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About the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center

About the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center

At the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center, beauty meets expertise in a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to enhancing your natural radiance and confidence. Our center is a premier destination for cosmetic surgery and advanced skincare, offering a comprehensive range of personalized treatments. Whether you're seeking subtle enhancements or transformative procedures, our team of board-certified surgeons, dermatologists, and skilled professionals is committed to delivering exceptional results tailored to your unique aesthetic goals.

Why Choose the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center?

Our team brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery and dermatology. From surgical procedures that redefine contours to non-invasive treatments that rejuvenate and refresh, we offer a full spectrum of services to address your cosmetic concerns. Explore options such as eyelifts, facelifts, body contouring, injectables, laser therapies, and more.

We understand that every individual is unique. Our specialists take the time to understand your goals, preferences, and concerns, tailoring treatment plans that align with your vision for beauty and wellness.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and modern amenities to ensure your comfort and safety throughout your journey with us. In addition to cosmetic procedures, we emphasize the well-being and liveliness of your skin. Through both cosmetic and medical advanced skincare solutions, we address issues like acne, aging, pigmentation, and more, aiming to ensure your contentment with your skin.

Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities. From your initial consultation to post-procedure care, our team provides a supportive and compassionate experience. Discover a renewed sense of confidence and beauty at the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center.


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Our Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Experts


Suzan Obagi, MD 

Suzan Obagi, MD
Director, UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
  • Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Past Vice President, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Past President, Board of Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
  • Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

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Carolyn Willis, MD 

Carolyn Willis, MD is a distinguished board-certified Dermatologist. Born with a passion for biology, Dr. Willis embarked on her educational journey at St. John's University in New York, where she excelled and graduated first in her class with a bachelor's degree in biology.

Continuing her pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Willis directed her focus to Immunology during her medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her commitment to excellence and dedication to research resulted in a distinguished recognition in Immunology upon the completion of her medical degree in 2001. Additionally, her exceptional achievements have led to her induction into the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, further solidifying her status as a distinguished medical professional.

Following her academic achievements, Dr. Willis undertook a Dermatology residency at New York Medical College, honing her skills and gaining comprehensive training in the field. She furthered her expertise by completing an ASDS accredited Cosmetic Surgery fellowship at the UPMC Cosmetic and Skin Health Center. Under the guidance of Dr. Suzan Obagi, Dr. Willis received specialized training in cosmetic dermatologic surgery, enhancing her skill set and expanding her professional credentials.

With a blend of academic prowess, hands-on experience, and a commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in dermatology and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Carolyn Willis continues to make significant contributions to the medical community, ensuring the well-being and confidence of her patients.

Physician Assistants

Our team of physician assistants operates under the direct supervision of Suzan Obagi, MD, and Carolyn Willis, MD. These skilled professionals are trained to offer a comprehensive array of advanced skincare solutions, encompassing both cosmetic and medical concerns. These providers address concerns such as acne, aging, pigmentation, and more. Their capabilities extend to performing treatments such as laser therapies and administering injectables.

Image of Alana Dowiak, MPAS, PA-C. Alana Dowiak, MPAS, PA-C has expertise in both general adult and pediatric dermatology, addressing a diverse spectrum of skin and hair diseases. Before joining the Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Health Center, she dedicated six years to practicing pediatric dermatology with UPMC Children's Dermatology Services. Alana earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and holds membership, as well as diplomate fellow status, with the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants. Alana specializes in medical dermatology, which encompasses the application of lasers for specific dermatologic conditions.

Haddad 2019 Eva Haddad, PA-C is experienced in both general and cosmetic dermatology, offering comprehensive care for various skin, hair, and nail conditions. Her expertise extends to specialized areas such as skin care, scar treatment, and the utilization of lasers, Botox/Dysport, and dermal fillers. Eva holds a master's degree in health science with a concentration in physician assistant studies from Lock Haven University. She has completed her Diplomate Fellowship with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Vanita Kapoor, MS, PA-C

Vanita Kapoor, MS, PA-C is a physician assistant who treats a broad range of skin diseases and is skilled using various laser techniques as a treatment option. Prior to joining UPMC, she worked at the University of Cincinnati treating patients referred for rare skin diseases. Vanita obtained a Masters in Science from Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. With over fifteen years of experience in general and cosmetic dermatology, her goal is to help patients feel confident about their skin and provide education about skin health.

