2021 Faculty


Patrick Tonnard, MD, PhD

Gent, Belgium

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Graduated in medicine from Ghent University in 1987, Tonnard is the author of approximately fifty scientific publications, has presented over two hundred scientific papers at national and international conferences, and made numerous contributions to scientific articles and books. Together with Dr. Verpaele he developed the revolutionary MACS lift, a minimally invasive facelift technique that aims to produce the best and most natural result with rapid recovery and minimal complications. This achievement has earned him and Dr. Verpaele an international reputation. In 2004 and 2007 they contributed two scientific chapters about this surgical technique, written for plastic surgeons all over the world: The MACS-lift Short Scar Rhytidectomy, 2004, St Louis; and Short Scar Face-lifting, Operative Strategies and Techniques, 2007, St Louis.

Dr. Tonnard has also written for a less specialised public: he contributed to the book Van top tot teen – alles over plastische chirurgie [From top to toe – all about plastic surgery] by Hubert Tygat and in 2000 he published Schone Schijn. Een wegwijzer in de plastische chirurgie [Looking Beautiful. A guide to plastic surgery] which he wrote with the journalist Laurens de Keyser. Dr. Tonnard is a member of the Royal Belgian Society for Surgery, the Belgian and Dutch Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). He has also been appointed Fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum and Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Surgery.

Alexis Verpaele, MD, PhD

Gent, Belgium

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Dr. Alexis Verpaele graduated as a doctor of medicine, surgery and obstetrics in 1988. In 1994 he specialised as a general surgeon under Professor Derom. He completed his training in plastic surgery in the British city of Norwich and at Ghent University Hospital under Professor Monstrey, where he worked from 1994 to 1997. Between 1997 and 1999 he was on the staff of the plastic surgery department of Ghent University Hospital.

Since 1999 Dr. Verpaele has been the co-director of the Coupure Centre for Plastic Surgery in Ghent and the ‘t Zwin Medical Centre in the Dutch town of Oostburg. He has been appointed Fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum and Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Surgery. He also acts as a plastic surgery consultant at Ghent University Sint-Lucas and assistant clinical professor at Ghent University Hospital. With his colleague Dr. Tonnard he set up the ‘Aesthetic Medical Centre 2’ (E:MC²) in 2007. This is an exclusive private surgical centre for aesthetic surgery in Sint-Martems-Latem.

Together with Dr. Tonnard he developed the revolutionary MACS lift, a minimally invasive facelift technique that aims to produce the best and most natural result with rapid recovery and minimal complications. This achievement has earned him and Dr. Tonnard an international reputation.

In 2004 and 2007 they contributed two scientific chapters about this surgical technique, written for plastic surgeons all over the world: The MACS-lift Short Scar Rhytidectomy, 2004, St Louis; and Short Scar Face-lifting, Operative Strategies and Techniques, 2007, St Louis.

Dr. Verpaele is a member of the Royal Belgian Society for Surgery, the Belgian and Dutch Association for Plastic Surgery, the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons).

He has written numerous publications on reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Verpaele has presented over a hundred papers on facelifts, breast enlargement, fillers and botox at international conferences and has contributed to many popular and scientific articles.

Robert Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS

Stevensville, Montana

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Voted one of the TOP 10 innovators in the field of STEM CELL INNOVATION and the stem cell field by the international membership of the Academy of Regenerative Practices at their recent conference and scientific sessions! Dr. Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS is an internationally recognized aesthetic & reconstructive surgeon, author, teacher, pioneer in use of stem/stromal cells in clinical practice, and a recognized leader in the field of BIOCELLULAR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE. Contributions in use of adipose-derived stem/stromal cells combined with high-density platelet concentrates in the areas of aesthetic surgery, open flap surgery, chronic wound therapy, and orthopaedic medicine/surgical fields is considered novel and important contributions. Dr. Alexander graduated Magna Cum Laude with full honors from University of Florida (Gainesville) School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine and Dentistry. His early experiences in basic applied research was supported by NIH pre and post-doctoral research grants have led to multiple advances in surgery and medicine. He was inducted into International College of Surgeons. Publication of many articles in peer-reviewed medical literature, contributions to multiple textbooks, and as a featured speaker in national and international venues on the subjects of plastic surgery and regenerative medicine applications, particularly those in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic applications (for the past decade) are well recognized. He is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions in the areas of his primary specialty, as well as in the evolving uses of stem/stromal cells. Academic affiliation with the University of WA (Seattle), practicing/teaching advances in Biocellular Regenerative in plastic surgery & orthopaedic regenerative medicine.

