ISCG World Congress 2018 Faculty Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Monday-Tuesday, January 29-30, 2018
We have brought together an extremely talented and diverse group of global experts spanning all of the fields that contribute to the ever growing base of knowledge and advances in aesthetic surgery and cosmetic gynecology. The faculty has been selected both for their expertise and their ability to teach others.
Oscar A. Aguirre, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Englewood, Colorado, USA
Oscar A. Aguirre, MD, FACOG is an internationally recognized board-certified gynecologist, fellowship-trained in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with over 15 years of experience in reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgery. He is an accomplished cosmetic surgeon providing minimally-invasive in-office Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Body Contouring procedures. He is an expert in addressing both women's functional and aesthetic concerns. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Urogynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, an expert in female sexual medicine, an accomplished educator who has trained hundreds of surgeons worldwide and has lectured on the latest advancements in reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgery. He is Medical Director of Aguirre Specialty Care, The Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery, in Denver, Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the International Urogynecological Association, International Continence Society, American Urogynecologic Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery,the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Red Alinsod, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Laguna Beach, California, USA
Dr. Alinsod was instrumental in the development of aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery. He founded “CAVS” (Congress for Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery) in 2005 and is considered one of the pioneers of this evolving field. He is responsible for the current techniques in radiofrequency labiaplasty of the minora, the “Barbie” and Hybrid Look labiaplasty, invented the Medial Curvilinear Labia Majoraplasty, and the central and lateral clitoral hood reductions. He developed the combination Pudenal-Levator Block for In-Office Awake/No IV labiaplasty and vaginoplasty and has taught this technique worldwide. He was also the first surgeon to perform non-invasive labia majora RF skin tightening and RF vaginal canal tightening. He is currently the Medical Director for Women’s Health for Thermi Aesthetics developing specific devices and treatments for women who suffer from labial and vaginal laxity. Red is highly sought after in presenting talks locally and nationally and in teaching physicians the art and science of pelvic reconstructive surgery as well as aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery. His one-on-one surgical preceptorships have had profound effects in the practices of many gynecologists and urologists.
Mona Alqulali, MD, PhD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Bettendorf, Iowa, USA
Dr. Alqulali is a nationally and internationally recognized cosmetic gynecologist, urogynecologist, and cosmetic surgeon. She was named in the Who is who in 2005, Top doctor in patient choice in 2008, and Top 100 doctors of the world in 2014. Dr Alqulali received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Indiana University in 1991, followed by her medical degree in 1995 from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed her traditional four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN in 1999. Dr Alqulali accepted a position as the medical director of Women’s Health Services in Eastern Iowa from 1999 to 2008 where she has performed several hundreds of pelvic reconstruction surgeries and vaginal repair surgeries as well as many urogyneocology procedures. In 2008, Dr Alqulali started her own private practice (Infinity Medical Group) focusing on cosmetic, vaginal surgery, urogynecology, and Antiaging and nutrition management. Dr Alqulali finished an ISCG fellowship, several preceptorships in cosmetic surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. Dr Alqulali is a member of many medical societies, a fellow of the American Board of Gynecology, has published many articles and book chapters and is actively engaged in research focusing on cosmetic surgery and medical tourism as well as the practice of medicine and hospitality.
Maria Jose Araujo, MD Obstetrician Gynecologist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Maria Jose Araujo practices aesthetic medicine, obstetrics and gynecology in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed her medical training at the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina.
Carlos Avellanet, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Puerto Rico
Dr. Carlos Avellenet is a cosmetic gynecologist with over two decades of experience with procedures ranging from liposuction and fat transfer, to endoscopic breast augmentation, mastopexy, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and cosmetic vaginal surgery. One of the original core four faculty of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, he has trained hundreds of gynecologists and cosmetic surgeons from all specialties in advanced aesthetic techniques. He is very actively involved in new technologies including the new wave of vaginal laser technologies and cultivates an international clientele.
Alexandros Bader, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Greece, London & Dubai, UAE
Dr. Bader is an internationally renowned Cosmetic Gynecologist who pioneered cosmetic vaginal surgery (CVS) in Europe and has recently founded the European Society of Aesthetic Gynecology. Following training and Fellowships in Los Angeles and New Jersey, USA with the most innovative surgeons in the fields of cosmetic surgery and gynecology, Dr Bader returned to Greece and became the first doctor in Europe to exclusively practice cosmetic vaginal surgery. Dr Bader is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Society of Cosmetogynecology. His exclusive involvement with reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgery for the last decade affords him the opportunity to deal with a large volume of interesting and complex cases on a daily basis. Dr Bader is founder and director of Keep Femina Cosmetic Gynecology Center of Athens, Greece, and Director in the Department of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Gynecology at Athens Beverly Hills Medical Group in Glyfada, Athens. He divides his time between Athens, London, and Dubai, where he is visiting surgeon at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital.
