Dr. Thomas Garrison
CEO / Founder / Owner
Dr. Thomas Garrison founded Aesthetic Physicians, PC (APPC) in 2008, which is the medical practice of Sono Bello. Sono Bello offers the latest in body contouring and facial rejuvenation on a national scale with 50 centers. This is the largest private plastic surgery organization in the US.
APPC partners with Body Contour Centers, LLC and Body Sculpt Intl, LLC, both management services companies, to provide the services of Sono Bello. APPC is an Arizona professional corporation headquartered in Scottsdale.
APPC employs over 140 physicians with most being board eligible or board certified in plastic surgery. All facilities receive national accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). All surgical centers are outpatient facilities properly licensed for the services performed.
Dr. Garrison and his team are responsible for all medical operations to include physician recruiting and hiring, contracts, medical credentialing, risk management, regulatory compliance, medical policies and procedures, medical training, physician oversight, and surgical outcomes.
Sono Bello has completed over 135,000 surgical procedures currently performing about 30,000 per year. They are opening 10 centers per year as well as expanding their service line, both of which add significantly to the top line revenue.
Dr. Garrison entered the aesthetics market in 1998 when he founded Laser Aesthetics, LLC which provided laser hair removal services and consulted for Advanced Laser Clinics, LLC where Dr. Garrison served as the Corporate Medical Advisor. Advanced later sold to American Laser Centers, LLC where Dr. Garrison continued to provide services.
As an entrepreneur Dr. Garrison was a founder of Bio-Path Holding, Inc., a biotech company affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. As a Partner of Garrison Capital, LLC he oversees interests in healthcare, technology and hospitality. He has also been instrumental in several other startups and early stage companies both as an investor and advisor.
Dr. Garrison graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with his MD degree in 1982 after which he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine. As a flight surgeon in the USAF he participated in the F-16 medical operations and served as consultant to the USAF Command Surgeon General.
Dr. Garrison practiced Emergency Medicine for almost 20 years mostly in Ogden, UT within the Intermountain Health Care (IHC) system. He served as department chair for 5 years, served on the Executive Committee and was the founding director of the IHC Emergency Medicine Clinical Programs leading the organization wide Emergency Medicine initiatives.