Our Team

Our Team at Weston Med Spa & Cosmetic Surgery


Weston Med Spa & Cosmetic Surgery provides the highest quality, professional services to ensure that you and your family are in good health.

Meet the Team

Dr. Laviniu Anghel​​​​​​​

Laviniu Anghel, MD

Dr. Laviniu Anghel provides women and men with treatment and care. He’s a board-certified surgeon in the United States and a board-certified surgeon in the European Union. Dr. Anghel's dedication to making sure that he provides the highest quality care for his patients and that is reflected in his many board certifications and professional affiliations. In addition to being board-certified, he’s also a Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Anghel’s knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive surgery have also earned him a place in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Anghel is a member of the robotic surgery committee at Broward Health Hospital and a proctor in robotic surgery at Memorial Healthcare System. Dr. Anghel has also taken extensive training in cosmetic, laser treatment, and other beauty services so that he can better serve his patients. His dream was to open a cosmetic medical spa to help his patients look and feel their best. Dr. Anghel and his team are looking forward to serving the Weston Community as the premier medspa and cosmetic surgery clinic.

Cooper Julia, MD

Julia Cooper, MD

Dr. Julia Cooper is originally from Seattle, Washington, where she received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington. She then obtained her Medical Degree from St. George’s University and went on to complete her four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Cooper's passion for aesthetics drew her to pursue a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery training with experts in the field for over 40 years in South Florida.

Dr. Cooper is dedicated to providing the highest quality of cosmetic care with warmth and compassion. She offers cosmetic procedures ranging from non-invasive procedures to full surgical procedures.

Maria Fernandez, MD

Maria Fernandez, MD

Dr. Maria Elena Fernandez-Mestres was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in General Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in 2001. She completed her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. (ACGME accredited program). Shortly after, Maria Elena married her college sweetheart and started a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same institution. During her senior year, she was chosen as Chief resident in her residency program. Dr. Maria Elena Fernandez is board certified replace with Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (ABOG). Dr. Fernandez took an interest in beauty and cosmetics during her clinical work and decided to pursue further training in the cosmetic surgery field. She decided to join Weston Med Spa and Cosmetic Surgery to help patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals alongside other providers who value high-quality care. She believes everyone deserves to look and feel their absolute best and is excited to serve the Weston community.

Dr. Fernandez strongly believes in a compassionate approach as the key to establishing meaningful relationships with her patients, loved ones, and people in general. Maria Elena loves animals (especially dogs), traveling, and deeply enjoys spending time with her husband, Joshua, and daughters Catalina Isabelle and Eva Lucia, as well as with her dogs Nena and Lola.

Catalina Solis, MD

Catalina Granada Solis, MD

Dr. Catalina Solis is a dedicated professional and is sensitive to her patients’ needs. Dr. Solis earned her medical degree from the Universidad CES Escuela de Medicina, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a fellowship training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Dr. Solis is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also highly trained and certified in cosmetic surgery and other non-invasive cosmetic treatment options. Dr. Solis loves being able to work with her patients to help them achieve their personal beauty goals. During your visit, she will listen to your needs and make recommendations based on your desired outcome. She is excited to join the Weston Med Spa & Cosmetic Surgery team to service the Weston community.

Jonathan R. Weiser, RN

Jonathan R. Weiser, MD

Dr. Jonathan R. Weiser is fully trained in all aspects of modern plastic and reconstructive surgery including Cosmetic surgery of the face and body, breast surgery including reconstruction, augmentation, and reduction, suction-assisted lipectomy, body countering and all laser procedures. Additionally, his reconstructive experience includes microsurgical techniques of the hand, repairing trauma, cancer, congenital problems such as cleft lips and birthmarks, and all other aspects of reconstructive surgery.

A Florida native, Dr. Jonathan R. Weiser graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also attended the University of Florida College of Law and University of Florida Post Baccalaureate Program before embarking upon his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. The doctor completed full training in General Surgery at Lincoln Medical Center, culminating in his term as Chief Resident. As a General Surgeon, Dr. Weiser completed a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Subsequently, Dr. Weiser completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Holding Licenses in both the states of Florida and New York, Dr. Weiser is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is a member of the following professional organizations:

*American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

*Broward County Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

*Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners

*American Medical Association

*Lipoplasty Society of North America

*Recipient of the National Leadership Award

Jonathan R. Weiser, RN

Whitney Shepard, MD

Born and raised in Summersville, Kentucky, Dr. Shepard received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Kentucky followed by her medical degree from the University of Louisville. She completed 4 years of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at University of South Carolina. While there, she was recognized for her minimally invasive skills with the Laparoscopic Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons as well as for her ability to share her medical knowledge in a patient and compassionate way with multiple teaching awards. At the end of her residency, she was selected by the medical school as Resident of the Year, described as “the physician they would select to treat their own family”. For her first year of practice, she worked with Waverly Women’s Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Columbia, SC, where she was able to serve women without access to insurance and healthcare.

She decided to join Weston Med Spa & Cosmetic Surgery to help her patients achieve their personal goals. She loves to work with her patients to find the right treatment option to look and feel their best.

