Surgical Staff

Dr. Schenden Profile

Dr. Micheal J. Schenden

Board Certified Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon – Michael J. Schenden, M.D. is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, located in Troy, Michigan with over 30 years experience. Dr. Schenden will meet with you personally for the entire consultation and will listen to your unique questions, desires and expectations.

Sarah Elswick

Dr. Sarah M. Elswick

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon – Combining science, art and technology, Dr. Elswick’s passion for helping people is the driving force behind her dedication to her patients. Having devoted her studies and professional training to the fields of biology, medicine, healthcare management, general surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Elswick’s elite education, certifications, specialized training and research repertoire are vast.


Dawn Ryan, RN, BSN, CRNFA

Operating Room Manager – Dawn Ryan is the manager of our Columbia Surgical Center. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Mercy College of Detroit in 1987. Dawn has been licensed as an operating room nurse since 1997 and is both ACLS and BCLS certified. She is a highly skilled registered nurse trained in all areas in our surgical center and is certified as a first assistant to the doctors during surgery.

Dawn chose to join our practice because of her love of plastic surgery. She thinks of plastic surgery as a “positive surgery that enhances one’s self esteem.” Dawn has over 26 years working in and around plastic surgery including time with a prominent surgeon to the stars in Beverly Hills. In addition, she has worked alongside Dr. Schenden in a hospital surgical setting and will use this knowledge to ensure your experience at our private surgical center will meet or exceed your expectations.


Courtney Lukosavich

Surgical Scrub Technician – Courtney received her National Certification in Surgical Technology after graduating from West Virginia University in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 2000. With almost twenty years of experience, Courtney is highly trained in keeping and maintaining a sterile field during the entire surgical case as well as being an assistant to Dr. Schenden. In addition, Courtney is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS). Her love of plastics began in Dallas, TX where she was a private Scrub tech for an Oculoplastic surgeon specializing in eyes.

After moving to Michigan in 2002, Courtney worked as a surgical tech at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak as well as being a Clinical Lab Instructor for the Surgical Technology Program at Oakland Community College in Southfield. Courtney joined our practice because of her passion for plastic surgery. She has a love for helping people feel confident about themselves and is honored to be part of a surgical team that produces amazing results.


Cheryl Nagengast

Registered Nurse – Cheryl comes to our practice with a long history of nursing experience. She earned her nursing degree from Dayton State College. As a preoperative nurse for 29 years she witnessed the life-changing transformations and new found confidence, with breast cancer, massive weight loss, burn, and wound care patients. As an aging professional, her goal is to look as good as she feels and is thrilled to make her mark on this exciting world of aesthetic nursing.- pursuing her certification as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner.


Theresa Mattia

Registered Nurse – Theresa graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She spent her first 16 years of nursing in the emergency room at the hospital. She then started working in the pre-operative and post-operative care areas 7 years ago. Theresa works with Dr. Schenden when he operates at the hospital. After spending her entire career at the hospital she is excited to work in a smaller setting. She enjoys the 1 on 1 care and helping the patient feel comfortable with recovery and going home with all their questions answered.

Call today to schedule your consultation for a more confident tomorrow. (248) 524-0620