Claire Relich, MPAS, PA-C

Claire Relich, MPAS, PA-C, specializes in both adult and pediatric dermatology and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to joining UPMC Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Health Center, she practiced pediatric dermatology for 2 years with UPMC Children's Dermatology Services. She received her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as a member of the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants. Claire specializes in medical dermatology, including the use of lasers for certain dermatologic conditions.

Aesthetic Nurses and Medical Aestheticians

As vital members of the team, our medical aestheticians and certified laser technicians are skincare specialists dedicated to preserving the health of your skin. Their focus is on enhancing facial appearance by offering a range of services, procedures, and consultations while keeping each patient’s unique needs in mind.

Goldinger 2019

Keri Goldinger, RN is a Registered Nurse and Medical Aesthetician with over 25 years of experience in the Health, Wellness, and Beauty industries. She has practiced aesthetics in both the United States and the Caribbean. Keri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Cosmetic Laser Specialist certificate from the National Council on Laser Excellence. She maintains several active Aesthetician licenses in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida. Furthermore, Keri became a Registered Nurse in 2023 and is utilizing her skills as an aesthetic nurse, expanding the range of treatments that she offers.

Ashley Deglau

Ashley Deglau is the lead aesthetician. As a licensed aesthetician, cosmetologist and laser technician her background includes studying at the Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA for esthetics and Bella Capelli Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Monroeville, PA for cosmetology. After completing her training, she has demonstrated her knowledge of skincare, including facials, chemical peels, and other non-invasive treatment. Having over nine years of experience as an aesthetician, Ashley has a diverse range of understanding various skin concerns and has developed a keen ability to tailor treatments to each patient’s individual needs. Her focus on preventing and correcting aging has diversified her skill set, enabling her to provide comprehensive care to her clients.

Image of Melissa.

Melissa Colavecchia has an extensive career spanning over 30 years. She stands as a seasoned licensed aesthetician and laser technician. Her wealth of experience showcases a profound understanding of diverse skincare facets, encompassing facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and various non-invasive treatments. Having catered to a diverse clientele with varying skin concerns, Melissa's expertise is an asset to the Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center.

Laser Technician

Randi Gatto

Randi Gatto is a multifaceted professional in both the medical and beauty industries. As a surgical technologist, Randi collaborates closely with Dr. Suzan Obagi, contributing her expertise to the world of surgery. Beyond her medical profession, Randi holds a distinguished title as a certified laser technician, boasting an impressive decade of experience in both the health and beauty industry. Her laser certification was earned from the renowned Rocky Mountain Laser Clinic, solidifying her position as a skilled and sought-after specialist in her field.


Teri Jo Carrier, RN 

Teri Jo Carrier, RN, our Nurse Manager, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her position, where she plays a pivotal role in guiding patients through the clinical aspects of dermatological and cosmetic procedures. Teri Jo’s extensive career has seen her excel in various nursing and nursing management positions. include home care, pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation, marketing and development, and case management. These have provided her with a well-rounded perspective on healthcare. Teri Jo offers unique insight and a comprehensive perspective making her an invaluable asset to the practice. She understands that healthcare is not one-size-fits-all and recognizes the importance of tailoring care to individual needs.

Karen O’Shea, RN 

Karen O’Shea, RN, our nurse coordinator, is a highly experienced Registered Nurse (RN) with a career spanning over 13 years, during which she has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various healthcare settings. Her professional journey has led her through the fields of behavioral health, allergy management, and primary care, making her a versatile and well-rounded healthcare professional. She received her RN from the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing. Furthering her academic achievements, Karen also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. Her role at the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center exemplifies her dedication to helping patients on their journey to achieving overall well-being, demonstrating her passion for providing comprehensive care.

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UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center

2100 Georgetown Drive
Suite 400
Sewickley, PA 15143


5401 Walnut Street
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15232