Course Directors

Mary P. Lupo, MD, FAAD

Dr. Lupo revolutionized the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation by introducing new combinations of procedures. On top of being a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lupo is also a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and founder of Cosmetic Bootcamp.

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is an internationally known, highly respected, and skilled plastic surgeon with a global clinical practice at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in Dallas, Texas. He is also a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rohrich has been honored by his peers to be one of the most influential physicians and plastic surgeons in this current era.


Eric Bernstein, MD

Eric Bernstein is Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers and one of the world’s leading experts on laser medicine.

Diane S. Berson, MD, FAAD

Diane S. Berson is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an Assistant Attending Dermatologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has a private dermatology practice in NYC focused on medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and cutaneous oncology.

Doris Day, MD

Dermatologist Dr. Day has been treating and advising thousands of patients on their skin issues for over 20 years. She’s appeared on Good Morning America, The View, Wendy Williams, Tamron Hall, and The Tyra Banks Show.

Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAAD

Jeanine B. Downie, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and holds medical licenses in the states of New Jersey, New York, and California. Dr. Downie is the director of her own practice, image Dermatology P.C. in Montclair, N.J. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, laser, and dermatologic surgery.

Steven Fagien, MD, FACS

Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the world’s foremost experts in oculoplastic surgery. With over 25 years of experience and devotion towards facial aesthetics, his use of surgical and non-invasive treatments are one of the many ways that he restores facial appearance and provides optimal results for patients across the world.

Kenneth R. Beer, MD, FAAD

Dr. Beer is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist focused on general, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology. Although his decades of experience have given him practice with many “ologies”, today he is considered to be one of the leading experts in dermatology and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Beer is a founder of Cosmetic Bootcamp, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami.

José Raúl Montes, MD, FACS, FACCS

Dr. Montes is an established master injector being recognized among the nations’ top injectors. In 2016, he received an Achievement Award as well as a Continuing Education Recognition from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. As a Professor of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Montes has been mentoring students at the Río Piedras Medical Center.

Ava Shamban, MD

Dr. Ava Shamban is a board-certified dermatologist who believes that appearance and self-esteem are one and the same. She is currently a member of the ASDS, the AAD, and serves on the editorial board for The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. In addition to her practices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, Dr. Ava was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine.

Ivona Percec, MD, Ph.D

Ivona Percec, MD, Ph.D. is Associate Director, Cosmetic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Percec is board certified in Plastic Surgery and sees patients at Penn Plastic Surgery Perelman, Penn Plastic Surgery Tuttleman Center, and Penn Plastic Surgery Bryn Mawr.

Nowell Solish, MD, FRCP(C)

Dermatologist Dr. Nowell Solish is one of the most respected cosmetic dermatologists in the profession, sought after by patients, academia, and as an expert consultant. His notable expertise is in the highly nuanced use of cosmetic injectables.

Ellen Gendler, MD

Dr. Gendler is a widely respected New York City dermatologist, who, in addition to her busy practice, has served as a consultant to leading cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, lectures regularly at national and international medical conferences, has been a principal investigator in clinical trials, and has published extensively in prestigious medical journals and textbooks.

Deborah Sherman, MD

Dr. Sherman has been performing eyelid surgery for over twenty years. She is recognized as a top plastic surgeon for eyes and is often invited to teach her innovative approaches to her colleagues at national meetings. She has also been invited overseas to teach these advanced cosmetic techniques to surgeons throughout Russia and China.

Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD

Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist who founded Advanced Dermatology and skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique. Dr. Taub is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University Medical School. Prior to opening Advanced Dermatology, Dr. Taub was the Medical Director for the Division of Dermatology of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group.

Tina Alster, MD, FAAD

Tina Alster, MD, FAAD is the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and is a clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She received her B.S. and M.D. degrees with the highest honors from Duke University and completed her dermatology residency at Yale University. She has been acknowledged in America’s Top Doctors, Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons, America’s Elite 1000, Allure’s Influencer of the Year, Elle Genius Awards, and Washingtonian’s Best Doctors and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 1 percent of physicians in dermatology in US News & World Report.

Todd Andrews, MD

Dr. Andrews is a Diplomat of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Steven Dayan, MD

Dr. Steven Dayan, a facial plastic surgeon, professor, and researcher has published over 110 articles in medical journals and 5 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 numerous organizations 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.

Marguerite Germain, MD

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Germain provides exceptional service in clinical and cosmetic dermatology for patients from all over South Carolina. While her warm and caring demeanor wins over the heart of everyone she meets, it’s her independent thinking, skilled precision, and technologically savvy ways that make her a leader at what she does.

Michael Ghalili ,DDS, MSD

Dr. Ghalili is a dedicated, energetic, and highly competent prosthodontist with over 20 years of experience in all phases of dentistry. He has lectured and published extensively nationally and internationally, in all fields of cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry and Director, International Program of Restorative Dentistry.

W. Grant Stevens, MD

Dr. Grant Stevens is the founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery and The Institute; A Medical Spa in Marina Del Rey, California, as well as the Medical Director of Orange Twist Brands, offering multi-location non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. He is also the Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery.

Patrick Sullivan, MD

Patrick K. Sullivan, MD, is a nationally renowned plastic surgeon known for his artistry and innovative surgical skills. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. His approach to facelift surgery and facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring has made him a leader in the field of plastic surgery and his work is routinely featured in magazines, newspapers, and medical journals. He has been recognized by US News & World Report as being in the top 1% of plastic surgeons in America (Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors) and voted a Top Plastic Surgeon in Rhode Island Monthly magazine.

Sarmela Sunder, MD

Dr. Sarmela Sunder is a top female facial plastic surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. She is best known for her face and skin procedures and has patients from Los Angeles county and around the world. As an award-winning double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and master injector, Dr. Sunder is frequently published in magazines and invited to speak internationally at numerous conferences every year.