Dr. Leslie Baumann M.D. is an internationally renowned board certified dermatologist; NY Times best-selling author; media personality and lecturer; and CEO of the Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute-a full-service research, educational and medical services facility serving the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. She heads the advisory board of Skin Type Solutions, Inc. - the revolutionary web site and skin typing system providing consumers with a reliable source of information on all things relative to skin and body care. Known around the world, Dr. Baumann most recently was named one of the most influential visionaries in the beauty industry by Allure magazine (March 2010).
Dr. Baumann received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and did her residency at the University of Miami where she remained for 12 years. During that time she was appointed Professor of Dermatology and Chief of the Division of Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Baumann was also the founder of the University Of Miami Cosmetic Medicine & Research Institute, the first academic center of its kind in the US.
Dr. Baumann authors the popular twice weekly Yahoo! Health blog “The Skin Guru’’ as well as writing a twice monthly column in the Miami Herald. She authored the book dermatologists around the world use to learn cosmetic dermatology. Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill 2009), is the best-selling cosmetic dermatology textbook in the world with a recent new edition (March 2009) and 8 additional languages to come. She also literally wrote the book on skin care with her NY Times bestseller- The Skin Type Solution (Bantam 2005). This book revealed her revolutionary, patent-pending skin typing system, and described for the first time the 16 unique Baumann Skin Types®. This skin typing system is the new gold standard for skin typing in the dermatology world based on Dr. Baumann’s many years of scientific validation and being on the forefront of cosmetic dermatology research. The Baumann Skin Typing System is used on the web site www.skintypesolutions.com to educate people about their skin’s unique needs and to recommend appropriate skin care products. Dr. Baumann does not have her own skin care line and provides scientifically based advice on over 300 brands at all price points.
Dr. Baumann’s unique and valuable combination of physician, active researcher and former professor has resulted in her involvement in many of the most recent and notable clinical trials in cosmetic medicine - Botox, Dysport, Hylaform, Sculptra, Juvederm, Tri-Luma - as well as numerous ‘Phase 3 clinicals’ for the FDA. She lectures frequently throughout the world on cosmetic dermatological issues and her ground breaking skin typing system. Dr. Baumann and her research team at the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute are currently studying the role of genetics in determining skin type. In addition, the Institute oversees a cosmetic dermatology training program for international dermatologists who are interested in expanding their cosmetic dermatology skills.
Dr. Baumann is frequently sought out by the media – and is regularly quoted in the domestic and international press - with appearances on Good Morning America, the Today Show and the Discovery Channel to name a few. She is passionate about skin care and the history of the skin care industry and is a collector of vintage compacts and vintage cosmetic advertisements.
Dr. Theresa Rebecca Pacheco is the Director of the Cosmetic Specialists Clinic at the University of Colorado Denver. She is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. She has applied her passion for research to the 10-year discovery of traits that will better understand sun damage and aging skin. She is involved in clinical research with Dr. Baumann's ground breaking skin typing system to better understand use of skin products in Colorado's semi-arid climate.
You can visit Theresa's Website at www.cucosmetics.com/
With over 2 decades devoted to the art of makeup, multiple Emmy Award winner Kevin James (KJ) Bennett has earned his place as a highly respected industry expert. His diverse skills, extensive resume and dedication to the cosmetic industry and the field of pro makeup artistry have garnered him accolades from boardroom to backstage.
KJ’s career began as a retail makeup artist and evolved into photo, runway and celebrity makeup. TV was the next step and within 3 years he received his first Emmy nomination. KJ has since received 5 nominations and won 2 Emmy Awards for his creative vision. His resume of broadcast artistry includes primetime network and cable productions (including the “Law & Order” franchise), talk shows, news magazines, daytime dramas (“Another World” and “As The World Turns”) and regional/national commercials. His makeup talent is also represented in independent and feature films.
KJ’s impressive cosmetic knowledge, considerable experience and engaging personality have resulted in appearances on national entertainment shows including Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, “E” Entertainment Network and HSN (Home Shopping Network). Thanks to a natural ease in front of the camera, KJ was asked to perform double duty on realty shows for MTV, VH1, TLC, Style, HGTV and TV Land, working behind the scenes as a Hair/Makeup Key and on-air as a beauty expert. He was recently seen as the Makeover Expert and Makeup Designer for “She’s Got The Look” (TV Land).
His insightful, often playful and always compelling beauty advice has been featured in the pages of Vogue, Glamour, Elle, InStyle, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, Self and Health as well as trade publications WWD, Make-up Artist Magazine and American Salon. He is also quoted regularly on many popular beauty websites through blogs and videos. In September 2010 KJ became a contributing editor for the very popular Makeup411.com, and began writing a bi-weekly ‘Expert Advise’ blog. In the same month he was chosen as an “Industry Expert” for BeautyPress.com (the premiere web database and news alert service for beauty editors in the US).
An accomplished educator and public speaker, KJ appears regularly at premiere media and trade events in the US and abroad lecturing on diverse aspects of the industry. His devotion to education was further recognized by an invitation to joined the Beauty Changes Lives initiative sponsored by P&G and directed by celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson.
KJ has also designed a signature short-term workshop and seminar program which he facilitates internationally. These classes take full advantage of his abundant experience, innovative techniques and dedication to preparing the next generation of pro makeup artists.
MADE (makeup art + design enterprises), launched in May 2010 and is the culmination of KJ’s obsession with all things makeup. It is a consolidation of the diverse talents developed throughout his career and provides premium services addressing the corporate and artistic needs of the makeup industry.
