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|Keynote Speaker - Hema Sundaram|
Dr. Hema Sundaram is a fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologist, and the founder and medical director of her cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery clinic in suburban Washington, D.C.
She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge in England. She completed a dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, post-doctoral research in molecular biology, and a medical staff research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health during which she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S Public Health Service. Dr. Sundaram is a Visiting Professor for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
She has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, serving on the ASDS Education Work Group; the IMCAS Paris, Asia and China Scientific Committees; International Society of Dermatologic Plastic Surgery (ISDS) Board of Directors; the Scientific Board for the FACE2FACE congress in Cannes, and as its 2013 President; as a Scientific Director for the Marrakech Masters World Aesthetic Congress; and on Advisory Boards for other conferences in the US and overseas.
Dr. Sundaram is a Principal Investigator for FDA studies. She serves as a Chair and Course Director for physician education initiatives; and is the North American Chair for the Global Aesthetics Consensus, which brings together renowned injectables experts from throughout the world. She speaks nationally and internationally at dermatology and plastic surgery conferences and is an advisor to Medscape, the Dermatology Education Initiative, The HealthCentral Network online and Fitness magazine. Dr. Sundaram is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Editorial Advisor to Prime and other journals, and author of a book, "Face Value" (Rodale), which was honored by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include a new book with Drs. Gerhard Sattler and Boris Sommer, "The Illustrated Guide to Injectable Fillers" (Quintessence); and several chapters and original papers on fillers, toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals. Her clinic is noted for its charitable donations.