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The Athenix Difference

our cosmetic and plastic surgeons

SURGEONS & PHYSICIANS

At Athenix, we specialize in body contouring. Our cosmetic and plastic surgeons focus their practice and research in these highly technique-sensitive procedures. Our rigorous selection criteria ensures that only the most experienced, well-trained physicians are part of the Athenix team.

As leaders in the body contouring field, Athenix physicians are at the forefront of researching and using new surgical and non-surgical treatments. From publishing their work in peer-reviewed medical journals to enhancing their techniques with the latest technologies, our cosmetic and plastic surgeons are always looking for ways to improve results and enhance safety for our patients.

  • Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Body contouring specialists
  • The most advanced technology and techniques
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Gavin Dry, M.D.

Gavin Dry, M.D.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Dry is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Over the past 15 years that Dr. Dry has been in private practice he has been named a Top Doctor” by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as well as being named as one of “America’s Top Doctors"

Bachelor of Science

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

Doctor of Medicine

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

General Surgery Residency

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Plastic Surgery Residency

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Fellowship

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Ahmad N. Saad, M.D.

Ahmad N. Saad, M.D.

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Ahmad Saad is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Saad states, “Plastic surgery is a delicate balance of artistry and science, with a prevailing focus on caring for the patient.” Dr. Saad understands and recognizes the value of this intricate relationship, which is why his patients and professional peers alike see him as a top surgeon in his field.

Bachelor of Science

American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

Doctor of Medicine

American University of Beirut,
Faculty of Medicine

Beirut, Lebanon

Research Fellowship

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

General Surgery Residency

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

University of California San Diego

San Deigo, California

Aric Aghayan, M.D.

Aric Aghayan, M.D.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Aric Aghayan grew up in the Midwest and graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He was drawn to plastic surgery as a perfect blend of art and science. While in medical school he joined the Navy and spent the early years of his surgery training caring for wounded sailors and Marines.

Bachelor of Science

University of Missouri

Kansas City, Kansas

Doctor of Medicine

University of Missouri

Kansas City, Kansas

General Surgery Residency

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon

Plastic Surgery Residency

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon

Maurice P. Sherman, M.D.

Maurice P. Sherman, M.D.

COSMETIC SURGEON CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

For over 30 years, Dr. Sherman has been in private practice and at the forefront of the practice of body contouring. As Chief Medical Officer of Athenix Body Sculpting Institute, Dr. Sherman oversees the qualification, selection, credentialing, training and management of all Athenix physicians.

Bachelor of Science

Louisiana State University

Doctor of Medicine

Louisiana State University

Residency

Oakland Naval Hospital University of California San Francisco Medical Center, Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery

Poneh Rahimi, M.D.

Poneh Rahimi, M.D.

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

A Gastroenterology fellowship trained and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal medicine; Dr. Rahimi completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree with biology major from UC, Irvine.

Bachelor of Science

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California

Doctor of Medicine

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

British West Indies

Internal Medicine Residency

Hahnemann University Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gastroenterology Fellowship

Long Island College Hospital

Brooklyn, New York

Blynn Shideler, M.D.

Blynn Shideler, M.D.

COSMETIC SURGEON

Originally trained by Professor Jeffrey Klein, M.D., the founder of modern day liposuction techniques, Dr. Shideler is not only a specialist in body contouring, he is a recognized expert in his field.

Bachelor of Science

Washington & Jefferson

Washington, Pennsylvania

Masters Degree

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Medicine

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

General Surgery Internship

USPHS Hospital, Norfolk, VA

& US Navy Hospital, Portsmouth, VA

General Surgery Residency

USPHS Hospital

Staten Island, New York

David Fellows, M.D., M.F.A.

David Fellows, M.D., M.F.A.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. David Fellows is truly an artist of the human form. In addition to his extensive medical training, Dr. Fellows holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Chicago. He is an accomplished artist and has shown his sculptural works of the human head, face and figure at both private ...

Bachelor of Science

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Master of Fine Arts

Figurative Sculpturing
University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Doctor of Medicine

Northwestern University School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

General Surgery Internship

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, Iowa

General Surgery Residency

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, Iowa

Plastic Surgery Residency

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

Marina Plastic Surgery Associates

Marina del Rey, California

Kevin Ciresi, M.D.

Kevin Ciresi, M.D.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Kevin Ciresi, MD, FACS, FICS, is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.

Bachelor of Science

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, Minnesota

Doctor of Medicine

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

General Surgery Residency

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

General Surgery Fellowship

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Plastic & Reconstructive Fellowship

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Michael Sundine

Michael Sundine

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Sundine believes that when you feel good about yourself it shows. While beauty is more than skin deep, the decision to enhance your appearance, whether subtle or dramatic, can boost your self-confidence and positively impact every area of your life.

Bachelor of Science

University of Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

Doctor of Medicine

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri

General Surgery Residency

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Orange, California

Plastic Surgery Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship

Connell Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery Network

Santa Ana, California

Kamran Azad, M.D.

Kamran Azad, M.D.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Kamran Azad is one of the few plastic surgeons in Southern California with additional aesthetic fellowship training. Dr. Azad specializes in Aesthetic Surgery of the breast, and body in Southern California. Dr. Azad was awarded his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. He was a candidate for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for outstanding academic achievement.

Bachelor of Science

University of California Irvine

Irvine, California

Master of Science

Rosalind Franklin University

Chicago, Illinois

Doctor of Medicine

The Chicago Medical School

Chicago, Illinois

General Surgery Residency

Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, New York

Plastic Surgery Residency

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, New York

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

The Plastic Surgery Center

Sacramento, California

Ross McMahon, M.D.

Ross McMahon, M.D.

Bariatrics & General Surgery

Dr. Ross McMahon was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He attended Victoria College in the University of Toronto and graduated Magna cum Laude. He then continued at Queen’s University at Kingston in Ontario Canada, where he earned his Medical Degree. He went on to complete a residency training program in general surgery at the same university. Upon his completion, he was awarded a Research Fellowship at Duke University in Endosurgery and Laparoscopic Surgery which was followed by a Clinical Endosurgery Fellowship.

Bachelor of Science

Victoria College

Toronto, Canada

Doctor of Medicine

Queen’s University at Kingston

Ontario, Canada

General Surgery Residency

Queen’s University at Kingston

Ontario, Canada

General Surgery Residency

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, New York

Endosurgery Research Fellowship

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Clinical Endosurgery Fellowship

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Rikesh Parikh, M.D.

Rikesh Parikh, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Rikesh Parikh is a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who found his love for medicine at a young age. He is a Vanderbilt trained surgeon who performs mainly breast enhancement and body contouring procedures in addition to cosmetic facial rejuvenation.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

General Surgery Residency

State University of New York

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

Clinical Research Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Kasturba Medical College

Manipal, India

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