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Meet our Medical Staff

 

Dr. Mauricio Giraldo, M.D.

 
 

Dr. Mauricio Giraldo, M.D.

 
 

   Specializes in minimally invasive procedures. He has a record of utilizing the latest technological advances to provide the best cosmetic results. These techniques are carried out through tiny incisions, or sometimes through no incisions at all. There are many benefits of this approach: to minimize scarring, shorten downtime, reduce costs, decrease pain and tissue damage, and to achieve better and more natural results.

 
 

   Dr Giraldo MD did a General Surgery Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. This was followed by UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, Transplantation Fellowship, and BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Clinical Instructor in Surgery and Clinical Fellow in Transplantation.

 
     
  BOARD CERTIFICATION and AFFILIATIONS:  
 
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
  • American Medical Association
 
 

Dr. Kevin Baskin, M.D.

 
 

Dr. Kevin Baskin, M.D.

 
 

   Our Medical Director, Dr. Kevin Baskin, M.D., is an internationally-renowned interventional radiologist. He has written, and contributed to, countless medical books and papers. He has also advised the U. S. government and major international medical manufacturers on medical innovations, information technology, device regulation, and patient safety.

 
 

   Dr. Baskin has worked at some of the foremost hospitals in the world, including Duke, the University of Iowa, the University of Toronto, Harvard, Boston University, UPMC and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he was Division Chief of Pediatric Interventional Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 
 

   An active senior member of the Standards Committee for the Society of Interventional Radiologists (SIR), he works with his field’s elite to set the standards for the performance and safety of minimally-invasive procedures. Dr. Baskin is also a Diplomate on the American Board of Radiology, the American College of Radiology, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

 
 

   A native of California, Dr. Baskin earned his medical degree at the Creighton University School of Medicine.

 
     
     
     
 

Dr. Mark Foster, PhD, MD, FACS

 
 

Dr. Mark Foster, PhD, MD, FACS

 
 

   The Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Specialists of Western Pennsylvania, P.C. A general orthopaedics practitioner, he also sub specializes in spinal conditions: pathological, congenital, and degenerative, as well as traumatic spinal injuries, but does not restrict his Orthopaedic practice to Spine. There’s no doubt that those under his care are in good hands.

 
 

   After finishing Post Graduate Phd courses at MIT, Dr. Foster has been practicing medicine in Pennsylvania since 1980. With decades of surgical experience, he has served on the Board of Directors of the American Back Society for over 20 years. Comprised of chiropractors, osteopaths, neurologists, rheumatologists, and other doctors of various disciplines, the organization promotes collaborations across specialties to achieve the optimum, comprehensive care for his patients.

 
 

   Dr. Foster is also relentlessly dedicated to research, as a PhD; he remains enthusiastic about exploring and envisioning new possibilities for treatments. A member of the North American Spine Society, appointed to the select “Biologics committee”, he has also served on committees which emphasize complementary and alternative medicines, and was a member of the task force for Manipulation, Mobilization, and Massage.

 
     
     
 

Jeff Houk, PA

 
 

Jeff Houk, PA

 
 

   He has 26 years of extensive experience in general ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I assisted in facelifts, blepharoplasties, brow lifts, nasoseptorhinoplasties, muscle plications, nerve grafts, head and neck cancer surgery with reconstruction. In additon to Botox® Cosmetic and Juvéderm® injections, other expertise includes 6 years of pain management experience evaluating and treating pain from a wide variety of causes.

 
 

Linda Bassaly, R.N.

 
 

Linda Bassaly, R.N.

 
 

   A RN, esthetician and laser Technician; graduate of Mercy Hospital school of nursing. Esthetician, graduate of South Hills Beauty Academy. Experienced in emergency room and OB/GYN office for over 30 years. As a co-owner of Bellezza Med Spa, Linda loves managing and providing both relaxing cosmetic and medical esthetic treatments.

 
     
 

Patty Jendrasik RVT, RDMS

 
 

Patty Jendrasik RVT, RDMS

 
 

   Patty had 16 years of experience as a Certified Ultrasound Technician for UPMC Magee and St Margarets in abdominal ob/gyn and Vascular before specializing in Venous Insufficiency 6 years ago with Vein Clinics of America. She was a Quality Control Committee member and PA Technical Director.

 
     
 

LivingBody BEAUTIFUL | Your Tri-County Resource Guide to Health and Beauty | Magazine Six     6      

 

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