Geri Office Administrator
Geri has been a valued member of Dr. Schwartz’s team for over 17 years. In addition to making administrative decisions for the office and ensuring that every patient has a pleasant and convenient experience, she also oversees the management of our entire office.
Katrina Practice Manager
Katrina has over 12 years of experience in the medical field managing top plastic surgery practices. She works closely with our team to ensure all patients receive an outstanding surgical experience. Katrina provides leadership and helps support Dr. Schwartz’s goals of delivering the best in service to our patients. She is passionate about creating a wonderful environment for our patients as well as our staff. She combines her knowledge of people with her managerial experience to effectively coordinate all employee and business operations.
Jenny Patient Coordinator
Jenny brings to you over 5 years of progressive experience in the medical aesthetics industry. She takes pride in ensuring that patients feel comfortable with the decisions they’ve made when considering a cosmetic procedure or surgery. She is bright , energetic and is committed to making you have the best experience possible. She will help you from beginning to the end; making your consultation appointment, providing a quote after you see Dr. Schwartz all while helping provide excellent customer service.
Allison Lead Front Office Coordinator
Allison will be the first one to greet you with her warm and friendly smile. She brings several years of experience within a medical spa as well as previous experience working for a board certified plastic surgeon. She has a sweet and kind disposition and she can help answer any questions you may have.
Wendy Front Office Coordinator
A long-term staff member, Wendy helps our patients with all scheduling and administrative concerns. In addition to making sure everything is ready for your appointments, she’s always available to provide you with any informational materials you may need.
Faryl Front Office Coordinator
As one of our exceptional front office coordinators, Faryl helps our patients with all of their scheduling and administrative concerns. She works diligently to make sure everything is ready for your appointments, and is always available to provide you with any informational materials you may need.
Stephanie Registered Nurse
Stephanie is the Registered Nurse in our office. She received her first bachelor’s degree from The University of Hawaii at Manoa in Health Sciences. She then went on to graduate Magna Cum Lade from The University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She always had an interest in cosmetic surgery and joined Dr. Schwartz’s team when she moved back to Southern California. You will meet Stephanie during your consultation and she will help guide you through your surgery or treatment. She is calm, caring and prides herself on being responsive to all patient needs. Stephanie will be an integral part of your experience and patients always tell us how well cared for they feel in our office.
Brenda Medical Assistant
Brenda has 9 years of previous Plastic and Reconstructive experience. Her contagious laugh and can do attitude makes her an asset to our practice. Whether she is the first person to greet you at your post-operative appointments, she will always make you feel welcomed and genuinely cared for. We are so fortunate to have her as part of our team.
Cheryl Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Clinical Educator / Registered Nurse Injector
Cheryl is a clinical educator and Allergan trainer, teaching physicians and nurses in basic and advanced injectable dermal fillers, Botox and Dysport. Her artistic eye and vast expertise make her one of the most elite and sought after aesthetic specialists in her field.
With over ten years of experience in skin care and spa treatments, Michele is a true expert in her field. She is trained to provide microdermabrasion, as well as treatments with SkinCeuticals and Epicuren products. She is also available to help you develop a powerful home regimen, so you can effectively protect your skin from daily exposure. In addition, she can help you with post-surgical skincare products and help with cover-up makeup.
Diane Medical Esthetician
Diane is dedicated and passionate about overall health and the well being of individual skin. She is a licensed Master Esthetician, Certified Medical Assistant and a member of the NCEA. Come see her to assess your skin care needs and give you the best skin care treatment or that’s needed to see amazing results. She can help get your skin or help with problem skin using clinically approved products and LED light therapy.
Karen L. Ultherapy
Karen is a certified radiology tech and is our Ultherapy technician providing excellent care for our patients undergoing Ultherapy treatments for skin tightening using this ultrasound technology. She is able to provide these services both in the office and the operating room settings.
Christie OR Nurse Supervisor
Christie is a Registered Nurse and a University of Southern California graduate. She has 13 years of nursing experience, from cardio thoracic, hospice supervisor and working in the NICU. She also has 5 years of Aesthetic Experience. She is our Operating Room Supervisor and helps to make sure everything runs smoothly and that our patients have the best surgery experience possible. She is available to answer your questions regarding surgery and recovery.
Danielle Registered Nurse
Danielle will always make you feel welcomed and well cared for in our operating room. While she is most often assisting patients in the operating room, you may also see her warm and friendly smile in the recovery room as well.
Anna Registered Nurse
Anna is a Registered Nurse. You will always find Anna always striving to provide exceptional patient care. She has extensive experience as an operating room nurse and she circulates between our operating room and patient recovery.
Melanie Registered Nurse
She has many years of experience as a registered nurse. She has a warm demeanor and makes sure every patient is well taken care of. Melanie circulates in the operating room as well as monitors patient in recovery.
Nancy Recovery Nurse
Nancy helps patients after surgery at our surgery center. Her warm manner will help you through your post-surgery recovery process as you prepare to be discharged.
Caitlin Registered Nurse
Caitlin is a Registered Nurse that has assisted in the operating room and recovered our surgery patients. Her number one priority is to ensure patient comfort and safety. She is a wonderful member of our team.
Stephanie S.Surgical Tech
Stephanie has extensive experience as an OR Technician for many years. She has been a certified surgical technologist for many years with experience in various surgical procedures as well as a strong background in sterile and aseptic techniques. She helps support Dr Schwartz and the rest of our team with a smile on her face at all times.
Hayley Instrument/Surgical Tech
She works as a Surgical Tech and Instrument Tech. Hayley’s has been with us for almost 2 years and helps us keep our operating room immaculate and sterile. She is tiny yet mighty.
Amanda Instrument/Surgical Tech
She comes to us with previous medical experience. She also works at a local hospital. She has a can-do attitude. We are happy to have her.
Dr. Russ Erman Anesthesiologist
Dr. Erman has been providing anesthesia services for Dr. Schwartz since the practice moved to Westlake Village in 2008. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he did his General Surgery internship training at Cedars-Sinai and then completed his Anesthesiology residency at UCLA in 1992. After fifteen years of busy hospital practice at Northridge Hospital and Los Robles Medical Center, he refined his focus to the specialized needs and care of the ambulatory surgery patient. Dr. Erman is Board Certified in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Ali Katouzian Anesthesiologist
Dr. Katouzian went to Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Then completed Internal Medicine Internship at UC Irvine in Orange, CA in 1988. He later finished his Anesthesiology Residency at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA in 1991. Dr. Katouzian is associated with American Society of Anesthesiologists, California Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Dr. Mark Harlacher Anesthesiologist
Dr. Harlacher specializes in Plastics, General, Pediatric, Cardiac, and Obstetric Anesthesiology. He has been in practice for over 25 years and is currently the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at St John’s Regional Medical Center. He has been working with Dr. Schwartz since 1998. He has privileges at St John’s Medical Center and Pleasant Valley Medical Center. He completed his residency at Department of Anesthesiology at UCLA in 1990. He completed Medical School at UCLA in 1986. He was also voted Physician of the Year by St. John’s Regional Medical Center in 1996 and was Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, at UCLA until 1990. He strives to have patients wake up happy and excited to enjoy their results.
Dr. Kent Swanson Anesthesiologist
Dr. Swanson has been in private practice in Ventura County for over 26 years. Dr. Swanson has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Schwartz since 1998. He completed his Residency Training at UCLA in and completed his Medical School training at UCLA in 1985. He also currently works at St John’s Regional Medical Center and Pleasant Valley Hospital. He is affiliated with the American Society of Anesthesiologists and California Society of Anesthesiologists.