Our Staff

Our Staff

Paula Austin – Clinical and Surgical Assistant

Paula Austin

Paula is a native Kentuckian. She holds a CMA from Morehead State College. Paula has been with Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center since 2002, and serves as Dr. Waldman’s primary Medical Assistant.  She brings extensive knowledge and expertise on all Facial Plastic Surgery subjects to the practice.  Paula works diligently with each patient to ensure they have a thorough, safe, and enjoyable aesthetic experience during surgery as well as non-invasive treatments.  She lives here in Lexington and enjoys writing, exploring, and meeting new people.

Miranda Dean – Nurse

Miranda Dean

Miranda comes to us from Columbus Ohio. She studied at the University of Kentucky and is a graduate from St. Catherine College with an Associate degree of Science in Nursing. She has over three years of professional experience in critical care nursing. She is a registered nurse and is also certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. Miranda is very active in our surgical area and also facilitates patient care in our clinical setting. She and her husband are proud parents of two beautiful girls ages 3 months and 2 years old. She also has two sweet boxers ages 4 and 5.

Cori Doyle – Marketing Coordinator/Patient Concierge

Cori Doyle

As a native Lexingtonian, Cori graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Integrated Strategic Communications. She joined our team in March of 2015. Cori is in charge of all marketing planning and execution for the practice, as well as patient relations and communications. Her top priority is to make sure that we are in constant communication with our patients in order to make sure that their every need is being met. She strives to continually enhance the patient experience. She is a wife and mother of two young boys, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, working out, and traveling.

Laura Harris – Office Administrator

Laura Harris

Laura was born and raised in Lexington, KY. She attended high school at Lexington Christian Academy and Graduated College at the University of Kentucky. Laura joined Waldman Schantz in February of 2014, and serves as the primary Patient Coordinator for the practice.  She oversees scheduling, insurance, patient communications, and office administration, ensuring a thorough and enjoyable patient experience.  Laura and her husband live here in Lexington with their beautiful daughter, Olivia, and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Melissa Hortenbury – Office Administrator

Melissa Hortenbury

Melissa was raised in Shelbyville, KY and has now lived in Lexington for 14 years. She received her State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA) from Emergency Medical Training Professionals here in Lexington. After joining us in 2015, Melissa brings 15 years of sales and event coordinating experience to the practice. Her duties include working with Waldman Schantz and Skin Chic in the areas of scheduling, reception, administration, marketing, and sales. She is an avid actor and guitar player, and enjoys health and fitness, spending time outdoors, and cooking.

Taylor Tackett – Practice Manager Associate

Taylor Tackett

Taylor Tackett joined Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery in 2015. Her attention to detail and cheerful demeanor make her a valuable asset to management our team. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, but has lived in Lexington for the past 4 years. In her free time, she loves cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her Airedale Terrier, Ruger.

Shanah Marcum – Surgical Tech

Shanah Marcum

Shanah Marcum is a 2012 graduate of National College. She was born, and still resides in KY and currently serves as our leading ScrubTech. She is a mother of two kids and wife of a military veteran. Her passion for her work speaks for itself, as Shanah strives to maintain a sterile, safe and professional workspace inside the operating room. In her nearly two years with us Shanah’s innovative ideas have helped put systems and procedures in place to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and consideration within their surgical experience. She dedicates herself to solidifying our reputation as the area’s foremost plastic surgery center.

Marianne Waldman – Skincare Director

Marianne Waldman

Marianne Waldman is a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in Louisville, Kentucky and she has been employed by the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. After several years directing the OR and Recovery Room for Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center, she founded the Lexington Skin Care Division at the center. She served on the advisory board for Rejuvena Skin Care and received specialty certification from Physicians Choice of Arizona and Palomar Medical Technologies.

Morgan Curry – Nurse

Morgan Curry

Morgan Curry is from right here in Lexington, KY. She has an Associates of Science in Nursing from Midway and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She is also a Doctoral Graduate Student Candidate at the University of Kentucky. Her certifications include: RN, BSN, BLS, ACLS, and she is an AACN member. In our practice, she loves getting to meet a variety of people and seeing their progress throughout their journey with us, from beginning to end. She is recently married and enjoys spending time with her 2 labradoodle children and working out.