Introducing our Research Team: Over the Years

With the support of the SCARS Foundation, SCARS Center has established its very own research team. This team handles clinical research, publishing scientific articles, medical conferences, and creating educational videos.

Research Team, An Ta


Former Medical and Research Assistant, Tumor Conference Coordinator

She is graduating as a PA in 2020.

Research Team, Anthony Do


Former Medical and Research Assistant

His expected graduation with an MD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2022.

Research Team, Orr Meltzer


Research Coordinator, Tumor Conference Assistant, Cosmetic Conference Coordinator, Marketing Assistant

She is starting her MD program at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in the fall of 2020.

Research Team, Stephanie Ashqar


Medical Assistant, Tumor Conference Coordinator, Cosmetic Conference Coordinator

She is applying to P.A. School.

Research Team, Jonah Brand


Digital Asset Management Assistant, Research Assistant, Media Assistant

He is planning to apply to medical school or biomedical engineering.

Research Team, Bryan Yi


Medical Assistant, Audio & Video Production

He will be applying to P.A. School.

Clinical research includes conducting a medical literature review, analyzing and compiling data from SCARS Center to find patterns in aesthetic and functional outcomes of innovative reconstructive techniques, and investigating rare presentations of skin lesions. Manuscripts are submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication.

Monthly skin cancer conferences and cosmetic conferences are held to enhance the medical education of local physicians. The goal is for physicians to learn new strategies, skills, and techniques to incorporate into their practices, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

To enhance both research and patient data storage, we manage clinical photographs in a larger digital asset management database. Categorizing and tagging of photos allows efficient review of treatment techniques.

We have recently launched our podcast and YouTube series discussing the progression of the science behind COVID-19. After this pandemic abates, we will return to our regular programming on skin cancer, plastic surgery, and all things appearance. Follow our series on iTunesGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify, as well as our YouTube channel.