ECAMS Senior Faculty
Peter Prendergast BMedSc MB BCh MRCS
Dr Peter Prendergast is a renowned cosmetic doctor and surgeon who has established over 15 cosmetic clinics across Ireland and the UK. He has trained hundreds of doctors all over the world in injectable and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and is regarded as a leading authority in aesthetic medicine. Dr Prendergast is a founding member of the European College of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, International Society of Lipolysis Therapy and numerous other international societies. He is a pioneer in scarless thread lift techniques, third-generation ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, non-surgical body contouring and combination approaches to facial volumising and rejuvenation. Dr Prendergast is a co-author of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine at the University of Leicester in the UK, the first University affiliated Diploma of its kind in the world. He has written book chapters in body contouring and suture lifting and writes regular features in international journals and magazines.
Suleyman Eserdag MD
Dr Eserdag has specialized in obstetrics and gynecology for the last 18 years and is one of the pioneers of aesthetic gynecology in Europe. Based in Ankara, Turkey, Dr Eserdag trained at Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health and Educational Hospital, the largest maternity hospital in Turkey. He worked as Chief of Gynecology at Kazan National Hospital where he was also promoted to President of Health Group, an advocacy organization that promotes public health in the region. He acquired unique training experiences from some of the world’s most renowned experts when cosmetic vaginal surgery was in its infancy. Through his own pioneering work, artistic skill and focus, he has refined and modified several techniques in order to offer to his patients the most effective treatments and the most beautiful results.
In 2003, Dr Eserdag established his renowned clinic, Hera Women’s Health Center, which attracts thousands of patients every year from countries all over the region. His practice is now dedicated to aesthetic gynecology and sexual medicine, offering the full range of procedures in cosmetic vaginal surgery, from labiaplasty and vaginoplasty to complex laser surgery and non-surgical tightening with carbon dioxide and radiofrequency energy sources. Dr Eserdag has published widely in national and international peer reviewed publications. He is an active Member in various international societies and is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine. He has a passion for communication, education and teaching, having lectured and delivered numerous workshops over the last decade. He is Founder and President of Vaginismus Therapy, an educational and research organization and attracts over 20,000 visits per day to his websites dedicated to vaginismus, sexual medicine, and cosmetic gynecology.
Malcolm D. Paul MD
Malcolm Paul in an internationally acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon with almost 40 years experience in facial plastic surgery. Based in Newport Beach, California, Dr Paul is recognised across there United States for his excellence and skill in creating stunning, natural results to the extent that he has been included in lists such as Best Doctors in America, Orange County Top Doctors, and U.S. Guide to Top Doctors.
Dr Paul opened his Newport practice in 1975. He has taught surgery at all levels during his post as Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at Irvine, which he has held since 2008. Also at UC Irvine, he is the Co-Director of the Aesthetic Surgery Resident Program.
Dr Paul is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is widely published in journals and textbooks and his superior knowledge in the field is also reflected in the vast number of senior and directorial roles in the Unites States' surgical arena: Dr Paul is former President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Traveling Professor, the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (1998-2000), Secretary, California Society of Plastic Surgeons (1999-2000) and Vice-President, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (1999-2000).
Alfredo Hoyos MD
Dr Alfredo Hoyos is one of the most gifted and renowned body contouring surgeons in the world. He received his medical degree from El Rosario University in Bogota, Colombia, where he specialized in plastic, aesthetic, maxillofacial, and hand surgery. He completed three visiting fellowships in New York in aesthetic, maxillofacial, and facial aesthetic surgery. He is now a renowned cosmetic plastic surgeon, most noted for his innovations in ultrasound-assisted liposuction, including the world famous VASER Hi-Def and VASER 4D Lipo. He passes on his experience and innovation in UAL, including dynamic definition liposculpture (VASER 4D Lipo), as senior faculty of ECAMS. He teaches his incredible techniques to surgeons from all over the world at unique live surgery training courses. He is also a widely published author, a highly respected lecturer, and a sought after expert in his field. In 2014, Dr Hoyos co-authored, with ECAMS President Dr Prendergast, the cosmetic surgery amazon bestseller High Definition Body Sculpting. Art and Advanced Lipoplasty Techniques.
Alberto Di Giuseppe MD
Alberto Di Giuseppe MD is board certified in plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery and is senior surgeon at the University of Ancona Plastic Surgery Department. He is also Associate Professor of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Oradea, Romania, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Lipoplasty University of Austin, Texas. Dr Di Giuseppe is a leading trainer in VASER lipoplasty and trains doctors from all over the world in advanced lipoplasty techniques. He is co-editor of the most comprehensive textbook in liposuction, Liposuction: Principles and Practice (Springer 2006) and Body Contouring: Art, Science, and Clinical Practice (Springer 2010). He has busy aesthetic medicine and surgery practices in Ancona, Bologna, and Milan, Italy.
