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Empire is honored to have the following individuals comprise our faculty. We believe these individuals have helped distinquish Empire Medical Training as the leaders in Medical and Aesthetic Training.
Our faculty represent the vey best in Medicine with credentials that are unparalleled. Before deciding on where you get your training, be sure your Instructors are Physician Specialists, are experienced teachers and have the patience, willingness and desire to ensure that each attendee will master these new technical skills.
Below is a partial list of Empire Medical Training’s Faculty Members:
Panel Discussion with Top Plastics, Dermatologists, And Aesthetic Specialists- Panel Discussion Empire in NYC, 21 Years Training
TJ Tsay, MD and fellow experts of the Aesthetics Meeting Discussion Panel review the different techniques of Dr. Tsay’s case study.
Dr. Stephen Cosentino , President and Founder of Empire Medical Training with Renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist Shino Bay Aguilera, DO
Stephen Cosentino, DO, Founder, President, and Medical Director for Empire Medical Training and renowned Educator to Physicians and health care practitioners worldwide.
Dr. Cosentino launched Empire Medical Training in 1998 to focus on the Aesthetics Medicine segment of healthcare, with a strong vision and expectation to expand into other healthcare delivery segments. Today, through his clinical expertise and educational leadership, Empire Medical Training is recognized as the global leader in the continuing medical and aesthetic education and procedural training seminar industry for physicians and healthcare professionals.
Dr. Cosentino is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and has more than 20 years of clinical experience in the aesthetics industry. He serves as Empire Medical Training's president, and medical director. Dr. Cosentino’s worldwide reputation as a celebrity-status physician has earned him a prominent role as the go-to consultant and mentor for aesthetic practices and expansions throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and South America.
Under his daily, hands-on clinical oversight, along with his expert physician faculty educators, Empire Medical Training provides training to private practitioners and also works directly with hospital systems throughout the United States, training their member physicians in procedures ranging from Aesthetics and Anti Aging to Pain Management and Surgery, and providing continuing medical education to help maintain licensure and procedure training with training programs.
Dr. Cosentino is considered the foremost authority for physicians to turn to when seeking updated and new medical expertise. His faculty of celebrity-status physicians, consultants, educators, and entrepreneurs continue to research new technologies and new procedures for Aesthetics Medicine, Dermatology, Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine, hair restoration, facial and body rejuvenation, weight loss, and pain management. The Empire curriculum spans more than 35 courses, and includes proprietary, state of the art procedures and techniques.
Dr. Cosentino has a well-demonstrated lifelong commitment serving the medical community, and the professionals that lead that charge. Before founding Empire Medical Training, Dr. Cosentino maintained and operated numerous Pain Management Clinics and Medical Spas throughout South Florida.
Dr. Cosentino received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He was an intern at Mt. Sinai in New York City where he also completed his Family Practice Residency. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr Azza Halim is the Chief Clinical Officer for Empire Medical Training. Dr. Halim’s is a Board certified Anesthesiologist as well as Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine Physician.
Dr. Halim’s medical training began at Northwestern University in Chicago. First Dr. Halim did a research fellowship in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, she then went on to do her internship in internal medicine. Dr. Halim did her residency in anesthesiology, along with subspecialty training in critical care/trauma and pediatrics at Northwestern University.
Dr. Halim has diverse background and is known for her artistic eye when it comes to developing individualized treatment plans to enhance one's appearance. She focuses on the objectives, health and needs of the patient, rather than attacking only one specific obvious problem. Her aim is to create and implement an overall plan that will enable the patient to achieve a complete lasting rejuvenation.
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Dr. Tsay is the Chief Medical Officer for Empire Medical Training. After a highly successful career in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Tsay enrolled in Empire Medical Training classes in July 2015 and opened his own practice in November 2015. He is not just an incredible Empire student success story, as Empire’s Chief Medical Officer he is also one of the driving forces of new training program innovations and topics for several Empire accredited CME education and training workshops. Moreover, Dr. Tsay is an incredible physician educator and inspiration for his physician colleagues who are also looking to make a career change or expand their current Aesthetics practices.
Dr. Tsay is the founder and medical director of AGELESS MD, one of the most desired destinations for discriminating women and men seeking to defy the laws of gravity and eliminate wrinkles, lines and other telltale signs of aging. His practice has a global following and is the go-to Southern California medical spa for aesthetic medicine and noninvasive cosmetic procedures.
