Advisory Board Bios

CCR 2017

Mr Norman Waterhouse FRCS FRCS(Plast)

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Chairman of the CCR Advisory Board

Norman Waterhouse graduated from Birmingham University in 1978. His early surgical training took place in Cambridge and Bristol and in 1982 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of  Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. His higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery was carried out in Bristol and London as well as periods spent at specialist centres in Bordeaux, Tokyo and Adelaide. In 1988 he gained the Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery FRCS (Plast).

He was appointed as a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital in 1989. He was subsequently appointed as Lead Clinician and Director of the Craniofacial Unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, treating all forms of facial conditions. His interest in facial surgery constituted the majority of his NHS practice. In 2005 he resigned from the NHS and is now in full time private practice, where he undertakes all forms of cosmetic surgery in addition to reconstructive and facial surgery. He has published over fifty papers in the medical literature, and has an active research and teaching profile. He has supervised undergraduate degree courses in conjunction with Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine. He is frequently an invited speaker and member of expert panels on international courses and conferences on facial aesthetic surgery. He has served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the British Journal of Plastic Surgery.

In 2003 he co-founded the charity Facing the World (www.facingtheworld.net) treating children from developing countries with a wide variety of congenital facial conditions. He has travelled to Sri Lanka, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Ethiopia treating children with cleft lip and palate and other major facial conditions.

He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The European Craniofacial Society, the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

He is a former President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is included in the Specialist Register established by the General Medical Council in 1995.

The Practice at 150 Harley Street has a well established dedicated team with a long tradition of providing excellent patient care.

CCR 2017


Cosmetic Physician

Dr Raj Acquilla graduated from Manchester University Medical School in 1999 and during his 16 year medical career has gained 12 years experience in Cosmetic Dermatology having performed over 25,000 procedures.

He is an expert in medical aesthetics, facial contouring and non-surgical facelift, Dermatological surgery including facial skin cancer and undergraduate / postgraduate clinical education. He runs busy private clinics in Cheshire, London and Ibiza in addition to his own Facial Aesthetic Academy where he is a recognised Masterclass Trainer using the latest and most innovative facial rejuventation techniques from demonstrating all around the globe.

He is a full member and Regional Chair of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, UK Ambassador for Allergan Facial Aesthetics, Faculty Member of The European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery, IMCAS, AMWC and Global Key Opinion Leader in the cosmetic use of Botulinum toxin and Fillers. He has been recently awarded an honorary fellowship with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

In addition to speaking at every major UK domestic conference, he has lectured extensively in Europe, South Africa, Russia, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific, Australia & New Zealand, Latin America and the USA. In 2012 he was given the prestigious title of Speaker of the Year at the UK Aesthetic Awards where he was also highly commended as Trainer of the Year and nominated as Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year 2013 & 2014. In 2014 he was listed as one of Tatlers finest cosmetic doctors in the UK. 

CCR 2017

Dr Tapan Patel MBBS MRCP MBCAM Dip Derm

Aesthetic Physician

Dr Tapan Patel is the founder and medical director of multi award winning PHI clinic. He has over 19 years of clinical experience and has been performing aesthetic treatments for 15 years. He is regularly listed in Tatler’s Top 30 Anti-Ageing Experts.

His approach to aesthetic medicine combines surgery and art to produce the best results for his patients: “I believe that unlike many other medical disciplines, the aesthetic physician needs to be able to balance a strong scientific background with an eye for artistic beauty. Knowing who to treat, what to treat them with and how to do the treatment safely is the cornerstone of aesthetic practice.”
Keeping abreast of new technological advances is crucial so Dr Tapan can offer his patients the safest and most effective treatment option for a wide range of skin and ageing concerns,
Dr Tapan is passionate about standards in aesthetic medicine and ensures that along with day-to-day clinic work he also attends as many conferences and meetings as possible.

CCR 2017

Ms Sharon Bennett RGN NIP

Cosmetic Nurse, Chair British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN).

Sharon has worked in Medical Aesthetics for 25 years.  She has set up, managed and advised cosmetic clinics both in London and overseas and was significantly involved in introducing Hyaluronic Acid fillers (Restylane) into the UK in 1996. This generated a particular interest in dermal injecting leading to ongoing training/education looking at cannula/needle techniques, facial anatomy, morphological changes with ageing and she is working on aesthetic competencies and protocols for the BACN and the Royal College.

