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THE Aesthetic Show Faculty

One of the most important components of a successful educational program is the quality of its faculty. THE Aesthetic Show™ offers a world-class faculty comprised of thought leaders and leading practitioners in the 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.

Various medical professionals in the fields of cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, oculoplastic surgery, general surgery and practice management provide education in a wide variety of didactic, live patient and interactive formats.

THE Aesthetic Show also provides real world examples and case studies to help attendees in all stages of 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.
 
Gary Motykie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jennifer Ahdout, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Ahdout is a board certified dermatologist and the director of dermatology, laser and skincare at The Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills. Dr. Ahdout graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychobiology. She obtained her medical degree from UCLA with a specialization in the care of underserved communities. Dr. Ahdout has received a number of accolades including the American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Excellence and the UCLA Chancellor's Service Award. Dr Ahdout's greatest contribution to the community at large is her leadership role in the establishment of a free dermatology clinic in Orange County, Calif. to serve the needs of the uninsured population. Following an internship in medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ahdout completed her residency in dermatology at the University of California, Irvine where she served as the chief of volunteer and satellite clinics.
 
Dima Ali, M.D.
Dr. Dima is a leading international aesthetic and anti-aging medicine expert. Her expertise includes aesthetic laser surgery, skin tightening technologies, non-invasive body contouring, fat grafting, advanced dermal filling, neurotoxins, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, injectable lipolysis, skincare formulations and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She is a graduate of the The George Washington University School of Medicine and has trained extensively under world renowned experts, teaching hands-on cosmetic courses internationally to other physicians. Dr. Dima is the founder of WellMedica Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine in Reston, Va. which has been featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times and many consumer publications. She has also been featured on CBS and ABC News. Dr. Dima is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, a luminary for Venus Concept, a luminary and trainer for Suneva Medical, a member of the AACS and an ASLMS Fellow.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Matthew Arndt
After developing Internet marketing strategies for countless companies, Mr. Arndt discovered a big need for social media marketing services. In 2009 he founded Turbo Medical Marketing to not just fill that need, but also provide a level of expertise and service offerings that are unparalleled in the industry. Mr. Arndt has always been "the techy entrepreneur". Even in college, he started a successful company called "PackMyDorm", a full service moving and storage company that was virtually based and operated out of Davis, Calif. in association with Bekins Van Lines. He operates Turbo under the same principles that he teaches, which is why you'll see him all over social media in blogs, articles, videos and networks.
 
Bobby Awadalla, M.D.
As a dermatologist and surgeon, Dr. Awadalla brings his extensive knowledge of dermatology and state-of-the-art expertise in skin cancer removal, facial plastic reconstruction and cosmetic dermatology to his role as the inventor and entrepreneur behind UVO. After hearing all the reasons people avoid sunscreen – the smell, the feel, the burning in their eyes, or the hassle of reapplying, Dr. Awadalla spent years researching natural alternative methods of providing sun protection and repair, which led him which to develop UVO. Dr. Awadalla earned his medical degree with honors from Drexel University College of Medicine and became chief resident at Virginia Commonwealth University. He honed his skills in Mohs micrographic surgery, a tissue-sparing skin cancer removal and facial reconstruction procedure, and other cosmetic dermatology procedures as a fellow at Methodist Hospital / Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Houston. He has also published numerous papers in the field of dermatology.
 
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).
 
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.
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.
 
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.
 
Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Bitter, Jr., is a dermatologist certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He received his medical degree and dermatology training at Stanford University School of Medicine. Since 1986, Dr. Bitter, Jr., has maintained a private practice specializing in dermatology, skin cancer surgery and cosmetic surgery in Los Gatos and Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Bitter, Jr. is the developer of the FotoFacial™ and PhotoFacial™ procedures that use pulsed light to treat rosacea, flushing, facial redness and pigment.
 
Monica Bonakdar, M.D.
Dr. Bonakdar is the founder and medical director of Bonakdar Institute in beautiful Newport Beach, Calif., where she has been in private practice since 1994. Dr. Bonakdar attended the University of California, Irvine for both her undergraduate and medical school studies and graduated cum laude. She completed her residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her practice is focused entirely on cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and non-surgical facial aesthetic enhancements. Dr. Bonakdar has a passion for three-dimensional volume analysis of the aging face and she expertly uses injectables and high tech treatments to achieve full facial rejuvenation without surgery. Her philosophy is simple – to be an early adopter of new and safe cutting edge technologies, and to strive for great results. Dr. Bonakdar is a local and national speaker and physician trainer for Suneva Medical, Lumenis Aesthetic Lasers and Allergan. In 2012 she performed over 700 neurotoxin injections and over 1,700 syringes of fillers.
 
