Meet Our Staff
About Our Office
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Dr. Ambe's office is located in the Newport Center Medical Plaza next to the prestigious Fashion Island Shopping Center.
Our office staff is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Cumulatively, they have over 30 years of experience in the field of Plastic Surgery.
Cheryl: Patient Coordinator/Practice Manager
Cheryl is a native of Southern California where she grew up in Huntington Beach and now resides in South Orange County.
From an early age, Cheryl always showed a passion for the medical field. After graduating from college and then obtaining her Medical Assisting Certificate, she began her career in the field of OB/GYN.
After eight years in this very rewarding field of medicine, she decided to pursue a new and challenging field in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
Cheryl has a broad and extensive background in the medical field, working for over 23 years, with the past 15 having been in Plastic Surgery. Cheryl has been recognized as a leader in office management for making offices more efficient. Cheryl's policies and procedures make patients feel "at ease" from the moment they enter our office.
Cheryl has been with Dr. Ambe's practice since February 2002. She hit the ground running and immediately implemented new ideas and streamlined processes for all office functions and patient needs. Cheryl understands the importance of setting and maintaining high standards of care, while making sure that the patient's wishes, concerns and dreams are kept a priority.
Cheryl successfully balances a professional career, donating personal time to community all the while keeping up with family responsibilities.
Jennifer, Certified Physician Assistant
Jennifer, PA-C, is a licensed health care professional who practices medicine in partnership with Milind K. Ambe, M.D. Jennifer has years of experience and knowledge in plastic surgery and dermatology.
Jennifer has been a licensed Physician Assistant since 1999. She attended Western University of Health Science, a private medical school in Pomona, California. Jennifer was the Valedictorian of her graduating class, passed the national certifying examination developed by the National Board of Medical Examiners, became certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and was licensed by the California Board of Medicine.
Jennifer is very active in state and national professional organizations. She recently served as the President for the California Academy of Physician Assistants. Jennifer remains committed to the education and development of future Physician Assistants by acting as a proctor for physician assistant students.
Sandi had a mission to help others, this inspired her to become a Registered Nurse 16 years ago. Sandi began her career in aesthetic surgical nursing. Her experience includes 12 years of pre-operative, postoperative care, surgical assisting in the operating room, post anesthesia care, laser treatments and home care for post surgical patients.
Currently she injects Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Schlerotherapy. She is also additionally trained in the injectable threadlift technique.
At Dr. Ambe's office Sandi fulfills her ambition of helping women to look and feel their personal best.
Cora Galante: Registered Nurse
Cora has been a registered nurse since 2013. Before sitting for her state licensing exam, she completed a dual internship in a medspa and ambulatory surgery center for cosmetic procedures. This prepared her to be able to wear many hats in the aesthetic nursing field. Her perioperative nursing experience combined with her compassionate and gentle nature allows her to help pre and post surgical patients through every step. Her goal is to allow every patient to have the highest quality of care. She has been trained in Botox, VASERshape and Ultherapy.
Tamme: Medical Aesthetician
Following her Grandmother Ida's footsteps, Tamme entered into the Beauty Industry in 1993. Launching into her career with working at a full service salon, then engaging in a start up skin care product company (which is now extremely successful and world wide), and ultimately settling into practicing as a medical aesthetician.
Through continuingly receiving extensive Para medical skin care training and education from numerous companies, professionals, and physicians Tamme has established the fundamental elements for achieving and maintaining beautiful skin. She is also an active member in good standing with the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) and was featured on NBC's television show "The Other Half" to demonstrate her technique of the dermaplaning method.
Currently Tamme has been exploring treatments using the Omnilux Light Therapy to stimulate the natural process to rejuvenate the skin. This multi-wavelength Light Therapy system provides initial effects of a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion. She is also experimenting with the new CACI Ultra machine and all of its modalities including micro current, ultrasonic microdermabrasion and the hydratone mask.
It is Tamme's goal to give you the tools necessary for a healthy complexion. Her simple and straightforward strategy is a direct result from her daily experiences and intimate partnership with her clientele. Tamme has dedicated her professional career to finding solutions and achieving skin wellness.
Megan became a licensed Aesthetician in 1996, performing various spa facials, body treatments, and makeup. She transitioned to becoming a medical Aesthetician as a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) in 1999, working in a surgeon's private practice. Megan stays current on corrective skincare treatments through SPSSCS’ continued education and special trainings in Vancouver, Las Vegas, San Diego and other cities. Her extensive experience includes microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and rejuvenating facials.
Megan enjoys helping her clients achieve skin health through utilization of medical-grade products with the latest modalities of treatments; including CACI Ultra microdermabrasion. Whether you have dry skin, wrinkles, experience hyper-pigmentation, or are acne-prone, Megan will tailor corrective skincare treatments and develop an at-home skincare plan for your specific needs. For post-operative facial rejuvenation patients, she can help with skincare education to optimize surgical results and will teach camouflage makeup techniques to minimize the appearance of bruising during the recovery process.
Megan looks forward to helping you achieve the best results in healthy skin.
Janelle: Front Office Assistant
Janelle was sought out to join Dr. Ambe's staff because of her experience with customer service. She originally worked for Dr. Ambe at his surgical center in Newport Beach. After reliably being there at 6:00 am every morning with a smile, Dr. Ambe asked her to join his office team. Janelle currently assists Dr. Ambe in the daily operations of the office. Interfacing with the patients and ascertaining their needs is a particular gift she possesses. She is due to complete her Certified Medical Assisting education this year so she can expand her ability to help patients in every capacity.
Call today for your consultation with Dr. Milind Ambe at 949-759-5539 or send us an email.