Tim Marten, MD, FACS

San Francisco, California 

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Timothy Marten, MD, FACS is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Founder and Director of the Marten Clinic of Plastic Surgery in San Francisco. He is an internationally recognized authority on surgery to improve and rejuvenate the face, and is a member of over twenty professional societies including the ASPS, ASAPS, AAPS, and the ISAPS.  He has made over eight hundred scientific presentations on aesthetic plastic surgery, has published over thirty textbook chapters, and has authored numerous scientific articles on facelift surgery and related topics.  He is a sought-after teacher, speaker, lecturer and instructor in plastic surgery techniques and has received numerous professional, scientific and academic awards for his contributions to aesthetic surgery.  

Ramon Llull, MD, PhD

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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Born and raised in Mallorca, Spain, Dr. Llull obtained his medical degree with honors at University of Navarra, Spain in 1988. Awarded a Fulbright-Hyes Commission Scholarship, he moved to California to undertake his doctoral studies at University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD degree in cell biology and Immunology in 1992. His research on the immunological aspects of musculoskeletal tissue transplantation received the Henry Christian Memorial Award (1991) for Excellence in Research from the Association of American Physicians and was sponsored by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and the American Association for Hand Surgery. Following a research post-doctoral year at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and a microsurgical fellowship at the Division of Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, Dr. Llull obtained a Diplomate from the European College of Transplantation.

He subsequently entered a plastic surgery clinical training at the University of Pittsburgh residency program. During his training was awarded the 1994 young investigator award from the International Transplantation Society and awards by the ASPS and the PSEF. Dr. Llull actively participated in the Pittsburgh’s Tissue Engineering Initiative on several tissue engineering projects related to cell and developmental biology of soft tissues, specifically adipose tissue. He has co-authored more than 30 scientific publications, holds several US and international patents related to cell related biotechnology and conceived, designed and validated devices, reagents and processes, all related to surgical cell therapy.

Clinically, he served as staff surgeon both at Clínica PalmaPlanas and Hospital del Mar in Barcelona until 2002, when he was appointed Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Madrid, Spain until 2009. Since then, Dr. Llull directs the SME Stem Europe Center in Mallorca, Spain, where he combines his practice with a Cell Therapy Translational and Clinical Research Center. At Stem Europe Mallorca Center his team designs and executes clinical trials related to tissue engraftment and neogenesis for reconstructive and cosmetic indications and provides training and educational support for technology early adoption (www.stem-europe.com).

Dr. Llull is a founding member of Cell Source (currently Cytori), The GID Group, Ltd, and is a Scientific Board Member of Antria, ClusterXStem and others. He is proud to be a founding member and First President of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), consults for various biotech companies like Biotime, and despite all that, he remains a passionate physician, a wannabe painter, a lazy sailor, and a shy poet☺

Randy Miller, MD, FACS

Miami, Florida

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Known around the world, Dr. Randy Miller is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon practicing in Miami, Florida, USA.

As one of the nation's leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Miller is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master's degree in clinical immunology, Dr. Miller completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his training in general surgery and otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Miller performed his plastic surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, which is the largest medical center in the world.