Wildecir Barros, MD Cosmetic Dermatologist, Brasilia, Brazil
Dr. Wildecir Barros is a cosmetic dermatologist who practices in Brasilia, Brasil. He has developed innovative techniques of labiaplasty, clitoral hood contouring, and reduction of clitoromegaly utilizing lasers in unique ways.
Mark Berman, MD Cosmetic Surgeon, Los Angeles, California, United States Dr. Berman, the 2010 President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, has been in private practice in the West Los Angeles area since 1983 and has been practicing in the Desert Area since 2003. Dr. Berman graduated from UCLA prior to completing medical school at the Chicago Medical School. He is a clinical instructor in facial plastic surgery through the University of Southern California. Dr. Berman is a Diplomate with the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Los Angeles Magazine has named him one of the Top Doctors in Southern California. Dr. Berman is well known for his work with stem cell / fat grafting to restore three-dimensional volume to the aging face. This has led him to his work with adipose derived stem cells. He is also known as a pioneer in the use of Gore-Tex materials in cosmetic surgery. He holds a patent on an e-PTFE breast implant device – the Pocket Protector – used to improve breast augmentation surgery.
Guillermo Blugerman, MD Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Plastic Surgeon since 1987, Inventor of Peristaltic Pump for tumescent anesthesia and liposuction in 1994. Developer of Laser Assisted Liposuction in 1999. Creator of Liposhifting Instruments set. Developer of new techniques in Body Shaping surgery. More than 10.000 liposuctions procedures done including Manual Assisted Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, Laser Assisted Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction and Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction. Assistant Professor of Surgery National Northeast University Argentina. Director of the Universitary Residence in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. President Of the Argentinean Association of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery. Co-founder and Director of Clinic of Excellence in Plastic Surgery B&S. Buenos Aires Argentina.
Luis Diego Carazo, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, San Jose, Costa Rica
Dr. Carazo is an obstetrician & gynecologist in private practice in Costa Rica. He completed his specialty training at la Universidad de Costa Rica. He received training in Cosmetic Gynecology at la Universidad John F. Kennedy de Buenos Aires, Argentina. His practice is focused on obstetrics and gynecology, pelvic floor issues, urinary incontinence, gynecologic laser surgery and cosmetic gynecology.
Alejandro Carbone, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Carbone is an ISCG Fellow and serves as the current president of ISCG Argentina. He is a founding member of SARGE (Sociedad Argentina de Ginecología Estética), an International Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the International Urogynecological Association, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Sydney Coleman, MD Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, New York, United States
Dr. Sydney Coleman is the world's leading authority on autologous fat transfer and he has produced innovations over the last twenty-six years, which have revolutionized not only plastic surgery, but other areas of medicine as well. He frequently lectures worldwide and publishes extensively on plastic surgery. Dr. Coleman received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas, and performed his internship and general surgery residency at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He went on to complete a three-year plastic surgery residency at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. During this time, he studied Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery with Fernando Ortiz-Monastario in Mexico City and completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at the R.K. Davies Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Coleman studied during a revolutionary period in plastic surgery and medicine. During the first year of his plastic surgery residency, liposuction and collagen were introduced to the United States. He personally witnessed as his mentors at the R.K. Davies Hospital, UC San Francisco, Stanford and in Mexico, invented a multitude of new reconstructive procedures. Just prior to opening his New York City practice in 1985, Dr. Coleman spent six months completing a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the New York University Medical Center.
Michael J. Coyle, DO Urogynecologist, Pensacola, Florida, United States
Dr. Michael Coyle is a urogynecologist who practices in Pensacola, Florida. He is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon (FPMRS) through The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) and The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG). He received his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his OB-GYN residency and training as a urogynecologist at Botsford General and Oakwood Hospitals affiliated with Michigan State University. Dr. Coyle's professional interests include minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery and he lectures on these topic frequently.
Rafael Collazos, MD, PhD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Collazos specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Regenerative Medicine and Cosmetic Gynecology. He completed his medical training at the San Martín University in Lima, Perú. Dr. Collazos completed his residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology and his PhD in Medicine and Surgery with qualification ¨Cumlaude¨ at the University of Salamanca, Spain. He is Vice President of la Sociedad Española de Ginecoestética y Cirugía Íntima (SEGECI). His practice is focused on urogynecology, minimally invasive surgery and new techniques in pelvic floor issues, urinary incontinence and intimate surgery.
Chad Deal, MD Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Dr. Chad Deal is a fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2004, then spent 5 years training as a general surgeon with Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham where he served as a Chief Resident. In 2010, Dr. Deal completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship program in Las Vegas under the guidance of Dr. Lane Smith, a world-renowned and quadruple board-certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Dr. Deal is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), as well as the American Board of Surgery (ABS).
