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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

Shain Cuber, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Shain Cuber, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Cuber is a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in aesthetic face, breast and body contouring and has over 19 years of experience in private practice.

Fellowship

Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School

Newark, New Jersey

Plastic Surgery Chief Resident

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Plastic Surgery Residency

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

General Surgery Residency

University of Texas Health Sciences Center

San Antonio, Texas

General Surgery Internship & Residency

Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School

Newark, New Jersey

Doctor of Medicine

New York Medical College

Valhalla, New York

Bachelor of Science

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

Lisa Hwang, M.D.

Lisa Hwang, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

As a fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa Hwang is committed to helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals. She comes to Athenix Body Sculpting Institute from the Bay Area with a wealth of knowledge, extensive training, and considerable experience.

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

The Plastic Surgery Center

Sacramento, California

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, New York

General Surgery Residency

Drexel University College of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Saba Motakef, M.D.

Saba Motakef, M.D.

PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Saba Motakef is an award-winning plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Motakef strives to work closely with each patient to understand their goals and create highly specialized treatment plans in order to achieve beautiful, long-lasting, and natural results. Using cutting edge techniques and the highest standards of quality and safety, Dr. Motakef will go the extra mile as he strives to achieve a result that is to your utmost satisfaction. He believes in establishing long lasting relationships with his patients so that he can continue to serve them for many years.

Plastic Surgery Residency

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California

Doctor of Medicine

Albany Medical College

Abany, New York

Bachelor of Science

University of California Irvine

Irvine, California

Kristopher Day, M.D.

Kristopher Day, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

From his small-town roots to Ivy League surgical training, specialization in plastic and facial surgery, and academic practice, Dr. Kristopher Day brings a wealth of knowledge with him to Athenix Body Sculpting Institute. He has held leadership positions within multiple professional organizations and surgical journals, has produced dozens of research conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications, and has participated in multiple service, leadership, and teaching endeavors.

Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

University of Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Resident

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Doctor of Medicine

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Iowa City, Iowa

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

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

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Aaron Stone, 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

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

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

Walter Sweeny, M.D.

Walter Sweeney, M.D.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Walt Sweeney attended the United States Air Force Academy and subsequently proudly served in the Air Force. He received his medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic and completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of the premier plastic surgery training institutions. He has published numerous articles keeping on the cutting edge of plastic surgery.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,

Chicago, Illinois

Doctor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Science

University of Cincinnati,

Ohio

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

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

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

Robert Joseph Dragotti, D.O.

Robert Joseph Dragotti, D.O.

Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Dragotti D.O. is a Triple Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, holding dual cosmetic board certifications in Facial Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS), and General Body Cosmetics bestowed by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS). In addition, he holds board certification in General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS), and licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Washington & Oregon.

Fellowship

Anderson/Sobel Cosmetics

Bellevue, Washington

General Surgery Residency

Peninsula Hospital (Medisys)

Far Rockaway, New York

Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Medisys)

Flushing, New York

General Surgery Internship

Peninsula Hospital (Medisys)

Far Rockaway, New York

Doctor of Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bradenton, FL

Bachelor of Science

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix Body Sculpting Institute locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer