MEET OUR STAFF
Our 5-Star Team will help rejuvenate and restore your beauty from the inside out.
Gary S. Berger, MD, MSPH
Medical Director - Laser Safety Officer
Dr. Berger‘s mission is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of all treatment procedures at Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill. He is certified in fractional CO2 laser and has over 40 years’ experience in the clinical application of CO2 lasers. Dr. Berger is also certified in advanced neurotoxin (Botox) and dermal filler treatments. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine and has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Berger’s clinical, academic, and public health experience is reflected in the standards, policies, and procedures at the Medical Day Spa.
Julia Kemp, RN, CASC
Clinical Director - Master Nurse Injector
Julia and Dr. Berger have worked together for 25 years. Julia’s mission is to ensure the highest performance standards for all staff. She is certified by Allergan as a Master Injector for Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella. Julia has extensive training with aesthetic injectables through individual, private trainings and professional trainings with Galderma, Allergan, Palette Resources, Aesthetic Next, and the American Medical Spa Association. She is certified in Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling through Cartessa. Julia is also a certified IV (intravascular) infusion nurse and performs IV infusions as well as VI Peel and medical grade chemical peels.
Stephanie Duncan, RN, MSN
Lead Laser Nurse
Stephanie is a Certified Laser Specialist through the National Laser Institute. She has worked with Dr. Berger for 20 years. Stephanie treats patients with the GentleYag laser for laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and removal of small varicose veins. Stephanie performs fractional CO2 laser treatments and is also certified for Broad Band Light (BBL) and Radiofrequency Microneedling. She also treats patients’ skin with medical grade chemical peels by ZO Skin Health, VI Peel and Vampire facials.
Kaitlyn Pell, PA-C
Kaitlyn is a board-certified Physician Assistant with experience in plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and aesthetic medicine. A Master Injector certified by Allergan Medical Institute, she performs neuromodulator and dermal filler injections. Kaitlyn also consults on and treats acne, melasma, and hair loss. She conducts skin wellness checks and removal of lesions. Kaitlyn brings great experience, knowledge, and passion for dermatology to provide seamless and comprehensive care.
Hillary Casselli, RN, BSN
Hillary provides HydraFacial treatments, neurotoxin & dermal filler injections, and IV Hydration therapy. Hillary is certified in Radiofrequency Microneedling and Broad Band Light (BBL) treatments. Hillary also treats patients with the Vampire facial and medical grade chemical peels by ZO Skin Health and VI Peel.
Jennifer Ballentine, RN, BSN
Jennifer is certified by Aesthetic Advancements in cosmetic injections with neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero). She also performs laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and ThermoLo radiofrequency treatments. She has worked with Dr. Berger for over 20 years.
Becky is a Licensed Aesthetician who has worked with Dr. Berger since 2012. She performs a variety of facials, microdermabrasion, epidermal leveling (dermaplaning), Hydrafacials, chemical peels, waxing, lash and brow tinting. Becky is especially attentive to helping patients repair and prevent sun damage to their skin.
McKenzie is a Licensed Aesthetician who is certified as a Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician by the National Laser Institute. In addition to medical-grade facials and waxing, McKenzie also performs microneedling, radiofrequency treatments, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Vera began working at Medical Day Spa in 2018. She is responsible for managing all nonclinical staff and for all operational aspects to achieve excellent customer service, quality, cost and delivery performance. Vera works to ensure our staff are equipped to best serve our patients at every visit.
Patient Care Coordinator
Since graduating with honors from NC State in 2012, Claire has worked in retail customer service and medical office management in plastic surgery. Claire’s primary responsibility is assisting the Clinical Director to ensure each patient enjoys a smooth and luxurious experience at Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill.
Business Office Coordinator
Ericka has worked with Dr. Berger for over 15 years. Her mission is to schedule appointments in an environment that maintains a 5-star standard of patient service. Ericka also assists with patient education and instructions and has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare management.
Medical Assistant & Private Driver
Matt has worked with Dr. Berger since 2004 as a surgical technician and medical assistant. He is a certified Spanish translator and helps with Spanish speaking patients. Matt also owns a transportation company and provides transportation for patients on request.
Brittany is a business administration student who applies her education to optimizing customer service and scheduling for each patient. Britany’s background includes an Associates in Arts and marketing and customer service experience. She is also a certified nursing assistant.
Maria has worked with Dr. Berger for over ten years, keeping the facility meticulous. She cleans and disinfects treatment rooms while assuring that halls and floors are free of slip and trip hazards and that waste materials and hazards are promptly removed from work areas. Maria also ensures adequate inventory of clean laundry.