Meet The Team

Dr. Buenaventura is very grateful to have an outstanding team to work with. We work and care for you together and patients always compliment the warm atmosphere they encounter in our office.  We love our patients and our job!  

(Kathy RN, Patty RN, Carina AA, Lynnsey RN, Dr. Buenaventura, Joan RN, Christina AA, Anne PA-C)

Anne Littman, PA-C, MSHS

Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Anne Littman, PA-C, MSHS graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. specializing in women's health psychology, and earned her Masters of Science in Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies at The George Washington University in 2010. She has created opportunities to use her fluency in Spanish and traveling experience participating in volunteer medical missions worldwide.

Anne is a health professional who shines at developing one on one relationships with her patients and counsels them on health and wellness throughout their medical or aesthetic consultations. She is an expert in laser skin rejuvenation and correction of the aging skin, acne and surgical scars, pigment disorders in all skin tones, sun spots and redness. Her range of skills are numerous, performing skin care consultations for maintainable life long treatment plans, neuromuscular injections with Jeuveau, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, and Filler injections with Sculptra, Radiesse, Juvederm and Resytlane products.  She also performs Coolsculpting (Fat freezing) body contouring assessments and treatments, and minor procedures. Lastly, using her background in women's health, she performs consultations and treatments for vaginal rejuvenation, stress urinary incontinence, and vulvar aging for women.  Anne also helps navigate patients through the pre-operative surgical period, assists in surgery, and provides post-operative follow up care. She is a highly educated and compassionate health professional and loves being a part of Dr. Buenaventura's team.

Previous experience includes dermatology, emergency medical care and women's health. After becoming a Certified Physician Assistant by the NCCPA in 2010, she has been a regular guest lecturer at The George Washington University’s Physician Assistant Program in women's health, emergency medicine, geriatric pharmacology, and dermatology.  Previously, she greatly enjoyed clinically teaching during preceptorships for MD, PA, NP, and midwifery students.  She is completing her certification in Functional Medicine to help provided a more holistic approach to her practice.  While many patients struggle to find an appropriate term to call their PA, she prefers for you to call her Anne. 

In her free time, Anne is an avid sports enthusiast, international adventurer seeker, and enjoys playing beach volleyball, gardening, and playing with her dog, Chili. 


Surgical Coordinator and Head Administrative Assistant

Christina is our Surgical Coordinator and Head Administrative Assistant.  Christina schedules all surgical procedures at The Sendi Cosmetic Surgical Center and at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, working with EPIC.  She will also coordinate your preoperative and post operative appointments, and payments or financing with Care Credit. She also schedules in office procedures (laser, injections, Coolsculpting Elite and minor surgery).  She oversees our medical records. In addition, Christina handles billing and insurance questions.  She is a gifted multitasker and has been working with Dr. Buenaventura for 19 years and does an amazing job of keeping the office running smoothly.  We could not function without her! 


Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Carina is our receptionist and administrative assistant and is the welcoming and friendly voice you hear when you call.  She will help make your appointments, check you in when you arrive, arrange your follow up appointments and schedule your procedures for injections, lasers, and minor surgery.  She handles management information flow, medical records and daily bookkeeping. She also ensures that messages from our answering service are addressed in a timely fashion.  Carina will ensure your experience with us is a positive one.  Carina has been with us for over 5 years and we can't imagine running the office without her.  She also creates the lovely seasonal decor in our office.  Carina is waiting for your call!


Patty Carr, RN

Director of the Operating Room.

Patty is a registered nurse and the Director of the Operating Room.  She has worked with us for over 20 years and trained as an Operating Room Fellow at Fairfax Hospital. Patty prepares the Operating room on the day of surgery and assists during surgery as a scrub nurse and surgical assistant.  She processes the sterile instruments, oversees the surgical caseloads and coordinates chart review with our accreditation partner, QuadA.  Patty will also see you postoperatively and perform dressing changes.  She also assists with laser procedures, Broad Band Light therapy, aesthetic injections, minor surgical procedures, and Coolsculpting Elite treatments.  Patty is a dedicated and conscientious nurse, and her positive energy enriches our office.  She also shares her baking talents with us often!

Kathy ​Fialk, RN

Director of Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit

Kathy is our PACU (Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit) nurse and has a wealth of experience in hospital nursing and nursing education.  She is a member of the operating room team and will be in charge of your care in the recovery room after surgery.  Kathy will discuss post operative care instructions with your caretaker and arrange your post operative appointments.  In addition, she sees consultations before surgery, assists with Laser and BBL light therapy procedures.  She also assists with Coolsculpting Elite treatments and is head of materials management, working closely with our suppliers.  She has worked with us for over 15 years and is a talented and dedicated nurse.  Kathy treats everyone around her as if they are family, and we are so lucky to have such a compassionate member of our team.  She is also responsible for the delicious baked goods that appear in the break room every week.  She is a compassionate and caring nurse.

Joan Kisska, RN

Director of Perioperative Services and Operating Room Nurse

Joan is a registered nurse who specializes in surgery and has a wealth of experience in Plastic surgery.  She is the Director of Perioperative Service and an Operating Room Nurse.  Joan is a dedicated Plastic Surgery nurse and cares for our surgical patients from the moment they check in for surgery, working closely with the Anesthesiologist to prepare you for surgery and works as the circulating nurse or the scrub nurse.  Joan also oversees our Quality Assurance.  She has worked with Dr. Buenaventura for over 25 years and is dedicated to the operating room and making it run smoothly.  She also assists with consultations, injections, minor surgical procedures, post operative dressing changes and Coolsculpting Elite and lasers.  We are grateful to have her expertise and passion for surgical nursing as part of our team!  

Lynnsey Medeiros, RN

Plastic Surgery Nurse,Coolsculpting Specialist

Lynnsey is our full time plastic surgery nurse and an indispensable member of our team.  She works closely with both Dr. Buenaventura and physician assistant Anne Littman, PA-C to provide excellent patient care.  Lynnsey will see you for consultations, help you schedule and prepare for surgery, and care for you after surgery.  She performs dressing changes and removes sutures and drains. She works closely with our primary care offices to coordinate pre surgical clearances, and will coordinate post operative care.  She also assists our Operating Room team.  In addition, Lynnsey assists with our aesthetic injections, Clear V, MOXI and HALO laser procedures, and BBL Light Therapy. She is a skilled and certified Coolsculpting Elite technician and coordinates our National Breast Implant Registry.  We are grateful for Lynnsey's talent and dedication.

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