Show and The Doctors. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Rhinoplasty Society, and a variety of other medical/surgical associations.
Maria Canter, M.D., F.P.M.R.S., F.A.C.O.G., M.Sc.
Dr. Canter is board certified in female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery, and obstetrics & gynecology. She was one of the first surgeons in the country to be boarded with both specialties. She has been in practice in Northern Virginia for over ten years and opened the Dr. Maria Canter Urogynecology Center NoVa in 2016. She graduated from Boston College magna cum laude as scholar of the college with a degree in biology. She completed a residency in obstetrics & gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center graduating with the Minimally Invasive Endoscopy Award. During her fellowship she earned a Master's in Science for clinical investigation, and graduated with the Academic Achievement Award and Achievement in Clinical Research Award. Additionally, she received the prestigious American Urogynecology Society June Allyson Award for research in urine proteomics.
Brad A. Case, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Rich Castellano, M.D.
Dr. Castellano is an award-winning, double board certified facial plastic surgeon, and founder of ImageLift. Originally from Tampa, Fla., he received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his training and facial plastic surgery fellowship at Indiana University. He specializes in minimally invasive face-lift and laser rejuvenation, and is a top injector of long-term fillers. Performing 10,000+ facial cosmetic procedures and over 3,500 face-lifts under local anesthesia, Dr. Castellano takes pride in training other physicians and injectors across the country and internationally. He has published in scientific literature and is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of two books, including his revolutionary approach to self-image and non-verbal communication, The Smile Prescription. Dr. Castellano has made hundreds of appearances in the media and at live events, and he is also the first facial plastic surgeon to regularly post live broadcasts of surgery and cosmetic procedures to thousands of viewers all across the world.
Peter Castillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Castillo is dual board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and urogynecology. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College, then served as chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. Dr. Castillo went on to complete a three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and now is the medical director of the Women's Pelvic Health Institute.
Gregory W. Chernoff, M.D., F.R.C.S.
While there are many excellent cosmetic surgeons in the country, few have dedicated so much to their art and science. After medical school, Dr. Chernoff completed a five-year residency followed by three years of intensive fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laser therapy, breast rejuvenation and body contouring. This training provided him with comprehensive expertise. His innate aesthetic vision, meticulous surgical skills and his gentle humility, provide his patients with a quality of care that is second to none. Dr. Chernoff combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results.
Cameron Chesnut, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.C.M.S., F.A.S.D.S.
Dr. Chesnut is recognized worldwide as a key opinion leader and innovator in both minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He was fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA. His fellowship at UCLA featured a rigorous, full integration of plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and dermatologic surgery. Through this one-of-a-kind integration, Dr. Chesnut is a well-rounded and cross-pollinated surgeon. He has an unparalleled foundation in skin cancer treatment, plastic reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, as well as laser and aesthetic dermatology.
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.C.M.S.
Dr. Chilukuri is an internationally recognized cosmetic dermatologic surgeon specializing in the non-surgical Liquid Face-Lift technique. Dr. Chilukuri fellowship-trained in advanced dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and laser surgery at Yale College of Medicine. He studied dermatology at Baylor
College of Medicine and trained in general and plastic surgery at University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Chilukuri has published extensively in cosmetic surgery, dermatologic surgery and dermatology journals and textbooks. He lectures at national and international conferences regarding cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has served as a faculty instructor and clinical professor for cosmetic, surgical and reconstructive surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical College.
Ritu Chopra, M.D., M.S.
After graduating with an engineering degree from UC Irvine, Dr. Chopra focused his attention towards medicine. He received a Master’s in medical sciences followed by a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. After graduating cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chopra returned home to Los Angeles to complete a six-year general surgery residency at the world famous Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. Combining the methodical aspects of his engineering education with his intensive training in general surgery, Dr. Chopra decided to pursue additional expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was accepted into the Albert Einstein School of medicine in New York, which provided him with extensive experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body. Dr. Chopra has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed publications in all aspects of surgery from minimally invasive surgery to stem cell research. During his time in NYC he learned from the most preeminent surgeons in the country teaching the most advanced and cutting edge approaches to plastic surgery.
Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen is the executive vice president of sales at Sensus Healthcare. Mr. Cohen is skilled in driving new strategic business relationships to long-term recurring revenues and profits. He has a strong history of sales and marketing in radiation therapy and diagnostic services, and has delivered tangible successes to multinational organizations such as Technicare (J&J), Diasonics and Xoft, Inc.
Sydney Coleman, M.D.
Dr. Coleman is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas. He went on to complete a three-year plastic surgery residency at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. During this time, he studied aesthetic and craniofacial surgery with Fernando Ortiz-Monastario in Mexico City and completed a fellowship in microsurgery at the R.K. Davies Hospital in San Francisco. During the first year of his plastic surgery residency, liposuction and collagen were introduced to the U.S. He personally witnessed his mentors at the R.K. Davies Hospital, UC San Francisco, Stanford and Mexico, invent a multitude of new reconstructive procedures. Just prior to opening his New York City practice in 1985, Dr. Coleman spent six months completing a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the New York University Medical Center.
Candace Crowe
Ms. Crowe is the CEO and founder of Candace Crowe Design in Orlando, Fla. Since 1999, she has provided creative solutions for over 275 medical aesthetic practices and has helped pioneer the strategy of marketing through patient education. A graduate of Florida State University, she is regularly invited to speak at major national and international aesthetic industry meetings and has contributed to various trade publication articles.
Angelo Cuzalina, M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. Cuzalina was elected as the president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for 2011. He began his post-graduate education at Oklahoma State University (Stilwater, Okla.), graduating with a degree in physiology and went on to obtain a medical degree from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and a dental degree from Baylor University (Waco, Texas). Dr. Cuzalina completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency followed by a full body cosmetic surgery fellowship where his mentors were former presidents of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and he is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been in private practice, exclusive to cosmetic surgery, in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1998 where he runs an AAAHC accredited surgery center with full time anesthesia and nursing staff along with overnight courtesy guest suites. Dr. Cuzalina hosts and is program chairman for several AACS and ACCME accredited live cosmetic surgery workshops every year and is the chairman and program director for an AACS Accredited Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program in full body and facial cosmetic surgery. As an author, Dr. Cuzalina has written key articles and book chapters in major medical publications on a variety of cosmetic surgery topics to include facial, breast and body procedures. He is routinely asked to lecture across the US and internationally and has given well over 100 lectures across the globe relating to cosmetic surgery topics.
Payman J. Danielpour, M.D.
Dr. Danielpour is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group. He completed his general surgery training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. and his plastic surgery training at Nassau University Medical Center affiliated with Long Island Plastic Surgery Group. In addition to his plastic surgery specialties, Dr. Danielpour also has experience practicing breast cancer reconstruction and aesthetic breast and body surgery. One of his greatest achievements is the development of Single Incision Mommy Makeover, or SIMM, along with his partner Dr. Layke. With this procedure, he combines the benefits of tummy tuck and breast augmentation. He has made appearances on many television programs and local news stations, including Extra, NBC-LA, Home & Family TV, Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors and more.
Erez Dayan, M.D.

Dr. Dayan is a Harvard trained plastic surgeon currently practicing in Reno, Nev. He has been researching seminal aesthetic surgery and novel applications of technology for more than ten years, primarily focusing on the use of minimally invasive technology to improve aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Dayan serves as an investigator for industry sponsored studies including InMode Aesthetic Solutions, MTF and Galderma. He is founder and developer of wikiPlasticSurgery, an online resource aimed at providing patients with high-quality plastic surgery education.
Adam DeGraide
Adam DeGraide is a seasoned veteran internet marketer. Having built 3 successful businesses serving three different verticals Adam is among the elite few who can claim that they have served over 3,500 small businesses and built companies with enterprise values in excess of 200 Million dollars. Adam is an Entrepreneur, Sales & Motivational Speaker and an expert in Digital Marketing.
Lara Devgan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Devgan is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer and facial injuries. She is an attending plastic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary, where she teaches plastic surgery residents and fellows. She also serves as CEO of Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, a luxury medical-grade skincare line, and is the chief medical officer of RealSelf, the largest online aesthetics community. Furthermore, Dr. Devgan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Jason B. Diamond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Diamond is a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is also a board certified head and neck surgeon, otolaryngologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, who received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine (Rochester, N.Y.). After completing his five-year residency, Dr. Diamond chose to hone his skills by learning from top experts in the field. He spent two years seeking out the leading facial plastic surgeons worldwide, studying and operating with them to learn their secrets and perfect his craft. This self-motivated training enabled Dr. Diamond to master an extensive variety of facial enhancement techniques and his broad base of knowledge, combined with his sense of artistry, allows him to tailor his approach to each individual patient. Dr. Diamond has been recognized by multiple sources including Harpers Bazaar, E Entertainment and NBC as being one of the top facial plastic surgeons in his field.
John Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Diaz is the vice president of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons and is in private practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree, with a distinction in Plastic Surgery Research, from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y. Dr. Diaz then completed his training in an integrated program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center in N.Y. He is an attending surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Diaz has published articles on nerve regeneration and co-authored a book chapter on facial rejuvenation after weight loss. He has received awards for his work from the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Diaz has extensive media experience and has been featured as an expert on plastic surgery for various national and international television programs and magazines. 
Deepak Dugar, M.D.
Dr. Dugar is a board certified plastic surgeon whose practice is dedicated to Scarless Nose Surgery. His research in the medical field has been published in internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals and he continues to lecture and teach at national medical conferences around the country.  As a respected authority within the industry, Dr. Dugar is on the advisory board for multiple medical device and technology companies.  Dr. Dugar is a trusted medical expert by ABC News, E! News and Huffington Post where he routinely serves as a medical advisor on the latest and greatest cosmetic procedures used by Hollywood celebrities. Dr. Dugar completed an accelerated 7-year B.A./M.D. combined medical program at The George Washington University, followed by a surgical training program at The University of North Carolina where he completed his head and neck and facial plastic surgery training. 
Jason Emer, M.D.
Dr. Emer is a board certified and fellowship-trained general, cosmetic and procedural dermatologist. After completing a preliminary medicine internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Emer completed a two-year dermatopharmacology fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, N.Y. Dr. Emer's work enabled many medications and devices to become FDA approved for cosmetic indications. Throughout his residency training he focused the majority of his cosmetic interests in the areas of body contouring, liposuction, and fat harvesting and transfer, learning from world renowned experts. After completion of his dermatology residency, Dr. Emer received advanced training with cosmetic pioneers in the area of facial fillers, peels, laser and light treatments, skin cancer surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Emer continues to run numerous clinical trials on investigational new treatments and has written book chapters on the treatment of psoriasis, complications of aesthetic procedures and techniques and guidelines for facial contouring with soft-tissue fillers. He is featured in Allure magazine as a beauty product expert and has appeared in the media as a beauty guru for his expertise in skincare and body contouring.
Chad Erickson
Mr. Erickson has consulted thousands of doctors and dentists on the best marketing for their practices since 1999.  He focuses on both the internal and external aspects of effective patient generation and conversion.  He was a founder of Surgery.com, PlasticSurgery.com, CosmeticSurgery.com and E6 Interactive.  The latter was acquired by Advice Media in February of 2014 where Mr. Erickson is currently the Vice President of Sales & Business Development. He has lectured across the country at many conferences and has been a guest speaker at Brigham Young University’s MBA program.  Mr. Erickson works closely with his clients to help them stay on top the latest trends in digital marketing, knowing that he is only as successful as his clients.
Stephen W. Eubanks, M.D.
