Our Founders




Elliot Lander M.D.Medical Director CSCTC :: Elliot B. Lander, M.D.F.A.C.S. is a Board-Certified Surgeon. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College with Distinction in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine. For six years after medical school, Dr. Lander studied General Surgery and then Urologic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the same institution while in practice at a large HMO in Orange County for five years. During that time he was active in teaching residents and doing research. He has many publications in the urologic literature.

Dr. Lander has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as Chief of Urology at Eisenhower Medical Center and Chief of Surgery at John F. Kennedy Hospital. Dr. Lander has been on staff at Eisenhower for fourteen years. He is also an Expert Reviewer for the California Medical Board. Dr. Lander is currently involved in cutting edge urologic stem cell treatment research and is a member of the International Cellular Medicine Society, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to patient safety and education regarding the medical use of adult stem cells. Dr. Lander specializes in Male Hormone Replacement and has developed special protocols to administer male hormones safely in men with a history of prostate cancer.


Mark Berman M.D.Co-Medical Director CSCTC :: Dr. Berman, the 2010 President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, has been in private practice in the West Los Angeles area since 1983 and has been practicing in the Desert Area since 2003. Dr. Berman graduated from UCLA prior to completing medical school at the Chicago Medical School. He is a clinical instructor in facial plastic surgery through the University of Southern California.

Dr. Berman is a Diplomate with the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Los Angeles Magazine has named him one of the Top Doctors in Southern California.

Dr. Berman is well known for his work with stem cell / fat grafting to restore three-dimensional volume to the aging face. This has led him to his work with adipose derived stem cells. He is also known as a pioneer in the use of Gore-Tex materials in cosmetic surgery. He holds a patent on an e-PTFE breast implant device – the Pocket Protector – used to improve breast augmentation surgery. He has also authored a novel – Substance of Abuse – a controversial sexy thriller that suggests a solution to the war on drugs. Dr. Berman and his wife, Saralee, have one son, Sean, two dogs and two turtles.