CCR 2017

Dr Raina Zarb Adami MD MRCS MSc

Surgeon and Cosmetic Doctor

Raina Zarb Adami is a 31 year old Maltese surgeon specialising in non-invasive aesthetic medicine. She runs Aesthetic Virtue, in London’s Harley Street and in Malta, and is the  Medical Director of The Academy of Aesthetic Excellence, providing foundation and advanced training courses in aesthetic medicine to medical professionals.

CCR 2017

Dr David Harris MBBS FRCP

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Harris qualified in 1981 from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London. He trained initially in general internal medicine, obtaining his MRCP before pursuing his interest in dermatology.

His dermatology training started in 1987 at the Westminister and St Stephens hospital, London before spending three years in the Academic Department of Dermatology in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

CCR 2017

Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy MA (Oxon) BM BCh FRCS (Eng) DM FRCSm (Plast)

Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon

Shehan Hettiaratchy was born and raised in Hampshire, UK. He graduated as a doctor from Oxford University in 1994 with prizes in both medicine and surgery and a blue in boxing. He underwent surgical training in London, Birmingham, Boston and Sydney. He obtained FRCS(Eng) in 1998 and FRCS(Plast) in 2007.

CCR 2017

Mr Simon Withey MBBS MS FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast)

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Simon Withey was educated at Sherborne School before undertaking his medical studies in London. He graduated in 1984 and continued his surgical training at a number of London teaching hospitals, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989 and England in 1990.

CCR 2017

Dr Brian Franks BDS (U.Lond) LDS RCS (Eng) MFGDP (UK) FPFA ACIArb MEWI

Facial Aesthetics Practitioner

Brian is the Course Director and Senior Lecturer for the City of London Dental School, Natural Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Non-surgical Interventions PGA, PGCert and PGDip Programmes.

He is a Facial Aesthetics Practitioner and Joint Principal of the highly acclaimed Dr Brian Franks Facial Aesthetics and Wynyard Aesthetics Academy Training Courses which have been awarded external accreditation having been independently moderated and quality assured to fulfil nationally recognised academic standards.

Brian is a Visiting Senior Lecturer, MClinDent Programme, BPP University/City of London Dental School; Supporting Clinical Tutor, MSc Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire; Member of Health Education England, Cosmetic Non-surgical Interventions Expert Reference Group (ERG) and Task and Finish Group.

Brian is an experienced lecturer and teacher within the aesthetics/cosmetics and dental industries
He was formerly the Clinical Director, Dentistry, for Bupa (UK) and is a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy ("Fellowship of this distinguished Honour Academy is by invitation only and is limited to ethical dentists who have made a significant contribution to the profession and the community").

Brian also works as an Expert Witness – being a Member of the Expert Witness Institute, as well as being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

CCR 2017

Dr Emma Ravichandran MFDS RCPS BDS

Aesthetic Dentist

Dr Emma Ravichandran is a graduate of Glasgow University Dental School. She received her MFDS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. Initially working in general private dental practice, she moved to community dental practice to specialise in pediatric dentistry. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer at Glasgow University and has been involved with postgraduate training for 10 years.

Dr Ravichandran started training in aesthetic medicine in 2007 and co-founded the Clinetix Medispa group in 2010. She is a nationally recognised speaker and educator on aesthetic medicine and has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout the UK.

Dr Ravichandran has instructed and run training courses in IPL and PRP therapy for Syneron and Shuco. She sits on a number of consensus panels in the use of current aesthetic modalities and the development of future technologies. Her opinion is frequently sought after and she is a frequent contributor to magazine articles. Dr Ravichandran was voted the best aesthetic dentist UK 2013 at the UK Aesthetic Awards.

CCR 2017

Dr Greg Williams MBBS FRCS(Plast)

Hair Transplant Surgeon

Greg Williams spent 9 years as a Burns Consultant in the NHS, was the lead clinician at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Burns Service from 2006-2012 and was the Clinical Director for the London and South East of England Burn Network from 2008-2012. He co-authored the UK national documents for Burn Major Incidents, Burn Advice to National Trauma Networks and Thresholds for Admission to Burn Services.

During his Burns and Plastic Surgery training he developed an interest in hair restoration, acquired his early training in the specialty in Brazil and Canada in 2003, and was one of the only providers of hair transplants in the NHS. He now exclusively performs hair transplant surgery at the Farjo Hair Institute.

He is on the faculty of the Plastic Surgery MSc programme at University College London and is involved in running the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery.

