Faculty*

Learn From the Best…

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

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

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

 

Glynis Ablon, M.D.
Dr. Ablon is a board certified dermatologist who completed her training at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Ablon is an associate clinical professor at UCLA, practicing at both UCLA and LCMH.  She is active in clinical research and the first published author in the U.S. in mesotherapy.  Dr. Ablon is an on-camera medical consultant for The Doctors, E! Entertainment, ABC, CBS, KCAL and Lifetime. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Liposuction Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
 
Shino Bay Aguilera, D.O.
Dr. Aguilera is a cosmetic dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon and a cosmetic laser expert. Dr. Aguilera is dual board certified with a fellowship in dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology. He is a clinical researcher, publisher and an assistant professor of dermatology for five universities including: University of Miami (Miami, Fla.), NOVA University (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Brandenton, Fla.) Suncoast University (Clearwater, Fla.) and Universidad del Rosario in Bogata, Colombia. Dr. Aguilera travels the world teaching physicians the proper use of the newest laser advances and cosmetic techniques, and participates in FDA clinical trial studies. The Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Institute has been officially certified as one of the world's only prestigious "Laser Centers of Excellence" and advanced physician training center for the entire U.S. and Latin America. Dr. Aguilera is a resource for several television stations including CBS, NBC, MegaTV and Telemundo, as well as the prestigious New Beauty magazine.
 
Oscar A. Aguirre, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Aguirre is the founder of Aguirre Specialty Care – Pelvic Surgery and Intimate Aesthetics, The Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a two-year fellowship with Dr. G. Willy Davila, currently of the Cleveland Clinic Florida, in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at Colorado Gynecology and Continence Center. Established in 1992, the practice was the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. Upon completion of his fellowship, he took over as medical director of the practice. Dr. Aguirre is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with sub-specialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is one of few fellowship-trained urogynecologists in the world who is qualified to perform Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty. This additional training has made him a leader in Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) in the Rocky Mountain region.
 
Red M. Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E.
Dr. Alinsod graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his OB/GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. He was the first Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer and Tumor Institute and was also accepted as a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center. While heading the Gynecologic Services at George Air Force Base (Calif.) and Nellis Air Force Base (Nev.) he concentrated on benign gynecology, urogynecology, and pelvic surgery. Dr. Alinsod was able to train extensively in hysteroscopic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, receiving the first Certificate #20 from the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy in Nevada. Dr. Alinsod left the Air Force in 1994 and in 2004 he was recruited to Laguna Beach, Calif. He has trained residents and fellows from numerous world-class institutions as well as preceptor a large cadre of physicians in both reconstructive and aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery. Dr. Alisod’s focus on labial and vaginal surgery to improve patient lives has led to innovations in surgery and technology that has greatly impacted how vulvovaginal surgery is performed worldwide. He is currently focused on non-surgical vulvovaginal therapies.
 
Ahmed Al-Qahtaini, Ph.D.
Dr. Al-Qahtani is a leader in anti-aging and skincare whose research into growth factors places him at the cutting edge of aesthetics. He has studied at the University of California, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University of San Francisco, and is currently an assistant professor at the College of Medicine at United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain. As president and founder of AQ Skin Solutions, he has introduced some of the most innovative skincare products in the world. Dr. Al-Qahtani began his career researching medical applications of growth factors for healing wounded tissue and burns. As a researcher in immunology, he developed a process for producing the highest quality growth factors utilizing a specialized cell line that was later named after him by the ATCC. He has numerous scientific publications and patents on growth factor technology. Thus has been invited to speak at conferences all over the world. He has spoken at the following conferences about the role of growth factors in skincare.
 
Michael Antosy
Mr. Antosy is a senior practice growth consultant at Advice Media. Since 2010, he has advised a variety of aesthetic practices in digital marketing and specializes in patient generation, conversion and retention tactics. Mr. Antosy received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Kareem Assassa
Mr. Assassa currently serves as the founder & CEO of Pursue Solutions, a specialized business and project management consulting firm in Beverly Hills, Calif. He also serves as the co-founder and CEO of the International Academy of Aesthetics, the world's first social online learning management system dedicated to the field of aesthetic medicine, dental aesthetics and cosmetic surgery; COO of The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery (AAAMS), a leading nationally accredited aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training provider; COO of Beverly Hills Aesthetics, a medical spa and cosmetic surgery center; and is the co-owner of several other organizations. He offers his passion and expertise in entrepreneurship, project management and organizational leadership to help individuals pursue their dreams by turning their ideas and passions into successful business ventures.
 
Allyson A. Avila
Ms. Avila is an assistant managing partner at the national law firm Gordon & Rees (Westchester, N.Y.). She has intimate knowledge of the aesthetic industry, the nuances of the business and regulatory aspects of practicing medicine, medical spa formation, licensing and compliance with state and federal laws. Ms. Avila has served as a trusted adviser to aesthetic medicine practitioners, allied healthcare professionals, medical spas and aesthetic professionals. She provides counseling on issues such as corporate practice of medicine, fee-splitting, professional liabilities, employment law and regulatory compliance. She works with medical professionals to develop and improve their regulatory operations in ways that align with their business objectives. She is a frequent lecturer at global aesthetic conferences and has published numerous articles in aesthetic magazines.
 
Russell Bartels, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Bartels is a board certified OB/GYN, founder of  the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Scottsdale (Scottsdale, Ariz.), co-founder of Scottsdale Center for Women's Health and founder of Vitality Hormones for Men. In 2005 he recognized the need in Arizona for an expert in the field of cosmetic gynecology and vaginal rejuvenation. After completing additional training and certification, he became the first in Scottsdale to provide these services. Since then, he has been an early adopter of the various non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation devices and has become the leading expert in Arizona for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic gynecologic services. He also utilizes PRP as a standalone treatment, or in combination with his vaginal rejuvenation procedures, to enhance sexual response and bladder control issues. For the men in his practice, PRP has helped restore erectile function and hair growth. He is passionate about hormone optimization for women and men to treat the usual symptoms of hormone decline as well as many chronic ailments.
 
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.
 
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Leslie Baumann, M.D.
Dr. Baumann is a board certified dermatologist who founded the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute in 1997 – the first academic institute in the U.S., dedicated to cosmetic dermatology. She served as professor of dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine until 2006 when the Institute became independent from the University and the name changed to the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute. Dr. Baumann is the author of Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill 2009), Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients (McGraw Hill 2014), and The Skin Type Solution (Bantam 2005). She authors a monthly column on cosmeceuticals for Dermatology News and a twice monthly column on dermatology for the Miami Herald newspaper. She has authored chapters in many major medicals textbooks and is a highly sought after primary investigator. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 
 
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George Baxter-Holder, A.R.N.P., D.N.P., C.A.N.S.
George Baxter-Holder is a board certified nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice, who oversees the SkinSpirit Medical Spa in Bellevue, Wash. George focuses on the wellness of his patients and truly believes that lifestyle changes are fundamental in order to sustain good health and an improved quality of life. He believes perceived inner and outer beauty is equally essential to the wholeness of the individual. George earned his BA and master of nursing from The University of Washington and received his doctor of nursing practice from Duke University. Prior to his career in aesthetics, George played the role of David, a "genetically perfect" boy on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
 
Andre Berger, M.D.
Dr. Berger has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 20 years, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa and completed his training in both internal medicine and clinical pharmacology at McGill University. Dr. Berger has more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, with specific experience in clinical and medical management, pharmacology, nutraceuticals, emergency medicine, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine, anti-aging medicine, holistic medicine and regenerative medicine.
 
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 board certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay aging. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology with practices in Los Gatos and Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Bitter graduated from the University of California and received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is regarded as the pioneer of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation, having authored several ground-breaking scientific papers on the subject and developing the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure, which uses pulsed light to rejuvenate skin. He has taught over four thousand physicians worldwide in the use of pulsed light. Dr. Bitter was also featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC's Extreme Makeover and he is the dermatologist for the San Jose Sharks National Hockey League Team.
 
Monica Bonakdar, M.D.
Dr. Bonakdar is a cosmetic and procedural dermatologist, and the founder of Bonakdar Institute in Newport Beach, Calif. Passionate about non-surgical rejuvenation of the aging face via injectables, lasers and devices, she is a top 5% Allergan Partner, an Allergan Medical Institute faculty, and a key opinion leader for Aesthetics Biomedical and Lumenis Aesthetics. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with her undergraduate and medical degrees, and completed her residency at the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
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.
 
