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.
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.
Terra Medical Assistant
Terra is the newest addition to our team. She has a genuine love for patient care and takes pride in the services she provides for our patients. She has a background in Hematology and Oncology and extensive knowledge in cosmetics and skincare.
Cheryl Clinical Educator / 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.
Liz Registered Nurse / Operating Room Supervisor
Liz has been a member of Dr. Schwartz’s team for over seven years. Her primary role is to ensure your surgery experience is safe, comfortable and surpasses all of your expectations. Additionally, she oversees all operating room staff, ensuring everything is functioning seamlessly.
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.
Monique Surgical Technician
Monique has been a member of Dr. Schwartz’s team for over nine years, assisting during Dr. Schwartz’s surgical procedures. She is also in charge of all daily preparations, ordering processes and equipment for our state-of-the-art surgery center.
Lisa Registered Nurse
Lisa is a registered nurse in the Westlake Cosmetic Surgery Center. A long-term member of our team, she has assisted Dr. Schwartz in the operating room and the recovery room for many years.
Caitlin Registered Nurse
Caitlin is a registered nurse in the Westlake Cosmetic Surgery Center. A wonderful member of our team, she assists Dr. Schwartz in the operating room and the recovery room during our surgical procedures.
Rhonda Registered Nurse
Rhonda is a registered nurse in the Westlake Cosmetic Surgery Center. A member of our team, she has assisted Dr. Schwartz in the operating room and the recovery room for many years.
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.
Karen S. Instrument and OR Technician
Karen has been with the practice for over 4 years working in our surgical suite to help with all the preparations for surgery. She is an essential member of our surgical team assisting with ordering, inventory, sterilization and surgery preparation.
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.