PDC Innovative Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PDCD) (www.pdcdinc.com), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard G. Mattison and Dr. L. Jack Cheng to the Company's Board of Medical Advisors.
Dr. Richard C. Mattison, MD, (F.A.C.S.) Fellow American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mattison is a renowned plastic surgeon with specialties in head & neck cancer, laser medicine, and cosmetic & reconstructive surgery. He is board certified from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mattison has been leading the development of the Tuxedo Aesthetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Tuxedo Surgery Centre is one Atlanta's largest/most successful aesthetic surgery facilities.
In addition to his surgical experience, Dr. Mattison has successfully started new ventures in the medical field throughout his career. He founded MEDSTAR, Inc., a pioneering product in medical accounts receivable software and he co-founded the Physicians Laser Center, providing certified training for physicians in cosmetic laser technology. Dr. Mattison's professional activities include: Chairman of the plastic surgery department at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Board Member of the Lipoplasty Society of North America; Chairman of the computer education committee of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; President of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery; and active member of the American Medical Association, Fellow American College of Surgeons, the Medical Association of Georgia, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mattison received his medical degree from Emory University Medical School.
Dr. L. Jack Cheng, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Cheng is a leading physician in the new and emerging field of anti-aging. In 2005, Dr. Cheng founded Cosmetic & Laser Specialist, LLC (CLS) a specialized training facility whose principal objective is to provide cosmetic medicine training for primary care physicians, in addition to the rental of cosmetic laser machines. Prior to his work with CLS, Dr. Cheng founded the anti-aging medical practice, LifeSpring, LLC in early 2000. He is board certified and a member of the American Board of Preventive Medicine; member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine; and a certified medical review officer with the Medical Review Officer Council.
Dr. Cheng has been active in the area of health supplements: He has served as the chief medical consultant for Guardian Health, Inc., a health supplements company specializing in evaluating and marketing imported health supplements. Dr. Cheng also works with the Unique Product Company, assisting with their research and development efforts. Dr. Cheng serves as medical advisor for several other leading health supplement companies, including Integrated Therapeutics and USNA. Dr. Cheng received his Doctor of Philosophy in Toxicology from the University if Cincinnati; his Master of Preventive Medicine from Tongi Medical University, China; and his Doctor of Medicine from Tongi Medical University, China.
"We are confidant that our Medical Advisory Board has the experience and capabilities to drive the development of industry-leading medical spa standards and protocols. Our objective is to make the Virtuoso medical spa concept a leader in its field, and we believe our Advisory Board will get us there," states Dr. Walter G. Mayfield, Chief Medical Officer for Virtuoso. "Dr. Mattison brings to the Company a wealth of experience in plastic surgery and advanced laser procedures. Dr. Cheng's credentials in the new emerging practice of anti-aging medicine will position Virtuoso at the cutting edge of new procedures in the medical spa industry."
About Virtuoso Medical Spas
Virtuoso has assembled a team of medical professionals with years of experience in plastic surgery, age management and the operation of successful medical practices. Virtuoso's medical spa model involves offering the highest quality non-invasive anti-aging medical procedures and treatments in a relaxing and soothing environment, all performed by highly-skilled physicians and aestheticians.
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