Marci Bowers, M.D.
Dr. Bowers, of Burlingame, California is a highly regarded Ob/Gyn with 25 years of experience, known internationally for her restorative work with victims of Genital Cutting (aka FGM).

Dr. Bowers is a pelvic and gynecologic surgeon with nearly 25 years’ experience in Women’s Healthcare. She is a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate and an Ob/Gyn product of the University of Washington in Seattle. Following residency, she remained in Seattle where she practiced as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at The Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center.

She spent several years in practice in Trinidad, Colorado before relocating in 2010 to the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2007 Dr. Bowers became an international authority on clitoral reconstruction for women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), one of few surgeons worldwide performing functional FGM reversal. She is also a regional expert in aesthetic vulvar surgery and has many years’ history working with gynecologic issues across the full spectrum.

She has been the subject of numerous documentaries, articles and features including appearances on Oprah, CBS Sunday Morning and Discovery Health, Newsweek, The Guardian and the Times of London. She is a devoted women’s healthcare advocate and provider.
 
Amy G. Brenner, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Brenner earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Ohio. During medical school she found that she loved being in the operating room, but also desired relationships with her patients. After careful consideration, Dr. Brenner decided Obstetrics and Gynecology afforded her the ability to combine her love of procedures and taking care of women throughout their lifetime. After four years in Toledo, she moved to the south to complete a four year OB/GYN residency at the University of Louisville. She then practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 11 years in the Cincinnati area. Dr. Brenner was board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2003. She is also a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

 
Kevin Brenner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Brenner is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive problems of the breast and abdomen. He is also a board certified general surgeon uniquely trained to reconstruct some of the most complex abdominal issues. Dr. Brenner received his B.S. degree at The University of Wisconsin, Madison before receiving his M.D. degree at Loyola University in Chicago. He completed his five year general surgery residency at RUSH University and Cook County hospitals in Chicago, followed by the three year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine. Since then, Dr. Brenner has been in private practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Brenner has published extensively in peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals and has written many book chapters about important plastic surgery topics. He has garnered national attention for his unique expertise, and has appeared on many television programs including The Doctors, Tyra Banks, Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, CNN'S Jane Velez Mitchell, The Daily Buzz, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra and Univision.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Steven R. Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized plastic surgeon, inventor, author and artist. He has been selected as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America, by U.S. News and World Report, Castle Connolly and Best Doctors, Inc. Dr. Cohen has been a major contributor to aesthetic and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body over the past ten years since founding FACES+, a comprehensive plastic surgery, skin and laser center, that continues to innovate in both laser and minimally invasive and non-surgical care. Dr. Cohen created the FACES+ Continuum of Care concept which recognizes the major aging patterns and how they affect the different levels of the face. He has developed the multi-modality approach to facial aging and has been a pioneer in the modern resurgence of fat grafting and the discovery of regenerative and stem cells in fat. Dr. Cohen has been very involved in innovations throughout his career and has worked with numerous biotechnology companies on new product development, strategy, business development and implementation.
 
Curtis Cluff
Curtis was named chief executive officer of Envy Medical, Inc. in June 2009. Since that time he has led the company's successes in driving dramatic international sales growth by establishing new distribution channels/geographies, developing new products and applications for it's flagship SilkPeel medical device brand, and creating new professional skincare brands – Lumixyl®, based on Stanford developed peptide technologies, and ClarityMD for Acne. Curtis brings over 15 years of leadership, operations and finance experience, from private equity startup through Fortune-500 sized corporations. Prior to joining Envy, he was the president and COO for Colorescience Inc. (acquired by SkinMedica), establishing their medical channel strategy, and international presence from 2007 to 2009. From 2002 through 2007 he served in a number of senior executive roles for Obagi Medical Product, Inc.'s, including interim president (2003 to 2005), executive vice president of operations, chief executive of international sales & marketing, and chief financial officer. During this time, Curtis was a primary architect in building the company from a small private venture into the leading professional skincare brand in the United States, completing a successful IPO 2006 and secondary offering/exit in 2007.
 
