We’re back with our most desired 101 list! This time bringing YOU the special : 101 Women Doctors of Instagram.
You know how we do this one, selecting 101 women entrepreneurs and professionals from different industries per year that stand out in their respective fields. To date we’ve done 101 Women Entrepreneurs, 101 Black-Owned Brands, 101 Women In Art, 101 Women Pilots and now coming to you with the ultimate #GOSSY Doctors of the Instagram world. The Medical industry is a very special place for women, for they are recognized as better than men in certain fields. With over 55% of women in medical school and growing yearly, there’s a reason they say women are more nurturing. Our next Print Issue Cover girl, @DoctorAmira is definitely a #GOSS. She proves that a woman can be a professional all while staying stylish, being a mother and a wife. She is truly remarkable and we are so excited to have her as our first cover in medicine.
Here is 101 women in the Medical field. From plastics, oncologist, radiologist, cardiologist and the specialties goes on and on… Keeping it real, sassy and stylish. AKA Keeping it Gossy. *List is by alphabetic order*
Dr Aaliya Yaqub, MD
Dr. Aaliya Yaqub, MD is a Board-certified Physician, Wellness Expert and the Chief Medical Officer at Thrive Global. (Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance.) She attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She also completed a specialized fellowship in the Department of Dermatology at Stanford where she published ground-breaking research and book chapters on cutaneous fibrosing disorders. After training, she was one of the first physicians at the Facebook Health Center where she doctored employees and executives. She remains on the adjunct faculty at Stanford Medical school where she teaches medical students.
She has been the personal concierge physician to A-list celebrities, public company CEOs, professional athletes and musicians. She is the medical founder of Forward, a chain of nationwide modern doctor’s offices powered by AI. Dr. Yaqub is a pioneer in the design of patient-centered, AI-driven healthcare solutions and clinics. She is also the medical founder of Simple HealthKit, an innovative rapid diagnostics company focused on STI testing that empowers women to make informed decisions about their health. Dr. Yaqub is a strategic medical advisor to several other early-stage startups (such as Steady Health, Legacy, Modern Health, Spruce Health, Pair Team) and an active angel investor who focuses on innovative healthcare tech products and services that improve people’s lives. She brings unique expertise to her companies as both a practicing physician and medical executive well-versed in business strategy and product development. Dr. Yaqub also works as an independent skincare consultant to brands where she focuses on the R&D of new skincare products rooted in science. She lives in Silicon Valley, CA with her husband and 4 young children. She is passionate about empowering and supporting women entrepreneurs. Dr. Yaqub serves on the board of various non-profit organizations.
Instagram : @Dr.AaliyaMD
Doctor Amira Ogunleye, DDS
Dr. Amira is an award-winning cosmetic dentist and co-owner of the dental powerhouse, Beautiful Smiles, located in South Florida, US. Dr. A’s passion and perfected skill has made her the trusted choice of the stars. As a premier celebrity cosmetic dentist to everyone from Lebron James, Gabrielle Union, and Dwyane Wade to singer Michelle Williams (formerly of girl group Destiny’s Child), her drive and commitment to excellence creates the best smiles and brightest days for all of her clients.
At the time of graduation, she was the youngest in the history of the illustrious Howard University’s College of Dentistry, to complete a Doctoral Degree. Dr. Amira set out to make her mark on the world of dentistry at the precocious age of 23. Given her humble beginnings as an Egyptian immigrant to the U.S., Dr. A never forgets where she’s come from and is committed to lifting as she climbs. Dr. Amira believes that one can’t be successful without inspiring others.She’s also a proud wife and mother of two.
Instagram : @DoctorAmira
Anna Guanche, MD
Dr. Anna Guanche, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures that have minimal down-time and excellent results. She has been in practice for over 10 years. Her practice is Bella Skin Institute in Calabasas, where she has assembled her dream “derm” team of professionals to care for the concerns of celebrities, CEOs and Supermoms. She cares for all types of skin conditions with a special emphasis in the areas of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She aids in the teaching of residents and medical students. She was a member of the Dermatology staff at UCLA Medical Center, Olive View, where she taught UCLA residents for 13 years.
Dr. Anna Guanche strives to listen and understand the patient’s specific goals and concerns, and provide them with satisfying results. She endeavors to make the patient’s visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible, making her best effort to take the pain out of beauty. Dr. Anna Guanche and her staff approach their work with absolute joy and infectious enthusiasm, which is felt throughout the practice.Dr. Anna Guanche has been voted Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctor by her peers for 6 years consecutively.
Instagram : @AnnaGuancheMD
Anne Soetikno, DDS
Dr. Anne graduated from the University of Toronto, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2000. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry including fillings, root canals and extractions. By attending courses, Dr. Anne stays current with the latest advancements in dentistry. She has a particular passion for cosmetic dentistry because of the positive impact she sees in her patients. Dr. Anne strives to provide her patients with a relaxed, comfortable and pleasant visit, and respects her patients’ individual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and running.
Follow her @Doctor.Anne
Dr Andrea Cosmetic, MD
Dr. Andrea Herschorn is dedicated to helping you achieve a younger, more natural-looking appearance using the latest non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. Her philosophy is simple: Strive for beautiful, subtle and natural appearing results with every injectable treatment. She will work with you to meet your needs and expectations as each patient’s treatment plan is unique.Get natural-looking and effective solutions customized to meet your cosmetic goals with Dr. Andrea Cosmetic MD. With Dr. Andrea Herschorn, you can rest assured knowing you’ll receive top quality care from a trusted physician in a safe and relaxing environment. Dr. Andrea will collaborate with you to ensure all your cosmetic goals are reached in a timeframe that makes you feel comfortable and secure. She is dedicated to attaining the best results possible and combines artistic excellence with skilled expertise to help you glow with confidence. Dr. Andrea is certified to perform cosmetic and therapeutic injectable treatments. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston following her graduation from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario in London.
Dr Anna Fogli, MD
Doctor Anna is a multi-lingual, highly respected Aesthetic Doctor & Advanced Facial Sculptor practicing in London. She has been dedicated to Aesthetic Medicine over the last 10 years, performed thousands of procedures and has a busy practice. Doctor Anna combines her passion for science, beauty and art in her job as an Aesthetic Doctor and attracts a discerning clientele from all walks of life – including the media, fashion industry, models, actors and professionals. Doctor Anna is dually-qualified and has a double Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Technologies as well Medicine & Surgery. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Medicine and Well-being from Rome, Italy. In her quest to further her knowledge for the benefit of her patients, doctor Anna is also taking another postgraduate Master of Science Degree in Facial Aesthetics in UK.
Dr Anna has a warm, beautiful nature and her aim for all her patients is to enhance individual beauty and restore and maintain youthful features in a very natural way. Her unique approach, wealth of knowledge and her ‘haute couture’ techniques means she is on London fashionistas’ speed dial! Doctor Anna is also fluent in Italian and Russian and accepts Expat patients and visitors to London. She is an international expert and a key opinion leader in Regenerative Medicine and well-known worldwide speaker. She is also a Faculty Member of IMCAS and Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Anna also is an author of multiple publications and books.
Instagram : @DrAnnaFogli
Dr Alison Dzwonczyk Early, MD
Alison D. Early grew up in Avon Lake, Ohio with her parents and three siblings. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati where she graduated magna cum laude and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biopsychology. She then earned her medical doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She went on to complete an Internal Medicine internship at Cleveland Clinic-Akron General followed by three years of ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute. During her time at Ohio State, Alison performed hundreds of cataract surgeries and other procedures including various laser surgeries to treat glaucoma and retinal disease, intravitreal injections to treat diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, and more. In addition to her clinical work, Alison was nominated by her peers and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in her final year of residency. She has presented research on the regional and national level including at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual conference. Dr. Early practices medical and surgical comprehensive ophthalmology including management of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. Outside of ophthalmology, Dr. Early and her husband enjoy spending time together with their children and dog. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors and have gone on backpacking treks in New Hampshire, Montana, Wyoming, and the Inka Trail in Peru.
Instagram : @Dr.AlisonEarly
Dr Andrea Suarez, MD
Based out of Houston TX, Andrea Suarez- better known as Dr. Dray, takes skincare to a whole new level of achievable. As a board-certified dermatologist, and skincare expert Andrea knows what she’s talking about when it comes to health and wellness. Since 2016, she has posted videos daily, guiding her audience towards a more successful skincare regimen, and is passionate about inspiring her audience to live a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Dray’s authentic matter-of fact advice, combined with her warm energy leads her fans to consider her a mentor and as a friend.
