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Meet Our Staff

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery has been complimented by many San Diego and La Jolla residents, thanks in large part to our wonderful staff. It’s our pleasure to introduce these caring and professional staff members to you.


CheriseCherise, Patient Care Coordinator

Cherise Jacobs has worked in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 10 years and provides experience and knowledge in the aesthetic/medical arena and is fueled by her certification as a Medical Assistant, management and leadership skills providing over 20 years of experience.  She assists and coordinates patient-relation functions, sales and marketing efforts as well as being dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through education of surgical and non surgical procedures. Her primary purpose is to make sure that your every need is met and make sure all your questions are answered, and all your expectations are addressed.  You will feel at ease with her during this process because she is attentive, compassionate, and thorough.  Cherise is dedicated to all facets of her career at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery where our goal is to provide a positive, worry-free experience that is most conductive to patient health and happiness.


MaryMary, Surgical Assistant, EMT, and Aesthetician

Mary, Dr. Shumway’s Surgical Assistant for over fourteen years, attended Nazareth College and is a certified EMT and licensed aesthetician. She has received specialized medical training including ACLS and BLS. With nearly a decade of experience as an integral member of the surgical team, Mary’s contributions are invaluable. Our patients appreciate her considerable knowledge and compassionate care as she attends to their needs throughout the postoperative process. Mary has a larger than life personality with a passion for music and the arts.



KathyKathy, Practice Manager

Kathy, our Practice Manager, attended Arizona State University and studied Audiology and Speech Pathology. As a mother of six, Kathy has exceptional organizational skills and patience. Her forte is administrative efficiency and attention to detail resulting in a highly functional environment in which the Shumway Team can shine. Her can-do attitude and sensitivity to the needs of others inspires us all. Kathy’s personal pursuits include scrapbooking, travelling, and scuba diving.


Shumway 022Heather, Licensed Esthetician

Heather is Dr. Shumway’s Licensed Esthetician and has been working in the medical skincare industry for 12 years.  Her services include hydrating facials, dermaplaning, brow and lash tinting, and medical grade peels customized to each patient’s needs and skin type.  Her understanding of professional product lines (ZO Skin Health, Skinceuticals, SkinMedica) allows her to tailor individual skin regiments.  Heather’s professional skill and pampering touch will leave your skin glowing!