Ernesto Delgado Cidranes, MD, PhD Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Ernesto Delgado Cidranes MD. PhD is Spanish Anesthesiologist and expert in interventional pain management. He is Director, CEO, Editorial Board Member of Journal Pain Management and Therapy, AIUM Members, Reviewer and Advisor Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, American Institute (USA), Chairman Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Spanish University Health Ministry, Professor of advanced ultrasound and Founder at Advanced Pain Management Center Madrid. He has an integrative and interdisciplinary concept in the treatment of pain.
Jorge Elias, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Jorge Elias is a prolific advocate and teacher of cosmetic gynecology techniques and technologies in Latin America. Dr. Elias is an ISCG Member and international representative, and is a founding member and current president of SARGE (Sociedad Argentina de Ginecología Estética). He practices gynecology, urogynecology, cosmetic gynecology, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Elias has been very active in the promotion of cosmetic gynecology internationally and has taught many surgeons in Latin America.
Michael A. Felton, MD Aesthetic Medicine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Michael A. Felton M.D. is the Medical Director of Nouveau Visage Anti-Aging Center and Med Spa in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is board certified in Aesthetic Medicine, Family Practice, and Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1994 and maintains an active role in his family practice clinic and med spa. He is on the teaching faculty at Louisiana State University Medical School and Tulane University Medical School, instructing both medical students and resident physicians in his areas of specialization. He is also a clinical preceptor for the nurse practitioner programs at the University of Louisiana, Northwestern State University, and Southern University. As an expert in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Felton has lectured thousands of physicians worldwide in various areas of aesthetics, including laser skin care, facial fillers, Botox, chemical peels and mesotherapy.
Dr. Figueiredo is one of the pioneers and main proponents of vaginal surgery in Latin America, particularly regarding vaginal hysterectomy in the absence of prolapse and modern surgical techniques for treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. After passing of his father Octacílio Senior in 2011, a surgeon widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on the subject in Brazil, he has continued his legacy by continuing to stage the Advanced Vaginal Surgery Courses in Londrina/Brazil, where more than 3000 doctors from all corners of Brazil and Latin America have come to learn and improve their skills. Dr. Octacílio Figueirêdo Netto is Adjunct Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Londrina State University since 1995. He has lectured extensively in Brazil and abroad, and is the author of numerous scientific papers, book translations, books chapters, as well as two books and DVDs which are references in Brazil - Histerectomia Vaginal and Atlas de Cirurgia do Assoalho Pélvico. More recently, he has partnered with Medscience Animations Studios to launch the innovative tablet application New Frontiers of Visualization for Learning Vaginal Hysterectomy, a cutting-edge technological tool for further teaching and dissemination of the art and science of Vaginal Surgery worldwide.
Adrian Gaspar, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Mendoza, Argentina
Dr. Gaspar is a pioneer in laser vaginal resurfacing and was the first surgeon in the Americas to study and apply these technologies. He is an OB/GYN specialist, cosmetogynecologist, associate professor at the Gynecology Department of the Faculty of Medicine at Mendoza University, Argentina, and an owner and director of the Prima Piel Clinic in Mendoza, Argentina. He received his medical diploma from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina in 1995, followed by four years of postgraduate study in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Italiano de Mendoza, Argentina. With more than ten years of education and experience in the use of lasers in medicine, Dr Gaspar has performed postgraduate research on body contour treatments and reconstructive and aesthetic medicine, and is among the pioneers in the use of laser treatments for vaginal rejuvenation. He is an ISCG graduate and a member of several eminent medical societies and organizations as well as director of the Argentine Institute of Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Gynoplasty, director of the Chilean College of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Medicine, and associate professor at the Argentine School of Aesthetic Medicine (AICER) in Buenos Aires.
Dr. Jorge Gaviria is a talented cosmetic gynecologist with special expertise in laser surgery. Dr. Gaviria graduated as a Surgeon from De Los Andes University in Venezuela in 2001 and completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Venezuelan Red Cross in 2008. He completed training in Female Intimate Aesthetics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2009, and in Cosmetogynecology in 2012. He trained in laser therapy at the University of Carabobo 2012, and the University Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Caracas in 2015. He trained in Facial and Corporal Aesthetics at De Los Andes University in 2015, and Anti-Aging Medicine at Lisandro Alvarado University in 2014. He is currently the leader of the laser section of the Venezuelan Society of Gynecologists, and Director of Medical Education at Aesteich Laser Center “Korpo Laser” in Caracas. He is the Academy Director of the Laser in Gynecology Program at the University Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, and the Academy Director at the Laser & Health Academy, Venezuelan Training Center. Dr. Gaviria is an ISCG Fellow and President of the Venezuelan Division of the ISCG. He was one of the first surgeons in Latin America to utilize and develop intravaginal laser non ablative technologies for vaginal laxity, has published his work, and lectures internationally on a regular basis.
