Meet the Team

Delivering Exceptional Techniques and Honest, Thoughtful Care in Beverly Hills

Founded by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Cassileth, Cassileth Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is a leader in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The practice is a true "female plastic surgeon powerhouse" with founder and experienced breast revision surgeon Dr. Lisa Cassileth, breast and body surgeon Dr. Kelly Killeen, and two incredible face surgeons: Dr. Sarmela Sunder and Dr. Catherine S. Chang. The doctors' reputation for delivering a highly personalized and meticulous approach is what sets them apart from other practices. We treat each and every patient like a member of our extended family, and we are proud to have patients from all over the world who seek out our team of breast and face specialists to achieve their aesthetic goals.

You'll notice the difference from the first phone call to the moment you arrive and are welcomed by our friendly patient concierge in our warm, inviting environment. The doctors, medical team, and staff are committed to giving you an excellent, premiere experience every step of the way. Our offices are designed to help you feel inspired, yet relaxed, and and to ensure your privacy as you discuss your needs and questions. From your first phone call with our friendly, compassionate team of patient concierges to the moment you are greeted walking through our practice, our medical team and office staff will welcome you with open arms.

Cassileth Plastic Surgery & Skin Care

Contact Cassileth Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to set up a meeting with one of our plastic surgeons or another member of our team. Send a message online to arrange a consultation, or call (310) 278-8200.

We are committed to following our patients through their aesthetic journey every step of the way. We provide each of our surgery patients with a customized, postsurgery care package and assign a dedicated aftercare nurse to provide outpatient care post surgery. Our aftercare nurses possess more than 25 years of experience each, specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. At Cassileth Plastic Surgery, we believe and exemplify a true team approach. Each of our doctors has her own dedicated team of experienced professionals who thoughtfully assists our patients every step of the way. The teams include physician assistants, medical assistants, and an aftercare nurse.

Whether you are in need of breast reconstruction or desire a cosmetic procedure, you'll move forward with knowledge and confidence with our team. Our doctors' exceptional surgical skills will give you the natural-looking, beautiful results you deserve. For more than a decade, Cassileth Plastic Surgery has been an acclaimed Beverly Hills plastic surgery group, with pioneering reconstructive surgery procedures: one-stage breast reconstruction and SWIM flap breast reconstruction, as well as customized 3D custom facial implants and unique, highly specialized facelift revision procedures.

Our team strives to provide our patients with first-in-class care at our posh Beverly Hills facilities. With our team of dedicated aftercare nurses and a full-service medical spa, our goal at Cassileth Plastic Surgery is to give our patients warm, compassionate care and the most beautiful, natural results.

Our Mission: To empower transformation through surgical innovation and empathetic care.

Our Team

Brenda Wang

Front Office Patient Concierge

Brenda Wang

Brenda was born and raised in Portland, OR. She joined the Cassileth team in 2019. Brenda graduated from the University of Oregon and has a background in sales, marketing, and fitness training. Hoping to apply her people skills and customer service experience to the medical industry, Brenda's passion when working with patients is making their day by making them smile and laugh. She loves to learn new things about people.

Outside of the office, Brenda is a personal trainer. She, likes to workout, play with makeup, eat different types of food (she describes herself as a foodie), and spend time with her family.


Cammie Budde

Front Office Patient Concierge

Cammie Budde

Cammie Budde graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She worked in the field of publicity and marketing for three years, coordinating media press for lifestyle brands and awards shows, before leaving to follow her growing passion for aesthetic medicine. Born and raised in Orange County, Cammie worked for a plastic surgery practice in Laguna Beach for over two years before moving to Los Angeles and joining the expanding Cassileth Plastic Surgery & Skin Care team where she plays a vital role as a Front Desk Patient Concierge.


Desiree Titilah

Front Office Patient Concierge

Desiree Titilah

Desiree has more than 11 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery. It has been her pleasure to have worked as front office manager, patient coordinator, and surgery center manager, giving her a vast knowledge of every spectrum of cosmetic surgery. She has found a home and passion in front office management, considering it a great honor to be able to welcome patients to a practice to which she can entrust their personal care. Being able to provide a touchstone for patients when addressing their questions and concerns is a great honor to Desiree. She is excited and enthusiastic to have found a team that mirrors her philosophies in patient care.


Dr. Lisa Cassileth's Medical Team

Dr. Lisa Cassileth's Medical Team

Natasha Philippides

Patient Coordinator for Dr. Cassileth

Natasha Philippides

Natasha has more than 10 years of experience working in both plastic surgery and dermatology as a lead patient coordinator. She offers a wealth of experience providing top-level concierge patient care for breast reconstruction and breast surgery. Natasha is proud to be Dr. Lisa Cassileth's patient coordinator and finds the experience both rewarding and fulfilling. In her free time, Natasha enjoys scenic hikes and yoga.


Amy York, PA

Physician Assistant

Amy York

Amy York assists Dr. Cassileth in the operating room and manages patient preoperative appointments.

Prior to joining Cassileth Plastic Surgery, Amy worked at the world-renowned Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for eight years as a clinical research coordinator in pediatric nephrology and pediatric gastroenterology. In this role, she developed and conducted studies in nephrotic syndrome, hemodialysis, kidney transplantation, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Interacting with several thousand complex, chronically ill patients and their families helped Amy become a compassionate clinical provider.

Amy received her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Jefferson in Philadelphia and has a master's degree in architecture and design from Drexel University; she graduated with honors from both universities.

Amy is married to her high school sweetheart and has two sons. Her family was born and raised in Philadelphia; they now live in Culver City.


Carollee Shea, RN

Concierge Nursing Care —Aftercare Specialist

Carollee Shea

Carollee has been a nurse for more than 40 years. She graduated from Mount Carmel School of Nursing and Ohio State. She is passionate about patient care and ensuring an excellent and speedy post-surgery experience. You'll meet Carollee during your consultation with Dr. Cassileth, and Carollee will be there to guide you after your surgery, making house calls to ensure you are comfortable and healing quickly.


Star Skillens, MA

Medical Assistant

Star Skillens

Star has more than 14 years of experience in the aesthetics industry. As Dr. Lisa Cassileth's medical assistant, she is proud to be such an integral part of the Cassileth Plastic Surgery team and helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. In her free time, Star enjoys long scenic rides on her motorcycle and enjoys the outdoors.


Dr. Kelly Killeen's Medical Team

Jade Gunning

Patient Care Consultant for Dr. Killeen

Jade Gunning

Jade is the patient care consultant for Dr. Kelly Killeen and oversees Cassileth Skin Care. She has more than 12 years of experience working with patients in plastic and reconstructive surgery as a consultant. Her prior background in fashion and entertainment, as well as in marketing and high-profile client care, help to make her a wonderful addition to our team. Jade offers a particular expertise in catering to a diverse clientele, with an incredible ability to adapt skills and talents to any situation. She is a dedicated, driven professional and patient advocate. Raised in London, United Kingdom, Jade graduated from Salisbury College of Art and Design. She lives in West Hollywood with her beloved dog and cat (India and Tai). She likes to paint, hike, and enjoy life with her family and friends.


Karen Baruch, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Karen Baruch

Karen has more than 10 years of experience working in the medical industry. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and studied in New York City, completing both her BA and MA program in nursing in the East Coast. Karen works with Dr. Killeen and helps ensure your care. Karen loves being a part of a large Beverly Hills cosmetic practice and enjoys being part of a close-knit working environment under Dr. Killeen's team. In her free time, Karen enjoys hiking and yoga.


Dee Jenman, RN

Concierge Nursing Care—Aftercare Specialist

Dee Jenman

Dee has been a nurse for more than 20 years. She graduated from University of Southern California, School of Nursing, with degrees in nursing and public health. She is passionate about patient care and ensuring an excellent and speedy post-surgery experience. You'll meet Dee during your consult with Dr. Killeen. She has extensive experience in pre- and post-operative patient care, and she will be there to assist you after surgery, making house calls or visiting you at aftercare to ensure you are comfortable and healing quickly.

You'll enjoy meeting her as she guides you through the recovery process and answers any questions you may have. Dee is quite the adventurous soul. She enjoys scuba diving, skiing, and gardening.


Jessica Lehmann, MA

Jessica Lehmann

Jessica has been working in medical aesthetics for 11 years, as a medical assistant for eight years, and a medical aesthetician for three years. Originally from Reno, NV, Jessica graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Reno, Nevada. Her passion for taking care of others and medical aesthetics has made her a valuable part of the Cassileth Plastic Surgery team. As Dr. Killeen's medical assistant, Jessica provides genuine care and comfort to her patients. In her spare time, Jessica loves to run, be outdoors in nature, practice on her yoga mat every morning, cook for therapy, read instead of watch television, and never says no to all-you-can-eat sushi!


Dr. Sarmela Sunder's Medical Team

Dr. Sarmela Sunder's Medical Team

Halliday Donaldson

Patient Coordinator

Halliday Donaldson

Halliday Donaldson is new to LA coming to us from Atlanta, Georgia with over four years of experience in plastic surgery as a patient coordinator. Prior to finding her love for the plastic surgery industry Halliday has a long background filled with customer service. As such, she oversees patient care at every level. Serving as a liaison between patients and the doctor, her role is to answer all procedural and surgery-related questions in order to help patients have the best possible experience and overall results. Halliday recognizes that plastic surgery is a big decision and prides herself on assisting patients to better understand the entire process. When she's not at the office, you can find her enjoying the outdoors and soaking up sunshine. She also loves to laugh and explore all of LA's fantastic restaurants.


Gabriella Green, MA

Medical Assistant

Gabriella Green

Gabriella graduated from a private university in Iowa and has four years' experience working in Beverly Hills plastic surgery offices and cosmetic dermatology. She is passionate about patient education and care. She loved working in such a dynamic environment and learning new procedures and techniques to provide the best care possible to each patient. In her free time, she enjoys working out and hiking with her dog.


