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Management Team

The management team of MDPublish.com represents a wide range of experience with physicians in private practice, teaching institutions, medical specialty groups, pharmaceutical, medical device, and cosmetics companies.

Anne AkersAnne Akers, Publisher / Founder

As Founder of Journal Publishing Group, Inc. (1990) Anne Akers career in publishing has spanned over two decades. Ms. Akers was Associate Publisher of the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology and for eight years was Publisher of Educational Reviews in Dermatology, a comprehensive text sponsored by Roche Pharmaceuticals to assist residents in preparing for Board examinations. In 1998, Ms. Akers co-ventured this successful and unique approach to medical education with Castle Connolly Medical to form Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing (CCGMP), Ltd., whose mission was to extend the concept of board review manuals to other medical specialties. During Ms. Akers’ tenure as Founder/Publisher, this concept was expanded to fifteen specialty areas and over 200,000 copies were distributed through educational grants provided by major pharmaceutical companies. In 2003, Ms. Akers sold her partnership interests in CCGMP to John Castle, Castle Connolly Medical.

In 2004, Anne Akers and Wendy Lewis, well known Author and Plastic Surgery consultant, collaborated in the formation of MDPublish.com. Ms. Akers manages the publications, sales, marketing and distribution process from inception to completion.

Ms. Akers is also a Marketing and Business Development consultant for physicians in aesthetic medicine, integrative medicine, and allied professionals in beauty, health and wellness. Her client list is selective and has included leaders in plastic surgery, dermatology, dermatologic surgery, anti-aging medicine, and integrative psychiatry. Consulting services includes all aspects of marketing, practice management, and business development.

Ms. Akers has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Skin Cancer Foundation, Advisory Board of Shining Service Worldwide (honoring returning female Veterans), New York City Advisory Group IEWW (Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women), Member-National Host Cmte, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Benefit Committee-40th Anniversary, American Cancer Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for VOICE (Varadi Ovarian Cancer Initiative at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine), Board of Advisors for Tournesol Wellness, and Advisory Board for Operation Reinvent (job reintegration for returning female Veterans).

Ms. Akers has received the SMART CEO Award for "Entrepreneurial Leadership with A Sense of Give Back to the Community" and also writes and speaks on charitable giving.

In 2009, Ms. Akers launched a consumer magazine entitled GLOW Beauty, Health and Wellness. This publication provides quality editorial contents from Guest Editors as well as a distinguished Board of Medical Advisors in multi-specialty areas. The mission of GLOW Magazine is to connect its readers with the top sources in beauty, health and wellness and with each other. The magazine is available in print and digital at www.glowbeautymag.com.

Ms. Akers attended Radford College and the University of Hawaii and has completed adult studies in Business Management at New York University.

For further info, contact Anne Akers at akersnyc@aol.com.

Wendy Lewis Wendy Lewis, Editorial Director / Founder

Wendy Lewis’ career in the medical world spans over two decades. She started her own consultancy in 1997. Her client roster includes private individuals, physicians, group practices, pharmaceutical, skin care and medical device companies in the U.S. and abroad.

She has a B.A. Cum Laude in English from Barnard College – Columbia University and attended Fordham University Graduate School of Business. She is the author of ten consumer books under her own name, including The Beauty Battle (Laurel Glen), and America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists (Castle Connolly), now in its Second Edition. Her newest book is Plastic Makes Perfect (Orion 2007). Ms Lewis has also written and edited numerous books for physicians for commercial publishers including St. Martin's Press and Physicians Continuing Education.

In 1998, she launched her own consumer journal, WL Beauty Watch. She has had more than 200 articles published in magazines, newspapers and professional journals on two continents, including Financial Times, Sunday London Times, London Evening Standard, Tatler, InStyle, Medesthetics, and others. She writes a popular column for the You The Mail on Sunday, and is the Beauty & Skincare Editor on www.healthnewsdigest.com. She is also Contributing Editor to Plastic SurgeryProducts and Associate Editor for Aesthetic Buyers Guide.

She has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Today New York, BBC, VH1, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, and has been a guest speaker for The Learning Annex, the 92nd Street Y, Society for Plastic Surgical Skincare Consultants, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, F.A.C.E., IMCAS, In-Cosmetics, and many other medical and cosmetics industry conferences. She also serves as the Global Trends Advisor to HBA Expo.

Visit WLBEAUTY.COM for more information on Wendy Lewis & Co. Ltd.

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