Michael S. Byrd
Mr. Byrd is a partner at the law firm of ByrdAdatto, a national business and healthcare law firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago. Mr. Byrd and his firm represent medical spas and medical practices in the spectrum of issues that arise on the business side of medicine. He helps specifically with setting up medical practices, medical spas, MSOs, other ancillary entities, structuring partnership transitions, employment agreements, other contracts and federal and state regulatory compliance. Mr. Byrd lectures throughout the country for medical conferences and routinely speaks at academic institutions, including UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Baylor School of Medicine.
 
Scott B. Callahan, P.A.
Mr. Callahan is a physician assistant who has worked in the medical field for more than 16 years and has experience in plastic surgery, general surgery and pediatric/adult cardiac surgery. He founded Dolce Vida Medical Spa in 2010. He is well-known for his knowledge, skill and expertise with just the right filler placement to deliver a refreshed, natural-looking result. This has contributed to his notoriety. He is a top injector in Connecticut and has been featured on multiple local and network television shows, including a featured spot on The Style Network. His professional manner and his highly skilled knowledge base has helped to contribute to his success with achieving great results and complete client satisfaction.
 
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.
 
Cameron Chesnut, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.C.M.S., F.A.S.D.S.
Dr. Chesnut is recognized worldwide as a key opinion leader and innovator in both minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He was fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA. His fellowship at UCLA featured a rigorous, full integration of plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and dermatologic surgery. Through this one-of-a-kind integration, Dr. Chesnut is a well-rounded and cross-pollinated surgeon. He has an unparalleled foundation in skin cancer treatment, plastic reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, as well as laser and aesthetic dermatology.
 
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.C.M.S.
Dr. Chilukuri is an internationally recognized cosmetic dermatologic surgeon specializing in the non-surgical Liquid Face-Lift technique. Dr. Chilukuri fellowship-trained in advanced dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and laser surgery at Yale College of Medicine. He studied dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and trained in general and plastic surgery at University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Chilukuri has published extensively in cosmetic surgery, dermatologic surgery and dermatology journals and textbooks. He lectures at national and international conferences regarding cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has served as a faculty instructor and clinical professor for cosmetic, surgical and reconstructive surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical College.
 
Ritu Chopra, M.D., M.S.
After graduating with an engineering degree from UC Irvine, Dr. Chopra focused his attention towards medicine. He received a Master’s in medical sciences followed by a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. After graduating cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chopra returned home to Los Angeles to complete a six-year general surgery residency at the world famous Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. Combining the methodical aspects of his engineering education with his intensive training in general surgery, Dr. Chopra decided to pursue additional expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was accepted into the Albert Einstein School of medicine in New York, which provided him with extensive experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body. Dr. Chopra has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed publications in all aspects of surgery from minimally invasive surgery to stem cell research. During his time in NYC he learned from the most preeminent surgeons in the country teaching the most advanced and cutting edge approaches to plastic surgery.
 
R. Brannon Claytor, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Claytor is chief of plastic surgery at Main Line Health, which includes Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He is author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and a frequently requested speaker nationally and internationally on the drainless tummy tuck operation. He is active in research with clinical trials in breast surgery and microneedling. His practice is in suburban Philadelphia with his own AAAASF surgical facility. 
 
Alexa Nicholls Costa, N.P.
Ms. Nicholls Costa is a board certified nurse practitioner and one of the leading ladies of Boston-based LexRx and Inject With Lex. She is a graduate of both Boston University and Regis College. Ms. Nicholls costa was the 2015 recipient of the Masters of Nursing Excellence Award at Regis College. She has worked and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital in plastic surgery alongside the division chief. She was a member of the Plastic Surgery Research team for several years and earned many professional/academic publications. During her clinical training for her Masters, Ms. Nicholls Costa trained alongside the lead nurse practitioner in the MGH Plastic Surgery Clinic, where she perfected the art of injectables. She also served as a Fellow in the prestigious emergency medicine fellowship program (EMPED) through Brown Medical School, and is on staff as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital. In January 2019, Ms. Nicholls Costa was named course director for the first-ever, University-based/co-sponsored injectables training program at Northeastern University. 
 
Candace Crowe
Ms. Crowe is the CEO and founder of Candace Crowe Design in Orlando, Fla. Since 1999, she has provided creative solutions for over 275 medical aesthetic practices and has helped pioneer the strategy of marketing through patient education. A graduate of Florida State University, she is regularly invited to speak at major national and international aesthetic industry meetings and has contributed to various trade publication articles.
 
Angelo Cuzalina, M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. Cuzalina was elected as the president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for 2011. He began his post-graduate education at Oklahoma State University (Stilwater, Okla.), graduating with a degree in physiology and went on to obtain a medical degree from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and a dental degree from Baylor University (Waco, Texas). Dr. Cuzalina completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency followed by a full body cosmetic surgery fellowship where his mentors were former presidents of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and he is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been in private practice, exclusive to cosmetic surgery, in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1998 where he runs an AAAHC accredited surgery center with full time anesthesia and nursing staff along with overnight courtesy guest suites. Dr. Cuzalina hosts and is program chairman for several AACS and ACCME accredited live cosmetic surgery workshops every year and is the chairman and program director for an AACS Accredited Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program in full body and facial cosmetic surgery. As an author, Dr. Cuzalina has written key articles and book chapters in major medical publications on a variety of cosmetic surgery topics to include facial, breast and body procedures. He is routinely asked to lecture across the US and internationally and has given well over 100 lectures across the globe relating to cosmetic surgery topics.
 
Payman J. Danielpour, M.D.
Dr. Danielpour is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group. He completed his general surgery training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. and his plastic surgery training at Nassau University Medical Center affiliated with Long Island Plastic Surgery Group. In addition to his plastic surgery specialties, Dr. Danielpour also has experience practicing breast cancer reconstruction and aesthetic breast and body surgery. One of his greatest achievements is the development of Single Incision Mommy Makeover, or SIMM, along with his partner Dr. Layke. With this procedure, he combines the benefits of tummy tuck and breast augmentation. He has made appearances on many television programs and local news stations, including Extra, NBC-LA, Home & Family TV, Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors and more.
 
Erez Dayan, M.D.
Dr. Dayan is a Harvard trained plastic surgeon currently practicing in Reno, Nev. He has been researching seminal aesthetic surgery and novel applications of technology for more than ten years, primarily focusing on the use of minimally invasive technology to improve aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Dayan serves as an investigator for industry sponsored studies including InMode Aesthetic Solutions, MTF and Galderma. He is founder and developer of wikiPlasticSurgery, an online resource aimed at providing patients with high-quality plastic surgery education.
 
Adam DeGraide
Adam DeGraide is a seasoned veteran internet marketer. Having built 3 successful businesses serving three different verticals Adam is among the elite few who can claim that they have served over 3,500 small businesses and built companies with enterprise values in excess of 200 Million dollars. Adam is an Entrepreneur, Sales & Motivational Speaker and an expert in Digital Marketing.
 
Urmen Desai, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Desai is a Harvard University educated, double board certified, double fellowship trained plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. He has worked, been educated and trained, at the world's most prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Columbia, MIT, Brown, Mt. Sinai, Tufts, Miami, and the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is assistant clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University (New York City, N.Y.). Dr. Desai is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons (LASPS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). His work has recently been profiled on various national and international news outlets including CNN, Good Morning America, Nightline, NBC News, ABC News, and CBS News among others.
 
Lara Devgan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Devgan is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer and facial injuries. She is an attending plastic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary, where she teaches plastic surgery residents and fellows. She also serves as CEO of Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, a luxury medical-grade skincare line, and is the chief medical officer of RealSelf, the largest online aesthetics community. Furthermore, Dr. Devgan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
 
Jason B. Diamond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Diamond is a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is also a board certified head and neck surgeon, otolaryngologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, who received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine (Rochester, N.Y.). After completing his five-year residency, Dr. Diamond chose to hone his skills by learning from top experts in the field. He spent two years seeking out the leading facial plastic surgeons worldwide, studying and operating with them to learn their secrets and perfect his craft. This self-motivated training enabled Dr. Diamond to master an extensive variety of facial enhancement techniques and his broad base of knowledge, combined with his sense of artistry, allows him to tailor his approach to each individual patient. Dr. Diamond has been recognized by multiple sources including Harpers Bazaar, E Entertainment and NBC as being one of the top facial plastic surgeons in his field.
 
Deepak Dugar, M.D.
Dr. Dugar is a board certified plastic surgeon whose practice is dedicated to Scarless Nose Surgery. His research in the medical field has been published in internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals and he continues to lecture and teach at national medical conferences around the country.  As a respected authority within the industry, Dr. Dugar is on the advisory board for multiple medical device and technology companies.  Dr. Dugar is a trusted medical expert by ABC News, E! News and Huffington Post where he routinely serves as a medical advisor on the latest and greatest cosmetic procedures used by Hollywood celebrities. Dr. Dugar completed an accelerated 7-year B.A./M.D. combined medical program at The George Washington University, followed by a surgical training program at The University of North Carolina where he completed his head and neck and facial plastic surgery training. 
 
Jason Emer, M.D.
Dr. Emer is a board certified and fellowship-trained general, cosmetic and procedural dermatologist. After completing a preliminary medicine internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Emer completed a two-year dermatopharmacology fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, N.Y. Dr. Emer's work enabled many medications and devices to become FDA approved for cosmetic indications. Throughout his residency training he focused the majority of his cosmetic interests in the areas of body contouring, liposuction, and fat harvesting and transfer, learning from world renowned experts. After completion of his dermatology residency, Dr. Emer received advanced training with cosmetic pioneers in the area of facial fillers, peels, laser and light treatments, skin cancer surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Emer continues to run numerous clinical trials on investigational new treatments and has written book chapters on the treatment of psoriasis, complications of aesthetic procedures and techniques and guidelines for facial contouring with soft-tissue fillers. He is featured in Allure magazine as a beauty product expert and has appeared in the media as a beauty guru for his expertise in skincare and body contouring.
 
Chad Erickson
Mr. Erickson has consulted thousands of doctors and dentists on the best marketing for their practices since 1999.  He focuses on both the internal and external aspects of effective patient generation and conversion.  He was a founder of Surgery.com, PlasticSurgery.com, CosmeticSurgery.com and E6 Interactive.  The latter was acquired by Advice Media in February of 2014 where Mr. Erickson is currently the Vice President of Sales & Business Development. He has lectured across the country at many conferences and has been a guest speaker at Brigham Young University’s MBA program.  Mr. Erickson works closely with his clients to help them stay on top the latest trends in digital marketing, knowing that he is only as successful as his clients.
 
Kimberly Evans, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Evans is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. In 2002, she completed medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. She attended residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. After several years of practice in Corsicana, Texas she desired to branch out and open a practice in the Houston area. Dr. Evans provides excellent care at Hillcroft Medical Clinic Association and she operates out of Methodist Sugarland Hospital and Memorial Herman Sugarland Hospital.
 
Charles Galanis, M.D.
Dr. Galanis is a double board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Upon completing medical school, Dr. Galanis completed his residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He went on to pursue his interests in plastic surgery in UCLA's plastic and reconstructive surgery program, widely considered one of the finest training platforms in the country. He has diverse training throughout the Los Angeles area including private cosmetic practices in Beverly Hills, Calif., high volume county hospitals and UCLA Medical Center. Since 2013 he has maintained offices in both Chicago and his home base of Beverly Hills.
 
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's combined 30 years of experience in general, vascular and cosmetic surgery provides his patients with the surgical expertise they are seeking. He is a highly sought-after surgeon who lectures and trains physicians both nationally and internationally on numerous cosmetic, surgical and aesthetic topics. Dr. Goldfarb has been awarded the medical directorship of several leading companies in the cosmetic, laser, aesthetic and regenerative medicine industries and he received the Aesthetic Award for "Best Surgical Body Shaping." Dr. Goldfarb established The Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery in 2007, which features a team of board certified surgeons and aesthetic laser specialists. And he is committed to advancing education and training of physicians.
 
Jon M. Grazer, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Grazer attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he received his Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Anatomy degrees. While working on his public health degree, Dr. Grazer had the opportunity to publish a first name paper with Dr. Louis Ignarro, a Noble Prize winner in medicine. After his graduate training, Dr. Grazer attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. During medical school, he did research at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and has a current application in the astronaut selection pool. After completion of medical school he did his general surgery training at Tulane University School of Medicine. His plastic surgery fellowship was at Penn State University followed by microsurgery training at the University of Pittsburgh.
 
H.L. Greenberg, M.D.
Dr.  Greenberg is a board certified dermatologist experienced in all facets of dermatology including medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic procedures. Since graduating college from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit), Dr. Greenberg spent three years as an internal medicine resident at Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, DC) where he became an internist, and his dermatology interest blossomed. After leaving Georgetown, Dr. Greenberg began his formal dermatology training as a cutaneous oncology fellow and then first year dermatology resident at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later transferring to Scott & White of the Texas A&M University Health System, Dr. Greenberg gained specialized experience in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Greenberg has written multiple journal articles and book chapters on different aspects of dermatology throughout his career, and he serves as clinical assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
 
Leann Griffin, R.N.
Ms. Griffin has been a registered nurse since 1992 and has worked in all areas of critical care. While taking care of high-percentage burn patients in the burn ICU, she developed her passion for the rejuvenation of skin and the healing of damaged tissue. Ms. Griffin's intrigue into finding the fountain of youth, and an intense passion for the rejuvenation of damaged skin, gives her clients a balance they appreciate and results they love. As the CEO of VIXEN Aesthetics, Ms. Griffin oversees the training of all employees and maintains instructor-level proficiencies in all services offered. She specializes in the fine art and science of BOTOX and facial filler placement, as well as sclerotherpy.
 
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.
 
Elizabeth B. Houshmand, M.D.
Dr. Houshmand is a double board certified dermatologist specializing in cutaneous laser surgery and the dermatologic care of patients with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, general dermatology, acne and skin cancer. Dr. Houshmand completed her undergraduate degree at New York University and graduated from medical school honors. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Georgetown University Hospital and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Houshmand completed a two year intensive dermatopharmacology fellowship at Wright State University. Time was spent focused on conducting clinical trials on investigational treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology. She has completed several dermatologic laser surgery and cosmetic preceptorships, which laid the fundamental groundwork for her cosmetic / laser surgery practice.  
 
Tahl Humes, D.O.
Dr. Humes founded Vitahl in September 2005 with the goal of bringing together a luxurious spa environment with the safety and professionalism of a medical office. She graduated with a B.S. from Indiana University, completed medical school at Touro University in California, and a residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. By offering some of the best laser technology on the market, Dr. Humes and Vitahl have become known for their cutting edge laser treatments and advanced injection techniques. She has been interviewed by news affiliates ABC, CBS and NBC, and has served on expert panels for Cutera® Lasers. Dr. Humes is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American College of Physicians (ACP). In addition to serving as medical director for Vitahl Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Humes practices internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. She has participated in philanthropic medical care throughout her career. She has worked with the indigent population of Denver, and has participated in medical missions in Guatemala through DOCARE International. 
 
Thomas Jeneby, M.D.
Dr. Jeneby is a board certified plastic surgeon and is the founder of the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, which is part of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and was named president of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Combined Plastic Surgery Residency and has been a "Best of" San Antonio for over eight years. He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the UIW Medical School and is the president of The San Antonio Society of Plastic Surgeons.
 
John Kahen, M.D.
Dr. Kahen is one of the leading hair transplant surgeons to incorporate the science of organ transplant into hair restoration surgery and has pioneered the technique of Platelet Rich Plasma hair restoration surgery. He developed his patent-pending formula, SmartPRP which is the combination of Platelet Rich Plasma and biomodulators to accelerate the wound healing process. Dr. Kahen attended UCLA where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychobiology. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and performed his general surgery internship and residency at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Beth Israel (New York City, N.Y.). His training and research continued at NYU affiliated hospitals in organ (liver and kidney) transplant surgery. Dr. Kahen entered private practice exclusively as a hair restoration surgeon in Beverly Hills in 2007. He has been featured on television networks and in magazines, including E! News, Univision, FOX News, CNN and Robb Report magazine.
 
Jonathan Kaplan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kaplan is a board certified plastic surgeon based in San Francisco, Calif. at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery, a full service cosmetic practice with its own in-office, accredited operating room. He is also the founder / CEO of BuildMyBod, an online marketplace that allows physicians to provide pricing information to online consumers but only after receiving the consumer's contact information. The BuildMyBod marketplace also provides clinicians with an e-commerce portal to sell non-surgical services to consumers through the practice’s own website.
 
Kian Karimi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Karimi is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon / head and neck surgeon. Originally from Ind., Dr. Karimi received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and graduated at the top of his class, earning him membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Karimi completed his residency at the University of Florida and fellowship in facial plastic surgery at the University of Toronto. He maintains an active practice in facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery and endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Karimi is serving his fourth year as one of the team plastic surgeons for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey organization. He is a volunteer lecturer and clinical instructor for the UCLA-Santa Monica Department of Family Medicine.
 
Ramtin Kassir, M.D.
Dr. Kassir is a top facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon in N.J. and N.Y., combining artist talent as a clay sculptor with exceptional technical skill to achieve natural, beautiful results for his patients. He is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and sleep medicine. His practice is a top provider of Restylane®, Perlane® and Dysport®, as well as his patented non-surgical 20 minute neck-lift: the K-lift™. Dr. Kassir’s minimal cutting techniques have been profiled on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Fox News and other media outlets. Most recently, he was featured on The Doctors where he restored a natural look to a woman who had a deformed, cat-like, appearance from 29 previous plastic surgeries. He is also an examiner for physicians seeking board certification and provides pro bono reconstructive surgeries for marginalized woman abroad.
 
Garo Kassabian, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kassabian is the founder and medical director of Lift MD Aesthetics®. He is dual board certified in plastic and general surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kassabian earned his BS in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California and received his doctorate from the USC School of Medicine. Following his formal training in general surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic facial and body surgery, Dr. Kassabian completed three aesthetic surgery fellowships with subspecialties in facial rejuvenation and body sculpting. Dr. Kassabian is a recognized author, researcher and lecturer. He regularly appears as an expert for CBS, CNBC, FOX, KCAL and KTLA and has been featured on Extra, Inside Edition and Discovery Health. Prominent publications have all written about Dr. Kassabian and LIFT MD AESTHETICS.
 
Terrence Keaney, M.D.
Terrence Keaney, M.D.
Dr. Keaney is a board certified dermatologist with specialized training in cutaneous laser, hair and dermatologic surgery. He is a pioneer in sex-specific dermatology. His innovative gender-specific approach to treatment provides superior results for both men and women. To increase dermatologic care provided to men, Dr. Keaney spearheaded the launch of the nation's first cosmetic, hair and laser surgery center for men. His expertise has made him a frequent speaker at medical professional meetings and in the media with features in Town & Country Magazine, The Washingtonian, Esquire Magazine, Details Magazine, Fox News, and the Washington Business Journal – ABC. Dr. Keaney graduated from University of Virginia medical school at the top of his class and received comprehensive dermatologic training, including a residency at the University of Miami, a clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in laser surgery at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.
 
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.
 
Shelena C. Lalji, M.D.
Dr. Lalji, also known as “Dr. Shel”, is the founder and medical director of the Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa in Houston, Texas. An honor graduate of Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, Ga.), she is a board certified OB/GYN and began practicing in 1997. She founded the Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa in 2006 which is often referred to as “The Ultimate Destination for Wellness & Beauty.” With her thorough experience in medicine, aesthetics and alternative treatments, Dr. Shel believes in the strong connection between the art of beauty and the science of wellness. Dr. Shel has appeared numerous times on many local and national television shows including Great Day Houston, NBC morning and evening news, as well as Wild About Houston, and Latina Voices. She is a national trainer and speaker for various laser, aesthetic, wellness and skin care companies.
 
Gregory Laurence, M.D.
Dr. Laurence is a cosmetic surgeon and founder of Germantown Aesthetics in Memphis, Tenn. He obtained his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Baylor University and the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Dr. Laurence fulfilled his initial training in family medicine at the University of Tennessee and then completed a surgical fellowship in advanced women's health. He has received certification from the American Board of Laser Surgery and has served as the president of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Dr. Laurence also lectures on a wide variety of topics including surgical, non-surgical and practice development.
 
Kim Lear
Kim Lear is the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, an organization dedicated to identifying emerging trends that impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. Ms. Lear has written whitepapers on the topics of generational wealth transfer in the finance sector, retirement trends in the hospitality industry, work/life balance trends in the healthcare industry, and Gen Z trends in the student housing industry. A researcher to the very core, Ms. Lear employs eye-opening statistics to accentuate her points and mixes them with stories and case studies to make her message come alive. She has keynoted for some of the most renowned companies and was recently named one of the top speakers in the world from Meetings and Events Magazine. Previously, Ms. Lear was the content director at a research firm dedicated to generational and Millennials trends, and most currently the head of research on a new book published by Harper Collins about Gen Z, the teenage demographic.
 
Doohi Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is board certified in radiology and has extensive experience in interpreting diagnostic studies such as SPECT scans. Dr. Lee is also certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, with Fellowships in functional and regenerative medicine, as well as stem cell medicine. He has been in practice for 25 years and believes that having a healthy brain is essential to a happy and fulfilling life. Through SPECT Brain imaging, he has resolved to acquire increased awareness and understanding of the numerous ways that brain functioning affects overall health and well-being. In addition to Dr. Lee's interpretation, the scans are also sent to experienced professionals working with the Amen Clinics, the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior. Dr. Lee then provides an in depth explanation of the results and supplies an individualized treatment plan to each patient.
 
Garry R. Lee, M.D.
Garry R. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is internationally renowned for his advanced cosmetic techniques with minimal discomfort and downtime. He lectures in the U.S. and teaches physicians for Allergan, Galderma, Air-Tite, Accuvein, PRO-NOX and Eclipse Aesthetics. He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including The Aesthetic Award for Best Facial Injectable Enhancement the American Cancer Society Life Saver Award, and his patients voted him The Patients Choice Award 5-Year Award. He is the Amazon.com author of the First Book of Aesthetic Microcannula for Cosmetic Fillers & Local Anesthesia (MILA) and is a nationally and internationally published aesthetic medicine author. He is also Air-Tite's national director of U.S. MicroCannula Physician Instruction and inventor of the Lee Aspirator, the Long MicroCannula Double Cross-Hatched Fan (LeeXX) and the Wiggle Progression Advanced Cosmetic Injection Techniques
 
M. Christine Lee, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Lee, is a board certified dermatologist who further sub-specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery/skin cancer/facial plastic reconstruction, laser surgery, cosmetic surgery and advanced dermatologic surgery from University of California, San Francisco. She is the founder and director of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, formerly The East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center, Inc. in Walnut Creek, Calif. As a recognized pioneer in the field of laser cosmetic surgery and a research adviser and consultant to the laser and cosmetic industry, she has trained and lectured to thousands of physicians internationally. She has published numerous scientific papers and articles in addition to being the author of "The Ultimate Guide for the Best Skin Ever: Lasers".  
 
Ryan Lehrl
Mr. Lehrl is the vice president of client acquisition and services at Red Spot Interactive. Since 2011, he has promoted the company's vision and strategy, which has generated over 200 elective healthcare practices using Red Spot's Integrated Customer Acquisition and Retention Platform. His depth of knowledge of the platform and how it can transform a business is a large part of the reason customer retention is trending toward 80% in a field that typically sees 50% turnover. Prior to joining Red Spot, Mr. Lehrl provided technology programs centered around legal requirements and best practices for education to state departments, law firms and school districts.
 
Tara Leifer
Ms. Leifer is the lead plastic surgery internet marketing consultant at ReachLocal, Google's Global Premier Partner in North America for Quality Score. She is a nationally recognized thought leader in leveraging the internet to deliver more patients to her clients and has been a featured speaker at AAFPRS, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, Global Aesthetics and AACS. She is the keynote marketing speaker on the BTL Aesthetics Customer Success Tour and is passionate about creating unique digital marketing solutions for aesthetic physicians and practices. A graduate of Ithaca College, Ms. Leifer continues her education at Google New York and participated in Google's 2016 Ignite Healthcare where she learned how to drive revenue to physician practices.
 
April Linden
Ms. Linden is the vice president of Training & Implementation at Crystal Clear Digital Marketing. She has worked with hundreds of cosmetic practices throughout the world, helping them implement strategies to successfully grow revenue and build loyal patients. Ms. Linden has assisted in the development of several software programs currently in use by thousands of practices worldwide. Additionally, with over 20 years of experience, she has become a faculty member for several medical associations including AACS, AAFPRS and ISAPS.
 
Kimball Lundahl, D.C.
Since graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lundahl has used his education and experience to achieve personal optimal health and has strived to pass that knowledge on to his patients and clients. He saw a need to combat the growing crisis of obesity, and built a successful weight loss and aesthetic practice that provided quality patient care. Through this experience he has learned there is nothing more gratifying than helping prevent serious diseases, saving lives and helping people feel and look their best. For over 30 years Dr. Lundahl has worked with medical physicians to help them do the same for their patients. As the president of Healthy Habits, he has taught many practices how to become functional and financially sound by utilizing weight loss with lipo laser. With his complete business system, it is easy to add weight loss with aesthetic services to your practice and take your business to the next level.
 