Marco A. Gaxiola Cueto, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Dr. Marco Gaxiola is one of the first cosmetic gynecologists in Mexico. Dr. Gaxiola graduated as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist from Centro Médico Nacional del Noroeste, (IMSS) in Mexico. He has trained in laparoscopic surgery, cosmetic gynecology and body aesthetic procedures including liposuction and mammoplasty in both Central and South America. He is in private practice.
Dr. Gomez specializes in cosmetic and therapeutic gynecologic laser surgery. She received her medical degree from la Universidad de Los Andes (ULA-Venezuela), and completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at el Hospital Universitario de Carabobo. She has trained in endoscopic surgery, advanced vaginal surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic gynecology. Dr. Gomez is certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS), is a veteran faculty member of multiple international conferences, and has taught laser techniques to many gynecologists and other physicians from 11 different countries including Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Brazil and Spain.
Michael Goodman, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Davis, California, USA Dr. Michael Goodman specializes in women’s genital plastic/cosmetic surgery, as well as midlife/menopausal medicine, sexual issues, and the integration of lifestyle, stress reduction, botanicals and hormonal therapy. The author of many articles and books, he is also dedicated to teaching the next generation of women’s plastic/cosmetic surgeons.
Dr. Goodman received his training in Gynecology at Stanford University and its affiliated hospitals. He is a Certified Menopause Practitioner, a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and an Associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. His private practice enables him to provide specialty care in a relaxed, comforting environment.
Dr. Arturo Grau is a master of the Brazilian Lift and body contouring. His clientele includes scores of models, beauty queens and actresses. Dr. Grau is a graduate of the School of Medicine of the National University of Asuncion in 1991, earning the title of "Doctor in Medicine and Surgery". He did his General Surgery residency at the Social Preventional Institute's Central Hospital of Asuncion for 2 years from March 1993 to February 1994. He passed to his Aesthetic Plastic Surgery training in Buneos Aires, Argentina at the Juri Clinic of plastic surgery nin 1998 and at the Robles Clinic of Plastic Surgeru from 1999 to 2001. Dr. Grau is in private practice and performs all of his surgeries at La Costa Medical Center of Asuncion, Paraguay. He is an active member of theParaguayan Association for Aesthetic Medicine, of the Argentine Assocation for Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery and an International Member of the AACS.
Christine Hamori, MD Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Duxbury, Massachussetts, USA
Dr. Christine Hamori is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with special expertise in cosmetic gynecology. She is a co-author and co-editor of one of the first textbooks on female cosmetic genital surgery and lectures on the topic frequently. Dr. Hamori is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine (MD), and completed her surgical residency at Boston University. She then completed a plastic surgery residency at University of Pennsylvania.
Arturo Henriquez, MD Gynecologic Oncologist & Aesthetic Surgeon, Santiago, Chile Dr. Henriquez is Assistant Professor, la Universidad Mayor de Santiago de Chile, Academic Instructor, la Universidad de Chile, Chief, Department of Mastology, Hospital de Carabineros. His areas of expertise include the treatment of cancer of the pelvis and breasts, breast reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. His aesthetic practice includes cosmetic vaginal surgery, liposculpture and fat transfer, body contouring, and facial cosmetics. His work has resulted in numerous improvements and refinements to the technical aspects of cosmetic surgery.
July Jaimes Suarez, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Madrid, Spain
Dr. July Jaimes Suárez is a specialist in female genital antiaging and genital functional enhancement who is actively involved in the development and implementation of new techniques for female genital rejuvenation. She practices at the San Rafael Hospital in Madrid, where she coordinates the Gynecho-Aesthetic Surgical Unit. She is also the President of the Sociedad Espanola de Ginecoestetica y Cirugia Intima (SEGECI). Dr. Jaimes completed her medical and specialty training at the Central University of Venezuela, and received additional specialized training in Spain and Germany. Her professional goals are to improve the quality of life of her patients through the recovery of their genital health and in turn, their confidence and self-esteem.
