9:39AM (PST) – Renowned dermatologist, Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf, M.D.
As Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Heidi A. Waldorf, M.D. is a respected expert in the field of dermatology, including skin rejuvenation, soft tissue augmentation, cosmetic use of botulinum toxin and laser technology, as well as skin cancer prevention and treatment.
After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, Dr. Waldorf received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing her internship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and residency in the Department of Dermatology at Harvard University School of Medicine, Dr. Waldorf completed a fellowship program in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery.
As Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at Mount Sinai, Dr. Waldorf is contributing to the advancement of laser treatment in cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. In her position as Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Waldorf is educating and training the next generation of dermatologists. Dermatologists from around the world come to Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Dermatology to participate in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery fellowships from one month to one year under her tutelage.
Among other distinctions, Dr. Waldorf’s notable career includes serving as an investigator, speaker, consultant, advisory board member and trainer for major industry producers of medical devices and products, allowing her to participate in the development of treatment protocols and to offer her patients the latest treatments. These companies include Allergan, the makers of Botox, Latisse and Juvederm; Medicis, the makers of Dysport and Restylane; Merz Aesthetics, the makers of Radiesse, Belotero and Asclera; Solta, the makers of Fraxel and Thermage; Valeant, the maker of Sculptra; as well as numerous cosmeceutical companies.
Dr. Waldorf has been published extensively in professional journals and books on laser surgery, dermatologic surgery and general dermatology, is Co-Chief Editor of Modern Aesthetics and of Dermatology Focus, and is on the editorial boards of Cutis and Cosmetic Dermatology. She is the author of twenty onearticles, fifteen book chapters and wrote a regular column for Dove.com regarding varied health and beauty issues. Dr. Waldorf is a nationally and internationally recognized researcher and lecturer. She is a highly sought after speaker for major aesthetic meetings in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as the United States. Dr. Waldorf has served as Director of various symposiums on aesthetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery including serving as Director of the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, the Sclerotherapy Symposium and the Soft Tissue Augmentation Course at the annual American Academy of Dermatology meetings. Her research includes her clinical investigations involving the use of lasers, botulinum toxins, filling agents, lipolytic agents and cosmeceuticals for the treatment of various skin conditions.
In September 2003, Dr. Waldorf was selected by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation and the Rockland Business Associates as one of Rockland County’s Best Forty under Forty. Dr. Waldorf is listed in the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2008-2013, Castle Connolly Guide to America’s Cosmetic Doctors & Dentists 2004, has been selected as one of The Best Doctors® in America 2003-2013 and as a “Top Doctor” by Westchester Magazine in 2003. Dr. Waldorf was chosen as one of NEW YORK MOVES Magazine’s 2006 Power Women. Quoted in magazines such as VOGUE, ALLURE, ELLE, O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, INSTYLE, PEOPLE STYLEWATCH, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING and REAL SIMPLE among others, Dr. Waldorf is also a member of the Health Advisory Panel for BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS. She has also appeared on various morning shows, evening news programs and the Dr Oz Show.
Dr. Waldorf’s extensive professional accreditations include Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Member of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an elected Member of the prestigious American Dermatological Association. She is a Board Member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League.
In addition to her positions at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, Heidi A. Waldorf, M.D. has private practices in both New York, NY, at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and in Nanuet, NY, at Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates, P.C.
10:08AM (PST) – DR. KELLY A. TURNER, Ph.D., AUTHOR OF RADICAL REMISSION: THE 9 KEY FACTORS THAT CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
Despite medical evidence of the existence of statistically unexpected, or “spontaneous remission,” from cancer, Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to learn that no one was studying these cases of people who recovered from cancer against all odds, without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine had failed. Her dissertation research included a year-long trip to 10 countries to interview 50 alternative healers and 20 Radical Remission cancer survivors about their healing techniques. Since then, her ongoing research has led her to interview more than 100 survivors and analyze over 1,000 cases of radical remission to learn if there were commonalities behind these cases, and discovered that there in fact were. Dr. Turner’s experience and evidence is presented in her book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (HarperOne; March 18, 2014).
Dr. Turner’s research initially identified more than 75 different factors that may play a role in radical remission. After tabulating the frequency of each factor, she cites the nine most prevalent factors involved in documented cases of radical remission, which are:
- Radically changing your diet
- Taking control of your health
- Following your intuition
- Using herbs and supplements
- Releasing suppressed emotions
- Increasing positive emotions
- Embracing social support
- Deepening your spiritual connection
- Having strong reasons for living
Whether one is in the midst of receiving cancer treatment, recently diagnosed and seeking other options, or has been told that conventional treatment is no longer an option, RADICAL REMISSION seeks to inspire, give comfort, and to help people to optimize their health.
Dr. Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D. is a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in the field of Integrative Oncology whose specialized research focus is the radical remission of cancer. Dr. Turner holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in New York City. More at www.Dr.KellyTurner.com and www.RadicalRemission.com.