Dr. Eubanks is a board certified dermatologist who has practiced in the Denver, Colo. area since 1984. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.) and his dermatology training from Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver. He began his dermatology career at the University Park Medical Clinic and established the Laser Center at University Park in 1989. When the University Park site closed, Dr. Eubanks helped establish the Dermatology & Laser Center at Harvard Park. Dr. Eubanks is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Boulder, Colo.). Dr. Eubanks has a long-standing full service dermatology practice that includes skin cancer surgery, standard dermatology care, cosmetic dermatology and comprehensive experience in skin laser surgery. The laser surgery includes the one of the states first vascular laser surgery centers that treats children with vascular birthmarks, adults with facial blood vessels and abnormal leg veins and scars and stretch marks.
Kimberly Evans, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Evans is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. In 2002, she completed medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. She attended residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. After several years of practice in Corsicana, Texas she desired to branch out and open a practice in the Houston area. Dr. Evans provides excellent care at Hillcroft Medical Clinic Association and she operates out of Methodist Sugarland Hospital and Memorial Herman Sugarland Hospital.
Rebecca Gelber, M.D.
Dr. Rebecca Gelber graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1993 and completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Since that time she has completed a preceptorship in aesthetics, liposculpture and stem cell therapies, as well as specialized training with luminaries across the country in BBL and laser therapies, Botox, dermal fillers, acne and specialized facial treatments. She has founded and owns Tahoe Medical Spa Regenerative Center and also offers specialized training to other providers through the Tahoe office and through site visits to physicians' practices. She has been selected by Sciton laser, the premier laser company, as one of the physicians they use to train physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical providers on laser skin treatments.
Dore J. Gilbert, M.D.
In practice since 1979, Dr. Gilbert is a dermatologist, consultant, teacher and sought after speaker of laser, light and radiofrequency solutions for aging skin, rosacea and acne. Dr. Gilbert is the hands-on medical director of Newport Dermatology and Laser Associates in Newport Beach, Calif.
Michael H. Gold, M.D.
Dr. Gold is the founder of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, The Laser and Rejuvenation Center and Tennessee Clinical Research Center located in Nashville, Tenn. He is clinical assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of Nursing (Nashville, Tenn.), visiting professor of dermatology for Huashan Hospital, Fudan University (Shanghai, China 11/2006) and visiting professor of dermatology at No. One Hospital of China Medical University (Shenyang, China 11/2008). Dr. Gold is a board certified dermatologist / dermasurgeon who oversees the various facets of the Center’s operations, a combination of medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services and research endeavors. He is a member of various editorial boards, works as an associate editor with the majority of dermatology journals and is the author of over 300 published scientific articles, fifteen textbook chapters and editor of two textbooks on Photodynamic Therapy and Global PDT. Dr. Gold is an active member of many of the leading dermatology and laser specialty societies and is the president of the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and treasurer of the American Society of Photodynamic Therapy.
Richard M. Goldfarb, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Goldfarb graduated with top honors in surgery from the Finch University of Health Sciences, The University of Chicago Medical School (Chicago, Ill.). He completed his surgical training at Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine (Rootstown, Ohio) and completed additional training in cosmetic surgery in the department of plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.). He also trained at prestigious Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) and he has 20 years of surgical experience, including liposuction and laser lipolysis. Dr. Goldfarb pioneered the technique to combine Silhouette Lift with fat transfer and Selphyl® for total facial rejuvenation (“The Goldfarb Procedure”). He has performed more than 120 Selphyl® procedures and has trained over 25 physicians worldwide. Dr. Goldfarb is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Goldfarb’s primary practice is the Center for SmartLipo and SmartSkin in Langhorne, Pa.
Jon M. Grazer, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Grazer attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he received his Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Anatomy degrees. While working on his public health degree, Dr. Grazer had the opportunity to publish a first name paper with Dr. Louis Ignarro, a Noble Prize winner in medicine. After his graduate training, Dr. Grazer attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. During medical school, he did research at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and has a current application in the astronaut selection pool. After completion of medical school he did his general surgery training at Tulane University School of Medicine. His plastic surgery fellowship was at Penn State University followed by microsurgery training at the University of Pittsburgh.
H.L. Greenberg, M.D.
Dr.  Greenberg is a board certified dermatologist experienced in all facets of dermatology including medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic procedures. Since graduating college from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit), Dr. Greenberg spent three years as an internal medicine resident at Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, DC) where he became an internist, and his dermatology interest blossomed. After leaving Georgetown, Dr. Greenberg began his formal dermatology training as a cutaneous oncology fellow and then first year dermatology resident at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later transferring to Scott & White of the Texas A&M University Health System, Dr. Greenberg gained specialized experience in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Greenberg has written multiple journal articles and book chapters on different aspects of dermatology throughout his career, and he serves as clinical assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Leann Griffin, R.N.
Ms. Griffin has been a registered nurse since 1992 and has worked in all areas of critical care. While taking care of high-percentage burn patients in the burn ICU, she developed her passion for the rejuvenation of skin and the healing of damaged tissue. Ms. Griffin's intrigue into finding the fountain of youth, and an intense passion for the rejuvenation of damaged skin, gives her clients a balance they appreciate and results they love. As the CEO of VIXEN Aesthetics, Ms. Griffin oversees the training of all employees and maintains instructor-level proficiencies in all services offered. She specializes in the fine art and science of BOTOX and facial filler placement, as well as sclerotherpy.
Peral Grimes, M.D.
Pearl Grimes, M.D.
Dr. Grimes is the Director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, and a leading international authority on vitiligo and pigmentary disorders. Her comprehensive and compassionate approach in treating these disorders has resulted in patients travelling from around the world for her expertise. As a clinician, researcher, and sought-after speaker, Dr. Grimes lectures globally on disorders of pigmentation, as well as cosmetic procedures, including fillers, chemical peeling and microdermabrasion. She is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, International Pigment Cell Society and the Women's Dermatologic Society.
Ron Hartley
Mr. Hartley has been a marketing and business strategies advisor for the past 15 years. About five years ago he found his niche in medical practice management consulting when he connected with SolutionReach, a software company that provides patient relationship management solutions. Besides being a frequent speaker at medical meetings and symposia, Mr. Hartley was recently published in the Journal of Medical Practice Management and has contributed content to a number of medical marketing publications.
J. David Holcomb, M.D.
Dr. Holcomb is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, past president of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons and current president of the Sarasota County Medical Society. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa's Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Iowa City, Iowa), which is consistently rated among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Holcomb subsequently completed a fellowship in advanced cosmetic facial plastic surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Alexandria, Va.).
Steven B. Hopping, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Hopping is director of THE Center for Cosmetic Surgery and THE Washington Hair Institute in Washington, D.C. He is also a clinical professor of surgery at George Washington University. Dr. Hopping served as president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He is currently a Trustee of the International Division of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Hopping co-founded The Future of Nicaragua Foundation and has led multiple missions providing reconstructive surgery and healthcare services to underprivileged families in Nicaragua and Guatemala for the past ten years.
Elizabeth B. Houshmand, M.D.
Dr. Houshmand is a double board certified dermatologist specializing in cutaneous laser surgery and the dermatologic care of patients with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, general dermatology, acne and skin cancer. Dr. Houshmand completed her undergraduate degree at New York University and graduated from medical school honors. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Georgetown University Hospital and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Houshmand completed a two year intensive dermatopharmacology fellowship at Wright State University. Time was spent focused on conducting clinical trials on investigational treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology. She has completed several dermatologic laser surgery and cosmetic preceptorships, which laid the fundamental groundwork for her cosmetic / laser surgery practice.  
Tahl Humes, D.O.
Dr. Humes founded Vitahl in September 2005 with the goal of bringing together a luxurious spa environment with the safety and professionalism of a medical office. She graduated with a B.S. from Indiana University, completed medical school at Touro University in California, and a residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. By offering some of the best laser technology on the market, Dr. Humes and Vitahl have become known for their cutting edge laser treatments and advanced injection techniques. She has been interviewed by news affiliates ABC, CBS and NBC, and has served on expert panels for Cutera® Lasers. Dr. Humes is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American College of Physicians (ACP). In addition to serving as medical director for Vitahl Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Humes practices internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. She has participated in philanthropic medical care throughout her career. She has worked with the indigent population of Denver, and has participated in medical missions in Guatemala through DOCARE International. 
Elaine L. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Dr. Jacobson is the chief operating officer and one of the co-founders of Niadyne Pharma, the maker of NIA24 skincare products. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She is currently a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Her dermatological research has been recognized with the Skin Sense Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation and the Innovation in Dermatology Award of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum. Her efforts to translate knowledge of niacin function
Myron K. Jacobson Ph.D.
Dr. Jacobson is the chief scientific officer and co-founder of Niadyne Pharma, the maker of NIA24 skincare products. He holds a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and completed postdoctoral training in molecular biology. He is currently a professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and a member of the Arizona Cancer Center. He has published more than 100 scientific papers on DNA repair and protein modification in scientific journals . His dermatological research has been recognized with the Skin Sense Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation and the Innovation in Dermatology Award of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum.
Enrique Jacome, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Jacome, is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the current section chief of gynecology at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He completed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and has been a practicing gynecologist with Eisenhower Medical Center since 1995. He has performed almost 1,000 robotic procedures and his work has been published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. In 2008, he was the first physician in Riverside County, Calif. to perform robotic surgery using the Da Vinci® Surgical System. A leading advocate of bio-identical hormone therapy, he has improved the quality of life for thousands of women using hormonal implants and has won numerous awards.
Thomas Jeneby, M.D.
Dr. Jeneby is a board certified plastic surgeon and is the founder of the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, which is part of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and was named president of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Combined Plastic Surgery Residency and has been a "Best of" San Antonio for over eight years. He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the UIW Medical School and is the president of The San Antonio Society of Plastic Surgeons.
John Kahen, M.D.
Dr. Kahen is one of the leading hair transplant surgeons to incorporate the science of organ transplant into hair restoration surgery and has pioneered the technique of Platelet Rich Plasma hair restoration surgery. He developed his patent-pending formula, SmartPRP which is the combination of Platelet Rich Plasma and biomodulators to accelerate the wound healing process. Dr. Kahen attended UCLA where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and performed his general surgery internship and residency at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Beth Israel (New York City, N.Y.). His training and research continued at NYU affiliated hospitals in organ (liver and kidney) transplant surgery. Dr. Kahen entered private practice exclusively as a hair restoration surgeon in Beverly Hills in 2007. He has been featured on television networks and in magazines, including E! News, Univision, FOX News, CNN and Robb Report magazine.
Jonathan Kaplan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kaplan is a board certified plastic surgeon based in San Francisco, Calif. at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery, a full service cosmetic practice with its own in-office, accredited operating room. He is also the founder / CEO of BuildMyBod, an online marketplace that allows physicians to provide pricing information to online consumers but only after receiving the consumer's contact information. The BuildMyBod marketplace also provides clinicians with an e-commerce portal to sell non-surgical services to consumers through the practice’s own website.
Kian Karimi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Karimi is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon / head and neck surgeon. Originally from Ind., Dr. Karimi received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and graduated at the top of his class, earning him membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Karimi completed his residency at the University of Florida and fellowship in facial plastic surgery at the University of Toronto. He maintains an active practice in facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery and endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Karimi is serving his fourth year as one of the team plastic surgeons for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey organization. He is a volunteer lecturer and clinical instructor for the UCLA-Santa Monica Department of Family Medicine.
Ramtin Kassir, M.D.
Dr. Kassir is a top facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon in N.J. and N.Y., combining artist talent as a clay sculptor with exceptional technical skill to achieve natural, beautiful results for his patients. He is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and sleep medicine. His practice is a top provider of Restylane®, Perlane® and Dysport®, as well as his patented non-surgical 20 minute neck-lift: the K-lift™. Dr. Kassir’s minimal cutting techniques have been profiled on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Fox News and other media outlets. Most recently, he was featured on The Doctors where he restored a natural look to a woman who had a deformed, cat-like, appearance from 29 previous plastic surgeries. He is also an examiner for physicians seeking board certification and provides pro bono reconstructive surgeries for marginalized woman abroad.
