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.
Calgary Aesthetic Doctors
“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 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.
“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.
“Beauty is a journey with your patient, and high standards of excellence and precision are always in the forefront of my practice”
Frances Krawiec is a brilliant addition to the Preventous team. Fran is a highly trained Nurse Practitioner who performs facial rejuvenation services including injectables at Preventous Cosmetic. As a Nurse Practitioner, Fran is able to provide independent and collaborative comprehensive clinical management of patients bringing together medical and nursing knowledge and values. Fran obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary and in pursuit of excellence in healthcare, went on to obtain her Masters of Health Sciences from McMaster University and then a Nurse Practitioner Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Subsequently, Fran worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology at London Health Sciences Center and was nominated for the “Clinical Excellence Award for Cardiovascular Nursing” in 1999, at the Canadian Cardiovascular Council of Nurses Conference. Fran has worked for more than 20 years as a Nurse Practitioner in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology Unit and in cardiovascular medicine. Her experience in these fields has largely contributed to her exceptional knowledge of anatomy and affords her a unique approach to facial rejuvenation.
Subsequent to her work in the hospitals, Fran developed an interest in medical aesthetics with a focus on anti-aging, advanced injectable techniques and complex skin conditions. As a result, Fran went on to train with our own Dr. Rohan Bissoondath, amongst others, and has since practiced as an expert injector for a number of years. She strongly believes in an individualized approach leading to sophisticated and natural results, one that begins with listening to the patient. Frances’s passion for knowledge in this field is evidenced by her continuous learning attending conferences and teachings all around the world. Her training includes Mertz Aesthetic Facial Assessment Course, MD Codes Training, AAIC Aesthetic Anatomy and Injection Course (Virtual), Paris, France with world renowned anatomist Dr. Sebastian Cotofana and Aesthetic Blueprint with Dr. Arthur Swift in Newport, California. Fran has also attended numerous conferences.
When Fran is not busy helping clients rediscover and maintain their healthy, youthful skin she enjoys travelling or being active outdoors with her busy family. Fran also enjoys oil painting which contributes to her artistic side and her eye for symmetry and proportions.
Frances Krawiec is licensed through the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). She is a member of CSASN, CCCN, AMS, and IMCAS.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have additional education and nursing experience, which enables them to: Autonomously diagnose and treat illnesses. Order and interpret tests. Prescribe medications. Perform medical procedures.
After spending four years in university to obtain an undergraduate degree, prospective nurse practitioners then work for a minimum of two years as registered nurses. They then apply to a two-year master of nursing program, where they specialize in either pediatrics, primary care or adult care.
Expert Cosmetic Practitioners
Lasers & Coolsculpting Technician
Jessica has always been passionate about skincare and started her professional journey in the cosmetic industry in 2006. She is a results-driven Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician with a great talent for enhancing patients’ skin using the latest devices and medical-grade skincare. Jess is keen on attending ongoing higher education to further her knowledge; being up-to-date in such a fast-changing industry has always been a priority for her, and has helped her thrive in meticulous skin analysis and treatment planning.
When you see Jess, ask her anything about skincare! She loves educating patients and believes the journey to a healthy skin glow starts with feeding the skin proper vitamins. When Jess is not at the clinic, you can find her with her dogs, teaching yoga, and being outside…covered in copious amounts of SPF!
Sydney was born and raised in Calgary, but spent a lot of time living and travelling around the world. She received her MLA (Medical Labratory Assistant) certification from SAIT in 2018 and is passionate about health, nutrition, and exercise.
New to the Cosmetic Medicine and Dermatology Industry, Sydney is always eager to learn and attend trainings while educating others on the importance of health from the inside, out. Sydney loves meeting new people and helping them achieve their goals and overcome challenges. In her spare time, you can find Sydney watching sports, getting active outside, playing volleyball and golf, or barbecuing at home.
She is eager and excited to continue to expand her knowledge and achieve personal growth here at Preventous Cosmetic Medicine.
Graduate of the LPN program of 2017, Kandra joined the Preventous team with experience in LTC and Dermatology. While she is just beginning her career in aesthetic medicine, she’s a quick study with a great passion for all things skin. Kandra loves the art of aesthetic medicine and thrives when she can help patients reach their goals by enhancing their natural beauty in different ways. Her passion for learning was evident from the very beginning; she never misses an opportunity to join in on additional training and expand her skillset as a nurse.
If you met Kandra, you know that she’s a natural at creating relationships with patients, making them feel comfortable talking about concerns and goals. With colleagues and patients, she goes out of her way to make sure everyone leaves with a smile on their face. When she’s not busy at Preventous, you can find Kandra with her dogs, hiking or volunteering with local animal rescues!
Jamie graduated from the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Bow Valley College in 2015. Her experience includes working as an LPN at 2 previous diet clinics for 4 years after graduating from nursing. Jamie had an interest in the Aesthetics industry even before going to school for nursing. In 2019, she attended CoolSculpting University in California and received her certificate. Jamie enjoys talking and getting to know people and patients love her fun, energetic and bubbly personality. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys going to the gym, listening to music, creating different looks with makeup, being with family, friends and all 4 of her dogs!
LPN, Lasers Technician & Coolsculpting Master
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 since 2004. Kim acquired extensive knowledge and training through various conferences and courses throughout Canada, the United States and even Europe. She is also a member of ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery) for the last 6 years, further increasing her ability to provide and perform the best and safest treatments; as well as, educating her patients and peers. As well for the last 3years she has partnered with Salient Medical Solutions; as a Clinical Trainer, who provides quality hands on training with the latest laser and aesthetic devices to other aesthetic clinics. Vibrant and energetic is one way of describing her. Kim truly shows her excitement and ability to impart comfort, knowledge and confidence in others, as she guides them through their aesthetic journey.
