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 lead by George Gavrila.
George Gavrila, MD
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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
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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.
Amanda Pittillo, PA-C
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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.”
Kelly Battista, RN
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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.”
Amber Elliott, RN
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Amber Elliott, a Registered Nurse, graduated from Baltimore County Community College in 2013. Immediately after completing her degree, she began working within the field of Aesthetics. Amber’s skills and passion for all aspects within the industry have brought her to ProMD Health where she is the Laser Specialist. She enjoys working with patients to achieve their goals in creating a low maintenance, healthy routine and overall treatment plan combining skin care products and laser treatments. She helps clients with a wide range of issues such as hyper-pigmentation (sun damage or hormonal), acne and acne scarring, as well as uneven skin tone or texture. Additionally, Amber is skilled in the tattoo removal process, whether it is tattoo fading for coverups or complete removal. Amber’s down to earth personality, along with her honest and genuine approach to skincare and medicine, allows patients to feel comfortable, safe and confident.
Max Lenowitz, CRNP
Max is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner that joined ProMD Health in June of 2021. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners who brings several years of experience in Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Oncology focusing on identifying and treating skin cancers. Born and raised in Columbia, MD, Max returned back to the Greater Baltimore area after receiving degrees from Penn State University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Davenport University. He chose to specialize in cosmetics as he is passionate about how medicine and art can integrate to positively impact someone’s life. “Being able to make someone feel the best version of themselves is a unique and wonderful feeling.” Max’s bedside manner and attention to detail make him a great addition to the ProMD family.
Tori Thursby, RN
Tori graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and began working at University of Maryland in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She then went on to be a travel intensive care nurse until joining the ProMD Health team in October 2021. Tori is currently attending Chamberlain University to earn her Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Her desire is to make each patient feel comfortable and to take time to listen to each individual’s concerns. Tori sees both men and women for hormone related issues and is passionate about helping others feel their best and will use her clinical expertise to assist with our Hormone Optimization Therapy.
Katarina Markulin, Master 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 with 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.
Carmella Ellis, Esthetician
Carmella is a Baltimore native who has always had a passion for skincare. It is this passion that led Carmella to receive her esthetician license under Diana Gavrila at Diana’s European Skin Care in 2014. For the last 8 years, Carmella has been able to bring her passion for skincare to all of her clients, where Carmella’s artistic eye and attention to detail are evident with every treatment. She has extensive experience working with people of all skin types, particularly individuals with aging skin, and skin prone to acne. She is always looking to learn more new and improved ways to better serve her clients, as technology and medical research are constantly evolving.
Skyla Barnett, CRNP
Skyla is a New England native who recently moved to Maryland in 2021. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Nursing in 2014 from Keene State College. From there, she worked as a neurology/neurosurgery RN for 6 years at Boston University Medical Center. Skyla completed her Master’s in Nursing from Regis College in 2021 and received certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of Maryland. Skyla approaches each patient encounter with enthusiasm. Her passion for making others feel great about themselves, along with her keen eye for detail generates beautiful patient outcomes.
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.
Annika Brown, Junior Manager
Annika is one of our office managers for ProMD Health in Timonium. She’s been a licensed aesthetician since 2013 and has worked in spa management since 2015. Annika has a passion for the aesthetic industry and thrives on creating a positive environment for staff and patients.
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.
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.
Jaclyn Fischer, Medical Office Assistant
Jaclyn is one of our medical office assistants at our Timonium location. She graduated from Medix School in Towson as a certified Medical Office Assistant. Jaclyn has worked in the medical field and customer service for over 15 years. Jaclyn is passionate about aesthetics and is here to help all of our patients have the best experience possible.
Jessica is one of our junior office managers. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Emilee Melton is one of our Medical Office Assistants. She has recently joined our Annapolis team in 2019. Being brought up in the salon and spa industry she has brought her knowledge of customer service and skincare. With her positive attitude Emilee is always keeping our office smiling and is always there to lend a helping hand. She takes pride in taking care of patients in any way she can.
Yasmin Miremadi has been a Licensed Aesthetician for 5 years. Graduating from Von Lee International School of Aesthetics, she began her career specializing in facials and chemical peels. Yasmin enjoys putting together a skin care regimen based on patients specific needs. Most importantly she has a passion for helping others feel and look their best.
Sarah is one of our medical office assistants at our Arlington location. She graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College with her bachelors in psychology. Sarah has worked in Customer Service for 15 years and strives to make people happy while feeling comfortable. Sarah is responsible for handling daily office tasks and ensuring each patient receives the best experience possible.