Instagram : @DrDrayzday
Dr Andrée Leblanc, MD
Dr. Marie Andrée LeBlanc of LME Leblanc Medical Esthetique is a medical professional who launched herself into the business side of the medical aesthetics industry just four years ago. Her growing success has allowed her to expand into a much bigger space with new technologies that will allow her to offer more services to her clients while acquiring new ones. Located in Blainville on Boulevard des Chateaux, her new space is almost three times the size of the current clinic. We spoke to her about what it takes to run a successful practice, how to train and motivate a team whilst keeping the internal balance to do it all. This mother of three, proves that anything is achievable when you believe you can do it.
Instagram : @Dre.Leblanc
Andrea Paul, MD
Dr. Andrea Paul is a physician-turned-entrepreneur (and the founder of BoardVitals) who posts healthcare social media, marketing, startup, and business tips and advice for those interested in starting or growing a business or a personal brand or blog in healthcare or wellness. Her tips are always noteworthy and actionable tidbits you can actually use right away no matter what industry you are in.
Andrui Nazarian, MD
Dr. Nazarian is an anesthesiologist who posts about women’s empowerment, networking, health and lifestyle.
Dr. Alexandra Kreps, MD
Meet @AlexandraKrepsMD a primary care physician and assistant clinical professor working in downtown New York City. A proud dual citizen of the Us and Canada with parents hailing from Montréal, she has developed her grit and resilience all from this innate belief that she would one day become a doctor. She notes that “I faced many challenges in becoming a physician, was told no many times, but always kept my goals in mind and did not waiver from achieving them nonetheless. Many will tell you no in the pursuit of a difficult profession but if you want something badly enough, you can absolutely achieve it! Here’s her story on how she achieved success by following her dreams
Dr Amanda Fanous, MD
Dr. Amanda Fanous completed both her medical school and surgical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University. She is certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This allowed her to have a full appreciation of the complex anatomy of the face and neck before fine-tuning her training in Paris, France. There, she was accepted for a highly competitive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Amanda Fanous has written numerous publications and has presented at national and international conferences.
Instagram : @DrAmandaFanous
Dr Ashley Roxanne, MD
Dr. Ashley Roxanne Peterson, makes history as the youngest Black female to graduate as an osteopathic physician in America. Inspired by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, American School of Osteopathy founder as well as knowledge about her family history, Peterson began studying at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the age of 19. In 2019 she commenced her family medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. “One If the biggest things you can do for your health is to take accountability, by doing some preventative things, such as exercise, lowering your stress levels, taking your medication, vaccines and having screenings like colonoscopies,” Peterson said.
Instagram : @DrAshleyRoxanne
Amber Leis, MD, FACS
Dr. Amber Leis is an Associate Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Surgery, where she also serves as Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Resident Training Program. Dr. Leis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University Honors College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she was honored for her commitment to education with the Nathans Distinguished Service for Mentorship and Teaching. She went on to complete a six year residency in plastic surgery at Loma Linda University, and an additional fellowship of one year in Orthopaedic Hand Surgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. At Keck, she worked with leaders in the field of microsurgical reconstruction of complex congenital and traumatic injuries of the upper extremity.
Dr Leis is also affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) where she specializes in congenital hand surgery and pediatric brachial plexus injuries. Dr. Leis provides adult reconstructive care for US Veterans at Veterans Affairs Hospital, Long Beach, California and throughout UCI Health clinical practices in Orange County, CA – Costa Mesa, Orange and Tustin.
Instagram : @DrAmberLeis
Amy Shah, MD
Amy Shah, M.D., is double board-certified medical doctor and wellness expert specializing in food allergies, hormones and gut health. Dr. Shah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University’s world renowned school of nutrition. She went on to receive her Medical Doctorate with Distinction. With training from Cornell, Harvard and Columbia – She helps busy people transform their health using cutting edge nutritional and medical science. Her proven techniques to heal inflammation utilize the power of the microbiome to help digestion, obtain natural hormone balance and heal food sensitivities. She is a well known expert on intermittent fasting for women.
Instagram : @FastingMD
Dr Alyssa Cole, MD
Dr. Cole is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who posts about fitness, fashion, and food. Dr. Alyssa Cole is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, having recently finished her PM&R residency training in Philadelphia. She is now specializing in cancer rehabilitation as the city’s first cancer rehabilitation fellow physician. Back in medical school, Dr. Cole learned about the field after completing a preceptorship at a rehabilitation hospital. “As an osteopathic physician I have a strong understanding of anatomy, the musculoskeletal system, and the nervous system. Rehabilitation allows me to combine these interests in order to help patients regain their quality of life.” Initially, she did not know about the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. She told her family how she wished she could be the physician overseeing the medical management of patients in therapy. It was that moment when her father turned to her and said, “you’re talking about physiatry.” It turned out that before she was born, her father was a research assistant for a physiatrist and so, in a way, Dr. Cole thought, “maybe it was embedded in my DNA… meant to be.”
Follow her on Instagram : @doctor.cole
Dr Ashley Amalfi, MD
Dr. Ashley Amalfi, a plastic surgeon who was born and raised in Rochester, NY, joined the Quatela Center in 2019. She graduated in three years Summa Cum Laude from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History, after which she pursued her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. After graduation, she matched into a competitive integrated residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and scored in the 93rd percentile overall amongst her peers on her Board Certification Exam.
Dr. Amalfi’s practice is comprised of cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. As a mother herself, Dr. Amalfi finds mommy makeovers to be one of the most rewarding procedures she can offer new mothers. Dr. Amalfi has experience caring for many different congenital breast differences and asymmetries, as well as patients who are unhappy with their outcomes from previous surgery and are looking for revision surgery. Dr. Amalfi’s education in fine arts complements the skills and attention to detail that translate into her cosmetic surgical outcomes. She recognizes that each of her patient’s goals and desires are unique, and tailors her surgical plan and techniques to help her patients look and feel their best.
Passionate about education and mentorship, Dr. Amalfi has founded local chapters for Women in Plastic Surgery (WIPS), Association for Women Surgeons (AWS), and UR Women in Surgery. She has been recognized for these efforts on multiple levels, receiving a mentorship award from the URMC Surgical Interest Group, a Mentorship Award from the URMC Plastic Surgery Residency, and the Women of Excellence Award from the Italian American Community Center.
Instagram : @DrAshleyAmalfi
Dr Ashley DiMeola, MD
Meet Dr. Ashley DiMeola @akdaesthetics Medical Director of Glow Aesthetics in South Burlington, Vermont. Her journey in the medical industry began from working as a physician in the US Navy to transitioning into the beauty aesthetics world. “I always wanted to be a doctor and always saw myself working in beauty aesthetics. I fulfilled both my lifelong dreams – even when originally I was told I wouldn’t make it as a doctor – I put my head down and just made it happen.”
She dedicates her ongoing success to being surrounded by powerful women, stating that “we are truly a group of all females, which is the most amazing work environment I could ever imagine. We are really, really supportive. We are great at manifesting – we believe we are the best and act accordingly. We believe we will grow, and we grow. It’s our entire team and the energy at our clinic. I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of this dynamic and to grow with these two power women in my life.” Here is her entrepreneurial journey.
Akua Ampadu, MD
Dr Akua Ampadu is a board certified Internal Medicine hospitalist physician
passionate about quality inpatient adult health care. In conjunction to her work in the hospital she uses her Instagram platform to provide health-based information to her followers. Her #TeachingTuesday segment highlights current hot topics in healthcare, educating readers on how to take charge of their health. She is also a member of MDFEME, a community of female physicians working together to tackle matters in medicine, family life, and self-care. Their MDFEME podcast provides insight into the lives of female minority physicians and how they navigate issues of racial and gender inequality in healthcare. Lastly she is the founder of Healing Words Foundation, a non- profit organization which provides books to pediatric hospital wards in Africa.
Barbara Sturm, MD
Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, widely renowned for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Dr. Sturm began her medical career in orthopedics as part of the team that developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis. Termed the “Kobe Procedure” after the late NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, the treatment utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process.
Dr. Sturm then translated science from her clinical research and orthopedic practice into the field of aesthetics and opened her own medical clinic in Düsseldorf. As she continued to innovate and revolutionize the field, as she became one of the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world. In 2002, Dr. Sturm developed her famous “MC1,” a bespoke plasma-based cream only available to Dr. Sturm’s patients. The potent cream harnesses the power of the body’s own proteins in a skin-healing formula to address the visible signs of inflammation. Building on her platform of product performance and innovation, Dr. Sturm launched a full skincare range in 2014. The complete Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics line is formulated for those who yearn for an uncomplicated, yet highly effective skincare regime that provides hydration, nutrition and regeneration glow. Dr. Sturm’s skincare regimens are simple, but the products are not. Dr. Sturm created her Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutiques & Spas to not only deliver the famous #SturmGlow facials, but to also educate the public about her rigorous, ingredient science-approach and the anti-inflammatory lifestyle that she espouses.