CCR 2017

Dr Hema Sundaram BA (Hons) MA MB BChir (Cantab) FAAD

Consultant Dermatologist and Visiting Professor, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Dr Hema Sundaram MD FAAD is a fellowship-trained, board certified dermatologist, and the founder/director of her cosmetic dermatology, laser and surgery clinics in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from Cambridge University in England. She completed a 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 is a Visiting Professor for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). She has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, having served on the ASDS Education Work Group and now on its Media Relations Work Group; the International Master Course in Aging Skin (IMCAS) Paris, Asia and China Scientific Committees; International Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) Board of Directors; as Past-President and on the Scientific Board for the FACE2FACE congress in Cannes; as a Scientific Director for the Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress; and on Advisory Boards for other congresses in the US and overseas.

Dr Sundaram is a Principal Investigator for FDA studies. She serves as a Chair and Course Director for physician education initiatives in the US, Europe and Asia; and is the North American Chair for the Global Aesthetics Consensus, which brings together renowned injectables experts from throughout the world. She speaks nationally and 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, Editorial Advisor to Prime and other journals, and author of a book, "Face Value" (Rodale), which was honored by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include several chapters and original papers on fillers, neuromodulator toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals. Her clinic is noted for its charitable donations.

CCR 2017

Dr Kate Goldie MBChB BACD

Aesthetic Physician

Dr Goldie has been an Aesthetic Physician for over 10 years and is the Medical Director and founder of European Medical Aesthetics Ltd. Through our UK training arm, Medics Direct, Dr Goldie has overseen the training of over 4000 medical professionals. She regularly lectures globally and has taught medical aesthetics in 27 countries covering a wide range of basic and advanced techniques with a special interest in applied anatomy. Medical Director of the Advanced Rejuvenation Clinic, Dr Goldie has private practices in London’s Harley Street and Henley on Thames. She is an associate member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and the chairperson of the UK Aesthetic Medicine Expert Group with whom she co-authored the UK ‘Expert Consensus on Complications of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler Treatment’. She is also a board member of The Prime International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-ageing Medicine, and was recently voted as one of the top three Aesthetic doctors in the UK by peers at the Aesthetics Awards in December 2014.

CCR 2017

Dr Mukta Sachdev MD MBBS, Professor and Consultant Dermatologist

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr. Mukta Sachdev is a globally recognised skin of colour expert. She serves on the boards of several dermatology and device companies, helping firms define clinical usage guidelines and protocols, determine emergent product needs, define new formulations & determine proof of efficacy. She has led consulting projects for large national & international firms on products as well as devices. To know more about her consulting business visit www.msdermconsulting.com

Dr. Mukta is one of the leading practicing dermatologists in India. With two decades of clinical experience in medical, aesthetic & cosmetic dermatology, she has extensive experience in lasers & devices. Presently, she is a senior consultant & professor of the department of Dermatology at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore & has been head of the department of dermatology from 2011 to 2013.

She also runs a niche boutique dermatology clinic in Bangalore along with a team of expert dermatologists.

The MS Skin Centre offers effective, evidence & result based solutions to patients on a range of medical skin conditions & aesthetic skin procedures. Apart from providing a wide-range of medical & aesthetic dermatology solutions, the centre also has access to an expert in cosmetic eye surgeries & to a visiting plastic surgeon for consultations. The MS Skin Centre has recently introduced several new technologies for aesthetic procedures like botox, filler injectables & chemical peels. It is fully equipped with the latest lasers for pigmentation, acne scars, hair removal & hydra-microdermabrasion. The centre also uses specialised imaging & dermascopes to map & record lesions & results as required.

Dr. Mukta has significant research experience & leads a state-of-the-art dermatology cutaneous research & testing facility. MS Clinical Research (MSCR) has conducted over 80 end-to-end trials for leading international cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical & laser manufacturers. MSCR has won the Stevie Business Award for Female Innovator of the year 2013 & has received the WEConnect International Certification.

Conducting trainings & workshops to teach dermatology practitioners about new technology & clinical practices is a subject close to Dr. Mukta’s heart. As a global 'skin of colour’ expert, she regularly lectures at conferences in India & abroad. As one of the founding members of the International School of Lasers, Dermatology & Aesthetics (ISLDA), she regularly conducts workshops & hands-on training sessions for dermatology practitioners across South-east Asia & India.

Dr. Mukta is a regular speaker & faculty at international seminars & conferences on Dermatology such as the EADV, 5 CC, IMCAS Paris, Asia & China, & at the World Congress of Dermatology, to name a few. She also conducts guest lecture sessions with leading educational institutes, research foundations & hospitals. She has presented on a range of topics, with a focus on skin of colour. Dr Mukta is Fellow of AAD - USA & Member of the WDS, ISD, ASLMS, EADV, ESLD & IADVL to name a few. Her academic expertise spans across editing and contributing chapters in textbooks and publishing journal articles regularly.

