The Preventous Cosmetic Team
A hand-selected team of specialized aesthetic physicians, nurses and certified support staff await you at Preventous Cosmetic. We work closely together to thoughtfully address our patients’ needs – always with a little humour and a lot of warmth.
Dr. Aaron Woodard
Aesthetic Physician at Preventous Cosmetic Medicine
“I endeavor to develop a long term relationship with my patients – to be more than just their treatment provider. I strive to surpass their expectations in an environment that is warm and welcoming, relaxed, and exceptionally safe.”
Dr. Aaron Woodard likes to keep busy. Never one to settle, Aaron is always taking on new challenges and advancing his medical education. A born and raised prairie boy, Aaron completed his undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. A lover of the flat lands, Aaron travelled west in 1996 to complete his family medicine residency at the University of Calgary.
After graduating from his residency program, Aaron spent a few years practicing family and emergency medicine throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Zealand. Ready to take on a new challenge, Aaron hopped on board Norwegian Cruise Lines and spent the next 6 months travelling through the South Pacific and Alaska as a member of their on board physician team.
Returning to Calgary in 2000, Aaron has been honing his medical skills and expanding his medical training through continuing education. Today, Aaron is a proud and respected member, of the Preventous Cosmetic team. Always looking to expand his medical knowledge, Aaron transitioned into Aesthetic Medicine under the guidance of friend and colleague, Preventous Medical Director, Dr. Rohan Bissoondath.
“Aaron’s strong skill set and high ethical standards make him an excellent fit for the cosmetic specialty.”
– Dr. Rohan Bissoondath
Now years after an intensive apprenticeship and through ongoing training with industry leading educators, Aaron is reputed for his advanced dermal filler technique. An artist of tear troughs, cheeks and lips, Aaron melds art with medicine in his approach to facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Aaron Woodard is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and licensed through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Rohan Bissoondath
Medical Director of Preventous Cosmetic Medicine
“We want every patient to experience first class care ~ from a warm initial phone call to a thorough treatment experience and at every step along the way. Preventous Cosmetic Medicine is about consistency, excellence and results.”
Dr. Rohan Bissoondath is passionate about all facets of medicine. His extensive resume will take you on an exotic vacation to the Caribbean before returning you to Canadian soil and “cool” Calgary winters. Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Rohan pursued his medical education and early training abroad. Having completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary, young Rohan—a lover of new adventures and exciting challenges—packed up and headed for warmer waters and white sandy shores.
Rohan received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies and participated in subsequent medical training throughout the Caribbean. His time at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas allowed Rohan to experience varying aspects of medicine helping prepare him for his future endeavors in preventive medicine. Rohan returned to Calgary in 2002 and, after unpacking his winter coat, began his residency in Family Medicine at, his Alma Mater, the University of Calgary. A mere two years later, Rohan completed his residency and was eager to bring his unique outlook on patient care to the city of Calgary.
Fast forward to the present and witness the beauty that is Preventous Collaborative Health. Having experienced the inconsistencies in patient care and a greater focus on reactionary medicine in today’s world, Rohan knew he wanted to create an integrated healthcare centre primarily focused on the idea and application of preventive medicine. The preventive (and proven) approach to integrated healthcare naturally progressed into a preventive approach to aesthetic medicine and thus became Preventous Cosmetic Medicine.
Rohan’s passion for health and wellness is what drives Preventous Cosmetic; to Rohan, healthy skin is beautiful skin. Rohan was quickly drawn to aesthetic medicine for its artistry and positive emotional benefits. Known for his relentless pursuit of mastery (and a passion for learning new things), Rohan sought countless opportunities for training and study to acquire an extensive understanding of facial anatomy – which has been considered his personal secret to successful facial rejuvenation.
After years of practical experience, Rohan has advanced the field of cosmetic practice in Calgary. His strong focus on skin health and preventive medicine is changing the way his patients see themselves. Through his command of the aging face and dedication to patient experience, Rohan is committed to providing an altogether unique and artistic approach to cosmetic treatment.