Garo Kassabian, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kassabian is the founder and medical director of Lift MD Aesthetics®. He is dual board certified in plastic and general surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kassabian earned his BS in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California and received his doctorate from the USC School of Medicine. Following his formal training in general surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic facial and body surgery, Dr. Kassabian completed three aesthetic surgery fellowships with subspecialties in facial rejuvenation and body sculpting. Dr. Kassabian is a recognized author, researcher and lecturer. He regularly appears as an expert for CBS, CNBC, FOX, KCAL and KTLA and has been featured on Extra, Inside Edition and Discovery Health. Prominent publications have all written about Dr. Kassabian and LIFT MD AESTHETICS.
Terrence Keaney, M.D.
Terrence Keaney, M.D.
Dr. Keaney is a board certified dermatologist with specialized training in cutaneous laser, hair and dermatologic surgery. He is a pioneer in sex-specific dermatology. His innovative gender-specific approach to treatment provides superior results for both men and women. To increase dermatologic care provided to men, Dr. Keaney spearheaded the launch of the nation's first cosmetic, hair and laser surgery center for men. His expertise has made him a frequent speaker at medical professional meetings and in the media with features in Town & Country Magazine, The Washingtonian, Esquire Magazine, Details Magazine, Fox News, and the Washington Business Journal – ABC. Dr. Keaney graduated from University of Virginia medical school at the top of his class and received comprehensive dermatologic training, including a residency at the University of Miami, a clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in laser surgery at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.
Gregory Keller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Gregory Keller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Keller is an internationally known facial plastic surgeon, who specializes in naturally restoring a youthful facial appearance. A board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Keller limits his practice to facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty and hair transplantation. He has invented and published natural facial rejuvenation techniques that are used internationally by a majority of facial plastic, occuloplastic, general plastic and cosmetic surgeons, who perform facial aesthetic surgery. An up-to-date clinician, Dr. Keller is a clinical professor at UCLA. He serves as co-director of the UCLA /AAFPRS facial plastic surgery fellowship and has trained a multitude of residents and fellows in his field of specialty. He also serves as a senior advisor to a major American Medical Association journal, the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Keller invented the field of endoscopic facial plastic surgery and has the earliest patents and publications in this field as well as a textbook.
Christopher Khorsandi, M.D.
Christopher Khorsandi, M.D.
Dr. Khorsandi is a board certified plastic surgeon with practices serving both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He is trained in plastic surgery, minimally invasive hand surgery and the emerging field of migraine relief surgery. He was admitted to the combined B.S./M.D. programs at Villanova University and attended Temple University School of Medicine. Following medical school he trained at the highly recognized University of Pennsylvania General Surgery program an Ivy League Surgery program. There he had the privilege of working at Pennsylvania Hospital where he joined the ranks of medical luminaries such as C. Everett Koop, Thomas Bond, and William Physick who had once been resident physicians there. Dr. Khorsandi is a three-time recipient of the national “Patient's Choice Award” for his skills, and a two-time recent recipient of the national “Compassionate Doctor Award” for his healing compassion.
Brian M. Kinney, M.D.
Dr. Kinney is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, Calif. He incorporates innovation with the latest technologies in surgical, minimally invasive and non-invasive techniques and procedures. He is a leader in hot topics for the radiofrequency-based skin tightening and collagen stimulating Thermi® system, and he helped develop a much anticipated algae-based injectable called Algeness®, which is currently undergoing clinical trials in Europe.
Monika G. Kiripolsky, M.D., F.A.A.D.
After completing a three year residency in dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kiripolsky earned the distinction of becoming a board certified dermatologist through the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Kiripolsky is also a fellowship-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon, having completed an additional year of training through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. As a board certified dermatologist, she is dedicated to the treatment of all dermatologic conditions, but her research in cosmetic surgery has focused on a myriad of topics including sclerotherapy, the use of various dermal fillers and botulinum toxin preparations, as well as lasers for treating skin discoloration, scarring and wrinkles. She has published numerous articles and has presented her research at several dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic surgery conferences. Dr. Kiripolsky is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Ted Lain, M.D.
Dr. Lain is a board certified dermatologist with two practices and a clinical trial site in Austin, Texas. He specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology, with a specialized interest in skincare. Dr. Lain is often sought out by beauty editors, bloggers and other national and local media for his expert insight and opinions on the latest skincare trends and the science supporting them.
Shelena C. Lalji, M.D.
Dr. Lalji, also known as “Dr. Shel”, is the founder and medical director of the Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa in Houston, Texas. An honor graduate of Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, Ga.), she is a board certified OB/GYN and began practicing in 1997. She founded the Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa in 2006 which is often referred to as “The Ultimate Destination for Wellness & Beauty.” With her thorough experience in medicine, aesthetics and alternative treatments, Dr. Shel believes in the strong connection between the art of beauty and the science of wellness. Dr. Shel has appeared numerous times on many local and national television shows including Great Day Houston, NBC morning and evening news, as well as Wild About Houston, and Latina Voices. She is a national trainer and speaker for various laser, aesthetic, wellness and skin care companies.
Gregory Laurence, M.D.
Dr. Laurence is a cosmetic surgeon and founder of Germantown Aesthetics in Memphis, Tenn. He obtained his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Baylor University and the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Dr. Laurence fulfilled his initial training in family medicine at the University of Tennessee and then completed a surgical fellowship in advanced women's health. He has received certification from the American Board of Laser Surgery and has served as the president of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Dr. Laurence also lectures on a wide variety of topics including surgical, non-surgical and practice development.
Kim Lear
Kim Lear is the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, an organization dedicated to identifying emerging trends that impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. Ms. Lear has written whitepapers on the topics of generational wealth transfer in the finance sector, retirement trends in the hospitality industry, work/life balance trends in the healthcare industry, and Gen Z trends in the student housing industry. A researcher to the very core, Ms. Lear employs eye-opening statistics to accentuate her points and mixes them with stories and case studies to make her message come alive. She has keynoted for some of the most renowned companies and was recently named one of the top speakers in the world from Meetings and Events Magazine. Previously, Ms. Lear was the content director at a research firm dedicated to generational and Millennials trends, and most currently the head of research on a new book published by Harper Collins about Gen Z, the teenage demographic.
Doohi Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is board certified in radiology and has extensive experience in interpreting diagnostic studies such as SPECT scans. Dr. Lee is also certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, with Fellowships in functional and regenerative medicine, as well as stem cell medicine. He has been in practice for 25 years and believes that having a healthy brain is essential to a happy and fulfilling life. Through SPECT Brain imaging, he has resolved to acquire increased awareness and understanding of the numerous ways that brain functioning affects overall health and well-being. In addition to Dr. Lee's interpretation, the scans are also sent to experienced professionals working with the Amen Clinics, the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior. Dr. Lee then provides an in depth explanation of the results and supplies an individualized treatment plan to each patient.
Garry R. Lee, M.D.
Garry R. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is internationally renowned for his advanced cosmetic techniques with minimal discomfort and downtime. He lectures in the U.S. and teaches physicians for Allergan, Galderma, Air-Tite, Accuvein, PRO-NOX and Eclipse Aesthetics. He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including The Aesthetic Award for Best Facial Injectable Enhancement the American Cancer Society Life Saver Award, and his patients voted him The Patients Choice Award 5-Year Award. He is the Amazon.com author of the First Book of Aesthetic Microcannula for Cosmetic Fillers & Local Anesthesia (MILA) and is a nationally and internationally published aesthetic medicine author. He is also Air-Tite's national director of U.S. MicroCannula Physician Instruction and inventor of the Lee Aspirator, the Long MicroCannula Double Cross-Hatched Fan (LeeXX) and the Wiggle Progression Advanced Cosmetic Injection Techniques
Garry R. Lee, M.D.
Harrison H. Lee, M.D., D.M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Lee earned his undergraduate degree with honors in 1980 from Tufts University and his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1983. He then went on to complete a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lee continued his studies receiving a medical degree from New York Atedical College in 1992 and went on to serve a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Atount Sinai AAedical Center in New York City. He completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills, CA under Dr. Frank Kamer. He has been performing facial feminization surgery for the last 16 years.
James W. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is an anesthesiologist and co-founder of Liveli, a supplement company targeting brain health. After being diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in 2010, Dr. Lee realized how many people could truly benefit from a holistic approach to health with supplements that contained the ingredients he knew his brain needed. Using his knowledge of science, medical background and connecting with the heart and spirit, he has immersed himself in various advocacies to help spread health, wellbeing and happiness to as many people as possible. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Science in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and he earned his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine where he met his wife, noted dermatologist, and co-founder of Liveli, Tess Mauricio, M.D.
M. Christine Lee, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Lee, is a board certified dermatologist who further sub-specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery/skin cancer/facial plastic reconstruction, laser surgery, cosmetic surgery and advanced dermatologic surgery from University of California, San Francisco. She is the founder and director of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, formerly The East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center, Inc. in Walnut Creek, Calif. As a recognized pioneer in the field of laser cosmetic surgery and a research adviser and consultant to the laser and cosmetic industry, she has trained and lectured to thousands of physicians internationally. She has published numerous scientific papers and articles in addition to being the author of "The Ultimate Guide for the Best Skin Ever: Lasers".  
Max Rudolph Lehfeldt, M.D.
Dr. Lehfeldt is a board certified plastic surgeon based in the greater Los Angeles, Calif. area. As a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Lehfeldt specializes in procedures for the face, breasts and body. Furthermore, he performs reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer, abdominal wall reconstructions, traumatic injuries and microsurgical reconstructive procedures, particularly for breast reconstruction.
Ryan Lehrl
Mr. Lehrl is the vice president of client acquisition and services at Red Spot Interactive. Since 2011, he has promoted the company's vision and strategy, which has generated over 200 elective healthcare practices using Red Spot's Integrated Customer Acquisition and Retention Platform. His depth of knowledge of the platform and how it can transform a business is a large part of the reason customer retention is trending toward 80% in a field that typically sees 50% turnover. Prior to joining Red Spot, Mr. Lehrl provided technology programs centered around legal requirements and best practices for education to state departments, law firms and school districts.
Gustavo H. Leibaschoff, M.D.
Dr. Leibaschoff is a world pioneer and trainer in the fields of aesthetic medicine, cosmetic surgery, liposculpture-lipografting, fat tissue research and cosmetic gynecology, with over 30 years of experience in these areas. He is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and currently dedicated to the improvement and development of techniques and methods, as well as the medical field through education and training, with an emphasis on safety for both patients and physicians. With several published books, media exposure, and a considerable profile of societal and educational leadership positions, Dr. Leibaschoff is renowned for his contributions to the abovementioned areas. Furthermore, he has vast experience working with manufacturers of medical equipment, providing scientific advisory services to help improve products and physician utilization for best results.
Tara Leifer
Ms. Leifer is the lead plastic surgery internet marketing consultant at ReachLocal, Google's Global Premier Partner in North America for Quality Score. She is a nationally recognized thought leader in leveraging the internet to deliver more patients to her clients and has been a featured speaker at AAFPRS, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, Global Aesthetics and AACS. She is the keynote marketing speaker on the BTL Aesthetics Customer Success Tour and is passionate about creating unique digital marketing solutions for aesthetic physicians and practices. A graduate of Ithaca College, Ms. Leifer continues her education at Google New York and participated in Google's 2016 Ignite Healthcare where she learned how to drive revenue to physician practices.