He is one of Allegan’s top ranked injector in the country. Dr. Tsay grew up in the deep South in Atlanta, Georgia and received a full academic deans scholarship from Emory University where he received his B.S. and M.S. in quantum chemistry within four years and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then attended Medical College of Georgia on an academic tuition scholarship. Dr. Tsay moved to Los Angeles where he completed his residency training in Compton South Central Los Angeles treating the most critical medical patients including some of the worse trauma cases in the country. He is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician, practicing for more than 17 years before devoting his career to full-time Aesthetics.
As one of our nation’s premiere Aesthetics’ physicians, Dr. Tsay has made it his life’s work to bring minimally invasive treatments to his clinic that reflect his experience with the most common (and sometimes uncommon) cosmetic surgery procedures that he learned about through his time spent in Hollywood as a child actor, medical school, and dedicated patient care. His specialty is complete facial sculpting utilizing the most cutting edge technologies such neurotoxins, dermal fillers and collagen stimulators, as well as autologous fat transfer and PDO threads to lift and re-drape skin. He is also skilled in the latest laser technologies.
1994 Emory University BS, MS Deans Scholarship
1998 Medical College of Georgia MD Full Scholarship
1998-2001 Emergency Medicine Residency - King/Drew Medical Center- Compton, California
2002. Board Certified Emergency Medicine
2015 Medical Director Ageless MD
Dr. Aguilera remains a favorite speaker and internationally recognized expert in Aesthetics. Dr. Aguilera is a frequent speaker for Allergan, Galderma, Cynosure, and he is the highest level injector worldwide of Botox and Dermal Fillers. This is a “don’t miss” lecture on how he approaches the Aesthetic patient giving them the results they are looking for. Dr Aguilera is a world renowned, multi-award winning Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Cosmetic Laser expert and is Dual Board Certified with a Fellowship in Dermatology . Dr. Aguilera is a top requested physician trainer for Sculptra and he has trained thousands of physicians in his injectable techniques. He is the keynote speaker of the leading premier laser manufacturers, and his cosmetic center has been officially certified as on one of the worlds Prestigious Laser Center of Excellence and advanced Physician training centers for the entire USA and Latin America. Dr. Aguilera is the key opinion spokesperson, trainer, and speaker for industry leaders MERZ, Galderma, Allergan, Cynosure, Sculptra, OBAGI, Skin Ceutical and L’oreal.
Dr. Aguilera has had plenty of media exposure and continues to contribute to various media outlets including Med Aesthetic magazine, CBS, NBC, MegaTV and Telemundo television and he has been consecutively awarded the prestigious national Best Non Surgical Facial Enhancement for the Aesthetic Academy. To learn more about Dr. Aguilera's treatments, follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
Dr. Roberts is a renowned physician in Missouri and has been a primary instructor for Empire Medical Training for over 10 years. Dr. Roberts is a dual board-certified physician and graduate of the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Anne Roberts is the owner and medical director of a large private internal medicine/wellness practice in Springfield, MO specializing in internal medicine, aesthetic services, and regenerative medicine.Education:
MD – Yale University School of Medicine
B.S. – John Hopkins University
Residency – Mayo Clinic, St. Paul, MN
Board Certified – Internal Medicine
Founder and Medical Director of MediSpa, Springfield, MO
Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Dr. Kassir is a renowned, “Celebrity” Plastic Surgeon and sought-after practitioner. He is featured on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and on “Fox News” and ABC’s “THE DOCTORS”
Dr. Kassir was a special invited guest at the Empire Aesthetics Meeting™ on Dec 8, 2018 and we look forward to his ongoing participation in a variety of our training events. Dr. Kassir delivered a powerful, well received presentation to hundreds of Aesthetic Physicians in training and others at the Westin Hotel in NYC
A NJ plastic surgeon, triple board certified, Dr. Kassir completed his Post-Doctoral training with a Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Kassir has been in private practice since 1997 and has extensive experience in the fields of facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, endoscopic surgery and laser surgery.
Dr. Luis Soro is affiliated with one of the most sought after destinations for the latest and best in Aesthetics -- Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Laser Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In addition to Dr. Soro’s expertise delivering the full complement of today’s most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures, he is well-known for developing “proprietary” techniques to create personalized results that help his patients look and feel their best.