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 attended the University of Illinois in Chicago and remained in the Midwest to study medicine at The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Danielpour completed his general surgery training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. and completed plastic surgery training at Nassau University Medical Center affiliated with Long Island Plastic Surgery Group.
 
Chad Deal, M.D.
Dr. Deal is a fellowship-trained, double board certified cosmetic surgeon and has earned a reputation as one of the most skilled cosmetic surgeons in the South. He is a partner at Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Deal is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Using his unique skills and the latest technology available, Dr. Deal specializes in artistic results with minimal downtime and scarring.
 
Jennifer Deal
Ms. Deal is the director of marketing for Southern Surgical Arts. Before joining Southern Surgical Arts, she worked for business-to-business marketing and communications firm, FitzMartin for more than 11 years, serving as operations officer, responsible for the profitability of the firm. Ms. Deal holds a B.A. in marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was the Harvey Smith Award winner for outstanding performance in marketing. In addition, she graduated with a M.A. in public and private management from Birmingham-Southern College. Along with her role at Southern Surgical Arts, Ms. Deal serves as a consultant to multiple physician practices, president of the Board of Directors for the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and as chair for the communications committee.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
Diane Duncan, M.D., F.AC.S.
Dr. Duncan is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has been practicing in Fort Collins for over 25 years. She is a nationally recognized specialist in facial enhancement, breast surgery and body contouring. Her innovative approach to body contouring, as well as liposuction, tummy tucks and breast implants make her a leader in cosmetic surgery for Colorado. Dr. Duncan is a known and respected international speaker and teacher. She teaches in Europe and Asia several times a year on various topics. She regularly participates in panel discussions at the Aesthetic Society meetings and is frequently requested to speak at state plastic surgery meetings. She is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Larimer County Medical Society and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. She is the director of dermatology, laser, and skincare at Skintastic. 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. 
 
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.
 
Alex Kaplan, M.D.
Dr. Kaplan is a cosmetic surgeon and has been the medical director of Celebrity Laser Spa & Surgery Center in Los Angeles, Calif. since 2005. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1996 and trained in general and plastic surgery at the University of Chicago for five years, followed by emergency medicine at UCLA, for which he is board certified. Dr. Kaplan is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Society of Cosmetic Physicians. He specializes in non-surgical skin rejuvenation, body contouring and laser tattoo removal.  His expertise has been quoted in In Touch Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Recent media stops have included interviews on The Doctors, KCBS-LA news, Univision, LOGO network, POPSUGAR and E! Network.
 
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.
 
Gregory Keller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Scott Kera
Scott Kera serves as Zwivel's Chief Operating Officer, running it's day-to-day operations as well as overseeing the engineering and design teams. Scott has had a knack for computers since a young age, engineering his first website when he was nine years old. He launched his first startup, CandidateBroker.com, shortly after graduating from Columbia University with a master's degree in biomedical engineering. CandidateBroker was acquired in June 2014 by DataViz Inc., the makers of the #1 mobile office suite, Docs to Go.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Sam Lam M.D.
Samuel Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Lam is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and a board certified hair transplant surgeon who has written seven major textbooks including, Complementary Fat Grafting, Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face, and Hair Transplant 360. He has written over 150 published articles and lectures nationally and internationally every year. He is also the national course director of a hair transplant course in St. Louis. Dr. Lam is the owner and operator of a 27,000 square foot wellness center, along with a spa and Jose Eber Salon within it. His latest venture is his stem cell ova skincare line.
 
Sam Lam M.D.
Elliot B. Lander, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Lander is a board certified urologic surgeon who has been involved in cutting edge translational stem cell treatment since 2010. After 22 years of successfully practicing general urology, Dr. Lander has created the first urology practice in the U.S. focused on regenerative medicine and dedicated to providing his patients with access to novel regenerative therapies including growth factors and adult stem cells in addition to elite traditional urologic care. Dr. Lander created this unique practice to join his knowledge and experience with stem cell based therapies with his practice of urology to tackle complex problems including erectile dysfunction, peyronies disease, interstitial cystitis, and others. Dr. Lander is co-founder and co-medical director of the California Stem Cell Treatment Center where patients from all over the globe have had access to investigational regenerative therapies. He is also co-Founder and co-medical director of the Cell Surgical Network, a national and international clinical research collaboration devoted to the study of adult mesenchymal stem cells for various degenerative diseases.
 
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, Bovie and Eclipse Aesthetics. In 2015 he won THE Aesthetic Award for Best Facial Injectable and has received multiple Thermage Pinnacle Awards and Medicis Platinum Awards, as well as the American Cancer Society Life Saver Award. As an Allergan Black Diamond and Galderma Presidential (Top 1% in the U.S.) aesthetic clinic, he has repeatedly received The Patients Choice Award and The Compassionate Physician Award by patients. In 2015, he led the U.S. to second place in the world competition for Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation at the Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress. Dr. Lee is the author of the First Book of Aesthetic Microcannula for Cosmetic Fillers & Local Anesthesia (MILA) and a nationally and internationally published author in peer-reviewed journals. He is also Air-Tite’s national director of USA MicroCannula Physician Instruction and inventor of the Lee Aspirator (provisional patent: Osprey Design Group), 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.
 
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.
 
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.

 
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.
 
Todd Malan, M.D.
Dr. Malan is considered a true pioneer of fat derived stem cell therapies in the U.S. In October 2009, Dr. Malan utilized adipose or fat derived stem cells for soft tissue reconstruction. Two months later, Dr. Malan performed the first U.S. non-cosmetic stem cell procedure for a patient with neuropathy. He has described his techniques and experience as an author in two medical textbooks and a presenter at dozens of stem cell conferences worldwide. Hundreds of practitioners from around the world have traveled to learn Dr. Malan’s techniques. Dr. Malan received his Bachelors Degree from Brigham Young University, Medical Degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and he completed his residency at Walter Reed Army and Bethesda Naval hospitals in Washington, D.C. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as cosmetic surgery and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, member of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
 
Daniel Man, M.D.
Dr. Man is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice in Boca Raton, Fla. A noted author, artist, inventor and educator, Dr. Man has devoted his life’s work to helping people look younger and improve their appearance through cosmetic surgery. He is the author of The New Art of Man: Faces of Plastic Surgery, which combines his love of plastic surgery and art. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Man serves on staff of Boca Raton Community Hospital, West Boca Medical Center and Delray Community Hospital. Noted for his work in skin rejuvenation, cosmetic laser surgery, liposuction and face-lifts, he is a frequent guest lecturer at medical conventions. He was named one of South Florida’s “TOP DOCS” in a report by South Florida Magazine, and voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Monday Thursday Newspapers. His contributions to cosmetic surgery and other procedures have been published worldwide in textbooks and numerous medical journals. In addition, he is a popular media personality having appeared on Good Morning America, ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, American’s Health NetworkAsk The Doctor”, CNN, and in Vogue, Allure, Newsweek, Omni Magazine, and South Florida Magazine.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
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.
 
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
Dr. Mulholland is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He graduated as the Horner Silver Medalist and completed his specialty training in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto Medical School (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Dr. Mulholland has dual certification in plastic surgery and head and neck surgical oncology and focuses his practice on cosmetic plastic surgery. He frequently directs courses for physicians and surgeons around the world on cosmetic surgery and laser skincare topics and has authored over twenty articles and book chapters on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery topics.
 
Howard Murad, M.D.
Howard Murad, M.D.
Dr. Murad is changing the way people think about health and wellness with scientifically-proven methodologies and his Inclusive Health approach to overall wellness that has helped millions enjoy healthier, happier, more beautiful lives. A board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist, founder of the University of Inclusive Health, associate clinical professor of medicine at UCLA, and best-selling author of The Water Secret, Dr. Murad has treated over 50,000 patients in Southern California, where he still practices medicine today at the Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group. In 1989 he founded Murad, Inc., as a way to share his groundbreaking Inclusive Health approach, youth-building philosophies and skincare formulas. Dr. Murad continues his innovative research today and holds 18 patents based upon his discoveries.
 
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.
 