Dr. Miller is a past president of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Plastic Surgeons Patient Safety Foundation. He served five consecutive terms on the Board of Directors of the Dade County Medical Association and as a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He is a member and has received presidential appointments from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

In addition to his role as a clinical professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami, Dr. Miller serves as a plastic surgery resident mentor. For many years he has served as the Liaison between the University of Miami, Division of Plastic Surgery and the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Based on his research, publications and 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Miller has become an internationally recognized expert in the fields of stem cell research and therapy, including human and veterinary tissue regeneration. He is the founder and director of stemcellreference.com, a worldwide peer-reviewed internet portal for accurate stem cell information. With his advanced regenerative platform, Dr. Miller provides a uniquely comprehensive approach to aesthetics and age management. In addition to plastic surgery, he collaborates extensively with experts in many other specialties.

Physicians and scientists from all over the world visit Miami to train with Dr. Miller. In addition to his global network of collaborators from Europe, the Americas, India, Australia and the Middle East, Dr. Miller has lectured and performed surgery throughout Asia, including many symposiums in mainland China. Based on these relationships, Dr. Miller has facilitated China market entry for many global medical and biotechnology companies.

Through the years Dr. Miller has developed very high level relationships within the Chinese and US Consulates and Embassies, Chinese central government, West Point and many other prestigious academic, military and civilian institutions.

Pat Pazmiñ0, MD, FACS

Miami, Florida

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My primary goal is to get to know each patient and understand what motivates them. By establishing this trust, we can provide a warm, caring environment where patients can learn about plastic surgery and can confidently choose the treatments that will complement their lifestyles.”

–Pat Pazmiño, MD, FACS

Dr. Pazmiño graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Biochemical Sciences and earned his medical degree (M.D.) from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The Baylor College of Medicine is located in the Texas Medical Center- the largest medical center in the world. Dr. Pazmiño was then selected to the integrated General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. With 15 hospitals and 46 research institutions, the Texas Medical Center is home to some of the most important discoveries in medicine and was an ideal environment to experience all aspects of plastic surgery. Dr. Pazmiño also served as Plastic Surgery Chief Resident at the Baylor College of Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Pazmiño won the award for Best Maxillofacial Paper from the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and continued his research in breast cancer gene therapy, wound healing, and educating the next generation of aesthetic surgeons. Dr. Pazmiño then brought this world-class training to South Florida to establish Miami Aesthetic. Some services offered include breast augmentation and implants, injectables such as Botox or Restylane, liposuction, rhinoplasty, other plastic surgery and more.

In South Florida, Dr. Pazmiño has continued his commitment to patient safety and plastic surgery education through his membership in the Dade County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Pazmiño is currently the President of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons.

 Joseph Grzeskiewicz, MD

La Jolla, California

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Dr. Joseph Grzeskiewicz is a board certified plastic surgeon based in La Jolla, California with a work philosophy based on love, care and dedication. In addition to facial rejuvenation surgery and breast and body contouring surgery, he has strong interest and vast experience in non-surgical injectable treatments.

In practice for over 17 years, Dr Grzeskiewicz – or Dr. G as his patients like to call him – believes in making dreams come true. Specializing in cosmetic rejuvenation from head to toe, Dr G. along with his experienced staff, makes sure that a relationship based on utmost trust and honesty is created with every patient he treats.

Commitment, kindness and complete satisfaction is the mission as well as forte of Dr. G. With his specialized treatments and experience in the industry, he makes sure that you get the best possible advice and are fully content with the end result.

Dr. G’s main interests lie in breast and body contouring, and he has a vast experience in performing successful breast augmentation, tummy tuck, body contouring, and liposuction procedures. However, in addition to surgical facial treatments, like eyelid tuck (blepharoplasy), facelift, and rhinoplasty, he also dedicates a large portion of his practice to delivering natural-looking results using nonsurgical injectable treatments. He was recently featured in the New Beauty magazine as an Expert Injector for the year 2013-2017 because of his customized and safe injectable treatments.

