The importance of getting to know our patients and understand their wants and needs is paramount to the success of our practice. We also believe that our patients should get to know our team. Here you’ll find out what makes the ProMD Health team so unique and what we’re all about.
George Gavrila, MD
The founder of ProMD Health, George Gavrila is a native of the Greater Baltimore area and has spent time studying medicine, primary care, functional medicine, aesthetic medicine, and integrative medicine.
Dr. Gavrila completed his residency at the University of Maryland and served as a Fellow at the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gavrila developed an interest in integrative and anti-aging medicine after recognizing many of the present medical systems’ shortcomings. Patients appreciate a professional and confidential environment, as well as prompt appointments with a skilled and compassionate doctor.
Dr. Gavrila is a member of AMMG (Age Management Medicine Group); A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine); AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics); Forever Health; IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine); AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine); ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery).
Dr. Gavrila has treated a wide range of patients, including celebrities, models, athletes, and international royalty, and is renowned throughout the country as a trainer of other physicians.
Amy Fleming, PA-C
Amy Fleming has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Amy has specialized in aesthetics since 2006, and has obtained multiple laser and injectable certifications. She strives to attain the perfect balance between art and science and stays current on the most cutting edge techniques to ensure her patients receive the best outcome. Amy also travels, training other practitioners, nurses, and doctors in advanced filler technique. She is the top utilized trainer on the East Coast.
“I am dedicated to creating a natural look for patients that leaves them feeling beautiful and rejuvenated, with unsurpassed customer service.”
Amy has worked with Dr. Gavrila in creating dynamic results for celebrities, models, athletes, and international royalty throughout the country.
Janette Roderick Sauter, PA-C
Janette is a Physician Assistant, board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She specializes in aesthetics, Botox, dermal fillers, skin care, lasers, tattoo removal, and hormone optimization therapy.
Locally born and raised in Annapolis, Janette has been a lifetime native to the DMV. She graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine with a Master’s in Health Sciences and certificate in Physician Assistant studies. In addition to her Physician Assistant curriculum, Janette completed the Advanced Surgical program and training in Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Wound Care. Her career began in Emergency Medicine for the George Washington University Hospital where she worked for several years. Janette then joined ProMD Health where she underwent extensive training under Dr. Gavrila and PA Fleming. She believes strongly in patient education.
“I enjoy teaching my patients about how each product works and why we make certain recommendations. This allows them to be a part of the medical decision-making and in control of their treatment. It is very important to me that patients leave my office with all of their questions and concerns having been addressed and answered.”
Amanda Pittillo, PA-C
Amanda is a Baltimore native and ingrained in the local community and surrounding areas. She received her Bachelor in Nursing from Salisbury University and completed her Master’s as a Physician Assistant from Towson University. Amanda worked for five years as a registered nurse as cardiac care and an emergency room nurse. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants. Her strong patient care background and attention to detail drives high expectations for quality in her work.
“Patient satisfaction is a direct reflection of the quality of care I provide. I want every patient to leave my office feeling like a person and not a number.” Her goal is to never stop learning. I want to offer the best and be the best for my patients and I want my patients not only looking good, but feeling good about themselves as well. I believe in being you and not having to add filters or editing your photos to change the way you look.”
Caroline J. Ruhl, NP
Caroline is a Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, who joined the ProMD team in 2018. Caroline is a Baltimore native who received both her BSN and her Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as well as the American Nursing Association. Caroline is certified in a variety of aesthetic modalities ranging from Botox, dermal fillers, lasers, hormone optimization therapy and overall skin rejuvenation. She brings a strong foundation of expertise and experience to provide our patients with the tools they need to look and feel younger. She and her husband and her three children have moved to the Annapolis area to provide our patients with the best non-surgical aesthetic options to make them feel both beautiful and confident.
Kelly Battista, RN
Kelly is a board certified Registered Nurse and Skin Coach here at ProMD Health. She graduated with honors and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from George Mason University in 2010. With 9 years of nursing experience and a true passion for skincare, Kelly brings up-to-date, effective, results-oriented medical aesthetic services to ProMD Health. Kelly is an expert in comprehensive skin consultations, aesthetic laser treatments, micro needling treatments with PRP and hydra-facials. She takes great pride in her work and thrives to make every visit a rewarding experience for her patients. As ProMD Health’s Skin Coach, Kelly “believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime.”
Katarina Markulin, Aesthetician
Katarina has been practicing medical aesthetics for 15 years. After completing her education in Master Aesthetics from the prestigious Catherine Hinds Institute in Boston, she has gained extensive experience treating all different skin types. Katarina specializes in chemical peels and finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to detail and clientele needs. Katarina attends workshops and conferences from top vendors on a regular basis to widen her knowledge and improve her skills as she strives to offer the best possible level of service to her clients.
