Global Speakers


Dr. Kim Young Jin


Cornerstone Dermatology

Dr Kim completed his Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Sydney and a Medical Degree (Hons.) and Masters (at the University of New South Whales, he then went on to do a Masters of Medicine before completing his internship and residency at Concord Hospital in Sydney. After working as a General Practitioner in Graften, Emerald, Bundaberg, Winton and Cooktown, Dr Kim embarked on his Dermatology training. During his training, Dr Kim was awarded the Ken Paver Medal for excellence. Dr Kim has special interests in acne, revision of acne scarring, cosmetic dermatology including lasers, muscle relaxants, fillers, and the treatment and management of skin cancers including flaps and grafts. He has also worked at various hospitals including Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mater Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Princess Alexandra Hospital Dr Kim has continued his research and published a number of journal articles.  As a widely recognized expert in his field Dr Kim has been invited as a reviewer for a number of journals and has presented his journal articles at many conferences around the world.


Vivien Gardiner

Executive Director

Erase Aesthetic Services

Vivien Gardiner is a public hospital trained RN with many years experience in operating room nursing and multi-theatre unit management.  From 1989 until 1997 she worked as surgical assistant and practice manager to a plastic surgeon specialising in complex facio-maxillary, head & neck and free TRAM reconstruction. From 1989 until 2008, Vivien was a volunteer RN for Interplast Australia working mainly in East Kalimantan, Indonesia and carried out the first multi-patient post-operative field study in the interior of Indonesian Borneo. She was also Patient Coordinator for cases brought to Australia for more complex surgical management, working with government, hospital administration, surgical teams and community organisations to facilitate free of charge treatment and support. In 1997, Vivien co-founded Erase Aesthetic Services clinic in Malvern, Melbourne and continues there as co-owner and Executive Director. Erase was the first independent medical clinic in Australia to offer retail aesthetic services to the public. These services include injectable treatments, laser and IPL services, sclerotherapy, skin management and hormonal diagnostics.


Dr. Kyung Chun An

Professor, Director

Korea College of Cosmetic Surgery, Cellpia Clinic

Dr. Kyung Chun An is a cosmetic surgeon, lecturer for several cosmetic fields, i.e. liposuction, botox and filler injections, and thread liftings. He is known for his meticulous works and enthusiasm in teaching other doctors. He is currently working as a clinical professor in Korea University and Korea College of Cosmetic Surgery. Private classes are ran for doctors who like to learn details of his techniques. He has invented ‘lifting botox technique,’ ‘5D liposculpture technique’ for artistic sculpture of human body with comprehensive design which gives utmost naturally looking results. In 2008, he received ‘Top 100 health professionals of the world’ award from International Biographical Center for his out standing works in the field of ‘Stem Cell Therapy.’ He is one of the first doctors who ran franchise clinic in Korea, which is Natural Beauty Clinic, and was the president of the network for 7 years before he started to build current clinic: ‘The Seroi Plastic Surgery Clinic.’


Dr. Pichansak Bunmas

Founder, Plastic Surgeon

Vplast Clinic

Dr. Pichansak is a certified plastic surgeon by Thai board of plastic and reconstructive Surgery and Thai board of general surgery. He is also a member of multiple international recognized fellowships including International fellowship of plastic and reconstructive surgery, ASAN Medical Center Korea and International fellowship of plastic and reconstructive Surgery, Chung Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He has spoken at multiple conferences as an  international speaker of micro-fat and adipocyte stem cell for face , breast , buttock, as well as on nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) and facial contouring (V-line surgery).


Dr. David Topchian

Cosmetic Surgeon, Managing Director

The Doctor’s Studio

Dr David Topchian is a Melbourne-based cosmetic surgeon. He is well-recognized for his breast augmentation expertise, having performed more than 2,000 breast augmentation procedures. He combines surgical commitments with a portfolio of ongoing research, cosmetic surgery operative training, presentations and an ongoing role as an Examiner with the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Topchian’s specialization in cosmetic surgery (and particular ability to communicate cosmetic surgery procedures in plain English) has been developed through ongoing teaching with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery where he trains surgeons in aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Stanford University’s Division of Human Anatomy, School of Medicine; a Senior Tutor in Anatomy and Physiology, Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne and a Lecturer and Examiner in Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University and has also taught at Victoria University.


