Dr Konika Patel Schallen is Founder and Medical Director of CMA, Center for Modern Aesthetic Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida and Medical Director of Candela Corporation. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Emergency Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She practiced and served on faculty at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys all aspects of medicine but ultimately found her passion for aesthetic medicine and lasers when living in Madrid. She completed her Masters in Aesthetic Medicine from the University of the Baleares and has since been combining her passions for learning, teaching and aesthetic medicine. Currently serving as the Vice-President of Clinical Training at Candela, she especially enjoys the opportunity to work with the many highly skilled professionals and luminaries around the world to advance the practice of laser medicine and surgery.