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Meet Dr. Tannan

Dr. Shruti C. Tannan is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an added sub-specialty certification in hand surgery. Dr. Tannan is a long-time resident of the Triangle in North Carolina. She is proud to be an active member of both of the top-tier plastic surgery organizations in the US: The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

After graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics high school in Durham, Dr. Tannan completed her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was honored with numerous awards, most notably induction into the prestigious medical group, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). Residency training in plastic surgery took her to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she excelled in both technical skills and educating medical students. She received recognition there with induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the School of Medicine Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, among other honors.

Many procedures in plastic surgery, such as breast surgery, involve complex techniques taking tissue from one part of the body and transplanting to another part. They often involve microvascular surgery using an operating microscope to sew together vessels as small as 1-2 mm. To further establish herself as an expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Tannan completed fellowship training in microvascular and hand surgery at the world-renowned Hand Center of San Antonio in Texas. There she trained with leaders in plastic, reconstructive, hand and orthopaedic surgery.

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Meet Kristie Foushee RN

She has been a dedicated caregiver since she began volunteering at UNC Hospitals every summer as a teenager. After becoming a volunteer EMT, she went on to Nursing School and graduated from Alamance Community College in 1991. She began her nursing career as a Tar Heel. After working at UNC in inpatient vascular surgery, she transitioned into caring for complex patients in the post-anesthesia surgical recovery unit, and eventually, surgery clinics. With her extensive experience in vascular surgery, she became very interested in treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In 1999, Kristie became the Director of UNC Vein Clinic where she treated hundreds of patients for spider veins on the legs and face.

As a leader in Vascular Nursing, she played a critical role in setting up Vascular Programs at major medical centers including: Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, the Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates in Charleston, SC, Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC and Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Through this leadership, she has been able to impact patient care all over the Southeast, so everyone can have access to excellent vascular care. She became a Certified Vascular Nurse Study Coordinator for multiple FDA clinical trials and has given presentations at national vascular surgery meetings. She is a founding member of the North Carolina Vascular Nurse Association and served as President in 2003-2004 and President Elect in 2002-2003.

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Meet the Team

Yoli is our Patient Care Coordinator and Office Manager
Yoli Pacheco

Patient Care Coordinator/Office Manager

Yoli puts patients at ease with over 20 years of experience in caring for patients in many roles. She has been a scrub tech in the operating room and is now the scheduler, coordinating care for patients having plastic surgery. Yoli has a kind heart and a keen understanding of the surgical journey. Involved in all aspects of patient interaction, Yoli works side by side with Dr. Tannan. Yoli meets with patients after their one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tannan. She provides tours of the on-site operating room. She shares specific information regarding scheduling plastic surgery and payment options and is available for questions after the consultation.

Christi is our Surgical Technician
Christi Hughes

Surgical Technician

Christi brings 20 years of experience as a surgical technician in plastic surgery. Her talent and expertise make her an integral and valuable member of our team here at Tannan Plastic Surgery. Christi is passionate about delivering the highest level of care to each and every one of her patients. Our patients appreciate her reassuring words and calm demeanor from the operating room to recovery.

Amy is our Nurse Anesthetist
Amy Hueske, CRNA

Nurse Anesthetist

Amy’s beautiful face will be one you first meet on the day of your surgery. As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) it’s Amy’s job to ensure that our patients remain safe and comfortable throughout the perioperative period. With over 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, twelve of those administering anesthesia, Amy has expertise in several areas of anesthesia including plastic, trauma, transplant, and general surgery. In the OR, she is a proven communicator and partner to Dr Tannan. For her patients, she is empathetic and caring. Amy’s easy smile provides comfort; her professionalism and experience will ensure your safety throughout the procedure and into the recovery room.

Grashy is our Clinical Nursing Assistant
Grashy Martinez, CNA

Clinical Nursing Assistant

With an easy demeanor and natural calmness, Grashy helps patients from the beginning to end of their surgery journey. A Raleigh native, her healthcare experience includes working in geriatrics and as an anesthesia technician. As a Clinical Nursing Assistant (CNA), Grashy performs a wide array of administrative and clinical tasks, from supporting Dr. Tannan’s clinical care to coordinating medical records and scheduling. She enjoys seeing the happiness on a patient’s face when they view their results for the first time. Grashy explains, “knowing they made the right decision is what makes being a part of TPS worth it!”

Tiffany is our Plastic Surgery Nurse
Tiffany Whitehorne, RN

Plastic Surgery Nurse

With 18 years of experience in healthcare, Tiffany brings a wide range of knowledge to the Tannan Plastic Surgery team. She leverages her long track record of clinical care at the UNC Hospital system and shares her expertise with our patients. As a Plastic Surgery Nurse, Tiffany works alongside Dr Tannan both in the OR and the clinic. She is hands-on in the surgical suite, providing pre-operative care, circulating in the OR during surgery, and then post-operative patient recovery.

We love Tiffany’s philosophy on plastic surgery. “It’s okay to put YOU at the top of your to-do list and invest in yourself. People decide to have plastic surgery for many different reasons; whatever that reason might be for you, let it empower you!”

SEE ALL PROCEDURES

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BREAST

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BODY

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FACE

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Non-invasive

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BREAST

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BODY

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Non-invasive