Come in & meet our staff! You’ll feel like you’re with friends.
Our experienced patient care staff are here to help you through every step of your journey, whether you are considering a surgical procedure or simply want to ask a question. In fact, most of our staff have first-hand experience as a patient, having had cosmetic surgery themselves. We invite you to get to know our staff a little more at a personal consultation.
Maureen Walls, RN: Patient Coordinator
Maureen Walls, RN and Patient Coordinator at Boston Plastic Surgery says that the reason she believes the staff is so extraordinary is that Dr. Samaha has chosen each one for not just their professional expertise but, just as importantly, the way that they treat patients. From the friendly, helpful attitude at the front desk as soon as you walk in the door to sensitive post-surgery care, everyone on the team treats each patient like they are a part of the family. The staff is made up of mature, seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the field of cosmetic surgery.
“Change is never easy and can be scary. We really understand that, especially when it’s in such an unfamiliar terrain like cosmetic surgery. Our job is to make each patient feel informed, comfortable, and cared for. The experience should be as satisfying as the results.”
Maureen combines her extensive experience as a nurse with a genuine caring for people to help provide a safe and comfortable experience for all of our patients.
Maryanne Savage, RN, BSN: Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Maryanne has been a devoted nurse since 1984. In 2006 Maryanne focused her talents to the field of aesthetic and cosmetic nursing. With extensive training and years of hands on experience, Maryanne is well qualified in Botox injections and dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation and in the use of cosmetic lasers for a large variety of aesthetic uses. Dedication to each patient and to their well-being is first and foremost in Maryanne’s thoughts and beliefs.
“My number one goal is to see through the eyes of each individual patient, which allows me to develop a relationship with them and to be compassionate to them and their aesthetic concerns.”
Using Botox to relax facial lines or dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, to restore facial volume lost to the normal aging process, Maryanne strives to restore and enhance her patient’s own natural beauty and youthful appearance. By artfully sculpting, highlighting each patient’s own positive features and diminishing areas of concern, Maryanne provides each patient with a safe and rewarding experience.
Debbie O’Brien, RN
Throughout her career as a surgical nurse, Debbie has exemplified the professionalism, organization, and dedication to quality that you want and expect from someone who is in that critical role of coordinating surgical services. She works side by side with Dr. Samaha, helping patients prepare for surgery and remaining with them throughout their procedures until they go home after surgery.
Boston Plastic Surgery is very fortunate to have such a dedicated professional in charge of our perioperative care, meaning care before, during and after surgery. In addition to her extensive qualifications as an Operating Room nurse, Debbie is also a certified RN-First Assistant with special training in Plastic Surgery.
Kathy Antonowicz: Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician
Kathy specializes in skin care services, laser treatments, and hair removal. She provides skin care evaluations, helps our patients determine their skin care goals, teaches home care to help her patients reach those goals, and provides a range of treatments to combat skin conditions and premature aging of the skin.
Kathy is a certified Electrologist and Electrology instructor, performing and teaching the technique for permanent hair removal from the face and body. As a laser instructor, Kathy has taught many doctors and nurses how to use Cutera and Sciton lasers and contributes data to research studies underway pertaining to these technologies.
Kathy has been providing skin care services, laser and electrology treatments for over 16 years, and has worked with doctors for the past 26 years.
“I consider patient education the most important service I can offer our patients. Today’s most innovative skin care products are now formulated to penetrate more deeply and are actually capable of restructuring the skin. They change your skin from the inside out, while you’re also treating it from the outside in. These are exciting developments in skin care, and I want our patients to understand the potential of the products and services we have for them.”
Jennifer Rader: Licensed Aesthetician, RDH
Jen was drawn to the aesthetic field due to her desire to connect with people. She enjoys working on a one to one basis with people giving them individual attention. She strives to make every client feel welcome and comfortable with her caring and gentle manner. By educating her patients about available procedures, products and home care, she feels it is the key to excellent results for not only her patients but herself as well.
Jen has been in healthcare for 35 years. In addition to being a licensed aesthetician, she is also a registered dental hygienist.
“I am fortunate to work beside someone as knowledgeable and enthusiastic as Kathy and I am thrilled to be part of such a professional caring office.”
Lauren Ryan: Office Assistant
A graduate of Ithaca College, Lauren is a wonderful and hard-working member of the Boston Plastic Surgery team. She is always there with helpful answers to patients’ questions and accommodating to patients’ needs.
Lauren is a great asset to both patient care in the front office and on special projects behind the scene. Lauren also enjoys volunteering at Children’s Hospital of Boston, is an avid golfer and a Bruins fan.
Katie Murphy: Office Assistant
A recent graduate from University of New Hampshire, Katie’s degree and experience in Health Management is a great addition to our team. Her passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to doing great work will help cultivate a welcoming environment for staff and patients alike. Katie is loving her new home in Boston and is excited to continue exploring this city. In her free time, she loves to kick-box and volunteer at the local animal shelter.