Dr. Lisa Hogan, md

Background and Education
Dr. Lisa Hogan earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She completed her residency in general and vascular surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, including a year of research in vascular surgery.

Plastic Surgery and Fellowship
She was board certified in general and vascular surgery, and practiced this specialty in Kentucky for 16 years, then returned to North Carolina to be close to family. 

The Journey 
 Lisa became interested in cosmetic procedures early in her surgical career and obtained training from nationally recognized experts in liposuction, laser and injectable therapy. She has 20 years of experience in cosmetic procedures with an established reputation as an expert in the use of cosmetic lasers and a pioneer in minimally invasive cosmetic techniques. Lisa is a national aesthetics and laser trainer. 

 She is noted for her dedication to patient safety, patient comfort, patient satisfaction and excellent results. 

 She also became interested in anti-aging medicine (also called integrative medicine, functional medicine, and/or age management medicine), including bioidentical hormone therapy, therapy for Wilson’s thyroid syndrome (functional hypothyroidism) and therapy for biotoxin sensitivity syndrome (also called chronic inflammatory response syndrome) approximately 20 years ago when she completed a mini residency in occupational medicine. At the time, occupational medicine was the only branch of medicine that included a subdivision of study devoted to preventative medicine. Later, as they came into being, she joined the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine and has undertaken many post-graduate hours of study in these disciplines. The dominant philosophy in this branch of medicine dovetails perfectly with her own philosophy—that is, much illness is preventable, our mindset has profound effects on our health, although our genetics influence our health they do not necessarily absolutely determine our health, and one size does not fit all, so wellness plans should be tailored to each individual. 

 It just makes sense to avoid serious illness rather than to wait and treat disease once it has occurred. Clearly, quality of life is just as important as longevity. We all want to be fit, happy, active, alert, pain-free, healthy, lucid and attractive individuals throughout our long life. We are living longer and working longer than any preceding generations, and this just serves to emphasize that quality of life issues are central to our well-being.