Dr. Ron S. Israeli, MD, FACS
Established in 2012, Ahava Medispa’s founder Dr. Ron Israeli quickly realized the potential and power of the medical spa concept – bringing medically-supervised, state-of-the-art skin health treatments into a luxurious spa environment with a passion for “red carpet” customer service. Determined to establish and grow this new venture, Ahava is now Staten Island’s premier medispa and the only one featuring Ultherapy.
Dr. Israeli was raised in New York, and attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in NYC. He received a B.A. in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. While at Hopkins, Dr. Israeli was involved in ground-breaking cancer research, publishing extensively on interferons, which are naturally-occurring cancer fighting molecules. Dr. Israeli then received a scholarship and attended and received his medical degree from SUNY Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook. Next, he spent several years training in General Surgery at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, followed by a two year prostate cancer research fellowship award from the National Cancer Institute to work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His research led to dozens of publications, many hundreds of presentations and honors, and several US and foreign patents. Dr. Israeli next completed his formal Urology residency training in Brooklyn, NY and then returned to Memorial Sloan-Kettering for the internationally acclaimed fellowship in clinical Urologic Oncology. Dr. Israeli served as Director of Urologic Oncology at Staten Island University Hospital for 10 years, and established a busy clinical practice and clinical research company. For the past 6 years, Dr. Israeli has been in private practice at Clove Urology PC in Staten Island. He also helped establish Staten Island Radiation Oncology, an advanced cancer treatment center. His fascination with technology and cutting-edge treatments has led to his interest in lasers, high intensity ultrasound, and other new therapies used in Cosmetic Medicine.