Scientific Advisory Council
M.D. Dermatologist, Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Vivian Bucay, MD is recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation through the combined use of neuromodulators, injectable dermal fillers, and energy based devices. Considered to be one of the pre-eminent dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bucay’s credentials span a wide scope of biomedical research, patient care and medical education. Dr. Bucay is licensed in both the United States and Mexico, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and completed her undergraduate studies in 1983 while serving as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. She earned her MD in 1987 from Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine. After completing an internship in pediatrics in 1988, Dr. Bucay began a residency in dermatology at The University of Miami School of Medicine which she then completed at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991. Dr. Bucay is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and, in addition to her private practice, serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. She serves as faculty on several continuing medical educational initiatives in the U.S. and internationally. Since 2004, Dr. Bucay has been named a Super Doctor every year by Texas Monthly magazine. Passionate about cosmeceuticals and skin wellness, Dr. Bucay is involved in studies of emerging cosmeceuticals.
Doris Day, MD
Dermatologist, Day Dermatology & Aesthetics; Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Centers
Doris Day, MD is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology on the Upper East Side in New York City. Her private practice includes national and international celebrities. Dr. Day is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Centers where she was presented with the award for Dedication and Excellence in the Teaching of Dermatology. Dr. Day is a member of many relevant national and international organizations including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, NY State Dermatology Society, New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society and is a recent inductee into the American Honors Society of Dental and Facial Aesthetics. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English, she completed her masters in journalism and science writing at New York University and earned her MD at Downstate Medical School in New York. She completed her residency in dermatology at Cornell University College of Medicine with the title of Chief Resident.
Sabrina Fabi, M.D. Fabi, M.D.
Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology; Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego
Sabrina Fabi, MD is an internationally-recognized leader in cosmetic dermatology. She is a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic cosmetic surgeon, who is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego. As the associate research director at the practice, she is actively involved in multiple injectable, laser and sclerotherapy clinical studies, including Phase III FDA clinical trials. Dr. Fabi was presented with the Robert W. Goltz Excellence in Teaching Award, for excellence in educating her peers, by the University of California, San Diego. She is a repeat recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award as well as the Compassionate Doctor’s Award, Doctor’s Choice Award and Realself 100 Award. Sabrina Fabi has authored over 60 medical articles, in addition to co-authoring 10 book chapters on various topics including cosmetic injectables (such as VOLUMA®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Belotero® and RADIESSE®), intense pulsed light (IPL), lasers, liposuction, cellulite, skin tightening and cosmecueticals. As both a national and international cosmetic dermatology expert, Dr. Fabi has lectured in both Spanish and English in over 20 countries on aesthetic dermatology advancements pertaining to skin tightening procedures such as Ultherapy®, vein treatments, injectables, laser technologies and body contouring.
Jeannette Graf, M.D.
Clinical and Research Dermatologist; Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Jeannette Graf, MD is a distinguished dermatologist, groundbreaking peptide researcher, inner and outer beauty expert, best-selling author, hands-on creator of high-performing anti-aging skin care, and a go-to media resource for cutting-edge expertise on dermatology, cosmetic injectables and skin science. She is a board-certified, clinical and research dermatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she has been recognized for excellence in education with the 2011 Mount Sinai Medical Center Teacher of the Year Award. Prior to completing her Residency in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center, Dr. Graf earned her medical degree from the State University of New York -School of Medicine at Buffalo. Committed to research and the science of natural ingredients and new ingredient technologies, Dr. Graf was a research fellow and protégé of George Martin, Ph.D., lab chief and one of the most highly-respected scientists in the world at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dr. Graf has been in private practice since 1990 in Great Neck, New York.
Alexander Rivkin, M.D.
Cosmetic Surgeon, Westside Aesthetics; Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine
Alexander Rivkin, MD is a Yale-trained cosmetic surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine. He has focused his practice exclusively on providing patients in Los Angeles with the latest in non-invasive, non-ablative cosmetic treatments. Dr. Rivkin is an international authority on non-surgical cosmetic treatments. He divides his time between patient care, clinical research, educating other physicians, media appearances and lecturing at scientific conferences throughout the world. He conducts a broad range of scientific efforts, including evaluating new injectable agents for approval from the FDA, evaluating new uses for injectables that are already approved by the FDA and determining the optimal dosage ranges of approved injectables. Dr. Rivkin’s research has led to a series of publications in some of the most respected, peer-reviewed journals in the aesthetic specialty. Dr. Rivkin received his BA degree with honors from Columbia University and his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. His residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery was at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Rivkin moved to Los Angeles immediately after residency and started Westside Aesthetics, dedicating his career to minimally-invasive aesthetics. As a physician, he has always been known for his artistic eye and precise surgical hand.