With extensive retail experience, Dr. Mukta spearheads India’s first expert skin & hair care online boutique store, www.theskinstore.in. She was also one of the select few to be part of the Women’s Leadership Forum at the prestigious Harvard Business School & has been awarded first prize as part of the International 10000 Women Bangalore Cohort - a Goldman Sachs & Indian School of Business.

From a CSR perspective & as a skin of colour expert, she is now actively involved with several activities in India, and is focused on making a difference.

CCR 2017

Dr Sarah Tonks BDS MFDS MSc MBBS

Aesthetic Doctor, Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge

With dual qualifications in Medicine and Dentistry, Dr Sarah combines established and proven non surgical aesthetic treatments with natural therapies to maximise the results of treatment, making her one of London's premier practitioners of anti ageing medicine. She is a member of the editorial panel for The Aesthetics Journal and practices from per private rooms in West Kensington and Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge.

CCR 2017

Dr Stefanie Williams MD

Dermatologist, European Dermatology London

Dr Stefanie Williams is a clinical dermatologist with special expertise in Aesthetic Dermatology and a passion for healthy skin.

SPF stands for ‘sun protection factor’, although the SPF is more accurately the sun burn protection factor. Dr Stefanie Williams is the Founder and Medical Director at European Dermatology London, a private dermatology clinic in London’s Harley Street and Chelsea Bridge (www.eudelo.com). She is a fully qualified, GMC registered medical doctor and a Specialist Dermatologist. Stefanie graduated in Medicine in Germany. After many years of post-graduate Specialist training, she was awarded the title of Specialist in Dermatology by the Hamburg Medical Council on passing the rigorous German specialisation exam. The German medical system is highly regarded globally and seen by many as one of the best in the world.

Dermatology in particular has a strong tradition in Germany; taking a thoroughly comprehensive view of skin care, it includes not only General Dermatology, but also Aesthetic Dermatology. A leading key opinion leader in her field, Stefanie is frequently found on the speaker’s podium at international conferences worldwide. She is a member of various leading medical associations including the British Association of Dermatologists, European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology, British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Royal Society of Medicine and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. As a Medical Doctor, a Dermatologist and a Cosmetic Scientist, Stefanie is in a unique position to combine her in-depth knowledge of skin biology and troubled skin with her expertise in aesthetic procedures and skincare. A renowned pioneer in Regenerative Cosmetic Dermatology, her extensive experience covers a wide range of non-surgical treatments including Fillers, ‘Botox’, Medical Growth Factor Needling/DermaPen, Dracula Therapy, Gel Needling and Skin Biorevitalisation. She also uses the latest cannula techniques for restoring skin volume and facial contours. In addition to diagnosing and managing skin diseases including diagnosis of skin cancers, Stefanie has a special interest in the management of adult acne, rosacea and sun damage. She has published in-depth reports on topics ranging from Sun Protection to Mole Checks and Acne which are all available on request. Her range of special medical grade Facials are highly results driven and designed to nurture, regenerate and promote healthy skin.  Tailored to individual patient needs these treatments are completely different from High Street or Spa Facials.

Not just armed with a prescription pad, Stefanie takes a holistic approach to the management of skin problems and encourages patients to review their diet and lifestyle as well as their daily skincare regime to achieve the best possible outcomes.  In July 2013, she published her first book, ‘Future Proof Your Skin - Slow down your biological clock by changing the way you eat’, which features the ground-breaking FuturApprovedTM Plan. The much anticipated follow up ‘Future Proof Your Skin - and live longer with stress management’ was released in April 2014.  ‘The Stress Reduction Kit’ unveils the next phase of Stefanie’s research, focusing on the mind as an essential component in the quest for good health and good skin.  Comprising a one-of-a-kind meditation CD, exclusive access to a four-week online course and an accompanying guide book, the Stress Kit was created in partnership with experts in psychology, neurolinguistic programming and brainwave entrainment.

CCR 2017

Uliana Gout MBBS BSc

Cosmetic Physician, MBBS BSc

Dr Uliana Gout is a Cosmetic Physician and founder of a private practice - London Aesthetic Medicine Services Ltd. She serves as Principal Trainer in one of Europe largest Aesthetic Medicine Schools teaching a variety of non-surgical treatment modalities. Dr Gout is a Chairperson of the International Peeling Society. Dr Gout regularly presents at international congresses, as well as being involved in a number of research programmes & publications.

CCR 2017

Ms Helena Collier BSc RGN DNC PGDp

Independent Prescriber and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Helena Collier is Clinic Director of Skintalks Medical Aesthetics (Scotland) and the former Consultant Editor of the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing.

