Marie B.V. Olesen Recognized With The “Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries” Award at IFAH Las Vegas, 2020–21

2 min readJul 27, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — June 28, 2021 — Marie B.V. Olesen, CEO of La Jolla Cosmetic, was honored with the “Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries” award for her exceptional contributions to the healthcare industry at the fifth edition of IFAH — International Forum On Advancements In Healthcare, held at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA on June 23–25, 2021.

Marie is a well-known innovator in the realm of cosmetic patient care and communication. She and her husband, Dr. R. Merrel Olesen, MD, founded La Jolla Cosmetic — Surgery Centre and Medical Spa (LJCSC) in San Diego, CA, in 1988, a time when there was a lack of understanding of the varied needs of cosmetic surgery patients. Now, she leads the practice which is known for offering world-class patient experiences. It subsequently developed innovative patient care and communication systems that have been adopted throughout the plastic surgery industry.

Marie is passionate about exploring patient feedback for insights that can help LJCSC and other practices better serve their patients. To help consumers in their cosmetic surgery shopping process, Marie and Dr. Olesen co-authored “Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies” in 2005. She is also a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on innovative patient care and consumer topics and is a contributing author to The Business of Plastic Surgery.

Her impactful projects, her leadership capabilities, and her commitment to improving patient experiences led to her nomination and ultimately, to her selection for the prestigious honor.

IFAH (previously known as the Smart Health Conference), a brand owned by Prism Events, Inc. is a three-day international healthcare conference that promotes networking, knowledge sharing and recognizes the industry-leading work of visionary individuals and organizations. After the successful conclusion of its fifth edition, we seek to empower healthcare experts by building and expanding our presence in the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions.

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