Medical Office Assistant
Connie is one of our medical office assistants. She has over 10 years of customer service experience, 6 of those years being in the beauty industry. She combines her passion for cosmetics and her dedication to customer service to provide the best experience possible for our patients.
Molly is one of our medical office assistants. She brings experience from the beauty industry and customer service to the team. Molly uses her experience and skillset to make sure every one of our patients is delivered the best care and leaves feeling satisfied and beautiful.
Office Coordinator and Aesthetic Specialist
Lauren joined our team in 2018 and has relocated to Wellington, FL from our Maryland locations as our Office Coordinator. She has worked in the Aesthetic Industry since 2015 and brings a unique combination of skills to the ProMD Health team. Lauren helps patients Look Younger and Feel Younger by combining aesthetic and hormone therapy into patient treatment plans.
Madeline is one of our Aesthetic Consultant, she joined the ProMD Health team in 2021. Maddie received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from College of Charleston in South Carolina. Working in the Aesthetics Industry since 2018 she is knowledgeable about all things anti aging, and loves working with customers to reach their aesthetic goals.
Katelynn is one of our Aesthetic Consultants, she joined the ProMD Health team in 2021. Katelynn graduated from University of Maryland with an Associates in Biology. She has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. Her attention to detail and care for each clients personal needs, provides our patients with a comfortable and pleasant experience.
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Taylor is one of our medical office assistants at the Arlington location. She have over 10 years of customer service and management experience. Taylor is currently in the process of getting her degree in Business Administration. She love having the opportunity to put a smile on peoples faces.
Brynn is one of our Aesthetic Consultants. She graduated from Penn State University in 2021 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health. She brings over 5 years of experience in customer service within the beauty industry to the team. Brynn has a passion for helping others look and feel their best and strives to make each patient feel welcome at our practices.
Ashley Santamaria is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with a master’s degree in Medical Science from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ashley has an extensive healthcare background of 12 years as a Patient Care Representative, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and now as a Physician Assistant. She is an active member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Ashley fell in love with Aesthetic Medicine because “it is where science meets art; where research marries creativity” and therefore has completed multiple neurotoxin and injectable certifications, along with a certification in hormonal optimization therapy.
Melissa Apple is a Licensed Medical Esthetician for the state of Florida. Melissa has an extensive healthcare background of over 30 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UCF and spent much of her career as an ICU nurse. Educating, and building trusting relationships are top priorities for Melissa. Anyone who knows her will tell you she is obsessed with the skin. Melissa specializes in HydraFacial, medium depth chemical peels, derma planing, acne treatments, Microneedling, skincare assessments, and in-depth treatment plans. She believes that beautiful skin begins with exceptional skincare and custom-tailored treatments. Using supreme quality products and treatments at ProMD she will work endlessly to help you achieve the best skin for you. “Beautiful skin is a commitment, not a miracle”
Maggie is our Practice Development Manager in our newest market in Wellington, FL. She has years of management experience in the Beauty industry throughout the country leading large teams and businesses to provide excellent customer service. Maggie has a passion for building relationships and creating beneficial experiences within the community through these businesses, services, and trusted knowledge. She will ensure each patient and community member understands that ProMD Health is here to make them feel welcome, at ease, and supported to reach their aesthetic and
anti-aging goals together for the most rejuvenated and natural outcome. Maggie looks forward to connect, see and feel your most vibrant authentic self shine through each time you visit ProMD Health.
Alexandra Higuita, Medical Office Assistant
Lexy is our Medical Receptionist. She is warm and welcoming when you call and arrive at our practice. She has a wealth of experience in the beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist for over 9 years. She fell in love with the lash and brow industry 6 years ago and owns her own business. Lexy also has experience as a medical assistant for over 15 years. She relocated to Florida 4 years ago with the goal of growing her passion for the beauty industry and loved the idea of becoming part of the ProMD Health aesthetic medical practice team. Lexy loves that aesthetic medicine compliments the inner with the outer beauty of every individual. She looks forward to providing the best service and making sure all of your goals are reached.
Meg 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 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. 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.
Stephanie is one of our medical office assistants. She brings a love for the cosmetics and beauty industry as well as stellar customer service skills to the team. Steph makes everyone feel welcome and uses her ability to multi-task and her passion for helping others to make sure every one of our patients is delivered the best care and leaves feeling satisfied and beautiful.
James is one of our aesthetic consultants. He graduated from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in 2021 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and Business Analytics. Combining his love for aesthetics and his experience in consulting and customer service, James has made it his passion to keep up with the ever-changing industry to serve as a knowledgeable resource to patients while providing exceptional care.