Kevin Jovanovic, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, New York, New York, USA
Dr. Jovanovic is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed four years of training at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Trained in the newest and most advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy surgical techniques, Dr. Jovanovic has received Yale University's Outstanding Laparoscopic Surgeon Award for 2004. He has received extensive post graduate training in Cosmetic Surgery including Tumescent Liposuction, Botox/Filler, laser hair and vein removal, and sclerotherapy with the ISCG. He has completed the prestigious Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute fellowship in Beverly Hills, California with Dr. David Matlock. He has founded the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of New York City. He has received the 2006 Top Plastic Surgeons Award in the field of cosmetic surgery and is a past president of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. He was recently appointed as an Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Neeraj Kohli, MD Urogynecologist, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Dr. Kohli is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, specializing in the treatment of pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, and advanced pelvic surgery. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles, book chapters, research abstracts, clinical presentations, and multimedia educational tools. He was previously the Co-Director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, Director of the Fellowship in Urogynecology, and Director of Urogynecology at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. He founded the Division of Urogynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and was Division Chief from 2003 till 2010 when he left to start the New England Center of Urogynecology with the mission of developing a multidisciplinary pelvic floor center dedicated to state-of-the-art treatment, customer service, and personalized care.
Dr. Kohli received his undergraduate degree with a dual major in medical sciences/economics in 1987 and then his medical degree 1991 through the Combined BA/MD Six Year Medical Program at Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his academic work, Dr Kohli entered the Ob/Gyn residency program at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, and graduated with a special interest in pelvic surgery. He then entered the highly regarded fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio under the training of Dr. Mickey Karram, previous president of the American Urogynecologic Society. After completing his fellowship, he stayed on in Cincinnati as the Associate Director of the Division and Fellowship program, concentrating on teaching, research, and clinical practice.
Barry Komisaruk, PhD Neuroscientist, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson, USA
Dr. Barry Komisaruk is a well-known expert on the science of orgasm who is widely published and frequently interviewed in the media. Dr. Komisaruk is a past recipient of the ISCG Award for Teaching Excellence and returns to present the current state of his research for his fourth consecutive ISCG World Congress.
Barry Komisaruk studies the function of nerve pathways for sexual stimulation in women who have suffered spinal cord injury. He and fellow researchers at Rutgers published the first evidence of brain regions involved in orgasm in women. Also, he has co-published a comprehensive review of neurological, pharmacological, hormonal, and health aspects of orgasm in "The Science of Orgasm."
Michael Krychman, MDCM Sexual Medicine Specialist, Newport Beach, California, USA
Dr. Krychman is the executive director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine and the medical director of sexual medicine at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. He formerly served as co-director of the Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and as an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical School, both in New York City.
Dr. Krychman is a renowned researcher, author, and lecturer in the field of sexual medicine and is known both nationally and internationally for his research and work in the field of female sexual health and cancer survivorship. His clinical interests are diverse, ranging from chemotherapy-induced chemical dyspareunia to management of sexual dysfunction in cancer and non-cancer patients. His special interests include sexual pain disorders, loss of libido, and chronic medical illness and its impact on female sexual function, as well as breast cancer sexuality.
He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, served as a reviewer and editorial advisor for many publications, and authored several textbook chapters and books, including 100 Questions and Answers About Women’s Sexual Wellness and Vitality: A Practical Guide for the Woman Seeking Sexual Fulfillment. He has been featured in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Health magazine, and many other publications. He is also the scientific chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) annual conference for 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Rafal Kuźlik, MD is a specialist in gynecology, obstetrics and aesthetic gynecology with over twenty years of professional experience. He has published numerous scientific papers in gynecological surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kuźlik is the inventor of the "One Cut Technique" of labiaplasty. He is often invited to share his expertise on both television and radio programs, newspapers and online. In addition to cosmetic gynecology, he performs advanced laparoscopic surgery for the full range of gynecologic conditions as well as oncoplastic surgery for diseases of the breasts. Dr. Kuźlik owns and operates the SaskaMed clinic in Warsaw, Poland.
Marta Ledesma, MD Urogynecologist, Cordoba, Argentina
Dr. Marta Ledesma is a urogynecologist who practices at Hospital Rawson in Cordoba. In addition, she heads the Department of Pelvic Floor Therapy at el Centro Urológico Profesor Bengio. She is devoted to teaching and runs the gynecology residency training program at Hospital Rawson.
Jennifer Poning Lee, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist & Anti-Aging Specialist, Taiwan
Dr. Jennifer Lee is an expert in cosmetic gynecology and regenerative therapy. She has a particular interest in female laser genital cosmetic surgery, platelet rich plasma (PRP) vaginal & G spot rejuvenation, and non-invasive vaginal laser procedures. Dr. Lee earned a doctorate degree in Life Sciences in Anti-Aging and Functional Nutrition from the National Cheng Kung University in 2004 and is a graduate and Associate of the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America (LVRIA). She is the Director of the Sexual Rejuvenation & Regenerative Center in Beijing International Center, Beijing BAODAO Health Care Group and Taiwan Vigor Aesthetic Medical Group. She is also the Vice President of AAAHM (Asia-Pacific Association of Anti-Aging and Health Management) and educates physicians in China & Taiwan on the use of surgical and nonsurgical lasers and PRP applications in cosmetic gynecology. She practices in Taiwan, Beijing & Shanghai.
