Meet the Masters

2020 Virtual VCS Master Class Faculty


Suneel Chilukuri, MD

Dr. Chilukuri is an internationally recognized cosmetic dermatologic surgeon specializing in the C-Lift, a non-surgical facelift technique. He is known for creating innovative techniques to fully restore and enhance the face and body without surgery. Most recently he received a national award for Nonsurgical Body Contouring. He has taught at more than 300 aesthetic seminars and trained over 10,000 physicians and physician extenders.

Steven Dayan, MD

Dr. Dayan is a facial Top Doc recognized plastic surgeon who has published 120 articles, five books, and is a NY Times Best Seller. He is the founder of a medical research, marketing, education and aesthetic training company. Dr. Dayan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Univ of Illinois and holds an elected position in the Facial Plastic Surgery Society. He sits on the editorial board of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal and is the co-editor of Modern Aesthetic Magazine, medical editor of Facial Plastic Surgery Times and host the web series Aesthetic Insider.

John Joseph, MD

For 30 years, Dr. Joseph has been a recognized authority in his field, an instructor, as well as lecturer regarding neurotoxins and injectable filler agents. He has published many research papers, and presented at numerous national medical meetings. Dr. Joseph is the founder and director of Clinical Testing of Beverly Hills. The Center is dedicated to conducting FDA Clinical Trials for various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the field of aesthetic medicine.

Randy Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon practicing in Miami, Fla. He is an internationally recognized leader and innovator in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of stem cell procedures

Paul Nassif, MD

One of the best-known and most trusted facial plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Paul Nassif is recognized for his pioneering techniques as a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California. Creator of the popular Nassif MD skincare brand, he also brings his deep knowledge and engaging personality to television audiences as one of the stars of the E! Entertainment hit show Botched.

Jerry O’Daniel, MD

Dr. O’Daniel is a plastic surgeon in Louisville, Ky., with a high-volume practice focused on providing high value facial procedures. He is a frequently invited speaker for surgical procedures and business development. He has accumulated in-depth training videos for surgical procedures of the face and neck. In addition, Dr. O’Daniel shares his integration of business strategies that help communicate the true value that core providers bring to aesthetic medicine.

Alexander Rivkin, MD

Dr. Rivkin is a facial aesthetic specialist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen / UCLA School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He is best known nationally for pioneering and popularizing the Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Rivkin has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on non-surgical cosmetic treatments and serves as a lead investigator on FDA and NIH clinical trials on a regular basis. He frequently trains physicians from all over the world on optimizing advanced injection techniques and has served as an expert for a number of national media shows, including the TODAY show, The Doctors, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and EXTRA. Dr. Rivkin divides his time between patient care, clinical research, physician education, media appearances, and lecturing at scientific conferences throughout the world.

Renato Saltz, MD

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 or 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. He serves as Visiting Professor for ISAPS. Dr. Saltz has given over 500 lectures at national and international meetings. 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). 

Ava Shamban, MD

Dr. Shamban is a renowned board certified dermatologist, who graduated from Harvard University before receiving her medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School. As a key opinion leader in the field, Dr. Shamban has lectured extensively; served as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials; and has published extensively in prestigious medical journals. She is also the author of Heal Your Skin (Wiley). 

Ozan Sozer, MD

Dr.  Sozer is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in El Paso, Texas for 18 years. He specializes in most aspect of aesthetic surgery. Currently, he has been lecturing about his techniques for facial rejuvenation and breast reduction. Dr. Sozer is an associate professor at Texas Tech University, he also sits on the Board of Directors of ISAPS. He is the current vice chairman of educational council of ISAPS.

Christian Subbio, MD

Dr. Subbio has been one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Lehigh Valley for more than a decade, and he is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries once or twice a year. 

Chris Surek, MD

Dr. Surek is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Kansas City University. Dr. Surek has co-authored several book chapters in facial cosmetic surgery, facial anatomy, filler injections and chemical peeling. He is the co-author of Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach. Dr. Surek also teaches courses nationally on facial anatomy for filler injection and facial aesthetic surgery.

Steven Weiner, MD

Dr. Weiner is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Weiner "laid down his scalpel" in 2005 to concentrate his efforts on the burgeoning field of lasers and dermal fillers. Dr. Weiner is committed to innovating groundbreaking techniques for a natural aesthetic appearance. His time is divided between his clinical practice, physician trainings, lecturing worldwide, and research with many of the industry leading companies.