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Aesthetic Associates Team!

SAMUEL SHATKIN JR. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as 'Combination Rejuvenation'. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989. His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.​  He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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ROSE BERKUN, MD
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Rose Berkun is an anesthesiologist in Western New York. She received her medical degree from University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and has been in practice for more than 20 years.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. She is also an owner and president of Northeast Ambulatory Anesthesia,PLLC, office based anesthesia practice. Dr. Berkun is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and SUNY at Buffalo Anesthesiology Residency.  She is Past President of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)

MICHELLE MCCARTHY, PA-C
Aesthetic Physician Assistant

Michelle is a Dermatologic Physician Assistant that has been in the skincare industry for 10 years.  Prior to her joining the Aesthetic Associates team in 2013, she worked in the Dermatology Clinic at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Michelle excels in creating aesthetic natural balance with her facial treatments and injectables.  She has been credentialed in all aspects of Cosmetic Skin Care, and manages our Laser Services as well as helps to develop protocols which are essential for ideal healing of our surgical and laser patients. Michelle is an instructor of the Aesthetic Learning Academy, training health professionals on the safety and technique of aesthetic injectables.

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NATALIE TALARICO, LE
Aesthetician

Natalie is a devoted Licensed Medical Aesthetician who has been practicing since 2015. With a background in Science and an innate love for all things beauty, becoming an aesthetician was the perfect fit for her. Natalie is an expert in the field of advanced skincare and all laser services. She is fully trained in the use of RF Microneedling, and has been trained in the use of the Morpheus8 by Inmode for face and body treatments. She has the ability to properly analyze the skin and concentrate on each individual's concerns. She will then develop a unique treatment plan customized, to help you achieve all your skincare goals. She believes everyone deserves to have glowing skin! Her favorite part of being an aesthetician is helping you gain confidence, not only with your skin but from the inside out. She is constantly continuing her education and has become certified in multiple facets of advanced skincare. Natalie is also one of our certified instructors for the Aesthetic Learning Academy. She is extremely passionate about teaching others who share in the excitement of learning new skills. Her favorite procedures includes microneedling, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, medical facials and many more. Come in to see Natalie and we promise you will leave glowing!

TRACIE COTTON, NP
Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner  

Tracie joins the Aesthetic Associates Centre with a strong background in Aesthetics, as former Medical Director and injector at the Kalologie Spa in Paradise Valley Scottsdale Arizona.  She is a native WNYer, returning to bring her amazing skills and expertise to the practice.  She specializes in facial rejuvenation with injectables as well as using PRP for the face and scalp to improve hair thickness.  She also has experience as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner and manages our IV nutritional infusions.

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KAY BARBERA, LE
Aesthetician

Kay has been with the Aesthetic Associates Centre since 1998. She is a licensed aesthetician 


with a medical associate’s degree. Kay takes skin care very seriously. She feels it is easier to prevent than correct skin care flaws. You will hear all about how sunscreen is our best friend. However, correction is what we do best at the aesthetic associates centre. Come see Kay for chemical peels, microdermabrasion, hair removal, photo rejuvenation or just relax and unwind with a specialty facial especially designed for your skin care needs. Kay loves her work at the Aesthetic Associates Centre and would be happy to help you achieve your skin care goals.

KATHY ACKERMAN, RN
Nurse and Operating Room Manager

Kathy has been an employee of the Aesthetic Associates Centre since its inception in 1989. She has been the private nurse for Dr. Samuel Shatkin Sr. and Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr., and manages all operating services.  She is also patient care coordinator for surgical patients and performs Medical Aesthetic treatments including Botox and filler injectables, laser treatments and skin care treatments.  She is the Nutritional Consultant for the practice and is certified Nutritional Counselor, managing TLS weight loss programs and supplements for surgical and skin care patients.  In addition to all of the above, Kathy is an instructor of the Aesthetic Learning Academy, training health professionals on the safety and technique of aesthetic injectables.

TESTIMONIALS

"Dr. Shatkin is an outstanding physician with great experience and excellent judgement. My facelift far surpasses all my expectations. He really cared about my personal needs and what is best for me."
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