Corey S. Maas, M.D.
Dr. Maas, a cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco, Calif., is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After earning his medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Dr Maas served a general surgery internship and completed a head and neck surgery residency at the St. Louis University College of Medicine. He completed his specialty training with a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of California, San Francisco. His academic and clinical achievements earned him a full-time faculty appointment there, serving as chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for more than 11 years. During the last 25 years, Dr Maas has dedicated himself to helping advance the field of facial plastic surgery through clinical research, receiving honors and awards for his endeavors, including the prestigious Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has published more than 100 book chapters and articles and is regularly recruited to lecture to medical societies, both nationally and internationally.
 
David B. Mandell, J.D., M.B.A.
Mr. Mandell is an attorney in The Law Office of David B. Mandell, P.C. and principal of the nationally-known wealth management firm OJM Group, LLC. He has authored a number of books in his areas of specialty, including ten books written specifically for physicians. These include For Doctors Only: A Guide to Working Less and Building More, the Category I CME Monograph Risk Management for the Practicing Physician and most recently Wealth Protection Planning for Dermatologists. Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for achievement in legal ethics. He also earned an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and is a member of the California and New York bar associations. 
 
Tess Mauricio, M.D.
Dr. Mauricio is a graduate of Stanford School of Medicine, a summa cum laude graduate of University of California San Diego and the recipient of the UCSD Warren College Distinguished Alumni award. Dr. Mauricio is the founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess, with clinics in San Diego and Beverly Hills. Dr Tess is an internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon, author, renowned speaker, sought after media personality and has educated thousands across the globe on cutting-edge technologies. She is the inventor of the Time Machine Procedure and has helped pioneer vConfidence and ALMI Procedure. She is considered one of the leading experts in regenerative medicine. She is a popular medical expert on TV and has her own reality show, All in the Family with Dr. Tess. Dr. Mauricio is married to James Lee, M.D., and co-founded the nutritional supplement company, Liveli.
 
Ferdinand Mayer, M.B.A.
Mr. Mayer is president of FotoFinder Systems, Inc. in Baltimore, Md. FotoFinder Systems opened in the U.S. over a decade ago, and its parent company was originally founded in Germany in 1991. The Bavarian family-owned company is a pioneer and global leader in the field of aesthetics and early skin cancer detection, using imaging procedures. The focus of the business is development, image management, archiving and sale of systems for digital aesthetics, dermatoscopy and body mapping procedures. Represented around the world, FotoFinder works with a global network of distributors. The company's corporate mission is to bring the skin into the picture brilliantly and make medical photography high-performance, time-saving and intuitive. This is done by combining state-of-the-art technology with software, hardware and camera technology.
 
J.D. McCoy, N.M.D.
Dr. McCoy is one of most accomplished physicians practicing aesthetic medicine in Arizona. Aesthetic medicine is the art of cosmetic rejuvenation using less-invasive medical treatments, so Dr. McCoy knows how important it is to be on the cutting edge when it comes to the advancing technology and techniques used in less-invasive cosmetic medicine. Dr. McCoy received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine in Hawaii, and began specialized training, certification, and externship in cosmetic and light-based therapies. Dr. McCoy has devoted his specialization, passion and his entire practice to the art of less invasive cosmetic rejuvenation, weight management and natural bio-identical hormone therapy since 2003.
 
Art McOmber
Mr. McOmber hails from Saratoga Springs, UT and his greatest successes are his 29-year marriage and four children. He received his B.A. in German studies from Brigham Young University and spent his first career working as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Following this, he successfully transitioned to the business world where he has helped thousands of people, of all backgrounds, protect themselves from becoming victims of crime and lawsuits. He teaches others how to eliminate the threat of lawsuits, protect their licenses and greatly increase their tax savings.
 
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.
 
Robert D. Moore, D.O., F.A.C.O.G., F.P.M.R.S.
Nasir A. Mohammedi, M.D., M.S., M.S., F.A.A.F.P.
Dr. Mohammedi is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego. He studied medicine at the Chicago Medical School then completed his post graduate training with the University of Southern California. He founded the Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, Calif., where he has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2005. His expertise lies in light and energy-based procedures for cosmetic and medical dermatologic issues. He is an advanced injector for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Using a combination of light and energy-based therapies with injectables, Dr. Mohammedi's niche in aesthetics is obtaining a natural looking aesthetic result with non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques.
 
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.
 
Kristy Murrow, P.A.-C.
Ms. Murrow is the managing partner for Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. She earned a B.S. in Education and a Master of Health Sciences as a physician assistant from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Ms. Murrow is board certified by the NCCPA and a member of the Oklahoma Association of Physician Assistants, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Nationally recognized for leading one of the top 50 fasting growing companies in Oklahoma City, and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the country, Murrow is also the author of the book, Facing Success: Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business in Tough Economic Times.
 
Nima Naghshineh, M.D., MSc
Dr. Naghshineh is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has a unique background with studies in biomedical engineering and psychology at Johns Hopkins University, where he engaged in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac electrophysiology research at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes in Baltimore, Md. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh while simultaneously receiving a Masters of Science in clinical research. He subsequently began his plastic surgery training in 2008 at the University of Pittsburgh. His interests include device innovation and discovery in medicine and surgery and he has completed a fellowship at the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine (CIRM).
 
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.
 
Zein Obagi, M.D.
Dr. Obagi literally defined and authored the science of skin health. As a board certified, leading authority in cosmetic dermatology, he created skin health restoration and skin conditioning, the standards by which skin conditions can be successfully treated regardless of skin color or age. As the medical director of ZO Skin Health in Beverly Hills, Calif., Dr. Obagi's practice utilizes today's most innovative and effective clinical solutions to create and maintain healthy skin for everyone. He originally conceived and brought to market what would become the world's most recognized brands of physician-dispensed skincare products – the Obagi Nu-Derm and Obagi Blue Peel. Dr. Obagi received his medical education at Damascus Medical School, followed by pathology training in Michigan and dermatology training at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
 
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.
 
Jennifer Pearlman, M.D.
Dr. Pearlman is an internationally recognized physician expert in women's health, hormones and aging, offering leading technology and aesthetic expertise for cosmetic enhancement of the face, skin and body. She is the owner-operator of the leading private concierge women's health and cosmetic medicine clinic, PearlMD Rejuvenation.
 
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.
 
Marco A. Pelosi, II, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Pelosi, II graduated in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School where he also completed a fellowship in OB/GYN oncology. Dr. Pelosi, is director of the Pelosi Medical Center in Bayonne, N.J. He is recognized as the leading expert in laparoscopic surgery using the single umbilical puncture approach and his expertise as a vaginal surgeon is also widely recognized. His extensive writing on topics related to his specialty includes over 165 published articles and contributions to several textbooks. He is a pioneer in the development of combined laparoscopic and vaginal techniques for the routine removal of large uteri, urogynecologic procedures, and rectovaginal surgery and he has introduced a number of single-puncture laparoscopic procedures that include hysterectomy, supracervical hysterectomy, appendectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgery, colposuspension, sling procedures, gasless single umbilical puncture hysterectomy, and ectopic pregnancy. In 2004 Dr. Pelosi II and his son Marco A. Pelosi, III, M.D., founded the International Society of Cosmetogynecology.
 
Marco A. Pelosi III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.C.S.
Marco A. Pelosi III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Pelosi III is cosmetic gynecologist, pioneer and whole body aesthetic surgeon. He's the younger half of the internationally renowned Pelosi-Pelosi team who created the specialty of cosmetogynecology and founded the ISCG. Sought after by patients, surgeons, the media and the medical industry, Dr. Pelosi III has more than 100 published articles, over 600 global presentations and over two decades of surgical experience to his credit. He has taught and demonstrated his groundbreaking techniques to the large majority of today's up and coming experts and opinion leaders. He serves as chairman, program director, subject matter specialist and section editor for some of the largest entities in this profession. Trained and board certified in gynecology and pelvic surgery, he maintains a busy surgical practice that caters to women's aesthetic and gynecologic needs in the N.Y. metro area. His main aesthetic interests are body contouring and cosmetic gynecology.
 
Paul Perito, M.D.
Paul Perito, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Nearly 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.
 