Amy Forman Taub, M.D.
Dermatologist, Advanced Dermatology and skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique; Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University Medical School
Amy Forman Taub, MD is a board-certified dermatologist who founded Advanced Dermatology and skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Glencoe, Illinois Advanced Dermatology is a state-of-the-art medical and cosmetic dermatology practice nationally recognized for excellence in dermatologic care. Skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique and skinfo.com, a professional skincare website, offer physician-dispensed and cosmeceutical-grade skincare products and product information to the public. Dr. Taub graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1985 and completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at its affiliated hospital, Northwestern Memorial, in 1989. Dr. Taub is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University Medical School. Prior to opening Advanced Dermatology, Dr. Taub was the Medical Director for the Division of Dermatology of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. Dr. Taub is a member (fellow) of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS), the Chicago Dermatologic Society, the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL), and the Illinois State Dermatologic Society. In 2003, Dr. Taub was inducted into Amonette Circle and the Robins Fund for the Advancement of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for The Skin Cancer Foundation. Dr. Taub was selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Dermatology in June 2013. Dr. Taub was also chosen by Plastic Surgery Practice magazine as one of the best plastic and cosmetic surgeons in 2012 and was named one of the Best Doctors in Dermatology as featured in U.S. News and World Report, 2013. Dr. Taub is a pioneer in photodynamic therapy, full facial volumetric filler rejuvenation and laser/energy-based device expert, as well as a frequent lecturer and author on the national and international scene, with over 20 original peer-reviewed publications in major journals and 10 book chapters. As a consultant to leading laser and drug companies, as well as a sought after speaker and thought leader, Dr. Taub educates and trains physicians from all over the country to provide cosmetic and laser treatments.
Randy Waldman, M.D.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery
Randy Waldman, MD is a distinguished facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and educator with an impressive range of professional credentials. He directs a three person practice in Lexington, Ky and has received numerous honors and recognition for his contributions to the specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is dual board-certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and in head and neck surgery. With more than twenty-five years of experience, Dr. Waldman brings unparalleled expertise in cosmetic procedures of the nose, face and eyes. In 1983, Dr. Waldman elected to return “home” and open his own practice in facial aesthetic surgery in Lexington. During those twenty-five years he has also managed to write a number of articles published in scientific journals and has recently been the editor for two medical books on facial plastic surgery. Waldman has chaired and coordinated over 40 major aesthetic meetings over the past 25 years and 13 years ago founded and currently directs the nation’s largest independent multi-specialty aesthetic conference Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology (VCS) held every June in Las Vegas. He is also a co-founder and co-chair of the Global Aesthetics Conference now held in Miami Beach. Additionally, Waldman is a member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a former Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Heidi Waldorf, MD
Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Associate Clinical Professor, Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai University
Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at The Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai in New York, NY, Heidi A. Waldorf, M.D. is an internationally respected expert and sought after lecturer in the field of dermatology and cosmetic medicine, including skin rejuvenation, soft tissue augmentation, neuromodulators, cosmeceuticals, fat reduction and laser technology. Dr Waldorf completed her undergraduate and medical education and her medical training at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania after which she completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Waldorf serves as investigator, speaker, consultant, advisory board member and trainer for major industry producers of medical devices and products, allowing her to participate in the development of treatment protocols and to offer her patients the latest treatments. She has been published extensively in professional journals and books on laser surgery, dermatologic surgery and general dermatology, is Co-Chief Medical Editor of Modern Aesthetics and Dermatology Focus, and is on the editorial boards of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Cutis, and Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Waldorf is listed in the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2008-2015, and The Best Doctors® in America 2003-2015. Dr. Waldorf is a trusted expert resource on cosmetic dermatology for the media and has been quoted in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, and Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, The New York Times, and W among others. She is also a member of the Health Advisory Panel for Better Homes and Gardens and has appeared on various morning shows, evening news programs and the Dr. Oz Show. In recognition of her contributions to the field, Dr. Waldorf was elected to the prestigious American Dermatological Association. She was named Honorary President, Aesthetic Dermatology for the Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine World Congress, Monte Carlo, Monaco 2016. In 2016, Dr Waldorf is celebrating 20 years of private practice in both New York, NY, at Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dermatology, and in Nanuet, NY, at Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates, P.C.