Follow her on Instagram : @DrBarbaraSturm
Dr Becky Kennedy, Phd
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and mom of three, recently named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine, who’s rethinking the way we raise our children. She specializes in thinking deeply about what’s happening for kids and translating these ideas into simple, actionable strategies for parents to use in their homes. Dr. Becky’s goal is to empower parents to feel sturdier and more equipped to manage the challenges of parenting. She has an expertise in parenting and child development with an emphasis on anxiety and resilience.In just over a year, Dr. Becky has amassed a loyal and highly engaged community of over 800K followers on Instagram, created a library of over 20 popular parenting workshops, launched a top-rated podcast as well as a newsletter, published a Potty Handbook, and completed the manuscript of her forthcoming book, to be published in Fall 2022.
Her weekly podcast, Good Inside with Dr. Becky, immediately went to #1 on the Apple Podcasts “Kids & Family” chart upon launching in April 2021, was placed on the coveted New and Noteworthy list, and landed the #26 spot on the iTunes “Top Podcasts” chart in June 2021. Each week, she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because she knows time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. Listeners gain the tools to embody their authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helping them become the parent they want to be and helping their children develop the skills necessary for life success. Dr. Becky received a BA in Psychology and Human Development, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from Duke University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. She has a certificate in Relational Psychotherapy from the Steven Mitchell Center.
Dr Brasfield, OD
Dr Brasfield is an Optometrist who’s been a practicing optometrist since 2007, and she is the President and CEO of Coachella Valley Optometry, a busy full scope optometry clinic in Southern California.
Follow her on Instagram @DrBrasfield
Dr Bridget, DDS
Dr. Bridget Glazarov is an award winning general and cosmetic dentist, practicing at Les Belles Dentistry in New York City. She completed her Dental education at the prestigious New York University School of Dentistry, and was chief general practice resident at New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital. She brings a unique and compassionate approach to her patients, combining an artists touch with a doctors care to create beautiful and lasting smiles, utilizing the best quality materials and latest technologies available. Dr.Bridget has been continuously recognized by patients and colleagues. Her passion and skill for dentistry have led to various accolades as one of the leading emerging general and cosmetic dentists.
Follow her on Instagram @Dr_Bridget
Dr Chan, MD
A breast Radiologist, making Radiology fun since 2019.
Instagram : @Doctor.Chanimal
Dr Christie Prendergast, MD
Double Certified Plastic Surgeon, Founder of CBRx
Newport Beach, CA
Instagram : Doctor.Christie
Doctor Chytra V Anand, MD
Dr. Chytra V Anand is a Dermatologist,Cosmetologist and Trichologist in Richmond Town, Bangalore and has an experience of 21 years in these fields. Dr. Chytra V Anand practices at Kosmoderma Skin & Hair Clinics in Richmond Town, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from J.S.S Medical College, Mysore in 2001 and MSc. – Clinical Dermatology from St Johns Institute of Dermatology , Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital, Kings College London in 2005.
Follow her on Instagram : @Dr.Chytra
Dr.Christine Aumais, MD
Dre Marie Christine Aumais is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in Quebec. She has achieved true mastery in her skillsets, working with one of the best teams in surgery located in Westmount. Coming from a humble background, her parents always pushed her to follow her dreams and to contribute positively in the world. “They really believed in contributing outside of yourself, which always came back to the medical industry [for me]. My mother is a physiotherapist and I used to love going to the hospital with her, I felt like I was going to my second home – I know that’s not really other peoples experience in that setting, but it was mine.” She knew from a young age that she would become a doctor. She recalls that, “I used to tell my mother since the age of four that I would one day because a doctor”. She has indeed accomplished her childhood dream. In her story, she tells us about achieving master in her craft, finding balance all whilst keeping her patients at the top of her priority list.
Read her full story of becoming a MD here.
Instagram : @Dr.MCAumais
Charis Chambers, MD
AKA the period doctor. Dr. Charis Chambers also known as The Period Doctor is an OB/GYN with fellowship training in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. She is a speaker, lover of God, medicine, and most of all, a person who is changing the cycle. Dr. Charis Chambers was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Crandall and Charlette Chambers. She grew up in a variety of places including Annapolis, MD; Hendersonville, TN; and eventually Phenix City, AL where she attended middle and high school. Her love for shattering stereotypes began in high school where Charis was president of the science club, homecomingqueen, salutatorian, and captain of her school’s national champion cheer team.
Charis attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the spring of 2008. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with a degree in Biology. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and completed OBGYN Residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in 2018 where she was inducted into the prestigious medical society of Alpha Omega Alpha. She is currently in fellowship training for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology with plans to join her father and brother in their OBGYN practice back home in Phenix City, AL / Columbus, GA.
She launched her social media platform, The Period Doctor, in the summer of 2019, after recognizing an unmet need for medically accurate women’s health information and minority physician representation in social media outlets. She attributes her tenacity and resilience to her late mother who taught her again and again to speak up, laugh off the little things, and love without apology.
Follow her on Instagram : @ThePeriodDoctor
Dr Cynthia Stolovitz, MD
Dr. Cynthia Stolovitz did not have a conventional medical journey. She started off in Architecture, and switched into medicine a year into her career. A medical doctor with over thirty years in the industry, she decided to create a clinic that would treat patients with a comprehensive approach. So came the creation of Clinique Antiaging in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core on rue Stanley. A beautiful 2500 square foot space which resembles an art gallery blended with modern medicine. Twenty five foot ceilings, concrete floors, and art which adorns every corner. A women’s sanctuary that blends medicine with cosmetics, promotes self-care and is at the forefront of the latest laser technologies. The holistic approach for Clinique Antiaging allows women to feel beautiful at any age, proving that true beauty lies within. Read her success journey here.
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Diane Neman, DDS
Hello! I’m Dr. Diane Neman, certified Holistic Nutritionist and Health and Wellness Coach. Growing up, I watched my father build a successful dental practice, and inspired by his expert and empathetic care for his patients, I decided to follow in his footsteps. After graduating cum laude from NYU with a BA in English & American Literature and a Pre-med concentration, I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. I completed my residency at Lutheran Medical Center, with advanced educational training in Public Healthcare at NYU’s Langone Health-Heritage Community Health Center. As an American Board Certified Dentist, I joined my father’s practice: Modern Dentistry in Brooklyn, New York.
Follow her on Instagram @Dr.DianeNeman
Dr Dara Liotta, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in New York and Dubai. If that’s not impressive enough, she’s also a media expert, a mother and the LitLift inventor. Dr. Dara Liotta is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon practicing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
An Ivy League-educated and fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Liotta performs a wide variety of facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, BOTOX® and facial fillers. Dr. Dara Liotta is committed to helping her patients achieve beautiful, natural results that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Dara Liotta advocates simple, timeless beauty, preserving the face as a fresh, clean palate. With a combination of surgical precision and artistry, she helps her patients cultivate and refine their natural beauty. As a female surgeon, she appreciates the importance of compassion and communication and is committed to enriching the lives of her patients.
Instagram : @DoctorDaraNYC
Dana Brems, MD
Otherwise known as her Instagram/TikTok username @FootDocDana is an online sensation who showcases the every life of a foot and ankle surgeon. She is also the #1 followed Podiatrist with over 3M followers.
Dr Fatima Fahs, MD
Dr. Fatima Fahs is a born and raised Michigan native. She graduated with honors as a MedStart scholar from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in art. Dr. Fahs went on to attend Oakland University William Beaumont School on a full-ride scholarship where she earned her medical doctorate. She completed her medicine internship at Beaumont Hospital and her dermatology residency at Wayne State University, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Fahs practices medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. She has a particular interest in skincare and product formulation, researching the efficacy of over the counter cosmeceuticals. Dr. Fahs is excited to be accepting patients at the Hamzavi Dermatology Grosse Pointe and Hamzavi Canton Dermatology locations!
Follow her on Instagram @Dermy_Doctor
Dr Fatima Ibrahim, OD
Eye Doctor | Optometrist
Instagram : @Fatima.B.Ibrahim
Dr Francesca Sy-Alvarado, MD
Dr. Sy-Alvarado is a board-certified dermatologist under the Philippine Dermatological Society, treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. She completed a one-year clinical fellowship in Dermatologic & Laser Surgery with special interest in acne and acne scars, birthmarks, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures.
