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. We love our patients and our job!
Anne Littman, P.A.-C is our Certified Physician Assistant (PA).
PA Anne Littman graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. specializing in women's health psychology, and earned her Master’s degree 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. Her range of skills are numerous, performing Coolsculpting (Fat freezing), Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections and Filler injections, microdermabrasion, skin care consultations, skin cancer screenings, biopsies, and laceration repair. She is an expert in laser skin rejuvination and correction of the aging skin, acne scars, pigment disorders, sun spots and redness. In addition, she 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 is excited to be 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. 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.
Christina is our Surgical Coordinator and Head Administrative Assistant. She will help schedule your appointments, procedures, and surgeries. Christina will also help you with any insurance and billing questions as well. She has been working with Dr. Buenaventura for 16 years and is does an amazing job of keeping the office running smoothly. We could not function without her!
Cecile is our wonderful Plastic Surgery Assistant and Anesthesia and Surgical Supply Coordinator. She will be with you during your consultations and office visits and assists with coolsculpting, laser and office procedures. She is a certified Coolsculpting technician. She also performs microdermabrasion and will make your skin glow! She keeps the office running smoothly. Cecile is an experienced and compassionate caregiver and a wonderful member of our team since 2014!
Carina is our wonderful receptionist who has been with us for four years. She and Christina work as a team to be sure your experience with us is seamless, from beginning to end. She is experienced in medical offices and will help you make appointments, coordinate your care, schedule your procedures and surgery, and address any concerns. She is waiting for your call!
Patty Carr, RN
Patty is our surgical nurse Director of the Operating Room. She is a surgical and clinical registered nurse and has worked with us for 20 years. You may see her while receiving a procedure, helping you prepare before surgery and caring for you during surgery while she assists in the operating room. Patty will help make your experience with us pleasant and positive. She is a gifted and dedicated nurse and her grace and positive energy enriches our office.
Kathy Fialk, RN
Kathy is our Director of Post Operative Servics (Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit) and a registered nurse and a PACU specialist. She is an outstanding and experienced PACU nurse and has a wealth of experience in the nursing field including intensive care and nursing education. She sees consultations before surgery, will help you recover smoothly after your surgery and be sure you know what to do when you return home. 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 a gifted and dedicated nurse.
Joan Kisska RN
Joan has worked with Dr. Buenaventura for 24 years. She is a dedicated surgical and clinical Plastic Surgery nurse and cares for our surgical patients from beginning to end. She worked with Dr. Buenaventura and Dr. Sendi for 20 years and now is dedicated to the operating room and making it run smoothly. We are grateful to have her experience, expertise and passion for surgical nursing as part of our team! She is a gifted and dedicated nurse who is passionate about plastic surgery.
Dr. Buenaventura believes in a one-on-one approach with her patients. She meets with every surgical consultation personally and has on open discussion with you regarding your "wish list". She gives you her expert opinion while recognizing that you are the best expert on you! She works closely with her staff to provide you with optimal care.
"Our goal is a well-informed and well cared for patient. Our practice thrives because of referrals from happy patients. We want you to be one of them!" - Dr. Susan Buenaventura
The office and staff keep current on the latest techniques and standards, getting reaccredited every year with The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Surgery is never routine, no matter how many times it has been performed. This team never takes for granted that you have placed your confidence in their hands. For this reason, they work with your primary care and specialized doctors to ensure you are fully prepared for surgery. The surgical facility is fully accredited through The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc. Don't settle for anything less!
We are accredited with AAAASF (see above)
Our Anesthesia Team is Anesthesia Connections, Ltd. to ensure the highest possible outpatient anesthesia care by Board Certified Anesthesiologists.