Meet the Staff at Stephens Plastic Surgery
Lori – Practice Manager / Patient Care Coordinator
Lori is our outstanding practice manager and patient care coordinator. She brings with her over 25 years of medical and cosmetic surgery experience.
Lori’s education in the field of Fine Arts allows her particular insight into the aesthetic art of plastic surgery. A native of Seattle, she will attest that the men and women in the Pacific Northwest have a natural glow and are considered one of the top ten most beautiful people in the country.
Lori works closely with Dr. Stephens in providing an abundance of information and knowledge of our procedures, pricing options, general questions, and surgical availability. Her sincere and warm personality puts everyone at ease. She will help make your experience and decision-making process comfortable, enjoyable, and educational.
Please feel free to email or call Lori with any questions or comments. We would love to be the office that you choose to take care of you!
“I truly care about people, and it is my goal that every person who walks through our door knows that they are special. We see you, we hear you, and we care about you.”
Denise – Clinical Nurse Manager
Clinical Nurse Manager, Denise, has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 20 years and began working in the plastic surgery and aesthetics industry 7 years ago. Not only does she expertly manage every aspect of our Ambulatory Surgery Center from accreditation to the day-to-day surgical details, but she also provides pre- and post-operative care to our surgical patients. While passionate about educating and caring for each and every patient, she loves following them through their surgical journey from their pre-operative appointment to their final post-operative visit.
A busy wife and mom, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, working out, traveling, and cheering on the Seahawks.
Maria – Certified Surgical Technologist / Clinical Assistant
Maria worked in two local hospitals before she joined Dr. Stephens’ practice in 1999. She emigrated from Poland in 1992 with her two daughters, Marta and Natalie—that is why she has a thick Polish accent! But that does not stop her from talking. Now, she has four grandkids who she loves very much.
She is a very happy, outgoing, and positive person. She loves people, is kind, caring, and detail-oriented. You may see her on clinic days, assisting in the operating room, helping with post-operative visits, or assisting with injections. Our patients love Maria!
Rosemary – Registered Nurse Injector
Rosemary has been a Registered Nurse working in the fields of Surgical and Emergency nursing since 2005. After almost a decade, Rosemary began training in the field of aesthetic nursing and later joined Dr. Stephens’ office at Stephens Plastic Surgery in 2015. Working directly under the expertise of Dr. Stephens, Rosemary continued to advance her skill and injection practice.
Rosemary divides her time at the office between managing surgical care at our ambulatory surgery center and treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and other aesthetic treatments. Rosemary is passionate about the importance of integrating facial assessment with each client’s personal goals and lifestyle to provide an individualized treatment of facial rejuvenation and maintenance.
“What I enjoy most about practicing at Stephens Plastic Surgery is the multidisciplinary approach to aesthetics and rejuvenation that we deliver. Dr. Stephens, Marina and I are able to work together to provide a seamless relationship for our patients from skin care, non-surgical aesthetics, and plastic surgery.”
Shardaa – Certified Surgical Technologist / Clinical Assistant
Since joining our staff in 2016, Shardaa has proven to be a valuable asset to the team through her love, care, and attentive nature in all her work around the office and with patients. She brings a quiet, youthful energy and charm to everyone around her.
Shardaa works closely with Dr. Stephens and the front office. She provides for our patients post-op needs by helping them with their post-surgical care and answering any questions they may have. Her experience, patience, integrity, and warm personality reassures patients as they are recovering from surgery.
With a strong passion for helping others, Shardaa honed on her ability to work under pressure through a volunteer surgical mission trip to Guatemala in March 2015, where she assisted with 92 surgical procedures in four days.
Originally from Hong Kong, Shardaa is proficient in three different dialects of Chinese. She is certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting and is currently pursuing her goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Marina – Licensed Medical Aesthetician
As a Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Marina brings years of experience in the plastic surgery setting providing peerless, hands-on, individualized care to not only rejuvenate and improve the quality of your skin but to restore your skin to a naturally healthy condition.
Marina provides introductory and advanced skin care treatments with our state-of-the-art equipment using BroadBand Light™ (BBL), Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser, microneedling, laser hair removal, chemical peels, SkinTyte II™, HydraFacial®, and much more to help you diminish unwanted pigmentation and fine lines as well as renew the skin.
Nicole – Front Office Coordinator
As one of our front office coordinators, Nicole will likely be one of the initial pleasant and knowledgeable voices you will encounter when you call. It is interesting to note that Nicole has been working in the beauty industry for over half of her life: her passion for cosmetics started at a very young age, where she began working as a makeup artist during her teenage years. Nicole’s love of making people feel empowered to embrace their own personal vision of beauty only grew stronger over time. She learned early on that the power of this industry could be truly be transformative and life-changing. She decided to further her knowledge and skill by attending the highly regarded “Euro Institute of Skin Care,” followed by earning her esthetician license in 2011.
Since obtaining her license, Nicole has worked in various aspects of the beauty and health industry, including cosmetics, day spas, and medical spas. She joined our team at David Stephens, MD, Plastic Surgery/Aesthetics this year, where she feels “right at home,” being in an environment that prioritizes transformative changes, patient care, and compassion.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves watching movies and exploring new adventures in the Seattle area with friends. She is a passionate reader and always has at least two books, both fiction and non-fiction, that she is reading simultaneously!
We love Nicole’s passion and efficiency, as well as her generosity and the enthusiasm that she abundantly provides our patients and our team!
Shayla – Front Desk Coordinator
Shayla is one of the first faces you’ll see when you enter the practice. As one of our Front Desk Coordinator’s, she ensures that you are welcomed and attended to throughout your office visit.
Thoughtful and caring, she prides herself in providing superior patient–care. You’ll also find her bubbly personality to be infectious. A self–described beauty afficionado, Shayla loves to stay abreast of all the latest aesthetic treatments and trends.
When not working, Shayla enjoys traveling, and spending time with her daughter and family.