11:08AM (PST) – JOE DeSENA, AUTHOR OF SPARTAN UP: A TAKE NO PRISONERS GUIDE TO OVERCOMING OBSTACLES AND ACHIEVING PEAK PERFORMANCE IN LIFE
Since 2006 more than one million people have participated in the Spartan Races around the world. In 2014 there will be a race every other day in 15 countries on 5 continents. What do these Spartan know that you don’t.? They know that we all have a fire burning within us to prove ourselves. Joe DeSena has captured that invincible Spartan spirit in his manifesto for bold living.
Dr. Sena’s prescription for life’s insurmountable obstacles is to get off the couch and crush them through hard work and force of will. A legend in the ultramarathon community, he created Spartan Race, extreme obstacle races where no one knows what to expect, but to finish is to be transformed. Spartan Race drives participants to their very limit to learn what they are capable of and to set a new frame of reference; one they can draw upon in the face of life’s harshest challenges. Everyday disappointments and setbacks seem small when you’ve been on the other side of hell and made it back as a victor.
Joseph De Sena, 44, is the founder and CEO of the Spartan Race and has been an entrepreneur since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age eight, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of the word “entrepreneur.” Currently he is a managing director for ICAP, a brokerage agency.
De Sena knows what it feels like to succeed outside the office, too – and that’s the feeling he seeks to bring to the world’s athletes with the Spartan Race series. Throughout his lifetime, he’s competed in any extreme sports adventure he could find, testing his mental and physical endurance against nature.
Growing up in Queens, Joe’s mother valued healthy eating and living and passed along that value system. It’s been well-documented that he worked hard growing up and ultimately got to Wall Street, where he made his mark and made himself a small fortune. He moved his family to Pittsfield, Vermont, and quickly entrenched himself and his family in the local landscape. Joe moved to Vermont in an attempt to get back to the way things used to be.
It’s also well documented that Joe turned an interest in endurance racing into a passion. His racing resume is the stuff of legends – over 50 ultra-events overall and 14 Ironman events in one year alone. Most of his races are 100 miles or more with a few traditional marathons in the mix. (He once said that running a 26.2 marathon distance was “adorable.”)
To put it in perspective, he did the Vermont 100, the Lake Placid Ironman and the Badwater Ultra… in one week. The elevation climb for the 135-mile Badwater race, which starts hundreds of feet below sea level in Death Valley, is over 8,500 feet up to Mt. Whitney and temperatures soar into the 120’s. Joe also biked cross-country in the Furnace Creek 508 which has been coined “The Toughest 48 Hours in Sport.” It’s no wonder his favorite quote is, “Death is the price we pay for life, so make it worth it.”
Joe’s other athletic achievements:
- Raid International Ukatak: Canada, January 2001
- IditaSport: Alaska February, 2001 (1st place)
- Odyssey Adventure Race: Big Island, Va., March 2001
- OAR Beast of the East: Clayton Lakes, Va., April 2001 (1st place)
- Raid The North Extreme: Newfoundland, June 2001 (13th place out of 42)
- Adrenaline Rush: Dublin, Ireland, July 2001
- Discovery World Championships: St. Moritz, Switzerland August, 2001
In 2005, Joe decided that the world needed a new race, something that had never been done. And so, together with Peak Races, he created The Death Race, a 24-hour mental and physical test filled with unknown obstacles (www.youmaydie.com). Racers couldn’t and wouldn’t know what to expect. The fear of the unknown would either break or motivate, and all they could do was try to survive. The race waiver includes three words: “I may die.” It doesn’t get any more real than that. No way to train, no way to prepare, just show up and make it to the end. And don’t expect any love from Joe or the volunteers. They want to break these people, make them quit. Joe’s been quoted as saying, “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel. We’re basically holding your hand to help you quit. The same way life does, right?”
Joe, and other racers who came to be called the “Founding Few” wanted to create another event, something that captured the extreme spirit of the legendary Death Race, but was modified and accessible to a much wider racing audience. And so the Spartan Race (www.spartanrace.com) was born in 2010.
Spartan Race has grown dramatically in 2013 over just the year before. The number of competitors now stands at approximately 350,000 racers in 60 races in 2013 in the U.S., Canada and the UK. Over 3 million “likes” are on Facebook, a new e-book is available at spartanrace.com, and an NBC Sports TV Special airs on Dec. 7, 2013. Participation in 2014 is expected to grow to 650,000 at events in 22-plus countries.
Spartan intends to wake up the world up and save humanity, one racer at a time if need be. It’s a race meant to challenge, to push, to intimidate, to test and even to break those brave enough to try, and it was designed by seven people who know what that feels like. “Fun run” doesn’t apply here. It’s about being uncomfortable, overcoming obstacles and finding out what’s possible when what you expect of yourself is everything. In the words of Joe himself: “The phrase ‘I can’t’ doesn’t mean anything to me anymore, not because of my ego but because I know anything is possible.”
About Spartan Race
Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle racing series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. With 350,000 participants in 2013 at 60 events, Spartan Race is making this one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at four escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions – with $300,000 in cash and prizes awarded in 2013 alone. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared toward ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors.
You’ll Know at the Finish Line – A Spartan Guide to the Sport of Obstacle Racing, a new e-book from Spartan Race co-founders Joe De Sena and Andy Weinberg that inspires readers to find and unleash their inner warrior, is available for free on the company’s website.
Go to http://www.spartanrace.com/ for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit www.spartanrace.tv.