Dr. Catherine Chang's Medical Team

Yvette Jimenez

Patient Coordinator

Yvette Jimenez

Yvette has more than 15 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, working as a patient coordinator and office manager for a dermatologist and several Beverly Hills plastic surgeons. As Dr. Chang's patient coordinator, she enjoys working side by side with both doctors and their patients to help them achieve their facial aesthetic goals. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Our Med Spa Team

Our Med Spa Team

Albina Filatoff, RN

Laser and Injectable Specialist

Albina Filatoff

Albina is a registered nurse specializing in aesthetics. She provides her clients with injectables, laser treatments, and other skincare services. With more than 11 years of experience working in plastic surgery offices and med spas, Albina has a well-developed eye for cosmetic enhancement. Her patients love her for their beautiful, natural results. Albina takes her time with each client, creating a treatment plan that considers the client's entire face and skin type, not simply one feature or another. Her many long-time patients seek her out for her consistently excellent care. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, Albina worked as a medical assistant in a plastic surgery office. In her spare time, Albina enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and walking with her adorable dog, Goldie.


Katia Kartasheva

Medical Esthetician

Katia Kartasheva

Since her early 20s, Katia had an ambition for, and was passionate about, the beauty industry and wanted to be a part of it. When she moved to the United States from Russia, she was excited to begin her new life and have a chance to turn her ambitions into reality. She has more than eight years of experience in the medical aesthetics field and has worked in multiple locations in the area. As a Cassileth team member, she helps her patients retain and improve their beautiful and youthful looks with her knowledge. Most importantly, she takes time with each patient to assess their skin and personalize each facial treatment. She is dedicated to providing the best facial experience for her patients and strives to get them the best results every time. Her warm personality and passion about skin care make her treatments relaxing and effective.


Joy Edwards, RN BSN

Laser and Injectable Specialist

Joy Edwards

Joy considers herself fortunate to have found a way to bring the three great passions in her life—beauty, medicine, and sculpture—together in one occupation: medical aesthetics. She believes that fillers and neuromodulators are the highest form of 21st century makeup. Her experience working with cosmetic surgery, recovery, aftercare, and medical skincare have given her a unique set of skills in the assessment and treatment of patients. Joy is known for taking her time with clients and specializing in a gentle, effective experience. Joy graduated from the University of North Carolina and is a certified public health nurse and a certified aesthetic nurse specialist.


Sepi Balini

Eyebrow Microblading

Sepi Balini

"I love art and makeup, which is why I do this. I love helping people feel great about themselves."

Sepi is our PhiAcademy-trained eyebrow microblading specialist. In addition to achieving PhiArtist certification, Sepi has worked for the past six years as a makeup artist with Anastasia, the legendary cosmetic shop and salon in Beverly Hills. Sepi's extensive training and gifted eye allow her to create beautiful, natural eyebrows for her clients at Cassileth Plastic Surgery and Skincare.

When you have your consultation with Sepi she will listen to your wishes and consider the shape of your face as she plans your new eyebrows. Our patients love her warm, collaborative approach and her attention to detail.

Sepi is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in anthropology. In her spare time, she creates and produces makeup tutorials for her successful Instagram account @makeupbysepi. When she's not at work and she's not creating content for the web Sepi loves to be at home, watching movies with her family and friends.


Our 436 Surgical Center Team

Adam Brown, DO

Anesthesiologist

Adam Brown

Dr. Adam Brown is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists, and has been in practice for 11 years. Dr. Brown grew up in New Jersey. After completing his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University, he worked in a research position in the Department of Anesthesiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Interests and talents discovered during that time led Dr. Brown to pursue a medical education at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He excelled in his residency in anesthesiology at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan in New York City. Dr. Brown's path then led him to Los Angeles. As an assistant professor of anesthesiology, he taught and worked clinically at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for 10 years. Recently, Dr. Brown chose to focus his practice on ambulatory anesthesia care. This change has afforded Dr. Brown the time to celebrate each patient's individuality.


Our Marketing Team

Gia Ching

Marketing Manager

Gia Ching

Gia graduated from California State University Long Beach majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing. She has 10 years of experience working as a digital marketing manager with an emphasis on brand development and e-commerce for online-based beauty and apparel brands. With a passion for the beauty industry, Gia loves working with the dynamic team at Cassileth Plastic Surgery that share her philosophies and passion for the beauty industry. In her free time, her hobbies include hiking, exploring Los Angeles, and anything creative.


Hannah Goldberg

Social Media Coordinator

Hannah Goldberg

Hannah graduated from Humboldt State University majoring in Psychology and Business Administration. She has over eight years of experience working as executive assistant and social media coordinator for various verticals. It has been her pleasure to work as a social media coordinator and utilize her strong film and photography skills to produce quality content for the practice. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, skating, skiing, cooking, and traveling.

Cassileth Plastic Surgery & Skin Care

Arrange a consultation at Beverly Hills' Cassileth Plastic Surgery. Send a message online or call (310) 278-8200.

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436 N. Bedford Drive Suite 103
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 278-8200

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