Dr. G’s motivation towards his work comes from within – as he believes that he was born to perform aesthetic cosmetic surgery in the right way. Even after years of scholarly work, research, and teaching residents and medical students during postgraduate fellowships, he knew where his specialty lay – improving lives while performing every stitch and suture on his own.

Amin Kalaaji, MD, PhD

Oslo, Norway

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Amin Kalaaji, MD, PhD, is the clinic chief and consultant plastic surgeon at Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic in Oslo, Norway and President of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NSAPS). He is currently working as Editor-in-chief for the book Plastic and Aesthetic Regenerative Surgery and Fat Grafting. Clinical Application and Operative Techniques.

Dr. Kalaaji has held his position as clinic chief for 17 years. Prior, he was a consultant plastic surgeon/vice chief and chief at the plastic surgery departments at Telemark Central Hospital and Oslo University Hospital in Norway for 10 years.

Dr. Kalaaji completed his surgical training in Paris, France, and Gothenburg, Sweden, where he also earned his PhD in bone grafting of cleft lip and palate.

In the past 15 years, his focus has been on aesthetic breast surgery, including aesthetic augmentation with fat grafting; a new method that includes a logarithm to treat inverted nipples; intimate surgery; gluteal augmentation with fat; rhinoplasty and quality of life (QoL) after aesthetic surgery (eg, breast, intimate, and nose surgery).

Dr. Kalaaji has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and has presented more than 250 lectures, courses, and invited-speaker lectures in plastic and aesthetic surgery worldwide, such as for ASAPS, ISAPS, ISPRES, IMCAS, and many national and international aesthetic surgery meetings. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, is a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and participates as faculty member in global aesthetic courses for the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Dr. Kalaaji is an active member and a board member of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a former board member of the Norwegian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also an active member of the Swedish Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Nordic Society of Plastic Surgeons; and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), including its international and education/program committees the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES).

In October 2015, 2017 and 2019, he served as chairman of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Norwegian American Aesthetic Meeting (NAAM 1,2,3) in Oslo, Norway (www.naam.no). In July 2017, he was elected as the National Secretary for ISAPS in Norway for a term of 4 years. In October 2018, he was assigned, after unanimous vote, to the executive board of the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES) and, in November 2018, he was elected as president of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NSAPS).

Sophie Menkes, MD

Geneva, Switzerland

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Dr. Sophie Menkes, MD, is the Medical Director of the Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine Center of Nescens Clinique de Genolier. She specializes in regenerative medicine (PRP, Microfat, Nanofat…), aesthetic and functional gynecology, and internal medicine. She is a Physician Trainer for regenerative medicine (PRP, Microfat, Nanofat…), as well as a physician trainer in aesthetic and functional gynecology, HA and Toxin for Allergan, and a physician trainer for Ulthera and Cellfina for Merz. She is a Tulip Advisory Board Member and is a medical speaker at international courses and congresses such as IFAT, ISPRESS, and IMCAS.

Dr. Menkes is a university diploma teacher, and she has received multiple diplomas and certificates. She has a university diploma of injection technique and fillers (DUTIC, Paris, France), a university certificate of aesthetic and restorative gynecology (CUMEG, Paris, France), a university diploma of mesotherapy (DIU Mesotherapy, Paris, France), and a university certificate of aesthetic medicine (AMME, Paris, France).

Dr. Menkes is the Founder and President of AIRMESS (Academy of International Regenerative Medicine & Surgery Societies). She is a founding member of EAGAMPS (European Association for Genital Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery), and she is a member of the board SSME (Société Suisse de Médecine Esthétique).

Dr. Nabil Fakih

Nabil Fakih, MD, MSc., FFPS

Khaizaran, Lebanon

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Dr. Nabil Fakih, one of Lebanon & Spain leading facial surgeons and a recognized worldwide expert in the field of facial plastic surgery. He is the Former Vice-President of the Spanish Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. He prides himself on achieving natural looking, harmonious results that accentuates one’s face. He is passionate about and exclusively performs Facial Plastic Surgery and Orthognatic Surgery. He is specialized in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery with sub-specialization in Facial Plastic Surgery from the most prestigious Hospitals of Spain and USA.