Malcolm Lesavoy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Malcolm Lesavoy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Lesavoy has been featured as a leading expert on entertainment news television, Oprah, the Discovery Channel, ABC News, the hit drama series Niptuck and more. He was the executive producer's plastic surgeon of choice for the first season of the hit series Extreme Makeover. Before opening his private practice over one decade ago, Dr. Lesavoy was the full-time professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCLA for 25 years, as well as the former chief of plastic surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has trained over 100 of today's top plastic surgeons. Dr. Lesavoy is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Over the years, he has acted as a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and has been a principal investigator in dozens of research studies, governed innumerable medical supervisory committees, including being the former president of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, chairman of the board of trustees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and was honored with the plastic surgery industry's most prestigious award, Clinician of the Year.
Jill Lezaic. D.O.
Jill Lezaic, D.O.
Dr. Lezaic is a board certified family physician who has been specializing in aesthetic and laser medicine since 2002. Known for her expertise in cosmetic laser medicine and expansive knowledge of tattoo removal and facial rejuvenation techniques, Dr. Lezaic's Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville has become the preceptor site for the Cynosure PicoSure® laser, and has become known for her cutting edge laser treatments and advanced injection techniques. Dr. Lezaic is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a Luminary speaker for various aesthetic companies, and is one of the lead trainers for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, offering her expertise to physicians, physician's assistants and nurses across the nation. Dr. Lezaic has been interviewed for multiple news affiliates and has contributed to published articles through roundtable expert discussions and interviews.
April Linden
Ms. Linden is the vice president of Training & Implementation at Crystal Clear Digital Marketing. She has worked with hundreds of cosmetic practices throughout the world, helping them implement strategies to successfully grow revenue and build loyal patients. Ms. Linden has assisted in the development of several software programs currently in use by thousands of practices worldwide. Additionally, with over 20 years of experience, she has become a faculty member for several medical associations including AACS, AAFPRS and ISAPS.
Grace Liu, M.D.

Dr. Liu attended the University of California, Irvine Medical School and graduated in the top of her class with many honors. She was awarded a research fellowship to pursue a project in Dermatology which culminated in co-authorship on a pivotal paper on psoriasis.

After graduating medical school, she completed her internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She returned to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center for her residency in Dermatology.

She is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She also is a Fellow of the American Society for MOHS Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a member of the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Rick Low
Mr. Low is a medical aesthetic veteran, bringing more than 20 years of executive experience to RealSelf. As the head of aesthetic surgery, he is responsible for driving increased understanding and collaboration with physicians, practices and brand partners. Prior to RealSelf, Mr. Low held the role of vice president of marketing at Sientra where he cultivated one of the most dynamic brands in aesthetic medicine while introducing a number of industry-firsts for both products and marketing programs. He previously worked in a variety of roles at Mentor Worldwide and Johnson and Johnson and serves on several boards both in aesthetics and other medical fields.
Corey S. Maas, M.D.
Dr. Maas, a cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco, Calif., is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After earning his medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Dr Maas served a general surgery internship and completed a head and neck surgery residency at the St. Louis University College of Medicine. He completed his specialty training with a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of California, San Francisco. His academic and clinical achievements earned him a full-time faculty appointment there, serving as chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for more than 11 years. During the last 25 years, Dr Maas has dedicated himself to helping advance the field of facial plastic surgery through clinical research, receiving honors and awards for his endeavors, including the prestigious Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has published more than 100 book chapters and articles and is regularly recruited to lecture to medical societies, both nationally and internationally.
David B. Mandell, J.D., M.B.A.
Mr. Mandell is an attorney in The Law Office of David B. Mandell, P.C. and principal of the nationally-known wealth management firm OJM Group, LLC. He has authored a number of books in his areas of specialty, including ten books written specifically for physicians. These include For Doctors Only: A Guide to Working Less and Building More, the Category I CME Monograph Risk Management for the Practicing Physician and most recently Wealth Protection Planning for Dermatologists. Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for achievement in legal ethics. He also earned an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and is a member of the California and New York bar associations. 
Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Dr. Mani is the founder of La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. As a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Mani brings her “gentle exacting touch” to clients.  The precision skills developed in delicate eye surgery - and the gratifying results - led her to establish a state-of-the-art cosmetic laser clinic.
Under Dr. Mani’s medical direction, you are assured you will receive ONLY FDA safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatments and medical-grade skincare products that we know will improve your skin. As she herself ages, Dr. Mani is acutely aware of the feelings we have as we change with age.

Dr. Mani graduated from the Vanderbilt University Ophthalmology Program in 1986. She completed her Vitreo-Retinal Surgical Fellowship at Doheny Eye Institute and University of Southern California.

David Matlock, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.O.G.
Known as the pioneer of female genital plastic surgery, Dr. Matlock has dedicated his entire cosmetic practice to Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR) and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® (DLV), as well as liposculpturing (including Brazilian Butt Augmentation and Vaser Hi Def). With a practice in Los Angeles, Calif., Dr. Matlock has distinguished himself as a highly specialized vaginoplasty surgeon offering a vast amount of experience combined with education in the medical field. Contributed with popularizing LVR®, DLV®, Vaser Hi Def liposculpturing and Brazilian Butt Augmentation over the past six years, Dr. Matlock has spent over 10,000 hours performing LVR and DLV in 15 years, as well as over 25,000 hours of liposculpturing over the past 23 years. Dr. Matlock is well known as a cast member of E! Entertainment’s hit show Dr. 90210.
Tess Mauricio, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Mauricio is a board certified dermatologist and the founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess with multiple clinics in California. She is the youngest woman to hold the position of president of The San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  She is a published author with a book called "California Total Beauty," renowned speaker, sought after media personality, and has educated thousands across the globe on technologies she has helped pioneer, including the Time Machine Procedure™. She has developed her own premium skincare line, TimelessMD by Dr. Tess, and skin health and overall wellness dietary supplement, Helioplus™. Dr. Tess is a favorite medical expert on TV with regular national network appearances on Dr. Phil, The Rachael Ray Show, Fox News, CBS' The Doctors, America's Next Top Model, The Talk, and The Dr. Oz Show, among countless local TV news and lifestyle programs. She also produces and stars in The Dr. Tess Show, which airs in North America on GMA Pinoy TV and soon globally.
Ferdinand Mayer, M.B.A.
Mr. Mayer is president of FotoFinder Systems, Inc. in Baltimore, Md. FotoFinder Systems opened in the U.S. over a decade ago, and its parent company was originally founded in Germany in 1991. The Bavarian family-owned company is a pioneer and global leader in the field of aesthetics and early skin cancer detection, using imaging procedures. The focus of the business is development, image management, archiving and sale of systems for digital aesthetics, dermatoscopy and body mapping procedures. Represented around the world, FotoFinder works with a global network of distributors. The company's corporate mission is to bring the skin into the picture brilliantly and make medical photography high-performance, time-saving and intuitive. This is done by combining state-of-the-art technology with software, hardware and camera technology.
J.D. McCoy, N.M.D.
Dr. McCoy is one of most accomplished physicians practicing aesthetic medicine in Arizona. Aesthetic medicine is the art of cosmetic rejuvenation using less-invasive medical treatments, so Dr. McCoy knows how important it is to be on the cutting edge when it comes to the advancing technology and techniques used in less-invasive cosmetic medicine. Dr. McCoy received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine in Hawaii, and began specialized training, certification, and externship in cosmetic and light-based therapies. Dr. McCoy has devoted his specialization, passion and his entire practice to the art of less invasive cosmetic rejuvenation, weight management and natural bio-identical hormone therapy since 2003.
Leland McKay
Mr. McKay is a presenter for Legally Mine, LLC, a lawsuit protection company located in Orem, Utah. He promotes asset protection and tax reduction to health and business professionals, employees, investors and entrepreneurs. With over 20 years of experience presenting product evangelism, sales, productivity and technical skills to professionals, he has transformed tedious presentations into fun, logical and interactive experiences. Prior to joining Legally Mine, Mr. McKay was the corporate trainer for Novell, Inc., a networking software company, and the VP of Crexendo Business Solutions, a full-service cloud communications company.
Craig Mezrow, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Mezrow is a premier plastic surgeon serving the Philadelphia area. Dr. Mezrow’s education includes Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He received his medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, N.Y. Dr. Mezrow worked in the field of cardiothoracic surgery for nearly a decade where he published extensively and lectured throughout the U.S. and also internationally. Desiring a surgical career with greater variety, Dr. Mezrow trained for five years in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received additional training in cosmetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat hospital in New York City. Dr. Mezrow specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, while providing patients with advanced technology to fit their individual needs. Dr. Mezrow spends countless hours educating his patients prior to surgery and is known for individualizing each patient’s surgical and non-surgical needs with the latest in technology and techniques.
John R. Miklos, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.P.M.R.S.
John R. Miklos, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.P.M.R.S.
Dr. Miklos is an internationally recognized expert in laparoscopic, urogynecologic and aesthetic reconstructive vaginal surgery. He is a fellowship-trained urogynecologist/laparoscopic surgeon with subspecialty training in aesthetic vaginal reconstructive surgery, and a board certified urogynecologist. This unique melding of multiple fellowships and training has made him one of the most sought after surgeons in the world for laparoscopic (mini incision) reconstructive vaginal surgery as well as cosmetic vaginal surgery. Dr. Miklos is the director of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at the Atlanta Center for Laparoscopic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery. He is also the director of Atlanta Medical Research Institute. He continues to pursue excellence in his field by searching for new, innovative and/or unique surgical and non-surgical techniques. The pursuit of a better quality of life for his patients has also lead him to investigate, research, study and employ surgical techniques for a much desired and requested line of therapy known as aesthetic (cosmetic) vaginal surgery a.k.a. vaginal rejuvenation. He has received many nationally and internationally recognized awards for his work.
Elliott Milstein
Mr. Milstein, president and CEO of Biopelle, has been a part of the dermatology and medical aesthetic industry for over thirty five years. He has brought many successful technologies to market including: Glytone®, the first AHA line to declare its free acid value; Atralin®, a tretinoin gel with a unique, patented vehicle; and Retriderm, a patent-pending retinol serum he developed for Biopelle. Mr. Elliott is a recognized authority on cosmeceuticals and skin rejuvenation systems, lecturing on their science, business and regulations at industry and society conferences.
Robert D. Moore, D.O., F.A.C.O.G., F.P.M.R.S.
Nasir A. Mohammedi, M.D., M.S., M.S., F.A.A.F.P.
Dr. Mohammedi is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego. He studied medicine at the Chicago Medical School then completed his post graduate training with the University of Southern California. He founded the Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, Calif., where he has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2005. His expertise lies in light and energy-based procedures for cosmetic and medical dermatologic issues. He is an advanced injector for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Using a combination of light and energy-based therapies with injectables, Dr. Mohammedi's niche in aesthetics is obtaining a natural looking aesthetic result with non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques.
Robert D. Moore, D.O., F.A.C.O.G., F.P.M.R.S.
Robert D. Moore, D.O., F.A.C.O.G., F.P.M.R.S.
Dr. Moore is an internationally recognized laparoscopic and vaginal reconstructive surgeon, and one of the first board certified urogynecologists. He is widely known throughout the world for his pioneering techniques in minimally invasive vaginal reconstructive surgery and more recently in the field of sexual medicine and aesthetic vaginal surgery. He has also completed advanced training in the field of aesthetic vaginal surgery and recently co-authored, with his partner, John Miklos, M.D., the first comprehensive book on vaginal rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery for women, as well as the first chapter ever published in a major medical textbook on vaginal cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Moore is the director of advanced pelvic surgery and co-director of urogynecology at the Atlanta Center for Laparoscopic Urogynecology, the Vaginal Rejuvenation Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Medical Research, Inc. He continues to be very active in clinical research and new innovations in the field of urogynecology including mesh technology and minimally invasive techniques to treat prolapse and incontinence. He and his partner Dr. Miklos, recently published the largest series in the world on laparoscopic sacralcolpopexy.