Christy Perry
Ms. Perry is the director of practice success for Crystal Clear Digital Marketing, and an aesthetic industry insider. With nearly 30 years of experience, Ms. Perry understands the intricacies of medical practice management, patient care, patient relationship management and effective patient communication. She provides one-of-a-kind insight thanks to her experience working in senior level positions in both the front and back office for several high-profile plastic surgery practices. She founded her own marketing agency where she provided concierge level digital and traditional marketing strategies for medical practices and medical spas before joining the Crystal Clear Digital Marketing team.
 
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.
 
Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.
Dr. Pierone, Jr. is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease and has performed over 35,000 procedures with dermal fillers. Dr. Pierone is a leading injector of Bellafill® in the U.S. and is a nationally-recognized trainer and researcher. In 2005, he learned how to inject facial fillers to treat HIV-related lipoatrophy. Since then, he has developed an active private practice focused on facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers, PDO threads and energy-related aesthetic treatments. Dr. Pierone is a pioneer and always staying at the forefront of rejuvenation. He is amongst an elite group being both a certified Y Lift® physician and specialized in the use of PDO threads.
 
Anil Rajani, M.D.
Dr. Rajani graduated medical school with honors from The University of Western Ontario after completing a B.S. from Dalhousie University. He is a board certified physician, surgeon and CEO of RajaniMD; A Concierge Aesthetic Practice , founder of the RajaniMD Skincare Youtube Channel and founder of RajaniMD, a customized prescription grade skincare line. In addition, Dr. Rajani is a trainer for Allergan, Dermasculpt and Suneva Medical. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rajani has been involved in treating skin conditions and for several years he has worked with leading renowned cosmetic centers in the Northwest, as well as clinics throughout Europe and Canada. Dr. Rajani not only specializes in injectable treatments, but also laser procedures, skin rejuvenation techniques and topical skincare. He has helped countless patients avoid or delay surgical procedures and helped optimize his patients skin through combining the latest in cutting edge technologies.
 
Aubrey Rankin
Mr. Rankin is the co-founder and CEO of HintMD, Inc., a technology start-up founded in 2014, based in Silicon Valley (California). HintMD partners with board certified physicians to create insight into gaps in patient care, offering personalized treatment plan subscription solutions to drive patient engagement, compliance and improved clinical outcomes. Its services result in significant compliance improvements, patient satisfaction, growing practice revenues and profitability. Prior to co-founding HintMD, Mr. Rankin was the vice president of Asia-Pacific at ZELTIQ Aesthetics and held various management roles with Solta Medical and PricewaterhouseCoopers' M&A Advisory group. He has also been active within the Silicon Valley start-up community and currently sits on the board of FriendMedia, Inc. and advisory board of PB&B.
 
Alexander Z. Rivkin, M.D.
Dr. Rivkin is a Yale (New Haven, Conn.) trained facial cosmetic surgeon and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), faculty member who focuses exclusively on non-invasive cosmetic procedures. He was the first physician in the country to offer the Non-Surgical Nose Job, his signature method for non-invasive correction of cosmetic nasal irregularities. Dr. Rivkin has become an international authority on non-surgical cosmetic treatments and has been featured throughout the national media on shows like The Today Show, The Doctors and EXTRA. He currently divides his time between patient care, clinical research, educating other physicians, media appearances and lecturing at scientific conferences throughout the world.
 
Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
Dr. Roberts’ private practice is based in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Dr. Roberts was voted as a “Best Doctor” by the Palm Springs Life Magazine from 2005 to 2016. As a board certified physician, dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Roberts specializes in cosmetic dermatology, Generational (Geriatric) Dermatology™ and ethnic skin of color. Generational Dermatology is a practice she’s very passionate about, which helps to treat patients from the generational boom worldwide. Dr. Roberts is the founding director of Dermatopathology of Loma Linda Division of Dermatology. She has been a guest on the Today Show and is frequently quoted in national magazines, radio, television and news, including NBC, NewBeauty, W, WebMD, ReachMD, Oprah Magazine, CNN, Fox News Live, Self, Allure, Sisters to Sisters, Prevention, Readers Digest, Los Angeles Times and PS Life. Dr. Roberts is the author of numerous published articles, textbook chapters and is currently writing a textbook on Geriatric Dermatology.
 
Lori J. Robertson, M.S.N., F.N.P.-C
Lori Robertson has spent over 30 years in healthcare. Her specialties have included critical care, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, family practice, and since 2007 aesthetic medicine. She was the recipient of the Aesthetic Nurse of the Year award in 2012 by The Aesthetic Academy. Ms. Robertson spent 13 years working as a reserve Deputy Sheriff for LA County specializing in Mountain Rescue and Underwater Dive Recovery, retiring in 1998. She also worked for 19 years with ABC as a medical technical advisor / actress on the popular soap opera General Hospital. In the last five years Ms. Robertson has become a national speaker and clinical educator for companies such as: Medicis/Valeant/Galderma Pharmaceuticals, Lutronic, Inc., Syneron-Candela, Inc. and Allergan Pharmaceuticals. In 2014 she started a non-profit organization called FullFilling Faces. Its goal is to provide victims of facial trauma improved structure, symmetry and softness post reconstructive surgery(ies).
 
Alexandra Rogers, N.P.
Ms. Rogers is a board certified nurse practitioner and one of the leading ladies of Boston-based LexRx and Inject With Lex. She graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biostatistics, and received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in nursing from Regis College. Prior to attending graduate school, Ms. Rogers worked at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in the Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care Center, and then transitioned to managing her own urgent care clinic. While urgent/emergency medicine remains a passion of Ms. Rogers, she found excitement and potential in the avenue of aesthetic medicine as a specialty that allows providers to both empower and promote self-confidence in clients' overall well-being – thus the forefront of LexRx practice. In January 2019, Ms. Rogers joined Alex Nicholls Costa, N.P., on the podium to teach the first-ever, University-based/co-sponsored injectables training program at Northeastern University.
 
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.
 
Charles Runels, M.D.
Dr. Runels is a board certified specialist in internal medicine. He did his undergraduate work and received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College. He worked for three years as a product developer and research chemist at Southern Research Institute. He then completed medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, after which he completed his residency and became board certified in internal medicine. During 12 years as an ER physician he founded the largest group of ER physicians in his state while also serving as the medical director of a hyperbaric chamber used for wound care. He then began medical practice and research in areas of endocrinology, wellness, cosmetic medicine and sexual medicine. He has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications in areas of hypertension, hormone replacement, and immunology. His professional organizations include the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Society.
 
Rand A. Rusher, R.N., C.A.N.S.
Mr. Rusher is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience in all specialties relating to surgical and dermatologic medicine. He is one of the most sought after injection and skincare consultants in the country, with W Magazine naming him in its “Black Book” of World’s Best Addresses. He graduated from California State University and worked as a surgical nurse at the University of Southern California Norris Cancer Hospital and Research Center. He has published articles in such magazines as Hero’s, the Journal of Oncology Nursing, AORN Journal and Journal of School Nursing. In 1999 Mr. Rusher joined Dr. Norman Leaf at the Leaf & Rusher Medical Skincare Clinic and in 2002, he and Dr. Leaf created Leaf & Rusher Skincare. In 2011, Mr. Rusher was asked to show people how Hollywood stays looking so good, which resulted in the reality show, Pretty Hurts. In 2012 Mr. Rusher joined Leif Rogers, M.D. in a collaboration to put together one of the best cosmetic surgical and non-surgical destinations in the country.  They opened up their new facility in the heart of the Beverly Hills Golden Triangle in January of 2013.
 
Kevin Sadati, D.O., F.A.A.C.S.
Dr. Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Calif. He has over a decade of experience and has performed over 3,000 face and neck lift procedures using local anesthesia and twilight sedation. Utilizing his self-developed facial muscle tightening technique, the Double C Plication, for facial rejuvenation, Dr. Sadati is able to provide his patients with long lasting, incredibly natural results that do not indicate surgical intervention. His technique has been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. His patients have voted him "Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County" by the OC Register poll two years in a row, and he has appeared on the popular TV show The Doctors..
 
John Sanderson, M.D.
Dr. Sanderson is a stem cell researcher, expert in diabetes and metabolism, former medical director at Johnson & Johnson, and consultant to several Fortune 100 health care companies. In recent years, Dr. Sanderson has focused exclusively on the application of adult human stem cells to dermatologic problems and effects of ageing. Dr. Sanderson is CEO and Director of Research & Development at Cellese Regenerative Therapeutics in Irvine, California.
 
