Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kane, M.D., F.A.C.S., co-director of the Cosmetic Surgery Specialists at Mercy Medical Center, has been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAAM), according to Ronald Klatz, D.O., M.D., president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Kane is a resident of Pikesville.
Having passed the written Board Certification Examination in Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Kane is considered "among an elite group that is setting the standard for the clinical practice of Anti-Aging Medicine," Dr. Klatz noted in recent correspondence.
"I have a family history of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease, so finding new and innovative ways to combat degenerative illness is very important to me. As a physician, I want to do as much as possible, to help others as well as myself, overcome the illnesses of aging, to live longer, healthier lives," Dr. Kane said.
To that end, Dr. Kane is participating in the only USFDA approved study of the anti-aging effects of human growth hormone for healthy patients in the Maryland, Delaware, Washington, upper Virginia and lower Pennsylvania area.
"It's been proven that our levels of Human Growth Hormone - HGH - begin to taper off once we reach the age of 30. As HGH levels decline and become unbalanced, so do most of the hormones in our body. That's when we begin to see the typical effects of aging. The hope is that either by taking HGH or stimulating the body's natural levels of this hormone, we can slow the aging process, the deterioration which makes us more susceptible to illness," Dr. Kane said.
According to Dr. Kane, benefits of growth hormone replacement may include younger, tighter skin; increased muscle mass and fat loss from the midsection; greater energy and endurance; lower blood pressure and cholesterol; stronger bones; improved immune function; faster wound healing; hair re-growth; enhanced memory; and better sleep.
Following FDA guidelines, Dr. Kane is currently recruiting participants for the anti-aging study. For more information, visit Dr. Kane's website at www.facefaqs.com. For a consultation, Dr. Kane may be reached at his 410-664-3500 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Dr. Kane has also achieved Diplomate status from the American Academy of Wound Management.
"This board certification will further substantiate the efforts I have made to maintain the highest standard of patient treatment, and to provide effective, holistic approaches to wound care," Dr. Kane said.
Co-editor of the highly regarded text, Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Health Care Professionals (second edition, with Diane Krasner, MS, RN, CETN, PhD), Dr. Kane is medical director of the Northwest Hospital Wound Service in Randallstown, MD.
"I provide both inpatient and outpatient wound reconstruction and wound management. With my current work in the field of anti-aging medicine, we may discover that anabolic steroids, either alone or in combination with Human Growth Hormone, will improve our success in wound healing," Dr. Kane said.
President of the John Staige Davis Maryland Plastic Surgery Society, Dr. Kane graduated from medical school in 1976 from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He then completed a 5-year general surgery residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, and a 2-year fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
In addition to the aforementioned medical memberships, Dr. Kane is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and a member of the following: American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Lipoplasty Society; American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery; Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; Medical Chirurgical Society of Maryland; and the Baltimore County Medical Association.
Dr. Kane is in practice with his wife, Lauri Kane, R.D., M.PH., Sc.D., who serves as practice administrator and Skin Health and Cosmetic Consultant. She graduated with a master's degree in maternal and child health from the University of Puerto Rico and received a doctorate of science degree in maternal and child health from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.