Gynecology Lecturers

Nandor Acs, MD, PhD

Nandor Acs, M.D., PhD

Nandor Acs graduated from Semmelweis University Medical School in Budapest, Hungary in 1992. He is an OB/GYN specialist with board examination in obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and clinical pharmacology. He is full professor and Head of the OB/GYN Department of the Faculty of Medicine at Semmelweis University, as well as Medical Director at the Femmed Institute for aesthetic gynecology in Budapest. He specializes in menopausal medicine and pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
Dr. Acs also holds a Ph.D. degree and an MBA in health economics. He has organized several national and international congresses and teaching courses, and has published more than 300 papers with around 1000 citations. He is a member of several eminent medical societies and organizations.

Ivan Fistonic, MD, PhD

Ivan Fistonic, M.D., PhD.

Dr. Ivan Fistonic graduated in 1978 from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, Croatia and accomplished his specialization in gynecology and obstetrics at the Sestre milosrdnice clinical hospital. In 1994 he received his Master’s degree and in 2001 his Doctorate degree from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb. In addition to being a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology with a subspecialty in human reproduction, he is also a pioneer in the field of non-invasive laser therapy for stress urinary incontinence and vaginal relaxation syndrome.

Dr. Fistonic serves as a Prof. at the University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia, as well as an Assist. Prof. at the Medical School University of Rijeka and the Department of Health Studies at the University of Split, Croatia. In addition, he also serves as a Research scientist at the Medical School University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Dr. Fistonic is the Head of the Institute for Women’s Health in Zagreb, as well as the Founder and board member of the Croatian Menopause Society, a Senior lecturer at the Laser and Health Academy (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the Croatian representative in the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS) of the International Menopause Society (IMS), and an Advisory Board member at the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS).

Adrian Gaspar, MD

Adrian Gaspar, MD

Dr. Adrian Gaspar is an OB/GYN specialist, cosmetogynecologist and Medical Director of the Espacio Gaspar Laser Medical Clinic in Mendoza, Argentina. He received his medical diploma from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina in 1995, followed by four years of postgraduate study in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Italiano de Mendoza, Argentina. He further received Postgraduate accreditation in basic & advanced laparoscopic gynecology (Universidad del Noreste) Corrientes, Argentina (2004 – 2005) as well as in Cosmetogynecology from Richmond University, New York, USA (2006).

Dr. Gaspar is a former Professor of the Gynecology Department at Mendoza University, Argentina, a Visiting Professor at Colegio Mexicano de Gineco–Cosmética, Veracruz, Mexico, and a Visiting Professor at the Colombian Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Colombian College of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Genital Cosmetics in Cali, Colombia. As one of the pioneers in the use of laser treatments for vaginal rejuvenation, having published the first paper related to this topic in 2011, Dr. Gaspar has received many awards worldwide for his research in the use of lasers for vaginal and urethral treatments.

Dr. Gaspar is also the President of SOLAGEF (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Ginecologia Estetica y Funcional) and is a member of several eminent international medical societies and organizations , including the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, the International Urogynecology Association, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Jorge Gaviria, MD

Jorge Gaviria, M.D.

Jorge E. Gaviria P. graduated as a Surgeon from the University of Los Andes in Venezuela (ULA) in 2001 and completed his specialization in gynecology and obstetrics at the Venezuelan Red Cross in 2009. In 2015 he graduated with a degree in Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Los Andes, and in 2016 received a Master degree in Laser Medicine from the Catalunya Polytechnic University in Barcelona, Spain. He is Board Certified in Medical–Aesthetics and Gynecology Laser and Surgery Procedures by the America Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS).

Dr. Gaviria is currently the Head Chief of the Laser Platform at the Fotomedicine Institute of the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, he also serves as a Medical Director of Korpo Laser in Caracas, Venezuela (and Kendall, Florida USA) and as Professor and Academic Director of the "Laser in Gynecology" program at 3 Universities in Venezuela. He is also the Academic Director of the Laser in Medicine Academy of IberioAmerica (AILMED) and the Laser & Health Academy (LA&HA) in Venezuela.

Dr. Gaviria is the Second Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Regenerative and Functional Gynecology (SEGERF), the Founder and President of the European Gynecology Laser Club (EGLC) as well as a Fellow of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG). He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Spanish Society of Medical Surgical Laser (SELMQ), the Union International of Aesthetic Medicine (UIME), the Spanish Aesthetic Medicine Society (SEME), the International Society of Urogynecology (IUGA), as well as other professional societies. Dr. Gaviria has been a Key Opinion Leader, researcher and trainer for Fotona since 2010, and was one of the first in Latin America to utilize and develop non-ablative intravaginal laser technologies. He publishes his work and lectures internationally on a regular basis.

