MEET THE STAFF

Our 5-Star Medspa Team will help you relax, rejuvenate, and restore your beauty from the inside out.

Gary S. Berger, MD, MSPH

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 dermal filler and neurotoxin 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  experience in clinical, academic, and public health settings are reflected in the standards, policies, and procedures at the medical day spa.

Julia Kemp, RN, CASC

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, Aesthetic Next, Palette Resources, and the American Medical Spa Association. She is certified in Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling through Cartessa. Julia is also a certified IV infusion nurse and performs IV infusions as well as VI Peel and medical grade chemical peels.

Stephanie Duncan, RN, MSN

Stephanie Duncan, RN, MSN

Lead Laser Nurse

Stephanie is a Certified Laser Specialist through the National Laser Institute and has a decade of experience with aesthetic and medical lasers. 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. She also performs fractional CO2 laser treatments and has obtained certification through Sciton for Broad Band Light (BBL) and through Cartessa to perform Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling. She also treats patients’ skin with medical grade chemical peels by ZO Skin Health, VI Peel and Vampire facials.

Hillary Casselli, RN, BSN

Hillary Casselli, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Hillary has Bachelor degrees in nursing and in family, youth, and community sciences. Hillary provides HydraFacial treatments, neurotoxin & dermal filler injections, and IV Hydration therapy. She has attended several individual, private trainings as well as professional advanced injection courses through Galderma and Palette Resources. Hillary is certified through Sciton to perform Broad Band Light (BBL) and through Cartessa to perform Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling 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 Ballentine, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

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.

Vera Oliver

Vera Oliver

Practice Manager

Vera began working at Medical Day Spa in 2018 and has worked in health care during the past 15 years. 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.

Claire Stroup

Claire Stroup

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. She is always happy to share her knowledge and experiences with patients. 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.

Ericka Pamplin

Ericka Pamplin

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.

Becky Gilbert

Becky Gilbert

Aesthetician

Becky 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. Having grown up in Floriday, Becky is attentive to helping patients repair and prevent sun damage to their skin. 

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Lisa has worked with Dr. Berger since 2003. She is a certified surgical technologist who standards for instrument sterilization, room cleaning, and patient care. Lisa assists in all areas of the Medical Day Spa including greeting patients in the reception area, checking patients in and out, and assisting with laser treatments.

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Medical Assistant & Private Driver

Matt has worked with Dr. Berger since 2004 as a surgical technician and medical assistant. He sterilizes instruments and helps clean and prepare treatment rooms. Matt is a certified Spanish translator and helps with Spanish speaking patients. He also owns a transportation company and provides transportation for patients on request.