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Meet Our Partner Physicians

Forever Labs works exclusively with the most experienced and highly-regarded physicians with extensive expertise in stem cell collection.

Meet Our Partner Physicians

Forever Labs works exclusively with the most experienced and highly-regarded physicians with extensive expertise in stem cell collection.

Meet Our Partner Physicians

Forever Labs works exclusively with the most experienced and highly-regarded

physicians with extensive expertise in stem cell collection.

Michael Banffy, MD

Dr. Banffy attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his general surgery internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, which included training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Banffy is a certified member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Banffy is an active researcher and has published several scientific papers and book chapters. He is a team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams, and an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Banffy has also been a consultant for a variety of other professional athletics including USA Beach Volleyball, the PGA tour, and the X Games. Visit Dr. Banffy's website.

Ronna Parsa, DO

Dr. Parsa completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship under world-renowned sports surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. At the Andrews Institute, she was involved in multiple stem cell research projects and received vast sports medicine experience treating traumatic and overuse injuries in collegiate and professional athletes. She recently traveled to Malaysia, where she was able to study breakthrough stem cell therapies for cartilage regeneration with Dr. Saw at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre. She graduated medical school with Honors at Western University of Health Sciences. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, she attained Highest Honors in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Visit Dr. Parsa's website.

Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD, MS

Dr. Pifer is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques. His practice provides care to recreational, high school, college, and professional athletes in the greater Santa Barbara area. He attended university on an NCAA Football scholarship at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. He was a 4 year starter and one of the top highest scorers in the school’s history as he doubled majored in Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology. Along with his Medical Degree, Dr. Pifer also has a Masters in surgical anatomy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He completed Orthopedic Residency at William Beaumont Hospital System in Royal Oak MI, and his Sports and Arthroscopy fellowship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. Dr. Pifer has authored articles, scientific papers, and book chapters on sports-related injuries and general orthopedic topics. Throughout his career Dr. Pifer has received numerous awards and most recently selected by his physician peers as a Super Doctors Magazine “Rising Star” in California. His practice not only includes the use of cutting-edge surgical treatment, but also non-operative use of biologics, such as PRP and stem cell therapies, to treat injuries. Dr. Pifer’s surgical expertise and innovative ideas have also lead to collaborations with medical device companies to develop future surgical instruments and educate other Orthopedic surgeons. Visit Dr. Pifer's website.

Chad Roghair, MD

Dr. Roghair is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist under the American Board of Family Medicine. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the California Medical Association, Dr. Roghair is also trained in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound and is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant for the management of concussions. Dr. Roghair was awarded the Sutter Medical Network “Patient’s Choice Award” as the top rated physician specialist in patient satisfaction for 2013. Dr. Roghair has serves as the Head Team Physician for St. Mary’s College and the Student Health Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the Head Team Physician for Artemis Team Racing. Visit Dr. Roghair's website.

Paul Abramson, MD

Dr. Abramson is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and completed a Residential Senior Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Dr Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Abramson is a member of the clinical faculty at UCSF, and on the medical staff at California Pacific Medical Center where he maintains full admitting privileges. He has also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mendocino Coast District Hospital. He has augmented his skills with additional training in nutritional biochemistry, evolutionary and Paleo dietary approaches, osteopathic manual medicine, and medical hypnosis, and has a special interest and advanced training in travel medicine, hospital medicine, and house calls. He has been a pioneer in the use of self-tracking technologies in medical care, blogging and speaking as The Quantified Doctor and developing our Quant Coach Program within My Doctor Medical Group (MDMG). Visit Dr. Abramson's website.

Paul Kim, MD

As a leading physician in Healthy Aging Medicine, Paul H. Kim, MD, focuses on preventing problems instead of dealing with medical issues once they have occurred. “I wanted a more proactive, personalized, precise, and preventative approach,” says Dr. Kim. Previ Medical Group focuses on rebalancing hormone signaling, removing toxic influences, reducing inflammation and stress, and improving body composition. Instead of drugs, Dr. Kim looks to more natural medicines like hormones and stem cell therapy to help rejuvenate and restore patients. Recently Previ added activated oxygen therapies to help with chronic pain and aging issues. Medical weight management is also an important part of Previ’s services. Please come to Previ Medical Group and see why Healthy Aging Medicine is a worthwhile investment to your future health goals.

Laith Farjo, MD

Dr. Farjo received his medical degree from University of Michigan. In addition to being Chief Medical Officer of Forever Labs, Dr. Farjo is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of hip arthroscopy, having performed this surgery routinely for more than 15 years. He wrote one of the seminal research articles of labral tears in the hip, which is frequently quoted in the orthopedic literature. His skills in repairing hip labral tears, treating femoroacetabular impingement, minimally invasive surgery for trochanteric bursitis, as well as novel techniques for gluteus medius repair have been sought out by patients from all over the world. Dr. Farjo has received numerous national and local awards throughout his career, including being honored as an Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Doctor from 2012-2016. Visit Dr. Farjo's website.

Thomas Nabity, MD

Dr. Nabity is a Board Certified PM&R specialist with subspecialty Board Certification in Interventional Pain Management and Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound. His special interests include the management of musculoskeletal, spine, and joint pains, as well as the rehabilitation of neurological disorders, spasticity management, and sports medicine. Dr. Nabity completed his medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a former Division 1 college basketball player with a passion to help his patients optimize their performance and function regardless of age or disability. Visit Dr. Nabity's website.

Michael Schenden, MD

Dr. Schenden received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and after graduating went on to Penn State University to complete his residency and fellowship. Dr. Schenden has been in private practice for 30 years and is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University. Dr. Schenden is highly respected in the aesthetic plastic surgery world with multiple publications and presentations. He has participated in eight medical mission trips to Turkey. Dr. Schenden is a plastic surgeon with a history of excellent patient care and satisfaction receiving awards in client satisfaction. He pays careful attention to each patient’s medical history, individual needs and expectations. Visit Dr. Schenden's website.

David Rapaport, MD, FACS

Board Certified New York Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, son of holocaust survivors, began the study of medicine at Boston University six-year medical program at age 16 before transferring to Israel’s Tel Aviv University, where he earned his medical degree. He trained in general surgery at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he served as Chief Resident. He then did his plastic surgery training at the New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, which is widely regarded as the nation’s top plastic and cosmetic surgery residency program. There too, he was appointed Executive Chief Resident. After a one-year microsurgery fellowship, Dr. Rapaport moved to Florida, where from 1993 to 1997, he was a key faculty member at the University of South Florida. There, he developed a successful and respected practice as a cosmetic plastic surgeon. During his four years in Florida, he also helped craft legislation requiring broader insurance coverage for reconstructive breast surgery, directed the cosmetic surgery education of residents, and did pioneering work in endoscopic and minimal incision breast and oncologic (melanoma) surgery. In 1997, he returned to New York City and opened his private cosmetic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Rapaport specializes in New York Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, and Coolsculpting. All of Dr. Rapaport’s procedures are performed on-site in his fully accredited office surgical suite on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Rapaport also offers cosmetic and non-surgical procedures such as injectable fillers, Botox, earlobe repair, mole removal, and more. Many of these procedures require no down-time. Visit Dr. Rapaport's website.

Michael Dobryansky, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Dobryansky joined Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in 2009 and became a partner in 2011. Dr. Dobryansky is a Cum Laude graduate of New York University (NYU) where he majored in Comparative Literature and minored in Chemistry. He continued his studies at the NYU School of Medicine where he completed both his MD and general surgery residency. During his residency, Dr. Dobryansky dedicated an entire year to full-time laboratory research at the NYU Laboratory of Plastic Surgery and Tissue Engineering. The work of the laboratory was published in numerous medical journals and presented at several international meetings. Dr. Dobryansky then went on to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic where he completed a Plastic Surgery residency and a post-graduate fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Dobryansky performs a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures including body contouring and breast augmentation, as well as reconstructive procedures such as breast reconstruction after cancer. Dr. Dobryansky also offers a variety of safe and effective treatment options for hair restoration and replacement. In addition to surgical procedures, Dr. Dobryansky specializes in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using the latest injectable methods to restore volume to facial contours and smooth wrinkles. He is trained in cosmetic Vampire Method® PRP treatments, including the Vampire Facial, Facelift, Breast Lift, Hair Therapy, and O-Shot and P-Shot. Dr. Dobryansky has published numerous articles and book chapters on diverse topics in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also actively involved in the Clinical Trials Division at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, helping to improve procedures and make them safer.

Thomas Youm, MD

Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Every year, he trains numerous sports fellows and orthopaedic residents at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital in cutting edge surgery repairing ligaments and restoring cartilage in the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and ankle. He also has a keen interest in biologics such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma and routinely offers these treatments to his patients as non-surgical options. Dr. Youm is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine and he is currently Director of Hip Arthroscopy and Director of Hip Arthroscopy Research at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital. He is a founding partner at RYC Orthopaedics, PC. Visit Dr. Youm's website.

Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS

Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS is a triple board certified, double fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic procedures of the face, breast and body. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Schaffner has been quoted in Newsweek, USA TODAY and the New York Observer and interviewed by The New York Times, CBS News, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Telemundo, FOX News, Inside Edition, PIX-11’s Dr. Steve Show as an expert in his field. He is highly sought because of his knowledge and expertise which gives him the ability to deliver quality care and beautiful results using proven techniques which require minimal downtime and minimal scarring. Dr. Schaffner was selected as a New York Metro Area Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, was honored as one of New York’s Super Doctors®, has been named as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by the Patients’ Choice Recognition Program, and received the Patients’ Choice Award, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of practicing plastic surgeons in the United States who have received near perfect scores as voted by their patients. Visit Dr. Schaffner's website.

James Stevens, MD

Dr. Stevens is a board certified family medicine and sports medicine physician, fellowship trained in functional and regenerative medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Ballet. He attended East Carolina School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the Medical College of Virginia Fairfax Family Practice program. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has practiced family medicine and sports medicine for the last 26 years. His current practice, Essential Health & Wellness, has added regenerative medicine including stem cell therapy, over the last 7 years. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine as well as a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. Visit Dr. Stevens' website.

Joseph Barker, MD

Dr. Barker is a board certified fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on a full-tuition academic scholarship and was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. Dr. Barker completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the nation. He then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for DePaul University, Chicago Steel Hockey, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.​ Dr. Barker's areas of expertise include sports injuries, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration. Visit Dr. Barker's website.

Benjamin Wood, MD

Dr. Wood is a board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon with Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill for his undergraduate education, and returned to his hometown to complete medical school and the integrated residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health. His training culminated with a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He remained on faculty at GW University, and spent time training the next generation of surgeons from Georgetown University before returning to North Carolina in 2016 to join Davis & Pyle. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Visit Dr. Wood's website.

Nicholas Sieveking, MD

Dr. Sieveking is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who completed his training in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. After Stanford, he received additional training in Aesthetic Surgery in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil. In addition to his Plastic Surgery Board certification, Dr. Sieveking is also board certified with advanced fellowship training in Anti-Aging and Functional medicine. Dr. Sieveking has lectured around the world on topics of face lifts, breast surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He has authored a chapter on Rhinoplasty in one of the major training textbooks for plastic surgery residents. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016, he was voted “Top Plastic Surgeon in Nashville” in two Readers Polls by the citizens of Nashville, Tennessee. Visit Dr. Sieveking's website.

Claude-Jean Langevin, MD

Dr. Claude-Jean Langevin is a fellowship trained and double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Langevin's commitment to excellence is reflected in his educational accolades. He earned his Diplome D'Etude Collegiales degree (DEC in Science) from the College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, PQ, Canada and then attended McGill University. He received his medical degree at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and earned the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society award. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgical fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Langevin has published numerous articles in several peer-reviewed journals, presented at national professional meetings and has co-authored multiple plastic surgery book chapters. He received numerous recognitions for his excellence in surgical skills, superior outcomes, and compassionate patient care including the Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and the Texas Super Doctors Rising Star awards. Visit Dr. Langevin's website.

Michael Banffy, MD

Dr. Banffy attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his general surgery internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, which included training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Banffy is a certified member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Banffy is an active researcher and has published several scientific papers and book chapters. He is a team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams, and an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Banffy has also been a consultant for a variety of other professional athletics including USA Beach Volleyball, the PGA tour, and the X Games. Visit Dr. Banffy's website.

Ronna Parsa, DO

Dr. Parsa completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship under world-renowned sports surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. At the Andrews Institute, she was involved in multiple stem cell research projects and received vast sports medicine experience treating traumatic and overuse injuries in collegiate and professional athletes. She recently traveled to Malaysia, where she was able to study breakthrough stem cell therapies for cartilage regeneration with Dr. Saw at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre. She graduated medical school with Honors at Western University of Health Sciences. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, she attained Highest Honors in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Visit Dr. Parsa's website.

Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD, MS

Dr. Pifer is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques. His practice provides care to recreational, high school, college, and professional athletes in the greater Santa Barbara area. He attended university on an NCAA Football scholarship at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. He was a 4 year starter and one of the top highest scorers in the school’s history as he doubled majored in Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology. Along with his Medical Degree, Dr. Pifer also has a Masters in surgical anatomy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He completed Orthopedic Residency at William Beaumont Hospital System in Royal Oak MI, and his Sports and Arthroscopy fellowship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. Dr. Pifer has authored articles, scientific papers, and book chapters on sports-related injuries and general orthopedic topics. Throughout his career Dr. Pifer has received numerous awards and most recently selected by his physician peers as a Super Doctors Magazine “Rising Star” in California. His practice not only includes the use of cutting-edge surgical treatment, but also non-operative use of biologics, such as PRP and stem cell therapies, to treat injuries. Dr. Pifer’s surgical expertise and innovative ideas have also lead to collaborations with medical device companies to develop future surgical instruments and educate other Orthopedic surgeons. Visit Dr. Pifer's website.

Chad Roghair, MD

Dr. Roghair is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist under the American Board of Family Medicine. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the California Medical Association, Dr. Roghair is also trained in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound and is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant for the management of concussions. Dr. Roghair was awarded the Sutter Medical Network “Patient’s Choice Award” as the top rated physician specialist in patient satisfaction for 2013. Dr. Roghair has serves as the Head Team Physician for St. Mary’s College and the Student Health Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the Head Team Physician for Artemis Team Racing. Visit Dr. Roghair's website.

Paul Abramson, MD

Dr. Abramson is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and completed a Residential Senior Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Dr Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Abramson is a member of the clinical faculty at UCSF, and on the medical staff at California Pacific Medical Center where he maintains full admitting privileges. He has also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mendocino Coast District Hospital. He has augmented his skills with additional training in nutritional biochemistry, evolutionary and Paleo dietary approaches, osteopathic manual medicine, and medical hypnosis, and has a special interest and advanced training in travel medicine, hospital medicine, and house calls. He has been a pioneer in the use of self-tracking technologies in medical care, blogging and speaking as The Quantified Doctor and developing our Quant Coach Program within My Doctor Medical Group (MDMG). Visit Dr. Abramson's website.

Paul Kim, MD

As a leading physician in Healthy Aging Medicine, Paul H. Kim, MD, focuses on preventing problems instead of dealing with medical issues once they have occurred. “I wanted a more proactive, personalized, precise, and preventative approach,” says Dr. Kim. Previ Medical Group focuses on rebalancing hormone signaling, removing toxic influences, reducing inflammation and stress, and improving body composition. Instead of drugs, Dr. Kim looks to more natural medicines like hormones and stem cell therapy to help rejuvenate and restore patients. Recently Previ added activated oxygen therapies to help with chronic pain and aging issues. Medical weight management is also an important part of Previ’s services. Please come to Previ Medical Group and see why Healthy Aging Medicine is a worthwhile investment to your future health goals.

Laith Farjo, MD

Dr. Farjo received his medical degree from University of Michigan. In addition to being Chief Medical Officer of Forever Labs, Dr. Farjo is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of hip arthroscopy, having performed this surgery routinely for more than 15 years. He wrote one of the seminal research articles of labral tears in the hip, which is frequently quoted in the orthopedic literature. His skills in repairing hip labral tears, treating femoroacetabular impingement, minimally invasive surgery for trochanteric bursitis, as well as novel techniques for gluteus medius repair have been sought out by patients from all over the world. Dr. Farjo has received numerous national and local awards throughout his career, including being honored as an Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Doctor from 2012-2016. Visit Dr. Farjo's website.

Thomas Nabity, MD

Dr. Nabity is a Board Certified PM&R specialist with subspecialty Board Certification in Interventional Pain Management and Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound. His special interests include the management of musculoskeletal, spine, and joint pains, as well as the rehabilitation of neurological disorders, spasticity management, and sports medicine. Dr. Nabity completed his medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a former Division 1 college basketball player with a passion to help his patients optimize their performance and function regardless of age or disability. Visit Dr. Nabity's website.

Michael Schenden, MD

Dr. Schenden received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and after graduating went on to Penn State University to complete his residency and fellowship. Dr. Schenden has been in private practice for 30 years and is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University. Dr. Schenden is highly respected in the aesthetic plastic surgery world with multiple publications and presentations. He has participated in eight medical mission trips to Turkey. Dr. Schenden is a plastic surgeon with a history of excellent patient care and satisfaction receiving awards in client satisfaction. He pays careful attention to each patient’s medical history, individual needs and expectations. Visit Dr. Schenden's website.

David Rapaport, MD, FACS

Board Certified New York Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, son of holocaust survivors, began the study of medicine at Boston University six-year medical program at age 16 before transferring to Israel’s Tel Aviv University, where he earned his medical degree. He trained in general surgery at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he served as Chief Resident. He then did his plastic surgery training at the New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, which is widely regarded as the nation’s top plastic and cosmetic surgery residency program. There too, he was appointed Executive Chief Resident. After a one-year microsurgery fellowship, Dr. Rapaport moved to Florida, where from 1993 to 1997, he was a key faculty member at the University of South Florida. There, he developed a successful and respected practice as a cosmetic plastic surgeon. During his four years in Florida, he also helped craft legislation requiring broader insurance coverage for reconstructive breast surgery, directed the cosmetic surgery education of residents, and did pioneering work in endoscopic and minimal incision breast and oncologic (melanoma) surgery. In 1997, he returned to New York City and opened his private cosmetic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Rapaport specializes in New York Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, and Coolsculpting. All of Dr. Rapaport’s procedures are performed on-site in his fully accredited office surgical suite on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Rapaport also offers cosmetic and non-surgical procedures such as injectable fillers, Botox, earlobe repair, mole removal, and more. Many of these procedures require no down-time. Visit Dr. Rapaport's website.

Michael Dobryansky, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Dobryansky joined Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in 2009 and became a partner in 2011. Dr. Dobryansky is a Cum Laude graduate of New York University (NYU) where he majored in Comparative Literature and minored in Chemistry. He continued his studies at the NYU School of Medicine where he completed both his MD and general surgery residency. During his residency, Dr. Dobryansky dedicated an entire year to full-time laboratory research at the NYU Laboratory of Plastic Surgery and Tissue Engineering. The work of the laboratory was published in numerous medical journals and presented at several international meetings. Dr. Dobryansky then went on to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic where he completed a Plastic Surgery residency and a post-graduate fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Dobryansky performs a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures including body contouring and breast augmentation, as well as reconstructive procedures such as breast reconstruction after cancer. Dr. Dobryansky also offers a variety of safe and effective treatment options for hair restoration and replacement. In addition to surgical procedures, Dr. Dobryansky specializes in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using the latest injectable methods to restore volume to facial contours and smooth wrinkles. He is trained in cosmetic Vampire Method® PRP treatments, including the Vampire Facial, Facelift, Breast Lift, Hair Therapy, and O-Shot and P-Shot. Dr. Dobryansky has published numerous articles and book chapters on diverse topics in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also actively involved in the Clinical Trials Division at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, helping to improve procedures and make them safer.

