Lisa Hartman, M.M.S., RPA-C is a National and New York State Certified Physician Assistant who specializes in medical dermatology and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. Lisa will also care for you during the pre- and post-operative process. She earned her master’s degree in medical sciences along with her certificate in physician assistant studies at Nova Southeastern University’s School of Medicine. Prior to her Physician Assistant studies, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Baldwin-Wallace College while she worked as a nutrition counselor and a certified personal trainer. Lisa is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She treats a wide-range of dermatolologic conditions and has also worked in emergency medicine and medical research.
Lisa empowers her patients through her educational approach in the decision making process and by placing the highest regard to safety and efficacy along the way. She specializes in a wide variety of non-ablative techniques that complement the work of our surgeons and assist those wanting a non-surgical approach to self-improvement including BOTOX®, injectable fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra® Aesthetic and RADIESSE®), laser procedures (hyperpigmentation, acne scaring, fine lines and wrinkles, hair reduction, spider vein removal), scar/keloid reduction techniques, skin tag removal, microdermabrasion, sclerotherapy, hyperhydrosis, chemical peels and nipple-areolar complex micropigmentation. She also evaluates and counsels patients on melasma, rosacea, acne and anti-aging skincare treatments, including the SkinMedica® and Obagi® System products. She will customize a unique treatment program for you focusing on your specific needs and desires.
Tara LaRocca RPA-C is our perisurgical PA. She will guide you and be there throughout your surgical journey. Tara earned her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton in psychobiology and did her Physician Assistant Program at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Center Brooklyn. After PA school, Tara completed a surgical residency for PA’s at St Vincent’s Hospital in Staten Island. A lifelong New Yorker, Tara is thrilled to work and care for her patients here at Colen MD Plastic Surgery.
Bill Murphy, our surgical technician, runs our operating room suite. Bill, who was a medic in the US armed forces is excellent and very organized. His warm personality and operating room experience makes our certified surgical suite the best place to have your surgery performed.
When you arrive for your consultation, you will meet Genevieve, our patient coordinator, who will make you feel welcome at our office. She will ask you to fill out some paperwork and will assist you in any way she can. Her friendly demeanor will put you at ease from the moment you arrive..
Paola Lisi is pleased to bring over 15 years of knowledge, experience and education in Plastic Surgery and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures to Colen MD Plastic Surgery. As Practice Manager she handles the day to day operations of the practice and provides direct assistance to each of our Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Helen Colen, Dr. Stephen Colen, and Dr. Kari Colen, as well as our Skin Care Specialist Lisa Hartman. When you visit our office suite on Park Avenue you can count on Paola to handle the details of your surgical experience with expertise and candor. Paola’s favorite part of her role as Practice Manager is providing an enjoyable experience for our patients.