Our Surgery Team
Bernadette has been in the medical field for over 20 years. She gained her experience working in hospitals such as Hackensack University Medical Center and Pascack Valley Hospital. She continued to further her career and worked in the fields of general/vascular surgery and then continued into a private dermatology/plastic surgery office where she assisted in Mohs surgery as well as supervising the office.
At the height of her career, she took a hiatus to raise her three children. Needless to say being there for all of them was a full time job on its own. Devoted to her children and all their activities she wanted to return to the workforce. Bernadette gradually worked in the medical field again and found her way to the Breslow Center in 2019. Bernadette found a perfect balance of what she loves to do, working in the field she loves and still being able to be there for her kids.
Melissa Giordano, RN, CANS, CPSN
Director of Nursing / Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist / Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
Melissa has been with The Breslow Center since 2007 and has dedicated her career in Nursing to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. As Director of Nursing, she assists with all medical aspects of the practice. With over a decade of experience in plastic surgery, including 4 years of assisting the operating room, Melissa is an integral member of our team. Melissa is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of plastic surgery patient care and she enjoys working with patients and directing them through a positive surgical experience as well as the many other services we provide. Melissa is an active member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses as well as the Society for Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists.
In addition to serving as Director of Nursing, Melissa is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Under the medical direction of Dr. Breslow, Melissa provides aesthetic consultations and treatments for those who are interested in improving their appearance and self-esteem with non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Melissa is extensively trained in the latest techniques in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using BOTOX®Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® , VOLUMA®. VOLBELLA®. RADIESSE® and BELOTERO®. Trained extensively by Dr. Breslow, along with renowned leaders in the industry and top aesthetic manufacturers such as Allergan and Merz, Melissa has mastered her craft and is a highly sought-after expert in non-surgical facial aesthetic rejuvenation.
Melissa earned the prestigious CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) credential in 2014 and is one of only a handful of plastic surgical nurses in the North East to attain this specialized certification. Melissa’s artistic eye and vast knowledge in plastic surgery patient care make her ideally suited as an exceptional Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Melissa regularly attends aesthetic seminars and national conventions to keep abreast of the latest trends in injectable treatments, so her patients achieve a more beautiful and natural look. She prides herself on developing lasting relationships with her patients, by providing natural results with the utmost comfort in mind.
As a leading provider for cosmetic injectable treatments, Melissa is also a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®. Melissa’s role as a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Allergan’s Aesthetic Consultant Exchange (ACE) is dedicated towards educating physicians and other medical providers on the latest advanced injection techniques with special regard to the understanding of facial anatomy, clinical safety and the efficacy of their products. Melissa’s years of hands-on experience and expert results have made her exceptional in this advanced role.
Madison Keppeler, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Madison, our physician assistant, has been practicing in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since completing her degree. She earned her Masters of Science in 2012. Prior to joining The Breslow Center she previously practiced at John Hopkins Hospital.
Her goal each and every day is to deliver the most extraordinary patient care possible. Madison’s focus is to assist Dr. Breslow in caring for his patients. You will meet Madison at the initial visit alongside of the surgeon, through surgical procedures, and for follow up care. Patients feel comforted in her care and know they will be supported throughout their journey at the Breslow Center.
Denise offers over 20 years experience in business management and marketing. She is dedicated to ensuring all facets of our practice run smoothly. Her number one goal is to provide optimal patient satisfaction at the Breslow Center.
Her strong leadership and analytical skills in conjunction with her ability to work both as a team leader and team member make her an asset to our practice. If you have any questions or concerns Denise is always available and willing to help.
Patient Care Coordinator
Cheri brings over 25 years of business experience to the practice. She is the Patient Care Coordinator for all non cosmetic and cosmetic procedures.
She will coordinate all aspects of your procedure from the beginning to the end. Her goal is to provide the patient with a stress free environment prior to their surgery, by ensuring that the every detail in the coordination of their procedure is taken care of. She is always here to listen, to advise, and to lend a caring ear.
