Christine graduated from Edith Serei in 1986 with a diploma in Aesthetics. In 2009 she decided to upgrade her skills and earned her diploma in Medical Aesthetics at North American College. Her friendly demeanor, wealth of knowledge and experience garnered her a position teaching the Medical Aesthetics program at the College for the next three and a half years. She met Dr. Golger through a mutual friend and saw the opportunity to work with him as a wonderful learning experience as well as one for personal growth. She also feels joining Dr. Golger’s team, will give her a chance to work one on one with each client and their individual needs, which is what she feels is her strongest attribute . Christine is excited to continue her career with Dr. Golger and his medical team, and is excited in helping clients look and feel their best.
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After being introduced to Dr. Golger in 2012 through a colleague in the field, Josie has been appointed the Medical Practice Manager at Avenue Plastic Surgery in Toronto and Whitby. She is highly qualified for her position at our clinic because of her past career positions. Josie has almost 30 years of working experience in the medical field, in which 20 years have been specific to the plastic and cosmetic surgery field.
With her many years of experience, knowledge and expertise, Josie’s main focus is to help patients throughout their planning and self-improvement process. She genuinely cares for the patients and loves working with them, making her work at Avenue Plastic Surgery truly rewarding when she sees a positive transformation both physically and emotionally as patients reach their aesthetic goals. Josie shows a significant amount of dedication to her work, the staff and the clinic at Avenue Plastic Surgery and strongly believes that “With Dr. Golger as their surgeon, there is no doubt in my mind that patients are getting the best treatment and care possible”.
When Josie is not in the office and working with our enhancement team, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Josie has also taken up kickboxing as a hobby.
Michelle is a distinguished professional specializing in neuromodulators and dermal fillers, advanced skin and facial treatments and services.
Michelle has worked in the Medical Aesthetics industry for over 15 years, beginning when she first obtained her CIDESCO Diploma from Lam School of Advanced Esthetics. The CIDESCO Diploma is the world’s prestigious qualification for Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy which has set international standards since 1957. After working in a leading Durham Region Medical Spa, Michelle went on to earn her nursing diploma from Durham College in 2011 and has been working closely with Dr. Golger since 2013 at his Oshawa and Toronto locations.
In addition to her nursing and medical aesthetic qualifications, Michelle is valued for her compassionate spirit and comforting approach to the client experience. Her passion for top-notch aesthetic beauty and results makes clients feel at ease as she takes great care to educate and inform them throughout the process. She is committed to ensuring each client feels confident in her services from the first meeting and in post-treatment follow-up care.
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When it comes to medical esthetics, Pauline loves to give her clients natural looking improvements without looking overdone.
A well-rounded injector with over 17 years of injecting and aesthetic experience and education, Pauline has received advanced training from Allergan, Canderm and other major pharmaceutical companies. She is proficient with Botox, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm and Revanesse; other synthetic dermal fillers including Radiesse and Sculptra; and collagen fillers, such as Evolence.
In addition, Pauline is trained to use many types of lasers and light therapies to help clients achieve specific desired results. She is also skilled in using Sclerotherapy, electrodessication and ablative laser.
Pauline completed a three-year program at Durham College and passed provincial licensing to become a Registered Nurse. She continued to pursue additional courses and became certified in Coronary and Critical Care.
On a personal note, Pauline loves animals and nature and is passionate about her fur babies. In her leisure, she enjoys a good hike, a captivating movie or book, and a galss of fine wine.
In 2016, while pursuing her dual degree in Psychology and Professional Communications at York University, Cathy was introduced to the Avenue Plastic Surgery team and instantly knew it was a perfect match. As she shares a passion with her fellow colleagues in helping others, her two areas of study aid her understanding of patient care and communication.
Cathy enjoys working side-by-side with the surgeons and her fellow staff, as she diligently ensures that our patients are attended to in a timely and compassionate manner. She is always welcoming and eager to help answer any of our patients’ questions or concerns, and is a proud member of the Avenue Plastic Surgery team.
Shilan has been with Avenue Plastic Surgery since 2011. Shilan shows great compassion towards her patients, has an eagerness to learn and has a desire to help patients reach their goals. Witnessing the physical and psychological transformations of patients has truly inspired Shilan and made her career with Avenue Plastic Surgery more rewarding.
Outside of the clinic Shilan enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Toni Fisher graduated Medical Secretary Program at Durham College in 1982.
She worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Research Institute, Division of Cell Biology from 1982 until 1996.
Toni returned to school after a short sabbatical, and then graduated Medical Office Administration at Durham College in 2002.
For the bulk of her medical career, Toni has work at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and has developed a broad range of skills having worked in multiple Departments including: Diagnostic Imaging, Birthing Suite, Mother Baby, Surgical Floors 6G, 7G and 6F, OR Booking and currently the Operating Room.
Toni has worked with Dr. Golger for 15 years assisting him with the management and daily operations of his Oshawa Clinic.
Toni is committed to exceptional patient care and continuity which is evident in her daily interaction with all patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys walks with her English Mastiff, Floyd and spending time with family.
Sam is a Registered Practical Nurse offering cosmetic injections such as neuromodulators, hyaluronic acid fillers, and deoxycholic acid. Sam brings a combined knowledge of cosmetic nursing and 7 years experience of medical esthetic services. Apart from Avenue Plastic Surgery, Sam works as an Operating Room Recovery Nurse. She graduated from Humber College’s Spa Management and Esthetics program in 2015, Lambton College’s Practical Nursing program in 2018, and is in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
Sam is very active within the cosmetic beauty industry and regularly attends training demonstrations and conferences with Allergan and Galderma. She believes in a conservative approach that is aimed at enhancing your natural beauty and unique features. Building a strong client-nurse relationship is a pillar of her practice and she works with you to create an individual treatment plan for injectable services, laser hair removal, and medical grade facials. She draws her knowledge of the medical and beauty industries through experience gained working in the Emergency Department, OR Recovery, and medical spas.
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