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About Us2023-03-14T11:28:11-04:00


Russel Palmer, MD, PA

Dr. Russel Palmer was born and raised in New York City, where he attended Benjamin Cardozo High School and graduated at the age of 15. After graduating, he then moved to Florida, where he attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1976.

Dr. Palmer then attended the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1980. He became the first graduate from the University of Miami to be accepted into a Harvard surgical residency program. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 1985, where he was appointed and served as the surgical chief resident.


James D. Stern, MD, FACS

Dr. James Stern’s philosophy is that to achieve great results, a surgeon must listen to the patient’s desires and goals, and together, they must formulate a personalized surgical plan. Realistic expectations on the part of well-informed patients lead to satisfying results. Dr. Stern and our entire staff strive to preoperatively educate our patients about their chosen procedures, thus optimizing their potential for satisfaction.


Jen Kantis, ARNP, Ed.D, FNP-C

Dr. Jennifer Kantis holds a degree as an advanced registered nurse practitioner from Florida Atlantic University and is certified in family practice through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, she received an Ed.D in adult education, specializing in healthcare, from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Kantis has been teaching nursing at a local college in South Florida since 2002 and has practiced family and cosmetic dermatology since 2006. She has been trained in the administration and preparation of cosmetic injectables, peels, lasers, sclerotherapy, and other modalities. Her extensive experience in family practice and cosmetic dermatology allows for the highest level of safety for her patients.


Bableen Bajwa, ARNP


Ashley Bunnell, BSN, RN, CRNA

Ashley Bunnell is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery. She is a graduate with honors from Florida International University (BSN) and Barry University (MSN). Ashley has more than six years of anesthesia experience, ranging from hospital-based major surgery to outpatient cosmetic surgery. Her role at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery is to ensure every patient’s anesthesia care plan is tailored specifically to meet their needs. Ashley works closely with Dr. Palmer throughout the surgical process to ensure the safest and most favorable outcome for each of our patients.


Sarah Monast, RN, BSN

Sarah Monast, a native of Clearwater, Florida, graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family & Child Sciences. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently earning her Master of Science in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner through South University in West Palm Beach.

Sarah’s background is in cardiovascular intensive care and aesthetics. She works as the OR nurse circulator, and when she is not in the operating room, she can be found assisting the other providers with pre-op evaluations, post-op monitoring, surgical consults, and all other medical and aesthetic interventions provided at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery.


Ramona Stewart


Ana Bolivar

Ana Bolivar was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, where she graduated as a a physical therapist from Rosario’s University while also obtained a post-graduate degree in healthcare administration. She currently works as a patient care coordinator and assists the director with administrative tasks at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery.


Jessica Orbe

Jessica Orbe, a Miami native, received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently on track to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing soon.

Jessica is currently a patient care coordinator. She answers calls, schedules patients, assists doctors with patients, and manages health records.


Orlando Miranda

Orlando Miranda is a native of Honduras, where he graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras as a medical doctor. He is currently working as a surgical tech, assisting both Drs. Palmer and Stern.

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