Our Team

Team neinstein

Dr. Ryan Neinstein

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ryan Neinstein, board certified plastic surgeon, innovator, and founder of Neinstein Plastic Surgery, has tailored his menu of services to respond to the demands of active and vibrant New Yorkers. Dr. Neinstein focuses primarily on finesse minimally invasive liposuculpting and mommy makeovers. He prefers the term ‘sculpting’ because while anyone can remove fat, sculpting is an artistic skill honed over years of dedication to the craft. His unique combination of being an academic leader in liposuction and mommy makeover safety, along with being a textbook author of  techniques, make him the surgeon of choice for many plastic surgeons themselves, and moms from around the world.

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Dr. Chris Funderburk

Body Sculpting Specialist

Dr. Funderburk brings a fresh perspective to Neinstein Plastic Surgery. From his small-town roots to his Ivy League plastic surgery training, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Neinstein Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Funderburk has an impressive pedigree in education. He started his medical journey at Emory University in Atlanta, where he completed both medical school and General Surgery training. He was then accepted to the prestigious Plastic Surgery training program at Dartmouth and has also completed the same world-renown Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship as Dr. Neinstein, here in New York City.

Dr. Funderburk has been thoroughly trained in Vaser liposuction, plasma skin tightening and Microaire power– assisted liposuction. The nuances that Dr. Neinstein has learned through his years of experience have been passed on to Dr. Funderburk. His goal is to provide each patient’s best outcome through a thoughtful approach designed to give safe and effective results. 

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Dr. Anna Steve

Breast Specialist

After a global recruitment effort, Dr. Neinstein sought Dr. Anna Steve to join the growing team of world-class plastic surgeons at Neinstein Plastic Surgery. Dr Anna Steve brings her passion for elegant breast surgery to Neinstein Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Anna is distinguished from her peers by her charismatic, participative, and people-oriented approach to life and work. She inspires and motivates people to get behind a challenging and important idea, which for her is purpose-driven breast surgical care.

Dr. Anna focuses on optimizing women’s sense of self and femininity through sophisticated breast surgery. Whether you are hoping to add a little extra volume, remove volume or address changes of pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, or weight fluctuation, she will help individualize your journey to discover your best self.

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the most dynamic and diverse plastic surgery group on the upper Upper East Side in Manhattan

Dr. Pierre Lapaine

Breast & Body Contouring Specialist

Dr. Pierre Lapaine is the newest addition to the team of world class surgeons at Neinstein Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Pierre grew up in the small town of Goderich Ontario, Canada, where he developed his approachable, down-to-earth personality, calm demeanor and strong professional and family values. From small town Canada to advanced global training, Dr. Pierre has trained in the world’s industry leading cities to hone his surgical skills. From this world-class training Dr. Pierre brings with him the most advanced techniques in high-definition liposuction, body contouring, and breast surgery.

Dr. Pierre completed medical school at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he almost immediately discovered his passion for plastic surgery. He then completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto, training at some of the most renowned hospitals in the world. He went on to complete an Aesthetic Society-endorsed aesthetic surgery fellowship in New York City; training that has made him a specialist in breast and body contouring surgery.

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Nurse Tara Adashev

Head Nurse & Injectables Specialist

Nurse Tara has been working alongside the prestigious surgeons at Neinstein plastic surgery for over 5 years and has become an integral part of Neinstein Plastic Surgery’s fabric and ongoing legacy. Nurse Tara grew up in the tri-state area, graduating from Moravian College and following graduation pursued her first job as an operating room nurse at St. Luke’s University Hospital. Nurse Tara thrives in the fast-paced environment that is Neinstein Plastic Surgery, and her critical thinking skills combined with her calm demeanor and strong nursing skills have allowed her to create long lasting bonds with each surgical and injectables patients she sees.

Working in Plastic Surgery and as a seasoned injector has been a lifelong dream for Nurse Tara. Initially Joining the Neinstein Plastic Surgery Team as Dr. Neinstein’s head nurse, Nurse Tara started by assisting Dr. Neinstein closely in complex surgical procedures in the OR. Starting from the ground up, Nurse Tara truly learned and understands the depths, nuances, and intricacies of body contouring and mommy makeover surgery.

With the ability to see and treat the patient with a holistic and well-rounded approach, Nurse Tara was able to bring her skills from inside the operating room into the exam chair during post-ops and in her injectables room. She truly has an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the post operative process and can customize the post operative experience for each individual patient, just as she does for injectable patients as well.

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Isabella Paterson

Surgical Coordinator & Office Manager

“Bella” is Neinstein Plastic Surgery’s Surgical Coordinator, Co-Office Manager and Head of Sales. She is the smiling face that greets all our wonderful patients during their office visits, and ensures every patient has the information they need to make their experience with NPS as smooth and informed as possible. Bella brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for Plastics after being in the industry for over 10 years~ she has proudly been with Neinstein Plastic Surgery for 5 years.  When she is not in the office, Bella enjoys spending time with her son Sterling and her Chinese Crested pup Capri, climbing mountains and reading biographies on the beach. 

Olympia Andrade

Office Manager

Olympia, warm and gregarious, has dedicated the last 8 years to healthcare in a variety of roles. Both her Bachelor’s in Nursing and Masters in the Arts makes her a well rounded member of the team. Her education and professional experiences will help clients of NPS experience patient centered care at the highest level. As the Benefit’s Advisor, and Co-office Manager, she is the go-to person for all insurance related questions and she ensures every patient has the information they need to make their experience with Neinstein Plastic Surgery as smooth and informed as possible. When she’s not in the office, you can find her spending time with family, reading a good book, or exploring the outdoors.