Tamas Major, MD, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Tamas Major

Dr. Tamas Major is an associate professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, and the director of the Debrecen Gynecology Laser Center. He graduated from the same University in 1988, where he subsequently defended his PhD thesis in 1996 on Minimally Invasive Gynecology Treatments. Tamas Major is president of the Hungarian Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, as well as a member and also board member of several national and international societies, and an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings. He has more than 25 years of experience in graduate and postgraduate education, with 91 published articles, 14 book chapters and 174 presented lectures.

Sabina Sencar, MD

Sabina Sencar, MD

Dr Sabina Sencar is the founder of the Juna Clinic in Slovenia, where she applies her specialist medical skills and training to aesthetic and clinical gynecology laser treatments. Dr Sencar graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Ljubljana University in 1996 and became a resident in General Surgery at the Ljubljana University Medical Center. She joined the Gynecological Clinic of the Ljubljana University Medical Center in 2002, where she practiced gynecology and completed her specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2008. As a specialist in OB/GYN she continued to work at the Gynecological Clinic of the Ljubljana University Medical Center until 2012, when she founded her own clinic.

Dr Sabina Sencar helped pioneer the use of the Er:YAG laser for stress urinary incontinence and vaginal relaxation syndrome in Slovenia, and made important contributions to the popularization of these procedures in the broader region. She also published the first Slovenian pilot study on minimally invasive laser therapy for stress urinary incontinence in the Proceedings of the International Medical Laser Association (IMedLA) in 2012.

Pedro Torrecillas Cabrera, MD

Pedro Torrecillas Cabrera, MD

Dr. Pedro Torrecillas Cabrera received a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada, Spain in 1973. He later specialized in Urology and Andrology at the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves de Granada (1975-1979) and in Occupational Medicine at the University of Granada (1978-79).

Dr. Torrecillas Cabrera has had many major Firsts in his career, including being the first in Europe in the use of the Green Light Laser for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (2002), first in Europe in the use of cryosurgery for the treatment of lung cancers not approachable by another surgical technique (2009), first in Spain in the treatment of liver cancer with cryosurgery (2011), first in Europe in advanced Cryo-Immunotherapy (2013), first in Spain in the use of Fusion Biopsy to diagnose prostate cancer (2014), and the first in Europe in the use of Medium Intensity Cryosurgery for the treatment of BPH, Urethral Stenosis and Mammary Fibroadenomas (2015).

Since 2011, Dr. Torrecillas Cabrera has been the Vice President of the International Society of Cryosurgery, and Vice President of the World Health Sharing Organization since March 2018. He has been using a Fotona laser for the treatment of urinary incontinence and vaginal rejuvenation in women since 2016.

Thomas Panzitt, MD

Thomas Panzitt, MD

Thomas Panzitt is a medical specialist for Obstetrics and Gynecology and a contractuary partner of all Austrian statutory health insurances. Between 1983 and 1990, he attended the Medical School at Karl-Franzens Universität in Graz, Austria, and the University of Capetown, Groote Schuur Hospital Capetown, RSA.

Before he assumed his current position as a contractuary specialist in 2013, Dr. Panzitt served at a private practice for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Graz, in addition to working as a Specialist Registrar for obstetrics and gynecology at Universitätsfrauenklinik in Graz and as a Consultant for obstetrics and gynecology at the Universitäts Frauenklinik in Graz.

Urska Bizjak Ogrinc, MD, MSc

Urska Bizjak Ogrinc, MD, MSc

Dr. Urska Bizjak Ogrinc graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Ljubljana University in 1998. After her residency at the Ljubljana University Medical Center and Oncology Institute, she joined the Gynecological Clinic of the Ljubljana University Medical Center in 2003. She completed her specialization in 2008 and continued working there until 2012 as a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2007 she also finished her medical master degree. In March 2012 Dr. Bizjak Ogrinc joined her friend and colleague Dr. Sabina Sencar to become a partner at the Juna clinic. Together with Dr. Sencar, Dr. Bizjak Ogrinc pioneered the use of Er:YAG lasers in treating pelvic organ prolapses, publishing the first poster describing a pilot study about laser treatment for higher grade cystoceles at the annual IUGA conference in June 2013. Since 2012 she has also been a gynecology reference physician for the Laser & Health Academy.

Aleksandra Novakov Mikic, MD, PhD

Aleksandra Novakov Mikic, MD, PhD

Aleksandra Novakov Mikic graduated from the Novi Sad Medical School in Serbia in 1995 with a Master of Science degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology and received a PhD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the same university in 1999. In addition, from 1997 to 1998 she served as a subspecialty trainee in fetal medicine and research fellow at Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine at Kings College, London, and received a Diploma in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal Medicine Foundation in 2000.

From 1998 to 2013 Dr. Novakov Mikic worked as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Fetal & Maternal Medicine Subspecialist at the Policlinic “Prim Dr Maric” in Novi Sad, Serbia, and in 2013 founded the Polyclinic "Novakov et al." where she has since been working as a consultant in obstetrics and gynecology. She has been an active member of LA&HA since 2013.

Marco Gambacciani, MD

Marco Gambacciani, MD

Dr. Marco Gambacciani is the Director of the Menopause and Osteoporosis Unit at the Pisa University Hospital in Italy. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California in San Diego, and 2014 he obtained his Teaching Certification as a Full Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Gambacciani served as a member of the Executive Committees of the International Menopause Society and the European Menopause and Andropause Society. He has been a guest faculty member, invited speaker, visiting professor and course director worldwide. At present, Dr. Gambacciani is the President of the Italian Menopause Society and a Founding Member of the Vaginal Erbium Laser Academy (VELA), where he organizes teaching courses to implement the use of lasers for improving female health and quality of life.

Dr. Gambacciani’s clinical and research focus includes various aspects of gynecological endocrinology, contraception, biology of the menopause and perimenopausal years, osteoporosis, and risks and benefits associated with postmenopausal hormone use. He is the author of over 130 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals.

Lasarus Mitrofanoff, MD, PhD

Lasarus Mitrofanoff, MD, PhD

Dr. Lasarus Mitrofanoff received his medical degree in 1994 followed by a PhD in 1995 from the Oulu University Medical Faculty in Finland. He completed his Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same university in 2000 and has been working in private practice as a gynecologist since 2000.

Dr. Mitrofanoff has been using Fotona lasers since 2015 as a cosmetic gynecologist in Cityclinics in Helsinki and Turku, Finland, as well as at Tohtoripalvelu Itu in Rauma, Finland. He has been a LA&HA clinical lecturer since 2016 and is currently the co-chief and owner of a private gynecological surgical clinic in Rauma city, Finland since 2017. He is the author of several scientific publications as well as co-author of a pocket book of human anatomy.

Inna Anatolievna Apolikhina, MD, PhD

Apolikhina Inna Anatolievna, MD, PhD

Inna Anatolievna Apolikhina received her medical degree from the N.N. Burdenko Voronezh State Medical Institute in Russia in 1987. She continued her post-graduate training with numerous certificates in obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology, reproductology, gynecological endocrinology, and other areas. Since 2009 she has been a Professor at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University’s Doctors Postgraduate Professional Education Faculty in the Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatology and Reproductology Department. She is currently also Chief of the Gynecological Rehabilitation Department and One-day Clinic, which provides gynecological and urological medical services for women from all over Russia, overseeing the development & scientific basis for gynecological and urological science, as well as the testing of new medical treatment techniques and equipment and the adoption of new operating technologies.

Adolf Lukanovic, MD, PhD

Adolf Lukanovic, MD, PhD

Became an OB/GYN specialist in 1986 and is currently the medical director of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia and Professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana. His primary interests are the problems of operative gynecology and urogynecology. His research work is dedicated to the study of new surgical methods in gynecology: introducing minimally invasive surgical approaches, urological complications following radical gynecological surgery and new modalities in the treatment of female urinary incontinence. His main field of research About Adolf Lukanovic is evaluating and introducing new diagnostic measuring techniques and new conservative surgical methods in the treatment of female urinary incontinence for clinical practice.

Else Louise de Wit, MD

Else Louise de Wit, MD

Having graduated in Medicine at Sydney University in 1978, Dr. De Wit worked at the Albury Base Hospital until 1981. She passed the Australian Diploma of Obstetrics, doing her practical training in Chatham, UK. She started in general practice in Albury in 1982, and from 1985 in Lavington. Until 1998 she was involved in GP Obstetrics as part of her general practice, and performed some 1000 deliveries in that time. She was a principal of the Albury Family Planning Clinic from 1982 until its closure in 2013.

Dr. De Wit has always had a passion for Women’s Health. She consolidated this interest with her active role in GP Obstetrics and is currently working as a GP at “The Doctor’s @ Lavington & Thurgoona” where she is a Principal. She is a specialist in IncontiLase and IntimaLase laser gynecology treatments at the Delete Medical Laser Treatment clinic and is a consultant at Face Clinic @ Lavington. In addition, she works as a gynecology consultant at two clinics in Melbourne: the Instant Laser Clinic and Studio Freya, and lectures at Innovative Medical Technologies for the official laser gynecology training.

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