Outside of work, Dr. Shepard loves to scuba dive and spearfish with her husband and spend time with her two daughters.

Brittney Mason, MD

Grew up in the southern United States, where she found her love of medicine through her mother who worked tirelessly as an emergency room nurse. She attended Auburn University in Alabama just like her grandparents before moving to Chicago, IL to start her medical education at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, one of the top medical schools in the country. She discovered her passion for women’s healthcare and matched into OBGYN residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. It was in Miami that she found her niche: providing thorough, high quality, up-to-date care in Obstetrics and Gynecology, no matter the woman’s age, race, or language.

​​​​​​​She is dedicated to providing the best care possible to every woman who sets foot in her exam room and strives to bring joy and kindness to all of her patients whether she’s delivering their babies, completing their annual exams, or performing surgery. She decided to join Weston Med Spa and Cosmetic Surgery to help patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals alongside other providers who value high-quality care.

Jenifer Gargia, NP

Jenifer Gargia, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Jenifer is a nurse practitioner, who completed her master’s degree in nursing at Frontier Nursing University. She is dedicated to assuring a positive patient experience, as well as working with her team to improve quality, safety, and service. Jenifer loves helping her patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals. She believes that two-way communication is the key to good health. She does her very best to communicate to the patients the information they need to make the right choices. Having received extensive training in laser therapy and cosmetics, she is able to help her patients find the best treatment option to achieve their best look.

Melissa Squadruto, NP

Melissa Squadrito, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Melissa is a Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2003 with a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys seeing patients and has compassion and empathy for them. Melissa believes that everyone deserves to be shown love and be well taken care of. She takes tremendous pride in the time and effort she took to be trained in cosmetic and laser therapy. This allows her to provide her patients with the best care and achieve their desired look. When she is not at work she spends time with her family, her husband and 2 daughters who keep her busy with tennis, piano, golf, and church. She also takes pleasure in cooking, eating, and time with friends and family.

Maria Elena Rendon-Daher, NP

Nurse Practitioner

A Doctor of Medicine from Venezuela and an Obstetrician-Gynecologist graduated from the University of Carabobo with specializations in laser and anti-aging medicine. In the US, she continues her passion for aesthetic and anti-aging medicine by having obtained degrees as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and holds certifications as a facial specialist, electrologist, botox and fillers, sclerotherapist, and midwifery. She thoroughly enjoys helping her patients achieve their goals and provide the necessary assessment for a successful and enjoyable patient experience.

Anabel Sanabria Smitter

Anabel Sanabria Smitter

Skin Care Specialist

Anabel is a Medical Doctor from Venezuela and also Dermatologist from Brazil (Universidade de Sao Paulo USP), Das Clinicas Hospital Residence 2009-2012. Back in Venezuela, she worked in her private clinic and at the public Hospital as a professor for the Dermatology Department. She also worked for the international Red Croise and in Nawaraos Foundation, helping Amazonians Indians. Here in the U.S.A, she has found her passion working in aesthetics and laser cosmetics to help her patients look and feel their best. Skin health is her passion. Her goal is to work with her patients to help her patients by providing them with healthier and more beautiful skin.

Jeanette Hernandez, RN

Jeanette Hernandez, RN

Registered Nurse

Jeanette Hernandez is a Medical Doctor from Venezuela, took an interest in cosmetics and took extensive training in aesthetics as sclerotherapy and bioidentical hormones. She decided to join Weston Med Spa & Cosmetic Surgery to help her patients achieve their personal goals. She loves to work with her patients to find the right treatment option to look and feel their best. Jeanette carefully listens to her patient's concerns to make a careful assessment and provide recommendations that are tailored to their needs.

She is a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Florida; Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife (NARM), Registered Medical Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS BREAST&OB/GYN), Foreign Physician and OB/GYN from Central University of Venezuela. Leveraging her warm and emphatic nature—complemented by her superb interpersonal skills—to put patients at ease, resolve any worries or concerns, and answer questions to ensure full patient understanding and comfort.

Jeanette Hernandez, RN

Neil Placeres

Weight Management Advisor and Anti-Aging Expert

Neil is a Doctor of Medicine from Venezuela, graduated from the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA), is the creator of successful wellness, health, weight management, and beauty programs. Is magister Scientiarum in Anti-Aging and Longevity Medicine from Caribbean International University (CIU), also has higher studies in obesity and metabolism by the Scientific Society Venezuelan Obesology, endorsed by the National Experimental University of Guayana (UNEG).

He has a holistic vision in the approach of all his patients, his passion and great love for his profession in combination with the way of approaching each particular case, focusing above all on the part cognitive behavior of the patient, changing paradigms, and teaching self-reprogramming individual for the perfect balance of body, mind, and spirit, have given you the satisfaction of power support multiple people to control overweight. He is passionate about eternal youth and has not rested to contribute and convey that the secret of Healing is in the hands of man, you just have to be willing to find it.

“I join the great team at Weston Medical Spa because I want to contribute all my knowledge, dedication and humility to provide the Weston community and everyone, the way balanced to control overweight, in accordance with aesthetics and improve health and lifestyle of all "

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