The American Board of Aesthetic Medicine – ABAM is an independent specialty board. ABAM was established to provide a standardized pathway for physicians coming from a non-cosmetic background to be certified in aesthetic medicine. Physicians from a variety of medical fields are now adding aesthetic procedures to their practices, and a formal training and certification process for them is essential. Presently, the only training pathways for aesthetic medicine is by completing a residency in plastic surgery or dermatology which are not open to other specialties. By providing this certification ABAM contributes to the improvement of the quality of care in the field of aesthetic medicine.
ABAM do not have any affiliation with any other organizations. As an independent board we have our own process of certification and requirement. ABAM is not part of the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties). ABAM certified physicians have demonstrated that they have proper training, clinical skills and, knowledge essential for the safe and excellent practice of aesthetic medicine. Certification by the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine also indicates that the physician has met the clinical and educational criteria to be eligible to sit for a comprehensive and rigorous written examination, and has successfully passed the examination.
Mason Dang M.D.
Aesthetic Medicine, President
Dr. Dang is the founder and Medical Director of Aesthetic Arts M.D. cosmetic center in San Diego, California. Dr. Dang is an expert in the field aesthetic medicine and anti-aging medicine. His areas of expertise include Aesthetic Laser surgery, neuromodulators, dermal-fillers and facial contouring, chemical peels, mesotherapy, and sclerotherapy. Prior to private practice Dr. Dang was the Director for Surgical Services at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Dr. Dang frequently lectures and teaches hands-on courses at various national and international medical conferences. He is committed to the advancement of aesthetic medicine and anti-aging medicine.
Gregory Costello M.D.
Aestethetic Medicine, Director United States Eastern Region
New Jersey, USA
Dr. Costello is the founder of Rejuveskin medical spa. His areas of expertise include neurotoxins, laser surgery, dermal Filler. and PRP. He is well respected and frequently provides aesthetic medical training for other physicians. Dr. Costello has presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally. He is currently practicing in New Jersey.
Mario Cabral M.D.
Aestthetic Medicine, Director South America Region
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Cabral is well regarded in South America and is often invited to speak at local and international aesthetic conferences. He has extensive experience in mesotherapy, neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and anti-aging medicine. He is an expert in nonsurgical facial contouring. Dr. Cabral is in private practice in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Rachel Schacht, M.D.
Dr. Schacht graduated from an accelerated 6-year combined degree medical program where she completed college with a BA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 2 years and then went directly into medical school at Medical College of PA in Philadelphia where she graduated with an MD in 1993. She completed her dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital. Dr. Schacht is an expert dermatologic surgeon well verse in both clinical and cosmetic skin procedures. She is presently in private practice in Arizona.
Evan Gold D M.D.
Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Dr. Gold is an expert in facial analysis and facial reconstructive surgery. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his oral surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Gold is well published and had presented at many conferences. He is in private practice in California.
Sanjay Parashar M.D.
Plastic Surgery, Surgical Director Middle East Region
Dr. Sanjay Parashar is the founder of Cocoona Cosmetic Center. He is an expert in total body enhancement surgical techniques. His areas of expertise include facelift, breast enhancement, liposuction, reconstructive surgery, and hair transplant. He has extensive experience and international training with fellowships from both the USA and Australia. He is well respected and is often sought after for consultation. Dr. Parashar has presented at many regional and international conferences and is the recipient of numerous awards for his contribution to the field of plastic surgery.
Adrienne O’Connell, D.O.
Aestthetic Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Laguna Beach, California
Dr. Adrienne O’Connell is the founder, and medical director of Laguna Beach Aesthetics, Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center. She was fellowship trained at the University of Tennessee. Dr. O’Connell’s combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility is evident in her procedural skills and teaching.
Frank Soto M.D.
Dr. Soto is the founder of Imagen Cosmetic Surgery in Omaha, Nebraska. He is an expert in the art of liposuction. He specializes in high definition liposuction and precision body contouring. Dr. Soto also have extensive knowledge in nonsurgical aesthetic techniques. His love of teaching is well recognized by students and other instructors alike. He is a great asset to the ABAM program.
Raed Farhat M.D.
Plastic Surgery, Director of Education Middle East Region
Dr. Farhat is well respected in the Gulf Countries region for his skills and knowledge in aesthetic and plastic surgery. His extensive background includes serving as the General Manager of Oriana Hospital and Celebrities Medical Center in Sharjah, UAE. He is frequently requested to be a presenter at conferences and has vast teaching experience. Dr. Farhat is the principal lecturer of the Advanced Laser and IPL Program and also the trainer for Hair Transplant for the Ministry of Health. He is an expert in regenerative medicine and skincare has served as the principle investigator in adipose derived stem cells and nanotechnology. Dr. Farhat is highly regarded as a medical educator in the cosmetic field and is often seek for consultation by his peers.
Surangkana Veeranawin M.D.
Dermatology, Director Southeast Asia Region
Dr. Veeranawin is the founder and medical director of The Medice cosmetic center in Bangkok, Thailand. She specializes in cosmetic dermatology and is an expert in cosmetic laser surgery and hair transplantation. She is highly regarded by both her colleagues and her patients for her knowledge and experience in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Veeranawin is extremely passionate about teaching and is often sought for her medical opinions.
Mazen Arafeh, M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Arafeh is an expert in surgical and nonsurgical facial aesthetic techniques. His areas of expertise include dermal filler, laser surgery, mesotherapy, scar treatment, and reconstructive surgery. He fulfilled his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Belgrade University. Dr. Arafeh is currently practicing cosmetic medicine in Dubai.
