About Us

David E. Marcus, M.D. Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center Staff

Dr. David E. Marcus

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet one of California’s leading Cosmetic Plastic surgeons – Dr. Marcus. Dr. Marcus is a top plastic surgeon, board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, who is dedicated to creating a trusting, long-lasting relationship with his patients and increasing their confidence. Dr. Marcus specializes in a wide-range of aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. With over twenty-five years of experience, he has helped thousands of men and women regain their confidence and improve their self-esteem. Dr. Marcus is a highly-respected plastic surgeon with a reputation for providing his patients with beautiful, natural-looking results, in a caring and nurturing environment.

Dr. Richard Heifetz

Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Heifetz has been an integral part of our cosmetic surgical team since 1996. Dr. Heifetz is a board certified anesthesiologist who has been in practice in Santa Rosa since 1987. Our patients are put at ease by Dr. Heifetz’ soothing demeanor and are reassured that they will rest comfortably during surgery and recover quickly from the gentle anesthetics used.

Dr. Debra Gambrell

Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gambrell joined our cosmetic surgical team in 2013. She attended Thomas Jefferson University for her residency and completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in 2009. After spending two years as an attending and teaching at Children’s, Dr. Gambrell relocated to Sonoma County with her family. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Gambrell works with various medical providers teaching and leading emergency drills in both private practices and in the hospital. Her passion is providing safe anesthesia in a supportive space while working in a highly-skilled team environment.

Nancy Honsa, NP

Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetic Injection and Laser Specialist

Nancy Honsa, Nurse Practitioner, has been practicing women’s healthcare for over twenty years. In 2006, she began training in Aesthetic Medicine and has worked in various MedSpas and medical practices in both Marin and San Francisco. To remain at the forefront of her field, Nancy regularly attends trainings and advanced courses with Galderma, Allergan, Medicis, Palette Resources, and SpaMedica. The focus of these advanced trainings have ranged from volumizing the midface and periorbital areas to using neuromodulators and HA-based fillers to rejuvenate both female and male faces.

With today’s medical advancements and evolving technology, the possibilities for improving your facial appearance without surgery are growing, and Nancy is passionate about educating her patients about products and treatments that both treat and prevent the symptoms of facial aging. Nancy performs Venus Viva, IPL, and Pixel laser treatments for facial rejuvenation and she uses neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetics and Dysport and volumizing fillers such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma XC and Sculptra to restore and maintain the softer signs of youth. She works collaboratively with Dr. Marcus to provide the highest quality of care.

Melody Holman

Certified Operating Room Technician

Melody has been assisting Dr. Marcus in surgery since 1986. Melody is Dr. Marcus’s right hand woman in the operating room. Dr. Marcus, anesthesiologists (Drs. Heifetz and Gambrell), and Melody perform all surgical cases together. Melody is a highly-skilled and experienced Operating Room Technician, and is a warm and competent presence in the OR.

Nicole Albin

Aesthetic Medical Technician/Licensed Esthetician

Nicole has been in the aesthetics business in Santa Rosa for over nine years and joined our practice in 2011. She is a highly-skilled technician and licensed esthetician specializing in body-contouring and skin tightening modalities. She is talented, friendly and dedicated to her field. We have been told by an advanced CoolSculpting trainer that Nicole is one of the most talented and skilled technicians with whom she has ever worked. Nicole’s primary focuses in the practice are CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, Venus Freeze and Venus Viva.

Shawnie Easton

Aesthetic Medical Technician/Licensed Esthetician

Shawnie joined our practice in 2014 with over 15 years of experience as a Clinical Esthetician and Aesthetic Medical Assistant. She is well-trained and highly-skilled in body-contouring (CoolSculpting) and skin tightening modalities (Venus Freeze, Ulthera, Venus Viva), as well as facial peels and skin care. She is talented, personable and professional, and a great addition to our talented Aesthetics Team.

