Meet Our Medical Staff
As a Physician and Surgeon, I am committed to hiring and working with only the highest quality business and medical staff. I believe that every member of the team must be well-trained, responsible, ethical, and willing to go the extra mile to provide the patient with everything he or she needs in order to insure the best possible experience.
We welcome, Jennifer Cain to our team as Practice Manager. Prior to joining Dr. Pelias, Jennifer served as the Clinic Manager at American Laser Skincare. She attended school at Northwestern State University of Louisiana where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration. Jennifer joined our practice in February 2015. Her creativity, entrepreneurial and leadership skills will greatly contributed to the expansion and success of the practice. Jennifer coordinates all patient-relation functions, business operations, public relations, and sales and marketing efforts. Her passion for the medical/aesthetics industry is a perfect match for this professional who thrives in an innovative, cutting-edge organization. She will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your procedure, ensuring that your experience at Dr. Pelias Cosmetic Surgery is positive and enjoyable!
Maiya Stewart has been in the cosmetic/aesthetic/medical industry with almost 10 years of experience and has performed thousands of aesthetic laser treatments in the Greater New Orleans area. Maiya completed her education at the Aveda Institute of New Orleans in 2009 and has gained vast experience as our Master Certified Laser Technician, Licensed Clinical Aesthetician and Certified Aesthetic Laser Instructor. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and full-time student at Tulane University. She regularly attends national seminars in the aesthetics and laser industry to stay abreast on the latest technology. Maiya is committed to giving quality service and patient satisfaction while making your experience here at Dr. Pelias’ Cosmetic Surgery Center inviting and helpful.
Shana Smith is the Medical Aesthetician at Marilyn Pelias, MD Cosmetic Surgery Center. Shana comes to us with 10 years of experience as the Medical Aesthetician for Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in the Washington, D.C. area. She attended undergraduate school at Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In 2006, Shana attended the Aveda Institute in Washington, D.C. where she received her Aesthetics certification and license. Shana has extensive experience performing chemical peels, microneedling, microdermabrasion, medical-grade facials and much more. She wishes to use her skills and abilities to give her patients the highest quality of care and to educate her patients on how best to take care of their skin in order for them to have radiant, healthy skin for life. Her results driven approach to skin care can restore and rejuvenate even the most problematic skin. Book your skin consult with Shana today to plan a skin care routine that will not only improve and maintain your skin, but also work with your lifestyle!
Emily Frame is our newest addition and most importantly your first impression at Marilyn Pelias, M.D. Cosmetic Surgery Center. A native of New Orleans, Emily is happy to return home to the area. She graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana where she received her bachelor’s degree in Communication. With more than two years of experience in journalism, Emily’s communication skills allow her to excel at her multi-faceted position. She plays an integral role in making sure our front office runs smoothly and efficiently. Emily’s enthusiasm combined with her strong, energetic work ethic, makes her a welcomed member of our already strong team.