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  • Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess
    Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess
    Dermatologist
    USA
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    Prof. Cheryl M. Burgess
    Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess (USA)
    Dermatologist

    Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess is the founder, medical director, and president of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, PC in Washington, DC. She is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University located in the District of Columbia. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society and various others.

    Dr. Burgess is a nationally and internationally recognized expert for advanced technology in non-invasive aesthetic procedures. She has written, lectured and trained physicians extensively on her patented technique of soft tissue enhancement. She is also a clinical research investigator, consultant, advisor and key opinion leader serving on the diverse advisory boards. She has authored and published articles in numerous scientific peer review textbooks and journals.

    Dr. Burgess appears as a medical correspondent for weekly dermatology updates on NBC-WRC Channel 4 Mid-Day News with Barbara Harrison and has been recognized as one of the top dermatologists by her peers in the Washingtonian Magazine.

  • Dr. Sebastian Cotofana
    PRIV.-DOZ. DR. S. Cotofana
    Assoc. Prof. for Anatomy
    USA
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    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Sebastian Cotofana
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Sebastian Cotofana (Dominica, West Indies)
    Associate Professor for Anatomy

    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Sebastian Cotofana serves as Associate Professor for Anatomy at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He earned his PHD at Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria where he also headed the surgical courses as a Senior Post Doc.
    He obtained his MD from Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Germany.

    In his scientific work, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Cotofana specialises in the subject of facial anatomy, facial embryology and histology. He is a regular keynote lecturer, organiser and chairman at international conferences and gives hands-on courses for Plastic Surgery, Dermatosurgery and Aesthetics Medicine. Priv.-Doz. Cortofana is a frequent reviewer for more than 10 scientific journals and has (co-) authored approx. 40 publications.

  • Dr. Sabrina Fabi
    Dr. Sabrina Fabi
    Dermatologist
    USA
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    Prof. Sabrina Fabi
    Dr. Sabrina Fabi (USA)
    Dermatologist

    Dr. Sabrina Guillen Fabi is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgery diplomate who practices at Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff and Fabi, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, in San Diego, California, where she also serves as associate research director. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego.

    She has authored over 55 peer-reviewed publications, in addition to co-authoring 10 book chapters on various topics including injectables, lasers, liposuction and cellulite. Dr. Fabi lectures both nationally and internationally on aesthetic dermatology advancements.

    She serves as an injectable trainer, consultant, advisor and key opinion leader serving on multiple advisory boards.

    She is a weekly medical correspondent on Fox News, and has appeared numerous times on the Latin-American television network Univision, as well as the CBS show “The Doctors.” Her expertise is often sought after by numerous media outlets, including Harpers Bazaar, Redbook Magazine, Teen Vogue, People, Dr. Oz Magazine, and New You Magazine. Dr. Fabi is a repeat recipient of the Compassionate Doctor’s Award and Patient’s Choice Award, a national award bestowed upon physicians based on their patients appreciation and praise for the quality of care and service they provide.

  • Dr. Kate Goldie
    Dr. Kate Goldie
    Aesthetic Physician
    UK

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    Dr. Kate Goldie
    Dr. Kate Goldie (UK)
    Aesthetic Physician

    Dr. Goldie has been an aesthetic physician for 10 years and is the Medical Director of European Medical Aesthetics training, one of European largest training companies. Through Medics Direct, the UK training arm of this organisation she has overseen the training of over 4000 medical professionals. She regularly lectures globally and has taught medical aesthetics in 30 countries covering a wide range of basic and advanced techniques with a special interest in applied anatomy.

    Medical director of the Advanced Rejuvenation Clinic, Dr. Goldie has private practices in London’s Harley Street and Henley on Thames. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, the chairperson of the UK Aesthetic Medicine Expert Group with whom she co-authored the UK expert consensus on prevention and management complications. She is also a board member of The Prime Journal of aesthetic medicine, and was recently voted as one of the top three aesthetic doctors in the UK for the past three years by peers at the British Aesthetic Medicine Awards London in December 2014.

  • Dr. Joseph Hkeik
    Dr. Joseph Hkeik
    Aesthetic Physician
    Australia
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    Dr. Joseph Hkeik
    Dr. Joseph Hkeik (Australia)
    Aesthetic Physician

    Dr. Joseph Hkeik (MB.BS. (SYD), FRACGP, DPD (UK), FFMACCS) is an aesthetic physician with over ten years’ experience. He is highly regarded for his expertise in delivering natural-looking results, drawing from his sense of artistic appreciation and commitment to patient care. He developed the concept of the “Triangles of Beauty”, the first systematic way to communicate, plan, deliver and track results of patient’s facial rejuvenation.

    Dr. Hkeik graduated from Australia’s premier medical faculty at Sydney University in 1993. He is a fellow of the college of General Practice and Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS), has a Diploma in Practical Dermatology (UK) and is a member of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA). As elected councillor of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery in 2008 he was invited to train the medical registrars of the College, an undertaking he finds professionally rewarding. He held the position of Medical Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery in 2013.

    He is a national and international trainer and guest speaker on dermal fillers, facial remodelling and Laser medicine. He is sought after by providers of new technologies, products and procedures for his advice, technical application and knowledge. The media recognise Dr. Hkeik’s authority and expertise and frequently call on him to comment on trends, procedures and breakthroughs in cosmetic medicine both on TV and print Media. He has regular appearance on the Morning Show on channel 7 in Australia.

    The institute is a great teaching institution for new and existing physicians interested in becoming experts in the aesthetic medical field.

  • Dr. Peter Huang
    Dr. Peter Huang
    Plastic Surgeon
    Taiwan

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    Dr. Peter Huang
    Dr. Peter Huang (Taiwan)
    Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Peter Huang currently heads the Rebecca Cosmetic Center in Taipei. Over the years, he has held positions in various hospitals in Taiwan including the role of Plastic Surgeon for Cathay General Hospital and Attending Doctor at the Plastic Surgery Department of Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan.

    Dr. Huang received his medical degree from the China Medical University, Taiwan in 1989. After which, he commenced his houseman ship in Cathay General Hospital and subsequently specialized in plastic surgery. He was also a Fellow at the Columbia University Hospital and Stanford University, USA in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

    Dr. Huang is a Board Member for Taiwan Society for Burn Injuries and Wound Healing and is also Dean of Plastic Surgeon at Min-Shen general hospital. In addition, Dr. Huang is the Executive Chairman of Elsye Aesthetic Center in Min-Shen General Hospital, Taiwan.

  • Dr. Kyle Koo-Il Seo
    Dr. Kyle Koo-Il Seo
    Dermatologist
    South Korea

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    Dr. Kyle Koo-Il Seo
    Dr. Kyle Koo-Il Seo (South Korea)
    Dermatologist

    EDUCATION AND POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
    Dr. Kyle Koo-Il Seo received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Seoul National University’s College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea in 1990 and 2000 respectively. He continued at Seoul National University completing his residency in the Department of Dermatology in 1995, as well as his Fellowship in the Department of Dermatology in 2000. In 2000, he worked in the Department of Dermatology of Tokyo University’s School of Medicine as a research scientist.

    TEACHING APPOINTMENT & EXPERIENCES
    Dr. Seo became a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology of Seoul National University College of Medicine. Presently he is also the Director of Modelo Clinic in Seoul, South Korea.

    Dr. Seo is widely recognized for as a leader in the field of botulinum toxin and fillers. Among his many pioneering achievements, he was the first doctor in Korea to have launched a hands-on training course on botulinum toxin and fillers, namely the ‘Modelo Academy’, open since 2002. He has also published extensively on the areas of botulinum toxin and filler treatments including ‘Botulinum toxin for Asians (Elsvier Korea, 2014)’ and ‘clinical anatomy for botulinum toxin and filler (Hanmi book Co, 2015.)’.