Gary Lawson M.D
Dr. Lawson is board certified in anesthesiology. He is well respected for his knowledge in regional nerve block techniques. His expertise in regional anesthesia has enable many new practitioners of aesthetic medicine to acquire the ability to perform aesthetic medical procedures without pain. He completed his anesthesiology residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark. Presently, Dr. Lawson is in private practice in Florida.
Ahmed Habiba M.D.
Dr. Habiba completed his medical training at Alexandria University in Egypt. He is currently practicing in Dubai. He is an expert in threadlifting and has perfected the techniques for neck and submental lifting. Dr. Habiba has presented at numerous conferences internationally and in the Gulf region. He has served as the aesthetic trainer for Promoitalia. He is well respect for his aesthetic knowledge and teaching ability.
Helen Yeon M.D.
Obstetric and Gynecology
Dr. Yeon is board-certified in obstetric and gynecology. Dr. Yeon’s background in surgery and woman’s health compliments her practice of aesthetic medicine. Combining her expertise from both disciplines enable Dr. Yeon to teach from a unique point of view. Dr. Yeon has presented at numerous medical meetings. She is presently in private practice in Colorado.
Abdullah A.Alyoussef, M.D.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Alyoussef received his initial medical training at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He subsequently completed his residency in dermatology and venorology at University of Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie in France. He is an expert in aesthetic medicine and surgical dermatology. Dr. Alyyoussef has extensive knowledge in laser surgery and dermal filler. He has published over 20 research articles nationally and internationally. Dr. Alyoussef is presently an assistant Professor Of Dermatology at Tabuk University, College of Medicine in Saudi Arabia.
Zoe Kaufenberg, M.D.
La Jolla, California
Dr. Kaufenberg graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of medicine, she completed a residency in anesthesiology at Stanford University, one of the most prestigious programs in the nation. Her training in anesthesiology has both steadied her hand and made precise her understanding of human anatomy and physiology. She is the founder and medical director of the Perfect Face Aesthetic Medicine in California
Hajjaj S. Alhajjaj, D M.D.
Dr. Ahajjaj is a specialist in head and neck reconstruction. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his residency at the University of Manitoba, Winipeg. Dr. Alhajjaj is is well published and has presented at many national and international conferences. He is an expert in facial aesthetic and laser surgery. Presently, he is in private practice in Calgary, Canada.
Thuong Vo M.D.
Anti-aging Medicine, Anesthesiology
Dr. Vo is board certified in anti-aging medicine and is an expert in hormone replacement. He is also a specialist in pain medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vo’s background allows for a unique approach to aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. He is presently practicing both aesthetic medicine and anesthesiology in California.
Eman Sanad, M.D.
Dr. Eman Sanad is an expert in aesthetic medicine. She received her medical training at Zagazig University. Her areas of expertise includes dermal filler, botulinum toxin, laser & light therapies, mesotherapy, and threadlift. She is well recognized for her skills in threadlifting techniques and is a regional trainer for the Middle East. Dr. Sanad is a frequent speaker and has chaired many national and international aesthetic and cosmetic conferences. She is presently on the teaching staff of Benha University as a professor of dermatology and laser surgery. She is a board member of the Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Andrology (ESDV). Dr. Sanad is also a member of the Medical committee of the Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt.
Amanda Ong M.D.
Dr. Amanda Ong is the head of cosmetic products research and development for Bioscor International in Melbourne, Australia. She is also the CEO of Bioscor. Dr. Ong’s areas of expertise include dermal filler, hair restoration, botulinum toxin, laser & light therapy, mesotherapy, and chemical peel. She is well traveled and has extensive international medical experience. Dr. Ong is presently practicing aesthetic medicine in Melbourne, Australia.
Jaime Rosenzweig, M.D.
Dr. Rosenzweig completed her specialty training at Weill Medical College of Cornell University-New York Methodist Hospital. She is often sought after by patients for her expertise in nonsurgical facial enhancement techniques. Her expertise includes dermal filler, laser skin surgery and neurotoxin. Dr. Rosenzweig is presently practicing aesthetic medicine in Florida.
Ahmed Hachim Mhana Alkhuzai, M.D.
Dr. Ahmed Alkhuzai has extensive knowledge in Aesthetic Medicine has served as a consultant for a leading aesthetic pharmaceutical provider. His areas of expertise include Filler, Botulinum Toxin, Laser/Light Therapies, and Platelet Rich Plasma. He was previously the Manager for the Continuous Teaching Sector in the Iraqi Ministry of Health Training and Development Center. He frequently participates in the training of new physicians in both clinical medicine and aesthetic medicine. Dr. Ahmed is also involved in many medical and aesthetic research programs both in Iraq and internationally
Tam Nguyen M.D.
Dr. Nguyen is board certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. As a family physician, he provides the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine with the valuable perspective of the integration of aesthetic medicine into a primary care setting. He is an expert in the cosmetic use of neurotoxin and dermal filer. Dr. Nguyen has presented at conferences throughout the US. He is in private practice in California.
Terrance Chan D.D.S
Dr. Chan has been in practice for eleven years. He is well known for his knowledge and skills in cosmetic dentistry. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. Chan in presently a clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
Kentaro Yamada M.D.
Dr. Yamada is both Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Opthalmology. He is an expert in procedures of the upper face. Currently Dr. Yamada is in private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Yamada obtained his training in opthalmology at Henry Ford, Detroit. His fellowship was completed at Texas Southwestern.
Yuet Lam. RPh.
Professor Lam is a board licensed Clinical Pharmacist with extensive experience in pharmacology and pain management. She is presently practicing in California. She provides an invaluable source of knowledge for both physicians and pharmacists alike. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, University of California San Diego. Her affiliations include The American Pharmaceutical Association, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, and The American Pain Society.