When you combine his artistic talent and his double certification, there is nobody more qualified to operate on your face! He is one of the supporters of the idea of “Facial Makeover”, surgeons who can work out the entire facial frame working on the beauty of the face, enhancing the best results and the most natural ones.

He is devoted to furthering the field of facial plastic surgery. His techniques represent the state of the art in facial plastic surgery. He has authored or co-authored several papers and scientific manuscripts on facial plastic reconstructive surgery. He works with a large range of patients whose livelihood depends on their face including models, actresses, and social elite.

Tess Mauricio, MD, FAAD

San Diego, California

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Dr. Tess Mauricio is a Board Certified Dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of California San Diego (UCSD) with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and minors in Theatre and Sociology. She is the founder of M Beauty by Dr Tess with multiple clinics in San Diego and Beverly Hills. She is the youngest woman to hold the position of President of The San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is the recipient of the UCSD Warren College Distinguished Alumni award.

Dr. Tess is an internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon, author of California Total Beauty, renowned speaker, teacher, sought after media personality and has educated thousands across the globe on technologies she has helped pioneer such as the Time Machine Procedure and ALMI Procedure. She is considered one of the leading experts in regenerative stem cell medicine therapies and women’s health.

She is a favorite medical expert on TV with regular network appearances on CBS’ The Doctors, The Talk, Dr Phil, The Rachael Ray Show, Fox News, America’s Next Top Model, and The Dr Oz Show, along with many local TV appearances. She produced “The Dr Tess Show” and her reality show, “All in the Family with Dr Tess” will air in North America starting August 2018.

Internationally, Dr. Tess has been featured in UK Cosmopolitan magazine, France’s Les Nouvelle Estetiques, Philippines’ YES magazine, and in the US’ Aesthetic Buyers, Health, Beauty Life, Cosmopolitan, New Beauty, MedEsthetics and Hollywood Reporter magazines.

Dr. Tess is married to her Stanford Medical school classmate, Dr. James Lee, and together they have founded the nutritional brain supplement company, Liveli.

Randy Moore, DC, RDMS, RMSK

Sunman, Indiana

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Randy Moore is a doctor of chiropractic, but has devoted the last 21 years of his career exclusively to Musculoskeletal Sonography. During this time he has provided interpretation of over 10,000 ultrasound examinations, worked as a consultant for many ultrasound manufacturers utilizing his teaching method to help all practitioners become proficient in MSK ultrasound in as little time as possible.

Dr. Moore has published two books designed to be convenient, easy to understand and implement for MSK sonography. One for developing scan protocol skills, and another for the most common ultrasound guided injections. He travels extensively lecturing throughout America and internationally in a variety of venues. Universities, Nationally ranked hospitals, military hospitals, residency programs, NP and PA, PT and sonography programs.

Currently, his work and interest is growing in the use of ultrasound in the exciting area of regenerative medicine. He believes ultrasound is indispensable in the continued progress of this much needed and beneficial treatment regimen.

 T. Scott Stanwyck, MS, MD

Pewaukee, Wisconsin

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Dr. Stanwyck completed his Orthopedic residency at the Hospital For Special Surgery in New York and a fellowship in biomechanics at Rush in Chicago. He has authored several papers and book chapters on biomechanics pertaining to orthopedics. He practiced orthopedic surgery for many years in the Milwaukee, WI area retiring about 7 years ago. Shortly thereafter, he learned about SV cell treatments and has found that learning about and providing stromovascular stem cell treatments is far more rewarding than the great fun of retirement. He is a partner with Dr. Kevin Tadych at Transformed Therapeutics in Pewaukee, WI. In his spare time he continues retired life, building and flying airplanes and working on the farm.