Follow her on Instagram : @GoLightlyMD
Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD
Dr. Elizabeth Houshmand is a double board certified dermatologist and founder of Houshmand Dermatology and Wellness in Dallas, Texas specializing in cutaneous laser surgery and the dermatologic care of patients with a special interest in Cosmetic Dermatology, hair loss, acne, and ethnic skin.
Dr. Houshmand’s completed her undergraduate degree as a specially selected Presidential Honors scholar from New York University and graduated from medical school with prestigious clinical distinction honors. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Dermatology Residency at Wright State University and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology.
Dr. Houshmand is the author and editor of the highly regarded textbook : Microneedling: Global Perspectives in Aesthetic Medicine.I n her spare time, she enjoys traveling, barre, and spending time with family.
Follow her on Instagram : @HoushMandMD
Dr Eva Beaulieu, MD
Dr.Eva Beaulieu is a renown name in the medical field. A reputable internist in Atlanta, she is breaking barriers for African American women by empowering them to follow their dreams and setting their limits sky high. A Haitian native, she watched both her parents take on a medical career and decided being of service was also on her path. A mother to three children, a loving wife, an entrepreneur and the Author of Best-selling book “Paging Doctor YOU” there is nothing this woman cannot do. We officially certify her as the #coolestdoctor around. In her own words “Everybody just has a preconception or an idea of what a doctor is supposed to be doing, wearing, or what they look like, so it’s always good to show people the other side.” Read her full story here.
Follow her on Instagram : @Dr.EvaB
Dr Eve-Aimée Thibaudeau, MD, FRCSC
Erica Wigdor, DO
Internal Medicine Physician from South Florida.
Follow her on Instagram : @DoctorDiaries
Elaina Chen, MD
Dr. Chen (she/her/hers) has been in Rochester since 2012, and is familiar with the unique characteristics and diverse needs of patients in the Greater Rochester Area and surrounding regions. Within the field of Plastic Surgery, her practice focuses on a broad spectrum of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery including breast cancer reconstruction, breast reduction or augmentation, cosmetic body contouring, body contouring after weight loss, benign and malignant skin lesions, complex trunk and extremity reconstructions, non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation, and surgical and nonsurgical options for wound care. She is also certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and sees patients at the Sawgrass Wound Healing Center. Dr. Chen believes in taking care of the whole patient with respect to their medical condition, treatment goals, and personal values. She prides herself on her deep attention to detail in her work and holds herself to a high standard when it comes to delivering excellent and collaborative patient care. She is accepting new patients in our Sawgrass Plastic Surgery suite, which is located conveniently in Brighton, NY.
Follow Dr Chen on Instagram : @Elaina.Chen.MD
Fenwa Famakinwa Milhouse, MD
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Dr Genevieve Caron, MD
Meet Doctor Genevieve F. Caron, plastic surgeon and business women who has recently opened her beauty clinic Evolution Angus. A full service plastic surgery and medical aesthetics clinic based in Montreal, QC which a strong focus on maintaining the natural beauty of women. From a young age, she always knew she would become a plastic surgeon and had a vision to open her own clinic one day. “Watching my father in the industry, has immensely inspired me to follow his footsteps in medicine.” Her positive outlook and go-getter energy has definitely helped her achieve success in all of her endeavours. Congratulations to Dr. F. Caron and the team at Clinic Evolution on the launch this month! We know it is just the beginning of a successful innovative concept. You can read her story directly here.
Instagram : @DrGenevieveCouture
Dr Genevieve Couture, MD
Dr Geneviève Mercier-Couture is originally from Quebec. She graduated in medicine from University of Laval, where she completed her training in plastic surgery at University of Montréal and obtained her medical diploma from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2016. She then went on to complete a fellowship in microvascular reconstruction at MD Anderson, one of the biggest oncologic and reconstructive centre in America.
Her passion for business led her to open her own clinic just four years ago to date. Blending her love of medicine with entrepreneurship has made her one of the top surgeons in Quebec as well as constantly pushing herself in new business endeavours. She credits her success to her support system and balance. “It’s important to know when to take time off. I spend time in nature, play sports, make time for friends and family. It’s easy to lose yourself when you are consumed by work. My partner is also an entrepreneur, so it is important for us to stay balanced in our lives”.
Follow her adventures on Instagram @DreGenevieveMercierCouture
Giulia Corradetti, MD
Dr. Corradetti is an ophthalmologist who posts about motivation and inspiration as well as vision and health.
Follow her on instagram : @drgiuliacorradetti
Hadley C King, MD, FAAD
Hadley C. King, MD is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in general, medical and surgical dermatology. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. King graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in biochemistry. She then received her M.D. from Columbia University. She trained in medicine at Greenwich Hospital, affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine, and completed her dermatology residency at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Following residency, Dr. King worked as an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, during which time she specialized in cutaneous oncology and photodynamic therapy. She also has a background in immunology and her research has been published in a variety of medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Follow her on Instagram @DrHadleyKing
Inna Husain, MD
Dr. Husain is a laryngologist who posts about motherhood, head and neck health, and being a surgeon and physician.
Dr Inna Lazar, OD
Dr. Lazar obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry now known as Salus University. Dr. Lazar’s clinical training includes diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, specialty contact lens fittings, pediatric and geriatric eye exams as well as comprehensive primary eye care.
She received her training at numerous hospitals throughout the United States including The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, the Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut in Fairfiled and Kay, Tabas & Niknam Ophthalmology Associates in Philadelphia. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry as well as Connecticut Optometric Association. Dr. Lazar is also able to perform a comprehensive eye exam in multiple languages including Ukrainian and Russian.
Dr. Lazar especially enjoys working with children and has participated in the volunteer Head Start program, providing initial screenings and eye exams to the children in Philadelphia. During her free time, Dr. Lazar enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family and friends. She is a true food enthusiast and loves to try and cook different cuisines. To stay active she plays tennis and was on a college tennis team.
Follow her on Instagram @Dr.InnaLazar
Dr Jaime Seeman, OBGYN
Dr Jaime Seeman is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist practicing in Omaha, Nebraska. Born and raised in the state she played collegiate softball for the Cornhuskers. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences. She then went on to graduate medical school and completed her OBGYN residency at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She currently is in private practice at Mid City OBGYN offering a full range of services in obstetrics, gynecology, robotic surgery and primary care. She has completed her fellowship in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona School of Medicine. She is a board certified ketogenic nutrition specialist through The American Nutrition Association.
Known on social media as @doctorfitandfabulous . She has a passion for fitness, preventative medicine and ketogenic therapy not only in her medical practice but in her own life. She is the co-medical director of Upgrade Performance Institute. She is married to her husband Ben, a police Sargent and has three young daughters. Dr Seeman was also Mrs Nebraska 2020, finished Top 15 at Mrs America 2021 and appeared on NBC Titan games with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Jamie Hanson, MD
Dr. Hanson is a dermatologist practicing general and cosmetic dermatology in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She shares skin care expertise, product reviews and professional content but as a mom to a toddler boy she of course loves to share facets of her family life as well. You’ll also see tidbits of her personal style/fashion and home decor. She was inspired to create her account in order to help ensure that her followers have access to high quality, evidenced based skin care content while also giving them a glimpse into real life as a working mom in medicine!
Jasmine Johnson MD, MFM
Dr. Jasmine Johnson, a third-year maternal-fetal medicine fellow and clinical instructor in the University of North Carolina Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, about racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. Johnson provides information on how women can advocate for themselves to their health care providers and offers solutions to address these disparities.
Follow her on Instagram : @mrsmommymd
Jennifer Chung, MD
Dr. Chung posts about women in medicine, travel, and gender bias.
Jennifer Rullan, MD, FAAD
Dr. Jennifer Rullan, daughter of Dr. Peter Rullan, is a Board Certified Dermatologist. She was born in Anaheim, California and raised in San Diego where she attended Bonita Vista High School. She earned her B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her M.D. from the Ponce School of Medicine (fully-accredited by the ACGME). She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the San Juan Veterans Hospital and her residency in dermatology at the University of Puerto Rico (fully-accredited by the ACGME).
Dr. Rullan is a recipient of numerous honors and awards. She graduated medical school with both academic and clinical honors. She was one of the select few in her class elected in 2008 to be a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national honor society for medical students, residents, scientists and physicians, which recognizes professionalism, academic excellence, service, and leadership. She is a lifetime member of the society and fully embraces its mission to improve care for all patients, reflected in its motto, “Be Worthy to Serve the Suffering.”