Helena entered the field of Aesthetic Medicine after a very successful and rewarding career spanning 26 years within the NHS, she is passionate about education within her chosen field and strives for aesthetic medicine to be given both professional respect and recognition as a discipline of healthcare.

Helena was one of the first Practitioners in the UK to achieve the Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with a commendation from Greenwich University London (2009).  Recognised as one of the most skilled aesthetic practitioners in Scotland she continues to train extensively. Helena frequently attends masterclasses to enhance her knowledge and perfect her injecting skills.  Helena became one of the first Allergan Nurse Ambassadors and a faculty member of the Allergan Medical Institute.  Helena currently works in close partnership with Merz Pharma as a key opinion leader and regularly delivers masterclasses through out the UK and Ireland. Helena continues to teach and mentor other Doctors, Dentists and Nurses. Helena has performed in the region of 30,000 procedures and has had upwards of 30 clinical papers/articles published.

CCR 2017

Miss Julie Brackenbury RGN

Independent Nurse Prescriber, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Cosmetic & Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

Julie qualified at St.Mary’s Hospital, London in 1999. A vastly experienced anti-ageing injector, with over 8 years of experience, as well as working alongside Cosmetic Surgeons, Julie specialises in all aspects of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Previously, she has worked in women’s health and in Harley Street looking after women undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. She has also cared for male to female transgender reassignment cases and brings her experience to deliver effective non-surgical facial femization procedures.

Julie is a director and board member for the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses. She is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and writes published articles on their behalf.
Her proudest moment of her career to date was winning an Aesthetic Nurse of the Year award for ethical practice presented by Dame Esther Rantzen

CCR 2017

Mr Marc D Pacifico MD FRCS (Plast)

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices.

He has built his reputation on a combination of a high level of surgical skill, his artistic eye and his holistic, friendly approach to patient care. His particular areas of interest include plastic surgery to the face and breast, as well as body contouring surgery. The look Marc aims to achieve is a natural, fresh look, in all areas of aesthetic surgery. Marc particularly focuses on the care his patients receive pre- and post-operatively, in order to optimize the outcome of surgery and provide all under his care with a smooth recovery after their procedure.

Marc recognizes the continuum between non-surgical and surgical techniques, using all available options to formulate a bespoke treatment plan for every individual. This process has been further enabled by the opening of his private clinic Purity Bridge in Tunbridge Wells, that provides the best level of care possible to his patients.

The art of rejuvenation is not a “one stop shop” but rather a process, with the right procedure required at the right time for the right outcome. That means maintaining surgical results with specifically timed non-surgical interventions, as well as a global approach to the individual that is outcome driven.

Marc Pacifico is a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery, and is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the General Medical Council (number 4412407) and a member of BAAPS, BAPRAS and ISAPS.

CCR 2017

Mr Paul Banwell (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast), Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr Paul Banwell FRCS(Plast) is a Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon based in the South East of England. Paul has developed an international reputation in the fields of cosmetic surgery, skin health and skin cancer and lectures worldwide on these subjects. He has published extensively and is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School. He was the Founder and Head of The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Unit (MASCU) in East Grinstead for many years but now is the Plastic Surgery Lead with SCDS, the largest community skin service in the UK.

CCR Dr Sandeep

Dr Sandeep H Cliff MBBS BSc FRCP

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

Sandeep has a private cosmetic skin practice in London and Surrey and heads up skin clinics as dermatologist lead in the NHS. He is a senior lecturer and Sub-Dean at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  

Dr Cliff has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on cosmetic dermatology.  Sandeep has also undertaken a number of research studies and been a principle investigator for a number of clinical studies which have been peer reviewed and published.  His clinical interest is in the use of combination procedures and cosmeceutical skincare to produce a natural and more youthful look in his patients.

Dr Firas Al Niaimi

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi MSc MRCP EBDV,

Consultant Dermatologist and Laser Surgeon

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi MSc, MRCP, EBDV completed his full specialist training in dermatology in Manchester, one of the largest dermatology centres in Europe where he worked alongside nationally-renowned dermatologists.

He subsequently completed a prestigious advanced dermatological surgery and lasers fellowship in the world-renowned dermatology institute of St John's at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London for a full year. He has also received advanced laser training from world experts in the USA and is one of few in the UK who is certified in advanced laser resurfacing.

Throughout his career he has participated in various scientific activities and presented on numerous occasions nationally and internationally where he won prizes for his work. He has in excess of 90 publications including several chapters of books and his own book for preparation for dermatology specialist examination. He is a reviewer and on the advisory board for a number of well-respected dermatology journals and a key opinion leader for cosmeceutical and laser companies. He has a wide range of skills which include skin conditions, skin surgery, advanced lasers and cosmetic dermatology.

