Meet Our Team

Men and women researching their plastic surgery options in Los Angeles will be impressed with the knowledgeable, friendly, and cohesive team at Dr. David Stoker’s office. Get to know more about their extensive professional backgrounds and learn about what makes each of them invaluable to our patients.

To get to know our staff in person and find out more about how they can help you achieve your goals, request a consultation online or give us a call at  (310) 300-1779 to book your appointment.


Claudia, Patient Coordinator

Claudia, Patient Coordinator

“Be the reason someone smiles today.”

I’ve always had a passion for helping others and knew I wanted to work in the medical industry. In 1993 I began my career in Dermatology and spent 8 years working as a front office administrator and insurance biller. Then I moved into the field of Plastic Surgery, which became my true passion over the past 15 years. Combining my love for aesthetic surgery and patient care, I quickly moved into the position of practice manager and surgery consultant of a thriving practice in Beverly Hills.

As the patient care coordinator at Dr. Stoker’s practice, I strive to go above and beyond expectations in order to make every patient’s surgical experience life changing. What brings me the most joy is seeing our patient’s self-confidence shine after their aesthetic transformations!


Carla Crespo, MSHS, PA

Carla Crespo, MSHS, PA

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the hands of the injector.”

I am a California state board certified Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University.

With over 15 years of experience in aesthetics, I am an expert at non-surgical body and facial contouring. As a distinguished member of an elite group of injector trainers and speakers for Allergan Aesthetics and Galderma, I have an impeccable track record for delivering the highest desired results with minimal to no downtime. I am also a national speaker, trainer, and advisor for CoolSculpting.

I have been specially trained in clinical dermatology and cosmetic procedures. My precise and thorough skills have gained the respect of patients, staff and others throughout the nation. With advanced knowledge of patient experience and a broad medical background, I can execute the finest and most natural results attainable in our industry. Additionally, being bilingual in Spanish and English has been an invaluable asset that allows my patients to receive the most thorough and compassionate care available.


Stacy Wright, RN, Injection and Laser Specialist

Stacy Wright, RN, Injection and Laser Specialist

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

After graduating from Purdue University with my undergraduate degree, I completed my nursing degree at Los Angeles Harbor College. I am now a licensed, registered nurse with over 16 years of experience in cosmetic and plastic surgery. Patients have told me that I have a gentle touch and natural results with treatments including dermal fillers, Botox, Ulthera, IPL (Photofacial), laser hair removal, Laser Genesis, Kybella, chemical peels and microneedling. Listening to patient concerns and providing expert advice, I customize a plan for each patient to achieve their goals and bolster their confidence. In addition to my extensive experience in the above treatments, I am also certified in CoolSculpting. My keen insight into the needs of patients along with exceptional technique have made me a welcome addition to Stoker Plastic Surgery.


Wendy

Wendy, Practice Manager

“We make ourselves strong and joyful or weak and miserable, but in both instances the amount of effort is the same.”

I started my career in 1992 as a receptionist for the chief of plastic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. For more than 20 years, I’ve worked my way up to practice manager and administrator of our outpatient surgery center. Additionally, I’ve worked as a medical aesthetician, for which I still hold my California license. It’s so exciting to be a part of a growing practice since its inception. I feel honored to work with such a fantastic team of co-workers and under a plastic surgeon who has impeccable skill and devotion to his work and family.

I love living and working by the beach and often boast that my office, which overlooks the marina, has the best view in Los Angeles!


Krystal

Krystal, Director of Nursing

“What I lack in beauty, I make up for in plastic surgery.”

I joined the team in April 2014 as a registered nurse. I enjoy working with our patients, preparing them for surgery preoperatively, and caring for them postoperatively. I am a part of the surgical team, providing support to the OR staff during surgical procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes. I make certain our patients have the best experience before, during, and after their procedures.


Vita, Clinical and Recovery Nurse

Vita, Clinical and Recovery Nurse

“Be the best you that you can be.”

I am a compassionate Registered Nurse who believes in providing memorable experiences and exceptional care for our patients. I obtained my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I graduated with honors. I earned my Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) along with my Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Prior to joining the Stoker Plastic Surgery team, I worked in the aesthetics industry for several years. My past experience also includes acute care pediatrics at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.

I listen attentively to understand our patient needs and always strive to exceed their expectations. I love being a part of the Stoker Plastic Surgery team.


Lorena

Lorena, Registered Nurse

“She believed she could, so she did”

I joined Stoker Plastic Surgery years ago as a front office administrator. My experience here inspired me to pursue a career in nursing. During my 3 years of nursing school, I continued to work with Dr. Stoker’s team in both administrative and clinical roles. The combination of formal education and hands-on learning here with Dr. Stoker helped me get to where I am today. Now that I have graduated from nursing school, I am excited to contribute in my position as a Registered Nurse on our Stoker Plastic Surgery team.

I have a passion for medicine and patient care. I come to work each day equipped with a genuine smile and a positive attitude to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease. One of my favorite parts of the job is comparing before photos to final results. I love seeing the joy on our patients’ faces when they’ve reached their cosmetic goals.


Blanca

Blanca, Certified Surgical Technician

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

I am a certified surgical technician who specializes in plastic surgery procedures. After 9 years of growth and experience as first assistant in plastic surgery, I am excited to now be a part of Dr. Stoker’s surgical staff.

In addition to having a strong work ethic, I stay abreast of new techniques, equipment, and procedures in this industry. I enjoy using my skills to support Dr. Stoker and our surgical team, and I am vigilant with my co-workers to maintain a sterile, organized, and professional surgery center.


Morgan

Morgan, Certified Surgical Technician

At a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in biology as a scholarship athlete, I discovered my passion for surgery and returned to school to study surgical technology.

Plastic surgery quickly became my favorite specialty. I love seeing the confidence patients gain during their transformative journeys. As a Certified Surgical Technician, I’m excited to be a part of the amazing team at Stoker Plastic Surgery. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by exceptional medical professionals as I continue to expand my knowledge.


Kelsey

Kelsey, Front Office Administration

“Kindness is free, so sprinkle that stuff everywhere.”

I graduated from Caldwell University with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I completed my education by obtaining my Master’s degree from University of East London as a scholarship athlete. My journey continued when I chose to move to Southern California, where I followed my passion through coaching volleyball and learning from Dr. Stoker’s outstanding team.

As a part of the front office administration, my goal is to exceed patient expectations. I strive to create a warm and genuine experience for our clients. I love people, and I look forward to guiding our patients through their interactions with our entire clinical staff.


Jordan, Front Office Administrator

Jordan, Front Office Administration

“Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.” Roy T. Bennett

I have always had a passion for helping people and making them feel their best inside and out. After earning my Associates’s degree from Santa Monica College in Cosmetology and getting my Esthetician license, I pursued a freelance hair and makeup career. With my passion for the beauty industry and helping people feel their best, I wanted to enter the medical world and see people’s transformation journey.

As a part of the front desk administration, I strive to make every patient that comes in feel welcomed and appreciated.


Tyler, Front Office Administrator

Tyler, Front Office Administration

“In all of our lives, may we be as strong as the grounded trees.”

I graduated from Otis College of Art and Design, having earned a BFA in Product Design, with a Minor in Sustainable Manufacturing. As a designer, I find Dr.Stoker’s work fascinating and incredibly easy to stand behind. As a patient, I know you’re in the best hands; As an employee, I am in the same boat and very happy about it. I’m proud to be part of the front desk administration team and hope to help make your experience as positive and uplifting as mine.

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