He received his MD degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL, and competed his dermatology residency at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in PA.
Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who has treated nearly 20,000 patients and performed over 8,000 hair transplant surgeries to date.
Dr. Bauman received his MD degree from New York Medical College and completed his surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, and completed his hair transplant fellowship training in New York.
Dr. Bauman is one of only 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is also an accepted member for the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons and also recommended by the American hair loss association.
This past year, Dr. Bauman was named both a “Top 5 Transformational CEO” and one of “10 CEOs Transforming Healthcare in America” in Forbes, as well as voted North America’s “#1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon” by Aesthetic Everything.
Robert S. Bader, M.D. is an Ivy-League trained physician and surgeon who is a board-certified Dermatologist & Mohs’ Surgeon. Aside from having training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Dr. Bader completed a fully accredited fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He moved to South Florida in June 1999. Shortly thereafter, he formed R.S.B. Dermatology in Deerfield Beach, FL.
Dr. Bader has written several book chapters on cosmetic procedures and has authored numerous articles in well-respected medical journals. Dr. Bader has been an invited speaker at several national medical meetings and has shown his remarkable procedures on major television networks. In 2005, Dr. Bader was invited to be the official team Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon for the Florida Panthers NHL Hockey Team. Recently, Dr. Bader was named “One of America’s Best Physicians” every year since 2004.
Denver, Colorado Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gregory Buford specializes in non-invasive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that empower you to look and feel your very best. A nationally recognized expert and trainer in the safe and effective use of injectables, Dr. Buford is renowned for his expertise in breast enhancements, including Denver breast augmentation and breast lift, abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), liposuction, facial and hand rejuvenation, along with his revolutionary Before Baby Body program for moms looking to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and confidence.
Developing personalized cosmetic plastic surgery and non-invasive services such as BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, including the new VOLUMA XC, Dr. Buford matches your specific needs and desires to the service best suited to deliver results. Dr. Buford has a proven reputation and the qualifications to match.
Dori Soukup is an author, global speaker, a business developer, a mastermind group leader and the founder of InSPAration Management.
Her firm specializes in medi spa development, advanced business education, marketing tools to help medical professionals and entrepreneurs elevate their success. Over the past 19 years, Dori has contributed to the success of companies worldwide.
Dori’s passion is developing innovative, effective educational programs and business strategies leading to exponential growth and profits!
Her Success Library, Leadership seminars and Become Published events are delivered in a clear and concise manner providing industry leaders with implementation blueprints to improve positioning and insuring success.
Dr. Susan Murrmann is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Germantown, Tennessee and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Dr. Murrmann is a sought after speaker for many of the country’s leading educational organizations. She received her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Education & Medical Training
University of Tennessee Medical Center Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Internship, Transitional Year
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Medical School
Dr. Murrmann not only has experience with minimally invasive surgery and gynecology, she has an expertise in the field of various energy sources used for surgery, including ultrasonic and radio-frequency energy, which further blended her specialties of gynecology and aesthetics. Both are used in minimally invasive gynecologic and robotic surgery and in aesthetics for body shaping, skin tightening and texturizing and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Murrmann was the first to bring the radio-frequency energy source for ThermiVa to Tennessee and was involved in the original clinical studies for ThermiVa that showed improved stress incontinence, vaginal laxity and sexual satisfaction.
Dr. Rebecca Gelber graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1993 and completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After eight years as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center, she decided to make her home in Tahoe, where since 2000 she has practiced at Renown Medical Center and teaches at University of Nevada at Reno Medical School.
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in Music and Biology, College of William and Mary, VA
M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency in Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Teacher of the Year, UC Davis Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor University of Nevada, Reno
Diplomate of American Board of Emergency Medicine
Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Affiliate, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Physician Trainer for Sciton Laser
Cheryl Whitman, CEO Beautiful Forever- Invited Guest, Renowed expert in Aesthetic Marketing with over 25 years experience helping physicians growth their practices. Cheryl works with physicians of all specialties and has helped thousands of practitioners develop their own thriving practice. Cheryl has numerous publications including her most recognized “Beautifully Profitable” which is sold on Amazon and used by Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologist, Medical Spa Owners, Academic Associations, and others as the “go to source” for marketing an Aesthetic Practice.