Tim Sawyer
Mr. Sawyer is a highly regarded motivational speaker, author and practice management consultant within the modern medical and aesthetic industry. He is the president and co-founder of Crystal Clear Digital Marketing – named "Best Practice Marketing Company of 2016" by The Aesthetic Industry Awards. Mr. Sawyer's expert consulting has been implemented in hundreds of medical practices across the globe further educating physicians and staff how to find, serve and keep more patients profitably.
 
Matthew Schulman, M.D.
Dr. Schulman is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in New York City, N.Y. He is an assistant professor of plastic surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York. His practice is exclusively cosmetic, with an emphasis on breast and body contouring. Dr. Schulman is particularly known for his mommy makeovers and buttock contouring procedures using autologous fat, having performed over 4,000 Brazilian Butt Lift procedures since 2007. He has been an invited speaker at several national meetings to teach his buttock contouring technique and review current safety guidelines for the procedure. Dr. Schulman was also one of the earliest surgeons to incorporate social media into his plastic surgery practice, and is constantly invited to speak to about using social media professionally, responsibly and ethically. He is well-known to the media, having appeared on every major national television network, The Doctors, and in weekly print publications.
 
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.”
 
Warren B. Seiler III, M.D
Dr. Seiler is a board certified cosmetic laser surgeon, owner and medical director of Seiler Skin, and founder of the Seiler Skin Aesthetic Institute. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After a general surgery residency, Dr. Seiler completed his specialty board certification through the American Board of Laser Surgery and is the executive director of the ABLS. He has co-authored multiple editions of the ABLS examination text book and certification exams. Most recently, Dr. Seiler co-authored the sixth chapter, Anesthesia in Laser Practice, in the "Textbook of Lasers in Dermatology."  He is also a plaintiff and defense expert witness. Dr. Seiler has trained and examined practitioners in 11 countries in laser, injection and aesthetic procedures. In 2008, Dr. Seiler founded the Seiler Skin Aesthetic Institute (SSAI), a premier provider of online and hands-on injection, laser and Vampire®- certified PRP training courses for physician and non-physician practitioners. Dr. Seiler's flagship online course is a comprehensive, CME-certified neurotoxin and filler injection training.
 
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., M.B.M.-C., CAC
Mr. Shorr is the founder and managing partner of Shorr Solutions, formerly The Best Medical Business Solutions, a Florida-based consulting firm assisting practices with their operational, administrative and financial health. Prior to this he was the vice president of operations and practice administrator for a leading board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, and held partnerships in two leading South Florida plastic surgery centers. Mr. Shorr graduated from Temple University with a degree in Business Management, is a Certified Aesthetic Consultant (levels I-XII) and a Certified Medical Business Manager. He has served as a speaker for multiple medical organizations and events, including The Aesthetic Show where he and his daughter were awarded with the 2018 TAG! You're It! Non-Physician Practice Management Innovator Award. Furthermore, he has served as an author for multiple national industry publications and was an advisory board member for the NHL Florida Panthers from 2011-2012.
 
Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II
Mara Shorr, BS, CAC
Ms. Shorr, is a partner and vice president of marketing and business development for the medical consulting firm, Shorr Solutions. She specializes in internal and external medical practice marketing strategies with traditional and new media. Prior to joining Shorr Solutions, Ms. Shorr held positions in marketing for two leading dermatology, cosmetic and plastic surgery practices, and founded The Leone Company, a marketing and communication relations firm based in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, she serves as an editorial board member for Dermascope and The Aesthetic Guide magazines, and has served as a faculty member for multiple cosmetic events, including Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and The Aesthetic Show, where she won the 2018 TAG! You're It! Non-Physician Practice Management Innovator Award. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with her BS and is a Certified Aesthetic Consultant (level II through XIII).
 
Sachin M. Shridharani, M.D.
Dr. Shridharani is a renowned, board certified plastic surgeon and founder of LUXURGERY, located on Manhattan's famed Fifth Avenue. His firm commitment to excellence has earned him several accolades and he has authored over 100 publications. Dr. Shridharani is recognized as an international authority on aesthetic plastic surgery treatments and technique. He serves as an international opinion leader and has lectured around the world. Dr. Shridharani is frequently featured in national media outlets including The New York Times, New York Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, NBC, FOX, and ABC. He also serves as the cosmetic surgery expert and is a recurrent contributor on the topic of plastic surgery and beauty for Haute Living Magazine.
 
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.
 
Jennifer Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Song is a board certified plastic surgeon with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in physiology and adipose-derived stem cells. She is currently the medical director of Viva Plastic Surgery Clinic in South Korea and the former director of the Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center of Good Moonhwa Hospital and Noblesse Plastic Surgery Clinic. She is currently a board member of the Minimal Invasive Plastic Surgery (MIPS), Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has published more than 30 articles for the Journal of Korean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the past ten years on various topics including lower face-neck lift by periauricular minimal invasion and suspension suture, reconstructive and aesthetic rhinoplasty and many other innovative topics.
 
Dori Soukup
Ms. Soukup is a global speaker, author, mentor, consultant and the founder and CEO of InSPAration Management, a firm specializing in spa and medispa business development, advanced education and BizTools. Over the past 18 years, Ms. Soukup has contributed to the success of spa and medispa companies worldwide. She is passionate about developing innovative, effective, educational programs and business strategies that lead to exponential growth and profits. Her articles and insights are featured in national and international trade publications, and you can find her book Spa Business Secrets to Increase Profits, on Amazon.
 
Anne Stubbs, M.D.
Dr. Stubbs is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive aesthetic medicine. She has pursued her aesthetic training with some of the world's experts in the field and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Stubbs is one of only 45 physicians worldwide that was 'hand-picked' by renowned dermatologist Zein Obagi to be on the faculty board of ZO Skin Health. Highly skilled in all facial injectables, she has also been named to the faculty board of Galderma, and trains physicians nationally in facial injection techniques.
 
Christian Subbio, M.D.
Dr. Subbio is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia, Penn. He completed six years of surgical training and an additional year of specialty fellowship training in the cutting edge art of microsurgery. He prides himself on being a safe, meticulous perfectionist, and dedicated to giving his patients the most excellent results possible. Dr. Subbio has distinguished himself as one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Lehigh Valley in just a few short years, but decided to return home to his roots in the Philadelphia area.
 
Farhan Taghizadeh, M.D.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), Dr. Taghizadeh attended medical school at Penn State University (University Park, Pa.). He completed his residency at University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.) and post-residency fellowship was at the University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland). Dr. Taghizadeh has authored numerous publications and received many honors. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
 
George Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Taylor is a former anesthesiologist whose interest in the treatment of chronic skin wounds dates to the early 1990's. After a sports injury forced his retirement from clinical medicine in 2001, he served as medical director for a home health and hospice agency and as a venture capital liaison and executive for several pharmaceutical start-ups. His interest in stem cells and skincare evolved from studying impaired wound healing in diabetic patients. Dr. Taylor Medical Director and Vice President of Business Development at Cellese Regenerative Therapeutics.
 
Mark B. Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Taylor is a board certified, world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon who has been in practice for over thirty years. Since the origination of laser treatments for skin, Dr. Taylor has been a leader in the field of cosmetic laser surgery, pioneering and teaching many new techniques to over 4,000 physicians worldwide. Dr. Taylor was one of the first researchers to use the PhotoDerm, Derma K, Cynergy and MX 1540 lasers.
 
Spero Theodorou, M.D.
Dr. Theodorou received his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at RUSH St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Upon completion, he underwent an additional year of training in cosmetic plastic surgery at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital's (MEETH) Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship Program Affiliated with New York University (NYU). The MEETH Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship has the distinction of being the oldest aesthetic surgery training program in the country and is internationally recognized in the field of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Theodorou is presently teaching faculty at MEETH and at the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), where he instructs plastic surgeons on the latest advancements in body contouring surgery. Dr. Theodorou is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the renowned Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra University and the inventor of the scarless arm lift.
 
Alex R. Thiersch, J.D.
Mr. Thiersch is a Chicago-based healthcare attorney who represents medical spas, plastic surgeons and aesthetic medical professionals. He is the founder and CEO of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), which was created for the express purpose of providing comprehensive, relevant and timely legal and business resources for medical spas and medical aesthetic physicians throughout the U.S. Mr. Thiersch is also a partner at ByrdAdatto Law Firm.
 
Sherry Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Thomas is double board certified in obstetrics & gynecology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. She has been at the forefront of advancing women's medicine and healthcare for over two decades and she is one of the first women in the U.S. to ever receive fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and was among the first to be board certified when the discipline became an official medical subspecialty in 2013. Dr. Thomas additionally holds a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA Medical Center and is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, mesh complications, vaginal fistulas, and other serious conditions unique to a woman's physiology.
 
