Our team is focused on quality – quality results and quality care. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Miller, each staff member shares a dedication to details which contributes to great results. By keeping a small, tight-knit staff, we can maintain a warm, personal environment and be responsive to individual patient needs.
Katie, Patient Care Coordinator
“Katie is so sweet and is always eager to assist with anything I need.”
Katie is Dr. Miller’s Patient Care Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of San Diego. Katie has extensive knowledge in plastic surgery and in the customer service industry. She is kind and capable and will help you throughout your journey here at Miller Cosmetic Surgery. From arranging your consultation with Dr. Miller to assisting you with surgery scheduling, Katie will be there every step of the way.
Jen, R.N., B.S.N
“Jen is so sweet and kind. She has been there for me throughout this whole process and has made it easier than I had anticipated!”
Jen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at The University of San Francisco. She has always had a passion for cosmetic and aesthetic nursing. As the head operating room nurse in Dr. Miller’s surgical suite, her professional presence is multifaceted in the office. Jen plays a valuable role with individualized patient care throughout the surgical experience. She’ll be with you for your initial consultation, pre-operative appointments, surgery, recovery, and post-operative care. Her warm and compassionate care puts our patients at ease and reassures them that Dr. Miller and his team are here for them.
“Christine, thank you for the support, humor, and assurance you have provided to me during this journey. Can’t wait to see what happens in the coming weeks!”
Christine is a Licensed Vocational Nurse who specializes in Plastic Surgery. She has been a member of the Miller Cosmetic Surgery Team since 2009. Christine will be with you throughout your surgical experience, assisting you during all of your pre- and post-operative visits and caring for you every step of the way. Christine is an asset in all aspects of the practice and is here to help you achieve beautiful results.
Crystal, Front Office Coordinator
“Crystal is very welcoming and helpful, she made sure I had everything that I needed along the way.”
Crystal is Dr. Miller’s Front Office Coordinator. She has over 10 years of experience in the customer service industry, specializing in one-on-one customer care. She will be the first person you see when you visit Dr. Miller’s office. Crystal looks forward to welcoming you and helping you in any way she can.
Betsi, Practice Coordinator
“Betsi, thank you for your responsive handling of all matters regarding my cosmetic surgery this year. You help to instill confidence in patients during all aspects of the cosmetic surgery experience.”
Betsi is Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center’s Practice Coordinator. She has worked for Dr. Miller since 2000, and has extensive knowledge of plastic surgery procedures and office policies. Betsi is dedicated to helping each patient have the best experience possible. She will be happy to assist you with scheduling your consultation, answering questions regarding surgical fees and policies, or helping with the logistics of surgery scheduling.
Joanna, Certified Surgical Technologist
“Joanna was so comforting as I was going into surgery, she made me feel calm and secure.”
Joanna is our Certified Surgical Technologist. She is Dr. Miller’s primary assistant in the operating room. Joanna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University San Marcos and then earned her Surgical Technologist certification from Concorde College. In addition to assisting with surgery, Joanna also prepares, stocks and maintains our AAAASF Certified operating room and helps Dr. Miller and his nurses on clinical office days. Joanna has been in the Cosmetic Surgery field since 2011. She will be with you throughout your surgical experience and is an integral part of our team.
Dr. Sean Birmingham
Dr. Sean Birmingham is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and is fellowship-trained in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences in 1992. He then graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland in 1998. Dr. Birmingham completed his Internship and Anesthesiology residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2002. After nine years of practicing anesthesiology in the US Navy, Sean completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at UCSD in 2012. Dr. Birmingham has been practicing anesthesiology in the San Diego area since 2002 and is committed to providing the highest quality anesthesia care throughout your experience.
Dr. Cory Gaconnet
Dr. Cory Gaconnet, voted one of “San Diego’s Top Doctors” in 2014, is dual Board-Certified in both anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. Gaconnet graduated from the United States Naval Academy with Distinction and earned his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda. Following his internship, Dr. Gaconnet was appointed as the Senior Medical Officer aboard an amphibious vessel where he led his Medical Department in the care of the ships crew. He was then honored by early matriculation into a residency in Anesthesiology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where he was selected as Chief Resident and was awarded a Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology from Harvard Medical School at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Gaconnet is currently an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University. He has been recognized as an innovator and a “Master Clinician” by his peers and is committed to using his insight and skills to provide a safe and comfortable surgical journey for patients at Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Dr. Scott Wallace
Dr. Scott Wallace is Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Ohio State University in 1999. He then graduated from medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in 2003. He completed a general surgery internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Wallace completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2009 and his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Wallace has been practicing anesthesiology in the San Diego area since 2010 and is committed to providing expert anesthesia to each patient he treats.
Dr. Jeremy Hackworth
Dr. R. Jeremy Hackworth is double Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Idaho State University in 1996. He worked as an Implant and Reliability Engineer at American MicroSystems INC in Pocatello, Idaho for a year before attending and graduating from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2001. After completing an Internal Medicine internship at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, MO, he spent two years as a General Medical Officer onboard the USS John C Stennis. Dr. Hackworth completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2007 as well as his fellowship in Pain Medicine from Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington in 2008, and has been working as an anesthesiologist and pain physician since. As a pain relief specialist, Dr. Hackworth prioritizes comfort and safety for each patient’s surgical experience.
Please contact our practice for more information on our team, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller.