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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
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

Maurice P. Sherman, M.D.

Maurice P. Sherman, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon
MEDICAL DIRECTOR EMERITUS

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

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

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

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

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

Frederic Corbin, M.D.

Frederic Corbin, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Frederic Corbin is a renowned board certified plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of successful procedures over the past 25 years. Dr. Corbin attended some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the United States. He is a graduate of Brown University and earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine.

Bachelor of Science

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Doctor of Medicine

New York University School of Medicine

New York, New York

Surgical Internship

University Hospital of San Diego County

San Diego, California

Surgery Residency

New York University School of Medicine

New York, New York

Fellowship

University Hospital of San Diego County

San Diego, California

General Surgery Residency

Tufts—New England Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Plastic Surgery Residency

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

New York, New York

Marc Orlando, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Marc Orlando is an accomplished plastic surgeon who completed his fellowship at the renowned Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Prior to this accomplishment, Orlando spent several years completing his plastic surgery residency at Summa Health System in Ohio after finishing both his general surgery internship and residency at the highly ranked Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. With years of combined education, extensive training and experience, 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

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

Frederick Heckler, M.D.

Frederick Heckler, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Frederick Heckler is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who has had a long career both in the practice of aesthetic surgery as well as the education of young surgeons entering the field. He has taught in academic training centers for several decades, rising to the rank of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has served as both a Senior Examiner and a Director of the board. Dr. Heckler has been on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons as well. In addition, he was chosen for membership in the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, to add to his ever growing professional accomplishments.

Bachelor of Science

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Doctor of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Boston, Massachusetts

Surgical Internship

University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

General Surgery Residency

Tufts New Engalnd Medical Center Program

Boston, Massachusetts

General Surgery Fellowship

Malmo General Hospital

Malmo, Sweden

Plastic Surgery Residency

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

San Antonio, Texas

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

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

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 AmericanOsteopathic 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

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

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

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