    Based on his extensive experience, doctor Seo has been regularly invited to lecture internationally on botulinum toxin and fillers. In 2011, he lectured at the World Congress of Dermatology held in Seoul, South Korea, where he covered the topics of ‘What’s new in botulinum toxin and fillers’ and ‘Asian characteristics in botulinum toxin and fillers’. In 2014, He spoke at the 72nd annual meeting of American Academy of Dermatology (Denver, USA), covering ‘Asian aesthetics’.

    In recognition of his exceptional dedication and prominent academic achievements, Dr. Seo was ultimately selected as the sole keynote speaker to represent the entire cosmetic field at the plenary session of the 23rd World congress of dermatology (Vancouver 2015).

  • Dr. Jani Van Loghem
    Dr. Jani Van Loghem
    Aesthetic Physician
    Netherlands
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    Dr. Jani Van Loghem
    Dr. Jani Van Loghem (Netherlands)
    Aesthetic Physician

    Dr. Jani van Loghem is a medical biologist and a medical doctor by training and has specialized in Aesthetic Medicine. He is now working in his own clinic in Amsterdam – Doctors Inc. Doctors Inc provides the full spectrum of aesthetic treatments, from beautician treatments to plastic surgery, with a heavy focus on injectables.

    Dr. van Loghem is vice president of the Dutch Society of Aesthetic Medicine (NVCG). Within this society, he is Chairman of the Product and Complication Registration Committee, focusing on complications that occur in the field of injectables, and chairman of the Education Committee, responsible for the official Dutch curriculum for aesthetic medicine. Dr. van Loghem has started the first independent Academy for aesthetic medicine in the Netherlands (Doctors Inc Academy) from which he organizes a range of training programs from basic to advanced, including liquid facelifts, independent from pharmaceutical company commercial strategies.

    Dr. Van Loghem also has extensive experience in providing training for pharmaceutical companies such as Merz Aesthetics. For this company, he is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board and Medical Education Faculty.

  • Dr. Tatjana Pavicic
    Dr. Tatjana Pavicic
    Dermatologist
    Germany
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    Dr. Tatjana Pavicic
    Dr. Tatjana Pavicic (Germany)
    Dermatologist

    Dr. Tatjana Pavicic is a specialist of dermatology and venereology. She graduated in Medicine at the Maximilian- University of Munich, Germany.

    She runs her own clinic in Munich and formerly headed the Aesthetic and Laser Dermatology at the Klinik and Poliklinik for Dermatologie and Allergologie of LMU.

    Dr. Pavicic is a Board member of different scientific societies like the International Society of Dermsurgery (ISDS), the International Peeling Society (IPS) and the Society for Dermopharmacy. She has been publishing extensively in international journals both in the dermatological and the aesthetic fields since 2001. Moreover, she gives presentations and lectures at multiple international and national conferences and is consultant and member in advisory boards for topics like aesthetic dermatology, fillers, botulinum toxin, cellulite and dermocosmetics. She is involved as principal investigator in many phase II-III and IV studies with different molecules and compounds (botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, skin rejuvenation, dermocosmetics, etc.). She is also frequently present in international and national media such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Bunte, Fokus Gesundheit, SAT1, etc.

  • Prof. Reha Yavuzer
    Prof. Reha Yavuzer
    Plastic Surgeon
    Turkey

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    Prof. Reha Yavuzer
    Prof. Reha Yavuzer (Turkey)
    Plastic Surgeon

    Prof. Reha Yavuzer is currently Professor of Plastic Surgery at Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. He owns the Renee Clinic, which focuses on minimally invasive aesthetics, beauty coaching and aesthetic surgery.

    Prof. Yavuzer has both international and national publications exceeding more than 140 papers, mostly international. His publications received more than 300 citations. He also held several presentations and lectures in various plastic surgery meetings. Moreover, he conducted multiple workshops and hands-on trainings, mainly on toxins, fillers and breast surgery.

    Prof. Yavuzer holds several membership positions in international and national societies in the field of plastic surgery. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Turkish Aesthetic Surgery Society.

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