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LIMITLESS Leaders Committee

Ashley Amalfi, MD
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Rochester

Dr. Ashley N. Amalfi is a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and Art History from George Washington University and earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Rochester. She completed an integrated residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.

She currently is in a group private practice with a focus on aesthetic surgery of the breast and body as well as breast reconstruction. Passionate about education and mentorship, she has founded local chapters for Women in Plastic Surgery (WIPS), the Association for Women Surgeons (AWS) and UR Women in Surgery.

Dr. Amalfi is an emerging leader in the field of plastic surgery and serves as the Chair of the Women Plastic Surgeons (WPS) Forum and the Social Media Committee for the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. She is also the Vice Chair of the Breast Aesthetic Subcommittee for ASPS and is involved in annual meeting planning. She contributes to Plastic Surgery News as the Editor of the YPS Perspectives column and is also on the Social Media Team for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and PRS Global Open.

She is a co-host of the popular IGTV and YouTube show Lipstick & Lipo™ and a regular contributor to the social media for the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. She is married to another surgeon, and they have two young children at home that keep them busy outside of the operating room.

Anu Bajaj, MD, FACS, MBA
Bajaj Plastic Surgery

Dr. Bajaj is in private practice in Oklahoma City. She has been involved with both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society in different leadership roles including past Chair of the Ethics Committee (ASPS), past Chair of WPS (ASPS) and past Chief Medical Editor of Plastic Surgery News (ASPS).

Kelly M. Bolden, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Cultura Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Howard University College of Medicine

Surgeon. Innovator. Educator. Advocate. These qualities are among many that have established Dr. Kelly Bolden as a leader both personally and professionally. Dr. Bolden is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training from some of the best institutions in the country. Known for her warm and inviting demeanor, Dr. Bolden has developed a comprehensive plastic surgery practice catering to patients from all walks of life.

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Dr. Bolden was awarded a full academic scholarship from NASA and graduated with honors with a dual degree in Chemistry from Spelman College and Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Bolden received her medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine and went on to receive training in general surgery at Emory University, followed by plastic surgery training at the world-renowned University of Texas at Southwestern. Dr. Bolden then received state-of-the-art training in microsurgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore with an emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

Dr. Bolden has been in practice in Washington, DC since 2012. She specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body sculpting, body contouring after massive weight loss, gender confirmation top surgery and facial rejuvenation.

Outside routine clinical practice, Dr. Bolden's passion is providing advanced surgical techniques in breast reconstruction to underserved communities both domestically and internationally. She is an Assistant Professor at Howard University Hospital providing support to the Cancer Center and Bariatric Center of Excellence, and she participates in international mission trips promoting breast health with an emphasis on African nations. She is presently partner and medical director of Cultura Plastic Surgery.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Bolden engages in many civic activities and organizations. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering for Georgia Tech College and Emory School of Medicine, and she previously served on the Board of Directors of For Love of Children (FLOC), DC Host Committee for the National Women's History Museum and Chair of the Health and Human Services Facet for the Arlington Chapter of the Link, Incorporated.

Dr. Bolden is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Capitol Society of Plastic Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition to Dr. Bolden's academic and professional accolades, Dr. Bolden is most notable for providing compassionate, focused, functional and transformative care to all her patients. She understands that every patient is unique and takes considerable time and effort to develop a specific plan of care based on the individual.

Noopur Gangopadhyay, MD
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago / Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Noopur Gangopadhyay completed both her medical degree and a combined plastic surgery residency program at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. This was followed by two fellowships – the first in craniofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the second in reconstructive microsurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Noopur is an attending surgeon at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University, where she serves as the Northwestern Plastic Surgery residency associate program director and the Clinical Practice Director for the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Her clinical interests include cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery, pediatric microsurgery, vascular malformations and gender affirmation surgery. She holds leadership roles in several plastic surgery societies and has a special interest in medical education.

Emily Hu, MD
Artista Surgery + Aesthetics

Dr. Emily Hu is a board-certified plastic surgeon just outside of Portland and founder of Artista Surgery + Aesthetics. From a young age, she knew she wanted to help people through the work of medicine. While still in high school, she was selected for the prestigious University of Michigan Medical School through the highly competitive Inteflex pre-medical/medical 8-year program. At the beautiful Ann Arbor campus, she excelled with an undergraduate dual degree in English and Biomedical Science, followed by a hard-earned Doctorate of Medicine. While there were few women entering into plastic surgery, she was accepted into and successfully completed a rigorous 7-year integrated plastic surgery residency program with the highly esteemed Michigan Medicine, thus completing 15 years of medical-focused training.

She has spent the last decade building a highly successful solo boutique private plastic surgery practice that focuses on personalized aesthetic surgery of the breast and body, breast cancer reconstruction, as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Her mission is to deliver caring, compassionate and comprehensive care to her long-term "family" of patients. She highly values the patient relationship and the positive treatment journey as being as impactful as the outcome.

In addition, she is passionate about mentorship, education, empowerment and philanthropy. She has mentored high school girls through Girls Inc., hosted several interns in her practice thus helping them to advance into their desired careers and participated in her local hospital fundraising committees. Dr. Hu also provides her expertise and advice as the Oregon Medical Director for SkinSpirit Med Spa, a national leader in the ultimate med spa experience, with over 35 clinics in the United States.

In her "spare" time, she juggles a busy life outside of the OR and clinic! She is married to another physician, and together they raise two boys and enjoy family time, foodie experiences and a love of travel exploration.

Anne Peled, MD
Breast Care Center of Excellence at Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center

Dr. Anne Peled is a practicing breast cancer and plastic surgeon based in San Francisco. She is also the Co-Director of the Breast Care Center of Excellence at Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center. She has an extensive research experience focused on improving outcomes after breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction and is currently involved in research looking at novel approaches to optimize patient satisfaction and quality-of-life after breast surgery. Dr. Peled and her husband, Dr. Ziv Peled, have also pioneered a surgical technique to allow people to preserve breast sensation following mastectomy. Dr. Peled has a passion for educating patients and health care professionals about oncoplastic surgery and breast reconstruction options, regularly teaching at courses across the U.S. to increase awareness around these approaches.

Jana M. Sacco, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Florida Jacksonville

Dr. Jana Sacco is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville. She is originally from Canada and completed her Medical Degree at Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean. She then continued her general surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, followed by an advanced GI and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Her clinical practice focuses on comprehensive hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. Her research interests include surgical education, hernia surgery outcomes and surgical rehabilitation.

Donna Tepper, MD

Donna Tepper, MD, is a native of Idaho. She attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and received BA in biology and philosophy. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and a general surgery internship before transferring to Henry Ford Hospital to complete her general surgery residency. Dr. Tepper is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery having completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. She has had the privilege of working as a senior staff in plastic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital since 2003. She has been the Division Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 2022.

Dr. Tepper's practice is centered on both face and body rejuvenation, as well as reconstruction. Her research interests are varied and include evaluating fat and skin for regenerative and strength properties, breast size and how that impacts outcomes from back surgery, stretch marks and effects after Halo laser therapy, as well as breast implant contracture after radiation. Her medical affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of The Aesthetic Society subcommittee on visiting professors and continuing medical education. She also sits on the committee for fat grafting for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.