International Keynote Speakers
Dr Ashish Bhatia
Dr. Bhatia is an internationally recognized expert in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic surgery. His expertise includes facial and body aesthetic surgery, skin cancer therapy, Mohs & reconstructive surgery, laser surgery, and skin resurfacing procedures.
He has published extensively in journals and textbooks, and is a sought after teacher, speaker, and instructor. Through his clinical research, publications, public service initiatives, and the use of innovative technologies, Dr. Bhatia has made a broad range of intellectual and practical contributions to the fields of dermatology and dermatologic surgery.
Dr. Bhatia is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia’s memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Dr Vivian Bucay
Dr. Vivian Bucay, a board certified dermatologist in private practice since 1991, also serves on the volunteer faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bucay completed her dermatology training at the University of Miami and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She practiced for eight years in Mexico City before relocating to San Antonio, TX, in 1999.
Recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Bucay serves as faculty on several continuing medical educational initiatives in the USA and has been an invited speaker at numerous meetings both nationally and internationally, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society of Cosmetic Physicians of Western Australia, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine, the Cosmetic Surgery Forum, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Passionate about skin wellness, Dr. Bucay serves as a consultant to many companies and has been featured as a skin expert in numerous publications, including Allure, Good Housekeeping, Elle, More, Marie Claire, Shape, Men’s Health, Prevention, Fitness, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Dermatology Times, and New Beauty. Dr. Bucay is a Distinguished Physician Member of the Liquid Face Lift Association and is a part of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide. The mother-of-three is also the author or co-author of many publications and is also involved in several studies evaluating emerging cosmeceuticals. Since 2004, Dr. Bucay has been recognized yearly as a “Texas Super Doctor” in Texas Monthly magazine.
Dr Steven Dayan
Dr Dayan wears a wide variety of hats throughout his week. However, only one priority is always at the forefront of all of his work – providing his patients with the best, most memorable experience possible.
Steven H. Dayan, M.D., F.A.C.S is a dually board-certified facial plastic surgeon. With over 10 years of experience and more than 30,000 patients who can testify to the beauty of his cosmetic artistry, Dr Dayan has truly demonstrated his expertise in the field of cosmetic medicine.
As a principle investigator of an aesthetic medicine research site, he also proves that he never stops growing. He is on the cutting-edge of medical techniques in aesthetics, and he is a leader in filtrating them into this field. However it is Dr Dayan’s passion for his work and his patients, and the sincere gratitude with which his patients respond, that exemplify what make Dr Dayan so different.
Dr Rebecca Fitzgerald
Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald is nationally and internationally recognized for her expertise and innovative injection techniques for Sculptra and other dermal fillers. She is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in non invasive cosmetic procedures at her private practice in Los Angeles. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, and is on the clinical faculty at UCLA.
Dr. Fitzgerald has published in peer reviewed medical journals, presented at medical educational seminars, and has been featured as a medical expert on local and national television programs including Entertainment Tonight and The Doctors.
Dr Mitchel Goldman
Dr Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a volunteer clinical professor in medicine/dermatology at the University of California, San Diego and the founder and medical director of Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff & Fabi: Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, also in San Diego. He is the director of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program and has an affiliation with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.
A graduate of Boston University (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is renowned for pioneering research on multiple laser techniques, skin rejuvenation, and vein therapy. He completed his internship at the University of California, San Diego, and his dermatology residency at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Dr. Goldman was Founder and Past President of the American College of Phlebology, Past President of the San Diego Dermatological Society, Past President of the Sonoran Dermatology Society, and now President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He also served on the board of directors for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Pacific Dermatology Association, American Venous Forum, the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and Board of Governors for Stanford University School of Medicine.
The author of 18 medical textbooks on cosmetic and laser surgery, dermatology, sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and cellulite, Dr. Goldman has also written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is an Associate Editor of numerous medical journals, including Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Phlebology Forum and he has co-authored a number of medically oriented books for the general public regarding teenage skincare, leg rejuvenation, and proactive approaches to aging.
Dr. Goldman also serves as a member of over 30 professional societies and as a medical consultant to numerous companies, including Allergan, Merz, Valeant, SkinMedica, Lumenis Laser Corporation and New Star Lasers. He holds 7 patents on a variety of laser and vascular surgery products and is involved as an advisor and investor in a variety of “start-up” technology companies. His social interests include family and cycling, not always in that order.
Dr Mark Nestor
Dr Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD is a Voluntary Associate Professor of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement and Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida. In addition, Dr. Nestor is Co Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Dermatology Management, a physician practice management company, and is currently the immediate past President of the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, is the President of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy and a Past President of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Nestor is recognized as a world expert in cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy as well as the use of fillers and toxins in aesthetic medicine. He also acts as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and device companies assisting them in the development of new medications, devices and cosmeceuticals. Dr. Nestor serves on the editorial advisory boards of Skin and Aging, the Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. He has authored over 40 articles and book chapters and has delivered over 400 major presentations. Dr. Nestor has also directed 50 meetings and symposia on various topics in the field of cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and practice management.
Dr Hema Sundaram
Dr Hema Sundaram, M.D., F.A.A.D. is a fellowship-trained, board certified dermatologist, and the founder/director of her cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery clinic in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge in England. Her subsequent training includes dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, post-doctoral research in molecular biology, and a medical staff research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health during which she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S Public Health Service. Dr. Sundaram has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, serving on the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Education Work Group; the IMCAS Paris, Asia and China Scientific Committees; International Society of Dermatologic Plastic Surgery (ISDS) Board of Directors; on the Scientific Board for the FACE2FACE congress and as its 2013 President; as a Scientific Director for the Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress; and on Advisory Boards for other congresses in the US and overseas.
Dr. Sundaram is a Principal Investigator for FDA studies. She serves as a Chair and Course Director for physician education initiatives; and is the North American Chair for the Global Aesthetics Consensus, which brings together renowned injectables experts from throughout the world. She speaks nationally and internationally at dermatology and plastic surgery conferences and is an advisor to Medscape, the Dermatology Education Initiative, The HealthCentral Network online and Fitness magazine. Dr. Sundaram is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Editorial Advisor to Prime and other journals, and author of a book, "Face Value" (Rodale), which was honoured by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include a new book with Drs. Gerhard Sattler and Boris Sommer, "The Illustrated Guide to Injectable Fillers" (Quintessence); and several chapters and original papers on fillers, toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals. Her clinic is noted for its charitable donations.
Dr Tom van Eijk
Born in 1969, based in Amsterdam, Dr. Tom van Eijk is one of Holland’s most famed cosmetic doctors. He studied to become a medical doctor at the University of Nijmegen but chose to graduate at the University of Amsterdam.
After dedicating two years to Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. van Eijk then began to focus on Plastic Surgery, gathering three years of experience. In 2003 Dr. Tom van Eijk decided to concentrate on injectables and started instructing others in The Netherlands during 2005, (Restylane® and Botox®), Belgium (Dysport®) and developed the Fern Pattern Technique TM, introducing it in Sweden the Fall of 2005.
The article on the topic was in the August 2007 issue of the New York Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. This Journal also published his article about the Lip Tenting Technique. The success of Restylane Fern Pattern Technique TM is evident, as Dr. van Eijk has presented this technique all over the world, from Vancouver to Manila, from Stockholm to Hong Kong.
“This being my second time at the Non Surgical Symposium I will try to explain the main principles of the techniques to the newcomers and add another approach on top of that. Fighting entropy.”