Veronica Oliveros, RN
Plastic Surgery Nurse
Veronica’s career in the medical field started in 2009. Initially, she began as a certified nursing assistant while obtaining her nursing degree. She then furthered her nursing career as an RN at Hackensack University Medical Center where she had the significant role of bedside nursing for 5 years. While she embraced this role, she knew she always had a passion for plastic surgery and aesthetics. Since 2017, Veronica has chosen to focus her career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Veronica’s expert care and precision with injectables enables patients to achieve natural yet dramatic results. She brings a wealth of knowledge in facial anatomy and cosmetic injections having worked alongside a board certified plastic surgeon. She has received all of the necessary certifications in Dermal Fillers and neurotoxins. She is certified in microneedling and IPL laser treatments and is trained in Hair Restoration. Veronica is very passionate about continuing education and is dedicated to keeping up to date on the latest procedures. Veronica’s focus is making her patients feel and look their best!
Front Desk Receptionist
Once you arrive at The Breslow Center, you will be greeted by Nelly. She is client focused and will welcome you with her contagious smile. Nelly has worked in the medical field since 2009.
Prior to joining The Breslow Center in 2015, Nelly held a similar position in a dermatology practice. In her free times she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She loves nature and enjoys outdoors activities. Nelly is very passionate about helping others and is a volunteer at Strengthen Our Sisters, a shelter whose mission is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.
Front Desk Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Krystle is the Front Desk Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for The Breslow Center. She has been working in the Medical field for over since 2007.
She began her career at Columbia University Medical Center in Gynecological Oncology. She then moved into private practice, ranging from Bariatric surgery to Plastic Surgery. Krystle joined the Breslow team in 2014 and ensures that our Front Desk runs smoothly, is involved in many aspects of the practice and is right hand to our Practice Administrator.
In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and enjoys partaking in outdoor adventures with her children. She also dabbles in children’s party planning and she loves to cook and bake.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Certified Micropigmentation Technician
Denise has been in the makeup and skincare industry for 20+ years. She has worked at some of the most prestigious day spas and medical spas in Northern New Jersey. Denise continues to educate herself on the latest skincare options and treatments. She understands the importance of having healthy skin, personally having battled with acne throughout her life. Her patients are treated with care and sensitivity while giving them the best possible treatment to achieve their desired result.
When Denise isn’t busy working, she enjoys staying active with her young son, attending hot yoga classes and going to the beach when possible.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Dawn is a graduate of the Artistic Academy. She chose Esthetics as her career after realizing her passion to help people feel good about themselves. She believes the esthetics industry offers an ongoing learning experience and keeping up with available knowledge is critical to being the best esthetician possible.
She understands how pigmentation, adult acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self-esteem and confidence. Dawn believes that by providing her clients with the knowledge, a customized plan and tools to correct the situation, she can help each individual client reach their skin care goal.
She is excited to help her patients improve their appearance and looks forward to their next visit as an exciting step on their path to healthy, beautiful skin. When she is not working, Dawn enjoys playing golf and loves to cook.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Irina came to the US from Kiev Ukraine. In addition to studying skin care and cosmetology at a Technical School in Kiev, she also studied makeup and hair for stage design at Kiev State University. She is a graduate of Parisian Beauty Academy in US. Irina brings to The Breslow Center extensive experience as a Medical Aesthetician and Practice Manager at Ethos Skin & Laser Center in Englewood.
Irina believes in educating her clients about new innovations in skincare, so that by using the right regimen and products her patients can improve their completion while addressing and correcting skin problems or concerns. She will oversee your treatment plan and can reverse and prevent most issues associated with aging and create beautifully smooth and luminous skin.
Irina has two grown sons. She loves her family and her job. In her free time, she enjoys working out, yoga, cooking and gardening. She has a passion for skincare and working with people.
Certified Micropigmentation Technician
Vjera Zec is certified technician for the application of cosmetic micro-pigmentation, a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and a member the American Academy of Micropigmentation. Past clients praise her meticulous attention to detail and professional demeanor as factors to their successful experiences in her care. Her services include but are not limited to, Microblading of natural look eyebrows and permanent cosmetics for the eyes and lips.
Vjera takes a professional and artistic approach to color application. Aside from training on both coasts of the United States, her path has also lead her to visit various European countries to study under world renowned educators in the field of permanent make up application and pigment color theory. The skills acquired have not only brought confidence to those seeking the beautifying effect and convenience of permanent make up, but also have helped those in need. Sufferers of Alopecia, unable to grow body hair, and cancer survivors post reconstruction surgery have both benefited from Vjera’s attention to detail, artist’s touch and compassion.
The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery is currently offering the services of this high demand professional in the cutting edge of cosmetic beauty enhancement. We are confident she will help you define your look.