Meet The Staff
General Information About Our Staff
We are a small practice that is committed to providing patients with the individual attention they deserve. Our staff are trained to understand the most recent advances in aesthetic surgery and have been hired for their efficiency, caring nature, and warmth. No doctor can do it alone. Our staff are exceptionally well qualified and will help to make your experience seamless in every way. Everyone will contribute to your positive experience from your first phone call or e-mail to your last postoperative visit.
Debbie, our Registered Nurse and office manager is a point of contact from consultation to surgery and beyond. Debbie has worked in the field of plastic surgery for over 25 years and brings maturity and experience to her patient counseling. There isn’t a cosmetic surgery question she has not answered at one point or another in the office or by e-mail. She loves working with people and is a great advocate of people who do what it takes to feel better about themselves. Debbie is also a skin care specialist and a coolsculpting specialist supporting the other members of our team in these endeavors. She is a new grandmother, and spends a great deal time nurturing her grandson, which brings a special warmth into the office.
Michelle, our Administrative Assistant, is no stranger to medicine. She entered the medical profession as a medical biller, 15 years ago, and has worked with Dr Friedlander on and off since then. She followed her dream to pursue a career in body contouring, the old fashioned way, becoming a personal trainer. She takes pride in her appearance, and in leading a healthy lifestyle, and she understands that some people need a little more help and guidance in achieving their goals than others. Michelle will schedule your appointments and be able to answer any questions you have. She loves working with people and uses the knowledge and experience she has gained in this office in all of her endeavors.
Mary Jo, known by everyone as MJ, joins our practice with extensive experience in the Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa Industry. Along with her business expertise, she brings to us hands on experience analyzing and treating skin with customized in office and at home regimens to ensure a healthy glowing appearance. MJ began her career in marketing , working within Global Design Network. After getting her aesthetician’s license she quickly advanced to the position of senior cosmetic consultant , where she advised patients not only about skin care, but about various non invasive enhancing procedures including fillers, botox, lasers, body contouring, and ultrasound therapies. Her keen eye and understanding of patients needs has created a special niche for her, allowing her to address both the med spa and plastic surgery spectrum. Since joining Dr. Friedlander she has also received advanced training in Coolsculpting, non invasive fat removal and body contouring, and is one of the specialists that performs the procedure.
Geri has a passion for skin care. After raising her family, she attended the Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics and Cosmetology and received her aestheticians license. Geri is not one to rest, and despite 10 years of experience, she continues to fine tune her skills having received advanced training in all aspects of skin care, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, dermaplaning, coolsculpting and lasers. She loves her work and will advise her clients on all aspects of maintaining healthy skin. She is available part time and by appointment at the True Beauty Med Spa.
Lindsey is our surgical care coordinator and marketing specialist. Having started her career as an aesthetician, she quickly realized there was a great deal more to offer with Plastic Surgery. She worked for a prominent Plastic Surgeon in south Florida, as both a marketing manager and a patient care coordinator. Her background includes 5 years of surgical assistance, giving her a full understanding of the patient experience. Lindsey has a keen eye and a quick wit which makes her ideally suited for the position here. She recently moved to NJ, to be closer to home and family. We welcome her to our family.
Magda is a NJ State licensed Aesthetician since 1998. Her professional life has been devoted to esthetics, spa management and fashion. She is certified in skin analysis, all forms of clinical and non-clinical skin care, energy based skin tightening procedures, chemical exfoliation, dermaplaning, and several disciplines of massage including Swedish, Lymphatic drainage, and Reflexology.
Adjunct to her position as a Medical Esthetician with Beverly Friedlander, MD/True Beauty Medspa. Magda owns and manages her own company, offering on-location hair and makeup services. Her work has been featured in publications such as Town and Country, The Knot, New Jersey Bride, and Manhattan Bride. Her fashion experience includes work for Chanel, DKNY, Yumi Katsuri, Vera Wang and others, as well as hair and makeup for NYC’s Fashion Week.
Magda brings a great deal of expertise and enthusiasm to our practice with her wealth of experience, calming demeanor, and unsurpassed skill set.