We believe that a doctor’s staff is as important to your entire experience as much as your doctor is. And, we’re confident that our team is one of the best! Each of our staff members is armed with technical know-how, compassion, professionalism, and a genuine concern for your safety and well-being. We take patient care quite seriously, and we strive to exceed your greatest expectations.

Jill Pearlman,
Patient Care Coordinator

Jill loves what she does! As MAE Plastic Surgery’s Patient Care Coordinator, Jill communicates with patients each and every day, answering their questions and assisting them with the entire process from start to finish. From details about various surgical procedures and recovery times, to insurance and payment options, Jill provides a wealth of information!

With over seven years experience in the field of plastic surgery, four of which were spent as a Patient Care Coordinator, Jill’s knowledge and welcoming personality instantly puts patients at ease. She knows how to make them feel comfortable and confident with their decision. An exceptional listener and readily available to respond to patients questions or concerns, Jill’s favorite part of her job is connecting with people and assisting them in reaching their goals of looking and feeling better, inside and out. She looks forward to meeting you and being part of your MAE experience!

Erin Catanese, BSN, RN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse

Erin obtained her nursing degree from the University of Iowa in 2002. She started her career as an emergency room nurse and was introduced to Dr. Epstein in 2005, when she changed her specialty to Peri-Anesthesia nursing. Erin was immediately impressed with the family-like atmosphere of Dr.Epstein’s practice and the way in which he interacted with his patients and became Nurse Manager of Northbrook Plastic Surgery in January 2011. Erin provides dedicated one-on-one care for all surgical patients (both pre-operatively and post-operatively) and is in charge of maintaining the facility’s accreditation with the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery (AAAASF). Always wanting to learn and give even more to her patients, Erin has achieved her certification in Plastic Surgery Nursing.

maureen2Maureen Spahr, RN
ASAPS Injector Competence Certified

Dr. Epstein is pleased to welcome Maureen Spahr, RN to his practice. Certified by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Injector Competence Training, Maureen has been an RN for over 25 years, and received her nursing degree from the Joseph School of Nursing at Mitchell College in Connecticut. Highly motivated and extremely successful, Maureen quickly became a supervisor for the surgical unit at one of Connecticut’s premier hospitals.

In 1995, she moved with her husband and children to Illinois, where she practiced as a family medicine nurse before realizing her true passion; aesthetic injectables. Eager to become a nurse injector, Maureen honed her skills and became certified in a variety of aesthetic medicine techniques including laser therapy, aesthetic injectables and soft tissue fillers. She has been working in the industry for the past 20 years, and with plastic surgeons for the past 10.

Because of her training, experience, and exceptional technique, doctors and nurses throughout the country have invited Maureen to share her knowledge, speak to their staffs, demonstrate her skill, and teach them the finer points of injecting. Sought after as one of the best in her field, she is a certified trainer for Medicis, the makers of Dysport, Restylane and Perlane.

A skilled perfectionist who prides herself on staying a step ahead by researching and learning about the latest products and procedures, Maureen’s greatest joy is helping her clients look and feel their very best. Friendly and very easy to talk with, Maureen takes her time, listens closely to her clients’ concerns, and develops a personalized treatment plan to successfully address them. She has a wonderful gift for making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. We couldn’t be happier to have Maureen Spahr on our staff!

Karry-AngleKerry Angle, Practice Manager

Before joining the staff of Transcend MedSpa in 2009, Kerry spent over 15 years working in the field of plastic surgery assisting a variety of surgeons with running their practices and interacting daily with their patients. It was the work she did at a MedSpa in Louisiana back in 1994 that sparked her passion and interest in non-surgical procedures including cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, anti-aging skin care, chemical peels and other skin rejuvenation processes. As Transcend MedSpa’s Practice Manager, Kerry not only manages the MedSpa’s day to day responsibilities, but she is also very involved with each of the patients and the treatments they receive, ensuring that their Transcend experience exceeds their expectations.

martaMarta Kwiatkowska, Licensed Aesthetician

Marta K. is a licensed aesthetician with over 10 years of experience. She has always believed that skin care is her future. Taking care of people’s needs and making them feel better about their appearance has always been her goal. She is excellent at treating different skin conditions and helping our patients choose the right skin care regimen. Superb training for medical-grade skin treatments, along with many years of experience, has made Marta K. extremely comfortable with her knowledge and techniques. Her motto is and always will be, “always learning, always professional, and always there for you.”

edytaEdith Mitera, Licensed Aesthetician

Dr. Epstein is pleased to welcome Edyta (Edith) Mitera to Transcend MedSpa. A licensed aesthetician for over 9 years with a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, Edith specializes in microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels to help beautify the skin and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. She is also skilled in the use of cosmetic lasers and enjoys eye brow waxing and shaping.

A consummate professional, Edith takes her time with each and every patient, ensuring that they are treated thoroughly and professionally to achieve the results they both want. Educating her patients about the latest treatments and the most innovative skincare regimens, and helping them look and feel their very best, is her ultimate goal. Knowing that her patients are happy with the results is among her greatest achievements. Her desire to continue learning about the medical skincare field, along with her need to keep current with the latest treatments and products, contributes to her incredible success with patients.