Emilie Galligan

Chief Nursing Officer

Emilie brings years of experience running surgical facilities in the city’s pre eminent hospitals. She now turns her attention in bringing hospital like infrastructure to the Neinstein Plastic Surgery Center to ensure patients have state of the art peri-operative care.

Chloe Evans


Nurse Chloe always maintains a cheerful smile and compassionate demeanor with all her patients. She is focused on excellent patient care including safety, clear communication, empathy and patience. Chloe brings experience from a Level One Trauma Emergency Department and a boutique integrative wellness medical practice. When this Jersey Girl is not in the office, you can find her walking the Hoboken waterfront, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


Shannon Reily


 Nurse Shannon is a nurse practitioner with over 6 years of experience working with surgical oncology patients. Nurse Shannon brings her enthusiasm, patience, kindness and compassion, as well as a wealth of knowledge for nursing and patient care, to every patient and is a welcome addition to the NPS team. In addition to always having a beaming smile on her face in the workplace and in life, Shannon is an avid runner who has proudly completed 4 marathons with ambitions of completing many more. When Shannon is not providing exemplary patient care, you can find her at SoulCycle or her favorite fitness class Tracy Anderson!


Ashley Risdon

Nurse Practitioner

Ashley brings years of aesthetic injecting experience to Neinstein Plastic Surgery. Her caring nurturing way extends to her nurse care in the peri-operative period.

Mimi Cayanan

Surgical Nurse

Mimi brings extensive experience to Neinstien Plastic Surgery in the realm of safety and facility management. She has previously run some of the city’s most popular surgical facilities. Her expertise and professionalism contribute to our safety first initiative in the operating room.


Rachelle Cruz


Rachelle strives to deliver exceptional patient centered care with years of experience in both critical care and elective surgeries. In her spare time, Rachelle can be found challenging herself at ToneHouse or getting competitive with friends over board games.

Emily Banilivy

Surgical Coordinator

Emily brings over six years of experience in the field of plastic surgery to Neinstein Plastic Surgery. As our Surgical Coordinator, she’s all about making sure everything runs like a dream for our patients. She’s the friendly face you’ll see guiding you through every step of your journey. With a compassionate and kind-hearted nature, she loves to spread good vibes and make sure you feel like family from day one. When she is not in the office, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, or at a pilates class!

Jessica Laporte

Head of HR

Jessica has years of experience working with patients in a medical setting as well as beauty clients in retail beauty and salon environments. She loves combining the two and offering our clients the best service possible. She is a native New Yorker from a large family and when she isn’t at work loves spending time with her loved ones and cats.   

Becca Feldman

Surgical Coordinator

Becca is passionate about exceeding patient’s expectations and is eager to share her industry passion and knowledge at every touch point with fellow staff members and patients alike. She values patient relationships with each one of her patients ensuring that they receive the best care both in and out of the operating room. When Becca is not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends – and is often beach bound!

Mia Jimenez

Patient Care Coordinator

Mia is our newest member of the team. Devoted to making a meaningful difference, her passion lies in helping others, especially within the realm of patient care. With valuable experience gained in medical facilities, she’s honed skills in providing compassionate care and support. Mia believes in the power of connection and is excited to positively impact the lives of those who come into our office. When she isn’t at work she loves spending time with her family, friends and her little dachshund Brady.

Regan Morche

Patient Care Coordinator

Regan embodies positivity and professionalism as a Patient Care Coordinator, seamlessly integrating her extensive experience in public relations and customer service into her role. Regan holds the pivotal role of being both the initial and final point of contact as you enter and depart the office. With unwavering dedication to excellence, she guarantees that your experience is consistently exceptional from start to finish. Her enthusiasm for going above and beyond shines through in her work, complemented by her warm and outgoing demeanor. Outside of her career, she embraces a vibrant lifestyle – staying active with her favorite Peloton classes and exploring New York City one restaurant at a time. She also enjoys learning new information everyday, especially through her favorite lifestyle podcasts and historical crime documentaries. Regan’s most cherished moments are spent with her family, friends, and two English bulldogs (Axel and Brutus).


Malcom Raymer

Head of Central Sterile

Malcom is the newest addition to our team! Having 10 years experience working in the central sterile instrumentation category Malcom is a leader in his field. Malcom is passionate about working in medicine and is always learning. In his free time, Malcom loves reading science and non-fiction books and has a collection of over 300 books, in his spare time he also enjoys spending time with his family,  and interesting fact: Malcom speaks 4 languages including Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.


Stephen Maldonado

Certified Surgical Technologist

Stephen brings a deep understanding of surgical instrumentation to the practice, as a certified surgical technologist he is in the operating room ensuring all technology and instruments are pristine. 


Randall Stoldt

Chief Surgical Technician

Randall is our chief surgical technician. He has worked in operating rooms for over 30 years with the most distinguished cardiac and neurosurgeons in the world. He has a deep and profound understanding of surgical instrumentation and works with Dr Neinstein daily on custom creation and novel applications of everything inside the operating room to ensure safety and the most advanced procedures possible.


Lauren Duhamel

Digital Marketing Strategist

Lauren is Dr. Neinstein’s partner at home and in the office! Wife, mom and wellness guru – she uses experience from launching her own fitness business, Legs by Lauren, to take the Neinstein Plastic Surgery’s social media by storm!

Mitch Leff

Chief Operations Officer / Chief Motivator

Our Chief Motivator is Mitch Leff aka Mitch Motivates. Mitch has a hand in all non-surgical operations, logistics and special services of Neinstein Plastic Surgery. With a background in mental health and addiction recovery, Mitch brings a unique lens to our medical practice. He values our patients mental health as well as their physical health. His focus is Mind, Body, and Spirit.