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Ioana Carabin, M.D., P.A. 

Dr. Ioana Carabin obtained her undergraduate degree with a double major from the Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She graduated with a medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and trained at one of the most prestigious Head and Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery programs in the United States - Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.


In clinical practice since 1991, Dr. Carabin has attained extensive  clinical and surgical experience, which have also been recognized in her being appointed as Assistant Professor of Medical Education, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, in Orlando, Florida.


In addition to the clinical experience, Dr. Carabin has attained national recognition by working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in obtaining approval for medical devices, food and dietary supplement ingredients and products.


Because of her extensive work in the area of the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements, she has been an invited speaker at national meetings, and has published extensively on the topic of utilizing clinical trials to demonstrate the efficacy of supplements.  



2009 - present Assistant Professor of Medical Education, University of Central     Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, Orlando, FL.



1988 - 1991      Residency / Chief Resident, Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.

1986 - 1988      Residency, General Surgery, Northshore University Hospital (affiliate of Cornell University) Manhasset, NY.



1982 – 1986      M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

1980 - 1982    B.A., Double Major in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

1978 - 1980       A.A., Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY.



Florida State:           Active since 1993

Georgia State:          Active since 1991

New York State:       Active since 1989

DEA number:           Active

NIH Certification:       Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams                                               



2011 - present      American Academy of Anti-Agin Medicine

2011 - present      American Board of Bariatric Medicine

2009 - present      American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

2006 – present     Society of Toxicology (SOT)

1990 – present     The American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

1984 – present     The American Medical Association (AMA)



2011     ASLMS Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care, sponsored by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Grapevine, TX

2011     Complications, Controversies, and Legal Issues in Laser Medicine, sponsored by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Grapevine, TX

2010     Combined Use of Botox and Dermal Fillers for Facial Enhancement: Advanced Techniques, sponsored by Allergan, Orlando, FL.

2008     Palomar’s Skin Rejuvenation and Body Sculpturing Seminar – Fractional Technology and Advances in Laser-Assisted Lipolysis, Orlando, FL.

2008    Shedding “Lite” on Health Benefits. Calorie Control Council. 2008 Educational Symposium, Naples, FL.

2008     Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood, CA.      

2008    SupplySide West 2008, dietary supplements, food and beverage, and cosmeceutical ingredients exhibit, Las Vegas, NV.

2008    AmericanCollege of Nutrition. 49th Annual Meeting “Advances in Clinical Nutrition”, Arlington, VA.

2008     The Orlando Dermatology & Aesthetic Conference, Orlando, FL.

2007     Dietary Reference Intakes Workshop, Institute of Medicine, Food and

            Nutrition Board Workshop,Washington DC.

2006           Sex Differences and the FDA Critical Path Initiative. FDA, Office of Women’s Health & Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington, DC.

2006     Off Label Use of Medications and Devices. Society of Women’s Health Research.   Washington, DC.

2006     The WHI Legacy to Future Generations of Women / Women’s Health Initiative, Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. DH&HS, Bethesda, MD.

2005     Congressional Briefings:

Botanical Dietary Supplements: Scientific Perspectives and Public Health Pitfalls. Sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) (January 31, 2005); and

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Susan David (D-CA) (February 1, 2005). Washington, DC.

2004     Legal Issues in Clinical Research, Sponsored by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Washington, DC.

2001     Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

2001     Introduction to Medical Device Law and Regulation. Sponsored by Food and Drug Law Institute. Washington, DC.

2000     National Institute of Health - Technology Assessment Conference on Improving Medical Implant Performance Through Retrieval Information: Challenges and Opportunities, Bethesda, MD.

2000     10th Annual AAMI/FDA International Conference on Medical Device Standards and Regulation, McLean, VA.

1999     Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

1999     Second Annual Controversies in Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting,

            Key Largo, FL.

1999     Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American College of Toxicology,

            McClean, VA.

1997     Softlight TM Hair Removal Workshop, Miami, FL.

1996     Laser Surgery Workshop, Orlando, FL.

1994     Clinical Plastic Surgery Symposium, Orlando, FL.

1994     Live Cutaneous Laser Surgery Workshop, Madison, WI.

1993     Glycolic Peel, Minneapolis, MN.

1992     Facial Skin Malignancies Symposium, Orlando, FL.

1992     Rejuvenation - Aging Forehead, Facial Flaps, Dermabrasion,

            Orlando, FL.

1992    Modern Approaches to Chemical Peel, Innovations and Controversies in Blepharoplasty, Palm Desert, CA.

1992     Rejuvenation of the Face, Indianapolis, IN.

1991     Facial Plastic Surgery Preceptorship with Dr. Frank Kammer,

            Beverly Hills, CA.