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Aedit | Advisory Board

Academic and Medical Advisory

Our boards consist of prominent practicing physicians and academic leaders who are committed to bringing transparency to the world of medical aesthetics through innovation and education

Reasons to Believe

Credentials

  • All board members are board certified aesthetic providers from leading medical and academic institutions across the nation.
  • Providers cannot apply for board positions. They are elected based on their credentials.
  • Board members are not employees of AEDIT.

Seal of Approval

  • The AEDIT Advisory Board provides strategic counsel and insight spanning our business, transparency, diversity and inclusion, and philanthropic efforts.
  • The AEDIT Medical Review Board oversees the medical review and approval of our content before it is published. To learn more about our content creation practices, visit our Editorial Process page.
  • All board members work closely with AEDIT to ensure levels of integrity and ethics are upheld.

AEDIT Medical Review Board

The AEDIT Medical Review Board is comprised of board certified physicians who are recognized as academic leaders in the field of medical aesthetics. Committed members are integral to our efforts to safeguard your experience by medically reviewing and verifying our content before it is published and made available to you. The success of AEDIT as a medically accurate, trusted, and unbiased source is greatly reinforced by their active contribution.

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    Andrew Frankel, MD, FACS

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Board member 2019 - Present

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    Andrew Frankel, MD, FACS

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Frankel is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He serves as fellowship director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AFPRS), and he remains active in clinic research. He has authored numerous publications and book chapters, and he has also participated in several FDA research trials. Dr. Frankel practices at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills.

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    Oren Friedman, MD

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Board member 2019 - Present

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    Oren Friedman, MD

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Friedman is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who serves as the director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and an associate professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine. He specializes in the most minimally invasive, innovative, and advanced facial plastic surgery techniques at his Philadelphia practice.

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    Peter Hilger, MD, MS, FACS

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Board member 2019 - Present

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    Peter Hilger, MD, MS, FACS

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Hilger is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Edina, Minnesota. He is the director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a professor in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota and has held various national and international leadership positions over the course of his decades-long career.

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    Samer Jaber, MD

    Cosmetic Dermatology

    Board member 2019 - Present

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    Samer Jaber, MD

    Cosmetic Dermatology

    Dr. Jaber is a board certified dermatologist and fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. As an assistant professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, he teaches medical students and dermatology residents. Dr. Jaber is the founder and director of Washington Square Dermatology in Manhattan.

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    Wendy Lee, MD, MS

    Oculoplastic Surgery

    Board member 2019 - Present

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    Wendy Lee, MD, MS

    Oculoplastic Surgery

    Dr. Lee is a board certified oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in aesthetic medicine. As a professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, she dedicates time to the teaching of residents and fellows, in addition to lecturing on oculoplastic disorders and aesthetic treatments related to the eye.

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    Jason Roostaeian, MD, FACS

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Board member 2019 - Present

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    Jason Roostaeian, MD, FACS

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Roostaeian is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Los Angeles, who specializes in microsurgery, breast reconstruction, and facial aesthetic surgery. He is an associate clinical professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in leading plastic surgery textbooks and journals.

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AEDIT Advisory Board

The AEDIT Advisory Board is comprised of foremost thought leaders in the aesthetics space that sit on four distinct councils: Business Innovation Council, Transparency & Integrity Council, Diversity & Inclusion Council, and Philanthropy & Corporate Social Responsibility Council. Members are integral to our commitment to be the premier destination for patients to engage with providers through smart technology, unbiased content, and exceptional service and care.

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    James Beckman, M.D.

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Transparency & Integrity Council

    Board member 2021 - Present

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    James Beckman, M.D.

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Beckman is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, biomedical/biochemical researcher, and the founder and CEO of Therapon Skin Health. His commitment to research, development, and improving patients' lives through functional solutions has made him a featured speaker and expert at national plastic surgery meetings. He is a founding member of the AEDIT Advisory Board Transparency & Integrity Council.

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    Julius Few, MD

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Business Innovation Council

    Board member 2021 - Present

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    Julius Few, MD

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Few is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and founder of The Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Chicago. He is recognized in the U.S. and internationally for his innovation and research in aesthetic plastic surgery, natural-looking results, minimally invasive surgery, and patient safety, which is why he serves as a founding member of the AEDIT Advisory Board Business Innovation Council.

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    Yael Halaas, MD, FACS

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Philanthropy & Corporate Social Responsibility Council

    Board member 2021 - Present

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    Yael Halaas, MD, FACS

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Halaas is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City. Well-known as a clinical investigator, key opinion leader, and speaker for cutting edge aesthetic treatments, she combines an intuitive understanding of facial symmetry and classic beauty with a meticulous dedication to detail. She brings this expertise to her role as a founding member of the AEDIT Advisory Board Philanthropy & Corporate Social Responsibility Council.

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    Ava Shamban, MD

    Dermatology

    Business Innovation Council

    Board member 2021 - Present

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    Ava Shamban, MD

    Dermatology

    Dr. Shamban is a board certified dermatologist, author, and founder of Ava MD. Serving as a principal investigator on many clinical and FDA trials, she lectures internationally and is often quoted in the media as a thought leader in aesthetic innovation and patient care. She is a part of the editorial board for The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology and is a founding member of the AEDIT Advisory Board Business Innovation Council.

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    Michael Somenek, MD

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Diversity & Inclusion Council

    Board member 2021 - Present

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    Michael Somenek, MD

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Somenek is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and co-founder of Somenek + Pittman MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C. He recognizes that each patient’s facial anatomy and ideal aesthetic is unique and has written extensively on topics including facial gender affirmation surgery. He is a founding member of the AEDIT Advisory Board Diversity & Inclusion Council.

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    Jessica Weiser, MD

    Dermatology

    Transparency & Integrity Council

    Board member 2021 - Present

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    Jessica Weiser, MD

    Dermatology

    Dr. Weiser is a board certified dermatologist, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University, and founder of Weiser Skin MD in New York City. She is known for achieving natural cosmetic outcomes with a combination of laser and injectable therapy and is adept in a wide range of body contouring procedures. She is a founding member of the AEDIT Advisory Board Transparency & Integrity Council.

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