OK, so he's a heart surgeon not an executive as such, but you try doing a blog about men and ignoring a beard like this. IT CANNOT BE DONE. This beard CANNOT BE GLOSSED OVER.
We also doubt it can be shaved off. It's been left too long and has gone wild. If you try to remove that now it'll take off all the flesh as well. You'd think a doctor would know not to let it get into that sort of state.