Keynote Speakers

 

ROBERT GOLDBERG

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Robert Alan Goldberg MD FACS was born in Los Angeles, California.  He graduated from Stanford University in 1979 with a major in Psychology, and completed his MD degree at UCLA School of Medicine in 1983. His Residency in Ophthalmology was at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, under Bradley R. Straatsma MD, finishing in 1987.  He was a Fellow in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery under Norman Shorr, MD at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.  A rotating second year fellowship in Orbital Oncology included time with Jack Rootman MD, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and with John Wright MD at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.

Following completion of fellowship training, Dr. Goldberg accepted a faculty position at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  In 1991 he became Chief of the Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Division, and in 1998 he became a full Professor and is currently the Karen and Frank Dabby Professor of Ophthalmology. He has a significant focus on education: he is the Director of the Fellowship in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, and has trained more than 50 Domestic and International Fellows.  He also participates in resident education, chairing the Residency Selection Committee.  His research interests include surgical and medical treatments for Thyroid Related Orbitopathy, small incision approaches to orbital and oculofacial surgery, dacryocystorhinostomy, and orbital imaging. 

He serves on the editorial boards of Archives of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, and on the executive boards of the ASOPRS and the California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.   He is a section editor for Oculoplastics and Orbit for the AAO’s ONE website.  He has published 160 papers and chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally. He has developed a number of surgical techniques for orbital and periorbital reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. His academic practice draws national and international referral patients with complicated orbital and oculoplastic problems.  Awards include the AAO Senior Honor Award, and the Lester Jones Anatomy Award from the ASOPRS.

Dr. Goldberg is married to Jan Takasugi MD, his medical school classmate and Chief of Surgery at the Kaiser West Los Angeles Hospital in Los Angeles.  They have 2 children: Kevin, a senior at University of California Santa Cruz, studying Astrophysics, and Gina, a freshman at Hamilton College with aspirations for a career in medicine.  Hobbies include piano, running, golf, electronics including cameras and computers, and drawing.  

MICHAEL Groth

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Dr. Michael Groth is a renowned expert in aesthetic eyelid surgery and has practiced in Beverly Hills for 25 years. He completed his residency and fellowship at UCLA’s prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute. He trained under renowned surgeon Dr. Henry I Baylis. As an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA, Dr. Groth teaches regularly and has lectured extensively. He has authored many articles and book chapters on Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. Dr Groth has performed thousands of aesthetic eyelid and eyebrow procedures. His work has been featured on ABC News, Fox News, The Lifetime Channel, Doctor 90210, The Swan, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, W Magazine, LA Magazine and LA Confidential Magazine.

GUY Massry

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Dr. Guy Massry was born in Israel and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, and then his ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic training in St. Louis, MO and New York City, before returning to Beverly Hills, California where he has been in full time practice for the last 15 years. Dr. Massry’s practice focuses on aesthetic forehead, eyebrow, eyelid and mid face surgery.  He has a specific interest in revisional aesthetic procedures, volume preservation blepharoplasty, and advances in the use of eyelid and periorbital fillers.  Dr. Massry is a fellowship co-preceptor for an AAFPRS approved facial plastic surgery fellowship which is currently training its sixth fellow. Dr. Massry has published extensively, is a frequent guest lecturer at various symposia both nationally and internationally, and has edited three textbooks focusing on aesthetic ocluloplastic surgery. The most recent text titled “Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation” has been well received and is the first such text which is truly multi-disciplinary in nature with contributions from the four core aesthetic subspecialties (plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and dermatology). Dr. Massry is also a reviewer for various scientific journals and sits on the editorial board (while serving as section editor of aesthetic citations), for his society’s specialty journal: The Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and reconstructive Surgery (OPRS).

BRYAN Mendelson

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Dr Mendelson is in private practice at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne Australia. He graduated from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, and Interned at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota USA for six years and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr Mendelson is known for his contributions on the surgical anatomy of the face. His several important anatomical findings are published in a series of classic papers, on the Surgical Anatomy of the Temple, the retaining ligaments of the orbit and Prezygomatic Space, the Surgical Anatomy of the Mid Cheek as well as the Surgical Anatomy of the Premasseter space and the Jowl.

Dr Mendelson is one of the founding members and Head of the Faculty of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC). www.mafac.com.au.

He has performed live surgical demonstration of his anatomical based, Limited Dissection Composite Facelift internationally on 15 occasions.

PAUL Nassif

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Dr. Paul Nassif, as a skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is Trusted with Faces Worldwide.™ His surgical prowess and innovative techniques have been recognized internationally by the media, patients and his peers. Known as a revision and ethnic rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Nassif is sought after by patients from around the world for help in correcting some of the most challenging complications cases. This is why he is Trusted with Noses Worldwide.™ Dr. Nassif specializes in obtaining natural results in both rhinoplasty and aging face surgery at Paul Nassif MD & Associates in Beverly Hills, California.
 
For rhinoplasty, Dr. Nassif uses his skill as an artist and a surgeon to shape the nose to fit the face, rather than make it appear artificial. Patients marvel at how Dr. Nassif is able to create a nose that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In addition to his revision work, Dr. Nassif also specializes in rhinoplasty for ethnic noses, ensuring tailored results that look proportional to an individual’s ethnic and racial features. 
 
As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Nassif knows the skin from the inside out. Dr. Nassif’s first skincare line specifically addresses the Bio-Rhythmic changes we experience as well as the effects these changes have on the skin. The products in his NassifMD Bio-Rhythmic skincare line help counter the negative effects associated with a busy lifestyle, which include daily stressors that can cause our biorhythms to get out of sync. The products boost skin hydration and energy, and are a fantastic way to protect the skin from harmful environmental factors. Aiming to specifically address aging, Dr. Nassif developed his second skincare line, Nassif MD Bio-Clock Dermaceuticals; the line is currently available exclusively through HSN. Using advanced technology, the products in the Bio-Clock line target the main causes of aging, reduce fine lines and wrinkles while moisturizing the skin and boost collagen levels. Both product lines use highly active and quality ingredients that provide the skin with a youthful radiance.  
 
Affiliated with top hospitals and medical schools in Southern California, Dr. Nassif has authored numerous peer-review articles on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and has been called upon to give medical conference presentations and lectures about the latest surgical techniques.  He is one of the directors of a fellowship training program, which is accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Through the fellowship program, Dr. Nassif teaches young facial plastic surgeons his pioneering procedures. In addition, Dr. Nassif teaches residents and colleagues at the University of Southern California school of medicine.
 
Dr. Nassif returned for a third season as one of the stars of E!’s hit series “Botched,” where he takes on some of the most complex revision procedures in the world. Dr. Nassif can currently be seen on E!’s new 8 episode series “Botched by Nature,” where he travels with Dr. Terry Dubrow throughout the country to enhance the lives of patients who have been botched by either traumatic incidents or genetics. Dr. Nassif can also be seen on the new season of "Botched Post-Op,” which is a 30-minute after-show that recaps each "Botched by Nature” episode. Dr. Nassif co-hosts the show with Dr. Terry Dubrow and Heather Dubrow. 
 
In addition, Dr. Nassif has been featured on E! Entertainment’s Dr. 90210, where he promoted a better understanding of the benefits and comfort of cosmetic surgery.  He has been interviewed on NBC Nightly News, BBC, Inside Edition, CBS Healthbeat, Entertainment Tonight, NBC’s Today Show and EXTRA.  Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and other members of the media have asked Dr. Nassif to demonstrate and talk about advancements in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, computer morphing and Botox. Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight, have featured Dr. Nassif and his revision rhinoplasty work. Dr. Nassif has appeared on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and has been interviewed by People Magazine, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press.