Dr. Tess Mauricio is a Board Certified Dermatologist, graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of California San Diego. She is the founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess with multiple clinics in California and is consulted frequently by the media.
Julio C. Novoa, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, El Paso, Texas, United States
Dr. Novoa is an ISCG graduate who practices obstetrics, gynecology and whole body aesthetic surgery. His professional research interests include the refinement of local anesthesia techniques in cosmetic surgery. He is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland, and an honors graduate of Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in 1999.
Dr. Ortega is an ISCG Fellow and an International Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Professor of Gynecology at Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile, and Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecologyt Hospital de Carabineros, Santiago, Chile. He trained in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy with Dr. Marco Pelosi and has published articles on these topics in peer reviewed medical journals. His practice interests include cosmetic gynecology, liposuction, body contouring, autologous fat tranfer, breast, and face procedures. He also owns and operates a successful weight loss and obesity management center in Santiago, Chile
Marco A. Pelosi, II, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Greater New York Area, USA
Marco A. Pelosi II graduated in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School where he also completed a fellowship in OB/GYN oncology. He has been in private practice since 1975, being initially certified in the field of OB/GYN in 1974 and recertified several times since then.
Dr. Pelosi is a fellow and member of numerous medical societies including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery.
Dr. Pelosi's extensive writing on topics related to his specialty includes over 165 published articles and contributions to several textbooks. In addition to frequently lecturing at the national and international levels, he also performs live surgical demonstrations and presents videos and scientific exhibits, a number of which have earned awards: he is a four-time recipient of the Golden Laparoscope Award for World’s Best Surgical Video (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists). One of his primary interests throughout his professional career has been the development of obstetrics and gynecologic surgical instrumentation, such as the Q-Tip diagnostic device for stress urinary incontinence (developed in the early 1970's); the Pelosi uterine manipulator and laparoscopic illuminator; various devices for urogynecologic and vaginal surgery; his pioneer work with the soft vacuum extractor in vaginal and abdominal delivery and with the use of uterine absorbable staple devices for cesarean section; and a new soft, self-retaining abdominal retractor for cesarean sections. More recently, due to his interest in liposuction, he and Marco Pelosi III, MD developed new liposuction instrumentation and a liposuction operating table.
Dr. Pelosi is recognized as the leading expert in laparoscopic surgery using the single umbilical puncture approach and his expertise as a vaginal surgeon is also widely recognized. He introduced a number of single-puncture laparoscopic procedures that include hysterectomy, supracervical hysterectomy, appendectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgery, colposuspension, sling procedures, gasless single umbilical puncture hysterectomy, and ectopic pregnancy. Dr. Pelosi was also the first in the world to perform several laparoscopic procedures including: combined hysterectomy, appendectomy, and cholecystectomy; myomectomy during pregnancy; gasless adnexal surgery during pregnancy; combined cesarean section and laparoscopic cholecystectomy; laparovaginal repair of rectovaginal fistula; laparoscopic assisted vaginal metroplasty; and hand-assisted laparoscopy for complex gynecologic procedures. He is a pioneer in the development of combined laparoscopic and vaginal techniques for the routine removal of large uteri, urogynecologic procedures, and rectovaginal surgery. They are credited with the introduction of the transobturator sling technique for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in America.
Both he and his son, Marco A. Pelosi III, MD, are credited with the laparoscopic removal of the largest intra-abdominal tumor ever recorded (103 lb. Ovarian mucinous cystadenoma), the largest uterus removed by vaginal hysterectomy (2003 grams) and the largest uterus removed by laparoscopic assisted hysterectomy (3050 grams). Together they have introduced four new simplified techniques: cesarean section, vaginal hysterectomy for the difficult hysterectomy, cesarean hysterectomy for placenta accreta-percreta, and a minilaparotomy system for the performance of hysterectomy, myomectomy, and other pelvic surgery. In 1996 they founded the One Kilo Club (www.onekiloclub.org), an exclusive international association of pelvic surgeons of proven caliber committed to furthering the technical horizons of minimally invasive surgery and who have demonstrated that commitment by the removal of a uterus weighing one kilogram or greater without resorting to laparotomy. In 2004 they founded the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (www.iscgyn.com) and are considered among the foremost experts in office-based body contouring procedures including tumescent liposuction and fat transfer, abdominoplasty, endoscopic breast augmentation and cosmetic vaginal surgery.
Marco A. Pelosi, III, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Greater New York Area, USA
Cosmetic gynecologist, pioneer and whole body aesthetic surgeon. The younger half of the internationally renowned Pelosi-Pelosi team who created the specialty of cosmetogynecology and founded the ISCG, its first & largest society, he has taught and demonstrated his groundbreaking techniques to the large majority of today’s up and coming experts & opinion leaders and collaborated with and united the most famous and talented surgeons in the field.
