Our Staff

Our Cosmetic Surgery Staff

Our staff at The Brandow Clinic attends to your every need, and offers support and important pre- and post-procedure care and information.

Brandow Clinic Staff
 

At The Brandow Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery, we believe that looking and feeling the best that you can is a matter of choice – informed, well-considered, personal choice about the procedures, treatments; and wellness options that will best help you achieve your goals. As you consider your options, the professional staff at The Brandow Clinic is always available to assist you, both throughout your decision-making process and over the course of any procedure that you may elect. In addition to their stellar professional credentials, each member of our staff also shines in their personal commitment to meeting our patients’ needs. After all, the Philadelphia area’s top plastic surgeon needs the top staff to match.


Diane Garcia

Diane Garcia

Front Desk Coordinator for our Bala Cynwyd Office

Diane has been working with Dr. Brandow as the front desk coordinator since 2003. She worked for over 16 years in customer service before joining Dr. Brandow’s team. Yes, Diane is the person with the friendly, warm, vivacious phone voice and who makes you feel welcome, greeting you with a big smile when you come to the Bala Cynwyd office. She oversees the schedule for both offices, will call to confirm your appointment, and expertly manages the patient flow in the office. She is qualified in secretarial support to a team requiring high quality work; she has good analytical and objective skills, making sure to ‘stay ahead of the curve’ for important deadlines. Diane, as the first person you meet at the Brandow Clinic, is the communicator, making sure Dr. Brandow is aware of our patients’ concerns and questions.

Diane truly loves meeting new patients as well as assisting patients who have been with us for years. “I call the Brandow Clinic team ‘my family away from home’ because we have a special connection and respect for each other that comes from a shared goal…wanting to give our patients the best experience and making them feel special.”


Karen Feriozzi

Karen Feriozzi

Receptionist for our South Jersey Office

Karen joined our team 2 years ago and is the friendly face you will encounter when you come to our South Jersey office in Somers Point, New Jersey. Karen lives in Linwood, New Jersey and has raised 4 boys who are in college and working in professional careers. She came to the Brandow Clinic with a calm, warm, inviting personality, which she thought would be an asset to our South Jersey office. When Dr. Brandow met Karen, he instantly asked her to work as our front desk receptionist and patient coordinator, and she accepted. She believes that her experience working in a busy hair salon for 10 years gave her the experience and the attitude to help run the busy South Jersey Office for the Brandow Clinic. Karen graduated from Atlantic County Vocational School in 1977 with an emphasis in cosmetology.

When you call the Brandow Clinic South Jersey office, you will instantly fall in love with Karen and realize she is a knowledgable, organized, kind-hearted coordinator who will make sure that your appointments and last minute touch up procedures are scheduled as quickly and as soon as possible.


Kathleen Scotto

Kathleen Scotto

Nurse & Surgical Coordinator for all Brandow Clinic Locations

Kathleen has worked with Dr. Brandow as an LPN since 2002. Her kind and calm manner will guide you through your Brandow Clinic experience. From your initial consultation where she will meet to discuss your medical history through post-op recovery and follow-up, Clinic Nurse Kathleen Scotto provides support and assistance—answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and ensuring your comfort. “I want to let patients know I understand their concerns and even their fears before surgery and try to offer an understanding ear combined with a keen knowledge of the medical procedures to help put them at ease. I want our patients to feel comfortable and confident by having all their questions answered.” Kathleen also conducts your pre-op appointment and will call you after your surgery to monitor your care.

Kathleen joined The Brandow Clinic from Tampa, Florida, where she spent 5 years as a cosmetic surgery nurse.


Mindi J Dittus

Mindi J Dittus

CoolSculpting® & Patient Coordinator for all Brandow Clinic Locations

Mindi joined the Brandow Clinic team in early 2018 and brings over 30 years experience in business. She holds a BS in Business Administration with a dual degree in management & marketing from Drexel University and studied a summer abroad at The University of Madrid. Her expertise in client relations, management, and marketing make her a dynamic and welcomed addition to our company. She has perfected her skills in her 20 plus years in the spa/salon and wellness industries. Her kindness is readily apparent from the moment you to talk to her on the phone or in person. Her willingness to help educate our patients and share their journey with them is another reason we love her.

When Mindi is not working taking care of our patients, she is a fur mommy to 4 rescue cats. In memory of her father and his fight with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, her family founded “The Divine 9 Open,” a non-profit organization that, for 15 years, has helped other families in their struggle with cancer.


Jean Gallagher

Jean Gallagher

Lead Esthetician & Laser Expert for all Brandow Clinic Locations

Jean rejoined the Brandow Clinic Team in 2017 after working with lasers in our med spa from 1998-2008. She transferred to Thomas Jefferson University for specialty laser and non surgical body contouring training for 8 years and decided to return to our team to head up Body Contouring with Cool Sculpting, Laser Skin rejuvenation, and hair removal. Jean has 20 years of experience caring for post operative cosmetic surgery patients, as well as specialized techniques in post op lymphatic drainage for facial and body contouring patients. Her 20 years of experience in post op patient care and laser sculpting expertise have been a tremendous complement to the Brandow Clinic Med Spa Team. Jean is certified in Skin Rejuvenation using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Laser Technology, Hair Removal, Advanced Chemical Exfoliation, Microdermabrasion, Micro Needling, CoolSculpting®, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Reiki.

As a skincare specialist, Jean can help you determine the most appropriate course of action as it pertains to facial and body treatments, as well as skincare product selection. Jean’s philosophy is to educate each client so he or she may choose the best procedure and skincare regimen to make a significant improvement in their appearance.


Ricardo Rivera

Ricardo Rivera

Surgical 1st Assistant for all Brandow Clinic Locations

Ricardo joined the Brandow Clinic in 2019 as part of our Surgical team. He brings to us his vast experience working as a surgical technician in Level I trauma for over 13 years. It is through his work ethos of hard work, dedication, and attention to detail that he has been recognized amongst his peers as a leader in the First Assistant and Surgical Community. Ricardo has been honored to be awarded Surgical Technician in 2007 and 2009. His most coveted award is that of being a father to his beautiful daughter.


Maria Spagnuolo

Maria Spagnuolo

Permanent Make Up Artist for our Bala Cynwyd & Rittenhouse Square Offices

Maria Spagnuolo is a permanent make up artist with 20 years of experience in the spa/salon and permanent make up business. As an independent contractor who works in our office as a permanent make up artist,Maria has the feel and eye for color, which is necessary to give patients the most natural-looking eyebrow and eye liner so that no one will even know they had color added. She is also skilled in the tattooing of scars that have lost color and utilizes Dr. Brandow’s medical grade anesthetic creams to help make your experience as painless and comfortable as possible. Maria is available to help Dr. Brandow’s patients 1 day a week and performs touch ups for patients at their convenience. She works in our Bala Cynwyd and Rittenhouse Square offices and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and Delaware.