ABOUT Meet the Team At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, our patients are treated like part of our family. Delivering safe, personalized care is our specialty and earning your trust is one of our top priorities. Every member of our staff goes the extra mile to ensure positive outcomes for our patients and plays an important role in the success of our practice. The entire team at Schaffer Plastic Surgery shares Dr. Christopher Schaffer’s passion for safety. Our private, state-of-the-art facility holds full accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities which is considered the industry’s gold standard. This accreditation would not be possible without the extra steps taken by our staff to promote safety and is only granted to facilities that have met one hundred percent of the accreditation standards. Dr. Christopher Schaffer Plastic Surgeon/Owner At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schaffer applies the experience he has developed from more than 20 years of practice and eight years of advanced training to every patient and procedure. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2003 and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He served 16 years in the Army Reserve Medical Corps, obtaining the rank of Major and is a Veteran of Foreign Wars after serving in two deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Nebraska native, his Midwestern upbringing and sensibilities sync well with Southern traditions and ways of life. Learn More About Dr. Schaffer Maria Schaffer Registered Nurse Maria has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years. She has spent 14 years working in the field of plastic surgery and has completed certified training on all lasers and skin care procedures offered at Schaffer Plastic Surgery. While in nursing school, Maria met and later married Dr. Schaffer and they now have a daughter and two sons. On any given day, you can find Maria filling in wherever needed at Schaffer Plastic Surgery. She enjoys playing tennis, golf and going snow-skiing with her husband and kids. Sarah Bullock Administrative Patient Coordinator As Administrative Patient Coordinator for Schaffer Plastic Surgery, Sarah manages the patient consultation process and coordinates surgical patients. After having worked in the plastic surgery field for more than a decade, she has in-depth knowledge of the field including medical assisting, patient services, surgical aspects and aesthetic counseling. Sarah works one-on-one with patients to ensure they are best prepared for surgery and experience ideal surgical outcomes. Sarah attended Jefferson State Community College and in her free time she enjoys relaxing poolside and spending time with her three children, husband and their family’s dog. Whitney Bowen Registered Nurse Whitney is a registered nurse with more than a decade of experience working alongside surgeons. She makes herself available anytime by phone or email for patients who have questions and concerns regarding their recent surgery. Residing in Birmingham with her son and French bulldog, Whitney enjoys spending her free time cheering on her son in sports or painting in her backyard. Kim Seelbinder Registered Nurse Kim is a registered nurse and has worked in plastic surgery alongside Dr. Schaffer for a decade. She has a strong passion for cosmetic medicine and enjoys caring for patients during and after surgery. Kim graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two children. Chelsea Craig Board Certified Medical Aesthetician Chelsea is a Board Certified Medical Aesthetician whose goal is to help patients achieve their skin goals through personalized non-surgical treatments. In addition to performing numerous treatments in our office such as SkinPen®, Hydrafacials and chemical peels, Chelsea also consults patients on the best at-home skincare products to maintain their results. She and her family reside in Birmingham. View Our MedSpa Services Myranda Mahlman Clinical Liaison and Insurance Specialists As Clinic Liaison and Insurance Specialist for Schaffer Plastic Surgery Myranda manages patient appointments from new patients to post-operative appointments. Myranda is also the in-house insurance specialist in charge of handling claims, re-imbursements, and prior authorizations. In 2018 Myranda, an Ohio native, moved to Alabama to begin her first job in plastic surgery. She has now worked in the plastic surgery field for over two years and continues to grow knowledge of our procedures to ensure the highest standards in patient care. In Myranda’s free time she likes going to the gym, hiking and playing volleyball at Oak Mountain with her boyfriend and friends, and taking her dachshund for walks. Tish Smith Certified Medical Assistant Tish is a Certified Medical Assistant with 5 years of experience in CoolSculpting. She has treated hundreds of CoolSculpting patients and performed 1000+ cycles. She has completed CSU, which is CoolSculpting University. She also had the privilege to attend the CoolSculpting University Masters, which is an elite class that your Practice Development Manager (PDM) has to nominate you for based on the amount of cycles and outcomes you have performed. For Tish, this was an honor and a huge privilege to be accepted and receive her CoolSculpting Masters Degree.