Karen Ahner has been Dr. Magilke’s medical and surgical assistant since 2001. She remains focused on creating the ultimate patient care experience, and takes great pride in working closely with Dr. Magilke as the practice continues to evolve. Karen will meet you at your first consultation and help you understand and feel comfortable with the surgical and nonsurgical options offered at Portland Face Doctor. She assists Dr. Magilke in surgery, and will be at your side during the entire surgical process. She is the “go to person” to answer questions and concerns before and after any procedure. Her friendly and organized attention to detail assures every patient has a great experience.
When Karen in not assisting patients, she enjoys trying new restaurants in Portland and traveling with her husband, Dave. She is the proud parent of two daughters, as well as two adorable granddaughters.
Monica Martin joined our team after the retirement of Dr. Lee Robinson, Facial Plastic Surgeon. Her warm smile, outgoing personality and 14 years of patient care experience are what make Monica a wonderful asset to our office. Monica works as a true team member to ensure that each person, whether calling for information or scheduling surgery, receive the devotion and respect they deserve. Her varied skill set makes her the perfect person to help patients explore options during initial consultations, and also address questions before and after procedures. She also assists Dr. Magilke with injections and minor office procedures.
Monica and her husband, Bill are the proud parents of four sons and four daughter-in-law’s! In September, 2018 they welcomed their first granddaughter, and they look forward to more grandchildren in the near future. Monica is devoted to her family, enjoys cooking, reading, walking and spending time with her many friends and extended family.
Jo Pearson is the voice and face of our front office. She greets patients, schedules appointments and handles administrative details that allows everyone to have a smooth and pleasant experience. “I have always been interested in Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetics, so this is the perfect fit for me. It’s very rewarding to see the before and after results and how it changes the way patients feel about themselves and gives them a new element of confidence and self-esteem.”
Jo and her husband, Al are the proud parents of three adult sons. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and loves traveling to warm destinations.
Lauren Pearson, RN is our clinical nurse. She performs injections and laser procedures during clinic hours, and assists in surgery. Lauren is originally from Mississippi, and has a delightful southern charm that quickly puts patients at ease. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2004, and has had extensive training in injection procedures, skincare treatments and laser procedures. She has also worked in the ICU and surgical recovery at OHSU. She has a well-trained aesthetic eye that benefits patients looking to maintain their best look.
When Lauren is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Glenn, daughter and two dogs exploring Oregon.
Jane Porter, RN is our main operating room nurse who cares for you during and immediately after surgery. Nursing is a second career for Jane. After years working as an audiologist with deaf patients, she took time off to raise two children. When she decided to return to work she wanted more direct patient care and went to nursing school.
Today she splits her time between nursing and helping out with her two grandchildren. She and her husband, Mark are also passionate about hiking and travel.