Jani Van Loghem MD
Dr. van Loghem is vice-president of the Dutch Society of Aesthetic Medicine (NVCG) and Chairman of both its Complication Registration Committee and Educational Committee. He is a renowned authority and leading international trainer in aesthetic medicine, focusing on injectables, liposuction, lasers and chemical peels. He is Key Opinion Leader and trainer for several aesthetic companies including Allergan, Ipsen and Merz and is regularly invited to speak and demonstrate at most of the international congresses including AMWC, IMCAS, WCAD and AMEC. Dr van Loghem is responsible for the content and execution of a two-year curriculum of the new official medical profile specialism Aesthetic Medicine, which is held at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and is supported by all medical specialties that work in the aesthetic field including plastic surgery and dermatology. Within this curriculum, he is leading teacher and coordinator of the module in injectables.
Dennis Hammond MD
Dr. Dennis Hammond, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is one of the world's most recognized and respected authorities in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He has co-edited one of the most influential textbooks in plastic surgery along with his friend and colleague Dr. Scott Spear from Georgetown University in Washington DC. In addition, he has authored numerous book chapters concerning a host of breast related topics in nearly every respected plastic surgery textbook currently in use. He has now also written his own single author textbook, "Atlas of Aesthetic Breast Surgery" first published in 2009. Dr Hammond serves as an associate editor for "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," the main scientific journal for plastic surgeons around the world. Dr. Hammond also serves on the editorial board for Annals of Plastic Surgery, and serves as a reviewer for scientific articles for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Journal of Aesthetic Surgery. He is a member of and serves on numerous committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Hammond is also a member of the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Hammond is a pioneer in aesthetic breast surgery. He developed and marketed his own tissue expander for breast reconstruction, developed the internationally utilized BodyLogic evaluation system used for implant sizing in breast augmentation, and participated in nearly every known breast implant study since 1990. Dr Hammond also served as the medical director for the Contour Profile Gel (CPG) anatomically shaped cohesive gel breast implant (gummy bear implant) study marketed by the Mentor Corporation, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson.
Currently his practice focuses on all aspects of both aesthetic as well as reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Hammond has also developed a particular interest in revisionary breast surgery treating complications from previous procedures.
Wolfgang Gubisch, Prof. Dr. med
Professor dr med. Wolfgang Gubisch is Senior Director of the Clinic for Fascial Plastic Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart and Chairman of the Council of Experts of the German Nose Surgeons. He is a renowned authority in functional and aesthetic nose surgery, aesthetic facial and neck surgery and reconstructive facial and neck surgery. Professor Gubisch is scientific consultant of of numerous, leading German and international journals and forums. For thirty years he has been fascinated with, and dedicated his career, to rhinoplasty surgery.
Hossam Foda MD, Prof.
Dr Foda is Head of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Department of Otolarygology at Alexandria Medical School, Egypt. He is a world-renowned authority in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and has dedicated the last twenty years of his career to the subject. Dr Foda has made valuable contributions to the literature of rhinoplasty and has given live surgical demonstrations in every continent. His remarkably beautiful rhinoplasty results, even in the most difficult cases, coupled with his excellent teaching skills, has made him one of the most sought after instructors in rhinoplasty in the world. He is senior faculty at the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery.
Melvin A. Shiffman MD, JD
Melvin A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D. received his M.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1957 and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law in Orange, California in 1976. He has been practicing in the field of general surgery, oncologic surgery (cancer and allied diseases), reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He has been a medical legal consultant in medical malpractice, personal injury cases, and medical board problems. He is President of the American College of Legal Medicine (2009-2010) and has been Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center, Tustin, California since 2002. He has edited and authored more than 275 papers, 30 books and 130 chapters in the fields of law and medicine, general surgery, cancer surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He lectures internationally on cosmetic surgery and legal medicine. His books include “Medical Malpractice: Handling General Surgery Cases” 1990, “Attorneys Guide to Oncology Cases” 1994, “Ethics in Forensic Science and Medicine” 2000, “Autologous Fat Transplantation” 2001, “Medical Jurisprudence for the Physician, Surgeon, and Office Staff” 2002, “Aesthetic Surgery of the Abdominal Wall” 2005, “Liposuction: Principles and Practice” 2006, “Simplified Facial Rejuvenation” 2007, “Breast Augmentation: Principles and Practice” 2009, and “Mastopexy and Breast Reduction: Principles and Practice” 2009.