Thomas Youm, MD

Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Every year, he trains numerous sports fellows and orthopaedic residents at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital in cutting edge surgery repairing ligaments and restoring cartilage in the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and ankle. He also has a keen interest in biologics such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma and routinely offers these treatments to his patients as non-surgical options. Dr. Youm is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine and he is currently Director of Hip Arthroscopy and Director of Hip Arthroscopy Research at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital. He is a founding partner at RYC Orthopaedics, PC. Visit Dr. Youm's website.

Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS

Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS is a triple board certified, double fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic procedures of the face, breast and body. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Schaffner has been quoted in Newsweek, USA TODAY and the New York Observer and interviewed by The New York Times, CBS News, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Telemundo, FOX News, Inside Edition, PIX-11’s Dr. Steve Show as an expert in his field. He is highly sought because of his knowledge and expertise which gives him the ability to deliver quality care and beautiful results using proven techniques which require minimal downtime and minimal scarring. Dr. Schaffner was selected as a New York Metro Area Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, was honored as one of New York’s Super Doctors®, has been named as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by the Patients’ Choice Recognition Program, and received the Patients’ Choice Award, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of practicing plastic surgeons in the United States who have received near perfect scores as voted by their patients. Visit Dr. Schaffner's website.

James Stevens, MD

Dr. Stevens is a board certified family medicine and sports medicine physician, fellowship trained in functional and regenerative medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Ballet. He attended East Carolina School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the Medical College of Virginia Fairfax Family Practice program. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has practiced family medicine and sports medicine for the last 26 years. His current practice, Essential Health & Wellness, has added regenerative medicine including stem cell therapy, over the last 7 years. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine as well as a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. Visit Dr. Stevens' website.

Joseph Barker, MD

Dr. Barker is a board certified fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on a full-tuition academic scholarship and was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. Dr. Barker completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the nation. He then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for DePaul University, Chicago Steel Hockey, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.​ Dr. Barker's areas of expertise include sports injuries, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration. Visit Dr. Barker's website.

Benjamin Wood, MD

Dr. Wood is a board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon with Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill for his undergraduate education, and returned to his hometown to complete medical school and the integrated residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health. His training culminated with a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He remained on faculty at GW University, and spent time training the next generation of surgeons from Georgetown University before returning to North Carolina in 2016 to join Davis & Pyle. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Visit Dr. Wood's website.

Nicholas Sieveking, MD

Dr. Sieveking is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who completed his training in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. After Stanford, he received additional training in Aesthetic Surgery in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil. In addition to his Plastic Surgery Board certification, Dr. Sieveking is also board certified with advanced fellowship training in Anti-Aging and Functional medicine. Dr. Sieveking has lectured around the world on topics of face lifts, breast surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He has authored a chapter on Rhinoplasty in one of the major training textbooks for plastic surgery residents. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016, he was voted “Top Plastic Surgeon in Nashville” in two Readers Polls by the citizens of Nashville, Tennessee. Visit Dr. Sieveking's website.

Claude-Jean Langevin, MD

Dr. Claude-Jean Langevin is a fellowship trained and double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Langevin's commitment to excellence is reflected in his educational accolades. He earned his Diplome D'Etude Collegiales degree (DEC in Science) from the College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, PQ, Canada and then attended McGill University. He received his medical degree at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and earned the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society award. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgical fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Langevin has published numerous articles in several peer-reviewed journals, presented at national professional meetings and has co-authored multiple plastic surgery book chapters. He received numerous recognitions for his excellence in surgical skills, superior outcomes, and compassionate patient care including the Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and the Texas Super Doctors Rising Star awards. Visit Dr. Langevin's website.

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