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.
Office Manager at the 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.”
Kathleen La Brie
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the Bala Cynwyd and Somers Point Offices
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 La Brie, provides support and assistance—answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and insuring 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 five years as a cosmetic surgery nurse.
Patient Coordinator for our Bala Cynwyd and Rittenhouse Square Offices
Lexi joined The Brandow Clinic team in 2015 as a front desk receptionist, however she quickly demonstrated personal skills and a deep understanding of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine, which demonstrated she could take over the role as the patient coordinator for our Bala Cynwyd and Rittenhouse Square offices. She came to us from a public relations position at David’s Bridal where she spent four years working with internet marketing and event coordination, but realized her love for aesthetics, skin care and beauty attracted her to follow her mother, Stephanie Brandow, and joined the Brandow Clinic team. “I have been around cosmetic surgery for the past 20 years and my step dad (Dr. Brandow) and I have always been interested in working in this field, so when Dr. Brandow told me there was a position opening in his office I jumped at the opportunity”.
Lexi grew up on the Main Line, graduating from Harriton High School and then completed a four year degree in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Utah. She has excellent communication skills and enjoys interacting with patients and people in general. Her knowledge of cosmetic surgery is excellent and she has been exposed to Dr. Brandow lectures which she helped to prepare for him over the years. She feels cosmetic surgery is second nature to her.
When you call the office for a consultation you will be connected to Lexi who will help to answer any questions, guide you through the pre consultation process, and help prepare you to see Dr. Brandow. She will also help to coordinate scheduling of surgeries as well as provide patients with financial obligations involved with surgical procedures. Her caring and kind nature will shine through every step of your decision making process and her “no pressure attitude” will help to make you at ease during this entire process.
Esthetician for our Bala Cynwyd and Rittenhouse Square Offices
Allie joined the Brandow Clinic team recently in 2016 to fill in for our long time esthetician, Lana Taggart, who went to the position of overnight nursing and concierge care for Dr. Brandow’s patients who need overnight care (facelifts, tummy tucks and larger surgeries). Allie is an esthetician who worked in South Jersey’s largest salon med spa Esthetica where she was one of the premiere estheticians with one of the busiest followings in South Jersey. She graduated from Jolie Health and Beauty School in 2012 and began her work at Esthetica where she became extremely busy and performed facials, body treatments, waxing, make up, eye brow tinting, etc.
Allie had always been attracted to cosmetic surgery and wanted to combine her esthetician services with the med spa services, and expressed these interests with Dr. Brandow when he was working at Esthetica performing Botox and Fillers for the past 8 years. When Allie moved to Philadelphia with her husband, she applied for the position as an esthetician with Dr. Brandow and joined our team in April of 2016.
Allie brings some of the services one would normally find in a spa to The Brandow Clinic to help patients feel pampered and allow them to be treated as they were in a salon/spa environment. Her skills with eye brow tinting, make up to cover post operative bruising and facials will enrich the experience for our patients who often have questions regarding their skin and make up. In addition to being skilled in endermologie and body massages, she also performs waxing and specialized cellulite treatments which are necessary to improve the healing from body surgeries such as tummy tucks, liposuction and body lifts. Allie also appeals to a younger generation because she stays on the pulse of all of the new procedures being done for our millennials, and we are excited to have her as a member of our team.
Receptionist for our South Jersey Office
Karen joined our team two 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 four 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.
Esthetician for our South Jersey Office
Ashly joined the Brandow Clinic team in South Jersey in April of 2016 where she filled the shoes of our Philadelphia and South Jersey esthetician, Lana Taggart, who has been with The Brandow Clinic team for 15 years. Lana would cover the Philadelphia and South Jersey offices, but decided to work with Dr. Brandow overnight concierge patients and utilize her nursing skills to help post op patients recover from surgery overnight. Ashly was a former patient of Dr. Brandow’s and heard of the opportunity with The Brandow Clinic and jumped at the opportunity to join his South Jersey team.
Ashly graduated from Jolie Health and Beauty School in 2012 and worked in the Atlantic City Casino industry as an esthetician at Harrah’s luxury spa. She then moved to California where she worked as a esthetician for 4 years while raising her first child. She decided to move back to South Jersey and was hired as a hostess at one of Atlantic City’s night clubs while also working at a salon during the day. She is personable, kind, caring, has beautiful skin and has a true love for beauty and aesthetics. “Working at The Brandow Clinic has always been my dream, and now I am so excited to help patients recover from surgery, as well as make our spa patients feel comfortable with facials and body treatments.
Permanent Make Up Artist for our Bala Cynwyd and 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 eye brow and eye liner, so that no one will even know they had color added. She is also skilled in tatooing 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 one 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.
Bookkeeper at the Bala Cynwyd Offices
Stephanie Brandow, Dr. Brandow’s wife and the Brandow Clinic Office Manager, has been part of the Brandow Clinic since its establishment in 1997. Stephanie has had various roles at the practice from marketing to patient coordination, but now her current position is part- time record keeping for all three of our offices.
Stephanie is currently an active volunteer of the Chestnut Hill Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra. Prior to September 12th 2014, she served a two-year term as the President of the Volunteers of the Philadelphia Orchestra and sat on the board. Stephanie co-chaired several events such as Opening Night in 2008, the Program book for The Academy Ball in 2009 and Toys for Big Boys in 2008. She also chaired the Chestnut Hill Committee from 2008-2010 and was a committee member for The Academy of Music program book for the 2015 Ball. She currently sits on the board for The Benchmark School in Media, PA.
Stephanie enjoys staying up to date with our loyal patients, meeting new ones, and keeping in tune with the practice as a whole.