Dr. Stella Jansen van Rensburg

Dr. Stella Jansen van Rensburg is the Founder and CEO of Papillon Medical. She graduated with her Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2001. Her practice consists largely of Preventative and Regenerative medicine. She believes that you can look and feel your best at any age. Her drive for educating clients to gain control of their health and wellbeing, and being an active part of their journey to optimal vitality makes her practice exciting and unique.

Dr. Stella Jansen van Rensburg is an industry leader in advanced aesthetic procedures and is passionate about leading this team of doctors in helping their patients reach optimal health and their full potential.

  • Licentiate of the Canadian Medical Counsel
  • Board Certified with American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (A4M)
  • Fellowship in metabolic, nutritional and functional medicine
  • Received her Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology, University of Cardiff Medical School, Wales
  • Member of Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)

 

Dr. Stella Jansen van Rensburg is proud to offer over 20 years of experience in aesthetics and minor procedures.

Dr. Allan R. Behm

Dr. Allan Behm is proud to offer over 50 years of experience in Dermatology. 

Dr. Susanna Swiegers

Dr. Swiegers was born and raised in South Africa. She relocated to Calgary in 2014, which she now calls home. She is a passionate Family Physician who has a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine and Skin and Skin Disorders. She enjoys helping patients achieve a rejuvenated appearance and diagnosing and treating primary care skin disorders. She values the expertise of Royal College Dermatologists, with whom she collaborates to provide improved care for her patients.

  • Graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 2009
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada in 2017
  • Received her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2018
  • Received her Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff Medical School, Wales in 2019
  • Received her Certificate and Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in 2016-2017
  • Completed the Institute for Functional Medicine’s “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice” Course in 2017

Dr. Susanna Swiegers is proud to offer over 11 years of medical experience. 

Dr. Jurie J Fourie

Dr. Fourie was born in South Africa where he received his initial medical training. He relocated to Canada and is currently a Family Physician with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine and Skin and Skin Disorders. He is enjoying sharing his expertise with his patients here.

  • Completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of The Free State; South Africa in 2009
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
  • Received his Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Received his Certification in Practical Dermoscopy from Cardiff University
  • Received his Diploma in Mental Health from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of South Africa
  • Received his Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Received his Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Completed the Institute for Functional Medicine’s “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice” Course

Dr. Jurie Fourie is proud to offer over 11 years of medical experience.

Dr. Alisha Rai

Dr. Alisha Rai is proud to offer over 14 years of medical experience.

Dr. Julie Thomson

Dr. Julie Thomson is a Canadian-born family physician who has been practicing medicine for over 15 years. She has a special interest in aesthetic medicine and dermatology.  Dr. Thomson enjoys working alongside her dermatological colleagues and treating primary care dermatological concerns like acne, rosacea, eczema, hair loss, and skin cancer screening.

Dr. Thomson has completed a postgraduate dermoscopy course at the University of Cardiff in Wales to enhance her skill at early skin cancer detection. She is also experienced in the surgical removal of dermatological lesions. She completed Procedural Skills in Dermatology (Vancouver) and received tutelage in plastic surgery techniques and aesthetic injectables from Dr. Jonathan Lee. Dr. Thomson is an Advanced Aesthetic Injector and has worked with cosmetic injectables for over 9 years; she is known for her gentle touch, subtle beautification, and genuine warmth. Dr. Thomson believes in the combination of science and aesthetics to allow women to look natural and feel their best. She advocates a holistic approach to skin health and wellness.  Dr. Thomson is a mother of two and loves to spend time with her family at home baking, playing games, or hiking in  our beautiful backyard, the Rocky Mountains.

  • BScH in Life Sciences from Queen’s University
  • MD, MSc, Clinical Mentorship in Dermatology from the University of Calgary
  • CCFP, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Certificate in Skin Cancer Screening, University of Calgary
  • Dermascopy Certificate from Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dermoscopy, University of Cardiff, Wales
  • Mentorship Dr. Jonathan Lee (Plastic Surgeon) in Aesthetic Injectables and Plastic Surgery techniques
  • Mentorship Dr. Ken Alanen (Dermatologist/Pathologist) in skin cancer screening and acne management
  • Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Member of the Alberta Medical Association
  • Member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada
  • Certified Member of the North American Menopause Society
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (Certificate); Applications for Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Gut Dysfunction (Module) through the Institute of Functional Medicine

Dr. Julie Thomson is proud to offer over 15 years of medical experience.

Dr. Lecia Buys

Dr. Buys is passionate about being part of any individual’s journey towards achieving optimal health. The foundation of her practice is a holistic patient-centered approach, addressing the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. She recognizes that every patient is a unique individual and she has a special interest in the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can impact a person’s potential to experience vitality and wellness at any stage of life.

  • Graduate Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery – University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Fellowship in Metabolic, Nutritional and Functional Medicine through the Metabolic Medicine Institute
  • Member of the Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Completed training in advanced use of Neuromodulators (Botox) and Dermal Filler

Dr. Lecia Buys is proud to offer over 14 years of medical experience.

Dr. Wei Watanabe

Dr. Jenny Wong

Meri Novljakovic

Meet Meri, the creative conductor behind the scenes at Papillon Medical, where she has woven her magic for over 15 years as the esteemed Clinical Director. With a playful spirit and a keen eye for operational finesse, Meri is the driving force that ensures every patient’s journey through our clinic is as seamless as a well-choreographed dance.

Away from the hustle and bustle of healthcare, Meri embraces life’s adventures with gusto. Whether she’s traversing new horizons on her travel escapades, setting up camp in the great outdoors, or simply basking in the joy of quality time with her furry friend Ollie, the sassy feline companion “Una,” and her two delightful daughters, Meri’s zest for life is truly infectious.

Her dynamic approach to balancing the intricacies of clinic management with the joys of life’s simple pleasures makes Meri an invaluable member of our team. With her at the helm, you can trust that your experience at Papillon Medical will be guided by a blend of professional expertise and genuine warmth. So, next time you visit, be sure to say hello to the mastermind who orchestrates wellness behind the scenes – Meri!

 

Meri’s favorite treatment is the Silhouette InstaLift.