Gary Motykie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Gary Motykie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Motykie earned his undergraduate degree in the challenging field of Bio-Medical Engineering. During this time, Dr. Motykie was involved with advanced medical research projects, which included studying artificial organs, prosthetic limbs and the neurophysiology of the brain. After graduating he followed his dream to study medicine and received his doctorate in medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago where he found a passion for the surgical specialties. Dr. Motykie trained in plastic surgery at the University of Texas. Dr. Motykie has present his work nationally and authored numerous journal articles and scientific papers on a wide variety of plastic surgical topics. In order to further establish himself as an elite expert in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr. Motykie completed an Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, he began his private practice in Los Angeles where he continues to practice today.
Gregory Paul Mueller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Mueller graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. He established his practice in Beverly Hills in 1998 where he remains today. His creative talents as an innovator have led to the invention of the first and only light guided technology for cosmetic surgery called the ICLED® Surgical Suture System (formally called the iGuide® Surgical System). In 2012, Drs. Mueller, Aston and Leaf published a landmark paper in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal describing the use of the system to perform the Percutaneous Trampoline Platysmaplasty. In June of 2011, Dr. Mueller launched his second invention, the oVio360 dynamic video imaging system. Dr. Mueller is currently traveling around the globe teaching his colleagues about light guided surgical technology and advanced medical imaging.
Jennifer Pearlman, M.D.
Dr. Pearlman is an internationally recognized physician expert in women's health, hormones and aging, offering leading technology and aesthetic expertise for cosmetic enhancement of the face, skin and body. She is the owner-operator of the leading private concierge women's health and cosmetic medicine clinic, PearlMD Rejuvenation.
Zein Obagi, M.D.
Dr. Obagi literally defined and authored the science of skin health. As a board certified, leading authority in cosmetic dermatology, he created skin health restoration and skin conditioning, the standards by which skin conditions can be successfully treated regardless of skin color or age. As the medical director of ZO Skin Health in Beverly Hills, Calif., Dr. Obagi's practice utilizes today's most innovative and effective clinical solutions to create and maintain healthy skin for everyone. He originally conceived and brought to market what would become the world's most recognized brands of physician-dispensed skincare products – the Obagi Nu-Derm and Obagi Blue Peel. Dr. Obagi received his medical education at Damascus Medical School, followed by pathology training in Michigan and dermatology training at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
Kristy Murrow, P.A.-C.
Ms. Murrow is the managing partner for Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. She earned a B.S. in Education and a Master of Health Sciences as a physician assistant from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Ms. Murrow is board certified by the NCCPA and a member of the Oklahoma Association of Physician Assistants, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Nationally recognized for leading one of the top 50 fasting growing companies in Oklahoma City, and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the country, Murrow is also the author of the book, Facing Success: Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business in Tough Economic Times.
Nima Naghshineh, M.D., MSc
Dr. Naghshineh is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has a unique background with studies in biomedical engineering and psychology at Johns Hopkins University, where he engaged in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac electrophysiology research at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes in Baltimore, Md. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh while simultaneously receiving a Masters of Science in clinical research. He subsequently began his plastic surgery training in 2008 at the University of Pittsburgh. His interests include device innovation and discovery in medicine and surgery and he has completed a fellowship at the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine (CIRM).
Alvin D. Needleman B.Sc., Reg. Pharm.
Laxmeesh Mike Nayak, M.D.
Dr. Nayak is director of facial plastic and cosmetic surgery at Nayak Plastic Surgery. Originally from Effingham, Ill., he is a graduate of Yale University and earned his medical degree at Washington University. He is triple board certified in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Nayak performed his surgical residency at Harvard Medical School, studying general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and head and neck surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. After residency, he completed an American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship with the Glasgold Group for Plastic Surgery. He has extensive experience in rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery of the aging face, facial volumetric surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, and skin rejuvenation with peels, lasers and injectable fillers. He is an active member of AAFPRS, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and serves as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Alvin D. Needleman B.Sc., Reg. Pharm.
Sheila Nazarian, M.D.
Dr. Nazarian is a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Calif. and an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. She has a Masters in Medical Management from the Marshall School of Business. She is well published and respected for her passion towards patient care and the business of patient care.
Joseph Niamtu, III, D.M.D.
Dr. Niamtu is well known in international cosmetic facial surgery circles as a surgeon, teacher and author and is regarded as a key opinion leader by academics and clinicians worldwide. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and his practice is limited to cosmetic facial surgery. Dr. Niamtu lectures internationally on cosmetic facial surgery and has taught on six continents around the world. He has written four textbooks, 22 chapters in other textbooks, hundreds of publications on various cosmetic facial topics and a cosmetic facial surgery DVD series. Dr. Niamtu has served on the board of directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and chaired numerous committees with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, where he currently sits as Chair of the Communications Committee. He appears regularly in newspaper articles, television broadcasts and popular magazines, was voted "Best Plastic Surgeon to Take You Back 20 Years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010 and has received numerous "Best Speaker" awards at numerous multispecialty meetings.
Andrew P. Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Ordon is a host of the Emmy award-winning talk show THE Doctors. Dr. Ordon is an acclaimed aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon with private practices in New York City, N.Y., Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, Calif. Dr. Ordon is currently an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth Medical College and the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Ordon has been featured on many television shows including 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, NBC News and ABC News among others. Dr. Ordon is the author of Revealing the New You, A Guide to Plastic Surgery and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Plastic Surgery. He also contributed to the textbook: Facial Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ordon is a founding member of the Surgical Friends Foundation, a group of physicians offering complimentary reconstructive surgery to those who otherwise could not afford it. Many of these patients have suffered from birth defects, physical abuse and burns among other adverse conditions.
Melanie Palm, M.D.
Dr. Palm is the founding director of Art of Skin MD, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and staff physician at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital. She is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon offering a full-spectrum of medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Palm graduated with high distinction earning a joint degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the Booth Graduate School of Business. She was awarded Intern of the Year and completed her dermatology residency at Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes in Chicago, Ill., serving as chief resident in her final year of training. Dr. Palm completed an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship in La Jolla, Calif. and is currently faculty for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery review course.
Samir Pancholi, D.O.
Dr. Pancholi is fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery and certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Pancholi completed a surgical internship at Ohio University and then spent five years training at Michigan State University in general surgery followed by head, neck and facial plastic surgery training programs. In 2006, he completed an advanced, one year accredited cosmetic surgery fellowship training program through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Pancholi is the current president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has also been appointed by the governor of Nevada to serve as a board member on the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pancholi’s surgical skill, artistic talent and reputation for providing exceptional patient care extends beyond the Las Vegas community. Patients regularly travel throughout the U.S. to be treated by him.
Samuel E. Peek
Samuel E. Peek
Samuel E. Peek is the Founder and Incredible Executive Officer of Incredible Marketing, a full service digital agency focusing on Internet marketing in a variety of professional industries, including healthcare, dental, legal, and finance. Mr. Peek launched the company in 2008 in Orange County California with a team that included some of the best minds in the internet marketing industry. An entrepreneur at heart and self-professed “Internet nerd” by choice, Mr. Peek has a diverse background that gives him a distinct advantage to understanding what makes businesses thrive and the savvy to help them do so quickly. Incredible Marketing provides custom website development; regional, national, and international search campaigns; social media marketing; and a variety of mobile marketing options. Today the company has clients in over 20 countries.
Samuel E. Peek
Johnny J. Peet, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Peet is a board certified gynecologist practicing in The Woodlands, Texas since 2000. He obtained his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and his doctorate of medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center in 1996. His office, Woodlands Gynecology & Aesthetics, provides comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. He is an expert in the fields of hormone optimization for men and women and sexual health. In 2012, he founded Woodlands Medical Aesthetics Institute. Dr. Peet has a special interest in combining laser technology, platelet rich plasma and hormone optimization to improve sexual function and health. He and his staff are constantly focused on their mission to help patients look better, feel better and live better.
Marco A. Pelosi, II, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Pelosi, II graduated in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School where he also completed a fellowship in OB/GYN oncology. Dr. Pelosi, is director of the Pelosi Medical Center in Bayonne, N.J. He is recognized as the leading expert in laparoscopic surgery using the single umbilical puncture approach and his expertise as a vaginal surgeon is also widely recognized. His extensive writing on topics related to his specialty includes over 165 published articles and contributions to several textbooks. He is a pioneer in the development of combined laparoscopic and vaginal techniques for the routine removal of large uteri, urogynecologic procedures, and rectovaginal surgery and he has introduced a number of single-puncture laparoscopic procedures that include hysterectomy, supracervical hysterectomy, appendectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgery, colposuspension, sling procedures, gasless single umbilical puncture hysterectomy, and ectopic pregnancy. In 2004 Dr. Pelosi II and his son Marco A. Pelosi, III, M.D., founded the International Society of Cosmetogynecology.
Marco A. Pelosi III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.C.S.
Marco A. Pelosi III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Pelosi III is cosmetic gynecologist, pioneer and whole body aesthetic surgeon. He's the younger half of the internationally renowned Pelosi-Pelosi team who created the specialty of cosmetogynecology and founded the ISCG. Sought after by patients, surgeons, the media and the medical industry, Dr. Pelosi III has more than 100 published articles, over 600 global presentations and over two decades of surgical experience to his credit. He has taught and demonstrated his groundbreaking techniques to the large majority of today's up and coming experts and opinion leaders. He serves as chairman, program director, subject matter specialist and section editor for some of the largest entities in this profession. Trained and board certified in gynecology and pelvic surgery, he maintains a busy surgical practice that caters to women's aesthetic and gynecologic needs in the N.Y. metro area. His main aesthetic interests are body contouring and cosmetic gynecology.
Paul Perito, M.D.
Paul Perito, M.D., F.A.C.S.
NNearly 18 years ago Dr. Perito developed a boutique practice in Coral Gables, Florida treating Men's Health issues with Erectile Dysfunction being his primary focus. Dr. Perito's techniques and surgical pearls are derived from these 18 years of IPP experience having now performed over 5,000 penile implant cases. During this time Dr. Perito's practice has gained a global presence as a treatment center for men with erectile dysfunction and has also become the #1 training facility where doctors from around the world come to learn his minimally invasive technique as well as other surgical procedures related to men's health.

Dr. Perito attended Emory University for undergraduate training, University of Maryland Medical School, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital for general surgery and his urology residency and a one-year fellowship at Flinder's University, South Australia in prostate disease. He is a board certified member of the American Urological Association, Sexual Medicine Society, Society of Prosthetic Surgeons, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Paul Perito is currently Chief of Surgery at Coral Gables Hospital in Coral Gables Florida.
Jon A. Perlman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Perlman is a world-renowned specialist in surgical and non-surgical facial and body enhancements, practicing in the Beverly Hills, Calif. area for over 25 years. He is an associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at the UCLA Geffen Medical Center and is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Perlman was selected to perform 40 surgical procedures on 27 patients for the ABC television show Extreme Makeover from 2003-2006. The show aired in over 120 countries worldwide. He is also editor-in-chief of the Beauty Myths of Beverly Hills newsletter and has published health and rejuvenation related articles in the international publication, Dazzling Oceans hardcover magazine.
Christy Perry
Ms. Perry is the director of practice success for Crystal Clear Digital Marketing, and an aesthetic industry insider. With nearly 30 years of experience, Ms. Perry understands the intricacies of medical practice management, patient care, patient relationship management and effective patient communication. She provides one-of-a-kind insight thanks to her experience working in senior level positions in both the front and back office for several high-profile plastic surgery practices. She founded her own marketing agency where she provided concierge level digital and traditional marketing strategies for medical practices and medical spas before joining the Crystal Clear Digital Marketing team.
Dhaval Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel is a board certified aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Ill. He completed a five-year general surgical residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a two-year plastic surgery fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Patel has a coveted double board certification by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Patel has contributed to numerous research articles and has been fortunate to work with several famous and outstanding plastic surgeons in the country and around the world.
Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Petti is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Calif. After a five year residency in general surgery, Dr. Petti specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The University of Chicago. She was one of the first plastic surgeons in the state of California to have a state and federally licensed ambulatory surgery center and medical day spa. Dr. Petti’s work on liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction (Smartlipo™) and laser cellulite treatment (Cellulaze™) has been published in plastic surgery literature. Her practice is a training center for plastic surgeons interested in laser-assisted surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Petti has appeared multiple television shows, including The Doctors, 20/20, Inside Edition, The Plastic Surgery Channel and Aesthetic TV. She has also served as an expert witness for the Medical Board of California for over a decade. She is involved with numerous charity organizations and enjoys teaching high school, college and premedical students, as well as plastic surgery residents and fellow plastic surgeons in her practice.
Otto J. Placik, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Placik is certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been elected to several prestigious national organizations. He is a member of the Northwestern University Division of Plastic Surgery Teaching Staff. He holds an academic appointment as a clinical assistant professor of surgery (plastic) at Northwestern University Medical School where he participates in the education of residents and stays updated on emerging technologies, techniques, and procedures. As part of his commitment to academics, Dr. Placik has presented at national meetings and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed medical journals. Dr. Placik has extensive experience in the field of body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation/reduction/lift, abdominoplasty and liposuction, and has written about methods to enhance the safety of plastic surgery procedures.

Maryann Prewitt, M.D.
Dr. Prewitt is a board certified gynecologist and accredited functional medicine physician at HealthWellnessMD, skinFIT Med Spa and bodyFIT in Dallas, Texas. Her protocol for modern aging emphasizes science-based nutrition, physician-guided fitness, thyroid management and optimizing your hormones for sexual health and wellness. A member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and certified in bioidentical hormone replacement, Dr. Prewitt's approach goes beyond simple prevention to optimize your body at the cellular level so you can actively fight disease and combat the aging process. Dr. Prewitt completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University Medical Center, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., and earned a Master's Certification in the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Antonella Quaranta, M.D.
Dr. Quaranta is a board certified general surgeon specialized in aesthetic medicine. For 25 years she has been performing face and body biorevitalization and biostimulation procedures using threads, facial injectables, autologous therapies and liposuction, as well as breast and buttock augmentation. Dr. Quaranta uses her experience and expertise to create personalized anti-aging protocols, as well as educate patients and students alike. She has written for national magazines, taught advanced university courses and congress workshops.
Anil Rajani, M.D.
Dr. Rajani graduated medical school with honors from The University of Western Ontario after completing a B.S. from Dalhousie University. He is a board certified physician, surgeon and CEO of RajaniMD; A Concierge Aesthetic Practice , founder of the RajaniMD Skincare Youtube Channel and founder of RajaniMD, a customized prescription grade skincare line. In addition, Dr. Rajani is a trainer for Allergan, Dermasculpt and Suneva Medical. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rajani has been involved in treating skin conditions and for several years he has worked with leading renowned cosmetic centers in the Northwest, as well as clinics throughout Europe and Canada. Dr. Rajani not only specializes in injectable treatments, but also laser procedures, skin rejuvenation techniques and topical skincare. He has helped countless patients avoid or delay surgical procedures and helped optimize his patients skin through combining the latest in cutting edge technologies.
Aubrey Rankin
Mr. Rankin is the co-founder and CEO of HintMD, Inc., a technology start-up founded in 2014, based in Silicon Valley (California). HintMD partners with board certified physicians to create insight into gaps in patient care, offering personalized treatment plan subscription solutions to drive patient engagement, compliance and improved clinical outcomes. Its services result in significant compliance improvements, patient satisfaction, growing practice revenues and profitability. Prior to co-founding HintMD, Mr. Rankin was the vice president of Asia-Pacific at ZELTIQ Aesthetics and held various management roles with Solta Medical and PricewaterhouseCoopers' M&A Advisory group. He has also been active within the Silicon Valley start-up community and currently sits on the board of FriendMedia, Inc. and advisory board of PB&B.
Robert M. Rey, M.D., M.P.P.
Dr. Rey specializes in minimal scar plastic surgery. Having completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess hospital, Dr. Rey employs the absolute latest, minimal scar, endoscopic, fiberoptic and laser techniques. He is keenly aware of the importance of minimal or no scars and is highly dedicated to a natural look. While the focus of this fellowship was primarily in the areas of breast and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Rey is fully trained as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and enjoys all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has attended some of the top educational institutions, including UCLA School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard University and Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Rey has conducted academic research in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and has published in some of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. He has received numerous scientific honors and has served in The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, as a health policy speech writer to Dr. C. Everett Koop.
Alexander Z. Rivkin, M.D.
Dr. Rivkin is a Yale (New Haven, Conn.) trained facial cosmetic surgeon and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), faculty member who focuses exclusively on non-invasive cosmetic procedures. He was the first physician in the country to offer the Non-Surgical Nose Job, his signature method for non-invasive correction of cosmetic nasal irregularities. Dr. Rivkin has become an international authority on non-surgical cosmetic treatments and has been featured throughout the national media on shows like The Today Show, The Doctors and EXTRA. He currently divides his time between patient care, clinical research, educating other physicians, media appearances and lecturing at scientific conferences throughout the world.
Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
Dr. Roberts’ private practice is based in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Dr. Roberts was voted as a “Best Doctor” by the Palm Springs Life Magazine from 2005 to 2016. As a board certified physician, dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Roberts specializes in cosmetic dermatology, Generational (Geriatric) Dermatology™ and ethnic skin of color. Generational Dermatology is a practice she’s very passionate about, which helps to treat patients from the generational boom worldwide. Dr. Roberts is the founding director of Dermatopathology of Loma Linda Division of Dermatology. She has been a guest on the Today Show and is frequently quoted in national magazines, radio, television and news, including NBC, NewBeauty, W, WebMD, ReachMD, Oprah Magazine, CNN, Fox News Live, Self, Allure, Sisters to Sisters, Prevention, Readers Digest, Los Angeles Times and PS Life. Dr. Roberts is the author of numerous published articles, textbook chapters and is currently writing a textbook on Geriatric Dermatology.
Lori J. Robertson, M.S.N., F.N.P.-C
Lori Robertson has spent over 30 years in healthcare. Her specialties have included critical care, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, family practice, and since 2007 aesthetic medicine. She was the recipient of the Aesthetic Nurse of the Year award in 2012 by The Aesthetic Academy. Ms. Robertson spent 13 years working as a reserve Deputy Sheriff for LA County specializing in Mountain Rescue and Underwater Dive Recovery, retiring in 1998. She also worked for 19 years with ABC as a medical technical advisor / actress on the popular soap opera General Hospital. In the last five years Ms. Robertson has become a national speaker and clinical educator for companies such as: Medicis/Valeant/Galderma Pharmaceuticals, Lutronic, Inc., Syneron-Candela, Inc. and Allergan Pharmaceuticals. In 2014 she started a non-profit organization called FullFilling Faces. Its goal is to provide victims of facial trauma improved structure, symmetry and softness post reconstructive surgery(ies).
Leif Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rogers obtained his medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed three years of general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as a two year research fellowship focusing on tissue engineering at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon Universities. This was followed by two years of plastic and reconstructive surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he became proficient in advanced microsurgical and reconstructive techniques. Dr. Rogers is certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is thoroughly trained in reconstructive techniques for much of the human body. Today, Dr. Rogers has a combined reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. where he devotes half of his practice to microvascular breast reconstruction, while also offering the latest techniques in facial rejuvenation and body contouring. Dr. Rogers has also appeared on CBS’s The Doctors, Dr. Phil’s Dr. Oz Show.
E. Victor Ross, M.D.
Dr. Ross is the director of the Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, Calif. He serves as associate editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and as a board member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Ross attended Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, Miss.) where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in physics. He obtained his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, La.) where he was a junior year inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha. In 1992 he completed a three-year dermatology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. In 1994 he was the first Navy-sponsored fellow in Photomedicine and Lasers at Massachusetts General Hospital. His special interests are laser skin resurfacing, fractional laser applications, photodynamic therapy, non-ablative skin remodeling, laser treatment of leg veins, laser treatment of acne and laser hair reduction in darker skin types. He is the author of over 75 articles and seven book chapters.
Neal Rouzier, M.D.
Dr. Rouzier is the medical director of the Preventative Medicine Clinic of the Desert in Palm Springs, Calif. He is board certified in emergency medicine and specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. He completed his residency in family practice and emergency medicine and spent 15 years in a high volume emergency department in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. Dr. Rouzier is an avid "exerciser" for health enhancement and stress relief. He stays on top of current research to uncover all the answers to patients' questions about health, exercise and the aging process.
Charles Runels, M.D.
Dr. Runels is a board certified specialist in internal medicine. He did his undergraduate work and received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College. He worked for three years as a product developer and research chemist at Southern Research Institute. He then completed medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, after which he completed his residency and became board certified in internal medicine. During 12 years as an ER physician he founded the largest group of ER physicians in his state while also serving as the medical director of a hyperbaric chamber used for wound care. He then began medical practice and research in areas of endocrinology, wellness, cosmetic medicine and sexual medicine. He has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications in areas of hypertension, hormone replacement, and immunology. His professional organizations include the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Society.
Rand A. Rusher, R.N.
Mr. Rusher is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience in all specialties relating to surgical and dermatologic medicine. He is one of the most sought after injection and skincare consultants in the country, with W Magazine naming him in its “Black Book” of World’s Best Addresses. He graduated from California State University and worked as a surgical nurse at the University of Southern California Norris Cancer Hospital and Research Center. He has published articles in such magazines as Hero’s, the Journal of Oncology Nursing, AORN Journal and Journal of School Nursing. In 1999 Mr. Rusher joined Dr. Norman Leaf at the Leaf & Rusher Medical Skincare Clinic and in 2002, he and Dr. Leaf created Leaf & Rusher Skincare. In 2011, Mr. Rusher was asked to show people how Hollywood stays looking so good, which resulted in the reality show, Pretty Hurts. In 2012 Mr. Rusher joined Leif Rogers, M.D. in a collaboration to put together one of the best cosmetic surgical and non-surgical destinations in the country.  They opened up their new facility in the heart of the Beverly Hills Golden Triangle in January of 2013.
Kevin Sadati, D.O., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Calif. He has over a decade of experience and has performed over 3,000 face and neck lift procedures using local anesthesia and twilight sedation. Utilizing his self-developed facial muscle tightening technique, the Double C Plication, for facial rejuvenation, Dr. Sadati is able to provide his patients with long lasting, incredibly natural results that do not indicate surgical intervention. His technique has been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. His patients have voted him "Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County" by the OC Register poll two years in a row, and he has appeared on the popular TV show The Doctors..
John Sanderson, M.D.
Dr. Sanderson is a stem cell researcher, expert in diabetes and metabolism, former medical director at Johnson & Johnson, and consultant to several Fortune 100 health care companies. In recent years, Dr. Sanderson has focused exclusively on the application of adult human stem cells to dermatologic problems and effects of ageing. Dr. Sanderson is CEO and Director of Research & Development at Cellese Regenerative Therapeutics in Irvine, California.
Tim Sawyer
Mr. Sawyer is a highly regarded motivational speaker, author and practice management consultant within the modern medical and aesthetic industry. He is the president and co-founder of Crystal Clear Digital Marketing – named “Best Practice Marketing Company of 2016” by The Aesthetic Industry Awards. Mr. Sawyer’s expert consulting has been implemented in hundreds of medical practices across the globe further educating physicians and staff how to find, serve and keep more patients profitably.
Jaime Schwartz, M.D.