Anna Baker

Ms Anna Baker BN RGN INP PGCert-Applied Clinical Anatomy,

Facial Anatomy Teaching Coordinator & Assistant Tutor

Anna Baker is a Cosmetic and Dermatology Nurse Practitioner who has been involved in developing Facial Anatomy Teaching with Lead Tutor, Mr Dalvi Humzah, since it's inception in 2012.

Anna has worked alongside Mr Dalvi Humzah as a Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner for 5 years and has jointly run nurse-led cosmetic clinics with him. Anna has previously held a national injectable role for a group of cosmetic skin clinics and worked independently as a cosmetic nurse. In addition to these roles, she runs Topical Photodynamic Therapy Clinics to treat types of non-melanoma skin cancers.

With a keen interest in Facial Anatomical dissection, Anna holds a post-graduate certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy-specialising in head and neck anatomy, and was recently awarded “Highly Commended” at the 2015 Aesthetic Awards in the “Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year” category. Anna is part of the Editoral Board for the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and a Specialist Nurse Advisor for PMFA News and contributes anatomical articles to a number of aesthetic journals. She has presented at national aesthetic and anatomical conferences and has been a previous runner up for "Dermatology Nurse of The Year" at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2014. Anna has recently been awarded "Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year" at The British Journal of Nursing Awards 2016.

Miss Sherina Balaratnam

Miss Sherina Balaratnam MBBS MRCS(Edin) MSc(UCL),

Surgeon and Cosmetic Doctor,

Miss Sherina Balaratnam is a surgeon with a background in plastic surgical training who has devoted the last seven years of her medical career to specialising in the latest non-surgical cosmetic treatment innovations.

Her subtle and highly personalised approach to facial rejuvenation has earned her a place as one of the UK's leading non-surgical cosmetic specialists. She regularly trains other healthcare professionals on advanced injectable techniques and the consultation process.

Miss Balaratnam is well known for her natural-looking results, and carries out consultations from her new medical aesthetic clinic in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Dr Leslie Baumann

Dr Leslie Baumann MD

Cosmetic Dermatologist, Founder and CEO, Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute 

Dr Leslie Baumann, M.D. is internationally known for her contributions to the field of cosmetic dermatology and is the Director of the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute in Miami Beach.  She founded the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute in 1997, prior to which she served as Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.  

She earned her medical degree from Baylor University in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.  

Dr. Baumann is a highly sought after consultant and clinical investigator and is a Fellow of the prestigious American Dermatological Association.

Professor Daniel Cassuto

Professor Daniel Cassuto MD

Plastic Surgeon

Professor Daniel Cassuto's Surgery is a private practice in located in Milan.

He is a Professor (a Contratto) of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery – Plastic Surgery Department, University Hospital (Policlinico) of Modena, Italy (Dir.: Pr G. De Santis).

“Unit for the treatment of complications from fillers”, Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital “Policlinico di Modena” (Dir.: Pr G. De Santis).

Speaker/Consultant/Preceptor for the following companies:

Syneron, Lasering, DEKA, Galderma, Endymed, Anteis, Eufoton, Asclepion, Perf-action, Sciton, Viora, Merz, Alma.

Professor Cassuto has more than 160 Scientific presentations.


Dr Maria Gonzalez

Dr Maria Gonzalez MBBS DDSc, MSc,


Dr Gonzalez has worked exclusively in the field of dermatology for the past 22 years. During this period she divided her time between academic work at Cardiff University and clinical work at the University Hospital of Wales. Here Maria distinguished herself as a leader and innovator in the teaching of dermatology winning awards for her contribution to the field. Dr Gonzalez’s areas of special interest include dermatologic surgery, laser surgery, treatment of pigmentary disorders, treatment of hair disorders, treatment of skin cancers and the management of acne and acne scarring. Maria has been practicing in the field of cosmetic dermatology for more than a decade and has spoken widely and published on relevant cosmetic dermatology subjects.

Dr Tamara Griffiths

Dr Tamara Griffiths MD FAAD,

Consultant Dermatologist,

Dr Tamara Griffiths received her dermatology training at the University of Michigan, USA and the University of Manchester, UK.  An American Board Certified dermatologist and on the UK Specialist Register, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists.  Currently a Consultant Dermatologist at the Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal NHS Trust, she has expertise in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. As dermatology Training Programme Director for the North Western Deanery and Chair of the Specialist Training Committee, she is extensively involved in the recruitment and training of dermatology registrars at both regional and national levels. 

