Meet Our Team

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At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we are proud to employ some of the best and brightest individuals in the field of aesthetics and plastic surgery. Every staff member has a unique and irreplaceable part of the big picture at Blaine Plastic Surgery and works as a team to serve our common goal- to foster and promote our patient’s comprehensive well-being by offering personalized, safe and effective treatments that lead our patients to a more full, dynamic and confident way of life. Our expert care would not be possible without this skilled and compassionate all-star team, so get to know these incredible individuals!

Joanne Vitale, RPA-C, Physician Assistant

Joanne Vitale is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated cum laude from SUNY Buffalo and the Philadelphia University Physician Assistant Program. Since 1998, Joanne has gained unparalleled experience in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine. Joanne is the first assistant in surgery to Dr. Blaine. Her background in emergency medicine strengthens her diverse clinical knowledge in the operating room and in the field of plastic surgery as a whole.  

Danielle Catanese, Licensed Aesthetician

Danielle Catanese is a Licensed Aesthetician and graduate of the New York Institute of Beauty in Long Island. She is an expert in results-driven services and modalities including chemical peels, Coolsculpting, dermaplaning, laser technology, microneedling and radiofrequency. Danielle works alongside our medical providers to bring her clients powerful treatments that are exclusive to a plastic surgery setting in order to help them reach their aesthetic goals.  

Danielle Engel, Practice Administrator

Danielle Engel is our Practice Administrator here at Blaine Plastic Surgery, overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the practice. Additionally, Danielle also serves a supervisory role in facility services to include our fully accredited ambulatory surgical center, personnel, quality assurance, and the management of both product and treatment service offerings at the practice. She is dedicated to ensuring that Blaine Plastic Surgery offers the best quality of care and patient experience and strives to ensure that each and every patient feels welcomed. With many years of administrative experience, Danielle promotes an upbeat, welcoming, and collaborative environment and brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice.  

Colleen Cannataro, Cosmetic Coordinator

Colleen Cannataro is our Cosmetic Coordinator, a diverse role that is involved in many facets of the practice. Colleen handles all aspects of the patient surgical experience- both insurance based and cosmetic. She will be your advocate in insurance authorizations, coordinating care, scheduling, and financial considerations. She also educates and counsels patients on in-office treatments to help each patient select their best course of treatment and ongoing aesthetic care. Colleen also plays a big role in marketing and business development initiatives to help grow the practice and in turn, meet the needs of our patients. Colleen’s extensive experience in the beauty, wellness, and medical industries serve this role well to lead our patients toward their very best outcome and experience.

Lisa Cohen, Patient Coordinator

With over 12 years of experience, Lisa will assist you in all aspects of patient care. From your initial phone call to your postoperative visit, Lisa will be an integral part of your experience with Blaine Plastic Surgery. You may find her in the exam room with Dr. Blaine or Joanne, our Physician Assistant. Lisa is extremely personable and will go the extra mile to ensure you have a pleasant experience!

Brianna Cali, Front Desk

Brianna Cali is our medical receptionist and is the first face that you will see upon your visit to Blaine Plastic Surgery. Brianna is responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks and plays an extremely valuable role in the practice. As a trained and certified EMT, Brianna is well experienced in the medical field and extends her compassionate, professional, and welcoming personality to our front office. Happy to assist with all scheduling matters from initial consultation to cosmetic treatments and follow up appointments, Brianna is always available to help answer any questions that you might have and will ensure that you have a fantastic experience with us!

Sarah Griffin, Surgical Technician

Sarah Griffin is our certified surgical technician and medical assistant. While her primary role is to assist Dr. Blaine and Joanne during surgical procedures, you will also see Sarah during regular office hours assisting all clinicians with patient care and preparing rooms and patients for their office visit. Sarah is a fantastic addition to our staff here at Blaine Plastic Surgery and will go above and beyond to make sure that your visit was both a positive and rewarding experience!

Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation in Long Island, NY

Want to learn more about how the team at Blaine Plastic Surgery helps deliver you the best results? Schedule your complimentary consultation today!  (631) 470-2000!