James Newman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Newman devotes his entire practice to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. His medical career began at Baylor University (Waco, Texas) where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then completed four years of medical training at the University of Texas (Austin, Texas) Medical Branch with High Honors. Dr. Newman completed his surgical internship and four year surgical residency at the prestigious Stanford University Medical Center (Palo Alto, Calif.) where he also served as chief resident, and completed his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University, where he continues to serve on the clinical faculty. He developed a focused interest in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck and made significant contributions to the surgical literature. Dr. Newman is well known for his surgical expertise and shares his clinical experience by teaching surgical residents at Stanford University as well as authoring over 30 scientific publications related to plastic surgery and laser surgery. In addition, he continues to present scientific papers on the national and international level.
 
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.
 
Patti Owens, R.N., B.S.N., M.H.A., C.M.L.S.O., C.N.O.R.

Ms. Owens, owner of AestheticMed Consulting International, LLC, provides consultation services in the areas of aesthetic and medical safety compliance programs. She is collaborating with Godfrey Town, Ph.D. to provide laser and IPL e-learning aesthetic programs through Online Laser Training USA, LLC. Ms. Owens is a national consultant for various laser companies and professional organizations including appointment as the principal medical and aesthetic instructor for Rockwell Laser Industries. She has served as the ASLMS Nursing / Allied Health Chairperson and Safety Board representative. Ms. Owens is the acting secretary on the ANSI Z136.3 committee and serves as a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC 76 WG4 and WG12, addressing international medical and aesthetic laser safety compliance. In addition she is a Certified Educational Provider of Contact Hours per the State of California, and she also works as an aesthetic nurse and consultant with Mark Sofonio, M.D. in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Ms. Owens was also an OR educator, laser manager and LSO at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash., and she co-authored Milady’s Aesthetician Series, Laser and Light Therapy, published in 2009 by Cengage Learning.

 
 
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.
 
Jorge A. Perez, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Perez is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He has served as chief of plastic surgery at North Ridge Medical Center (Oakland Park, Fla.) and Imperial Point Medical Center (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Dr. Perez graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, N.Y.) and completed residency training in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Montefiore Hospital. He was invited to stay as a member of the faculty and was privileged to assist in the training of other plastic surgeons and medical students. Dr. Perez has been selected repeatedly among Castle Connolly/U.S. News and World Report's listing of America's Top Doctors. He has been featured as an expert in plastic surgery on ABC, NBC, CBS, Univision and Telemundo.
 
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.
 
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.
 
David Philips
Mr. Philips started NKP Medical in 2004 with the goal of creating a company that produces verifiable results, great customer service and long-term clients. NKP has far exceeded its initial goals and has expanded into a company with extreme growth year after year, very successful and long-term clients, cutting edge technology, exceptional customer service and most importantly, happy clients. Members of the NKP team have worked at Google, Yahoo, Myspace, Facebook, Ticketmaster, Amazon, Get.com, Nissan North America (marketing division) and Toyota Motor Corp (marketing division), to name a few. Mr. Philips makes it a point to go to every tradeshow so he can meet with clients and meet new clients. Every client of NKP has spoken with him personally, has his cell phone number to call anytime and his personal email address. Mr. Philips knows that NKP’s success is tied to their clients’ success and they are truly motivated to ensuring their clients’ success online.
 
Angel Pierini

Angel Pierini, BS, CAC VI is co-founder and vice president of operations and business development for Pierini Esthetic Surgery Center and Pierini: A Solution for Beauty, a leading multi-location South Florida plastic surgery center and medspa. In addition, Angel is also a co-founder and managing partner for Doral Breast Center, the first 3D mammography and breast cancer screening center in Doral, FL, and a consultant with The Best Medical Business Solutions, helping aesthetic and cosmetic medical practice across the country strengthen the operational, administrative and financial health of their business.

A Florida International University graduate, Angel has spent nearly a decade building the Pierini Centers with his father, world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Alberto Pierini, and sister Angelica Pierini, carrying on a long and reputable family history in the cosmetic and plastic surgery industry extending back to his grandfather, also a plastic surgeon. Having grown up in the industry, Angel has a lifetime of knowledge and experience that has helped him open the second Pierini location, as well as grow the original office from a 2,600 square foot location to more than 14,000 square feet to date, managing all projects related to the integration of other practices into the same facility: acupuncture, ophthalmology, spine surgery, cosmetic dentistry, 3D mammography and breast cancer screening.

