Meet the Staff
Meet the Aesthetic Associates Centre's Clinical Team
Dr. Rose Berkun, MD
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 President of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)
Kathy Ackerman, RN
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.
Michelle Doyle McCarthy PA-C
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. 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.
Abbe Clyde, PA-C
Abbe has been a physician assistant since 2012 and currently works at the Aesthetic Associates Centre for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care in Amherst, NY where she joined the aesthetic team providing skin care solutions using injectables, lasers, peels and light and energy based devices. Prior to being in the aesthetic field, she worked for 3 years in primary care in Wilmington, DE and 1 year in the Emergency Medicine at Erie County Medical Center. Abbe is an instructor of the Aesthetic Learning Academy, training health professionals on the safety and technique of aesthetic injectables.
Advanced Skin Care Team:
Chelsea is our personable and knowledgeable skin care specialist and make-up artist. Chelsea has been with the Aesthetic Associates Centre since 2011 and is adedicated team member who takes pride in meeting the needs of our cosmetic patients. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY; Chelsea is not the only family member to be involved in medical care. Her mother, Kathy, is a RN at the Aesthetic Associates Centre for the past 20+ years with Dr. Sam Shatkin Jr,. Chelsea received her license in cosmetology in June of 2006 from Niagara Orleans BOCES. She also is a senior consultant for Motives® cosmetics and can provide skin-care treatments and make-up application in the office. In addition, she hosts several local seminars and make-up events including bridal parties and girls night out events. Set up an appointment with Chelsea to learn more about your skin and what make-up is right for you.
Kay has been with the Aesthetic Associates Centre for 18 years. 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. So 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.
Natalie is a licensed aesthetician and expert in the field of advanced skin care. She has the ability to properly analyze the skin and create a personalized treatment course of both skin care and advanced medical techniques to deliver outstanding results for her clients. Natalie is an advocate for the amazing medical advancements in both skin-care and in-office procedures, and also incorporates a holistic and balanced approached to achieving the desired outcome.