Meet Our Staff

I am so lucky that my business is my passion and it has always been my goal to provide the highest level of patient care and safety.  This is a task of awesome proportions and impossible for any surgeon to do it alone.  I have been honored to have the greatest staff in the world and their care and compassion complete the process of excellence in cosmetic facial surgery.  They are not only talented and compassionate, but active participants in patient care and treatment planning.  They also make going to work fun.

Joe Dr. Niamtu, III DMD

Office Manager:

Carla Lane: Carla is a native of Virginia and earned her Business Degree from Mount Mary College in Wisconsin.  Cosmetics has always been her passion whether modeling for John Robert Powers or freelancing with Revlon Cosmetics.  Her Business Degree and managing medical facilities has made Dr. Dr. Niamtu‘s Cosmetic Surgery Center the perfect fit. She is the “Mom” of the Dr. Niamtu team and considers Customer Service her biggest strength.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her daughter, Victoria, playing with her dogs, Hunter and Confetti, and just enjoying life.

Patient Representitives:


hails from Buffalo, NY where she comes with 8+ years of dermatology experience.  When she decided make the move from New York to Virginia she asked her boss if he knew of any doctors in the Richmond area that he would recommend she work for.  He told her “Dr. Dr. Niamtu!  He’s the man!”  That was in 2006, and she has never looked back.  Rachael is a Canisius College graduate and holds a Bachelor’s degree with majors in English and Religion.  She is an avid reader, and a rabid Bills Fan.

Registered Nurse:

Jenny  was born in Glendale, New York and Moved to Chester, VA with her family in 1993. Jenny attended VCU and obtained an undergrad in Nursing. Thereafter, studied for and obtained her Registered Nursing degree at Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing. She first worked at Chippenham Hospital in Med/Surg and Orthopedics. While in nursing school, Jenny realized her desire to work in cosmetic surgery because it would bring joy to the patients of how they envisioned themselves looking and feeling. Jenny has been with Dr. Dr. Niamtu now for five years. She enjoys helping patients feel rejuvenated. Jenny is recently engaged and will marry her best friend in May 2013. Jenny enjoys co-Ed sports, which includes softball and football. Also, all things wine related and rooting for her NY Giants and Yankees.

Surgical Assistants:


received her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Health Science with a concentration in Surgical Technology.  She enjoys cosmetic facial surgery because she appreciates and enjoys the positive changes it makes in people’s lives.  She also enjoys assisting these patients with their surgical journey throughout the surgical and recovery process.  Alissa enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her loved ones, especially Chloe who is four years old and has four paws and a lot of fur! 

is a Certified Surgical Technologist and a graduate of ECPI University and has earned a degree of Applied Science in Health Science with a concentration in Surgical Technology. Cassie has always had a love for the cosmetic world. She originally studied to be an esthetician but then quickly realized that she had a second love for cosmetic surgery and pursued a degree in surgical technology. Cassie has two dogs Lola and Binx and h er hobbies include Football (GO GIANTS!), traveling and wine tasting.

Cynthia May:

Is a Texas native and a Certified Surgical Technician. She has traveled all over Virginia as an organ procurement specialist.  Prior to moving back to Richmond in 2012,  she was on the transplant team at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.  She is excited to be a part of Dr. Dr. Niamtu ‘s team and is looking forward to growing with the practice. She enjoys anything outdoors, playing guitar and watching football…Go Cowboys!


Updated: Mon Mar 25 2013 17:43:16 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by: