Prof Dr Joon Pio Hong

College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center

University of Ulsan, South Korea

Joon Pio Hong, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center. He has board certification in Trauma, Hand and Plastic surgery. He is also an adjunct professor to Georgetown University USA and St Paul University Ethiopia. Read more

Prof Bert Losken

Professor of Plastic Surgery

Emory University Hospital, USA

Dr Losken is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed his training at Emory. He specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery as well as abdominal wall reconstruction. He has a busy clinical practice and he is devoted to his patients and to advancing techniques and technology to improve outcomes. He is a member of local and national plastic surgery societies and is a speaker at numerous breast surgery meetings. His contributions to the field include more than 200 scientific articles and numerous book chapters focusing on breast and abdominal wall reconstruction.

A/Prof Tim Papadopoulos

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

University of Notre Dame, Australia

Dr. Papadopoulos is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on aesthetic surgery and a leading educator in the field. He is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Notre Dame and serves as Visiting Professor for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Dr Papadopoulos is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and a member of many medical societies including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the Aesthetic Society (USA) serving on numerous committees. Read more


Dr Rodney Robson

  • 1979 MB BCH Witwatersrand University
  • 1989 FCS (SA) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University of Cape Town
  • 1990-Present Member Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa
  • 1991-Present  Private Practice
  • 1994- Present Active Member International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • 2001-2012 Member EXCO APRSSA
  • 2006-2008 President APRSSA
  • 2012-2017 Ombudsman APRASSA and APRASSA Gauteng.
  • 2012- 2023 Chairman of Plastic Surgeons Education Research Trust
  • Current: Member of Plastic Surgeons Education Research Trust
  • I have practiced as a plastic surgeon at Morningside Medi Clinic for the past 30 years.


Dr Manti Makakole

Dr Makakole trained as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban.  He was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in 2010 and has since been working as a consultant Plastic Surgeon at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. He has been a member of the APRASSA Executive Committee since 2020. Read more


Dr Dario Cremona

Veterinary Surgeon, Polokwane, Limpopo

Born and raised in the picturesque West Rand region of Johannesburg, Dr Dario Cremona embarked on a journey that eventually led to a fulfilling career as a veterinarian. Their educational journey began at Parktown Boys High School, where they laid the foundation for their future endeavours. In 2014, they proudly graduated as a veterinarian from The University of Pretoria, marking the start of an incredible odyssey in the world of animal care. Read more


Dr Isabel Do Vale

Dr Isabel do Vale is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice at Netcare Linksfield Hospital in Johannesburg. She trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand and obtained her specialisation fellowship through the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa. Dr Isabel do Vale spent 5 years working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital treating both adults and children across the spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Read more

Dr Hlombe Makuluma

Clinical Risk Management Specialist

Hlombe is a qualified general medical practitioner with a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Pretoria. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the health industry from operating his own private practice and working for various corporates to health consulting. At EthiQal, he provides medico-legal advice on various issues affecting the doctor, from general advice through to claims, complaints and notifications. He is the interface between the doctor and legal and risk management processes. When not busy with work-related matters, he explores various mountain bike trails with his mountain bike. He has finished a couple of Cape Cycle Tours and 94.7 Cycle Challenges.