 
Dianne Quibell, M.D.
Dr. Quibell is the vice president of the American Board of Laser Surgery and assistant clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, Mass.). Since 2000 she has operated MD TLC, a cosmetic medical practice in Wellesley Hills, Mass., and is a renowned lecturer and luminary for several aesthetic technology companies. She has privately trained over 500 clinicians on laser and light-based technologies, neuromodulators and dermal fillers and serves as a faculty member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians and Fellow of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.
 
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.
 
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 R.N., 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.
 
Paul G. Ruff IV, M.D.
Dr. Ruff is one of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in Washington, D.C. He attended Georgetown University, which is where he was first exposed to patient care while volunteering with the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS). After graduating from GU, Dr. Ruff entered one of the most challenging medical programs in the nation at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Following his graduation from EVMS, Dr. Ruff performed his general surgery residency and surgical critical care residency and was the chief administrative resident at Washington Hospital Center, spending six years there. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center (UCSD). After graduating from UCSD, Dr. Ruff returned home to the Washington, D.C. area and went into practice.
 
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.
 
Michael Salzhauer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Salzhauer is an internationally recognized, board certified plastic surgeon, nose job specialist, author and inventor. As a renowned cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Salzhauer has become known for his extensive experience and cutting edge techniques with procedures such as rhinoplasty, breast enhancements including breast augmentation, lifts and reductions, body contouring including his trademarked Genius Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lifts, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, male cosmetic enhancements including gynecomastia, nose and chin reshaping, and facial rejuvenation including eye, brow, face and neck lifts along with non-surgical anti-aging treatments. Dr. Salzhauer was educated at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and trained in the latest plastic surgery techniques while on staff at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, the University of Miami Medical Center, and the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
 
Julene Samuels, M.D.
Dr. Samuels is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing plastic surgery since 1994 in Louisville, Ky. She attended undergrad and medical school at the University of Kentucky, acquiring a BS in Pharmacy and graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1987. She then completed a five year residency in general surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and remained at that institution to complete a two year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery (a combined program between UT, Parkland and Baylor). She began her private practice in Louisville in 1994. Dr. Samuels is also an associate clinical professor of plastic surgery with the University of Louisville Department of Plastic Surgery. 
 
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.
 
Kevin B. Sands, D.D.S.
With an office in Beverly Hills and Dubai, Dr. Sands has taken cosmetic dentistry to the next level by working with a skilled artist to create veneers that are tailored to each person’s mouth so no two smiles are alike. This one-of-a-kind service has made Dr. Sands one of the most sought after dentists in the world. His practice specializes in overall dental care as well as all areas of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Sands is a graduate of USC’s prestigious School of Dentistry and is a member of the California State Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He has been featured in top publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, U.S. News & World Report, and Us Weekly. He has also appeared on numerous television shows including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, E! News, Good Day LA, the Netflix series Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills and more.
 
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.
 
Jay A. Shorr, B.A., C.M.B.M., CAC II, III, IV, V, VI
Mr. Shorr is the founder and managing partner of The Best Medical Business Solutions, a South Florida-based medical practice consulting firm assisting practices with their operational, administrative and financial health. A Temple University graduate, Mr. Shorr serves as a professional motivational speaker in several industry organizations, an advisor to the Certified Aesthetic Consultant program, and is a Certified Medical Business Manager (CMBM) from Florida Atlantic University. He received the Honorable Mention Award for O/R Excellence in medical financial management, and has authored numerous articles in several industry publications. Mr. Shorr is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Allied Health Division and was appointed to the advisory board for the Florida Panthers NHL team in 2011.
 
 
Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II
Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II, III, IV and V
A graduate of Central Michigan University, Ms. Shorr brings nearly a decade of marketing and communications experience to The Best Medical Business Solutions. She is a Level II Certified Aesthetic Consultant utilizing knowledge and experience to focus on both internal and client strategies in traditional and new media. Ms. Shorr is a public speaker, writer and proud board member of several Orlando non-profit organizations, including Central Florida's National Philanthropy Day event.
 
