Welcome to the New York Breast Center. Meet our friendly and professional staff.

Kerri McPhillips
Patient Care Coordinator

Kerri has been working closely with Dr. Newman since 2008. It is Kerri’s responsibility to help assure that your experience working with Dr. Newman is a positive one. Kerri is involved with all aspects of your care both before and after surgery. She will assist you with insurance and other financial issues related to your care. In general, Kerri makes sure your questions are answered and is your ‘point person’ in the practice.

Jessica Vespertino
Registered Medical Assistant

Jessica is responsible for managing your appointments and coordinating all communication with Dr. Newman. As a Registered Medical Assistant she will frequently work with Dr. Newman during Botox, Dysport, and Filler procedures as well as minor in-office surgical procedures.

Velly Kirilova
RN – Nurse Aesthetician Certified Laser Technologist

Velly brings over 15 years of experience to the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center and the Aesthetic Laser Group. Velly has extensive laser and aesthetic experience working previously at EuroLaser Services in Rye and in the dermatology practice of Dr. Zweibel and Dr. Kaporis in Mt. Kisco, New York. It is unusual for a nurse to also have the laser and aesthetic experience that Velly has and it is this that makes her so valuable to Dr. Newman’s practice. Velly works together with Dr. Newman to determine the skin-care regiment that’s right for you.

Deborah Ramos
RN – Surgical Nurse

Deborah is a seasoned surgical nurse with extensive experience as a surgical and obstetrical nurse. Her over 30 years experience in a variety of medical and surgical specialties makes her ideal for the outpatient surgical environment in this practice. She is a talented nurse who is also familiar with the protocols of outpatient surgical certifications. She is a caring nurse who will make you feel comfortable during your surgical experience.

Deborah Moody
MD – Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Moody is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with over 20 years experience and has worked with Dr. Newman at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center for 10 years. She did post-graduate residency training in Anesthesiology at both Long Island Jewish Medical Center and at New York University. Dr. Moody practiced at both the Hospital for Joint Diseases and Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. She is experienced specifically in Ambulatory Anesthesia and is a member of The American Society of Anesthesiologists, The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, and The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia.

Deborah Platt
DO – Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Platt is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with over 20 years experience and has worked with Dr. Newman for over 15 years. Dr. Platt trained in Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She served as the Director of Obstetrical Anesthesiology at the Nassau County Medical Center and held an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. She is a member of both the American Society and New York of Anesthesiology and has been practicing exclusively Ambulatory Anesthesiology for the past 17 years.

Alethia Townsend
CST – Certified Surgical Technologist

As a Certified Surgical Technologist Alethia has over 25 years experience working directly with surgeons at multiple hospitals in New York. Alethia has been working with Dr. Newman for over five years and is responsible for the organization and case-flow of the operating facility. Alethia also works in the operating room as Dr. Newman’s assistant.

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