Karin Ruiz, Patient Coordinator

Karin 2Karin Ruiz is the Patient Coordinator at MAS. She specializes in patient relations, scheduling, and financial planning for surgeries and procedures. Karin also manages our Fly in for Surgery program to assist our national and international clientele with their trips to New York City for all our top cosmetic procedures.

Karin was born in Madrid, Spain, but grew up in the New York City area, and has lived in the city for many years. Karin attended Quinnipiac University where she studied Respiratory Therapy, and has worked as a senior certified respiratory therapist at some of the most renowned institutions in Manhattan, including New York University Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Karin’s medical background affords her a unique understanding of the issues that influence a patient’s decision to have cosmetic surgery, and allows her to provide advice and counseling that is much more helpful than the average patient coordinator. Karin is devoted to assisting patients in making educated decisions about surgery, guiding them through the process of scheduling and payment, and answering a variety of questions along the way. Karin is just as much of a perfectionist as Dr. Vendemia, and together they will see to it that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed so that you have the most professional and enjoyable experience possible.

From the moment you speak with her on the phone, to the time she greets you when you enter the office, you’ll feel safe, secure, and very welcome.

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If you would like to speak with Karin about scheduling a consultation, getting more information about a procedure, or helping you plan a trip to New York for surgery, please give her a call at 917-703-7069 or send her a message by clicking here.

Shea Parker, PA-C, Clinical Skin Care Specialist

Shea- Peter HurleyShea Parker is the lead Aesthetic Physician Assistant at MAS working with Dr. Nicholas Vendemia in New York City. She specializes in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, clinical skin care, aesthetic medicine, and perioperative patient manangement.

Shea was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she grew up competing in gymnastics and cheerleading. She attended Utah State University, where she graduated Valedictorian in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and an emphasis in Exercise Science. During her time at Utah State University, Shea participated in organizations such as Operation Smile and Women in Medicine. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant for Bioethics and taught labs for undergraduate Human Anatomy.

Shortly thereafter, Shea moved to Manhattan and attended the Weill Cornell Graduate School Physician Assistant Program where she earned both a professional PA Certification and a Masters Degree. She had the opportunity to train at prestigious Ivy League institutions including New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Hospital for Special Surgery, and graduated with a Physician Assistant Certification and Masters of Science in Health Science. She continues to be actively involved with the Cornell graduate medical education program as a professional tutor in anatomy and health sciences.

Shea is a fully credentialed and licensed Physician Assistant in New York State.

Alicia Bos, Administrative Assistant

Alicia-1-CROPPED-222x300Alicia Bos is an Administrative Assistant at MAS. She specializes in administrative duties, event planning, business networking, and social media.

Alicia was born in Michigan but raised in Oman, and has also lived in Amsterdam, and Dallas, Texas. After graduating from The American International School of Muscat in Oman, Alicia attended Southern Methodist University as a prestigious Hilltop Scholar where she majored in Religious Studies and Early Childhood Education. She worked as a Resident Assistant where she earned many awards, such as Outstanding Resident Assistant, and was a key leader in administrative duties, event planning and crisis management.

Alicia also worked as an administrative assistant, recruiter and speaker for Southern Methodist University’s Resident Life and Student Housing. Throughout Alicia’s college career she was a volunteer leader at freshman camp and various other philanthropic events, and was the sole founder of Independents at a campus wide philanthropic event. Alicia was also a founding member of the Diversity Action Team where she used her international background to create a strategic plan for expanding cultural awareness on campus. She also donates as much time as she can to a local soup kitchen here in Manhattan, as well as volunteering to SMU Connection which helps link alumni with current students as a resource.

As soon as you meet Alicia, you will understand the passion she has for helping people as well as her uplifting positivity.