Dr. Mahyar Amjadi

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Wollongong Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Luxe Clinic

Dr Amjadi brings over twenty years of training and experience to Luxe Clinic. During this time, he has performed thousands of operations in areas such as cleft and craniofacial surgery, burn reconstruction, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial remodelling. He has gathered a great wealth of skills and experience, which together with his warmth of character and genuine care, will ensure you receive the best possible experience at Luxe Clinic. His personal philosophy of holistic care, and belief that optimum preparation promises optimum outcomes, aligns him well with the philosophy of Luxe Clinic.


Andrew Nutman

Managing Director

The Gaswerx


Steven Macarounas


The Private Practice

Steven Macarounas has over 28 years’ experience in providing financial advice to doctors and allied health practitioners, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Founding Partner of The Private Practice – a financial and business education and resource centre for healthcare professionals.

The Private Practice is the pre-eminent source of the most up to date knowledge, information, research, technology and strategy around all financial and business matters affecting doctors personal and practice lives.


Dr. Mitchell Kim

Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmos Clinic

Dr Mitchell Kim MBBS (UNSW) is the medical director of Cosmos Clinic Gold Coast. A talented and passionate cosmetic surgeon, Dr Kim is qualified in both Medicine and Dentistry. Graduating from the prestigious University of New South Wales with his Medical Degree, Dr Kim worked throughout Australia gaining experience in various specialised medical fields. Dr Kim commenced work in the specialised field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He worked as a registrar in some of Australia’s largest and respected hospitals such as John Hunter Hospital performing all aspects of facial surgery, from trauma to complex microvascular reconstruction. Dr Kim has been extensively trained in all specialities of cosmetic surgery including; all offered liposuction techniques for body sculpting, anti ageing injectables, and cosmetic laser treatments. Dr Kim’s flair for aesthetic detail and cosmetic symmetry has allowed him to develop a passion for the body sculpting art of Vaser Liposuction. Having undergone Vaser Hi Definition Liposuction himself, Dr Kim can provide patients with honest and detailed advice of what to expect when undergoing body contouring procedures. Dr Kim has been invited to return to Korea as a key-note speaker presenting at the 2014 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference.


Dr. Niroshan Sivathasan

Aesthetic Surgeon, Clinical Director

Harley Academy

Dr. Niroshan is registered to operate as a medical doctor in a number of countries; and has published over 35 medical articles, spoken at conferences around the world, and is a reviewer and editorial committee-member for various medical journals. Dr. Niroshan completed his Bachelor’s and Medical degrees from King’s College London and University College London, respectively. Since then, he has worked across a variety of surgical specialties but focused on plastic and burns surgery, and on head and neck reconstruction. His postgraduate qualifications in surgery and aesthetic medicine were also gained in London, prior to moving to Australia to pursue a higher fellowship in cosmetic surgery with Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. In addition to his work in restorative surgery, Dr. Niroshan has a particular interest in non- and minimally- invasive aesthetics of the face and trunk, and is a senior trainer for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.


Elissa O’Keefe


Bravura Education

Elissa O’Keefe is a health industry pioneer, a highly experienced clinician and educator and was the first nurse practitioner in the ACT. She is the lead author of the first ever Australian standards and scope of practice document for cosmetic nursing. She is committed to excellence in education for lasers and other energy based devices and is the Director of Australia’s leading provider of these courses for health professionals in cosmetic medicine, surgery & podiatry.


Tony Prochazka

Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Avenue

Dr. Tony is Board Certified by the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). He is an exceptional and experienced surgeon, specializing in breast implant surgery. Over his many years of experience, Dr. Tony has also been a pioneer in many of the newer and less invasive cosmetic treatments. Dr. Tony is a current Board Member of the Asian Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, former Vice-President of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) and former Secretary, Councillor and Medical Dean of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). His surgical skills are in high demand both in Australia and overseas as an international visiting specialist surgeon. As a sought after teacher and lecturer throughout Australia and overseas, Dr. Tony has given presentations at international conferences and workshops in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, South America, China, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, on subjects as diverse as breast augmentation, laser safety, facial thread lifting, and Asian facial aesthetics.


Andrea de Souza



Andrea’s background includes a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. Professionally, she has practiced almost exclusively in medical litigation. She has significant experience in both plaintiff and defendant practices. Her current practice includes advising private and public hospitals in relation to all aspects of medical litigation including claims in Supreme and County Courts, coronial investigations, complaints with the Health Complaints Commissioner and ancillary matters such as Freedom of Information Commissioner reviews. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Health Law at the University of Melbourne.