The Doctors Who Guide Us

Aesthetic medicine moves fast. Our doctors help us stay ahead of the curve.

Innovations in cosmetic treatments and surgeries evolve quickly. Our Strategic Advisory Council gives us constant access to the leading medical minds in the industry, helping us stay ahead of trends.

The RealSelf Strategic Advisory Council includes our Business Advisory Board, Medical Review Advisory Board, and Industry Advisory Board. Each group comprises board-certified doctors and surgeons who are leaders in their fields, as well as active proponents of transparency and the evolution of aesthetics.

If you’re a doctor or qualified provider and have a question about the RealSelf Strategic Advisory Council, you can email advisorycouncil@realself.com.

Our Business Advisory Board

These board-certified doctors aren’t just thinking ahead: they’re helping to create the future of aesthetics in their own practices. As members of this board, these doctors work alongside RealSelf senior leadership, guiding our decisions about the community we’re building and the tools and services we provide to you. By helping RealSelf both understand business challenges from doctors’ points of view and evaluate the innovations we plan to bring to market, our Business Advisory Board members help ensure we’re delivering great experiences to you.

Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Lara Devgan, MD, MPH

RealSelf Chief Medical Officer
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Active Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Ram Kalus, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Johnny Franco, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Lorrie Klein, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Member, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Member, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Bradley Bengtson, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Dana Goldberg, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Bill Kortesis, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Andrew Campbell, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Ashley Gordon, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Jason Pozner, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Cameron Chesnut, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Melinda Haws, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Richard G. Reish, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Our Medical Review Advisory Board

Giving you all the info you need is one of the ways we empower you to make smart decisions about aesthetic treatments. This group of board-certified doctors uses their clinical expertise to ensure what you read on RealSelf is medically accurate and unbiased, before it’s published. They also review the content regularly after publication so it reflects the newest advances in technology and medical science. They’ve been screened by our team for potential conflicts of interest, so you can feel confident that your safety and the medical accuracy of the content on RealSelf is their primary concern.

Brian Biesman, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
Member, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Vu Ho, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

William Rassman, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery – General
Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

Laurie A. Casas, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Mitesh Kapadia, MD, PhD

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Brock Ridenour, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Christopher Khorsandi, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Frederic H. Corbin, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Dilip Madnani, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Jerome Edelstein, MD

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Member, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS)

Pramit Malhotra, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board-certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

George Marosan, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Ryan A. Stanton, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Brent Moelleken, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Memer, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Adam Tattelbaum, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery – General
Board-certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Peter D. Geldner, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Jae Pak, MD

Member, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

William Ting, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Member, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Member, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Michael P. Goodman, MD, FACOG

Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner
Associate, American Academy of Aesthetic Surgery

Mathew A. Plant, MD, FRCSC

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Member, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

John Paul Tutela, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Michele S. Green, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Member, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

William Portuese, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Christine Hamori, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery – General and American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Kamakshi Zeidler, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Jill Hessler, MD

Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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