Carla Cook, CAC
Carla is ProMD Health’s practice manager. She passionately believes in our core values and strives to provide the highest level of quality patient care. Carla works every day to make sure the administrative aspects of the office run smoothly, manages staff efficiently, and handles patient concerns. Her clinical experience as a Certified Aesthetic Consultant has given her the knowledge and expertise to provide the practice with the necessary tools to help patients Look and Feel their best.
Hannah is the Director of Hormone Optimization Therapy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Towson University with a focus in Nursing and Psychology. Hannah is dedicated to improving each patients health and quality of life through Hormone Optimization Therapy. She recognizes that each patient is a unique individual and takes pride in providing quality patient care and promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Hannah is responsible for managing patient medications, answering any questions about the procedure process, as well as assisting the physicians during the patients procedure.
Abby is our Marketing Director. She joined the team in 2017 after graduating from UMUC with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Marketing. She currently works remote in Colorado Springs. Abby’s primary focus is to increase brand awareness and track and analyze marketing efforts to help drive business results. By managing and creating content for various marketing channels, she strives to use her skills and experience to keep ProMD Health’s patients well educated and informed about the latest and greatest ways to Look and Feel their best.
Laken Tychostup is one of our Aesthetic Consultants, she joined the ProMD Health team in 2017. Laken graduated from the Aesthetic Science Institute and brings over 6 years of knowledge and experience in the cosmetic industry to the team. She works closely with all of the providers and strives to make every patient feel comfortable and welcome at our practices.
Erica is one of our medical office assistants. She joined the ProMD Health team in 2017 after eight years of customer service experience. Erica is currently studying at CCBC to further her skills and education in the healthcare field. Erica prides herself in creating a friendly and welcoming experience for all new and existing patients at ProMD Health.
Jessica is one of our medical office assistants. She holds an associates degree with a concentration in science from Anne Arundel Community College. Jessica has over 10 years of customer service experience. She is responsible for handling the day to day administrative activities and making patients feel welcome at our business.
Lauren Gregory is one of our medical office assistants. She graduated from Von Lee International School of Esthetics in 2011 where she went on to work in the spa industry for 7 years as a Certified Esthetician. Lauren has always had an interest in customer service and skin care and is an excellent resource when it comes to answering your skincare regimen needs.
Indya is one of our medical office assistants. She joined the ProMD Health team in 2018 after she graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Indya has built her excellent customer service skills with 7 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is responsible for handling daily office tasks, answering patient inquiries in person or by phone, scheduling appointments, and providing patients with the tools and knowledge they need to Look and Feel great.
Safa Aljuboori is our Quality Assurance Manager. She joined the ProMD health team in 2018 after five years of business analytics and management experience. Safa holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. As ProMD Quality Assurance Manager, Safa is responsible developing and overseeing an effective quality management system to continuously identify opportunities for improving the patient’s quality of life.
Maria Mainolfi-Palarata, MD
Dr. Mainolfi received her MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her MPH from University of South Florida. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She is a member of American College of Preventive Medicine. She did an intern year in general Surgery at University of South Florida and has spent over 16 years studying medicine, internal medicine, preventative medicine, aesthetic medicine procedures, and integrative medicine. She continues to advance her training through various courses provided by some of the most reputable companies in the field.
In 2019 she began training with Dr. George Gavrila of ProMD Health and she joined the ProMD group in 2019 with the opening of the Columbia office. She too is a Maryland native and has many connections to Dr. George including training at the University of Maryland. She was intrigued by his clinic model and superior aesthetic techniques. She along with Meg and Jen decided to train under his wing closely and to bring his methodology to a dedicated Columbia center.
Meghan Landymore, PA-C
Meg is a Physician Assistant, board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a Baltimore-area transplant, originally from Connecticut, who moved after completing her Master’s as a Physician Assistant from Seton Hall University. Meg has over 9 years of experience in the fields of Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Army medicine as a member of the Army National Guard. Meg is also an ultramarathon runner/ coach and certified yoga teacher who has a passion for helping others look and feel their best. Meg brings her wealth of experience to clinical aesthetics where she focuses on helping people look and feel their best. Meg underwent training under Dr. Gavrila and Dr. Mainolfi-Palarata and is certified in Botox, dermal fillers and hormone optimization therapy.
Jennifer Aponte, PA-C
Jennifer is a Maryland native and lived in Columbia for 9 years before moving to Catonsville. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from The University of Maryland College Park and completed her Master’s as a Physician Assistant from St. Francis University. Jen worked as a physician assistant at Prince George’s Hospital in obstetrics and gynecology before working for Concentra as an urgent care and occupational medicine physician assistant. She has always had an interest in cosmetic dermatology. She completed a rotation in dermatology and completed training under Dr. Gavrilla and Dr. Mainolfi-Palarata. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants. Jen enjoys helping patients feel and look their best and provides caring and skilled treatment while taking the time to understand each patient’s individual concerns and treatment goals.