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Why Choose A.A.O.P.M.




The mission of the American Academy of Procedural Medicine (AAOPM) is to achieve excellence in continuing medical education (CME) through educational activities built on evidence-based medicine and the latest standards of care. The CME programs offered by the AAOPM provides activities to meet the participants’ identified educational needs and to support their life-long learning principles of improving physicians’ competency skills in aesthetics, regenerative, interventional pain management, and traditional medical knowledge updates. The AAOPM will sustain a rigorous program of continuing medical education that impacts the provision of health care in those areas by focusing on relevant curricula taught by our renowned faculty of physicians and specialists in these fields.

The A.A.O.P.M has trained thousands of physicians and medical professionals over the past 24 years. Probably the most reliable way to evaluate a company’s performance is to watch your colleagues and see what they have to say about our training programs. Here are just a few videos taken from live events.

Welcome to AAOPM


The A.A.O.P.M was created in 1998 by a group of physicians and other health care consultants to serve as a valuable resource for Medical Practitioners of all specialties. Although workshops are scheduled just about every weekend throughout the entire United States (including Canada, Asia and South America), The A.A.O.P.M corporate training facility is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where we can be contacted directly.

Since 1998, the A.A.O.P.M has served Physicians, Nurses, PAs, and Dentists by providing an unmatched level of education and training in Aesthetics, Regenerative Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management, more specifically, instruction on procedures that can readily be integrated into an office based setting.  

These procedures have been selected not only to help enhance the level of care and satisfaction for your patient but also to maximize the income potential of the medical practice. 

The A.A.O.P.M has successfully trained over 100,000 health care professionals, more than any other procedural training organization in the United States. The A.A.O.P.M. is the most imitated organization, however, the A.A.O.P.M. remains the only organization to have the resources and physician staff to offer the variety of training programs that makes us the leader in medical training.


The American Academy of Procedural Medicine is recognized for the Certification pathways available in Aesthetics, Medicine, Pain Management, Anti Aging, Weight Management Medicine, and Surgery. Upon successful completion of the educational workshop program, attendees will be awarded their completion certification.  

For those who want the added recognition and distinction have the option to pursue the Board Certification Pathway and become Board Certified in their chosen specialty. Board Certification requirements are described beneath the certification tab but generally physicians must attend designated courses, complete online practical exams and successfully complete their written and oral exam. After the 6-month fellowship, Physicians are eligible to sit for the board exam and become certified.

Example of Board-Certification Wall Plaque



AAOPM Annual Convention Event


Office Staff 

The A.A.O.P. M is a full time organization with a dedicated staff of personnel working behind the scenes at our corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From our main center our team of staff professionals ensures everything is prepared correctly so that training materials, handouts, instructional video, consent forms, charts, documented protocols, and all our materials are available and distributed to each student. As medicine is constantly evolving, The A.A.O.P.M. certifies that the information you are provided is the most accurate and up to date.

Physician Advisory Board and Instructors 

The A.A.O.P.M advisory board work diligently at creating your training materials and certification criteria to ensure you have received the best training possible in your specialty.

The quality of any training event is completely dependent on the performance of our instructors. Our instructors are top notch in their field but most importantly, are exceptional at teaching. A very well credentialed physician does not necessarily translate to a great teacher. Our advisory board carefully reviews the evaluations we receive after each and every workshop to make sure the audience was pleased with the performance of each instructor.

Training Programs Are Not Created Equal 

The A.A.O.P.M has been providing training and education to Physicians for over 24 years and has successfully graduated over 100,000 individual.

Similar to a University, we offer training programs and topics in many different areas of medicine so that you will have more options to choose from and are able to receive the most complete training in one place.

Hands on Training- A.A.O.P.M has pioneered this type of training and our Physician staff closely supervises each attendee during the actual procedure. The hands on training is only completed when attendees have completed the hands on component of the training and feel adequately prepared, as well as when a Physician instructor evaluates the performance and skill of the student during the training. Students will not be awarded a completion certification unless they can properly demonstrate proficiency in a given procedure.

Our Physician Faculty is dedicated to the training and care about each of the participating attendees – many of our instructors have worked for the A.A.O.P.M. for the past 17 years or longer. At an A.A.O.P.M event it is very common to see instructors working past 7 or 8:00pm with 2 or 3 students who have extra questions and request a little extra help.

Stephen Cosentino, DO reviewing injection procedure

Training Programs

Workshops and Seminars

Resources- The A.A.O.P.M does not only provide workshops and seminars, but also provides resources to find other valuable tools to use in your practice.

1 – Instructional Videos- The A.A.O.P.M maintains a professional video graphic team to videotape all live events for attendees to view later. Instructional videos are available for you to watch procedures and to learn new techniques. Our video library is available for everyone at NO COST.

2 – Forms, Consents, Treatment Tables, Protocols- Members have access to our vip section where you can download special forms to use in your office.

3 – Career Placement- The A.A.O.P.M offers one of the most effective career placement programs in the entire nation.

Utilizing our physician database of over 100,000 members, we “match” employees with employers throughout the country. Prospects must complete their online profile after which we use a proprietary software to match your designated preferences with those of potential employers.

4 – Overhead Reduction Program- That’s right! We even have a program to help you reduce your overhead. As a large purchasing group we have partnered with medical distributors and manufacturers to create a program especially for our members. Again, there is absolutely no additional fee and you can begin saving on your routine purchases just by letting us know.

5 – Marketing Support- The A.A.O.P.M contracts with a web marketing company to provide web and internet marketing services for our own company and others who wish for this type of support. Again, all you have to do is ask. Not all of the web/internet marketing support is free but the advise, support, and evaluation of your own website and competitors web site is free.

6 – Ongoing Consultation- Forgot a dosage or treatment protocol? Wish to speak with an instructor? You may contact our corporate training facility and arrange a phone consultation with one of our instructors at no charge.

Industry Unique Satisfaction Guarantee 

Currently the only Educational Organization who can provide our unique guarantee: If you are not satisfied or believe you need additional hands on experience just let us know! We will arrange a one on one preceptorship with an instructor at NO COST TO YOU.

Industry Unique Money Back Guarantee 

That’s right, The A.A.O.P.M offers a 100% money back guarantee if for any reason you are not satisfied with the training. Somewhat unusual in the industry; however, we know with our 24 plus years of experience that our attendees do not request refunds because they receive quality training and are happy. If however you are one of the few, just let us know by midday and return your books and materials and you will be issued a refund.


Our PHYSICIAN TRAINERS AND SPECIALISTS are highly credentialed in Aesthetics, Anti Aging, Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management. The AAOPM has worked with these instructors for many years and we are happy with the positive feedback we continue to receive from our graduates. Here are a few of our trainers, they are not our only instructors, please visit the faculty page for a more complete list along with more information on our instructor’s credentials.

James Avellini MD - Faculty Instructor

James Avellini, MD

William McMunn MD, DDS - Faculty Instructor

William McMunn, DDS, MD

Ernest Roman MD - Faculty Instructor

Ernest Roman, MD

Stephen Cosentino DO - Medical Director

Stephen Cosentino, DO

Ivan Rusilko, DO - Faculty Instructor

Ivan Rusilko DO, CSN, PT

Anne Roberts MD - Faculty Instructor

Anne Roberts, MD

Ayyaz Shaw, DO - Faculty Instructor

Ayyaz M. Shah, DO

Picture of Elias Benhamou MD - Medical Director

Elias Benhamou, MD


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AAOPM Hong Kong Office Location

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