Impressive credentials, expertise you can trust.
Your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery in Baltimore is an important one and should be made with care and consideration. That’s why it’s vital to select a surgeon who has the credentials and experience necessary to make your dreams a reality…
Cheryl Sugar, PA-C
- MS: Biology, Towson University, Towson, MD
- Member: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants
- Associate: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
“After meeting the patient and listening to their concerns, I enjoy helping them through the process of self-improvement. My work is extremely satisfying, knowing that we can help bring their self-esteem to a new level. Through both nonsurgical and surgical options available to today’s woman, the ability to achieve goals is easier than ever.”
As a physician assistant for Dr. Birely, Cheryl Sugar both assists in the operating room as well as administers the injectables and fillers for patients at Artistry in Plastic Surgery in Baltimore. A former patient herself, Cheryl offers patients compassion, understanding, and a woman’s perspective regarding surgical and nonsurgical enhancement. She has worked closely with Dr. Birely for over 14 years. Like Dr. Birely, she believes successful plastic surgery results from a combination of good communication, realistic patient goals, and meticulous surgical technique.
“Not many people are able to say they love waking up and going to work. I feel fortunate to be one of those people who do. I have been with Dr. Birely’s office for over 14 years and have always enjoyed the work atmosphere. From the people I work with to the patients, my day is always very gratifying.”
Melissa Streett, RN, CRNP
- Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology, Gettysburg College
- Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing
- Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
“My goal as a Nurse Practitioner is to provide a supportive and caring environment to encourage patients to feel comfortable discussing their expectations and concerns. I believe that it is important to work together with the patient to create a plan with realistic expectations that leads to natural looking, exciting results.
By combining an extensive knowledge of human anatomy with a sense of symmetry and proportion, the patient’s desired look can be achieved. Helping patients achieve their goals and leave our office feeling refreshed is extremely fulfilling to me!” As a Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Birely, Melissa Streett administers the injectables, such as Botox and Dysport as well as various fillers. She also assists in the operating room. After a long career in Pediatric Specialty care, Melissa joins Dr. Birely’s team at Artistry in Plastic Surgery with enthusiasm and a fresh perspective.
Amanda Bartsch, PA-C
- Bachelor of Science, James Madison University
- Master of Science, James Madison University
Amanda is a board certified physician associate with over 4 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is a new member of the team joining us from Philadelphia. She currently serves as an extra set of hands in the operating room, assisting Dr. Birely with all surgical cases. In addition, she sees patients in both the Towson and Bel Air offices for pre and post op visits, consultations, and visits for injectables. Amanda enjoys developing strong relationships with her patients and being a part of their transformative process. She truly believes in natural looking results and is passionate about helping people look and feel their best, from the inside out.
She serves as a mentor to physician associates and students and volunteers with the PA foundation performing scholarship reviews.
When she is not seeing patients, Amanda enjoys exercising, reading, hiking, and cooking.