Sought after by patients, surgeons, the media and the medical industry, he has more than 100 published articles, over 600 global presentations and over two decades of surgical experience to his credit. He serves as chairman, program director, subject matter specialist, section editor for some of the largest entities in profession. Trained and board certified in gynecology & pelvic surgery in the Cornell University medical system in Manhattan, and postgraduate-trained in aesthetic surgery nationally & internationally with some of the finest plastic, dermatologic and cosmetic surgeons in the world, he maintains a busy surgical practice that caters to women’s aesthetic and gynecologic needs in the New York metro area. His main aesthetic interests are body contouring & cosmetic gynecology.
Dr Pelosi III envisions a goal of global excellence in cosmetic gynecology on par with established cosmetic operations through the dissemination of structured, top quality education and close collaboration with aesthetic surgeons from all specialties.
Paul Perito, MD Urologist, Penile Implant Specialist, Coral Gables, Florida
Dr. Paul Perito is the foremost penile implant specialist in the world. Nearly 18 years ago Dr. Perito developed a boutique practice in Coral Gables, Florida treating Men’s Health issues with Erectile Dysfunction being his primary focus. Dr. Perito’s techniques and surgical pearls are derived from these 18 years of IPP experience having now performed over 5,000 penile implant cases. During this time Dr. Perito’s practice has gained a global presence as a treatment center for men with erectile dysfunction and has also become the #1 training facility where doctors from around the world come to learn his minimally invasive technique as well as other surgical procedures related to men’s health.
Dr. Perito attended Emory University for undergraduate training, University of Maryland Medical School, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital for general surgery and urology residencies and a one-year fellowship at Flinder’s University, South Australia in prostate disease. He is a board certified member of the American Urological Association, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Sexual Medicine Society and Society of Prosthetic Surgeons.
Maria del Pilar Reyes, MD Cosmetic Surgeon, Reynosa, Mexico
Dr. Pilar Reyes is a specialist in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery. She completed her studies at la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo and lectures frequently on all aspects of aesthetics. She is a professor in the specialty of aesthetic medicine the Institute of Superior Studies of Medicine in Veracruz, Mexico, has served as the Director of the International Union of Lipoplasty in Mexico.
Otto Placik, MD Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dr. Otto Placik is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Chicago area. After earning his medical degree from Northwestern University, he completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery through Northwestern.
He also completed a fellowship in the aesthetic reconstruction of complex nasal and facial deformities at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and an additional fellowship in microvascular and hand surgery at Davies Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco.
Courtenay Poucher, MD Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Valencia, California, United States
Dr. Poucher is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California - Davis, her medical school training at Hahnemann School of Medicine, and her specialty training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
Gerard Pregenzer, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist & Software Architect, Greater New York Area
Dr. Pregenzer completed his residency training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and was the recipient of the Howard C Taylor excellence award. He has trained at the Mayo Clinic, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan Kettering and was a student of famed pathologist Ancel Blaustein MD. During medical school, Dr. Pregenzer was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha National medical honors society and was the recipient of the March of Dimes research award. He has been in private practice for 25 years in Warren, New Jersey. Dr. Pregenzer is proud to become one of the first surgeons to be trained in cosmetic surgery with the ISCG in 2005. Since then, he has had several awards in excellence in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Pregenzer is the Founder, President and CEO of new concept in risk mitigation for obstetrics, VerifyIMI
Laira Ramos, PhD Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Brazil and Portugal
Dr. Ramos is a specialist in pelvic floor physical therapy and the developer of the Active Perineal Rehabilitation (APR) system for treating multiple pelvic floor conditions. She holds a PhD in Gynecology from the Federal University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, and a Masters Degree in Science of Physical Therapy from the Unversity of Human Motricity, Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Ramos focuses her practice exclusively to urogynecologic pelvic floor issues, lectures internationally and divides her professional time between Brazil and Portugal.
Dr. Renaud is a cosmetic gynecologist and laser specialist in private practice in Venezuela. She completed her residency training at la Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado in 2004. She is a representative of the Andean region and the Caribbean of the Latin American Academy of Medical Laser (AILMED). She was an ISCG Aesthetic Awards winner in 2016 in recognition of her excellent work in labia majora reduction.
Charles Runels, MD Clinical Endocrinologist, Fairhope, Alabama, USA
Dr. Charles Runels is the inventor of the Vampire Facelift , the O Shot (TM) and the P Shot, for vaginal and penile rejuvenation, respectively, with PRP. He received his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine, his residency training at Caraway Methodist Medical Center, and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Velasco, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Monterey, Mexico
Dr. Sanchez is a cosmetic gynecologist in private practice in Monterey, Mexico, with a special interest in laser therapies. He completed his medical school training and his specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL).
