Confirmed Speakers – more to be announced
Red Alinsod, MD
Red Alinsod, MD completed medical training at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. He served a 12-year Air Force career with 4 active duty years at George and Nellis Air Force Bases. Now in solo private practice, Red has built a large and successful urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic vaginal surgery following. He is the Director for South Coast Urogynecology and the founder of The Alinsod Institute for Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery. Dr. Alinsod’s International teaching program is the first of it’s kind to combine both pelvic reconstructive and aesthetic principles together. He has trained doctors and has presented his technique worldwide. He Chairs the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecology. He is the Founder and Chairman of CAVS (Congress on Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery), the oldest and longest running Congress dedicated to Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery and Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery. He is the inventor of the “Barbie Look” and “Hybrid Look” Labiaplasty, Medial Curvilinear Labia Majoraplasty, Central and Lateral Clitoral Hood Reduction, ThermiVa Non-Surgical Radiofrequency labia major tightening, ThermiVa Non-Surgical Radiofrequency full depth vaginal tightening, In-office No-IV Perineoplasty/Vaginoplasty. He is the inventor and patent owner of the Lone Star APS Vaginal Retractor, APS Surgical Table, Alinsod Scissors, and various pelvic reconstructive devices such as Sling with Bladder Support. He heads Thermi’s Clinical Advisory Committee for Women’s Health and the ThermiVa Center for Physician Education. Dr. Alinsod is the inventor of ThermiVa, a radio frequency device for non-surgical labial and vaginal tightening that also is indicated for treatment of stress incontinence, overactive bladder, atrophic vulvovaginitis, orgasmic dysfunction, and vulvar dystrophy. This disruptive technology is changing the face of gynecology for the benefit of women worldwide.
Andre Berger, MD
Andre Berger, MD Cosmetic Surgeon, Andre Berger, MD is the founder of Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, a premier cosmetic and anti-aging practice in Beverly Hills. Specializing in cosmetic surgery and anti-aging medicine, he is recognized for his masterful abilities to combine western medical technologies with Eastern holistic philosophies to achieve beautiful natural results, inside and out. Named “Top Doc” by Vanity Fair he is a sought after expert and has been featured on many news stories and magazine articles and authored the acclaimed book “The Beverly Hills Anti Aging Prescription”!
Dr. Berger has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 20 years, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Ottawa and completed his training in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at McGill University.
Dr. Berger has more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, with specific experience in clinical and medical management, pharmacology, nutraceuticals, emergency medicine, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine, anti-aging medicine, holistic medicine and regenerative medicine.
Enoc Chambi, MD
Enoch Chambi Venero, MD is a recognized medical cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with over 25 years experience and thousands of patients, now friends, satisfied with their high professional and artistic sensibility witnesses, with great appreciation for the right of every person to be better and feel better…. because cosmetic surgery is not vanity but the science to improve self-esteem and health, both physical and emotional, of all people.
Dr. Enoch Chambi has a deep, refined training in advanced cosmetic surgery techniques recognized in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Europe and the United States; where he honed his skills and knowledge in surgery: Breast augmentation, Lip augmentation, blepharoplasty (eyelid), Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), vascular surgery (varicose veins), Liposuction, Fat Transfer or own to face cells, buttocks, hands and more.
He graduated from the prestigious University of UNITE of Mexico, made specializations in Brazil, next to the “father” of cosmetic surgery Dr. Ivo Pitangois. Constant updating and attending conferences, seminars and surgical medicine and esthetics worldwide.
Dr. Enoch Chambi has authorization to practice medicine in many countries worldwide, including the United States of America, Mexico, Brazil and Peru and licenses.
Dr. Jacob Haiavy, MD
Jacob Haiavy, MD is the medical director of Inland Cosmetic Surgery and has practiced cosmetic surgery, exclusively, in the fully accredited surgery center in Rancho Cucamonga since 2001. Dr. Haiavy is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After residency in Maxillofacial Surgery he completed a fellowship in cosmetic surgery with Dr. Tobin, former President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Dr. Jacob Haiavy is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has served as faculty for cosmetic breast, body, and facial rejuvenation courses and has written several journal articles on cosmetic surgery for leading publications. He is also a volunteer assistant clinical professor at Loma Linda University. Dr. Haiavy is also a fellowship director of an AACS approved full body & facial cosmetic surgery fellowship in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He is on the board of trustees for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and serves as the Chairman of Written Board Committee. He is also on the board of trustees for the AACS and Cosmetic Surgery Foundation which promote education and safety in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Brian Kerr, MD
Dr. Brian Kerr, a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, has been specializing in Cosmetic Medicine since 1999. With his wife and business partner, Susie, Dr Kerr owns and operates Silk Touch Medical Aesthetics, located in Boise, Idaho. This state-of-the-art facility is home to both his surgical practice and medical spa. Silk Touch has expanded internationally, drawing patients from across the globe, including faraway places such as Dubai, Australia, Germany and Denmark. These patients seek a liposuction specialist with an artistic eye and a focus on detail. Patients are willing to travel great distances to get the results they desire.
Dr. Kerr has trained and consulted with doctors from around the country teaching his liposuction techniques, advanced botox, injectable and fat transfer techniques. He has been a guest speaker at the ASOCP conferences these past 3 years sharing among others, a presentation on his liposuction techniques for knees, calves and ankles.
An accomplished artist, Dr Kerr specializes in watercolor, pencil drawings and sculpture. He has received numerous juried awards.
Dr. Kerr and his staff have performed over 75,000+ combined liposuction, injectable and cosmetic procedures in the past 18 years.
In 2016, Silk Touch was recognized as one of the Top 100 Sculptra Providers in the nation. Dr. Kerr was also recognized as a Top 250 provider for Allergan, placing him in one of the top 1% of Allergan injectors in the nation.
Dr. Kerr is a Member of the following associations:
- Fellow of American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians
- Fellow of The California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Idaho Medical Association
- Ada County Medical Society
- National Society of Cosmetic Physicians
- American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
- American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
- American Society of Liposuction Surgery
Carey Nease, MD
Carey J. Nease, MD is a Triple Board-Certified Cosmetic and Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is considered an expert at facial rejuvenation procedures including Face & Neck Lifts, Eye and Brow Lifts, Rhinoplasty, Laser skin resurfacing, Fat Transfer, and non-surgical procedures as well. He is also proficient at cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, fat grafting to the body and laser body contouring. During Dr. Nease’s cosmetic surgery fellowship training year in 2006, he performed more than 700 major cosmetic surgical procedures. Since then, Dr. Nease has focused his practice at Southern Surgical Arts around the most advanced techniques for cosmetic enhancements to bring the patients of North Georgia and Chattanooga, TN a cosmetic surgery practice dedicated to experience and excellence.
During his 10 years in practice, Dr. Nease has performed more than 10,000 cosmetic surgery procedures, and has won five “Best of the Best” Awards and two Reader’s Choice Awards. In recent years, Dr. Nease’s research has been published in several national aesthetic surgical journals, and he has given numerous lectures and presentations to his peers across the country. He also trains other surgeons from around the world in the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. Dr. Nease is currently a fellowship director through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is actively involved in training young cosmetic surgeons from across the country in the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. Last year Dr. Nease served as Vice President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and he is actively involved in both writing and giving the cosmetic surgery board exam to young cosmetic surgeons. Currently Dr. Nease is a member of the board of trustees of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is currently the president-elect of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Angela O’Mara, President, The Professional Image, Inc. With over 28 years of medical industry experience representing aesthetic practices, industry leaders and manufacturers, Angela O’Mara has a clear understanding of what works and what does not work when it comes to practice building. Clients of The Professional Image, Inc. are regular features on TV shows such as The Doctors and Dr. Oz, they are also among the most sought after surgeons due to the strength of their marketing outreach. In addition, Angela consults with many of the industry’s leading manufacturers to position them within the aesthetic marketplace, creates highly attended physician education meetings and is editor-in-chief of Aesthetic Insider News, a leading online news magazine.
Celia Remy, MD
Celia Remy, MD graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Psychobiology and then completed her doctorate at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She then went on to complete her residency at UC Davis. She began her career with UC Davis Medical Center holding two positions as Medical Director for a satellite child abuse prevention clinic, and as a pediatrician with specialty interest in pediatric dermatology. This work piqued her interest in cosmetic dermatology and tissue regeneration After additional advanced training in laser medicine, cosmetic dermatology, liposuction, and most recently stem cell therapies, she was able to integrate all aspects of her background and bring a fresh perspective to the field of aesthetics.
Michael Schwartz, MD
Michael Schwartz, MD With over seventeen years of private practice experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural. In addition, Calabasas breast surgeon Dr. Schwartz utilizes the latest and most advanced plastic surgery techniques, which provides his patients state of the art care in addition to ensuring a rapid recovery period, without the need for drains in many cases. This allows his patients to resume work, exercise and their normal daily activities much more quickly than is normally possible.
