Benito Novas, founder, CEO and creative director of Global Stem Cells Group. Mr.Novas spearheaded and launched Stem Cell Training Inc. to provide professional training courses in stem cell therapies for physicians.
Mr. Novas oversees Stem Cell Training’s marketing programs, finance strategies, field operations administration, policies, procedures and accreditation. Prior to founding The Global Stem Cells Group, Mr. Novas was President and CEO of Adimarket, Inc.
A critical thinker and analytical problem solver with solid relationship building skills, Mr. Novas is a proven leader and team builder who is able to manage, motivate, and train staff.
Most recently, Mr. Novas co-authored a book with Catherine Maley from Cosmetic Image Marketing titled, “Your Aesthetic Practice: A Complete Guide: What Your Patients Are Saying.” Catherine Maley and Benito Novas work closely together to help aesthetic and cosmetic practitioners worldwide.
Silvina Pastrana, M.D. is medical director of the Stem Cell Center Buenos Aires and Regentherapy Puerto Madero. Dr. Pastrana heads a staff of medical specialists in orthopedics, rheumatology, medical clinic and cosmetic surgery, performing procedures that incorporate stem cell therapies. Dr. Pastrana also serves as a staff surgeon for the Hospital Dr. Prof. Luis Güemes.
Dr. Pastrana received her medical degree at the Argentinian University of Buenos Aires and completed her residency at the Hospital Dr. Prof. Luis Güemes in Buenos Aires. She continued her postgraduate studies in Spain while gaining knowledge about minimally invasive and percutaneous surgery.
Enrique Testart, M.D., Global Stem Cells Group’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), is a surgeon specializing in child trauma microsurgery.
Dr. Testart is also a medical entrepreneur and founder of Consortia Innovas S.A. in Santiago, Chile, dedicated to consulting and clinical health management for clinical management firms and research and development-oriented planners in the latest treatments in regenerative medicine as they become available.
A native of Santiago, Chile, Dr. Testart’s medical studies took him all over the world, including orthopedics studies under the direction of Prof. Jean Paul Metaizeau, M.D. in France.
He is in charge of all Global Stem Cells Group divisions and programs in Chile, including patient recruitment through Cellgenic, medical training and certification through Stem Cell Training Inc., and everything related to the sale of equipment disposable through Adimarket.
Alfredo Hoyos, M.D., Global Stem Cells Group’s chief scientific officer (CSO), is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon from Bogotá, Colombia. Dr. Hoyos earned his medical degree at El Rosario University in Bogotá and performed his residency in plastic surgery at the Rosario – Saint Joseph Hospital, also in Bogotá.
The inventor of High Definition Liposculpture (HDL), Dynamic Definition Lipoplasty (4D), and other advanced body contouring techniques, Dr. Hoyos has been an innovator since early in his career, embracing the potential of stem cells early on. He is well known for his surgical skills, and recognizing new opportunities to advance the efficacy of health care treatments. One of the most promising breakthroughs toward that end is the acceleration of stem cell discoveries over the past 20 years.
Dr. Hoyos recognized the potential of these remarkable, undifferentiated cells, capable of self-reinvention when called upon to take on the functions of other cells in the body when needed, giving rise to a new field of vision for the future of surgical and aesthetic protocols, and the future of medicine altogether. Dr. Hoyos adapts the healing and restorative capabilities of stem cells to the aesthetic procedures he performs—including fat grafting and fat transfer—and has successfully performed assisted stem cell fat transfer procedures for patients looking to restore volume in the facial area that is lost in the natural aging process.
Dr. Hoyos continues to identify new opportunities in innovative medical technology that can improve the quality of patients’ lives. After adopting and mastering Vaser ultrasonic liposuction technology, also known as liposelection (an alternative to traditional liposuction) he later developed the Vaser Hi Definition Lipoplasty (VHD) procedure.
Dr. Hoyos founded Stem Lab, a biotechnology company based in Bogotá, to further the development of stromal stem cells derived from adipose tissue. He continues to develop and refine these techniques, while exploring new applications for HD and other emerging technologies in the field of aesthetic surgery.
He is an accomplished sculptor, painter, medical book illustrator and author. of several books focusing on high definition body sculpting and advanced lipoplasty techniques. Dr. Hoyos is certified by the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery, (SCCP) and the International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).
Julio Ferreira, M.D.
Global Stem Cells Group Advisory Board member
Julio Ferreira, M.D., is an internationally recognized and respected cosmetic surgeon and professor of medicine and aesthetic surgery at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil;
As director of Clinica Ferreira in Argentina, Dr. Ferreira is dedicated to the combination of art and science in aesthetic medicine.
Dr. Ferreira serves as president of the South American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and expert examiner at the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He also serves on the International Editorial Advisory Board of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery; former President of the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2005/2007; a member and examiner, International Board of Cosmetic Surgery; Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; Honorary Member of the Spanish Society of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery; Honorary Member of the Eurorusa Confederation of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Honorary Member of the Bulgarian Society of Cosmetic Surgery; Honorary Member of the Chilean Society of Cosmetic Surgery and Lipoplasty; Honorary Member of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Surgery, and Honorary Member of the French Society of Aesthetic Surgery.