Meet Our Staff

Get to know the staff at Newport Beach Plastic Surgery.

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Meet Our Staff

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Cheryl Lewis

Practice Manager, Patient Coordinator

Chery has a broad and extensive background in the medical field with the past 25 years in Plastic Surgery. She has been recognized as a leader in office management for making offices more efficient. Her policies and procedures make patients feel “at ease” from the moment they enter her office.

Cheryl has been with Dr. Ambe’s practice since January 2002. She hit the ground running and immediately implemented new ideas and streamlined processes for all office functions and patient needs. Cheryl understands the importance of setting and maintaining high standards of care, while making sure that the patient’s wishes, concerns and dreams are kept a priority.

Cheryl successfully balances a professional career, donating personal time to community all the while keeping up with her busy family.

Jennifer Fagginato

Certified Physician Assistant

Jennifer, PA-C, is a licensed health care professional who practices medicine in partnership with Milind K. Ambe, M.D. Jennifer has years of experience and knowledge in plastic surgery and dermatology.

Jennifer has been a licensed Physician Assistant since 1999. She attended Western University of Health Science, a private medical school in Pomona, California. Jennifer was the Valedictorian of her graduating class, passed the national certifying examination developed by the National Board of Medical Examiners, became certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and was licensed by the California Board of Medicine.

Jennifer is very active in state and national professional organizations. She recently served as the President for the California Academy of Physician Assistants. Jennifer remains committed to the education and development of future Physician Assistants by acting as a proctor for physician assistant students.

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Sandi Warner

RN/BSN

Sandi had a mission to help others, this inspired her to become a Registered Nurse 16 years ago. Sandi began her career in aesthetic surgical nursing. Her experience includes 12 years of pre-operative, postoperative care, surgical assisting in the operating room, post anesthesia care, laser treatments and home care for post surgical patients.

Currently she injects Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Schlerotherapy. She is also additionally trained in the injectable threadlift technique.

At Dr. Ambe’s office Sandi fulfills her ambition of helping women to look and feel their personal best.

Cora Galante

Registered Nurse

Cora has been in the aesthetic field since 2013. She completed a dual internship in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery prior to beginning her career as a nurse injector. Her experience in the operating room and in the office antiaging procedures has allowed her to wear many hats in the aesthetic nursing field. Her skill set combined with her compassionate and gentle nature allows her to help patients in all aspects of their care. Her goal is to allow every patient to feel the best version of themselves. She has been extensively trained in dermal fillers, Botox, Ultherapy, Vivace, PRP, Coolsculpting, and Clear + Brilliant.

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Tamme Smith

Medical Aesthetician

Tamme Smith is a licensed aesthetician with over 25 years of experience in the skincare industry. She has had the privilege of partnering alongside of Dr. Ambe for 15 years and counting. Together they help people achieve optimum results for preserving and maintaining youthful skin.

Developing strong relationships and finding solutions is the foundation of Tamme’s philosophy both personally and professionally. As a senior aesthetician, she thrives on guiding clients through the proper treatments, protocols, and home care products to customize their results of radiant and healthy skin.

Tamme is inspired daily by her husband Jeff and their two sons, Thomas and Jacob. She tells people she is a “boy Mama in the beauty biz!” In her free time, Tamme loves to spend time with her family and friends, practice her love for fitness, organize another and search for sea glass in Laguna Beach.

Megan Morris

Aesthetician

Megan became a licensed Aesthetician in 1996, performing various spa facials, body treatments, and makeup. She transitioned to becoming a medical Aesthetician as a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) in 1999, working in a surgeon’s private practice. Megan stays current on corrective skincare treatments through SPSSCS’ continued education and special trainings in Vancouver, Las Vegas, San Diego and other cities. Her extensive experience includes microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and rejuvenating facials.

Megan enjoys helping her clients achieve skin health through utilization of medical-grade products with the latest modalities of treatments; including CACI Ultra microdermabrasion. Whether you have dry skin, wrinkles, experience hyper-pigmentation, or are acne-prone, Megan will tailor corrective skincare treatments and develop an at-home skincare plan for your specific needs. For post-operative facial rejuvenation patients, she can help with skincare education to optimize surgical results and will teach camouflage makeup techniques to minimize the appearance of bruising during the recovery process.

Megan looks forward to helping you achieve the best results in healthy skin.

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Janelle Johnson

Front office Administrator

Janelle was sought out to join Dr. Ambe’s staff because of her experience with customer service. She originally worked for Dr. Ambe at his surgical center in Newport Beach. After reliably being there at 6:00 am every morning with a smile, Dr. Ambe asked her to join his office team. Janelle currently assists Dr. Ambe in the daily operations of the office. Interfacing with the patients and ascertaining their needs is a particular gift she possesses. She is due to complete her Certified Medical Assisting education this year so she can expand her ability to help patients in every capacity.

Brittany Delaney

Certified Physician Assistant

Brittany Delaney PA-C is a trained skin care expert who is dedicated to making her patients look and feel their best. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly University, Brittany completed her post graduate work from Chapman University where she received a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Brittany is passionate about preventative approaches to aging gracefully, and is highly skilled in the user of fillers, neurotoxins, lasers, and several medical devices. Brittany’s approach is always based on a natural aesthetic and her love for the field shows in her continual pursuit of innovative techniques and treatments.

 

Brittany is a southern California native and enjoys spending her free time at the beach (wearing SPF of course) with family and friends.

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Suzanne Rogers

R.N., Aesthetic Nurse Trainer​

Colette Frenoy

Front Office Administrator

Turn the Clock Back

After being chosen by Tamra Judge, one of the Real Housewives of Orange County, for a breast augmentation in Season 3, Dr. Ambe was chosen once again to perform a facelift – except this time on her mother. Tamra and her mother, Sandra Baker, ultimately chose Dr. Ambe due to his reputation as one of the best facelift surgeons in Newport Beach/Orange County and one that specializes in very natural facelift results. After her incredible results last season, Tamra knew that Dr. Ambe would give her mother the perfect “turn the clock back” look she desired.

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Dr. Milind K. Ambe M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The go-to Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Milind Ambe is originally from Montreal, Canada, but moved to Southern California when he was just two years old. Raised in a family full of scientists and musicians, Dr. Ambe grew to love both fields. He followed in the footsteps of his family members, becoming a musician as well as a doctor. Dr. Ambe performed as a concert pianist as a teenager, before studying medicine.

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