As a leading national authority in his field, Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in breast enhancement and other plastic surgery procedures is beyond compare. He is a highly-respected national educator for Sientra and Mentor corporations breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his innovative techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers, authored book chapters and has been an invited speaker at multiple national plastic surgery meetings.
In addition to his experience, expertise and impeccable results, Dr. Schwartz possesses a rare dedication to personal, private and educational patient care that sets him apart and has earned him a reputation as one of the nation’s best breast surgeons. As one of Dr. Schwartz’s patients, you can be assured that he will treat you like a member of his family, taking special care to remember minute personal details and your unique cosmetic objectives to ensure you feel completely taken care of throughout treatment. He also puts your post-operative needs first and is available whenever you may need assistance—a unique advantage to undergoing plastic surgery with Dr. Schwartz.
John R. Valencia, Esq.
John R. Valencia, Esq. A partner in Sacramento’s second oldest law and lobbying firm, Wilke, Fleury. John has been lobbying for over 26 years on behalf of firm clients. He appears daily before the California Legislature and state agency officials. He is the firm’s political law specialist and is a charter member of the California Political Attorneys Association. He joined the firm following 10 years as a consultant in the California State Assembly, and in public affairs work for several state agencies. Additionally, he served for 10 years as a Member of the City of Sacramento Planning Commission. He has chaired the Equal Business Opportunity Program Advisory Panel for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, was a charter member of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Citizen Cabinet, and is a past Vice President of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. John holds his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College and earned his law degree while working full time in the State Legislature
Walter Tom, MD
Dr. Walter Tom is a proud Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Surgery. His core specialty of 24 years was general, vascular and organ transplant surgery. Dr. Tom has practiced cosmetic surgery for 16 years in Santa Rosa and Napa, CA. as the medical director of the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers.
Dr. Tom has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. He then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Tom completed a general surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital and his organ transplant fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr.Walter Tom’s additional positions and associations:
- Cosmetic Surgeon, Director of the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers
- President Elect, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (2015)
- Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Member, American College of Phlebology
- Associate, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
- Board of Trustee, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Board of Medical Advisors, American Society of Cosmetic Physicians
- Medical Consultant for Stratton Group, LLC (2014-2015)
Dr. Tom offers a full menu of cosmetic medical procedures. His surgical niche is performing all cosmetic surgeries completely under local tumescent anesthesia including breast augmentation, breast lifts, facial and body fat grafting, abdominoplasty, liposuction and endovenous laser ablation/phlebectomies.
Dr. Tom hosts a weekly radio show “Ask the Expert” on KSRO. He also speaks both nationally and internationally for multiple professional societies. Dr. Tom embraces the tenet of promoting cosmetic surgery education without boundaries.
Dr. Edward M. Zimmerman, MD
Edward M. Zimmerman, MD, directs the practice of Las Vegas Laser & Lipo. Initially boarded in Family Practice (1986) with added studies in dermatology and surgery by the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Zimmerman earned his Diplomate in Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Medicine from the American Board of Laser Surgery (1999).
Edward M. Zimmerman, MD, graduated with departmental honors in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University and has a Masters in Physiology form Georgetown University. He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, after which he completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine in Beaver, Pennsylvania, with a heavy emphasis on surgical procedures, emergency room and urgent care medicine. As faculty of that residency, he introduced the first outpatient CO2 laser to Western PA.
He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 1994; the American and European Academies of Cosmetic Surgery; the American Society of Liposuction Surgery; the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery and the American College of Phlebology. He has received the prestigious Award for Academic Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery Education from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Z is currently serving as President of the American Board of Laser Surgery and is an Examiner for that Board. He received the “Best of Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery” award for 2009 and America’s Top Surgeons-2010, by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He was just awarded the 2011 Leading Physician of the World and Top Cosmetic Surgeon in Las Vegas, NV.
For over a decade, Dr. Zimmerman has cared for the cosmetic needs of the people of Las Vegas, performing in-office laser and liposuction procedures along with other cosmetic procedures. He has previously held faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State Hershey and is currently a faculty member of the Touro University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally for nearly two decades, published articles and chapters on the use of Lasers, Light and Toxins, is a co-author of the comprehensive Study Guide of the American Board of Laser Surgery and he has hosted hundreds of physicians for preceptorships in the state of the art office that he helped design. He is a life-long student, teacher and innovator with a passion for Cosmetic Surgery.