Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery Team

Ocean Drive® Plastic Surgery Team

Dr. Alan Durkin, blogger
Iris Kelley, Physician Assistant, Melbourne, Florida
Roxanne Durkin Author
Penny

Dr. Alan Durkin was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida where his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Durkin currently reside. Dr. Alan Durkin is the eldest of his 3 siblings, Keith and Alison Durkin. Dr. Alan Durkin graduated in the top 5 of his high school class and attended the University of Miami on a full academic scholarship. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami and matriculated into the Rosaland Franklin School of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL. He completed his Masters degree work in a single year, earning a degree in radiation physics. Dr. Alan Durkin then completed rigorous medical training at University of South Florida graduating top of his class. Dr. Durkin completed 10 years of surgical training following medical school graduation, became Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Iris Kelly Graham, Certified Physician Assistant

Mrs. Iris Graham is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant and a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.  She graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.  Iris continued on to earn her Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at NOVA Southeastern University in 2011.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and has been certified in injections for over 5 years.   Iris is also certified in the innovative PicoSure laser, a cutting edge laser platform. Using the PicoSure laser, Iris  achieves impressive results for laser tattoo removal. Her patients enjoy better results with fewer treatments than other laser tattoo removal technologies on the market. The PicoSure laser is also able to target some of the more difficult pigment colors to treat in tattoos includeg blues and greens.  Iris is the exclusive provider of the PicoSure laser platform in Melbourne, Florida.   You may book an appointment for consultations, skincare, BOTOX® treatments, dermal filler and laser tattoo removal services with Iris directly through our sister spa, Millefiori Medical Skin Care in Melbourne, Florida. When not at work, Iris enjoys attending multiple aesthetic and medical conferences and seminars throughout the year to expand her knowledge and experience of medical spa services and products.

 

 

Roxanne E. Durkin, Ph.D., “Director of Operations”

Roxanne Engel Durkin, PhD., earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tampa. She completed a research internship at James Haley VA Hospital and then, went on to earn a doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  from University of South Florida’s College of Medicine. She completed her dissertation work at the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center where she discovered a novel mechanism of drug resistance in patients being treated for multiple myeloma. Dr. Roxanne Durkin and Dr. Alan Durkin met while working together at the Moffitt Cancer Center and thus, share a common interest in cancer research. Following graduation, Dr. Durkin has lead biomedical sales and intellectual property management at companies such as Strategoes, Metrohm, and Quest Diagnostics. In her current role, Dr. Durkin manages all aspects of business operations and  management of Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery.

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Penny Forsten MedSpa Director, Certified Medical Aesthetician

As MedSpa Director, Ms.Penny Forsten coordinates all aspects of patient’s medspa experience. Ms. Forsten is a certified and licensed medical aesthetician focusing on medical skin care at Ocean Drive® Plastic Surgery. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the  beauty and skincare industry. Ms. Forsten attended Arizona State University, moved to Vero Beach with her family, and completed her education and training in cosmetology from Indian River State College. Following graduation, Ms. Forsten began her career in the cosmetic industry as a Business Manager for Lancôme Cosmetics where she obtained world-class training in cosmetology and customer service. She lead the management and development of a team of beauty advisors and make-up artists for Lancôme Cosmetics for 10 years. Ms. Forsten builds customer relationships and loyalty by providing personalized attention and concierge care to our patients.

When asked about her interests in cosmetic surgery, Ms. Forsten says that she loves “providing customized care with high regard for  patients satisfaction and comfort and in helping each patient realize and optimize their overall beauty.” She says, “I believe that beauty truly is ageless.”
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