World Class Speakers

SAPS 2019 will offer a dynamic educational and scientific program, with world-renowned speakers who will develop multiple topics through: Conferences, Master Panels and Workshops.


Prof. Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo was born in Naples and currently practices in Rome, Italy. From 2001 he holds the Chair of Plastic Surgery at University Sapienza of Rome, where he runs the University program for the Board in Plastic Surgery, and from 2003 is Head of Plastic Surgery Department at Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome.


Graduate of the Board of French’s College of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, French Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, currently the President of the Director’s Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, President of Plastirisq and Vice President of the SOFCEP.


Dr. Chris Surek is a board-eligible plastic surgeon, specializing in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. He completed his medical school and plastic surgery residency training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, followed by his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic the number-two hospital in the United States.


In 1994 he specialised as a general surgeon under Professor Derom. Together with Dr. Tonnard he developed the revolutionary MACS lift, a minimally invasive facelift technique that aims to produce the best and most natural result with rapid recovery and minimal complications. This achievement has earned him and Dr. Tonnard an international reputation.


Eric Santamaria M.D., is Professor of Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Associate Professor of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez and the Insituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City. He did a 3 year fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, in Taipei, Taiwan and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.


Dr Hedén is a member of the many international and national plastic surgery societies. He also serves as a jury member, tutor, and a faculty opponent on medical students’ dissertations and a research advisor for young plastic surgeons. He is also a member of the editorial board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journlal. Dr Hedén has written the patient information book: “Plastic Surgery and You” published in Swedish 1996.


Dr. Jacob G. Unger is a board-certified plastic surgeon, as well as a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, specializing aesthetic surgery of the face, nose, eyes, breast and body as well as reconstructive surgery following trauma and cancer. Dr. Unger values the patient-physician relationships he has with all of his patients. He is humbled by the great opportunity he has to have a positive and often times life-changing effect on peoples’ lives.


Mr Patrick Mallucci is one of the best known and revered aesthetic breast surgeons in the world. Mr Mallucci is internationally acclaimed for his work with The Perfect Breast and the ICE principle which has helped shape and advance modern aesthetic breast surgery. In 1996 he was awarded the Higher Postgraduate Degree of Doctorate in Medicine (MD) following two years spent researching the concept of scarless wound healing.


Steven M. Levine, M.D. was born and raised outside of New York City. He attended Tufts University near Boston before returning to New York. After college, Dr. Levine spent 2 years doing microbiology research with Dr. Martin Blaser before starting medical school at New York University. After medical school, he stayed at NYU for 7 years of training in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Microsurgery.


Dr. Roostaeian, dedicated to the art and science of plastic surgery, then returned to the UCLA Plastic Surgery Division to complete a fellowship in Microvascular Surgery where he focused on breast reconstruction, as well as complex reconstruction of the head & neck, and lower extremity. He continues his passion for being at the cutting edge of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.


Barış Çakır MD, is a Plastic Surgeon working in İstanbul. He graduated in medicine at the Çukurova university. He then did a plastic surgery at the KARTAL Teaching Hospital. After 3 years of practicing Plastic Surgery at the İstanbul Memorial Hospital İstanbul, he opened his own private practice in Fulya-İstanbul at 2010. He is only performing rhinoplasty and especially experienced in closed approach.


Works in the Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan. He graduated from University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and the Yonsei University School of Medicine. Focusing plastic surgery on diabetic foot reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction through microsurgery, supermicrosurgery, perforator flaps and free style reconstruction.


Mark W. Clemens, M.D., F.A.C.S., is on the Plastic Surgery faculty of MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas in Houston. He completed plastic surgical training at Georgetown University, research training programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Harvard Children’s Hospital, and received a microvascular reconstructive surgery fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Graduated in medicine in the year 2003, his academic life was marked, from the beginning, by a strong attachment to form and detail, which evolved into a passion for surgical perfection. Plastic surgery was a natural option and, perfectionist, in the search for aesthetic training, began the residence next to the prestigious Professor Ivo Pitanguy, regent of the most renowned and visited center of plastic surgery in the world, the Institute Ivo Pitanguy.


Doctor of the Central University of Venezuela. Otorhinolaryngology of the San Juan de Dios Hospital. Caracas Venezuela. Subspecialization in the Society of Rhinology and Facial Surgery. Visiting Fellow at the Oregon Health and Science University with Dr. Tom Wang. Director of the Faculty of Rhinology and Facial Surgery of the Institute of Otolaryngology in Caracas.