Diego Schavelzon, MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Diego Schavelzon is one of the premier plastic surgeons in South America. He graduated from Buenos Aires University in 1977. He specialized in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery until 1980 when he started his residency in Restorative Plastic Surgery in Mexico. Five years later he graduated from the Argentine School of Mastology. He trained in Aesthetic Surgery with Professor José Robles, working with and studying burn patients. He is a member of numerous international societies, including the Academy of Sciences in New York, International Society of Burns, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, among others. He participated in the investigation and development of the liposuction, tumescent lipoplasty and laser lipolysis modalities and has written several text book chapters on these topics, among others in aesthetic medicine and surgery. Dr. Schavelzon is the President of the Argentine Chamber of Centers and Clinics of Plastic Surgery.
Peter Schmid, MD Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Longmont, Colorado, USA
Dr. Peter Schmid is a board-certified facial plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive, head / neck and liposuction surgeon, otolaryngologist and a sculptor. In 1986, Dr. Peter Schmid graduated with Phi Sigma honors from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Doctors Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Schmid furthered his facial plastic surgery specialty training with a two-year fellowship in cosmetic, facial plastic, head/neck and reconstructive surgery. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, as the Chairman of the American Academy of Liposuction Surgeons, and is a distinguished member of the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery, and as an educational speaker for the National Education Faculty of Allergan Pharmaceuticals.
Inspired by the works of European Renaissance masters and after a decade in practice, Dr. Schmid pursued formal training in three dimensional sculptures with Russian sculptor Valentine Okorokov and was accepted to the Master Class of American sculptor, Richard McDonald. Dr. Schmid conducts the program Aesthetic Anatomy: Sculpture for Surgeons to help other surgeons develop their expertise in creating natural, non-operated looking results, by providing artistic instruction through practical approaches in traditional sculpture. He has taught Doctors and Physicians Nationally & Internationally on the study of the aesthetics of the body and head & neck, through this hands-on tactile training.
Dr. Dawid Serafin is cosmetic gynecologist with a special interest in the use of dermal fillers and laser techniques. He received his medical training at the Medical University of Silesia, and his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Saint Berhard Hospital Surgery Clinic in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. Dr Serafin lectures internationally and is also a specialist in infertility treatments in Katowice.
Dr. Roberto Solis is a cosmetic gynecologist who practices in Veracruz, Mexico. He is the founder of Colegio Mexicano del Gineco-Cosmética. He completed his medical training at la Universidad Veracruzana, and his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at el Centro Medico Nacional IMSS.
Jabal Uffelman, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Florida, USA Dr Jabal Uffelman is a Gynecologist specializing in cosmetic and anti-aging medicine in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida. He received his MD at the University of Florida, and his residency training at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial. He has trained in cosmetic surgery with the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG) and is experienced in the use of testosterone therapy in women and men.
Jose Antonio Zelaquett, MD Cosmetic Gynecologist, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Dr Jose Antonio Zelaquett is a cosmetic gynecologist who practices and teaches in Rio de Janeiro. He is the founder of the Associação Brasileira de Cosmetoginecologia – ABCGIN. He received his MD at the Fundação Técnico Educacional Souza Marques (FSM), and completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Geral de Nova Iguacu, both in Rio de Janeiro.
Edward M. Zimmerman, MD Cosmetic Surgeon and Laser Specialist, Las Vegas, Nevada, Florida, USA Dr. Edward Zimmerman is a cosmetic surgeon based in Las Vegas, Nevada, with extensive experience in laser surgery. He is the president of the American Society of Laser Surgery (ASLS). Dr. Zimmerman graduated from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He received his medical degree from George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. He is a Clinical Faculty Supervisor, Touro University Nevada, School of Osteopathic Medicine, and serves on the Faculty of both the Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona and the National Procedures Institute, Midland, Michigan. Dr. Zimmerman serves as examiner for the American Board of Laser Surgery. In addition to his private practice in Las Vegas, Dr. Zimmerman keeps a rigorous schedule of continuing education courses and research. His research work includes studies for Johns Hopkins University; Primary Investigator for IRB Study; study for Symedex Corp. regarding collagen and laser usage for cellulite; Principal Investigator for the use of Erbium:YAG lasers; Comparison Studies by Élan Pharmaceuticals, MyoBloc vs. BOTOX®; strength, effect & duration; Evaluation of a 1320nm Laser for Skin Tightening with and without Liposuction. He is also very active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) serving on the Board of Trustees, the Annual Meeting Committee, the Membership Committee and is a long term member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery (ASLS).