Follow her on Instagram : @DermDocJen
Jen Trachtenberg, MD
Dr. Trachtenberg is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally renowned parenting expert, author, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has a successful private practice in New York City for over 22 years.
Dr. Jen’s mission is to maximize the potential in every child. She is the creator of Pediatrician in Your Pocket, the only science-based, mom-tested, no-judgment, video guide for new parents to help raise healthy happy kids.
Jenny Liu, MD, FAAD
Dr. Jenny Liu provides her patients with an integrative approach that takes advantage of her many different fields of medical expertise. Board certified in both internal medicine and bariatric medicine, Dr. Liu is also a certified medical review officer (MRO) and licensed dietitian (LD), with a master’s degree in health and nutrition.
Dr. Liu practiced medicine in China prior to coming to the U.S. in 1991 to pursue her master’s degree in health and nutrition at Brooklyn College. In 1995, she was recruited as director for a new department at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where she established the Community Outreach Department, as well as two other satellite clinics that she then managed. She also organized various community health fairs and promoted community health awareness in both the Asian and Jewish communities.
Follow her on Instagram : @Derm.Talk
Dr Jess Andrare, MD
Instagram : @DoctorJesss
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
Dr. Shepherd is an OB/GYN and women’s health expert and also the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women’s health forum that focuses on addressing taboo topics in a comfortable setting. As an OB/GYN, she practices at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also serves as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Shepherd has written in various journals including Women’s Day, Women’s Health, Self, Family Circle, Parents, LifeScript.com, Heart and Soul, Best Health, Essence, and WebMD. She is also seen regularly as an expert on The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, CBS News, FOX news (NY, LA Chicago and Dallas), WGN News and WCIU in Chicago where she is a monthly health contributor as well as guest co host. In addition to radio programs nationwide, Dr. Shepherd also gives lectures nationally and internationally on fibroids and myomectomies and women’s health issues.
As a gynecologist, Dr. Jessica Shepherd has talked with women about their health issues over the last ten years and now has created a community for women to talk about them. She founded Her Viewpoint as a result of her daily observations and interactions with her patients. Her Viewpoint is a forum for women, designed to discuss all those details that encompass your entire health- mentally, emotionally and physically. Dr. Shepherd has taken the approach to patient care by having a conversation with women and allowing the taboo topics to come out!
Follow her on Instagram : @JessicaShepherdMD
Jessica Lubahn, MD
Dr. Jessica Lubahn, MD is a medical doctor, specializing in urology. She is a health writer and consultant. She is the founder of ONDRwear (ondrwear.com) which are luxe leak proof underwear, whose mission is to destigmatize urinary, menstrual and any other leakage through the creation of products that are both highly effective and beautiful.
Dr. Lubahn completed her Medical Degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology. Her practice interests include General Urology, Female Urology, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, and vasectomies.
Along with the patients she sees, Dr. Lubahn enjoys the staff she works with at The Oregon Clinic. Expert and always striving to achieve more, the physicians are part of a team that prides itself on excellence in patient care. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care with the most current knowledge in the areas of general urology, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and women’s health.
Julie Taylor, MD
Dr. Taylor is a functional medicine physician who posts about integrative medicine, wellness, hormonal imbalance, and her family.
Krupa Playforth, MD
Dr. Playforth is a board-certified pediatrician in Northern Virginia. She writes primarily about raising two children in a multi-cultural household and discovering that real parenting is more chaotic, more confusing, and far less straightforward than the Pediatrics textbooks and teachers ever let on. The Pediatrician Mom™ is an account of her experience as a parent herself, along with parenting hacks and advice to help other parents along this shared adventure. Dr Playforth is Harvard educated and grew up in Malawi.
Kelly Casperson, MD
Dr. Casperson is a urologist who posts about sexual health and also hosts a sexual health podcast called You are Not Broken. If you are interested in sexual health tips and advice from a doctor on Instagram, she’s one you’ll want to follow.
Kendall Egan, MD
Dr. Kendall Egan is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is committed to providing compassionate and thorough medical, surgical, and cosmetic care. Her interests include acne, skin cancer, hair loss, rashes, pediatrics, integrative dermatology, and all things skin! For those patients interested in cosmetic treatments, she also specializes in neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport), fillers, chemical peels, plasma rich protein, and laser treatments.
Dr. Egan strives to accentuate a natural youthful look, and she avoids creating “fake” appearing results. Dr. Egan has published over 17 articles on topics including skin cancer, hair loss, inflammatory skin conditions, and infectious skin diseases. She has been asked to talk at national dermatology meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology. After attending the University of California Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Egan was commissioned into the US Navy. She deployed twice as as a physician on an aircraft carrier, including one to Indonesia to provide medical care for the tsunami relief effort. She has taken off and landed on an aircraft carrier, flown in helicopters over the Indian Ocean, and traveled the world taking care of our military service members. She has the utmost respect for our active-duty service members and veterans. After internship and residency, she spent several years teaching dermatology residents. Dr. Egan has practiced in the private sector in Oregon and North Carolina where she developed an appreciation for craft beer, sea turtles, and thunderstorms. Now a Vegas resident, she spends her time hiking with her family and going to sporting events. As a former collegiate athlete (swimming UC Santa Barbara), she loves that Vegas has so many opportunities to cheer on the home team.
Dr. Egan is especially passionate about creating exciting and welcoming S.T.E.M. opportunities for girls. She also wholeheartedly believes that when girls participate in sports, they are acquiring the leadership and life skills necessary to excel in any career.
Instagram : @KendallEganMD
Kimberly Lee, MD
Dr. Kimberly J. Lee is a female Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and the residing Director of the Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and on Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lee is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dr. Lee graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Biological Sciences and Honors in Humanities, as well as Phi Beta Kappa and Academic Distinction. Dr. Lee was awarded the prestigious Dinkelspiel Award at Stanford University for her outstanding “intellectual, organizational and leadership skills.” Dr. Lee was one of only 86 accomplished students that were accepted into the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine, where she received her MD degree. She completed her residency and served as Chief Resident in Head and Neck Surgery / Facial Plastic Surgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Needless to say, it is easy to see why Dr. Kimberly Lee is regarded by her patients as one of the top female plastic surgeons in Los Angeles.
Dr. Lee completed her Fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Center for Facial and Nasal Surgery, now sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Instagram : @KimberlyLeeMD
Dr Kristina Dare O’Shaughnessy
Dr. Kristina Dare O’Shaughnessy, M.D., is a board-certified female plastic surgeon with extensive training in reconstructive surgery of the body. Her passion for medicine began in high school one summer while shadowing her mother who was a Hospice nurse for many years. Living in central Florida since the age of 11, she was honored to attend the University of Florida on full academic scholarship graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. She worked in research at the University of Florida for one year, before attending the University of Florida School of Medicine where she earned several awards for outstanding research. Dr. O’Shaughnessy traveled to Chicago where she completed seven years of surgical training in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Program at Northwestern University. After Northwestern, she received an additional year of specialty training in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Maxwell in Nashville. Dr. O’Shaughnessy is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Follow her on Instagram : @DrKristinaDare
Dr. Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS
Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS Female Plastic Surgeon, NYC. Top-ranked, board-certified, recipient of several “Best Plastic Surgeon” awards.
One of America’s preeminent plastic surgeons, Dr. Lara Devgan has made a career caring for some of the most beautiful and frequently photographed faces in the world. Dr. Devgan is the founder and CEO of luxury medical-grade skincare line Dr. Lara Devgan and a clinician/ scientist who studied and trained at Yale, John Hopkins Medical School, and Columbia/Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is an expert in plastic surgery and minimally invasive treatments for the face, breasts, and body. She is an industry consultant, a voluntary academic faculty member, and a classically trained artist. Dr. Devgan’s training maintains an exceptional understanding of the complexity of the skin and how to heal, treat, restore, and regenerate the soft tissue. She lives with her husband and six young children in New York City.
Follow her on Instagram @LaraDevganMD
Laura Downing, MD
Dr. Laura Downing is a native of College Station, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 Magna Cum Laude, and with University Honors. She moved to Houston to attend medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and stayed in Houston for her residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center Memorial Hermann Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Program.
After completing her training in 2012 she landed a job at Texas Woman’s Hospital where she quickly became a patient-favorite. Her areas of interest include high-risk obstetrics, minimally-invasive surgery, and she is passionate about patient education. She was recently lured to Austin by her dear friend Dr. Mileur! She and her husband share a love of music and the outdoors, and together with their Catahoula pup, are thrilled to be Austin residents.