When asked to describe the Preventous difference Rohan had this to say:
“At Preventous, we look at medicine differently. We want every patient to experience first class care ~ from a warm initial phone call to a thorough treatment experience and at every step along the way. Preventous Cosmetic Medicine is about consistency, excellence and results. We want to create an elegant aging experience.”
Elegant aging – who doesn’t want that?
Dr. Rohan Bissoondath is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and licensed through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.
Kim is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Preventous Cosmetic Medicine. She will be one of the people you meet when you visit us for aesthetic services. Kim graduated from Bow Valley College in 2003 and subsequently started work in acute care. Kim’s passion for looking and feeling her best led her into the field of Dermatology and cosmetic nursing and she has thoroughly enjoyed working in this area for the last 13 years. During this time she has had opportunities to continually increase her skills and knowledge by attending various cosmetic and aesthetic conferences from Calgary to Las Vegas to Paris. She has been certified in cosmeceutical skin care lines such as Obaji, Skinceuticals, ZO Skin Health, and Celazome as well as numerous laser devices and treatments. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people. One visit with her and she will put you at ease and ensure you will have the best treatments possible to help the beauty hiding within shine through.
Kim continues her passion for healthy living outside of work as well. She is passionate about doing CrossFit and is a competitive powerlifter. Her love of fitness has also driven her to become a Level One Certified trainer for CrossFit so she can also help others become healthy, fit and confident about themselves inside and out.
A graduate of the Interior Academy of Aesthetics in the Okanagan Valley, Aimee delivers comprehensive cosmetic medicine advice to help women and men look as good as they feel.
Aimee has more than 10 years of experience and has worked closely with physicians in medical clinics. Her experience includes pre and post-op laser care and performing a range of non-invasive anti-aging treatments. She has also managed aesthetics teams in premier spas and designed and trained high-quality aesthetics departments.
Aimee is certified in cosmeceutical skin-care lines and facial treatments.
When not working, Aimee researches new advancements in the beauty industry, goes to the spa and often escapes Calgary to be with family on Vancouver Island near the ocean.
Stevie is the welcoming face and friendly smile you see when you first enter our clinic. Growing up in beautiful British Columbia, Stevie moved to Calgary from Salmon Arm in 2009. Lucky for us, she fell in love with the big city.
Stevie is sure to make you feel at ease with her cheerful voice and devotion to your experience. We guarantee she will ensure your needs are taken care of from the time of booking, to the moment you enter our facility and every visit thereafter. Nothing makes her happier than helping others feel beautiful.
Holding a nursing assistant/unit clerk diploma from the Okanagan College and earning practical experience in the Emergency department, Stevie is prepared for anything that comes her way. Upon moving to Calgary Stevie gained additional clinical experience working in a family practice as well as a Gynecology and Maternity clinic, specializing in both low and high risk Obstetrics.
This tenacious young lady is also a multi-tasker extraordinaire, always looking for new challenges and learning opportunities. Stevie excels in her client care role due to her caring personality, exceptional organization skills and attention to detail. Not to mention, her wealth of knowledge and dedicated work ethic have been a welcomed addition to the Preventous team.
In her spare time Stevie likes to escape to the mountains and lakes with her husband and their dog to experience the outdoors. This girl is not afraid to get her hands dirty and enjoys such activities as camping, fishing, boating, and hiking.
Nalini keeps Preventous running smoothly so we can keep your skin in peak health.
The managing director of Preventous Cosmetic Medicine, Nalini supervises our day-to-day operations and ongoing development.
Nalini is passionate about good health and great skin. She has a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Wolverhampton, England, obtained in 1997. She was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
Nalini is a world traveller. She has lived in Nassau, Bahamas, where she worked in the legal field while completing a series of legal courses. Her travels then placed her in Trinidad where she was admitted to practice as an Attorney-at-Law. She practiced for several years, primarily in the fields of family law, personal injury law and medical legal law, before moving to Canada in 2001. Subsequently she settled in Calgary where she completed the Alberta Bar Admissions course and has worked in both the legal field and the oil and gas sector.
What’s a lawyer doing in a Calgary cosmetic clinic? Nalini strongly believes that with the combination of skills possessed by the aesthetic professionals at Preventous Cosmetic Medicine, Preventous can make a major impact, improving your quality of life immeasurably.
Business Development & Community Relations
Shantelle started with Preventous in 2008 as the Fitness Supervisor and Clinical Specialist and has worn many hats over the years, both clinically and administratively. Thriving in her new role of Business Development and Community Relations, Shantelle is committed to the success of Preventous and continually improving the client experience through devotion to exceptional customer service, involvement in the community, and teamwork.
Shantelle has a track record of building effective and respected relationships, and launching innovative initiatives that support the vision of Preventous. Likewise, her role has been integral in enhancing the profile and reputation of Preventous as she shares our stories with Calgarians, and the world.
Shantelle has always been an advocate for Preventous and has extended her outlet to social media. She wants to share with everyone the knowledge and expertise the amazing team at Preventous Cosmetic has to offer and believes that every person deserves the opportunity to feel beautiful. To showcase her colleagues talents, Shantelle is allowing others the opportunity to get an inside look at Preventous and the treatments available, keeping them informed and inspired.
Known to her friends and colleagues as a social butterfly and philanthropist, Shantelle can be spotted at many social events and fundraisers around Calgary. Involvement in the community and supporting causes close to the heart, such as the Humane Society, is a joint passion for Shantelle and Preventous.
Outside of work Shantelle often trades in her pumps for a pair of runners and can be found breaking a sweat at different fitness studios around Calgary. She also believes good skin begins with a healthy lifestyle and lives this philosophy.
Fitness Supervisor and Clinical Specialist
Moving to Calgary in the summer of 2015, Katrina grew up in Ontario’s Niagara Region. Her interest for health and fitness led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours) at Brock University.
During her undergraduate years, Katrina worked as a Fitness Supervisor and a CPTN Certified Personal Trainer at the university’s fitness centre. Here, she developed and implemented group fitness class programs, bootcamp classes and individual personal training sessions. Katrina also gained practical experience working with the senior population at the Brock Senior Exercise Program. The focus of this program was to challenge the stereotype of aging.
Katrina’s passion about fitness and her commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals drove her to pursue a post-graduate diploma in Exercise Science at Niagara College. Katrina gained valuable experience in program development, training and rehabilitation for a diverse population. Through her unique and caring approach, she was able to help healthy individuals, those suffering from neurological damage and high performance athletes.
Katrina is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She is current with new exercise and training techniques to be able to provide each individual with the best care possible. She believes that a healthy lifestyle is finding the balance between physical activity and proper nutrition. This encourages her to pursue additional courses and certifications, alongside working collectively as a team with other health care professionals.
Ruth Anne Crowle
Ruth Anne was born and raised in Vancouver British Columbia where she enjoyed an active lifestyle with endless opportunities to explore the outdoors. A passion for nutrition and healthy eating began at a young age and developed further at the University of British Columbia completing a BSc in Food, Nutrition, and Health with a focus on global health and international nutrition. After moving to Alberta, she decided to take her career to the next level by completing the Integrated Dietetic Internship program at the University of Alberta. Her recent experience in chronic disease and weight management, Type 1 Diabetes in children, and sports nutrition in youth, provides a well-rounded knowledge base.
In a global health promotion role, she volunteered in the rural villages of Kenya building relationships with key community stakeholders and educating elementary schools in the prevention of HIV and AIDS transmission. Most mornings started with a locally led run at sunrise which has inspired her love for running today. She is also passionate about connecting with her local community here in Calgary by volunteering with Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Canadian Diabetes Association, developing and delivering group nutrition education.
Her genuine passion for helping people and desire to create an impact in how we view health has led her to develop a vision for change in the Calgary community. She recognizes that there is no one-size-fits all approach to healthy eating and works with individuals to customize strategies making it approachable, attainable, and most importantly sustainable for everyone.