"Shino Bay" Aguilera, DO
A world renowned, multi-award winning Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Master Injector and celebrity Physician from South Florida. 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 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.
Ramtin Kassir, MD, FACS
Top Plastic Surgeon, triple board certified facial plastic surgeon in New Jersey, featured on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, “Fox News” and ABC’s “The Doctors” Ramtin Kassir, MD, FACS, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice since 1997. Dr. Kassir graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, going on to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His medical studies also include completing his Post-Doctoral training with a Residency in Otolaryngology, a Fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from the University of South Florida and many more.
In his 21-years’ experience, Dr. Kassir has received triple board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine respectfully. Dr. Kassir currently leads the Mona Lisa Cosmetic Surgery Center and is also affiliated with multiple hospitals located in New Jersey and New York. As a surgeon who is also a sculptor, Dr. Kassir stands by the ideal importance to “have an artistic eye when performing cosmetic surgery.”
Gregory A. Buford, MD F.A.C.S
Renowned Plastic Surgeon and Author, named “Top Plastic Surgeon West”. 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.
Stephen Cosentino, D.O.
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.
Alan Bauman, M.D. - A.B.H.R.S.
Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who has treated over 17,000 patients and performed over 7,000 surgical procedures since starting his medical hair loss practice, Bauman Medical Group, in 1997. Currently located in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Bauman is one of approximately 100 physicians worldwide to achieve the certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), is an accepted member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) and is also recommended by the American Hair Loss Association.
Azza Halim, M.D.
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 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.
Dr. Ti Jo "TJ" Tsay
fter 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
Cheryl Whitman remains a significant pioneering icon in the Aesthetics industry, operating for more than three decades. She is the founder & CEO of beautiful forever Aesthetic Business Consulting: a business created in 1995 designed to help physician clients devise strategies in creating their dream business. Cheryl’s diverse background has enabled her to provide the highest levels of attention to her clients, improving business practices across the United States and internationally.
Cheryl Whitman’s portfolio has extended to her achievements as a published author, as well as her strategic visions in creating right focused solutions and building strategic partnerships. Ultimately, Cheryl presents an innovative style of thinking that has made her a notable dignitary in the cosmetic medical businesses.
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