“The depth of trust between a patient and her ob/gyn makes my specialty unique and so rewarding. I have the opportunity to help patients of all ages and during some of life’s most special events. From a first visit to the ob/gyn, to navigating a pregnancy, to reaching menopause, women’s health is exciting and dynamic. Guiding my patients through their pregnancies and being a part of their birth experience is the most rewarding aspect of my job. It is such a joy and privilege.” -Dr. Laura Downing
Dr Lauren Powell
The Culinary Doctor, Family Medicine Physician who teaches women how to use food as medicine.
Dr. Lauren W. Powell, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and culinary medicine specialist on a mission to end generational health issues in the African-American community. She makes healthy eating accessible and enjoyable for all through her social media quick tips, online cooking school, and debut book, “Food Essentials for the Busy Professional.”
Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Dr. Lauren graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in business administration. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and went on to complete her family medicine residency at Halifax Health in Daytona, FL, where she was bestowed the prestige of Chief Resident.
Now, Dr. Lauren travels the U.S. speaking to diverse audiences about disease prevention and the healing properties in food. She earned the title, “The Culinary Doctor” by means of her insightful, high-energy presentations that offer just as much entertainment as practical health knowledge. Dr. Lauren is a mainstream and social media personality that has been featured on Fox 2 News Detroit as well as on The DoctorGoals Podcast and the Melan-In-White Coats Podcast. Aside from her professional endeavors, Dr. Lauren has a heart for seeing minority females dominate in male-driven industries. She co-founded a not-for-profit organization, Young Lady Watching, to empower and encourage young minority females to pursue careers in healthcare. She is also working on her own line of products, including a homemade marinara sauce. Dr. Lauren resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband.
Follow her on Instagram : @DrLaurenPowell
Meredith Broderick, MD
Meredith Broderick, MD is neurologist specializing in sleep medicine and behavioral sleep medicine. She is one of the only physicians in the country to hold this trifecta combination of board certifications. Her career has included academics, private practice, urban and under-served areas. She has spent most of her career practicing in the Puget Sound region. In 2021 she started Sound Sleep Guru, a holistic boutique sleep medicine practice located in Bellevue, WA and with telehealth reaching WA, CA, and AK.
In her personal life Dr. Broderick is passionate about the performing arts and has been a longstanding patron and fundraiser for the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera. She is also an experienced recreational climber and has been on mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Aconcagua, Mt. Denali, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and summited peaks such as Mt. Whitney via the East Face and Mt. Blanc just to name a few. She resides in Seattle, WA with her husband and three year old daughter.
Follow her on Instagram : @SleepDoctorMER
Dr Melissa Thibault
Meet Dr. Melissa Thibault is the Co-Founder @Clinique.Be a state-of-the-art luxury medical clinic located in one of the most desirable locations in Beloeil, Quebec. Alongside her partner, Cecile, These two women had a vision to create a clinic of the highest quality care. Thanks to Cécile Poteau’s approach and expertise in the entrepreneurial field of business management, as well as the understanding and medical experience of Dr. Melissa Thibault, they were able to create a clinic unique in its gender for men and women in matters of aesthetics. Their unique approach stands out by encompassing personal care at all levels. Read her entrepreneurial medical journey here.
Nancy Yen Shipley, MD
SURGEON, SPEAKER, MOM. Dr. Yen Shipley is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular our next generation of future physicians. She writes and speaks about these topics in addition to bone and joint issues, and produces and hosts the top podcast The 6% with NancyMD. As a mother and a surgeon, she is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence. She has been a featured contributor on KevinMD.com, called “a must-read blog” by Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes, among multiple other online sources of medical news.
In her free time, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, stand up paddleboarding, playing tennis, emceeing charitable events and enjoying the great outdoors and the great food in her adopted hometown of Portland. If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Yen Shipley’s clinical work or would like to inquire about becoming a patient, click here. Contact Nancy MD here.
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Niamey Wilson, MD, FACS
Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon
Instagram : @Doctor.Wilson
Nicole Sparks, MD
Nicole Sparks, MD is an experienced certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the Howard Center. Dr. Sparks completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2008. She continued at Florida State University to complete her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2011. She received her Medical Doctor from the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2015. Her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency was completed at the Memorial Health University Medical Center in 2019.
Dr. Sparks truly has a passion for educating women about the importance of women’s health. She utilizes multiple social media platforms in efforts to share her extensive knowledge of the obstetrics and gynecology field. She works to make sure that her patients are not only educated and informed, but are making their health a top priority. “I love this field as I can build long lasting relationships with my patients and become an integral part of building families. This career is challenging but also so rewarding and there is nothing more beautiful than delivering babies.”
Follow her on Instagram : @NicoleAliciaMD
Dr Natasha Luckey
Dr. Natasha Nicole Luckey M.D., is board-certified female plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery of the body. Dr. Luckey’s love of medicine began in high school when she trained to be a medical assistant, and worked in an internal medicine office. She went on to become a registered nurse before earning her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2007, followed by the completion of a highly competitive integrated plastic surgery program at the University of Southern Illinois. After graduating from her residency program, she sought further experience with her aesthetic and reconstructive training by pursuing and completing a fellowship in cosmetics and breast reconstruction at Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville under the mentorship of Dr Patrick Maxwell. As a wife, mother of 4, and skilled professional, she now returns to the Nashville market with a full understanding of female needs, providing a champion for their desires, and improving access to aesthetic and reconstructive care delivered from a female perspective. She currently holds appointments at several Nashville hospitals, including Williamson Medical Center, Stonecrest, and Centennial (Trisar) hospitals. Dr Luckey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and American Medical Association.
Follow her on Instagram : @NatashaLuckeyMD
Instagram : @DrPariOza
Patty Lucy, MD, FAAD
Instagram : @DrPattyLucey
Dr Pedy Ganchi, MD
Combining extensive surgical training, an artistic eye for aesthetics and dedication to her patients and practice, Dr. Pedramine (Pedy) Ganchi offers services at her private office in Ridgewood. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Ganchi specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body.
She offers over 20 years of experience and is recognized as a leading provider of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic services within the New Jersey and New York areas. Dr. Ganchi and her caring staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to all patients using the most advanced, proven and safe techniques in her state-of-the-art office facility and surgical centers.
Follow her on Instagram : @DrPedyGanchi
Deemed the “dentsists” Planzos sisters Drs. Penny, Lea and Melena spoke to us about running their individual and common dentist practice. The practice which started with their father, Dr. Thomas Planzos who built Impressive Dental Care has now operated and expanded into multiple divisions thanks to his three daughters; Penny, Lea and Melena. Born and raised in the Bay Ridge Community, although all three daughters left Brooklyn to pursue their passions in dentistry, they are now back to continue their father’s legacy. Together, the Planzos dentists have been helping and improving lives and smiles as both mentors to colleagues and compassionate doctors to their patients. A true success story built on family values, community and working together for a bigger purpose. Read their success journey here.
Dr Pinkey Patel, PharmD, NASM-CPT
Meet @fitpinkrx Dr. Pinkey Patel is a clinical pharmacist and personal trainer specializing in pre and postnatal fitness. This Oklahoma City native started out doing pageants to win scholarships and worked her way to her doctorate at 24, when she wasn’t studying you could find her singing with the all-state choir or playing sports. Fast forward now, she is passionate about bridging the gap in women’s maternal healthcare globally by making pregnancy and postpartum resources accessible, easy-to-understand and helpful in teaching women to advocate for their health in the form of an intuitive global postpartum app. When she’s not playing mama to her 22 month son, Arjun and 5 year old daughter, Karishma, she can be found pumping iron. With a bottle in one hand and a laptop in the other, Pinkey is navigating mom-preneurship one meltdown at a time to help support thriving moms and babies. Read her story here.
Follow her on Instagram : @FitPinkRX
Radha Mikkilineni, MD
With over 20 years of experience in dermatology and dermatopathology as well as a background in biophysics and physiology and epidemiology, Dr. Radha Mikkilineni has built an ironclad reputation as one of the most trusted skin care specialists in New York.
Known for her keen understanding of the science of skin and her ability to compassionately translate research studies for the wellbeing of her patients, Dr. Mikkilineni has become a trusted source of information, treatment and support for patients in need of critical medical treatment as well as those looking for aesthetically beautiful cosmetic procedures.
For the past decade, Dr. Mikkilineni has focused on minimally invasive methods of diagnosis of skin cancer and evaluating the effectiveness of lasers, devices, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals on the improvement of medical skin conditions and aging. Most recently, her attention has turned towards the burgeoning fields of telemedicine and integrative dermatology.