LPN, Lasers Technician & Coolsculpting Master
Suzanne is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Preventous.
With a passion for healthy living and a strong belief in the power of prevention for long-term health and longevity, Suzanne is a natural fit with the Preventous family.
Suzanne completed her LPN training at Bow Valley College in 2005. Her experience includes acute care (dialysis), long-term care, occupational health, cosmetic medicine and family medicine.
Suzanne was born and raised in Calgary and enjoys knowing that she is contributing to the health of fellow Calgarians. Compassionate, bubbly and lighthearted, she provides clients with the kind of professional and caring service that makes visiting the clinic a positive experience.
With an education background in journalism and over 6 years of experience at cosmetic surgery facilities in Ontario and Alberta, Jenny is not only passionate about health and beauty, but also well-versed in the communication and administrative side of the aesthetic industry. She takes great pride in being a reliable point of contact for patients, and strives to deliver exceptional service every day. When she’s not at work, you can find her petting an animal somewhere or spending time at the barn.
With a Hungarian background, Christina was born in Montreal and lived in Toronto for a period of her life. She is a certified Medical Office Assistant but has developed a strong passion for the cosmetic industry.
She started her work in the industry with experience in beauty counters such as Clinique, Lancôme, and Too Faced. She then moved her skill set to Merle Norman, where she was able to develop aesthetic skills and a deeper understanding of skin and skincare. Christina is passionate about helping people feel better about themselves, learning the ins and outs of the industry, and staying up to date on the always-evolving cosmetic industry.
In her downtime, you will find Christina spending time with animals, being around her friends and family, or traveling the world!
Raised in Calgary with a Filipino and Polish-Canadian background, Joanna is a certified Medical Office Assistant and Hospital Unit Clerk earning her diploma in 2017. She will be one of the first to greet you when you arrive at Preventous Cosmetic Medicine. Friendly and approachable, Joanna is passionate about creating an environment for patients that is warm, inviting and comfortable. Outside of work, you can find her head buried in a book, spending time in nature with her German Shepherd named Kilo or enjoying “all you can eat sushi”!
A bubbly, certified hospital unit clerk with a knack for sport medicine and over 10 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, Olivia will be the one to greet you at our Wentworth clinic. She grew up in BC and has loved learning new things about the human body for as long as she can remember. She has a beautiful boy, a 9 month old german shepherd, and a soft spot for all things basketball!
Expert Cosmetic Team
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.
Chief Strategy Officer
Born and raised in Italy, now adopted Calgarian, Silvia’s journey at Preventous started in Marketing, and she is now our Director of Operations. Sports junkie with a creative brain and an impressive academic path, Silvia brings over 10 years of experience in Communications and Marketing, with a successful track record in international advertising agencies, business management, negotiation, and health marketing – and a great passion for healthy living, fitness and nutrition. Driven by the utmost desire to help people reach their full potential, she believes in stepping out of her comfort zone with ambition, commitment, and grace – and helping those around her do the same.
While her creative marketing skills and strategic thinking abilities have served her well at Preventous, she believes the key to her success has been her emotional intelligence and the team around her. When she’s not at work, you can find her lifting weights at the gym, playing tennis, listening to health or investing podcasts, and day-dreaming about all the Italian food (and folks) she misses from back home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cosmetic Clinic Manager
Hailing from South Africa, Maggie started working as a casual receptionist in a cosmetic clinic when she was 19 years old while studying for her bachelor’s in Psychology at Mount Royal University. It was love at first laser flash.
Fast forward 15 years, her casual dalliance in cosmetic medicine has evolved into a deep passion for this industry. Her love of science, business, people development, and customer care have merged into a commitment to excellence and strict ethics in all she does. Maggie’s ethos centers around serving others, which has translated into her patient-focused care standards and her continued development of, and support to, the talented staff at Preventous. Maggie has also trained as a life coach and loves to help the team reach personal goals and improve their mental health. She loves to laugh (mostly at herself) and always has an inspirational quote or a joke at the ready.
Maggie’s passions include travel, personal development, petting cats, and telling people to wear sunscreen.
Human Resource Specialist
Milla was raised in Brazil and worked in the customer service industry since she was 16 years old. At the age of 20, she graduated from Tourism and Hospitality & Management and worked as a cruise ship agent, international tourist guide, receptionist, and sales coordinator. Milla moved to Canada in 2008 and started working here at Preventous 6 years ago, leading our client care team. With a passion for wellness, health, continuous learning, and service excellence, she has recently advanced her career into Human Resources! She has a passion for helping people and now strives to support our staff, allowing them to provide the best experience to our clients.
In Milla’s spare time, she likes to escape to the mountains with her 2 children; she loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and biking.
Cosmetic Patients Coordinator
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.
Sr. Marketing Coordinator
Pauline has over 18 years of work experience in digital marketing and communications. She is passionate about technology & preventive health. Adopted Calgarian and originally from Brazil, Pauline’s background includes years of marketing strategy & analytics, content creation, web design, email marketing, social media management, online advertising, e-commerce management, and all the varying parts of a results-driven and integrated marketing approach. She graduated with a bachelor in Journalism, with post-secondary education in Digital Marketing, Business Administration, and Integrated Marketing Communications.
Before joining the Preventous family, she had the opportunity to grow an online store and collaborate with its success since its launch. She also worked in the software development industry providing revolutionizing solutions and outstanding experiences through remarkable design and top-notch software. Her past work experiences and personal challenges brought her to the preventive health field, where she has found fulfillment and purpose that goes above and beyond marketing goals. Outside of work, Pauline loves learning new things, travelling and spending time in nature.