Dr Griffiths is an internationally recognised key opinion leader in the area of cosmetic dermatology. As Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, she heads clinical research on various aspects of aesthetic medicine and frequently interacts with broadcast and print media on the subject, which has included appearances on the BBC’s Horizon Programme and Channel 4’s How to Look Good Naked.  She is a founder member and President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and is a spokesperson on aesthetic issues and Trustee for the research charity the British Skin Foundation. As past advisor to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and current member of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) she influences both national and international policy relating to cosmetic procedures. In 2007 she was voted one of Britain’s top doctors by Tatler Magazine.

Dr Benoit Hendrickx

Professor Benoit Hendrickx MD PhD FCCP FEBOPRAS

Plastic Surgeon,

During his training as a plastic surgeon at the University Hospitals Leuven, Doctor Hendrickx earned a PhD in biomedical science about stem cell therapy and specialized thereafter for 3 years on the most renowned centres in England and Australia in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

He immersed himself in microsurgical breast reconstructions for more than a year in the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, United Kingdom. Then he turned his focus on aesthetic surgery in the McIndoe Surgical Centre, a private hospital for plastic surgery in East Grinstead and he worked with several famous London surgeons in Harley Street.

He perfected further in aesthetic surgery at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, where he worked with the best plastic surgeons in that part of the world and further specialized in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation techniques such as botox treatments fillers, facial surgery, breast surgery and surgery after weight loss. Dr Hendrickx is currently working as a staff member at the University Hospital of Brussels and in Duinbergen Clinic in Knokke, his hometown. Moreover, he gives training in facial anatomy and treatments with Botox and fillers to doctors at home and abroad. 

Dr Hendrickx is an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  and is a member of the board of directors of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery. He is concurrently chairman of the two major European research associations in 2016 within the plastic surgery: the European Plastic Surgery Research Council  and the EURAPS Research Council . 

Mr Ash Mosahebi

Mr Ash Mosahebi MBBS FRCS FRCS(Plast) PhD MBA,

Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon,

Ash qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas Medical school in London. His Plastic surgical training was in London Deanery in some of the largest & busiest hospitals in UK. He has have further specialist training in reconstructive & aesthetic surgery in New York & Belgium. He has been awarded certificate of completion of training (CCT) in Plastic surgery & is listed as a specialist in General Medical Council’s register.

Ash is a Consultant & Honorary senior lecturer at Royal Free Hospital, University College Medical School, London. He is a author a number of publications & has lectured extensively worldwide. He is involved in pioneering research work on regenerating new tissues through new biomaterials & tissue engineering.

Dr Simon Ravichandran

Dr Simon Ravichandran MBChB MRCS, 

Aesthetic Doctor and ENT Surgeon

Dr Simon Ravichandran trained as an ear, nose and throat surgeon and worked as a speciality doctor in the Lanarkshire Hospitals Trust until 2016.  He co-founded the Clinetix Medispa group in 2010 and is the founder and chairman of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners.  He is a nationally recognised speaker and educator of aesthetic medicine, known for his enthusiasm and passion when teaching.  He facilitates on the Facial Plastics Training Course at Ninewells, Dundee and is working closely  with Northumberland University in the development of the Post Grad MSc in Aesthetic Medicine.

Lou Sommereux

Ms Lou Sommereux,  RNMH NIP BACN 

Lou is a highly experienced Clinic Director and Nurse Prescriber with a background in mental health and general nursing. She is well respected for her experience, safe practice and expertise which resulted in being awarded the prestigious Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner UK 2014 and has since been nominated for The Safety in Beauty Award for Aesthetic Nurse practitioner 2017. She was also recommended by the 2016 Tatler Cosmetic Guide as best clinic for new patients.

Lou is currently studying for her Masters in Aesthetics and is a member of the Galderma Global Faculty for Aesthetic Nurses and CPR Advisory Board.



Professor Luiz Toledo

Professor Luiz Toledo MD,

Consultant Plastic Surgeon 

Professor Luiz Toledo is known and respected as an innovator in the surgical techniques of facial rejuvenation and body contouring. A highly sought after lecturer, Dr. Toledo is one of the key developers of superficial Liposculpture and one of the pioneers of the fat grafting technique. He coined the term ‘ The Brazilian Buttock ’ a technique that he has been using for almost 30 years.  One of his interests is in the development of minimally invasive techniques in aesthetic surgery.  Dr Toledo has edited fourteen plastic surgery textbooks and has contributed countless chapters to other surgeons’ books and published more than 60 scientific papers in Brazilian and International publications. He has given more than 100 teaching courses about Aesthetic Surgery and organized 28 international congresses and symposiums.

