Scientific Advisory Board

 

Dr. Steven Dayan

Co-Chair

Dr. Steven Dayan, a facial plastic surgeon, professor and researcher, has published over 140 articles in medical journals and five books. He is a NY Times and USA TODAY best selling author. His accolades include the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s Leadership Award and “Top Doc” recognition by numerousorganizations including Castle Connolly and U.S News & World Report. 

As a founder of a medical research company, a medical marketing company, a skincare training center and a medical education company, he remains on the cutting edge of aesthetic products, thinking and education. He is a member of ASAPS, AAPFRS, ASDS and serves in an elected position within the Facial Plastic Surgery Society, as well as on the editorial board of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ - the official journal for ASAPS) and Facial Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology. He is the current co-editor of Modern Aesthetics Magazine. 

He is an adjunct professor – teaching a popular undergraduate course: The Science of Beauty and Its Impact on Culture and Business – an engaging educator, internationally recognized keynote speaker, and big thinker, with an insatiable appetite for deeper knowledge and understanding of human behavior, Dr. Dayan is known for his ability to challenge the status quo and conventional wisdoms of medicine.

Dr. Renato Saltz

Co-Chair

Dr. Saltz is a board certified plastic surgeon, Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the immediate past-president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), past-president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and past-president of the Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is an Adjunct Professor of plastic surgery at the University of Utah and a Clinical Professor of plastic surgery at University Federal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the only Honorary Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons SBCP and he serves as Visiting Professor for ISAPS.

Dr. Saltz has given over 500 lectures at national and international meetings, and has been Program Chair and meeting organizer of over 29 national/international educational meetings in Plastic Surgery. He is the founder and chair of The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting (ABAM) now in its 12th year. He has published over 100 articles, 45 chapters and has authored 7 books in plastic surgery, including the textbook, Cosmetic Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery: Strategies for Success (QMP, 2009).

Renowned as one of the early pioneers in endoscopic facial surgery, Dr. Saltz has maintained a special interest in facial aesthetic surgery, body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, breast reconstruction and all aspects of cosmetic medicine. He is the founder and chairman of The Image Reborn Foundation of Utah, a 21-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to providing no-cost retreats to breast cancer survivors in Park City, Utah.

Dr. Saltz has been featured on “Extra” and has been quoted in many leading national and international publications. He has been a member of Editorial Boards at Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, New Beauty Magazine, Zalea, Modern Aesthetics and Cureus.


 

 

Scientific Directors

 

 

Kay Durairaj, MD

Director of 
Facial Plastic Surgery

 

Michelle Henry, MD

Director of 
Dermatology

 

Wendy Lee, MD

Director of 
Oculoplastic Surgery

 

Sachin Shridharani, MD

Director of 
Plastic Surgery

 

Michael Somenek, MD

Director of 
Practice Management

Dr. Kay Durairaj is a Los Angeles-based head and neck surgeon who runs a popular Instagram @beautybydrkay and iTunes podcast with an international following. She specializes in facial contouring and surgery & Sculptra body augmentation. Dr. Kay has developed an acclaimed symposium: Modern Aesthetic Theory & Artistry with online training modules for all injectors. As an artist and a surgeon, she believes in the science of beauty and wants to share her approach globally.

Dr. Michelle Henry is Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She practices Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic surgery.Dr. Henry completed her residency in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  Following residency, she completed a fellowship Mohs micrographic surgery at Harvard Medical School.  She is an international lecturer and author who specializes in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery, and skin of color.

Dr. Wendy Lee, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Dermatology, earned her medical degree and residency from Tulane University. Her oculoplastic surgery fellowship was done at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Lee has a busy functional and cosmetic practice. She dedicates time to teaching the medical students, residents, fellows and community physicians, does research and lectures around the world. She is co-director of UM Cosmetic Medicine, a multidisciplinary group.

Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani is a Harvard educated, Johns Hopkins trained board-certified plastic surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor based on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and the founder of LUXURGERY. His commitment to excellence has earned him several accolades. Dr. S has authored over 200 publications and abstracts and is recognized as a global Thought Leader with regularly featured media appearances as an expert on aesthetic plastic surgery.

Dr. Michael Somenek is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of SomenekMD-Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. His practice consists of nonsurgical and surgical options for facial rejuvenation. This includes a wide range of injectables and nonsurgical skin tightening devices (Radiofrequency, Microneedling, Lasers including fractionated and vascular). He speaks and trains physicians across the country how to safely and properly inject dermal fillers and neurotoxins. He lectures nationally and internationally, and participates in forums and seminars that cover a range of facial rejuvenation techniques.


 

 

Scientific Advisory Board

 

Shino Bay Aguilera, DO
Cosmetic Dermatologist - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Jamil Asaria, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon - Toronto, ON, CA
Rami Batniji, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon - Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Leslie Baumann, MD, FAAD
Cosmetic Dermatologist - Miami, FL, USA
Brian Biesman, MD, FACS
Oculoplastic Surgeon - Nashville, TN, USA
Jeanette Black, MD
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jason Bloom, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon - Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
Diane Duncan, MD, FACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon - Fort Collins, CO, USA
Sabrina Fabi, MD
Cosmetic Dermatologist - San Diego, CA, USA
John Fezza, MD
Cosmetic Facial Surgeon - Sarasota, FL, USA
Michael Gold, MD, FAAD
Dermatologic Surgeon - Nashville, TN, USA
Robert Goldberg, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jill Hessler, MD, PC
Facial Plastic Surgeon - Palo Alto, CA USA
Kian Karimi, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bruce Katz, MD
Dermatologist - New York, NY, USA
Rebecca Kazin, MD, FAAD
Cosmetic Dermatologist - Washington, DC and Chevy Chase, MD, USA

Terrence Keaney, MD, FAAD
Dermatologist - Arlington, VA, USA
Brian Kinney, MD
Plastic Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Wendy Lee, MD

Oculoplastic Surgeon - Miami, FL, USA
Corey Maas, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon - San Francisco, CA, USA
William Mack, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon - Tampa, FL, USA
Keith Marcus, MD
Facial Plastic Surgeon - Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Guy Massry, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Melanie Palm, MD
Dermatologic & Cosmetic Surgeon - San Diego, CA, USA
Michael Persky, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic Surgery - Encino, CA, USA
Deanne Robinson, MD, FAAD
Dermatologist - Westport, CT, USA
Joel Schlessinger, MD
Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgeon - Omaha, NE, USA
Sachin Shridharani, MD
Plastic Surgeon - New York City, NY, USA
Nowell Solish, MD
Cosmetic Dermatologist - Toronto, ON, CA
Christian Subbio, MD
Plastic Surgeon - Newtown Square, PA, USA
Ben Talei, MD
Plastic Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Steve Yoelin, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Christopher Zoumalan, MD, FACS
Oculoplastic Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA, USA