Dr. Schwartz is board certified in plastic surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schwartz earned a bachelor degree in cellular and molecular biology from Tulane University, and went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine. While pursuing his medical degree, he furthered his expertise in breast cancer care by studying tumor biology and the molecular basis of cancer at the Lombardi Cancer Center, designated by the National Cancer Institute. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Schwartz entered the prestigious integrated plastic surgery training program at Georgetown University Hospital and went on to accept a fellowship in facial and body aesthetic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Recognized for his expertise in breast reconstruction surgery, Dr. Schwartz was one of ten plastic surgeons in the country invited to develop national guidelines for techniques using tissue expanders and implants and autologous tissue for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Kerry Schmidt
Joel Schlessinger, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Schlessinger is the editor-in-chief, cosmetic surgery, for Practical Dermatology and the Founder of Cosmetic Surgery Forum. He is the former president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and is the past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society.  Board certified in dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery and pediatrics, he started LovelySkin.com in 1998. Dr. Schlessinger completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Alabama Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Following this, he completed his dermatology residency at Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He has been in private practice since 1992.  In addition to an interest in cosmeceuticals and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Schlessinger operates a clinical trials unit (Advanced Skin Research Center), which has performed over 250 trials in 18 years, including trials of Dysport, PurTox and Xeomin (new forms of botulinum toxin), trials of Liposonix, Revance topical botulinum toxin and over 10 new compounds for psoriasis. In November of 2010, he opened a flagship retail version of LovelySkin in Omaha, Neb., which offers over 10,000 products from 250 skincare lines. 
Darren Seigel, Esq.
Mr. Seigel has been influential in the growth of practices from one-person-offices to multispecialty groups and universities. Mr. Siegel has over 20 years experience and is recognized as a leader in marketing, business development, and strategic business planning. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Arizona and his judicial doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. He was a transactional negotiator in Los Angeles prior to founding his own property tax advocacy company. He then practiced corporate and insolvency law for ten years. He left the practice of law to become the national sales director and president of DDC Internet, Inc., a large marketing service and business-consulting agency for physicians in North America. While at DDC, Mr. Seigel quintupled the company’s client base.”
Aaron L. Shapiro, M.D.
Dr. Shapiro is board certified in facial plastic surgery. Having graduated from the prestigious Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania Medical School (Philadelphia, Pa.), Dr. Shapiro specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face and neck. He is a noted instructor for physicians and a worldwide lecturer for new and innovative procedures in facial plastic surgery.
Mona Sharif
Mona Sharif is a digital marketing specialist based in Orange County, Calif. She has worked at Incredible Marketing, a full-service marketing firm specializing in medical marketing, for more than five years. Ms. Sharif holds a master's degree in Data and Statistical Analysis from the University of California, Irvine, where her research focused on social media communication. An accomplished public speaker, she has given many presentations on social media marketing and brand empowerment through digital media and is also the host of her own podcast. Ms. Sharif is passionate about her work in social media and believes in community building with digital marketing. 
Eva Sheie
Ms. Sheie is the director of professional education at RealSelf. Founded in 2006, RealSelf is the largest and most trusted online community for consumers to learn and share experiences about cosmetic procedures. At RealSelf, potential patients can discover the treatments, products and clinicians that real people say live up to the promise of delivering effective cosmetic and wellness results.
Jay A. Shorr, B.A., M.B.M.-C., CAC
Mr. Shorr is the founder and managing partner of Shorr Solutions, formerly The Best Medical Business Solutions, a Florida-based consulting firm assisting practices with their operational, administrative and financial health. Prior to this he was the vice president of operations and practice administrator for a leading board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, and held partnerships in two leading South Florida plastic surgery centers. Mr. Shorr graduated from Temple University with a degree in Business Management, is a Certified Aesthetic Consultant (levels I-XII) and a Certified Medical Business Manager. He has served as a speaker for multiple medical organizations and events, including The Aesthetic Show where he and his daughter were awarded with the 2018 TAG! You're It! Non-Physician Practice Management Innovator Award. Furthermore, he has served as an author for multiple national industry publications and was an advisory board member for the NHL Florida Panthers from 2011-2012.


Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II
Mara Shorr, BS, CAC
Ms. Shorr, is a partner and vice president of marketing and business development for the medical consulting firm, Shorr Solutions. She specializes in internal and external medical practice marketing strategies with traditional and new media. Prior to joining Shorr Solutions, Ms. Shorr held positions in marketing for two leading dermatology, cosmetic and plastic surgery practices, and founded The Leone Company, a marketing and communication relations firm based in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, she serves as an editorial board member for Dermascope and The Aesthetic Guide magazines, and has served as a faculty member for multiple cosmetic events, including Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and The Aesthetic Show, where she won the 2018 TAG! You're It! Non-Physician Practice Management Innovator Award. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with her BS and is a Certified Aesthetic Consultant (level II through XIII).


Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Smith is a board certified plastic surgeon. He entered the University of Utah medical school and was awarded a membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society – the highest academic honor given to medical students. During medical school he developed a love for surgery. Initially Dr. Smith traveled to the University of Texas Medical Branch, one of the best schools for ear, nose, throat-head and neck surgery. As part of his surgical training in Texas, he was exposed to facial plastic surgery and he quickly developed a love for this specialty. He also took an interest in organized medicine at that time and was elected president of the Texas Medical Association – resident physician section and sat on the Texas council of medical education. Dr. Smith helped craft policy and legislation as it pertained to health care. He was also elected president of the Housestaff at his hospital.
Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith, founder and CEO of Projected Growth Consulting, has over 15 years experience in business and the aesthetic industry. Ms. Smith specializes in turnarounds, start-ups and acquisitions of medical practices and medspas across the nation. As owner and founder of Projected Growth Consulting (PGC), she specializes in financial planning, marketing, social media, on site events and practice turnarounds.  Our clients have events averaging $50,000 per event.  We provide this service to over 50 accounts per year.  Our best events sell over 6 figures in 3 hours.  After owning her own Med Spa in Eastern Washington, she became the CFO for a Laser Center in Idaho and created 400% growth in the first 10 months.  She then created a second location for those physicians and created to national training centers for laser lipolysis.  She is a national speaker and third time Entrepreneur.  PGC clients experience 30% to 75% growth in the first 90 days of implementing PGC proven sales and measurement techniques.  PGC has sold over $4 million dollars of client services in onsite events and many times deliver 100% closing ratios.  After assisting hundred of account strategic growth PGC is a powerful strategic partner for their clients.
Amy Snyder
Ms. Snyder is co-founder and CEO of Unity Custom Care, a leading provider of perioperative patient care services. Prior to that, she was a partner at two international management consulting firms, where she provided strategy advisory services to multinational corporations. She holds a BSE degree from Princeton University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition, she recently authored her own book.
Jennifer K. Song, M.D. Ph.D.
Dr. Song is a plastic surgeon at VIVA Plastic Surgery Clinic in Korea. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine and Ph.D. in Physiology at Pusan National University. This was followed by a residency at the aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery center in Good Moonhwa Hospital. Dr. Song is a member of many medical societies, presenter and medical consultant in the media.
Dori Soukup
Ms. Soukup is a global speaker, author, mentor, consultant and the founder and CEO of InSPAration Management, a firm specializing in spa and medispa business development, advanced education and BizTools. Over the past 18 years, Ms. Soukup has contributed to the success of spa and medispa companies worldwide. She is passionate about developing innovative, effective, educational programs and business strategies that lead to exponential growth and profits. Her articles and insights are featured in national and international trade publications, and you can find her book Spa Business Secrets to Increase Profits, on Amazon.
Anne Stubbs, M.D.
Dr. Stubbs is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive aesthetic medicine. She has pursued her aesthetic training with some of the world's experts in the field and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Stubbs is one of only 45 physicians worldwide that was 'hand-picked' by renowned dermatologist Zein Obagi to be on the faculty board of ZO Skin Health. Highly skilled in all facial injectables, she has also been named to the faculty board of Galderma, and trains physicians nationally in facial injection techniques.
Christian Subbio, M.D.
Dr. Subbio is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia, Penn. He completed six years of surgical training and an additional year of specialty fellowship training in the cutting edge art of microsurgery. He prides himself on being a safe, meticulous perfectionist, and dedicated to giving his patients the most excellent results possible. Dr. Subbio has distinguished himself as one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Lehigh Valley in just a few short years, but decided to return home to his roots in the Philadelphia area.
Farhan Taghizadeh, M.D.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), Dr. Taghizadeh attended medical school at Penn State University (University Park, Pa.). He completed his residency at University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.) and post-residency fellowship was at the University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland). Dr. Taghizadeh has authored numerous publications and received many honors. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
George Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Taylor is a former anesthesiologist whose interest in the treatment of chronic skin wounds dates to the early 1990's. After a sports injury forced his retirement from clinical medicine in 2001, he served as medical director for a home health and hospice agency and as a venture capital liaison and executive for several pharmaceutical start-ups. His interest in stem cells and skincare evolved from studying impaired wound healing in diabetic patients. Dr. Taylor Medical Director and Vice President of Business Development at Cellese Regenerative Therapeutics.
Mark B. Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Taylor is a board certified, world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon who has been in practice for over thirty years. Since the origination of laser treatments for skin, Dr. Taylor has been a leader in the field of cosmetic laser surgery, pioneering and teaching many new techniques to over 4,000 physicians worldwide. Dr. Taylor was one of the first researchers to use the PhotoDerm, Derma K, Cynergy and MX 1540 lasers.
Sherry Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Thomas is double board certified in obstetrics & gynecology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. She has been at the forefront of advancing women's medicine and healthcare for over two decades and she is one of the first women in the U.S. to ever receive fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and was among the first to be board certified when the discipline became an official medical subspecialty in 2013. Dr. Thomas additionally holds a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA Medical Center and is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, mesh complications, vaginal fistulas, and other serious conditions unique to a woman's physiology.
Carl R. Thornfeldt, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Thornfeldt is president, CEO and chief scientific officer of Episciences, Inc. (Boise, Idaho). He is a dermatologist with 25 years of skin research experience, 21 U.S. patents and more than 20 scientific publications in the area of treatment of skin. Epionce® technology was developed based on Dr. Thornfeldt’s skin research linking the effects of two damaging biological processes in the skin: chronic inflammation and disruption of the skin’s natural protective barrier. He is co-author of the book, The New Ideal in Skin Health, published in January 2010.
Ben Tittle, M.D.
Dr. Tittle is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing aesthetic and reconstructive surgery since 1989. A native Texan, Dr. Tittle performed his undergraduate training at Stephen F. Austin University, where he was at the top of his class. He graduated from the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School of Dallas and completed his internal medicine internship at Baylor Medical Center followed by a residency in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He completed his training with a Fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Tittle is a clinical instructor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and has authored several publications on plastic and reconstructive surgery. He currently owns and operates his own surgery center located at Preston and Royal in Dallas, Texas.
Robert James Troell, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Troell is director of The Center of Excellence of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The Center for Advanced Liposuction (Laguna Beach, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev.). He is quadruple board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He was also the first surgeon to be board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and his fellowship training at Stanford University Medical Center. In his private practice, along with his colleagues at Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Troell has pioneered numerous facial plastic, snoring and sleep apnea upper airway reconstructive surgical procedures, including getting radiofrequency tissue reduction FDA approved in 1997. He has published fifteen book chapters, nearly forty peer-reviewed medical article publications, and has been a guest lecturer in over 140 presentations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Yan Trokel, M.D.
Dr. Trokel is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial aesthetic contouring. His areas of expertise include cosmetic facial surgery, endoscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery of the soft and hard tissues following cancer resection or trauma, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Trokel completed his undergraduate training and earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology at Hofstra University. He then earned his Doctorate of dental surgery at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Upon graduating, Dr. Trokel was accepted to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the prestigious Parkland Memorial Hospital program in maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Trokel is the founder and director of Y LIFT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; the American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the American Medical Association. Dr. Trokel also serves as a facial cosmetic surgery consultant in the department of maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, N.Y. and Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y.