Dr. Mikkilineni received her medical degree from Georgetown Medical School. She completed her internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, her dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve-University Hospitals of Cleveland and her dermatopathology fellowship at New York University- Tisch Hospital. She holds two masters degrees in Physiology and Biophysics (Georgetown) as well as in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). She is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at Cornell Medical School, Department of Dermatology-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to moving to New York City she was the medical director of a private, group specialty dermatology practice in downtown Washington, DC and an Instructor of Dermatology and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology.
Instagram : @DrRadhaNYC
Rathyusha Naidu, DO and Pranusha Naidu, MD
Together, these two doctors are The Posh MD, an instagram account melding medicine, fashion, and lifestyle.
Renae Sweeney, DMD
Dr. Renae Sweeney, graduated with her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh. She continued her education and received a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) and Certificate in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr. Sweeney uses her knowledge and skills in Nutrition and Dentistry to deliver individualized and patient centered care.
She is known for her warm personality, dedication to clinical excellence, and gentle approach to comprehensive oral healthcare. Dr. Sweeney is a member of American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, and the Florida Dental Association (FDA). In her free time, Dr. Sweeney enjoys teaching fitness classes, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Instagram : @Doctor.Renae
Dr Robin B, PharmD
Dr. Robin B (@dr.robinb) is a pharmacist, entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast, podcast host and social media influencer. Dr. Robin B has created her own lane in the health and beauty space by aligning with missions that promote holistic health from the inside out. She has taken the fitness world by storm by partnering with top fitness companies like 1st Phorm and Buffbunny Collection. Fashion is also a passion of hers which has given her the opportunity to work with renown brands like Pretty Little Thing. Her medical knowledge has also afforded her the opportunity to create and produce her very own skin care brand called “Muze Labs” @muze.labs. She is a philantropist and community leader who has curated multiple service initiatives in the underserved community, most recently, sponsoring events at a transition home in Los Angeles called The Alexandria House. Dr. Robin B’s primary goal has been to entertain while educating, which is why she also created a podcast in which she hosts weekly called “The Dose Show”. The podcast @thedoseshow was established to provide a platform for influential guests to provide insight on educational information and training from topics such as health, medicine, personal relationships and career planning. Dr. Robin B is a multi-talented individual in a multifaceted digital world who uses all of her platforms to inspire and educate others.
Instagram : @Dr.RobinB
Rola Rabah, DDS, MD
Oral surgeon by day, fashion fanatic by night, head-turner 24/7: Dr. Rabah is all that.
Instagram : @FifteenBlades
Risa Hoshino, MD
Dr. Risa Hoshino, MD is a Board-Certified Pediatrician working in NYC schools in a Public Health capacity. Dr. Hoshino is passionate about educating her community on health & wellness through her captivating and evidence-based posts. She also believes that mental health is just as important as physical health, and encourages self-love through her own vulnerability. Lastly, she uses her platform for advocacy, and motivates others to use their voices to enact positive change. Her unique and positive perspective is one you do not want to miss!
Dr Sandra McGill
Dr. Sandra McGill is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.As one of the few female plastic surgeons in Montreal, her medical knowledge and surgical skills have established her as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery specializing in breast, body and face.Recognized for her warm and caring approach, Dr. Sandra McGill accompanies her patients through every step of their surgical journey, providing an informed, intimate and safe environment. Dr. McGill is passionate about providing her patients with beautiful, harmonious and long-lasting results.
A native Montrealer, Dr. McGill completed her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.Hon) and Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating from medical school, she returned to Montreal to complete a residency in Plastic Surgery at McGill University. In 2006, she became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and joined the Plastic Surgery division at Hôpital Cité de la Santé in Laval Quebec, where her practice focused on breast reconstruction. Her contributions were instrumental in improving patient education and access to immediate breast reconstruction. She introduced innovative surgical techniques and tools that significantly improved the care of cancer patients. Ever devoted to her private practice, Dr. McGill continues to hone her particular interest and experience in cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, short scar breast lift/reduction as well as advanced body contouring techniques including tummy tucks, liposculpture and fat transfer. Her enduring and endearing strengths include a meticulous surgical technique, a balanced esthetic vision and extensive experience.
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Shruti Tannan, MD, FACS
Dr. Tannan is a board certified plastic surgeon with fellowship training in microvascular surgery and hand surgery. She is a long-time resident of the triangle in North Carolina. After graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics high school in Durham, Dr.
Instagram : @TannanMD
Sarmela Sunder, MD
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Facial Plastic Surgery – Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Sarmela Sunder is a double-board certified, fellowship-trained Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon whose pioneering techniques have gained global recognition from her patients, colleagues, and the media.
Dr. Sunder studied at Johns Hopkins University and continued her medical education at Cornell Medical College. In addition to earning her medical degree, she spent years doing extensive research, and published several articles in leading scientific journals. Her academic excellence took her to an elite residency program at Stanford University culminating with her serving as Chief Resident. During her residency, she trained under the mentorship of a pioneer in Rhinoplasty who is a former president of both the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Sunder was able to merge her artistic ability with her passion for medicine when she was accepted to a prestigious fellowship accredited by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She trained under an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon and past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
With over 13 years dedicated to studying the face and neck, she specializes in advanced techniques for optimal results for mid-face lifts, facelifts, neck lifts, eyelid lifts and rhinoplasty. Her extensive training and educational background make her a true master at her field and patients from around the world come to her for facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Sunder prides herself on providing patients with the most natural-looking surgical results possible. Combining her superb skills as both an artist and a surgeon, Dr. Sunder is able to achieve results that truly bring balance and harmony to her patient’s face.
Follow her on Instagram : @DrSarmelaSunder
Saya Nagori, MD
Dr. Saya Nagori is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Nagori is a published author in the field of Ophthalmology and comes to Maryland after several years with the NYU Department of Ophthalmology where she taught residents surgery and was well known for her work in telemedicine. She has been an invited speaker for several national organizations including the American Society of Cornea and Refractive Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Women in Ophthalmology. She also founded the group Physician Women Rally for encouraging entrepreneurship, innovation, and networking amongst female physicians. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Dr. Nagori graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class. She then went on to Villanova University, where she was a Presidential Scholar and the recipient of a merit-based academic scholarship. Following this, she went to Drexel University College of Medicine, where she received a scholarship from the Arnold P Gold Foundation to conduct an educational program on diabetic eye disease education. Dr. Nagori went on to complete her residency in New York at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and then spent a year in specialty surgical training at Kresge Eye Insitute in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery.
She has over ten years of experience as an eye doctor. She was also invited to serve on the Board for the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons for the 2020 term. Dr. Nagori also has a wide range of expertise in telemedicine and advanced technologies for making patient care more accessible. She has been invited all over the country to give lectures and talks on a variety of topics at both academic centers as well as national conferences.
Follow her journey on Instagram : @femhealthproject
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Sonia Lamel, MD, FAAD
Dr. Sonia A. Lamel is a board-certified dermatologist who provides the full spectrum of dermatologic care and treatments from medical to cosmetic. Dr. Lamel believes in a whole body approach as every component of health has an impact on skin. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve their best skin health and is valued for her caring bedside manner and unique approach teaming her years of expertise and training with her patients to optimize skin care. She utilizes her extensive training in medical and cosmetic dermatology including lasers, injectable fillers, neurotoxins, chemical peels, ultrasound, and radiofrequency devices to treat her patients. Having completed a fellowship in wound healing, she applies her detailed knowledge of skin repair to achieve the best outcomes possible for her patients.
Follow her on Instagram @SoniaLamelMD
Samita Goyal, MD
Dr. Samita Sally Goyal is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in traumatic and oncologic reconstructive microsurgery as well as in breast reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, and lower extremity reconstruction. She also has a keen interest in nutritional health to help heal the body. She is also trained in Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Samita Sally Goyal is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in traumatic and oncologic reconstructive microsurgery as well as in breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction, and lower extremity reconstruction. She also has a keen interest in nutritional health to help heal the body. She is also trained in Aesthetic Surgery. Whether you visit her for a reconstructive or cosmetic need, she will utilize her aesthetic eye coupled with the core principles of plastic surgery to give her patients the optimal result.
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Sam Ellis, MD
“I offer multi-faceted dermatology care––providing medical, surgical, and cosmetic services depending on a patient’s needs and goals. I place an emphasis on prevention and take a proactive approach to both dermatologic disease and the aging process. In cosmetics, I perform minimally invasive procedures to create subtle, yet impactful, changes that highlight a patient’s natural beauty. My goal is to use state-of-the-art technology, sophisticated techniques, and an aesthetic eye to help patients age gracefully through all stages of life.”
