MEDICAL
ADVISORY BOARD

R. ROX ANDERSON, M.D.

Rox is an accomplished clinician, researcher, and inventor who has conceived and developed many of the non-scarring laser treatments now widely used in medical care. His research has advanced the basic knowledge of human skin photobiology, drug photosensitization mechanisms, tissue optics, and laser-tissue interactions.

Active research includes diagnostic tissue imaging and spectroscopy, photodynamic therapy, mechanisms of selective laser-tissue interactions, adipose tissue biology, and novel therapy for skin disorders.

Rox completed his dermatology residency and an NIH research fellowship at Harvard University and then joined the faculty where he is now Harvard Medical School Professor in Dermatology, Director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT.

Additionally, he teaches at Harvard and MIT and practices dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Among his roster of accomplishments, Rox has been awarded over 60 national and international patents, and has coauthored over 300 scientific books and papers. He graduated from MIT and then received his M.D. magna cum laude from the joint MIT-Harvard medical program, Health Sciences and Technology.

ARIELLE N.B. KAUVAR, M.D.

Dr. Kauvar, an internationally renowned board certified dermatologist, laser surgeon and Mohs (skin cancer) surgeon, is founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care. She has been helping patients reveal and maintain their healthiest skin for over 18 years. As a leading authority on laser surgery, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer, she lectures nationally and internationally, writes extensively and is frequently interviewed by media.

Dr. Kauvar’s philosophy of using minimally invasive procedures for maximum skin care results and long term benefits is the cornerstone of her successful Manhattan practice. She is the author of over 100 papers and book chapters, including a comprehensive textbook on laser surgery. A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Kauvar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center, where she is currently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology, followed by a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and has previously served on the board of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery. She is a past president of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York. Additionally, Dr. Kauvar serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals and on the advisory boards of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Kauvar developed an early interest in art and science. Prior to completing her medical studies she spent one year as a student at the Art Students League of New York. She brings the perspective of a scientist and skills of an artist to her work in patient care. She is the proud mother of three sons, and wife of Dr. David R. Kauvar, a gastroenterologist whom she met while at Harvard. She loves traveling, hiking and cooking with her husband and three sons.

JENIFER R. LLOYD, D.O.

A Board-certified dermatologist in private practice, Jenifer also serves as the Program Director, Dermatology Residency Program and University Hospitals Regional Hospitals—Richmond Medical Center in Richmond, Ohio, and holds multiple academic appointments at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

An accomplished researcher, author, and presenter in the dermatology industry, Jenifer lends her expertise in laser medicine and in-depth clinical knowledge of light therapy applications to the Sebacia Medical Advisory Board.

Jenifer received her D.O. at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residencies at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Case Western Reserve University. In December 2013, she completed a fellowship in academic medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Internal Medicine-Dermatology.

E. VICTOR ROSS, M.D., CAPT MC, USN (RET)

As the current Director of the Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, Victor specializes in laser skin resurfacing, fractional laser applications, photodynamic therapy, non-ablative skin remodeling, laser treatment of leg veins, laser treatment of acne, and laser hair reduction in dark skinned patients. Victor is passionate about his life’s work, serving as associate editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and having authored more than 85 clinical articles and seven book chapters.


He is presently investigating novel approaches in radiofrequency technology as well as conducting comparative trials of intense pulsed light and fractional laser sources in skin rejuvenation.


Victor obtained an M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine where he was a junior year inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha; he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Physics from Mississippi State University. Of note, Victor was the first Navy-sponsored fellow in Photomedicine and Lasers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

DIANE THIBOUTOT, M.D.

Diane is a Professor of Dermatology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. She specializes in the care of patients with acne and rosacea and served as recent Past President of the American Acne and Rosacea Society.


As the Director of an active research program jointly supported by the NIH and industry, Diane has been investigating many high-interest areas including the regulation of sebum production, the mechanism of action of retinoids, and development of outcome measures for acne. She has also published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on these topics.


Diane received her M.D. and residency training in Dermatology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She currently serves as Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research Education at Penn State and is listed in the Best Doctors in America.

Clinical and Scientific Advisors

JAMES LEYDEN, M.D.

James is an Emeritus Professor Derm from the University of Pennsylvania with more than 40 years of experience, and multiple areas of research interests. He is best known for research in acne with approximately 400 publications and consultant to many companies.

GUY WEBSTER, M.D., Ph.D.

Guy is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He is active in numerous professional organizations and was the founding President of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, a Fellow of both the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.


Guy’s work has been published prolifically, with countless articles featured in the primary dermatology journals; he serves as a reviewer on many of these same respected publications. Additionally, Guy is on the editorial boards of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Online Journal, Clinics in Dermatology, and Skin Therapy Letter.


A highly esteemed lecturer on the national and international levels, Guy has also been named as one of America’s Best Doctors, 2004-2008.


He received his education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Ph.D., M.D., and a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

NAOMI J HALAS, D.Sc.

As the Director of the Rice Quantum Institute at Rice University, Naomi is a research and knowledge powerhouse. Her specialties span multiple academic disciplines, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Nanophotonics, and Chemistry.


Naomi’s contributions to Sebacia are invaluable, as she shares the findings of and insights from her research in design and fabrication of optically responsive nanostructures, nanophototics, and plasmonics. Her personal and professional mission is to understand the function and physical properties of new nanoscale objects at the microscopic and macroscopic levels and inncorporate them into unique applications that impact technology and society as a whole.


