Meet Our Staff
Top plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics. He values reaching the highest levels of achievement in reconstructive and plastic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience. Your comprehensive consultation will be exceedingly informative, clear, balanced and there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss all your concerns.
Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics’ premises are located in the heart of New York: in Manhattan, New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, but our patients come from all the places in the wider New York area, and the United States in general. We consider ourselves to be the best option that New York plastic surgery can offer.
Our Staff’s Achievements:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse and Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Tara Cutrone, has a passion for helping patients care for their skin. Trained by Kevin Tehrani MD FACS, Tara specializes in non-invasive treatments including neurotoxins, lasers and dermal fillers. As a graduate of Molloy College, Tara continues to take advanced injectable courses ensuring the best results for her patients. Tara began as an RN in 2004 and then moved to Aristocrat in 2008. She has extensive knowledge and experience to assist you in finding the best procedures to meet your aesthetic goals. Tara loves to work with her patients to provide them the perfect plan for treatment.
Patricia Ashmore has been a physician assistant at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery since February of 2016. Trish, as she’s known around the office, spends most of her day seeing patients and assisting Dr. Tehrani in and out of the operating room. Trish earned her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Biology at Rider University on a tennis athletic scholarship. She graduated with honors as Summa Cum Laude in the top 1 percentile of her graduating class. Trish then attended Hofstra University and earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Trish has more than 7 years experience in healthcare and through the years has earned the status as a master PA injector. When Trish is not seeing pre and post op patients she can be found fulfilling non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Trained by Kevin Tehrani MD FACS, she performs Botox®, Juvéderm®, KYBELLA® and Radiesse® injections to name a few. Trish loves interacting with patients and prides in making others feel beautiful inside and out.
Registered Nurse, Joanna Roasario, recently joined Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and MedAesthetics. With 8 years of experience, Joanna is most in her element in the operating and recovery rooms. Her priority is to create a trusting relationship with each patient. Joanna makes sure each patient has a comfortable and pleasant experience from the procedure to the recovery. A graduate of Hunter College School of Nursing, Joanna loves to help enhance her patients’ quality of life and loves being a part of a place where surgery and art come together.
Licensed Practical Nurse
You may recognize Tiffany as a friendly face in the Aristocrat OR this past year. She is currently pursuing her BSN from Long Island University. Tiffany has been in the nursing field for over 5 years, finding her true passion in plastic surgery. Working in plastic surgery is a “happy medicine” for Tiffany as she gets the pleasure of watching her patients confidence skyrocket. She feels blessed to work with Dr. Tehrani and the whole team.
As the MedAesthetics Director and licensed Medical Aesthetician, Louisa Agate focuses on creating an individualized skincare and laser treatment plan for each patient. She thinks outside the box and works to find what will be most successful for you. Louisa graduated from Queens College, and then continued her education at Long Island Skin Institute and Dermal Institute. With 25 years in the cosmetic laser and skincare industries, Louisa specializes in skin rejuvenation and laser treatments. Louisa has an eye for aesthetic beauty that her patients value when it comes to making decisions on what is best for their cosmetic needs.
Upon completing her training in the Christine Valmy International Aesthetics School, Lydia Kim joined the team at APS in June of 2013. As a licensed Medical Aesthetician, she specializes in facials, peels and laser treatments. Lydia will work hard to ensure that you have a personalized plan tailored to your needs so that you can feel confident and beautiful. Whether your interest is in anything from CoolSculpting to Ultherapy, Lydia’s goal is to thoroughly inform her patients so that each person can choose the best possible treatments for their desired look.
Elizabeth Rivera, licensed Medical Aesthetician and Physical Therapist will be there for you whether you are recovering from a surgery or are taking advantage of our extensive MedSpa. For 19 years, she’s been working with patients to help them look and feel better. Her kind and happy personality shines as she works with each person. Elizabeth been a part of Aristocrat since 2010 and loves the atmosphere and enthusiasm of her coworkers.
Certified Surgical Technologist
Stephen Lorenzo is a Certified Surgical Technologist who graduated from Mandl School, The College of Allied Health. He recently joined the Aristocrat Plastic Surgery family in 2018, eager to learn and assist Dr. Kevin Tehrani during surgery. With an invested interest in the medical field, Stephen takes pride in what he does, making sure the operating room is both a sterile and safe environment for both the patients and staff daily. Stephen strives to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their entire experience at APS. He has 3 years’ experience as a personal trainer, spending most of his free time competing in sports, and keeping active while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Verna Lau graduated from Buffalo University with a Bachelor’s degree. She began working at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery as a medical assistant in September 2018. She wears many hats, acting as both an administrator and healthcare professional. Verna can also be found behind the scenes taking photos & videos in the OR for Instagram. Working at APS she has a “can do” attitude while performing exceptional patient care. From preparing the examination rooms to the restocking of medical tools and equipment in the operating room, Verna’s top priority is to ensure everything runs smoothly in this busy practice. She trusts in her ability and has confidence that our entire staff will provide an excellent patient care experience.
