Paula Austin – Clinical and Surgical Assistant
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 resides in Georgetown, Kentucky but is originally 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 seven years of professional experience in 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 4 and 6. She also has two sweet dogs, Lexi and Emmy.
Shanah Marcum – Surgical Tech
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 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 is from right here in Lexington, KY. She has an Associates of Science degree in Nursing from Midway University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She is also currently pursuing her Masters degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. She has 4 years of nursing experience and is also experienced in cardiac critical care. She is certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. She and her husband are proud new parents of a sweet baby boy named Ellis and are also proud dog parents of their two labradoodles.
Gina Barker, CRNA – Nurse Anesthetist
Meet Gina, a member of our Anesthesia Team. After completing her Anesthesia training at the University of Cincinnati, she returned to the Lexington area and has been practicing Anesthesia for 26 years. A member of our team since 2003, Gina brings great experience to our practice and makes sure our patients are always at ease. When she’s not working, she’s likely spending time with her husband and their two children, ages 14 and 16 or gardening.
Keri Mckenney, RN – Nurse
Keri was born here in Lexington and currently resides here as well. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her Bachelor’s of Science Nursing back in 2013. Since then she has gained experience over the last 4 and half years in several different areas including neurology, cardiology, medical-surgical, chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and hospice care. She is also BLS and ACLS certified. She enjoys caring for others with her bubbly disposition. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and their 4 animals- 2 cats- Olive and Domino- and 2 dogs- Luna and Cam.
Sean Lawson, CRNA – Nurse Anesthetist
My name is Sean Lawson. I have been practicing anesthesia for 12 1/2 years. I received my nurse anesthesia (CRNA) training from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to anesthesia training, I specialized in Trauma Critical Care nursing at the University of Kentucky. I am proud to be a Veteran of the U.S. Army where I served as a combat medic for the 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Infantry Division. I reside in Lexington and have two son’s ages 22 and 18
Madison Sommer, RN – Nurse
Madison Sommer is a Registered Nurse specializing in skin care aesthetics. Madison is a bright, caring and personable individual. Not only does she provide expert medical skin care treatments, but she pours her heart into every procedure. At Skin Chic her goal is to implement a unique and personalized course of treatment while providing an nurturing atmosphere to ensure each client receives the best possible outcome. Beyond her passion for aesthetic medicine she loves days spent with her 3 year old son, exploring Kentucky’s beautiful trails, riding horses and visiting local markets with her family.