In 2000, she co-founded Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc. with Jennifer West to commercialize a unique nanoparticle-assisted photothermal ablation technology.


In addition to holding multiple patents on breakthrough nanoshell technologies, Naomi is a respected investigator and distinguished professor and has been repeatedly honored for her commitment in this field.

JENNIFER L. WEST, Ph.D.

Jennifer recently joined the faculty at Duke University as a Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering and an esteemed member of the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Chemistry, and Cell Biology.


In her previous role, Jennifer served as Department Chair and Cameron Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. As one of the founding members of Rice’s Department of Bioengineering, she was instrumental in its development into a top 10 program over the past 16 years.


Jennifer’s research focuses on the development of novel biofunctional material, including nanoparticle-based approaches to biophotonics therapeutics and diagnostics. In 2000, she co-founded Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc. with Naomi Halas to commercialize a unique nanoparticle-assisted photothermal ablation technology.


An accomplished researcher, author, and presenter in the dermatology industry, Jenifer lends her expertise in laser medicine and in-depth clinical knowledge of light therapy applications.

DR. GIRISH “GILLY” S. MUNAVALLI

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Gilly Munavalli is the medical director and owner of Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. He also currently serves as Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UNC School of Medicine | Carolinas Medical Center. He previously spent 4 years on the clinical faculty of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Munavalli received his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Masters of Health Science from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Doctorate of Medicine from Morehouse Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by internship training at the Mayo Clinic.


Dr. Munavalli trained in Dermatology at Emory University and later completed his Dermatologic Surgery fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology (for the treatment of facial skin cancers), Facial Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Surgery at the University of California – San Francisco. He also completed a fellowship in phlebology & advanced laser surgery at the Maryland Laser, Skin & Vein Institute. Dr. Munavalli received his Board Certification in Dermatology in 2002. He has served as principal investigator in a broad range of clinical research trials including device development, investigational drugs, and FDA pivotal trials for both therapeutic & cosmetic procedures.


Dr. Munavalli has lectured extensively in both domestic & international forums. He is a recognized expert on many topics, including dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, acne scarring, body contouring, and varicose/spider vein treatments.

JILL S. WAIBEL, M.D.

Dr. Waibel is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She specializes in cutaneous laser surgery, general and cosmetic dermatology. She is currently the medical director and owner of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in South Miami. Dr. Waibel is also the Subsection Chief of Dermatology at Baptist Hospital. In addition, Dr. Waibel serves as a Clinical Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.


Dr. Waibel’s undergraduate degree is from Indiana University. She completed medical school and dermatology residency at the Wright State School of Medicine in Ohio where she was at the top of her class, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Waibel served as chief resident and went on to do three laser preceptorships.


She has received numerous awards for her contributions to medicine, including an award given by Surgeon General Koop. Dr. Waibel is also a recipient of The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Research Award.


In her practice she has over 35 laser devices and treats a wide variety of cutaneous disease.
The treatment of scars by applying today’s latest cutaneous laser technologies is one of Dr. Waibel’s primary passions. She has successfully developed industry leading procedures and techniques with lasers. She works with a team that has developed patents related to laser and stem cells. Dr. Waibel is active in basic science clinical trials at the University of Miami and oversees a clinical trials division of Miami Dermatology and Research.


Dr. Waibel lectures nationally and internationally, and she has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles and several textbook chapters.

JAMES Q. DELROSSO

Dr. James Q. Del Rosso obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York in 1976. He then graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, in 1982 followed by a 3-year dermatology residency through Doctors Hospital, Plantation, Florida at Atlantic Skin Disease & Skin Surgery Association (Class of 1986) and is Board Certified in Dermatology by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD) since February 1988. He also holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Mohs Micrographic Surgery from the AOA and AOBD since 1995.

Starting in January 1997, Dr. Del Rosso joined Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinics in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Here he continued his practice of general medical and surgical dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery that still remains very active, and has expanded his clinical research and educational activities significantly over the ensuing years. He is adjunct clinical professor, dermatology, at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada.

Dr. Del Rosso has been the clinical editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology since this journal’s inception and has served for 4 years through 2012 as editor of the Yearbook of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In addition, he serves on the Editorial Board of Cutis and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, the latter as a frequent Guest Editor of the annual Acne & Rosacea issue for the past 6 years. He is also the co-director of the Fall Clinical Dermatology, Winter Clinical Dermatology,and Real World Dermatology for Residents meetings held each year. He is past-president of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Council for Nail Disorders, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and most recently, the American Acne and Rosacea Society, where he has remained as chair of the Education Committee. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Del Rosso has served as dermatology residency program director at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SAMIR MITRAGOTRI, Ph.D.

Samir Mitragotri is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He also serves as the Founding Director of UCSB’s Center for Bioengineering and the Director of Translational Medical Research Laboratories. He received his Ph.D. from MIT and B.S. from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Professor Mitragotri is a leading authority in fields of transdermal drug delivery, oral drug delivery and nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems. Professor Mitragotri has published about 175 publications in leading scientific journals. He is an inventor on over 80 pending or issued patents. Professor Mitragotri is an elected fellow of National Academy of inventors, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and American Association of Advancement in Science. He is also a recipient of American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s Allan P. Colburn, Controlled Release Society’s Young Investigator award and Technology Review Young Inventor award (TR35).