Joseph Albano, MD

Salt Lake City, Utah

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As a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Joseph Albano has seen his share of sports injuries. Utah’s premier specialist in Regenerative Medicine plays hockey, cross country, alpine and back country skis, has run ultra-marathons and marathons, and rides road and mountain bikes. More recently, he started racing his bike in the local criterium series and his latest passion is cyclocross racing! He has run in many of the local races including the Wasatch 100, Squaw Peak 50, Wasatch Steeplechase, Jupiter Peak Steeplechase, Ogden Marathon, Top of Utah marathon, and the St. George Marathon. And accordingly, he’s been injured. Meanwhile, he still finds time to coach for the teams his two boys play on. It all adds up to a lot of stress on his joints. So naturally, when it comes to orthopedic work, Dr. Albano can say, “Yes. I’ve had that done.”

The Yonkers, New York, native initially came to the Rocky Mountains to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in 1991. Since then, he’s gained over two decades of medical experience and a love for the community and sports medicine. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He completed a general surgery internship at Wright-Patterson AFB/Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, a family practice residency at the University of Utah and a Sports Medicine fellowship at Michigan State University. In the midst of that training, he intermittently worked in rural Salmon, Idaho, where the local people taught him "a ton about orthopedic injuries."

Dr. Albano received a medical school scholarship from the United States Air Force and has been all over the world with the USAF and USAF Reserves as a Flight Surgeon, visiting such garden spots as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to name a few.

He stays abreast of the cutting edge medical research and technology, continually teaching national courses on the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and needle-guided purposes, Platelet Rich Plasma, fat grafting, bone marrow aspiration and other cellular injections for musculoskeletal purposes.

Dr. Albano truly wants the best for his patients and strives daily to improve his knowledge, skills, and treatments to better meet their needs. Many patients come to him with with conditions for which surgery has been recommended, seeking an alternative solution. Dr. Albano aims to give his patients a broad spectrum of treatment options for sports related pain and injuries. His patients have many options: stem cell sources including fat, bone marrow and umbilical tissue; PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for growth factors; and amniotic and placental tissue. These treatments have become a major part of his remarkable career and present a low-risk alternative, creating what he believes to be a highly desirable treatment option.

Dr. Albano's Experience with Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Albano's greatest interest as a physician lies in the non-surgical treatments of common tendon, nerve, and cartilage problems, including rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, lateral epicondylosis, plantar fasciosis, patellar tendinosis, Achilles tendinosis, meniscal and labral tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cubital tunnel syndrome. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is used to diagnose many of these conditions in his office. Various Regenerative Medicine applications, including Platelet Rich Plasma, and structural autologous fat and bone marrow grafting, may be employed for treatment. These treatments have been successful for many of his patients - and himself - over the years.

Dr. Albano finally retired as a Senior Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force Reserves with over 27 years of military service. He last served in the 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, at Hill Air Force Base, where he spent most of his career flying in F-16s, accumulating over 500 hours in this aircraft. He also serves as a team physician for US Speed Skating, US Military Endurance Sports, Real Salt Lake, and Westminster College Athletics. Professional and world class athletes are among his clientele.

His goal is to help you move better, feel better and live better.


Dr Ghavami

 Ashkan Ghavami, MD

Los Angeles, California

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Dr. Ashkan Ghavami is a world-renowned expert level plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is sought out globally by his colleagues to share his knowledge and techniques through invited lectures, textbook contributions, and scientific articles. He has made a name in the ultra-competitive Los Angeles area among celebrities as a “go-to” plastic surgeon for everything ranging from cheek fillers and Botox to advanced rhinoplasty, Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation, and the S-Curve Butt Lift.

His mantra of “Keep Them Guessing” distinguishes him as providing natural results that can be kept secret from the nosiest family members and friends. Plastic surgery is both an art and a science. Dr. Ghavami believes that natural and long-lasting results can only be achieved through true surgical expertise and a dedicated life-long passion for both learning and teaching the art of aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Ghavami is a world-recognized invited lecturer for numerous Plastic Surgery Societies, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is also an executive board member of The Rhinoplasty Society, which helps educate surgeons on rhinoplasty globally.

His passion for numerous aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery is clearly evident through his surgical results and numerous academic contributions. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Ghavami’s dedication to the advancement of cosmetic plastic surgery is clearly evident through numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. His active research in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery has earned awards from such prestigious organizations as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Ghavami serves on the Editorial Board for The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, as a guest reviewer for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and is on the editorial board for Modern Aesthetics.

His media appearances include Good Morning America, The Doctors, Extra, Inside Edition, Fox News, Discovery Channel, The Tyra Show, Ricki Lake, Telemundo, CBS News, and KTLA. More important than media appearances, however, are Dr. Ghavami’s peer-reviewed scientific publications and textbook chapters. Currently, Dr. Ghavami is Co-editing an entire textbook being written on Advanced Rhinoplasty for all ethnic backgrounds.

Lastly, Dr. Ghavami has a large “organic” social media following. He was awarded as the Number One plastic surgery social media influencer by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine 2017. He takes great pride in ethical and honest depiction of surgical and non-surgical results which is imperative in today’s “face-tuned” world.

Dr Vangsness

Dr. C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD

Los Angeles, CA

Invited Faculty Member

Dr. Vangsness is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in the treatment, prevention, and surgery of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, cartilage repair and restoration, rotator cuff surgery and shoulder instability. Dr. Vangsness has conducted and published extensive research with a focus on such topics as rotator cuff reconstruction, ligament biomechanics, molecular biology, allograft transplantation and stem cell biology in sports medicine. He is a team physician for USC Athletics. Dr. Vangsness received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and did his residency in orthopaedic surgery and bioengineering at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute in New York. He completed fellowships in bioengineering and sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

 Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS, RPhs

Boca Raton, FL

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Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field specializing in fat pad foot restoration and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan studying kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia. When got her doctorate she completed a three-year surgical reconstructive foot and ankle residency in the City of Brotherly Love.

After completing her training and establishing a scientific foundation based off of biomechanics, reconstructive surgery and research she moved to south Florida. In 2005 she opened the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center with the sound principles on practicing with ethics and sincerity. She’s board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot, rear foot and ankle reconstruction. She is also a certified ultrasound sonographer for vascular imaging.

She is proficient in laser mechanics and techniques for medical treatments. Dr. Schoenhaus is a published author, national speaker, and educator. She has trained residents and has held preceptorships educating other doctors about her unique skills. She is a leader in restoration of foot cushioning to treat fat pad atrophy which can cause diabetic wounds and ulcerations and extreme pain and discomfort with walking.

She has helped athletes and people from all over the world who cannot find this unique service locally. She has developed an extensive medical tourism program to accommodate travelers seeking her innovative techniques and she has published numerous blogs and articles on foot pad restoration.

She has performed FDA approved granted research in the field using dermal filler‘s fat grafting and fat transferring. Her background in foot and ankle surgery and wound care has helped her establish a vein program dealing with vein insufficiency management of venous ulcerations and the treatment of varicose veins. Her vein clinic in South Florida is one of the most extensive programs outlining full protocols for patients and programs for their chronic venous insufficiency.

She is a consultant to various companies to educate develop techniques and protocols to expand patient care and comfort. Dr. Schoenhaus prides herself on practicing with ethics and sincerity and believes patient education is the key to great outcomes.

In addition to running a full time practice, Dr. Schoenhaus is the medical director of Shuzz. Shuzz provides new shoes and medical care for foot and ankle conditions domestically and internationally.

Dr. Schoenhaus along with Dr. Gold have also done missions abroad. She is also a Masonic Angel Fund Founder providing services to under privileged children in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida.

John P. Cole, MD

Speaker: Office-Based Regenerative Aesthetics Track

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Robert J. Harman, DVM

Speaker: Regenerative Healing & Repair Track

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Christopher Rogers, MD, RMSK

Speaker: Regenerative Healing & Repair Track

Photo and bio coming soon.