Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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.
"Pretty is as pretty does."
I've harbored a love of aesthetics for as long as I can remember. Growing up here in Southern California, costumes, makeup, hair, and design were all parts of my ballerina childhood. I received my bachelor's degree from George Washington University in 1996, and I've had the pleasure of working in the fashion and beauty industries ever since.
As Dr. Stoker's patient coordinator, I guide our patients through the surgical process. I love getting to know our patients and helping them to feel and look their best. My goal is to provide a truly exceptional patient experience.
Being a part of an elite team is a pleasure and a privilege. Dr. Stoker's work is stunning, and his compassion, enthusiasm, and care equal his skill. Working here is inspiring in so many ways.
"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!
I'm proud to be a nationally board-certified physician assistant. I earned my bachelor's degree from UC Irvine and my master's in clinical medical science from Barry University in Florida. After earning my physician assistant certification, I continued my education and training for more than a decade while practicing in cosmetic and clinical dermatology. I've been professionally recognized for my interpersonal skills as well as technical knowledge.
I'm an experienced injector and have received advanced training in the proper administration of cosmetic injectables including BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. I'm also well-versed in laser treatments for conditions including sun damage, unwanted hair, wrinkles, and spider veins.
I'm a longtime member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. I've also earned a number of certifications in laser and injectable techniques. My extensive training and professional knowledge help me achieve my No. 1 goal, which has always been to help patients feel more confident and beautiful.
"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, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), 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 Cool Sculpting. My keen insight into the needs of patients along with exceptional technique have made me a welcome addition to Stoker Plastic Surgery.
"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.
"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.
"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."
Since the age of 13, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that involved helping others. I was a personal trainer for a decade, and the feeling of inspiring clients to achieve their goals has been one of my greatest rewards. From there, I became interested in skin and nutrition.
Because of my training background, I look internally when I see an external skin issue. There is usually an internal cause, so it is important to first decipher what the skin is trying to tell us.
As a California and Texas licensed aesthetician, I am driven to provide the latest beauty, medical, and anti-aging modalities to my clients. I am honored to be a part of Dr. Stoker's tribe here in the Marina. I'm glad to be working at a practice where my co-workers have the same dedication and care that I strive to have each day.
I'm a state-licensed aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics. I've completed training on the East Coast and refined my skills while working with one of Boston's most prominent plastic surgeons for eight years prior to relocating to Los Angeles with my husband.
I'm certified in numerous peels and procedures including the SkinCeuticals® Micropeel and Micropeel Plus, SilkPeel®, LHA treatments, oxygen infusion, microdermabrasion, microneedling, and LED therapy. I've served as a national educator and instructor for L'Oreal and La Roche-Posay, teaching proper techniques to nurses and aestheticians. I'm also skilled in postoperative treatments and camouflage makeup.
I enjoy combining my knowledge of the latest treatment technologies, extensive knowledge of skincare products, and impeccable customer service. I ensure that my patients achieve their best possible results. My goal has always been to exceed my patients' expectations.
"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.
"Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor."
As a natural redhead with a fair complexion, taking care of my skin has always been an important part of my life. Because I also have a passion for helping people, I decided to couple my interests and join the medical skincare industry. Being a member of Dr. Stoker's team has given me the opportunity to explore my passion while being introduced to new and exciting surgical procedures.
I love sharing with our patients their surgical journey, from the moment we meet at their consultation to their long-term follow-up after surgery. When I am not working, I am studying to become a physician assistant. I aspire to soon become a medical professional, just like my colleagues on the wonderful staff at Stoker Plastic Surgery. They are truly an inspiring and talented group of people!
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"
I have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to help others. After completing my undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of Southern California, I decided to pursue a career in the medical profession.
Witnessing the transformation of our patients and facilitating their care has further sparked my desire to learn about the human body and surgical techniques. The incredible team at Stoker Plastic Surgery been more than helpful in broadening my skills and teaching me about the medical field.
My exposure to high-end cosmetic surgery has been a treat. I am excited to be working alongside the best of the best in the plastic surgery industry!