Angelo Rebelo MD
One of the most respected and talented cosmetic surgeons in the world, Dr Rebelo is truly a visionary in aesthetic surgery. He graduated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 1980 and became a specialist in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery. He has been practicing exclusively in private practice for 15 years, and as Clinic Director and cosmetic surgeon at the world renowned Clinica Milénio for the last 8 years. Dr Rebelo is highly sought after internationally. He has taught and performed surgical demonstrations in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, England, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Argentine, Peru, Australia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Chine, etc. He speaks and lectures regularly at conferences and scientific sessions. Dr Rebelo is a pioneer in aesthetic surgery, having designed various surgical instruments, such as the Rebelo cannula, and developed innovative techniques that improve results. These include breast augmentation under local anaesthesia, breast reduction areolo-vertical, nutational infrasonic liposculpture (personal experience of more than 23,000 cases), blepharoplasty with mini-incisions, short-scar facelift, and new applications for aesthetic surgery under local anaesthesia. He is an active member of professional societies and associations throughout the world. Dr Rebelo’s unique training courses at Clinica Milénio, his teaching skills, and pioneering new techniques are the subject of media attention in Portugal and internationally.
Dr Alice Michael Prethima
Dr Alice has been at the forefront of aesthetic medicine and surgery in South East Asia for over a decade. As a trained gynecologist with 25 years experience, she continues to pioneer cosmetic procedures at her three centres in Malaysia. She is particularly renowned for ambulatory cosmetic surgery, including cell-enriched fat grafting, threadlifts, laser vaginoplasty, ultrasound and power-assisted lipoplasty, and tissue tightening. Dr Alice believes in sharing knowledge; she delivers workshops internationally, she is a consultant and appointed trainer for various leading aesthetic brands, and she is regularly invited to give her expert opinion in the media. Dr Alice has forums, articles, and papers published in magazines and journals of several languages. As well as directing three busy aesthetic clinics in Malaysia, Dr Alice continues to conduct research in novel technologies and products. She has developed her own line of health related products including anti-aging, skin, and hair growth related products.
Dr Sherif Wakil
Dr Wakil is pioneering non-surgical sexual aesthetics in the UK at his award-winning clinic on London's Harley Street. He has performed over 20,000 procedures over two decades of practice and has brought several new treatments to the UK and Europe including the revolutionary use of platelet-rich plasma for sexual rejuvenation, the O-shot and the P-shot.
Dr Wakil is a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences and is the only trainer for some of the pioneering procedures he peforms in Europe and the Middle East. His combination protocols for genital rejuvenation using energy-based devices, lasers, and biologic therapies have been adopted by many of his trainees who have incorporated them successfully into their practices.
He is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and active member of several professional bodies including the General Medical Council, American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association, British College of Aesthetic Medicine and British Association of Body Sculpting.
Dr Danilo De Gregorio
Danilo De Gregorio is a plastic surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in aesthetic medicine and all areas of cosmetic surgery. He has established several renowned aesthetic medical centers across Italy. Dr De Gregorio graduated at Perugia University, pursued a Postgraduate University Masters in Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery at the University of San Marino and "La Sapienza" of Roma, and obtained a position as Associate Professor of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery from 2009 to 2011 at the University of San Marino. He is an active faculty member of the International Society of Surgical Anatomy where he teaches clinically oriented anatomy through detailed cadaver dissections. He divides his time between his teaching commitments in Nice, France, and his busy aesthetic medicine and surgery practices in Perugia, Roma, Ancona, Bologna, Mantova, and Verona, Italy.
Hema Sundaram MD
Dr Sundaram is a fellowship-trained board certified dermatologist, and the Founder/Director of her aesthetic dermatology practice in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge. Her subsequent training includes a pre-registration year at The Royal London Hospital, dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, post-doctoral research in molecular biology, and a medical staff research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health during which she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Sundaram has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, serving on the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Education Work Group, the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) Board of Directors, the IMCAS Scientific Committee, as a Principal Investigator for FDA studies, and as a Chair and Course Director for physician education initiatives. She speaks internationally at dermatology and plastic surgery conferences and is an advisor to Medscape, the Dermatology Education Initiative, The HealthCentral Network online and Fitness magazine.
Dr. Sundaram is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, an editorial advisor to other journals including Prime North America, and the author of a book, Face Value [Rodale], which was honored by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include chapters on fillers, toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals, and she is a Section Editor for the 2nd Multidisciplinary Edition of Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Her practice is noted for its charitable donations.