Lisa Robert

Patient Services

Lisa has worked in the medical field since 1989, and has been with us on a part-time basis since 2002. We are so pleased to have her experience and pleasant personality on our team for as many hours as she can spare. Lisa is knowledgeable about all aspects of the practice, including scheduling, surgical procedures, and what to expect. She can help answer any of your questions and put you at ease. When not in the office, she is a full-time mother and educator and part-time soccer coach.

Shannon Urquhart

Surgery Scheduling Coordinator

Shannon has worked in the plastic surgery field for over ten years, and has been an integral part of our front office staff since 2011. Shannon’s expertise, professionalism and cheerfulness all help to contribute to our patients’ sense of being completely cared for in our office. Shannon’s primary responsibility is the coordination of our busy surgery schedule, and is knowledgeable in all aspects of surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in the office. Once you schedule surgery, Shannon will guide you through the process all the way through. You will enjoy her upbeat personality and positive attitude. In her “spare” time, Shannon is a singer/performer/actress. She frequently performs in Sonoma County both as the lead singer in her band and as an actress on stage, in commercials and on film.

Vianna Nessinger

Office Coordinator

Vianna is an expert at handling all the details of our busy Plastic Surgery practice. She is familiar with all surgical and non-surgical procedures and follow-up care, to ensure the patient is well cared for from start to beautiful finish. Vianna is also a perfect person with whom to speak regarding patient financing. You will enjoy her friendly and lighthearted professional nature. Prior to joining our staff in 2012, Vianna worked in dental health care and managed a large family-owned business.

Elia Robert

Front Office Assistant

Elia works part-time assisting the busy front office staff with a wide range of clerical responsibilities, as well as some back office tasks. She is hard-working, smart and sweet. She fits in perfectly with the rest of the team, which includes her mother, Lisa Robert.

Ashley DesLauriers

Practice Manager and Patient Surgical Advisor

Ashley joined Dr. Marcus’s staff in October 2015 to accept a role as Patient Surgical Advisor. She is a graduate from Minnesota State University with a degree in Medical Management and Administration. She recently relocated from Minnesota where she worked in a similar capacity for another busy plastic surgeon. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, friends and her boxer Laney.

Welcome to David E. Marcus, MD Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center

Our Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is located in Santa Rosa, California, in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County. Our facilities, which include a fully-accredited surgical suite, medical offices and well-equipped Skin Center MediSpa, were designed with patient safety, comfort and privacy in mind. We encourage you to visit our office, and would welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and to help guide you along your path to realizing your cosmetic surgical goals.

What makes Dr. Marcus and the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center your first choice when considering cosmetic surgery?

  • Dr. Marcus is a well-trained, experienced and highly-regarded plastic surgeon, certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. When choosing a plastic surgeon, if your doctor is not certified by this board, then that physician is not a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Marcus is also a member of the very prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
  • Dr. Marcus stays in the forefront of industry trends and continues to expand his experience and knowledge base.
  • The Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is a state of the art surgical facility. For your safety, it is fully certified and accredited as a Freestanding Surgery Center, with both local and general anesthesia capabilities.
  • Anesthesia is performed by board certified physician anesthesiologists.
  • We are completely committed to providing you a safe and comfortable surgical experience.
  • Backed by a professional, caring and courteous staff, it makes Dr. Marcus and his team an unbeatable combination.

In addition to surgical solutions, there are many non-surgical choices as well. Together with our experienced and well-trained staff, we offer many cutting-edge and proven technologies, all designed to make you feel great about your face and body. We have lasers for your face, lasers and ultrasound technologies for face and body, as well as a myriad of injectables.


At our Skin Center MediSpa, Nancy Honsa, our Nurse Practitioner and Laser and Injection specialist, performs most of her laser treatments in one of the comfortable treatment rooms. Estheticians Nicole and Shawnie, also use laser treatment rooms for non-invasive treatments for fat reduction and skin tightening treatments.


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1128 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Tel: (707) 575-1626

Dr. Marcus & Staff strive to make your Cosmetic Surgery experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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