Dr. Rafael Antun has been practicing female urology for more than 25 years. His interest in female urology has led him to pursue cosmetic surgery. Rafael Antun, MD is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has attended numerous cosmetic training and workshops recognized by the AACS(American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery) in the United States of America and Latin America. He is currently developing high end cosmetic treatments and anti-aging stem cell procedures. He has developed personal techniques in the following procedures: Butt Augmentation, PRP skin rejuvenation and Cool Laser Foreign Body Removal and Liposculpture.
Dr. Antun also received training in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® at the world-renowned Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Los Angeles, and is a certified Associate of the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America (LVRI of America). Only physicians trained at the LVRI are certified to perform Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® He received his training in general surgery at Nassau County Medical Center in New York and his urology training at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. After completing his urology residency he joined the Department of Urology as a faculty member, where he concentrated his practice on female urology and was in charge of renal trauma at the Ryder Trauma Center. He remained in this position until 1997 when he opened his private practice. Dr. Antun has held medical staff positions, including Chief of Surgery, Chairman of Credentials Committee, and Chief of Staff at Cedars Medical Center, now University of Miami Hospital, as well as Medical Director of the Urinary Incontinence and Urodynamics Center at Doctors Hospital.
He currently holds affiliations with University of Miami Hospital, Coral Gables Hospital, and Larkin Community Hospital. Also, he is the Director of the South Florida Institute for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation. Dr. Antun has conducted research on treatments for numerous illnesses that affect the urinary tract and genital system. He has written publications for several medical journals and has lectured extensively in the U. S., Europe and Latin America. Dr.Antun has also participated in pro-bono medical activities in Nicaragua, Peru and the Dominican Republic. He is a recognized community leader for his humanitarian efforts towards the betterment of Latin Americans living at home and in South Florida.
He is the recipient of various awards, including the proclamation of Dr. Rafael Antun Day on June 24, 1995 by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. He was named professor of the year in the Department of Urology at the University of Miami in 1993, and in 1997 was recognized by New York City’s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as one of the most outstanding Latin Americans residing in the U. S. Dr. Antun is most proud of the Cross of Honor and Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella, which he received in 1993. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the President of the Dominican Republic.