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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
Chief Medical Officer

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

Brian Hwang, M.D

Angie Sadeghi, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

When it comes to the human wellness experience, Dr. Angie says, “My passion is to provide healing through an integrative approach to keep patients healthy and youthful. Most people spend the latter years of life dealing with chronic disease. My mission is to bring healing and improve the quality of life for those individuals looking to stay fit and healthy, through use of nutrition, fitness, and bio-identical hormone therapy.”

Fellowship in Gastroenerology

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Fellowship

USC Keck School of Medicine, Division of Gastrointestinal & Liver Diseases

Los Angeles, CA

Internal Medicine Residency

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Internal Medicine Internship

Cleveland Clinic

Weston, FL

Doctor of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine

Portsmouth, Dominica

Bachelor of Science

University of California at Irvine

Bethlehem, Irvine, CA

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

A former champion wrestler and bodybuilder, Dr. Vendemia began his career as a fitness specialist who’s own company offered athletic training to professional athletes and sports teams, as well as personal training to a very exclusive clientele in Princeton, Philadelphia, and New York City. He attended The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, where he graduated in the top 0.1% of his class, and earned several degrees in Pre-Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, and Fine Arts.

Fellowship

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS

Los Angeles, CA

Residency

The University Hospitals of Cornell & Columbia

New York, NY

Doctor of Medicine

Temple University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science

Temple University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

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 Giuffrida, M.D.

Michael Giuffrida, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Michael Giuffrida received his undergraduate degree in biology from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude. He went on to receive his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, then completed a residency in general surgery in Pennsylvania. Upon returning to Boston to begin his plastic surgery residency at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, he had a bright future ahead.

Bachelor of Science

Boston College

Newton, Massachusetts

Doctor of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Boston, Massachusetts

Surgical Internship

Merry Catholic Medical Center

Darby, Pennsylvania

Surgery Residency

Merry Catholic Medical Center

Darby, Pennsylvania

Fellowship

Lahey Clinic, Harvard Hospitals, Boston Children's Main Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Eliza-Jasmine Tran, M.D.

Eliza-Jasmine Tran, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Board-Certified by both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tran practices all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a specialized interest in breast reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Her academic excellence and humanitarian service began at an early age, and won her the University of California Regents’ Scholarship to attend the #1-ranked public university: UC Berkeley. She graduated, with Honors and a B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology in just three years.

Bachelor of Science

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Doctor of Medicine

University of California San Diego School of Medicine

La Jolle, CA

Surgical Internship

University of California San Francisco-Fresno

Fresno, CA

General Surgery Residency

University of California San Francisco-Fresno

Fresno, CA

General Surgery Fellowship

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Plastic Surgery Residency

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Marshall Partington M.D., F.A.C.S

Marshall Partington M.D., F.A.C.S

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Marshall Partington is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Awarded “ Best Plastic Surgeon” by King 5’s Best of Western Washington for numerous years, Dr. Partington specializes in rapid recovery Aesthetic Surgery.

Microsurgical Fellowship

The Buncke Davies Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

Plastic Surgery Residency

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

New York University Medical Center, NY

General Surgery Residency

UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Doctor of Medicine

Cornell University Medical College

New York City, NY

Bachelor of Arts

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Andre Marshall, M.D., M.P.H.

Andre Marshall, M.D., M.P.H.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Marshall is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He found his passion for plastic surgery at a young age and spent over a decade in surgical training. In medical school he achieved high honors and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA) for his academic achievements while graduating at the top of his class.

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute

Laguna Beach, CA

Plastic Surgery Fellowship

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Clinical and Research Fellow

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

General Surgery Internship & Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Masters of Public Health

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Doctor of Medicine

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Oklahoma City, OK

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, OK

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

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.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Kasturba Medical College

Manipal, India

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

Maurice P. Sherman, M.D.

Maurice P. Sherman, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon

For over 30 years, Dr. Sherman has been in private practice and at the forefront of the practice of body contouring.

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

Emma Patterson, MD FRCSC, FACS

Emma Patterson, MD, FRCSC, FACS

BARIATRIC SURGEON

Dr. Emma Patterson developed a passion for bariatric surgery during her fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She has over 15 years of experience and has performed over 3,500 bariatric surgeries. She was the first surgeon in the Northwest to specialize in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, and was also the first to perform a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap-Band.

Bachelor of Science

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta

Doctor of Medicine

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Internship

St. Paul's Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia

General Surgery Residency

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York

Avishai Meyer, MD, FACS

Avishai Meyer, MD, FACS

BARIATRIC SURGEON

Dr. Avishai Meyer, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. Upon completing his undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Maryland, Dr. Meyer went on to earn his Medical Degree at Sackler School of Medicine.

Bachelor of Science

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

Master of Science

University of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Doctor of Medicine

Sackler School of Medicine

NY State American Program-Tel Aviv University

Ramat Aviv, Israel

General Surgery Internship

University of Colorado Medical Center

Denver, Colorado

General Surgery Residency

University of Colorado Medical Center

Denver, Colorado

General Surgery Residency

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

General Surgery Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska

Bariatric Fellowship

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska

Marc Orlando, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Marc Orlando is an accomplished former Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon who completed an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)-endorsed fellowship in aesthetic plastic surgery at the highly respected University of Southern California (USC), Marina Plastic Surgery, and Rox Center in Beverly Hills/Newport Beach, California. Prior to this, he had completed his training in plastic surgery at Summa Health System in Ohio, as well as general surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. With years of combined education, extensive training and experience, Dr. Orlando has become an expert in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Not only are his surgical skills unparalleled, his eye for aesthetics is incomparable.

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

University of Southern California

Plastic Surgery Residency

Summa Health System

Akron, OH

General Surgery Internship & Residency

Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

Doctor of Medicine

Wright State University School of Medicine

Dayton, OH

Bachelor of Arts

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Bisher Abdullah, M.D.

Bisher Abdullah, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Bisher Abdullah graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine and is double board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Abdullah completed his Residency at the Medical College of Ohio, and thereafter, completed his Fellowship at Riley Children's Hospital at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Abdullah has provided care in the South Puget Sound Community since 1998 and entered private practice in 2014.

Fellowship

University of California, Berkeley

Indianapolis, IN

Residency

Medical College of Ohio

Toledo, OH

Externship

Department of Medicine, Wright State University

Dayton, OH

Internship

Al-Asadi Hospital

Damascus, Syria

Doctor of Medicine

Damascus University School of Medicine

Damascus, Syria

Tarek Copty, M.D.

Tarek Copty, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Tarek Copty is triple board certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Jordanian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Copty has been in private practice for over 8 years and has successfully performed thousands of cosmetic and plastic surgeries involving the body, breast, and face.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Royal Medical Services

Jordan

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship

Tulsa Surgical Arts – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

General Surgery Chief Residency

Hahnemann University Hospital / Drexel University Program

General Surgery Internship & Residency

Hahnemann University Hospital / Drexel University Program

Doctor of Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons

Ireland

Brian Hwang, M.D

Brian Hwang, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

As an accomplished plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Brian Hwang specializes in Aesthetic Surgery of the breast, body, buttocks, and nose...

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

Beverly Hills Physicians

Beverly Hills, CA

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

Duke University

Durham, NC

Microsurgery Research Fellowship

Keck School Of Medicine of USC

Los Angeles, California

General Surgery Internship & Residency

New York-Presbyterian/Queens, affiliate of Weill College of Cornell University

Flushing, NY

Doctor of Medicine

The Chicago Medical School

North Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

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