Dr. Sam Assassa is the founder of American Association of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery. He is a nationally renowned non-invasive and aesthetic cosmetic surgery specialist who is dedicated to revolutionizing aesthetic procedures. Dr. Assassa has been practicing aesthetic procedures in Beverly Hills since 1995. He has over 19 years of aesthetic cosmetic surgery experience and is an avid contributor to the global advancement of innovative liposuction techniques and procedures.
Dr. Assassa received his medical degree with honors, and completed his internship at Loyola University-affiliated hospitals in Chicago and his residency at Case Western University-affiliated hospitals in Cleveland. He is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine and regarded as one of the top experts in the field of minimally invasive aesthetic surgery. He routinely travels nationally and internationally to lecture and teach his techniques to other physicians and nurses. Dr. Assassa is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, an affiliate member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, member of American Society of Liposuction Surgery, a member of the American Mesotherapy Association, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as serves on the advisory committee of the American Aesthetic Medicine Association. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Ayman Hakki is a board certified general surgeon who received plastic surgery training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the Baltimore, Maryland area and an esteemed member of the team at Chesapeake Plastic Surgery Associates. Dr. Hakki is a recognized portrait artist and brings his artistic skill to his work as a non-invasive cosmetic surgeon. He has written a number of cosmetic surgery scientific papers and often presents at national aesthetic surgery meetings.
Dr. Hakki established his cosmetic surgery office in the Washington, D.C. area in 1993, and also runs a successful practice in Maryland. Dr. Hakki has been featured on MTV’s “True Life,” and has a monthly-published article in the Medical News of Maryland. Dr. Hakki is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He continues to be active in cosmetic surgery training for younger physicians.
Chief Operating Officer
Kareem Assassa graduated with honors from Colorado State University earning a BS in Organizational Leadership with a focus on Project Management. He is accountable for the day-to-day administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the association including the development of financial and operational strategies with metrics tied to organizational performance, directing the sales administration functions and tracking operational performance reporting.
Kareem Assassa is also accountable for creating diverse partnership opportunities and leading all global expansion negotiations. He manages ongoing development strategies to preserve company assets, report accurate financial results, monitor CRM system, track ROI and develop effective advertising and marketing strategies.
Asia-Pacific Region Head Representative
James Peng is the Head Representative of AAAMS in the Asia-Pacific region. He is the Chairman and President of C.P.D. Global, a leading training program provider for Continuing Medical Education in the Greater China Region and Chairman and President of Global Star Medical Agency which provides a platform for cross-straits value-added aesthetic medicine end-to-end service which aims at establishing a service network within ASEAN Plus One. Mr. Peng has acted as Chief Strategy Officer of Global Education Center, GEC Group, a reputable international medical cooperate organization since 2006. Before that, he was a professional business manager working for Delta Network and Acer Group.
Owing to his remarkable interdisciplinary training and extensive international experiences, Mr. Peng carries multiple titles as International Representative for Royal Society of Medicine in Greater China and Executive Secretariat of Asia-Pacific Office of CEU San Pablo University Foundation, Spain.
Chairman Of the Board of Directors
Dr. Vivian Bucay is a board-certified dermatologist who has over 10 years of experience diagnosing skin conditions. She is an eloquent lecturer and has demonstrated her voluble skills as both a national and international speaker. After completing her premedical studies at The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bucay obtained her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, and underwent dermatology training at the University of Miami and the Baylor College of Medicine. She practiced for eight years in Mexico City before relocating to San Antonio in 1999.
As a seasoned medical dermatologist, Dr. Bucay is also committed to improving the aesthetics of her patients’ skin with cosmetic dermatology treatments. She gives her patients peace of mind by combining her advanced medical training with her aesthetic expertise. Allergan designates Dr. Bucay with a national certificate in Botox training. She has also be certified by Medicis with a national certificate for Restylane training.
In 2004, Dr. Bucay was named “Texas Super Doctor,” with recognition as a top dermatologist by Texas Monthly Magazine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, International Society of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bucay is also an active member of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Dermatological Society, Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Dermatological Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Nikolay Serdev is the innovator of the Scar-less Serdev Suture Suspension Lift. This method is used in the face and body to correct early ptosis and flabbiness of the tissue. Dr. Serdev is an international speaker and a well-known professor at the International College of Cosmetic Surgery and CIUniversity. He is a national consultant in aesthetic cosmetic surgery for the Ministry of Health in Bulgaria and a member of the Bulgarian Examining Board in Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine. An Honorary member of the French Society of Aesthetic Surgery and an Honorary Professor of the East Asian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Serdev also acts as a Professor and Program Director for the International University Program of Post Graduate Specialization in Cosmetic Surgery at New Bulgarian University in collaboration with ICCS and IBCSM.
Since 1994, Dr. Serdev has been the Director and Head Surgeon of Sofia Medical Center, Program Director of the Postgraduate NBUniversity Program Specialization in Cosmetic Surgery, and Managing Editor of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Serdev is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the “International Journal of Cosmetic Medicine & Surgery” and participates on the editorial board of the “International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology”.
Chairman of Bioregeneration Medicine
Dr. Maurizio Ceccarelli is the Director of International Centre for Study and Research in Aesthetic and Physiological Medicine in Rome, Italy and Chairman of Bioregeneration Medicine for the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. A pioneer in bio-stimulant anegenerative aesthetics, Dr. Ceccarelli earned his degree in Biological Sciences at the Universita ‘degli Studi di Roma, and his degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome Universita’degli.