Dr. Miriam Emily Piansay-Soriano, Founder-President of the Philippine Academy for Dermatologic Surgery, and a Fellow of the Philippine Society for Liposuction Surgery, began studying syringe liposuction in 1997 under Dr. Pierre Fournier (Paris, France) and Prof. Dr. Lawrence Field (Stanford, USA); was introduced to Suction-assisted Lipectomy by Dr. Yassonobu Utiyama(Brasil) in 1998; In 2005, she was introduced to VASER at the World Congress of Cosmetic Surgery in Vietnam, where she was awarded a Trophy by the Saigon Hospital for being one of the World's best Cosmetic Surgeons. In 2008, she trained in the use of Power-Assisted Liposuction under Dr. Gerhard Sattler (Darmstadt, Germany). In 2012, she trained in the use of Eufoton Diode Laser for Laserlipolysis by Dr. Daniel Cassuto (Pisa, Italy). She has been practising tumescent liposuction surgery at the Davao Doctors Hospital in Davao City, Philippines for more than 15 years.
As a leading International Mentor of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery(ASDS), she served as Co-Chair with Dr. Gerhard Sattler in the Liposuction Symposium of the 2012 World Congress of Dermatology in Korea, Faculty of Liposuction for several Annual Meetings of the International Society for Dermatolgic Surgery(ISDS), Dermatologic Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL)and Asia Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery(APACS). She is the Medical Director of MediSkin Clinics in Davao City and Professor at the Davao Medical School.