Samantha Ellis, MD is a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Ellis graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship to attend the University of Michigan Medical School, where she completed her medical doctorate and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society for exceptional academic performance and leadership in her program.
After finishing her medical internship in Denver, Colorado, she returned to her home state of California to complete her dermatology residency at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ellis has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and authored several medical textbook chapters on a broad range of dermatology topics including cutaneous immunology, dermatologic surgery, cosmeceuticals, and skin aging. She also volunteers her time as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UC Davis.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, hiking Bay Area trails, and doing yoga. You can follow her on Instagram at @drsamanthaellis where she gives skincare advice, reviews products, and discusses interesting dermatology cases.
Sarah Ramzan, MD
Dr Sarah Ramzan is a family physician in Toronto, Canada and on her Instagram @heydoctorsarah, she writes about her experiences as a family doctor, in particular as it relates to wellness and mental health. She has a desire to spread positively and increase self empowerment. She also shares her different passions including her love for nature, fashion, singing and dancing.
Dr Sheila Nazarian
A board certified plastic surgeon who provides high quality plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, Dr. Nazarian is the founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Known for her warmth and ability to put patients at ease, she helps patients explore available options to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Instagram : @DrSheilanazarian
Shelley Rockwell, MD
Shelley A. Rockwell, PhD is a clinical psychologist who practices at Shelley A. Rockwell, PhD Practice located at 3303 Macamb Street N.w. in Washington, DC 20008 (District of Columbia). Dr. Shelley A. Rockwell has 3 years of experience in clinical psychology.
Instagram : @DoctorMommyMD
Shikha Jain, MD
Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center.
Dr. Jain is Founder, CEO and President of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Women in Medicine®, and Founder and Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit as well as the CEO and Co-Founder of the action, advocacy and amplification organization IMPACT. She was named one of Medscapes 25 Rising Stars in Medicine in 2020, a Modern Healthcare Top 25 Emerging Leaders of 2019, and was awarded the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019. She was appointed the 2021 and 2022 Lead of the American Society for Clinical Oncology Women’s Networking Center taskforce, is a member of the ASCO Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, and appointed to the Illinois State Medical Society’s Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy as well as the COVID19 taskforce. She is on the editorial board of Healio HemOnc Today and is the consulting medical editor for Healio Women in Oncology and host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive. Dr. Jain’s mentorship and sponsorship have resulted in the advancement of numerous young women and men in medicine across the country. She works tirelessly to promote the dissemination of evidence based scientific information through numerous mediums including social media and has been recognized as a thought leader by Doximity and the OpEd project.
Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk on the gender moonshot and is a nationally renowned keynote speaker She has written for and been featured in national publications including CNN, USA Today, Time magazine, the NYT, the Washington Post. She is a regular contributor to FOX32 and has been a guest on many national news outlets including ABC, CBS, Yahoo. She has been featured, interviewed, and published in CNN, Time magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, US News and World Report, the Hill, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune She is also a well-respected academician who has published in many peer review journals including Nature, NEJM and PNAS.
Sonya Cook, MD FRCPC
Dr. Sonya Cook is dedicated to providing excellent dermatologic care and is well- regarded for her effective, natural-looking cosmetic results. Her passion is creating innovative, customized treatment plans combining injectables, threads, lasers, and other devices to achieve optimal outcomes for her patients.
Dr. Cook completed an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University, where she was a member of the varsity rowing team. She graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and completed her dermatology training at the University of Toronto. As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology (DABD), Dr. Cook is board-certified in both Canada and the United States.
She is actively involved in the education of medical students and residents at the University of Toronto, where she holds a University appointment. Her memberships include the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Toronto Dermatologic Society. Dr. Cook has made mid-town Toronto her home and enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, travelling, and cottaging with her husband and three sons.
Follow her on Instagram : @DrSonyaCook
Sila Bal, MD, MPH
Meet Dr Sila Bal @dr.eyebal a MD in Ophthalmology out of Massachusetts, Boston. She did her intern year at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia – which is the same hospital she was born in. Talk about a full circle moment! Originally from Turkish origins, she is the first in her family to pursue a medical career. During our interview she mentioned something so interesting about the resilience needed in this practice. She states “we’re in a very challenging field and it’s changed a lot in the past 20 years, in a way that doesn’t necessarily always favor physicians. It’s easy to get burnt out. Comedy helps a lot! It really does – you could be crying but if you can make fun of it at the same time, it really helps.” Head over to her TikTok for some fun videos about the life as an MD!
Dr Tori Jaeger, DO
Dr. Tori Jaeger is a plant-based physician who is using her platform to inspire healthier living. Dr. Tori does an amazing job at showing her audience how she incorporates her healthy lifestyle as a mom, while also having a crazy schedule as a doctor. In this episode, Dr. Tori talks about her personal wellness journey, why her family switched to a plant-based diet, the importance of daily consistency, the dangerous impacts of not getting enough sleep, as well as her new recipe and meal guide e-book release to help others on their plant-based journeys! Dr. Tori also talks about the adoption process, and how that process has looked so far for her family. Excited to share our conversation! Keep up with Dr. Tori on social media!
Instagram: @doc.tor.fit Also be sure to check out Dr. Tori’s new recipe and meal guide e-book!
Thuy-Van Tina Ho, MD
As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Tina Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region, including rhinoplasty and facial contouring.
Dr. Tina Ho is a fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board-certified head and neck surgeon serving greater Philadelphia. She attended the College of William and Mary as a 1693 Scholar, part of the university’s most selective merit-based scholarship program. Dr. Ho then obtained a degree in medicine at the University of Virginia, where she received several honors, including the Vietnamese American Medical Association National Scholarship. She matched into the highly competitive specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and completed a five-year residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, one of the top clinical programs in the country. Dr. Ho then pursued a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago and trained under Dr. Dean Toriumi and Dr. Steven Dayan, world-renowned leading authorities in rhinoplasty and injectable procedures.
Dr. Ho is a highly respected female surgeon in the medical community, noted for her charitable work, scientific contributions, and impressive leadership. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As a female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is both approachable and relatable to her patients and strives to empower them with beautiful, natural results. Her philosophy is to provide the highest standard of individualized care in greater Philadelphia for a broad spectrum of facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.
Follow her on Instagram, @DrTinaHo
Tara Scott, MD
Dr. Tara Scott first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB/GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The evidence-based practices she employed helped many patients conquer chronic wellness issues, and word quickly spread.
It soon became clear that a practice devoted strictly to evidence-based regenerative medicine, highly focused on hormone-related issues, was needed in the medical community. Revitalize was born. Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy. She is a national speaker on the subject and would welcome the opportunity to speak with your group or answer your specific questions.
Vaishali Kent, MD, FACS
Dr. Kent provides her patients with quality care and compassion. Her professional interests include multidisciplinary approach to breast care and oncoplastic surgical techniques. Dr. Kent enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, scuba diving, figure skating, and learning foreign languages.
Follow her on Instagram : @VaishaliKentMD
Dr Vanessa Sammons
Dr Sammons is a Neurosurgeon at North Shore Private Hospital, Gosford Private Hospital, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital. She treated all neurosurgical conditions, but with a particular interest in Peripheral Nerve Surgery. She prides myself on providing personalized and thoughtful patient care and utilizing her skills to achieve the best outcome possible. She attended the University of Sydney, graduating with honours, and was also awarded the Hinder Memorial Prize for Surgery. Prior to Neurosurgery training, she completed a Master of Philosophy in Advanced Medicine researching brain arteriovenous malformations.
She completed her training at several Sydney hospitals including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St George Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. After being awarded Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a Neurosurgeon, she travelled to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada where she undertook subspecialty training in Peripheral Nerve Surgery under the mentorship of Dr Rajiv Midha, a world renowned Peripheral Nerve Surgeon.
During training she was the elected trainee representative to the Training Board of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. She is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the Women in Surgery Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the international Association of Women Surgeons, the American Society of Peripheral Nerve and American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is also a mother of two.
Follow her on Instagram @DrVanessaSammons
Zeeana Hadani, ND
Dr. Hadani graduated from McGill’s pre-med program, and from there went on to pursue her Masters of Pharmacy degree. It was when she was faced with her own health struggles that she developed a passion for naturopathic medicine. Dr. Hadani graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and has done extensive research and continuing education in the areas of thyroid disorders, menopause/hormone imbalance, metabolic syndrome and anti-aging. She holds certifications in Cosmetic Acupuncture, Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy and Pharmaceutical Prescriptions. Dr. Zeeanna Hadani, ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with a special interest in treating hormone imbalances, skin disorders, and weight loss.
Instagram : @DrHadani
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