Pamela Kotzamanis is a graduate of Long Island University with a degree in communications. She began working at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and MedAesthetics in the winter of 2010. With 18 years of experience in the cosmetic surgery industry, she has dedicated herself to the patients making sure that they receive the utmost care every step of the way. Pam specializes in medical and cosmetic practices and, as the office manager, keeps everything running smoothly.
Supervising Patient Coordinator
Skyler DeJohn has worked in the customer service and hospitality industry for 8 years. As the Supervising Patient Coordinator, her top priority is patient care. She works hard to ensure that each question is answered, and all expectations are addressed. A graduate of Ramapo College, Skyler has been a long time veteran of the practice and is always excited to help guide patients through their transformations. Her mission is to help patients feel comfortable and confident from the moment they walk in the door.
Lead Patient Coordinator
Laura Cosentino joined Aristocrat as a patient coordinator, and oversees the flow of patients in and out of the practice daily. She studied at The Manhattan Institute and is a certified medical assistant, biller, EKG tech and phlebotomist. Laura previously worked as a medical assistant at an orthopedic surgeon’s office for 2 years. She then studied business & marketing at Nassau Community College, and was an office manager and executive assistant at a realty company for 9 years. Laura is one of the smiling faces greeting patients as they walk in, but may also be found consulting patients on their beauty needs. She enjoys seeing and making people happy no matter the circumstance, and gives 110% in every aspect of her life and work. Laura enjoys spending free time with her kids, and frequently volunteers in the community.
Lindsay Farrugia began as a patient coordinator at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and MedAesthetics in May of 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in public relations & advertising from SUNY Cortland in 2005. Prior to Aristocrat, Lindsay worked for the School of Education at New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University’s Office for Development and most recently before APS, South Shore Eye Care, a busy five doctor ophthalmology practice. Outside of Aristocrat, Lindsay is all about health & fitness and is a certified spinning instructor. With a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old at home, Lindsay is very active during her time away from APS and loves spending time with her growing family. Lindsay’s goal is to efficiently navigate new and current patients through the practice from the moment you walk in the door for your consult to your follow up appointments after your procedure.
Kristin Tennerello has been a patient coordinator at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics since September 2018. Kristin is a certified medical assistant, with extensive knowledge in the cosmetic & plastic surgery field, as well as having primary care and pain management experience. She earned her associate’s degree in biological sciences at Palm Beach Community College in 2013. Kristin spent 12 years of her adult life in Florida before returning to New York to be close with her family. Kristin is one of the smiling faces there to greet you at reception when you enter our prestigious practice and strives to assure all patients needs and comfort are met.
Sorrel Patella is the newest Patient Coordinator to join the Aristocrat team. After obtaining her B.S. from St. John’s University, she ultimately decided to begin a career in healthcare administration. Sorrel worked for the largest integrative multi-practice healthcare company in New York for 6 years. She began as the Assistant to the Director of Regulatory Compliance performing staff training and visiting practices all over the Metropolitan area ensuring physicians were meeting standards of care. She then went on to work directly for the VP of Ambulatory Surgery as lead Surgical Scheduler of a busy free standing AmSurg Center.
Sorrel believes in providing compassion and premier customer service so the patient can not only have the best surgical outcome but the best journey getting to their end result.
Scott Edelman, Esq
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel Member, Scott Edelman, Esq. keeps Aristocrat Plastic Surgery running smoothly and efficiently. Scott’s experience and education ensure that the practice is up to the highest standards in all aspects. A graduate of University of Binghamton and Brooklyn Law School, Scott has 25 years of experience in accounting and legal in the healthcare field. As a managing partner, Scott refined his management skills and uses them daily at Aristocrat. Here, he specializes in finance, legal and management. Scott looks forward to reaching new patients and helping them find a place where they can truly achieve their aesthetic goals.
Social Media & Marketing Executive
Jacklyn Poetzsch joined the Aristocrat Plastic Surgery team in April 2019. She is a content marketing professional with expertise in social media, digital marketing and communications. Jacklyn is the face behind our social media activity and works to build and maintain a strong brand image. Previously, Jacklyn worked in digital marketing and communications for various fashion and beauty brands. She graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is focused and excited to be part of a top plastic surgery practice.