Nikolay Turovets, Ph.D.
Dr. Turovets is CEO of DefenAge/MediCell Technologies (MCT), a regenerative medicine company dedicated to preclinical development of stem cell therapies and the development and commercialization of advanced cosmeceuticals. Dr. Turovets was a key member of the development team at the University of California, Irvine, which involved creation of the novel stem cell-based therapy to cure retina-related vision loss. Prior to this, he was the director of research at the International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) where he led efforts to develop novel stem cell-based therapies to cure blindness, severe liver diseases and diabetes, and was responsible for the GMP manufacturing of the company's UniStem Cell Bank. Dr. Turovets was a key inventor of the stem cell based core technology of LifeLine Skin Care and he is a key member of the first team that intentionally derived novel stem cell types from unfertilized human egg and generated the world's largest collection of human pluripotent parthenogenetic stem cell lines. Dr. Turovets is a primary inventor of multiple stem cell technologies, and a key author of a number of publications.
Glenn Vallecillos M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Vallecillos has gained national acclaim for his interdisciplinary approach towards traditional plastic surgery. His practice provides comprehensive care, including an extensive list of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical procedures. He specializes in hyper-aesthetic facial rejuvenation and restoration with the use of stem cell regenerative therapy. Dr. Vallecillos' ability to master dramatic results, while remaining exceedingly natural, inspired him to cultivate a specialized technique without the need for surgical incisions. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The California Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons and Exponential Medicine. Doctor Vallecillos serves on the Medical Advisory Boards for Allergan, Inc. and Suneva Medical. In addition, he serves as the Asia-Pacific surgical consultant of bio-engineering for Hans Biomed Co.
Brian Walby
Mr. Walby is the VP of sales at LendingUSA, bringing over 20 years of financial technology experience to the organization. He currently leads sales for direct-to-consumer and point-of-sale initiatives with LendingUSA and has served in senior roles at online finance leaders, such as Experian and LendingTree.
Jennifer Walden, M.D
Dr. Walden is a board certified plastic surgeon who owns Walden Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center and operates in her own fully accredited office operating suite at Westlake Medical Center. She is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She was the aesthetic surgery program director and an attending surgeon in plastic surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, and had the academic appointment of clinical instructor of surgery at The Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYU). She now holds an academic appointment with The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) as clinical assistant professor in plastic surgery. 
Patricia Wallace, M.D.
Dr. Wallace is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University Of Texas Medical School at Houston and she currently practices at Incontinence & Pelvic Support Institute (IPSI), and is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Wallace is also board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is a certified Da Vinci Robotic surgeon for the minimally invasive treatment of advanced pelvic organ prolapse and a provider of InterStim sacral nerve neuromodulation for the treatment of overactive bladder, urge incontinence and fecal incontinence. She is a key opinion leader for ThermiVa – a radiofrequency treatment for pelvic and sexual wellness.
Lisa Marie Wark, M.B.A.
Ms. Wark has established herself as one of the leading business and marketing consultants in the health/wellness and beauty industry. She has over 15 years of experience in business development, operations and marketing for various medical facilities, i.e., Century Wellness Clinic, an integrative medical and wellness facility, Growing Young, an age-management treatment center, Cancer Screening and Treatment of Nevada, a conventional cancer treatment center, and numerous cosmetic medical practices. Ms. Wark has an M.B.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Bachelors in International Relations from Willamette University. She is a founding member of the International Medical Spa Association and a member of the International SPA Association.
Greg Washington, Sr.
Mr. Washington is president and CEO of Patients Unlimited Marketing Consultants (PUMC) in Los Angeles, Calif., a 36 year old, international, SEO Internet marketing firm. PUMC pioneered the art of re-engineering aesthetic practices to promote services for revenue growth and has consulted for more 650 aesthetic specialists to date. PUMC was one of the first agencies to show clients how to successfully incorporate medical spa services into their practices and has aided leading cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic specialists in America, Canada, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.
Steven F. Weiner, M.D.
Steven F. Weiner, M.D.
Dr. Weiner is a board certified head, neck and facial plastic surgeon. In mid 2005 he laid down his scalpel and began concentrating 100% of his efforts in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, creating The Aesthetic Clinique. Dr. Weiner divides his time between his practice, physician trainings and lectures. He has served on multiple advisory boards, participated in FDA trials, and authored several clinical papers. He is world-renowned for his filler techniques using cannulas and reJAWvenation™.
Ryan Welter, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Welter is the CEO and medical director of Regeneris Medical. Dr. Welter obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Oklahoma State University and his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency at Brown University Medical School, where he now serves as clinical associate professor. In 2005, Dr. Welter began a successful hair restoration practice and founded the New England Center for Hair Restoration. Finding success in cellular therapy for hair restoration, Dr. Welter began pursuing research into regenerative medicine and founded Regeneris Medical which today is involved in several clinical trials utilizing regenerative medicine technologies. He performed the first ever stem cell therapy for hair loss in 2011 and continues to pioneer bio-cellular and stem cell therapies for a host of medical conditions.
Pamela J. Schell Werschler, Ph.D. (c), M.S.N., N.P.-C, D.N.-C
Ms. Werschler has been a registered nurse since 1984. She graduated from Washington State University (WSU) and received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Intercollegiate College of Nursing (ICN). She completed her Master’s in nursing, along with an Advanced Practice Nursing degree in family practice through WSU and ICN. As well, she is certified in dermatology through the Dermatology Nurses Association and in laser medicine and surgery through the American Board of Laser Surgery. She continues her work toward a Psy.D. in health psychology, with a focus toward preventative medicine. Ms. Werschler joined Spokane Dermatology Clinic in 2002 and has since specialized in laser medicine, cosmetic dermatology and skincare. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses Association, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She has received advanced training in the use of toxins and dermal fillers from many esteemed plastic surgeons and dermatologists throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Ms. Werschler also serves as a consultant to the skincare industry, specializing in teaching skincare techniques with different product lines.
William Philip Werschler, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Werschler is an assistant clinical professor of medicine/ dermatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Wash., a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Werschler is an internationally recognized expert in BOTOX® and dermal filler injection techniques and has a private practice in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology.
Cheryl Whitman
Cheryl Whitman
Ms. Whitman is an internationally recognized pioneer in spa and aesthetic medical business development. She is a published author, popular speaker and cosmetic marketing specialist. As founder and CEO of Beautiful Forever, Ms. Whitman heads a successful team of executive consultants and business professionals that assist physicians in launching new profit centers, creating unique brands, planning strategic business decisions, creating beauty gallery books, ghost writing articles, composing white papers, press releases and eBooks as well as developing complete marketing programs and private label creation plus much more. She is the author of the Aesthetic Spa Success System, a program that provides a turnkey educational success system and consulting services package that assists clients in brilliantly jumpstarting aesthetic and medical spa businesses. Ms. Whitman has recently authored a second book, Beautifully Profitable, Forever Profitable, a compilation of practical, valuable and professional experience she and her team at beautiful forever have gathered over several decades.
Monique J. Wilson, M.D.
Dr. Wilson is a board certified dermatologist with advanced fellowship training in cosmetic procedural dermatology. She is a Bay Area native who graduated from UCLA and then received her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wilson completed her dermatology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received additional dedicated training in aesthetics and clinical trials as an ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellow. Dr. Wilson is committed to improving patient care through research and innovation. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, has delivered presentations at national and regional meetings, and serves as a reviewer for several medical journals. Dr. Wilson has received five competitive research fellowships to support her work in healthcare outcomes, resident education and cosmetic dermatology, and she is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery and Women's Dermatologic Society.
Allan Yang Wu, M.D.
Dr. Wu is an aesthetic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeon with formal fellowship background training in surgical molecular and cellular biology from UCLA, and molecular embryology from the Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge U.K. He is also a board certified tissue banking specialist and cryobiologist. He has worked extensively with the American Association of Tissue Banks in formulating early recommendations for proper tissue banking of adult mesenchymal stem cells. He is currently tenured as director of Women's Health and Surgery, Regenerative Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer for Revive Health and Wellness Centers of Southern California. He is an appointed clinical professor for the University of California, San Diego and Riverside Stem Cell Research Center.  He has worked extensively  as an industry consultant to develop novel forms of vaginal rejuvenation and tissue regeneration and holds fundamental utility patents in exosome and stem cell technologies. 
Paula Di Marco Young, B.S., R.N., CLO/A
Ms. Young is a Certified Laser Operator/Aesthetics, and director of public relations and marketing for Young Medical Spa® in Pennsylvania. She is the host of the podcast, "It's a Young Thing," which discusses the most common misconceptions and new technological advancements in aesthetic medicine and procedures. She has received various awards, including the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo's 2018 "Top Nurses" Award and the MyFaceMyBody 2018 "Rising Star" Award. She was also a finalist in The Aesthetic Show's 2018 TAG! You're It! Awards. Ms. Young previously held senior management positions within Johnson & Johnson's medical device and biotechnology divisions. She is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Dermatology Nurses Association, American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals, Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association, and is on the medical advisory board for the Aesthetic Business Institute, the Advisory Boards for Lincoln Technical Institute's Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse curriculums and Acara Medical Spa Consultants. Ms. Young has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, MedEsthetics Magazine and Huffington Post Live. In addition, she has authored for Medical Spa Report Magazine, beauty academy textbooks, and is a reviewer for Milady Publishing.
Craig L. Ziering, D.O.
Craig L. Ziering, D.O.
Dr. Ziering is a leading authority in hair restoration surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and a member of the ISHRS, ESHRS and the IAHRS. Dr. Ziering brings more than 20 years of surgical experience and is the author of many published articles on medical and surgical hair loss treatments. He consistently remains at the forefront of advances in the field of hair restoration, serving as Histogen's primary investigator for Hair Stimulating Complex (HSC) clinical trials. In addition, he speaks at national and international conferences, was selected to be an EXTRA TV Life Changer and has appeared as a hair restoration expert on NBC's The Today Show, The Doctors, The Bald Truth, as well as being chosen as the first hair restoration surgeon to appear on ABC's hit TV show Extreme Makeover.
Edward M. Zimmerman, M.D.
Dr. Zimmerman graduated with departmental honors in biology from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) and has a master’s degree in physiology from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.). He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, after which he completed a three year residency in family medicine in Beaver, Pennsylvania, with a heavy emphasis on surgical procedures, emergency room and urgent care medicine. As faculty of that residency, he introduced the first outpatient, CO2 laser to Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Z is a diplomate of, and currently serving as the president of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 1994; member of the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery; member of both the American and European Academies of Cosmetic Surgery and the American College of Phlebology and has received the prestigious “Award for Academic Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery Education” from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Z is the medical director of Las Vegas Laser & Lipo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Christopher Zoumalan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Zoumalan is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon that specializes exclusively in cosmetic eyelid surgery. He is one of a handful of plastic surgeons that has received subspecialty training as a board certified oculoplastic surgeon. His specialties include cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows, blepharoplasty surgery and ptosis surgery (droopy eyelid surgery). Dr. Zoumalan also specializes in injectable fillers around the eyelid (upper and lower lid fillers) and the surrounding periorbital area to improve dark circles and under eye bags. Dr. Zoumalan received his ophthalmology training at Stanford University's Department of Ophthalmology. He served as chief resident his last year of training and then went on to complete a two-year sub-specialized multidisciplinary fellowship program in oculoplastic surgery at various world-renowned New York City-based hospitals including.

*List represents faculty from past The Aesthetic Academy and The Aesthetic Show events. Come back frequently for updates to this year's faculty and program!

October 12-13, 2019 | InterContinental San Diego | San Diego, CA
November 8-9, 2019 | Omni Dallas Hotel | Dallas, TX

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