Meticulous. Dedicated. Down to Earth. These are words used to describe Dr. Michael Lee. Not all plastic surgeons are double board certified. Even fewer were trained by recognized “giants” in the specialty. Dr. Lee can claim both. His devotion to world-class results is what distinguishes him as a surgeon. His genuine concern that every patient is heard, protected, and given his undivided attention.


Dr. Ahmad is the only plastic surgeon in Canada to complete his plastic surgery residency training at the world renowned, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In addition, he completed a fellowship in breast reconstruction at the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto.


Cirujano Plástico Estético y Reconstructivo, egresado de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia. Miembro de la Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Plástica, miembro Internacional de la Sociedad Americana de Cirugía Plástica (American Society of Plástica Surgeons) y Fellow del American College of Surgeons; miembro de la Asociación Colombiana de Mastología, la International society of Aesthetic Plástica Surgery (ISAPS) y de la Federación Iberoamericana de Cirugía Plástica (FILACP).


Plastic surgeon trained at the National Autonomous University of Mexico at the General Hospital of Mexico, has made stays abroad as Kentucky, Miami, Colombia and Brazil where he learned techniques performed in these areas including reconstructive procedures and specialized surgery on body contouring. He has participated and presented different works obtained in surgeries in different congresses and hospitals.


Dr. Dennis Hammond is a plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy Health St. Mary's Campus and St. Mary's of Michigan Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 14 doctors at Mercy Health St. Mary's Campus and one of 6 at St. Mary's of Michigan Hospital who specialize in Plastic Surgery.


Full Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, Active Member of The International Society of Plastic Surgery. The doctor Paulo Godoy developed an authorial technique of silicone implant in the buttocks, on which he will give a lecture to colleagues, in the hotel Fasano, in Ipanema. The São Paulo physician published an article about his technique in Clinics in Plastic Surgery, a scientific journal.


Dr. Leandro Pellarin is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of São Paulo (USP). His perfectionism and admiration for harmonic forms made him choose Plastic Surgery as a specialty. The interest in complex cases, as well as the search for details, led him to dedicate himself to Repairing Plastic Surgery, especially for oncology patients who suffered serious accidents.


Eduardo Sucupira completed his specialization in 1999 and started the Private Clinic. In 2002 he was promoted Full Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP). It keeps up to date with the latest techniques in Plastic Surgery, participates in medical seminars, national and international conferences and congresses regularly, activities that produce permanent updating and significant experience to diagnose and treat imperfections in all areas of the body.


Dr. Uribe Morelli studied medicine at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia; General Surgery at the Santa Casa da Misericordia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; made his residency in Plastic Surgery at the Santos Day Hospital of the University of Santa Cecilia under the supervision of Dr. Osvaldo Saldanha, where he trained in the most modern techniques of body and facial contour surgery. He continues his studies with a Fellowship at AC Camargo Hospital.


Arguably the most skilled board-certified plastic surgeon San Francisco has to offer, Dr. Elyassnia provides stunning yet natural results that are highly customized to each client’s anatomy, goals and lifestyle. His skillful command of the subtleties and nuances of the underlying facial structure have earned him a reputation for detailed, sophisticated changes that still preserve the unique idiosyncrasies that define the individual.


Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, Maxillofacial and Hand Surgeon at the San Rafael Hospital, graduated from the Juan N Corpas School of Medicine in Bogotá- Colombia. Recognized for being the precursor of Vaser 3D Lipomarking in Colombia and Latin America; National and international Professor of Post-Graduate Plastic Surgery and National and International Professor of Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid.


Marcelo Takeshi Ono is from Londrina - Pr. Graduated in Medicine from the State University of Londrina. Post graduate, also in Londrina, in General Surgery (duration 2 years), acquiring experience in the area of surgery comprehensively (basic notions of vascular surgery, urology, digestive tract surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, trauma surgery and Therapy Unit Intensive). 3 years) in Campinas (Municipal Hospital Dr Mário Gatti - Institution accredited by the Ministry of Education - MEC and Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery).


Surgeon at the Universidad del Bosque in Bogotá and plastic surgeon at the San Rafael Clinic. With special rotations at Saint Paul Hospital in Sao Paulo - Brazil. Fluminense Clinic of Plastic and Clinical Surgery of Professor Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro. He guarantees techniques and the guarantee of transforming the areas of the human body that need to be reformed a bit to reach a better quality of life .


He is a specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, is director of the Advanced Breast Reconstruction Service and of the Integral Lymphedema Treatment Unit at Clínica Planas. Dr. Masià introduces the most novel microsurgical techniques of breast reconstruction and lymphoedema in the Spanish State since 2000, placing Clínica Planas as the Spanish reference center for the treatment of lymphedema and breast reconstruction.


Dr. Allan Filgueira graduated in Medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Fez residencia medical in general surgery for 2 years (pré requisite for plastic surgery) hair MEC - Monsenhor Hospital Walfredo Gurgel. Subsequently fez residência em cirurgia plástica for 3 years no Hospital Santa Marcelina - SP, nationally recognized institution for the qualification of its doctor, I have received or Specialist Degree in Plastic Surgery for the Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica in 2014.


Alfredo Hoyos MD is a recognized plastic surgeon of the city of Bogota. He is not only a plastic surgeon, he is considered an artist with the ability to build curves and sculpt muscles through plastic surgery. He is the author of several books and scientific articles that have made known the innovations and the new technologies that today work effectively in the procedures of corporal contour.


With the aim of offering the latest and best techniques in plastic surgery, Dr. Duran has traveled to various destinations to learn and share with the best, among those destinations highlights Colombia with the technique of 4-D Liposuction, Miami with BBL Brazilian Butt Lift techniques, in turn developed the Lipocontour HD, successful Liposculpture technique focused on a standardized female silhouette with excellent results. He currently teaches different conferences at national and international level about his techniques.


Professor Mark Sforza is an accomplished and respected aesthetic surgeon who is currently the Scientific Director at MyAesthetics Ltd. and previously Medical Director at Dolan Park Hospital, Marcos operates for MyBreast Cosmetic Surgery in London. Mr. Sforza was brought up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he was trained by the world-renowned plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy. After finishing his training, he was invited to remain at Professor Pitanguy’s School as a teaching instructor.


The doctor is an expert in breast surgery, with a focus on three major procedures: breast augmentation, mastopexy and breast reduction, pioneering the use of 3D simulation technology for implant choice. In addition, it is recognized worldwide by the harmonic scalpel technique in facial surgery, constantly receiving patients from all over the world.


Dr. Perin is a world class plastic surgeon. He is a member of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and member of the SCBP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) He is also an international consultant for Ethicon and Mentro, Johnson&Johnson. As well as the CEO of MEDEX - A medical educational company. Plastic surgeon from Albert Einstein Hospital Sao Paulo Brazil.


Dr. Jorge Bayter has a Specialization in Anesthesiology from Universidad Industrial de Santander. he is also a Specialist in critical care from Universidad de la Sabana. He works as a Medical Director at Clinica el Pinar, Bucaramanga. National Cordinator of safety in plastic surgery of the Anesthesia Colombian Society. Author of the Book: Catastrofes en Cirugia Plastica.


Dr. Frank List is the Medical Director and founder of the Plastic Surgery Clinic. He is a board certified specialist in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and one of only a few Canadian plastic surgeons to be board certified in the United States as a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. List completed his plastic surgery residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lista is on active staff at Trillium Health Partners.


Dr. Hofer obtained his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1992. He obtained his board certification in Plastic Surgery from the Netherlands in 2000 and became the first Plastic Surgeon to be awarded the highly prestigious Dutch Cancer Society clinical fellowship, which funded his one-year Microsurgery Research fellowship at the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital.


Anestesiólogo y Medico Perioperatorio, egresado de la Fundación Universitaria Sanitas, miembro del comité de seguridad en anestesia para cirugía plástica.


Chef of plastic and reconstructive surgery department “Garvis” clinic, surgeon of State Oncological Hospital. Member of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), USAPS (Ukrainian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). Co-organizer Ukrainian Breast Center. Organizer UBM (Ukrainian Breast Meeting). Field of expertise: aesthetic breast surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, oncoplasty, lymphatic surgery.


Dr. Adel Bark is the medical director of Dr. Adel Clinic. As an efficient and spacious surgical center, as a highly qualified medical service and are concerned to obey the standards and parameters of two audit bodies. His mission is to be a national leader in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery, reconciled as a company that unites or binômio qualidade / preço em um mesmo local.


El Dr. Patricio Covarrubias realizó su formación médica en la Universidad de Los Andes, luego realiza su formación en Cirugía General en la Universidad de Chile para luego viajar al Instituto Jalisciense de Cirugía Reconstructiva "Dr. José Guerrero santos" en México y realizar su formación de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva por 3 años. Actualmente certificados sus estudios en Chile por CONACEM el Dr. Covarrubias ofrece gran experiencia y seguridad en Cirugía Estética.


With decades of experience and an established record of leadership in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Kenkel is recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas and Fricso, Texas. And when it comes to caring for his patients, he puts his extensive knowledge and innovative thinking into practice, combining the latest and best science with refined surgical techniques for optimal safety, comfort, and results.