From your initial consultation to your post-operative care, our friendly staff is always available to ensure your entire experience is as comfortable and professional as possible.
Please take a moment to meet our incredible team at the Schwartz Aesthetic Institute
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.
April has been in the Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Industry for almost 12 years. She started as a Medical Assistant in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery for 6 years and progressed her way into management. Her vast experience in the industry allows her to provide high quality care for our patients, while progressively implementing structure within the practice. She works behind the scenes to ensure that The Schwartz Aesthetic Institute provides you with only the best patient experience!
Jenny brings to you over 8 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.
FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR / MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Andrea brings to the office several years of experience in the medical field. She will assist you with before and after photos, scheduling appointments, and answering any questions that you may have.
FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
Riley has a year of experience in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. She is a part of the front desk team and will help make your experience in the office as smooth as possible.
PATIENT COORDINATOR ASSISTANT / FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
Sierra has been in the aesthetic industry for 10 years and started her career as a Medical Aesthetician working along side a dermatologist. She is passionate about customer service and ensuring that patients always have a happy and positive experience.
Sabrina holds several years of medical experience and has a passion for helping others. She will help you with any scheduling concerns and will make sure that you have everything you need for your appointment. She will always be available to provide you with any informational material you need to make your visit as smooth as possible.
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 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.
AESTHETIC NURSE PRACTITIONER, FNP-C
Erin graduated with her Associates in Nursing from St. Katherine University in her home town of Minneapolis, MN in 2011. She then went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Walden University with her Bachelors in Nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in the Aesthetic field for over seven years running Lasers and Ultherapy and has achieved the distinction of Master Injector from Allergen in 2017. She enjoys continually learning and stays ahead of the trends by investing her time in attending conferences and shadowing top providers in the industry. Erin has a gentle approach driven by a passion for what she does.
AESTHETIC REGISTERED NURSE, BSN
Tanya graduated with her Bachelors in Science, Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. She has worked in the Aesthetic field for almost 5 years, mastering many different techniques in injecting, neuromodulators, as well as laser treatments and IV therapy. Tanya’s Oncology nursing background adds to her strength in her IV skills making each client’s experience as pleasant and pain free as possible. Currently, Tanya is working towards her CANS (certified aesthetic nurse specialist) certificate and enjoys researching and learning about new trends and products in the aesthetic industry.
Jamie brings us her extensive experience in medical esthetics and dermatological skincare. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Jamie Fishman pursued her love of skincare, science and beauty. Having 18 years of experience with some of LA’s top dermatologists, she is able to curate personal preventative skin treatment plans to address a multitude of concerns such as acne, teen acne, pigmentation, texture, tone and overall skin health. Her approach to skin treatments encompasses both the mind and body and is based on the individual needs of the client.
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.
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.
Our patients’ well-being and safety are Courtney’s top priorities. She will greet you with a warm smile and caring disposition. Courtney assists in both the operating and recovery rooms. When Courtney isn’t at the surgery center, you can find her out in nature adventuring with her little one.
Liza will be taking care of you in our Operating Room. She will help make sure that your surgery goes smoothly, while keeping your safety and comfort her priority.
Caitlin helps our surgical patients have a positive experience. Her extensive knowledge in the operating room and easy going attitude provides our patients a relaxing recovery.
CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNICIAN
Stephanie has been a certified surgical technologist for many years with extensive 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.
CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNICIAN
She works as a Surgical Tech and Instrument Tech. Eli helps us keep our operating room immaculate and sterile. She is tiny yet mighty.
Dr. Russ Erman
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
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
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.