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
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. Dr. Berger is certified in fractional CO2 laser and has over 30 years of experience in the clinical application of CO2 lasers. He is also certified in advanced dermal filler and neurotoxin treatments. He performs fractional laser skin resurfacing as well as injections with collagen cosmetic dermal fillers and neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport). Dr. Berger is board certified in Preventive Medicine. He has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and is a clinical professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
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 hydration/vitamin infusions as well as Vampire facials, VI Peel, and medical grade chemical peels by ZO Skin Health.
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 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 is certified by Aesthetic Advancements in cosmetic injections with neuromodulators (Dysport, Botox, Xeomin) 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.
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.
Patient Care Coordinator
Carrie has a B.S. degree in Public Health. Her responsibilities include patient education, conducting Reveal Facial Imaging scans, and coordinating the best skincare plan for patients. She answers questions about treatment options and conducts follow-up. Carrie has assisted with clinical research on atopic dermatitis and is interested in the science of healthy skin. She believes all of her life experiences have led her to us where she can combine the three loves in her life: beauty, art, and science.
Wendy has an Associate of Arts in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She has more than 15 years of business and marketing experience, including seven years in spa management. Wendy is a licensed aesthetician with a love for skincare and creating an environment of excellence for patients and guests. Her role with Medical Day Spa includes coordinating business and administrative procedures as well as community outreach and marketing.
Becky has worked with Dr. Berger since 2012. Because of her own sun damage from growing up in Florida, Becky pursued education in aesthetics, not only for her own benefit but also to advocate for therapeutic and preventive skin care for others. She performs a variety of facials, microdermabrasion, epidermal leveling (dermaplaning), Hydrafacials, chemical peels, waxing, lash and brow tinting. Becky received her basic aesthetic training in Greensboro and her advanced medical aesthetic training in South Carolina.
Aesthetician - Licensed Massage & Body Therapist - License #15779
Robin received her Associate’s degree in Aesthetics in 2011 and her Associate’s in Massage Therapy in 2014 from Miller-Motte College. Robin performs medical facials, Hydrafacial, massage, and waxing. Robin loves helping patients achieve their skin goals and feel improved mobility or relaxation through therapeutic massage. She also loves helping students obtain the necessary skills to become successful aestheticians, serving as an instructor at Durham Technical Community College.
Lisa has worked with Dr. Berger since 2003. She is a certified surgical technologist who ensures strict adherence to 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.
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.