Stony Brook, NY

Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Upload: November 8, 2013

Dr. Mark D. Epstein is a dual-board-certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Surgery) with additional qualifications in surgery of the hand, currently practicing in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Epstein also serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at North Shore Surgi-Center and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery ... read more

Our Doctors

Adrienne S. Levy, M.D.

Upload: January 17, 2014

Born and raised in Manhattan, Dr. Adrienne S. Levy began her medical training in an accelerated B.S.-M.D. Program at the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education of the City University of New York. Next, she moved to Long Island and completed her medical training at SUNY Stony Brook. After an Internship in Internal Medicine at ... read more

Brian Slepian, M.D.

Upload: January 17, 2014

Born and raised on Long Island, Dr. Brian Slepian graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his medical degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and Anesthesia residency on Long Island at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was Chief Resident ... read more

Our Surgical Staff

Arlene Arrigo, R.N., B.S.N. – Head Nurse, Operating and Recovery Room

Upload: January 17, 2014

My background includeds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Arlene has been an R.N. since 1993 and have worked with me since 1996. Aside from her duties in the operating room, ... read more

Dawn Porco, C.S.T. – Certified Surgical Technician

Upload: January 17, 2014

I have worked with Dawn since 1996. Dawn is my primary surgical technician and a superb one at that. She maintains intense focus upon the procedure and understands all of them well. She has the unique ability to put the instruments into my hands before I ask for them, so we rarely need to speak ... read more

Loretta Simchowitz, R.N. , C.P.A.N. – Recovery Room

Upload: January 17, 2014

Loretta is a certified Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU or “recovery room”) nurse. Loretta also performs your pre-operative assessment upon arrival. She first entered nursing in 1982. She has worked in several different and challenging areas including the emergency room, neonatal intensive care unit, medical/surgical and recovery room. She is also a certified instructor in ... read more

Jennifer Belford, R.N., C.N.O.R. – Operating and Recovery Room

Upload: January 17, 2014

Jennifer joined us in 2010. She has an interesting background. Jennifer first entered the medical field as a Certified surgical technician, and then furthered her education by becoming a registered nurse (R.N.). Jennifer is usually working in the recovery room and doing pre-operative assessment, however, because she is skilled in other areas, she can provide ... read more

Kristi Tramposch, R.N. - Operating and recovery room

Upload: December 7, 2014

Kristi has been an R.N. for 13 years and comes to us from the neonatal intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her experience includes pre operative as well as post operative care of the newborn. Kristi started working here in 2012 and has transitioned into pre and post operative care of the ... read more

Our Office Staff

Ruth A. Verspoor – Practice Administrator

Upload: January 17, 2014

Ruth has over thirty years experience managing medical practices. She joined my practice as Practice Adminstrator when I opened this practice in 1998. Ruth wholeheartedly shares my vision in creating a practice where the patient comes first, and all our staff share that vision. It is Ruth’s responsibility to make certain that all aspects of ... read more

Maryellen Ponzini – Surgical Patient Coordinator

Upload: January 17, 2014

I have been Dr. Epstein Surgical Patient Coordinator since 2010. Having worked in the medical field for many years, I started out as a reception service specialist and was promoted to Surgical Patient Coordinator. As Surgical Patient Coordinator, I am the person who will be your host: greeting you during your initial telephone call or ... read more

MaryAnn Abrams, L.P.N. – Licensed Practical Nurse

Upload: January 17, 2014

MaryAnn has been with me since 2010. MaryAnn came to us with experience working with other plastic surgeons which was very helpful. She assists with patients on consultation days as well as supervises the ordering of our medical supplies. She also helps out on surgery days as well, providing integral logistical support to our surgical ... read more

Samantha Schrof, L.P.N.

Upload: January 17, 2014

“Sam” has been with me since 2010. She came to me from an orthopedic practice, however, Sam took to plastic surgery readily and loves it. She is a tireless, no-nonsense worker, helping me out on long consultation days with boundless energy. She is also a whiz at the computer, and has evolved to be the ... read more

Heather Heim

Upload: December 15, 2014

Heather joined us in 2009 as a file clerk. Over the years she had developed into a pivotal employee. She can do everything from fix some minor computer problems to social media, and about everything in between. She graduated from Molloy College in December 2014 with her bachelor of science in nursing and is expecting ... read more

Donna LaSalla – Front Desk manager

Upload: January 17, 2014

Donna joined us in 2001. A former police officer at Brookhaven National Laboratories, she is an expert marksman (score 398 our of 400 on the “bulls eye”). She had no experience in aesthetic surgery or medicine when she came to us but was eager to learn and is now quite knowledgeable, expecially when it comes ... read more

Rhea Gessner – Reception Service Specialist

Upload: January 17, 2014

Rhea joined us in 2003. Rhea is high-spirited, admirable, and has been such a valuble employee for over nine years and always makes time for her work. She is a mother of three, enjoys going on the boat, and always presents our patients and office with a smile everyday!... read more

Laurie Connolly – Reception Service Specialist

Upload: January 17, 2014

Laurie has been with us since 2001. Always giving the office a good laugh, Laurie is a friendly and remarkable asset to our staff. Laurie is learning new skills and techniques with the latest technology and she always delievers top-knotch quality service that the patients always seem to pick up on!... read more

Debra Francavilla – Reception Service Specialist

Upload: January 17, 2014

Debra joined our team in 2012. She has extensive experience as a reception service experience from other medical practices, but also manages an entertainment company with her husband, supplying celebrity lookalikes to parties and events (her husband is John Travolta’s “alter-ego). She is never without a big smile on her face! It is an absolute ... read more

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