Dr Jani van Loghem

Dr Jani van Logham MD, 

Aesthetic Physician

Jani van Loghem, vice-president of the Dutch Society of Aesthetic Medicine (NVCG) and chairman of its Complication Registration Committee and chairman of its Educational Committee, specializes in treatment technologies with rejuvenating effects such as injectables, liposuction, lasers and chemical peels. Jani is responsible for the content and execution of a 2-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 like plastic surgery and dermatology. Within this curriculum, Jani is leading teacher and coordinator of the module of injectables.

After his medical studies, Jani worked as a junior doctor in general surgery and later aesthetic plastic surgery. He learned working with aesthetics in different private clinics and through many congresses, conferences, training courses and workshops. From his background as a medical biologist and his interest to dive deeply into the literature, he developed a thorough understanding of the science behind aesthetic medicine, which he applies in daily practice from his own clinic Doctors Inc in Amsterdam. Doctors Inc offers patients a wide variety of procedures; from plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine to skin therapy and beautician treatments.

In his clinic in Amsterdam, Jani receives many dozens of doctors a year from around the world for specialized advanced training programs in injectables. He also offers lectures at many international congresses, like AMWC, Face2face, IMCAS, WCAD, AMEC, and many more. Jani has been working for pharmaceutical companies like Allergan and Merz Aesthetics, Ipsen and has been traveling the world to visit colleagues in order to share his knowledge, tips and tricks with especially the Merz portfolio as a Key Opinion Leader. Jani has laid the foundations of the international Train the Trainer program by Merz Aesthetics and is actively involved in the development of all training programs offered by Merz.

Dr Daron Seukaron

Dr Daron Seukeran MBChB(Glasgow) DCH DRCOG MRCGP FRCP (Lon),

Consultant Dermatologist 

Dr Daron Seukeran is a Consultant Dermatologist at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and previously worked at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He is the Medical Director of the SK:N Laser Clinics  in Harley street and Maida Vale in London and the SKN unit on Teesside based at the Hospital . 

Dr Seukeran has a wide range of expertise in laser surgery but particularly in the area of laser resurfacing for acne scarring as well as other forms of laser ablation.

He is one of the authors of  the Cochrane review for Acne Scarring as well as publishes and lectures regularly on laser surgery and other areas of Dermatology.

His present research is in the area of laser treatment of inflammatory acne.

Mr Dalvi Humzah

Mr Dalvi Humzah BSc(Hons) MBBS(Hons) AKC FRCS(Glas) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Plast) MBA, 

Consultant Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon 

Mr Dalvi Humzah is a Consultant Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon and has developed his aesthetic practice over 18 years to combine surgical and non-surgical procedures for his patients. He has a BSc in Anatomy and an MBA, he is fully registered with the General Medical Council and holds a licence to practice medicine; his name appears on their Specialist Register for PLASTIC SURGERY.

He is an award winning Tutor with a National and International presence in the field of Aesthetics. He has extensive experience in the management and treatment of non-surgical complications, performing non-surgical treatments for over 25 years. He is an internationally acclaimed expert facial anatomist and a recognised national and international tutor.

Currently an examiner for the Intercollegiate MRCS for the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Mr Dalvi Humzah has an active interest in teaching and training and has been a Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. At present he is a Regional Advisor for The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is the Plastic Surgery Representative on the MAC at The Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospitals and was previously Chairman of the MAC, Chairman of the Greater Midlands Skin Cancer NSSG and Co-Chairman of the UK Botulinum Toxin Group for Aesthetics (UKBTGA).

Mr Dalvi Humzah is a Global Key Opinion Leader for a number of companies in the Aesthetic Sector. He has published extensively while actively teaching, training and lecturing nationally and internationally. He is the Aesthetics Sub-Editor for PMFA News and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Aesthetics. He holds Consultancy roles in the management of complications and provides advice to several aesthetic pharmaceutical companies and has been involved in the research and development of many injectable products. He has a keen interest in non-surgical rejuvenation and regularly teaches and lectures internationally on facial anatomy in relation to cosmetic rejuvenation with extensive experience in a variety of injectable products.

Mr Dalvi Humzah is the Director and Lead Tutor of Medicos Rx and has developed the teaching programme for Aesthetic practitioners. The 'Facial Anatomy Teaching' has won 'Best Training Category' for 3 consecutive years at The Aesthetic Awards 2013-15. Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Clinical Training Courses has been shortlisted under 'Best Training Initiative' at The Safety in Beauty Awards 2016.