Our Facial Rejuvenation Training Team
Training is conducted at APT’s
state-of-the-art facility in Oakville, Ontario
Meet Our Fantastic Facial Rejuvenation Training Team
Patricia Pezzano, BSc, BSc (NANS), RPN
Patricia received her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1987 from the University of Western Ontario. Subsequently she worked for over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on training physicians. Specifically, in 1998 she began working at Allergan as a Surgical Sales Specialist in the ophthalmic and phaco machine division teaching surgical and lens implantation techniques in the operating rooms. She transferred her skills to the BOTOX® Therapeutic Division as a Botox Medical Consultant working primarily with neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and PMR specialists. Patricia was recognized for her outstanding achievements as the recipient of Allergan’s Excellence Award for top sales and performance in the field.
Leaving Allergan in 2003, Patricia co-founded KAPPS Professional Training which specialized in group-focused, hands-on training for physicians in BOTOX® and Basic to Advanced Filler injection techniques.
Concurrently, she went on to successfully complete her Practical Nursing Program ( Honours) at Conestoga College.
It became apparent to Patricia that physicians were looking for a more customized, personalized, specialized training experience. To fulfill this need, Patricia founded APT Injection Training in 2008.
Patricia understands the significance of “perfect practice” with respect to Botox injection training and filler training. She not only trains medical professionals but also heads a full-service medical aesthetics practice in Oakville, Ontario that includes cosmetic injectables, Selphyl, lasers, microneedling, Thermage, chemical peels and skin care.
In combination with her robust medical knowledge, creativity and extensive experience, Patricia delivers APT’s personalized BOTOX® injection and Juvederm®/Restylane® courses in a professional, clinical setting under the directive of Dr. Randi Stern and Dr. Cathy Longley.
Dr. Cathy Longley, MD, FCFP-EM
Dr. Cathy Longley has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1999 after obtaining her medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1996. She is currently on staff at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and actively lectures at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Longley has been involved in the aesthetic field since 2008. As Medical Director at APT Medical, Dr. Longley reviews patient eligibility for aesthetic procedures, provides education about these procedures and discusses their possible risks, responds to patient inquiries and is on call and available for each patient should the need arise. Dr. Longley actively injects and treats patients in all areas for their aesthetic concerns.
Dr Longley is also trained in Bio identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and looks forward to providing these services to the patients at APT Medical Aesthetics.
Her professional affiliations include Fellow, Canadian College of Family Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Longley actively pursues ongoing aesthetic education through advanced training programs and regularly attends a variety of aesthetic conferences.
Dr. Randi Stern, BSc, MD
Dr. Randi Stern graduated in 1983 with an Honours Bachelor of Sciences with high distinction from the University of Toronto. She has been active in many areas of medicine including research at The Hospital for Sick Children and was fortunate to have been published with the esteemed Medical Geneticist, Dr. Ronald Warton in The Journal of Genetics.
In 1988, Dr Stern graduated from University of Toronto Medical School, and started her surgical training. She joined the Cardiovascular Surgical Team at The Toronto General Hospital in 1993, where she was on staff, and honed her surgical skills assisting bypass surgeries, open heart surgeries, and heart transplants.
In 2004, Dr. Stern made her initial foray into the aesthetic medical field, training first in Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX®) and then dermal fillers (Juvederm®/Restylane®). She has acted as Medical Director for Patricia Pezzano since 2004 and for APT Medical since its inception in 2008.
As Medical Director, Dr. Stern reviews patient eligibility for aesthetic procedures, thoroughly reviews medical histories and medications, provides education about procedures and discusses their possible risks, responds to patient inquiries and is on call and available for each patient should the need arise. She actively pursues the most current aesthetic training through her memberships with IAPAM and CAAM.
Tonya Earle, RPN
Tonya graduated in 2003 from Centennial College’s Nursing Program and began her nursing career at Bloorview MacMillan, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital. She has been an Aesthetic Nurse Consultant and Trainer since 2004 and has worked with Patricia and APT’s BOTOX® Injection Training and Juvederm®/Restylane® Courses for over 7 years.
She has been trained by industry leaders and worked for several prominent plastic surgeons to skillfully administer cosmetic injectables including Botox and temporary and permanent soft tissue filler treatments. By working alongside Patricia at APT, Tonya has achieved a high level of technical expertise allowing her to train physicians and nurses across Canada and internationally on the most current injection techniques.
Tonya participates regularly in various industry meetings to ensure promotion of the best treatment options for clients.
Sara is an integral component of the success at APT Training & Medical. As Patient Care Coordinator, she oversees the clinic’s day to day operations as well as the registration and follow up process for all injection training courses.
Sara’s main focus is to ensure a welcoming and professional experience for each client. She is the primary point of contact for both aesthetic clients and trainees, effectively addressing their questions and concerns.
Sara has over 10 years of experience within the spa industry and brings with her a wealth of information and skills with respect to customer service.
Informed, responsive, friendly and approachable, Tony assists Sara with coordinating the scheduling of training models – including consultations, treatment appointments, and follow-up visits and provides support to the APT Rejuvenation Training Team.
Tony understands the importance of patient privacy and through his previous management and service industry experiences, he has developed a keen sense of customer service appreciated by both the physicians & medical professionals being trained as well as the models participating in APT BOTOX® Injection Training and Juvederm®/Restylane® courses.