Dr. Micheal J. Schenden
Board Certified Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon
Dr. Sarah M. Elswick
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
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.
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.
Tarra received her associate’s degree in nursing from Macomb Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. In addition, she is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). She is dedicated to providing the highest quality level of care while promoting a safe and comfortable environment. As a circulating nurse in the operating room she takes on the role of patient advocate by addressing and evaluating any needs to ensure the best possible outcome. Tarra chose to work in our practice because of her love for plastic surgery, anatomy and learning new things. She feels honored to work with a group of people who treat you like family and work as a team to produce such amazing results for all of our patients.
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.