Our Team

Iteld Plastic Surgery is privileged to present an experienced group of aesthetic providers and patient care coordinators who all share a common goal: to give our patients the best possible experience every time they step through our doors. Our team members specialize in a range of treatments using tried and true techniques, from cosmetic injections to nonsurgical body contouring. Starting from your very first consultation, we'll work with you to build your desired look, lending our knowledge and expertise to ensure you feel supported throughout every step of your treatment. We're here for you so reach out to our office in Chicago, IL to schedule your appointment and discover the difference.


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Kimmy Vu, BSN, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector and Clinical Nurse

Kimmy Vu is an aesthetic nurse injector, as well as providing clinical nursing support for our patients through their surgical journey. Kimmy began her career working on the pharmacy side of medicine, but soon realized she was more interested in hands-on patient care. Kimmy first started as a surgical floor nurse and quickly progressed to a Level 1 Trauma ICU. As a result of this experience in trauma, she began to truly respect and find passion for the body’s mechanisms of healing and repair.

Upon moving to Chicago in 2018, she joined the staff at the 900 N. Michigan Surgery Center. In less than a year, she became the charge nurse of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and continued to grow in leadership roles. Here, she worked with many plastic surgeons in a variety of procedures.

Kimmy received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Arizona State University and is a registered nurse. She is certified in administering a variety of aesthetics services, including injectables, lasers, and InMode Morpheus8. She continually seeks to learn new information and techniques in aesthetics to give clients the best possible treatments. Kimmy strongly believes that everyone deserves to look as fantastic on the outside as they feel on the inside, and that good planning brings great results!

Linda Zamora

Senior Patient Coordinator

Linda’s natural passions are to help others and promote self-growth. For her, treating the body and the mind is essential to a patient’s overall health. With over six years of medical and aesthetic experience, she shares her passions with our patients to provide them with the best aesthetic options. She calls herself the “Wedding Planner of Plastic Surgery,” as she takes the time to listen to and address the patients’ concerns, provide a customized treatment plan, and prepare the patient for optimal post-operative recovery. Although she loves educating patients on their options with us, she believes she consistently learns about the limitless strength and courage our patients have that helps improve oneself. Her goal is for our team to exceed our patients’ goals and to formulate the best possible patient-centered plan of care.

Linda holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and is a certified medical assistant.

Caryle Johnson, MHA

Director of Patient Experience and Practice Manager

Caryle brings 20 years of patient coordinator experience to Dr. Lawrence Iteld’s practice. In 2014, she joined the team after a long tenure working for the late Dr. Rodger Wade Pielet. From the moment a patient enters our office, Caryle is there to guide them throughout their journey, making sure each patient feels heard and understood, as well as knows the options available to meet their specific needs. One of the things she loves most is seeing how much patients’ sense of self can improve after having a procedure, and she values going through the journey with them. Caryle is loyal, hardworking, and friendly, bringing these qualities to the office each and every day. Patients come to love Caryle easily, and she becomes a very trusted person in their lives, striving for the goal of each patient leaving the office with a smile. Caryle holds a master of health administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in business, both from Saint Louis University.

Yajayra Ornelas

Director of Social Media and Patient Coordinator

Yajayra (pronounced Ya-hi-ra) is the office social media specialist. Her main focus is on creative marketing strategies and implementing social media campaigns. Her aim is to capitalize by showing what sets Iteld Plastic Surgery apart from other medical practices and med spas. Yajayra is an innovative thinker. Her passion lies in creating, designing, and presenting relevant brand-building content. Additionally, she has taken on the job of assistant patient coordinator. Within this role, Yajayra loves to build long lasting relationships with patients and supporting them through their journey.

Prior to joining our team, she attended DePaul University and received her bachelor’s degree in marketing. Following graduation, she worked as a marketing consultant for a body sculpting company and a few med spa accounts. While doing this she found she had a passion for the aesthetic field. In 2021 she and her twin sister started a freelance social media company offering marketing management services.

Social media/marketing is an industry that is constantly evolving and innovating. To keep current with all the new trends and technology, Yajayra continues her education by taking courses from industry leaders. She has completed several programs and plans to continue her education in order to provide the most up-to-date marketing techniques at Iteld Plastic Surgery.

Ashley Mariaca

Patient Liaison

Ashley is the first point of contact when you come into our office. She works efficiently to provide the best possible experience for every patient that walks through our doors. Her gregarious personality is what helps our patients feel comfortable and welcomed. Ashley is our primary translator for any Spanish speakers, allowing us to provide better quality service to all our patients.

She has her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northeastern Illinois University, where she was a pre-med student. Prior to joining the team, Ashley was a Patient Scheduling Coordinator who worked closely with Vascular Surgeons where she learned to build long lasting relationships with patients. In her spare time, she enjoys tapping into her creativity by doing arts and crafts. Her favorite pastime is painting and drawing for her family and friends.

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939 W North Ave, Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60642

Call: 312-238-0042

Trusted, Proven

I cannot truly express how thankful I am for the exceptional care I received from Dr. Iteld and his staff. Dr. Iteld is extremely knowledgeable and professional. His attention to detail is unmatched. He spent time to understand my needs and planned the surgical procedures that would best help me achieve my goals. His staff, particularly Caryle and Kimmy, were wonderful and treated me with patience, respect and compassion. My pre-operative and postoperative instructions were extremely clear, so I felt comfortable through the process. Most importantly, my surgical outcome is amazing! Look no further than Dr. Iteld!

C.W. Google


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