Carl R. Thornfeldt, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Thornfeldt is president, CEO and chief scientific officer of Episciences, Inc. (Boise, Idaho). He is a dermatologist with 25 years of skin research experience, 21 U.S. patents and more than 20 scientific publications in the area of treatment of skin. Epionce® technology was developed based on Dr. Thornfeldt’s skin research linking the effects of two damaging biological processes in the skin: chronic inflammation and disruption of the skin’s natural protective barrier. He is co-author of the book, The New Ideal in Skin Health, published in January 2010.
 
Robert James Troell, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Troell is director of The Center of Excellence of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The Center for Advanced Liposuction (Laguna Beach, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev.). He is quadruple board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He was also the first surgeon to be board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and his fellowship training at Stanford University Medical Center. In his private practice, along with his colleagues at Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Troell has pioneered numerous facial plastic, snoring and sleep apnea upper airway reconstructive surgical procedures, including getting radiofrequency tissue reduction FDA approved in 1997. He has published fifteen book chapters, nearly forty peer-reviewed medical article publications, and has been a guest lecturer in over 140 presentations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
 
Yan Trokel, M.D.
Dr. Trokel is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial aesthetic contouring. His areas of expertise include cosmetic facial surgery, endoscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery of the soft and hard tissues following cancer resection or trauma, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Trokel completed his undergraduate training and earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology at Hofstra University. He then earned his Doctorate of dental surgery at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Upon graduating, Dr. Trokel was accepted to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the prestigious Parkland Memorial Hospital program in maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Trokel is the founder and director of Y LIFT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; the American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the American Medical Association. Dr. Trokel also serves as a facial cosmetic surgery consultant in the department of maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, N.Y. and Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y.
 
Nikolay Turovets, Ph.D.
Dr. Turovets is CEO of DefenAge/MediCell Technologies (MCT), a regenerative medicine company dedicated to preclinical development of stem cell therapies and the development and commercialization of advanced cosmeceuticals. Dr. Turovets was a key member of the development team at the University of California, Irvine, which involved creation of the novel stem cell-based therapy to cure retina-related vision loss. Prior to this, he was the director of research at the International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) where he led efforts to develop novel stem cell-based therapies to cure blindness, severe liver diseases and diabetes, and was responsible for the GMP manufacturing of the company's UniStem Cell Bank. Dr. Turovets was a key inventor of the stem cell based core technology of LifeLine Skin Care and he is a key member of the first team that intentionally derived novel stem cell types from unfertilized human egg and generated the world's largest collection of human pluripotent parthenogenetic stem cell lines. Dr. Turovets is a primary inventor of multiple stem cell technologies, and a key author of a number of publications.
 
Jennifer Walden, M.D
Dr. Walden is a board certified plastic surgeon who owns Walden Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center and operates in her own fully accredited office operating suite at Westlake Medical Center. She is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She was the aesthetic surgery program director and an attending surgeon in plastic surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, and had the academic appointment of clinical instructor of surgery at The Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYU). She now holds an academic appointment with The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) as clinical assistant professor in plastic surgery. 
 
Lisa Marie Wark, M.B.A.
Ms. Wark has established herself as one of the leading business and marketing consultants in the health/wellness and beauty industry. She has over 15 years of experience in business development, operations and marketing for various medical facilities, i.e., Century Wellness Clinic, an integrative medical and wellness facility, Growing Young, an age-management treatment center, Cancer Screening and Treatment of Nevada, a conventional cancer treatment center, and numerous cosmetic medical practices. Ms. Wark has an M.B.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Bachelors in International Relations from Willamette University. She is a founding member of the International Medical Spa Association and a member of the International SPA Association.
 
Hermine Warren, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.A.N.S., C.N.M.
Dr. Warren is a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and has been in nursing since 1974, with an advanced practice degree since 1980. She is a certified aesthetic nurse specialist (CANS) in Southern California, an educational/clinical GAIN trainer for a top pharmaceutical company, a PALETTE and GenNOW faculty member; and has maintained a clinical practice in the non-surgical cosmetic subspecialty field since 2004. She has a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Colorado and a DNP from Walden University. Lastly, Dr. Warren is a published author within the aesthetic arena.
 
Greg Washington, Sr.
Mr. Washington is president and CEO of Patients Unlimited Marketing Consultants (PUMC) in Los Angeles, Calif., a 36 year old, international, SEO Internet marketing firm. PUMC pioneered the art of re-engineering aesthetic practices to promote services for revenue growth and has consulted for more 650 aesthetic specialists to date. PUMC was one of the first agencies to show clients how to successfully incorporate medical spa services into their practices and has aided leading cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic specialists in America, Canada, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.
 
Steven F. Weiner, M.D.
Steven F. Weiner, M.D.
Dr. Weiner is a board certified head, neck and facial plastic surgeon. In mid 2005 he laid down his scalpel and began concentrating 100% of his efforts in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, creating The Aesthetic Clinique. Dr. Weiner divides his time between his practice, physician trainings and lectures. He has served on multiple advisory boards, participated in FDA trials, and authored several clinical papers. He is world-renowned for his filler techniques using cannulas and reJAWvenation™.
 
Ryan Welter, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Welter is the CEO and medical director of Regeneris Medical. Dr. Welter obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Oklahoma State University and his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency at Brown University Medical School, where he now serves as clinical associate professor. In 2005, Dr. Welter began a successful hair restoration practice and founded the New England Center for Hair Restoration. Finding success in cellular therapy for hair restoration, Dr. Welter began pursuing research into regenerative medicine and founded Regeneris Medical which today is involved in several clinical trials utilizing regenerative medicine technologies. He performed the first ever stem cell therapy for hair loss in 2011 and continues to pioneer bio-cellular and stem cell therapies for a host of medical conditions.
 
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 for Revive Health and Wellness Centers of Southern California. He is an appointed clinical professor for the University of California, San Diego and Riverside Stem Cell Research Center.  He has worked extensively  as an industry consultant to develop novel forms of vaginal rejuvenation and tissue regeneration and holds fundamental utility patents in exosome and stem cell technologies. 
 
Paula Di Marco Young, B.S., R.N., CLO/A
Ms. Young is a Certified Laser Operator/Aesthetics, and director of public relations and marketing for Young Medical Spa® in Pennsylvania. She is the host of the podcast, "It's a Young Thing," which discusses the most common misconceptions and new technological advancements in aesthetic medicine and procedures. She has received various awards, including the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo's 2018 "Top Nurses" Award and the MyFaceMyBody 2018 "Rising Star" Award. She was also a finalist in The Aesthetic Show's 2018 TAG! You're It! Awards. Ms. Young previously held senior management positions within Johnson & Johnson's medical device and biotechnology divisions. She is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Dermatology Nurses Association, American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals, Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association, and is on the medical advisory board for the Aesthetic Business Institute, the Advisory Boards for Lincoln Technical Institute's Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse curriculums and Acara Medical Spa Consultants. Ms. Young has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, MedEsthetics Magazine and Huffington Post Live. In addition, she has authored for Medical Spa Report Magazine, beauty academy textbooks, and is a reviewer for Milady Publishing.
 
Edward M. Zimmerman, M.D.
Dr. Zimmerman graduated with departmental honors in biology from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) and has a master’s degree in physiology from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.). He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, after which he completed a three year residency in family medicine in Beaver, Pennsylvania, with a heavy emphasis on surgical procedures, emergency room and urgent care medicine. As faculty of that residency, he introduced the first outpatient, CO2 laser to Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Z is a diplomate of, and currently serving as the president of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 1994; member of the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery; member of both the American and European Academies of Cosmetic Surgery and the American College of Phlebology and has received the prestigious “Award for Academic Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery Education” from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Z is the medical director of Las Vegas Laser & Lipo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Christopher Zoumalan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Zoumalan is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon that specializes exclusively in cosmetic eyelid surgery. He is one of a handful of plastic surgeons that has received subspecialty training as a board certified oculoplastic surgeon. His specialties include cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows, blepharoplasty surgery and ptosis surgery (droopy eyelid surgery). Dr. Zoumalan also specializes in injectable fillers around the eyelid (upper and lower lid fillers) and the surrounding periorbital area to improve dark circles and under eye bags. Dr. Zoumalan received his ophthalmology training at Stanford University's Department of Ophthalmology. He served as chief resident his last year of training and then went on to complete a two-year sub-specialized multidisciplinary fellowship program in oculoplastic surgery at various world-renowned New York City-based hospitals including.
 


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


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


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