Dr. Avelar received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and went on to further training accreditation in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. Along with having a private practice in Vancouver for 20 years, he was a consultant for a number of Canadian National Teams and the team physician for the Vancouver Canucks (NHL) for over 10 years.

Dr Rui Avelar began his business career as a buy side and sell side Financial Analyst, covering the Medtech and Biotechnology sector. His experience covers device, pharmaceuticals, drug-device combinations and biologics. He then spent 10 years at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc., initially as the VP of Investor Relations, then the Chief Medical Officer. He then became Chief Medical Officer for Allergan Medical, during his tenure he was in charge of Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Safety, Medical Writing, Statistics and Regulatory. Joining Evolus in 2014, he is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development.

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