IN MY KIT, a professional cosmetic product review and reference website, was launched in 2005. It’s original intent was to guide new artists through the confusing chore of assembling their first professional makeup kit. It developed a cult following and became known as the insider’s professional product “bible”. Today it is referenced and linked to internationally and exceeded 1 million unique visitors by the end of 2010.
Shaolin (Sean) is a cosmetic dermatologist and researcher in cosmetic medicine in Beijing, China. He recieved his medical training from Peking University Health Science Center, master degree from Peking University and doctorate degree in dermatology from Peking Union Medical College Hospital.
From 2003 to 2008, he participated as a research fellow at Duke University Medical Center where he conducted two NIH RO1 research projects. As an international clinical fellow, he received clinical training from the University of Miami Cosmetic Center.
His special interests include minimally invasive procedures in cosmetic dermatology and laser treatments on skin of color. He has been actively involved in international and domestic conferences in cosmetic dermatology. He authors several books on dermatology and is a column writer for Dermatology World Report (China). Currently Dr. Hong is the medical director of Beijing Jingcheng Laser & Cosmetic Academy. He is also a specialist in several cosmetic and anti-aging clinics in Beijing city.
Dr. Hong holds several memberships and accreditation certifications from various international organizations:
Nawal Joma is a consultant dermatologist with specialization in cosmetic dermatology and lasers. Her post MD training was conducted in Miami, Dallas and Beverly Hills.
Nawal has been practicing at the Armed Forces Hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia since 1995. She recently opened her private practice Medart Clinics and specializes in general / cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery.
Nawal has presented in international conferences and collaborated with several international institutes. She has received an award for her poster presentation in genetic diseases. She speaks regularly in national symposiums and on TV about skin care and women’s issues.
Nawal's main concentration is skin care, Lasers and radiofrequency devices.
Dr. Marina Landau is a medical and cosmetic dermatologist in Israel. She was trained in dermatology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, parcipitated in a dermatopathology fellowship at New York University in New York, USA and also participated in a clinical pharmacology fellowship at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Landau is immediate past president of the Israeli Society for Dermatologic Surgery and a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She also currently serves as a member of the International Affairs committee of the American Academy of Dermatology, sub work group of the membership for the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery and fundraising committee of the International Society of Dermatology.
Dr. Landau earned her publicity due to her innovative approach to rejuvenating dermatology. She is continuously invited as a speaker for national and international meetings on dermatology, cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology and minimally invasive dermatologic procedures. She is an author of numerous chapters of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery textbooks. Dr. Landau published more than 60 scientific articles in leading dermatologic journals.
Dr. Erica Monteiro is a cosmetic dermatologist at Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Currently, she has her own private practice, is doing research and is a medical consultant in cosmetics at Brazilian Pharmaceutical Industries in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is an expert in cosmetics, dermal fillers and botulinum toxin.
Mukta Sachdev is a consultant dermatologist at the Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India working in the field of Dermatology since 1995.
She has trained post MD Dermatology in Florida, USA with Dr. Leslie Baumann in the field of cosmetic dermatology and in the UK in practical dermatology-DPD Cardiff and from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. She is a regular guest speaker at international, national and zonal forums sharing her experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology.
Her special interests include cosmetic dermatology in skin of color with cosmeceuticals and lasers.
She is currently a consultant for several companies and an investigator for clinical trials for both pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products. She also works with laser equipment and investigative procedures including measurement equipment, such as a corneometer and a dermaspectrometer for the measurement of pigmentation.
You can visit Mukta's company website at www.drmuktasachdev.com/.
After graduating from medical school, Aseel did an accredited training in surgery, gynecology and completed a residency training program in dermatology, where she obtained the Jordanian Board Certification in Dermatology in 2003.
As a teaching instructor and a specialist in dermatology, She joined the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at Al-Bashir Hospital in Amman (The major medical training center for the Ministry of Health in Jordan).
As an international fellow, she participated in the University of Miami Graduate Education Specialty Training Program (G.E.S.T) in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.
Adding to her USA experience, Dr. Tawalbeh completed the International Fellowship Program in Dermatology at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
During her rotation and visits at the Baumann Cosmeric & Research Institute, Aseel learned much from Dr. Baumann, this added to her knowledge in skin analysis, skin typing and skin solutions.
In 2010, Dr. Tawalbeh was the first Jordanian specialist to integrate skin analysis into a Medical Aesthetic Center where she’s currently practicing in Amman, Jordan.
Dr. Tawalbeh is a member of:
Dr. Esperanza Welsh is a Dermatologist with specialization in Cosmetic Dermatology. She has earned postgraduate fellowship certifications in Dermatopathology and Cosmetic Dermatology. She obtained her medical degree with honors from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico and completed her Dermatology residency training and her fellowship certifications at the University of Miami. The Dermatology Foundation of South Florida awarded her the Clinical Dermatology Award, while the University of Miami granted her the Excellence in Dermoscopy Award. Additionally, she earned the Dermatologist Investigation Research Fellowship Award by the Dermatology Foundation. She has written numerous articles and chapters in national and international medical literature. She has lectured in several International Dermatology meetings in Europe, North and South America. Currently, she is working in private practice in Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Welsh has a special interest in novel light and laser technologies in the treatment and prevention of skin diseases, aging and cosmetic disorders.
Dr. Rami Abadi is a General and Cosmetic Dermatologist. He received his medical degree with distinction in 2007 from the American University of Beirut (AUB). After completing an internship in surgery, he continued his residency training in dermatology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). He then completed a Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology at the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute in the United States. Dr. Abadi runs a private practice in Beirut, Lebanon. His special interests include minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (Botox, Fillers), Laser treatments (hair removal, resurfacing, vascular lesions, pigmentation), and minor surgical procedures.
Dr. Abadi holds several memberships from various national and international organizations: