Plastic Surgery Staff
Cherie Smith – Patient Coordinator
Cherie Smith has been with our practice for 5 years. She is Dr. Ordon & Dr. Chopra’s patient coordinator/office manager in our Rancho Mirage office. She looks forward to providing personalized attention to her patients from their initial contact with us throughout the surgical process from start to finish. Her enthusiasm and compassion for her patients instantly makes them feel at home. Cherie is efficient, enigmatic, and offers an abundance of information regarding both invasive and non-invasive procedures including plastic and reconstructive surgery and is happy to provide information regarding financing options for patients. She is enthusiastic about helping people meet their needs and achieve their goals.
Pam Morelock – Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Pam Morelock has been with our Rancho Mirage practice for 10 years as our aesthetic nurse specialist. She is a master with all injectables. Not only is she an expert at injections and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, she has extensive background in operating room nursing and management. She has been a resident of the valley for over 20 years. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of the University of La Verne in California. She has extensive certifications and training in plastic, cosmetic and aesthetic medicine. Her ability to define facial structures and achieve non-surgical aesthetic looks achieves excellence.
Samantha Cleary, RN – Director of Nursing
Samantha Cleary has been with our Rancho Mirage office for 6 years as our director of nursing and primary operating room nurse. She works hard to ensure that all clients are met with a friendly, safe environment that far exceeds national standards. In addition to managing our surgery center, Samantha is a laser skin care and injection specialist. She has spent years training directly under Dr Andrew Ordon, Dr Ritu Chopra, and other world renowned clinicians. Her surgical background provides a true understanding of facial anatomy while injecting botox and fillers. She utilizes the latest technology and techniques to achieve the most natural looking results.
Joan Denison – Esthetician
Joan Denison has been with our Rancho Mirage practice for 10 years. She is a licensed esthetician and skin care specialist. Her ability to rejuvenate, refresh and renew patient’s skin is second to none. Her talent for analyzing problematic skin and correcting and balancing aging skin is truly amazing. Her clients rave about her uncanny ability to restore a youthful, healthy glow to their skin. Her patience and intuition for each individual makes her the most sought after esthetician in our area. She offers a wide range of knowledge on skin care products and offers individual consultations on everything from skin care regime to make up, and supplements to enhance beauty and health.
Amber Moreno – Patient Coordinator
Amber Moreno has been with our Rancho Mirage practice for over a year. She is Dr. Eko’s patient coordinator and a true asset to our practice. Her cheerful attitude and positive personality immediately put patients at ease. She is efficient, friendly and always willing to help. In addition to being an excellent customer service representative she is also a certified Medical Assistant and has her certificate in Phlebotomy.
Robert Lucas, MPAS, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Rob is one of the most experienced plastic surgery physician assistants in the country, with thirty years in the field. He began his career with his mentor, Dr James W. Smith, renowned surgeon and author who is acknowledged as one of the most prominent plastic surgeons of the time.
Rob has been involved with cosmetic injections from the very beginning. He has been used as an instructor by the leading cosmetic filler companies. He is considered an expert in the techniques of Botox and filler injections. He also is well versed in the use of lasers and other non-surgical minimally invasive procedures.
Rob has worked with Dr. Drew Ordon since 1987. Together they have done tens of thousands of procedures in New York, Connecticut and California. Dr. Ordon’s surgery centers have been known as the leaders on both coasts. And Rob has been there, shoulder to shoulder with him every step of the way. Minor procedures such as scar revision and lesion removal are often delegated to Rob with excellent results.
Mandy Bodrero – Office Manager/Patient Care Coordinator for Beverly Hills