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Team Breslow

Plastic Surgery • Medical Spa

Bernadette Andres-Pelayo

Medical Assistant

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. Melissa’s focus is on the aesthetic side of the practice using Botox and fillers. The transformations she achieves for her patients are truly a work of art.  Melissa is an active member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses as well as the Society for Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists.

 

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. Melissa’s focus is on the aesthetic side of the practice using Botox and fillers. The transformations she achieves for her patients are truly a work of art.  Melissa is an active member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses as well as the Society for Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists.

 

Madison Keppeler

Certified Physician Assistant
PA-C

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 Mercier

Practice Administrator

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.

 

Denise Mercier

Practice Administrator

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.

 

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.

 

Cheri Montalto

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.

Cheri Montalto

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.

Nelly Paulino

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 time 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.

Krystle Vargas

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.

Krystle Vargas

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.

Denise Wekarski

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.

Vincenza Conlon

Vincenza started with the practice in April of 2018.  She is a Registered Nurse by trade  and had put that behind her to stay at home and raise her now grown children.  At The Breslow Center, Vincenza is responsible for recording cosmetic patient histories and works alongside of Melissa Giordano rooming patients and preparing patients for their injectable treatment. You can always find Vincenza smiling and laughing.  When not at the office, she enjoys family time and cooking.

Vincenza Conlon

Vincenza started with the practice in April of 2018.  She is a Registered Nurse by trade  and had put that behind her to stay at home and raise her now grown children.  At The Breslow Center, Vincenza is responsible for recording cosmetic patient histories and works alongside of Melissa Giordano rooming patients and preparing patients for their injectable treatment. You can always find Vincenza smiling and laughing.  When not at the office, she enjoys family time and cooking.

Irina Zaytsev

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.

 

 

Kaitlyn Baker

Front Office

Kaitlyn joined The Breslow Center in January of 2021. She is currently a student at Manhattan College studying Healthcare Administration. While The Breslow Center is the beginning of her experience in the medical field, she has always had a passion for healthcare. Her grandparents have always been my biggest motivators when it comes to pursuing this career.  Katilyn is an integral part of the front office.

Her extracurriculars include being a part of the D1 Manhattan College Jasper Cheerleading Team, studying abroad in Paris, France, and being a member of the Gaelic Society.

In her spare time, she love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, coach cheerleading, and attend New York Yankee ball games.

Kaitlyn Baker

Front Office

Kaitlyn joined The Breslow Center in January of 2021. She is currently a student at Manhattan College studying Healthcare Administration. While The Breslow Center is the beginning of her experience in the medical field, she has always had a passion for healthcare. Her grandparents have always been my biggest motivators when it comes to pursuing this career.  Katilyn is an integral part of the front office.

Her extracurriculars include being a part of the D1 Manhattan College Jasper Cheerleading Team, studying abroad in Paris, France, and being a member of the Gaelic Society.

In her spare time, she love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, coach cheerleading, and attend New York Yankee ball games.

Brianna Guttuso

PA-C, M.S.

Brianna is a Physician Assistant specializing in skin care needs.  In addition to overseeing our Medical Spa, she also performs our Laser treatments and has a passion for making people look their very best with dermal fillers & botox. She received her bachelors and masters degree at Seton Hall University. She is a board certified member of the NCCPA and actively works to broaden her knowledge to keep up with new technology and changes of medicine. She previously worked in Dermatology expanding her knowledge of skin care and aesthetic procedures since 2015. Brianna’s professional interests include creating professional relationships with her patients to achieve their skin care goals.

In her spare time Brianna enjoys traveling, shopping, walking her frenchie, and quality time with family and friends. She is ready to make you “Love the Way You Look” and take your skin from dull to glowing. 

Angela Amaro-Swirsky

Director of Marketing and Social Media

Angela comes to us after a strong 13-year career with Paychex, Inc., most recently serving in a high-level Relationship Management role, for top-ranking partners to the company, over seven states.  Her role at The Breslow Center will include overseeing all internal and external marketing and social media.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Studies from The William Paterson University of NJ.  She is currently a candidate for her dual Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees, in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University, which strongly integrates with her passion for healthcare, patient connection, and her belief in the value of storytelling, and her role with The Breslow Center.

Angela Amaro-Swirsky

Director of Marketing and Social Media

Angela comes to us after a strong 13-year career with Paychex, Inc., most recently serving in a high-level Relationship Management role, for top-ranking partners to the company, over seven states.  Her role at The Breslow Center will include overseeing all internal and external marketing and social media.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Studies from The William Paterson University of NJ.  She is currently a candidate for her dual Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees, in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University, which strongly integrates with her passion for healthcare, patient connection, and her belief in the value of storytelling, and her role with The Breslow Center.

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