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Ashley Malakoff

Front Office Coordinator

Ashley was born and raised in Montgomery County Maryland. She is a 2018 West Virginia University graduate with a degree in criminology. After college she decided to ditch the legal field and focus on her one true love of skincare! Ashley is very knowledgeable about skincare products and aesthetic treatments. She loves to study product ingredients and assist patients in selecting the right skincare product for their needs. She hopes to eventually attend Esthetician school so she can put her passion to work!

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Alana Talavera

Internal Operations Coordinator

Alana is originally from Oxon Hill, MD, where her family moved to from the Philippines. She graduated in 2016 from Salisbury University with a major in Business Management Human Resources. Alana is a sweet smiling face in the office, who is hard working and always willing to lend a hand. She is our go-to person for the best restaurants in the DMV area!

“The best part about working for this medical practice is being a witness to the compassion shown by our medical staff as well as the amazing team work we exhibit throughout each work day. “

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Marcia Scorpio, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Marcia is a registered nurse with over 10 years of aesthetic experience specializing in laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, Microneedling, sclerotherapy, Coolsculpting, dermal fillers, and Botox. Marcia strives to enhance her patients’ own beauty and restore a youthful appearance. Her patients trust and appreciate her ability to create “natural looking” results, leaving them looking refreshed and not overdone.

With her vast experience and continual education, Marcia provides our clients with the best treatment options for their unique needs. Her warm and reassuring personality will make you feel listen to, cared for and comfortable within minutes. Marcia has the knowledge, skill, and tools to artfully diminish areas of concern and highlight each patient’s own positive features, for face and body. Outside of work, Marcia enjoys visiting her daughter in LA, and spending time with her husband, son and 18-year-old rescue cat, Max.

"With every new and returning patient, my goal is to help them feel confident so they can live their best lives!"

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Courtney Sheron, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Courtney joined our practice after moving back from Tennessee where she worked in pediatric oncology at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. While working on the Bone Marrow Transplant unit, she received the Daisy award for her exceptional nursing care. Courtney received her BSN from Stony Brook University in New York where she graduated summa cum laude. Courtney is a world traveler. She has done humanitarian work in Nepal, Haiti, Kenya, and Iraq. Courtney also enjoys weight training and has a passion for music and the fine arts. She is thrilled to join our team at PSIW and continue to make a difference in people’s lives.

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Karen Graham

Lead Patient Coordinator

Karen joined our Practice in 2005. She loves every opportunity to help patients, and genuinely shares her patients’ excitement as they are transformed finding greater self-confidence and quality of life. She is always happy to discuss her firsthand experience through surgery and recovery. Outside of the office you will find Karen enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, hiking and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle. Most importantly she loves spending time with family and friends and her beloved dog Blaze.

“I truly believe in the people and the mission of Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington, and I bring that enthusiasm to work every day.”

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Megan Wilby

Patient Care Coordinator

Megan has always had a passion for helping others. She loves to spend her time getting to know her patients and helping them from beginning to end. She spent most of her life living overseas as a military brat taking every opportunity to visit somewhere new. Her international upbringing ignited a life-long desire to travel and experience new cultures. In addition to her culturally diverse background, she received her Bachelors in Social Sciences and is currently in Grad School. Safe to say that she loves working with all our patients! On her days off you can find Megan exploring new brunch spots and spending time with those closest to her.

“I can’t imagine working anywhere that doesn’t allow me to meet new people every single day & engage with them on a personal level. I want all my patients to have the best possible experience and I love helping them every step of the way!”

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Sivan Berube, LE

Medical Aesthetician

Sivan has always had a passion for skin care. Sivan trained at Dermal Science International in Reston, VA and received her degree in Aesthetics and Makeup Artistry in 2012. She has attended many additional advanced aesthetic courses and seminars in skincare, laser rejuvenation, body contouring treatments, eyelash extensions, as well as chemical peels and makeup artistry. Sivan comes to our practice with years of experience working closely with some of the district’s top dermatologists where she specialized in personalized skincare treatments such as chemical peels and Hydrafacial MD. Sivan is passionate about providing a relaxing atmosphere while helping her clients improve and maintain healthy glowing skin by offering customized treatment and an affective at-home regimen resulting in the highest quality of benefited results and care.

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Sammy Sinay

Medical Assistant

Sammy is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park and is originally from Rockville, MD. She has a degree in Public Health Sciences with a pre-health focus in hopes of continuing her education to become a Physician's Assistant. Sammy has always had a passion for medical science, and has developed a strong interest in Plastic Surgery from working with our top docs.

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Annika Stricker

Medical Assistant

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Shanti Abel, MHA

Practice Administrator

Shanti recently moved to Maryland from Orlando, FL where she was working in plastic surgery as a patient care coordinator. She received her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and Health Communication at the University of South Florida and continued on to receive a Master of Health Administration at the University of Florida. She is passionate about supporting the team to allow the practice to continuously grow and provide exceptional patient care. “At Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington each day I am surrounded by a team of confident, intelligent and caring individuals, that genuinely care about making a difference in the lives around them!”

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