Educational Program


One of the most difficult aspects of performing aesthetic surgery is meeting the ever increasing demands of patient expectations. As plastic (cosmetic) surgeons we face the challenges of solving complex aesthetic problems with little margin of error and confronting the patient’s perception of digital perfection with anatomic realities.

Fortunately, techniques and technology have evolved to provide an array of options with the potential to produce greater aesthetic control and more predictable results. The theme of the 52nd Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery is to examine those pragmatic solutions which produce elegant outcomes – What Works – in obtaining consistent outcomes and patient satisfaction in aesthetic surgery.

We have assembled an excellent group of national and international plastic surgeons to discuss pragmatic solutions for a number of face and body aesthetic procedures.

Welcome Address

Clyde Ishii, MD

President, American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

An Aesthetic Society Member since 1996, Dr. Ishii is in private practice and is the chief of plastic surgery at Honolulu Shriners Hospital.


Christopher Salgado, MD

Professor of Surgery & Interim Chief Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, Transgender and Aesthetic Surgery

University of Miami Health Systems


Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS

President, American Society of Plastic Surgeon

Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Keynote Lecture


Dr. Alfredo Hoyos

Bogota, Columbia

Dr. Hoyos is a pioneer in the sculptural aspects of liposuction, and has perfected the art of combining high definition contour through etching of the individual muscles of the torso in combination with autologous volume addition to enhance shape. He will share his sculptural innovations and lecture on the application of these principals in high definition abdominoplasty and neoumbilicalplasty, presenting the concept of whether umbilical preservation limits the creation of shape in abdominoplasty.

In the tradition of the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, we have limited our faculty in an attempt to allow focus on interactive interchange between faculty, host and audience.

You can share in the comments between the operating physician and the audience as easily as if you were right there beside the operating table. Closed circuit television and telephone link-up makes you part of the O. R. team.

Between times, you may visit the exhibit areas, chat with friends and simply enjoy! If you missed any of the previous Baker Gordon Symposia, there will be a variety of recordings, selected by the hosts, available for viewing in an adjacent area.

The tradition of combining academic didactics with live demonstrations by masters in plastic surgery has always been the hallmark of the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium. Hopefully, this year’s meeting will continue our traditions of excellence in aesthetic surgery education.



Thomas J. Baker, MD
Founder & Host

James M. Stuzin, MD