About Us

The AFA is a branch of the ADMA. We are dedicated to the training of facial aesthetics using the same instruction philosophy as our parent company: small course sizes, optimal instructor-to-trainee ratios, and an emphasis on hands-on experience.


The courses are directed by our physician anesthesiologists with years of clinical experience using the various types of facial aesthetics for boutique private plastic surgery centers. Additional clinical staff includes surgeons and dentists that have over a decade of experience incorporating facial aesthetics into their private practice. Each department chair is currently active at the university level teaching as an attending.


Cory Pickens, MD, CEO

Gary Mermel, MD, BCA

Jeffrey Hansen, MD, BCOS

Julio Rodriguez, DMD

Coty Shores, DDS

Erwin Washington, COO