NP Training: School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge – UK
BA: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University
Canadian Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, ON, Canada 1998-2003
Research Fellow: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, NY 1988-1990
President/Founder: New Life Institute
Chairman: New Life Pharmaceuticals USA
Dr. Qureshi holds numerous degrees, active licenses, and registrations internationally throughout Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. He also has various lifetime appointments in various medical schools and professional associations as well as a number of honors and awards for distinction of service and contribution to healthcare.
Dr. Qureshi is a Canadian Citizen with residences in Switzerland, UK, Washington DC, New York, and al-Madina al-Munwarra KSA.
Dr. McMunn is among the pretigious, highly competitive group of MD/DDS, with only 650 members worldwide. Most of these physicians are accomplished trauma and facial plastic surgeons. Dr. McMunn is not only a renowned Facial Plastic and Trauma surgeon, he is a sought after speaker and dynamic instructor as well. He now teaches exclusively for Empire Medical Training and is instructor at most all Empire Aesthetic programs. This includes the Comprehensive Botox, Dermal Filler, Facial Aesthetics, Cosmetics Laser, and other aesthetic programs. We are proud to be working with Dr. McMunn and believe he has enhanced our programs and will continue to do so.
MD- Columbia University
D.D.S.- University of Texas
BA in Biology- University of Texas
Residency in Facial Cosmetic Surgery- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery
Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Since January 2009, Carlos M. Aquino has served as President and Founder of a compliance consulting firm where he assists DEA registrants in the handling of controlled substances and regulated chemicals, with compliance of federal laws and regulations that are enforced by DEA through the Office of Diversion Control. This is done through a “Mock” audit and inspection equivalent to a DEA Diversion on-site inspection. The firm also provides in-service training on various areas pertaining to compliance with federal laws and DEA regulations for handling controlled substances.
Consultant Carlos M. Aquino brings 36 years of experience on handling illicit and pharmaceutical controlled substances and regulated chemicals. This includes 12 years with the Philadelphia DEA Diversion and 24 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. During the last 10 years, he was assigned to the Philadelphia DEA Task Force as a street supervisor and an undercover agent investigating the distribution of illicit drugs and the diversion of pharmaceutical drugs.
MD – Syracuse University
B.S. – Cornell University
General Surgery and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Residency-University of Pennsylvania
Advanced Aesthetic Surgery and Microsurgery Training-Harvard Medical School
Professor at NYU School of Medicine
Guest Lecturer – Cornell University
Founder and Medical Director of The Great Neck Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Facility
Plastic Surgery practice since 1986
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member of American Association for Hand Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Her focus of expertise lies in compliance issues, coding and documentation of medical necessity,
in addition to reimbursement guidelines and insurance company requirements.
Member of the American Health Information Management Association and the
Oklahoma Health Information Management Association.
MD – University of Illinois – Chicago Schhol of Medicine, Chicago
BS – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Board Certified, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowship, Hand/Microvascular Surgery – Washington University, St. Louis
Boards, American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Residency, General Surgery – Columbus/St. Joseph Hospitals, Chicago
Residency, Plastic Surgery Residency – SUMMA Health Systems
MD – Loyola Medical School, Chicago
MS – Loyola Medical School, Chicago
B.S. – Washington University, St. Louis
Board Certified, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Residency, Northwestern University
Dr. Stein has provided non surgical and Pain Management Services to the South Florida community for over 10 years. He has received numerous board certifications from the Board of Family Practice, Osteopathic Board of Sports Medicine, and the Board of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Stein has held numerous academic appointments such as serving as Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Assistant Professor for the Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, Florida and numerous other academic appointments.
Dr. Stein has also held numerous political appointments including past President of the Broward County Osteopathic Medical Association. He has also held various esteemed positions for the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Stein is recognized as an experienced Pain Management physician and is proficient in academic medicine as well. Dr. Stein now serves as a consultant and faculty member for Empire Medical Training.
B.A. – University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. – University of California, Los Angeles
M.D. – University of California, Los Angeles
Residency in Dermatology – University Of Oregon Health Sciences Center
Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine
Program Director, Dermatology Residency, University of California, Irvine
Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
Member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology
Member of the Dermatologic Society of Orange County
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