Rebecca Small, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Dr. Small is the editor and author of several medical texts including: A Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures, A Practical Guide to Dermal Filler Procedures and Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and Topical Products, which are part of Lippincott’s Cosmetic Procedure Series, Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice and The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures.  Prior to medical writing, Dr. Small lectured and led aesthetic workshops including conferences with the University of California, San Francisco and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Small is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cambridge University in England.  She is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF School of Medicine and the director of Medical Aesthetic Training at Natividad Medical Center, where she trains physicians in medical aesthetic procedures. For the last seven years, she has been integral to the California Youth Delinquency Program, providing complimentary laser tattoo removal for at-risk youths seeking a new start. Dr. Small has a private practice in Northern California.
 
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.
 
Dori Soukup
Ms. Soukup is the founder and CEO of InSPAration Management, a firm specializing in spa, medical spa and salon business development, advanced education and BizTools. Over the past 16 years, she has contributed to the success of spa companies worldwide. She is the recipient of the American Spa Preferred Educator award and is a sought after global speaker within the spa and wellness industry. Ms. Soukup is a published author. 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. Ms. Soukup is also the host of SpaBizTV.com an online source for spa and salon professionals to tap into bite size training that is easily implemented.
 
Mark J. Tager, M.D.
Dr. Tager is a well-recognized industry consultant in the field of aesthetics, health promotion and regenerative medicine. He has served as chief marketing officer for Reliant Technology, where he introduced the science of fractional photothermolysis to physicians worldwide; and as chief marketing officer at Syneron (Irvine, Calif.). He is currently a medical advisor for Stemedica Cell Technologies, a leading manufacturer of adult allogeneic stem cells, where he coordinates clinical activities in advanced approaches to wound healing . Dr. Tager obtained his medical degree from Duke University (Durham, N.C.) and trained in family practice at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (Portland, Ore). Earlier in his career he served as director of health promotion for Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Ore., and as business development vice president for Mosby Consumer Health. Dr. Tager has authored or co-authored seven books in healthcare, leadership and change management including The Art of Aesthetic Practice (co-authored with R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.). Also, he served as the editor for The Miracle of Stem Cells: How Adult Allogeneic Stem Cells are Transforming Medicine.
 
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.
 
Ruth E. Tedaldi, M.D.
Dr. Tedaldi is the founder of Dermatology Partners, Inc. A sought-after expert on cosmetic procedures, Dr. Tedaldi helps women and men in the Boston, Mass. area improve their self-image with minimally invasive techniques. Known for her unique approach to cosmetic dermatology, she believes that the key to achieving outstanding results is through partnering with her patients and patient education. She is a graduate of Harvard University and completed her medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and New York Hospital’s Cornell University Medical Center. She began practicing dermatology in the Boston area in 1986 and was one of the first local dermatologists to practice cosmetic dermatology in a spa setting.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 with a private practice in Thomasville, Ga. In mid 2005 Dr. Weiner laid down his scalpel and began concentrating 100% of his efforts towards non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, creating The Aesthetic Clinique. With his complete surgical experience having been exclusively dedicated to the face and neck, he is extremely knowledgeable about the anatomy, tissue characteristics, healing and diseases of this area. Dr. Weiner is among an elite number of physicians that have passed the "Verification of Knowledge" exam in the "Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care".
 
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.
 
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 at The Morrow Institute. His current published research interests include clinical use of dielectrophoresis to isolate live adipose stem cells for therapy and improving fat stem cell cryobanking protocols for long-term efficacy and safety.
 
Paula Di Marco Young, B.S., R.N., CLO/A
Ms. Di Marco Young is the co-owner of Young Medical Spa® and previously owned and operated Dr. TattAway® Laser Tattoo & Hair Removal Clinic, along with her physician husband. She is a registered nurse and a certified laser operator. She is on the board of directors of the Medical Spa Society, advisory board for Acara Medical Spa Consultants, and is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Dermatology Nurses Association, and the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses. Ms. Di Marco Young holds a PA Cosmetology Board license and previously owned a Merle Norman Cosmetics national franchise, full-service beauty salon and a chain of tanning salons. She also previously held senior management positions in the medical and sales education and customer relationship management (CRM) departments with Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Ms. Di Marco Young has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, MedEsthetics, appeared on Huffington Post Live, written for Medical Spa Report Magazine, authored Advanced IPL & Laser Training and Advanced Medical Spa Aesthetic Training eBooks, 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.
 
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