Like pieces of a puzzle, all of the members of the staff at Wang Plastic Surgery bring their own unique strengths to our San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, and Riverside plastic surgery practices. Although they are seasoned professionals, the staff members share a warm, friendly attitude that Dr. Wang's patients appreciate. What you will find – from your first phone call, your consultation, the day of your surgery, and your post-operative care – is that Dr. Wang's staff will set you at ease and be there for you every step of the way.
To meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff, you can request a consultation online or call Wang Plastic Surgery at (888) 360-6688 today to schedule your appointment.
Michelle Yen, Patient Consultant for Pasadena
Michelle Yen is the lead patient consultant of Wang Plastic Surgery and Med Spa for Pasadena. She has seen the practice through all of its wonderful changes and has been an influential member since 2006. Michelle is your guide through your journey with Dr. Wang, providing support and knowledge every step of the way. She believes in being kind to each other, always lending an ear when you need one or even a hug. “Michelle is the sweetest and makes you feel like family rather than a patient or client,” these qualities are what sets her apart from the rest. Michelle Yen is a native of Taiwan and has lived in Southern California for many years, 13 of which were spent practicing in the medical field. Michelle has always had compassion for those in need, caring for everyone from terminally ill patients to individuals struggling with infertility using the skills she has developed in Eastern Medicine.
She and her husband have volunteered for organizations like Habitat for Humanity and various USC events. Now she spends most of her time at her number one job, being a mom. She truly believes in the power of self confidence, and how making a subtle change can make all the difference. "Plastic surgery allows an individual to feel and look as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside." Michelle believes what sets Wang Plastic Surgery and Med Spa apart is the strong focus on service and building long-term relationships with patients.
Michelle’s philosophy, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
Alma Duarte, Surgical Care Specialist
Alma Duarte has been with Wang Plastic Surgery and MedSpa since 2013. Alma graduated at the top of her class from North-West College as a Surgical Technologist. She became certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting and is a member of the Association of Surgical Technologist. Alma is trained in all aspects of surgery, including General, ENT, OBGYN, Plastics, and Neurosurgery to name a few. Alma found her passion in cosmetic surgery after being Dr. Wang’s patient herself which lead her into her career with Dr. Wang.
Alma understands from a patient’s perspective what excellent pre, intra and post-operative care is. Alma will be with you every step of the way, from pre-medicating, during your procedure assisting Dr. Wang with your surgery and for your post-operative visits. Always by Dr. Wang’s side, Alma travels between both the Upland and Pasadena office. Alma also performs all of the post-operative Tri-active treatments for the patients needing lymphatic drainage massage. Alma aspires to help over the world and she hopes to one day join a mission to provide relief to third world countries by becoming a medical volunteer for Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization that gives the gift of a smile to children born with abnormalities. She speaks Spanish fluently and has taken four years of French courses; traveling through Paris being a personal dream of hers. In her spare time she likes spending time with her family, going to the beach and attending baseball games.
Alma’s philosophy on plastic surgery: “You have one life to live, why not love yourself inside and out.”
Janet Gallegos, Patient Consultant for Upland
Janet Gallegos is the patient consultant and surgical coordinator for Wang Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Janet has been working in the medical industry for over 18 years, joining our staff since 2013. Janet will guide you through the process, beginning with your first phone call and through all of your post operative visits. She will be your ‘go to’ person with any questions or concerns. She has been guiding both men and women to achieve their aesthetic goals for over 10 years and is an expert in aesthetic plastic surgery knowledge and process.
Janet attended NorthWest College in 1995 for Medical Assisting. Janet has experience in broad spectrum specialties including Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Aesthetic Medicine and is a proud member of The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. She is attending Everest College for her A.S. in Business Management to broaden her education and knowledge. She uses her free time to attend seminars to expand her understanding of cosmetic surgery and to provide her patients with the latest resources and information. Janet is fluent in Spanish and is a native of California. She is passionate about patient care and will be there for you every step of the process.
Janet’s philosophy is, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou. She values her time with her family and continuing family traditions.
Lisa Mahurin, Front Desk Coordinator
Lisa takes great pleasure to making your experience a positive one. She truly enjoys working with people. With her warm pleasant personality, Lisa will be the first person you speak to and the first you see when you walk in the door to help guide you through your cosmetic experience. She has been with Wang Plastic Surgery and MedSpa since 2013. Lisa was born and raised here in sunny California, where she attended the National Education Center for Medical Assisting. Her passion for the medical field and helping others has led her to dedicating over 20 years to the profession, working in pediatrics, Internal and family medicine. In her years of experience she has assisted in all aspects of the office including, but not limited to, pre and post operative care, administrative leadership, and insurance/collections. Lisa continues to expand her knowledge of the medical field; through working for Dr. Wang she has learned the aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Lisa has been trained in 3D imaging and she utilizes the VECTRA imaging machine to help patients better understand their progress.
She continues to grow in the field and attends webinars regularly to ensure her knowledge is up to date. She believes that “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs. This is why Lisa continues to put her energy into helping others and devoting her free time to her family and volunteering at her children’s school.
Allison Stutzka, Front Desk Coordinator for Pasadena
Allison Stutzka has been with Wang Plastic Surgery and MedSpa since February of 2014. She will be the first person you see when you walk in for your consultation. Allison is the administrator for the Facebook and Twitter, through social media she keeps our patients up to date on the latest events as well as providing fun, lighthearted insights on celebrities and plastic surgery. She is available for you to speak with instantly on our Facebook page, creating a direct communication if you have any basic questions.
Allison is our 3D imaging expert, utilizing our VECTRA imaging machine to provide patients with a more detailed view of their progress. She is a San Diego native who specializes in social media studies, communications, and creative writing. She interned for OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista, CA from 2006-2008. In 2010, she assisted in developing the original piece, “ONE” with L.E.T. Youth Theatre Group and the Domestic Violence Council for their annual HOPE in the Park event. She spent time in Oregon, working as an aide to the elderly suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
Through this experience, she decided to expand her abilities to care for others in need. Allison believes in the power of self confidence, that it is “the energy inside of you that helps you achieve your dreams and when you strengthen this confidence, you are capable of anything.”