Vicki has worked in plastic surgery for eighteen years and has scheduled surgery for Dr. Teitelbaum since 2003. She is always busy not just with the many important details of helping patients choose a time for their surgery, but also with coordinating travel and hotel plans for out of town patients and with setting up phone or Skype consultations.
Front Office Coordinator
I've been in the industry for 20+ years, started right out of high school. I have been lucky to work with different specialties and amazing doctors, this has given me so much knowledge. I have managed and been a surgical coordinator. I am the front office coordinator for Dr. T; I will be the first contact person when you come in. I am happy to continue to be in this exciting field. I love to do Zumba!
Director of Anesthesia
Rita Moorman, MD has been Dr. Teitelbaum's Director of Anesthesia since he opened his surgery center 12 years ago. Dr. Moorman graduated from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans at the top of her class. She then completed an Internal Medicine internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Boston and her Anesthesia residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Moorman was then an Instructor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School before relocating to California. She was Director of Anesthesia and Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia at Long Beach Community Hospital for many years before joining Dr. Teitelbaum as his full time Director of Anesthesia. Dr. Moorman has more than 20 years experience as an anesthesiologist, is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and ACLS certified.
Jackie has worked exclusively in plastic surgery for fourteen years and has run Dr. Teitelbaum’s operating room since 2005. She has many years of ICU and OR experience dating before that. She checks patients in the morning of surgery, helps patients in the recovery room, and oversees the daunting task of maintaining the maintenance of OR accreditation.
Surgical Scrub Nurse
I am Rita Alexakis a RN who scrubs with Dr T on all his surgeries. Often a tech performs this job but I am a RN. I have 44 years of Operating Room experience. 28 of those years exclusively in Plastic Surgery. I have worked with Dr T the past 5 years.
April is happy to be here to answer all of your questions and concerns before and after surgery. She is a knowledgeable, understanding Registered Nurse. She is respected by the staff and loved by the patients. People have commented that she is a "great team player" and "always positive with lots of energy". You can feel at ease with her to guide you through your surgery process.