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MEET OUR TEAM
We are a team of elite providers dedicated to the art of medical aesthetics. We strive to perfect the science of beauty in you.
We offer exceptional, five-star services for men and women including advanced skin care, injectables, facials & body rejuvenating and contouring treatments. Every paitent receives an in-depth assessment and consultation to create an individualized treatment plan. All procedures are performed by Registered Nurses, Licensed in the State of California under the direct supervision of our Medical Director. Cannery Row Medical Aesthetics is owned and operated by Roger Shiffman, MD and Joanne Shiffman, BSN, RN, PHN. Through their honesty, integrity, professionalism and dedicated team professionals, Cannery Row Medical Aesthetics continues to grow and stand out.
Roger Shiffman, MD
Roger Shiffman, MD, completed his undergraduate degree as well as received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Shiffman completed his internship and residency at Cincinnati General Hospital at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In, addition, he finished his Hematology Fellowship at Cincinnati General Hospital at the University of Cincinnati. He is a partner of Pacific Cancer Care, formerly Monterey Bay Oncology, in Ryan Ranch, Monterey, CA. He continues to see Oncologic patients suffering from Hematological diseases, or “diseases of the bone marrow”.
Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine.
Past and current honors and memberships include; Board member of the Association of Norther California Oncologists (ANCO), Monterey County Medical Society, California Medical Society, Board member and founder of Cancer Wellness (with a focus of imagery, relaxation and stress reduction), First chairman of the Ethics Committee at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and Board member of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA).
On a personal note, Dr. Shiffman lives with his wife on the Monterey Peninsula. Between them they have five children and 13 grandchildren! He loves to travel and is a voracious reader of historical non-fiction. Dr. Shiffman enjoys swimming, classical music, theater and plenty of golf! He and his wife, Joanne, are co-owners of Cannery Row Medical Aesthetics where Dr. Shiffman is the Medical Director.
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Schwartzberg, L., Shiffman, R., Tomita, D. “A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study of Practice Patterns and Clinical Outcomes of the Use of Darbepoetin Alfa for Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia.” Clinical Therapeutics, Vol. 25: No. 11 (2003) pages 278-12796.
Swanson, G., Smith, J., Bulich, R., New, P., Shiffman, R. “Patient Controlled Analgesia for Chronic Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting: A Report of 117 Patients.” Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 7: No. 12 (December 1989), pages 1903-1908.
Joanne Shiffman, BSN, RN, PHN
Joanne's nursing career began in 1984 in Med/Surg working the night shift and then moving to Oncology Nursing where she became chemo-certified and remained for several years until her promotion to Clinical Coordinator for the Med/Surg Unit.
Joanne has spent time in the coronary care unit where she recovered the open-heart patients after bypass and heart valve surgery. She moonlighted for a time in Home Health to help make ends meet.
After coming to the Monterey Peninsula, Joanne took a position as a part-time recovery room nurse in an outpatient medical unit in Monterey and concurrently as an emergency room nurse at Natividad Medical Center and Salinas Valley Medical Center.
In the year 2000, while returning to the University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Joanne took a position as a “Spa” nurse at Pebble Beach learning about the specialty of aesthetics, Botox® and fillers, when this emerging field was in its infancy. About this time, she was also recruited to join the Sexual Assault Response Team for Monterey County to perform evidentiary exams on victims and suspects of sexual assault.
Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, and obtaining her public health nurse credential, PHN, Joanne wanted to return to her Oncology roots and began the study of cancer genetics at the City of Hope which targeted at-risk individuals with an inherited family cancer syndrome. Joanne received her credential as a Genetics Clinical Nurse, GCN, from ISONG, the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. Joanne was also invited to present at the ISONG meeting in Salt Lake City where she lectured on “Starting a Community-Based Cancer Genetics Program”.
In 2007, after successfully opening two aesthetic practices for other practitioners, Joanne, along with her supportive physician husband, decided to open Aesthetics & Genetics by the Bay in beautiful Cannery Row. They chose to provide quality aesthetics’ services as well as genetic counseling for individuals with a strong family history of an inherited cancer syndrome.
The company has continued to evolve over 14 years to “Face First Laser Clinic” and most recently as “Cannery Row Medical Aesthetics”. Under the direction of her husband, Roger Shiffman, MD, she, and her team of experts, deliver state-of-the-art skincare from Botox® Cosmetic to laser skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal, dermal fillers, liquid facelifts and PDO thread lift.
Joanne is dedicated to the art and science of skincare and has been driven to enormous success as a renowned leader in the aesthetics field. “I love to enhance people’s natural beauty and help them to appreciate their own uniqueness!” states Joanne.
Certifications and Credentials:
Registered Nurse, RN;
Chemo-Certified Staff III Nurse
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN;
Public Health Nurse, PHN;
Basic Life Support,
Advanced Life Support for Adults and Pediatrics;
Certified Emergency Room Nurse, CEN;
Trauma Certified Nurse , TNCC;
Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, MICN;
Genetics Clinical Nurse, GCN;
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, SANE
Megan Hurtado, MSN, RN, Nurse Practitioner-
Megan is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a sub-specialty in Women’s Health. After earning two bachelor’s degrees at the University of California at Santa Barbara, in Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies, she traveled internationally, worked as a care giver, and volunteered at Children’s Hospital in Oakland before heading to the East coast.
At the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, she was a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health student and became a published clinical researcher. Her collaborative bi-lingual field research assessed and improved health literacy in patients. After three years Megan returned to California where she worked in Asthma Research, and pursued her M.S.N. While obtaining her advanced degree she simultaneously worked as an Acute Care Registered Nurse at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2006 she earned her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco. Megan has diverse professional experience, she has cared for in-patients, as well as worked in varied ambulatory settings. She has sought out opportunities to care for the underserved in community clinics and to volunteer abroad. As a Nurse Practitioner she has deeply enjoyed developing relationships with her patients, while practicing at private primary care practices.
Outside of the office, Megan, and her husband, are raising three wide-eyed children. Their collective passion for languages, travel, and adventure have taken them to distinct parts of the globe; they’ve only just returned from a two-year venture in Québec City, where the family resided to learn French. The summer just before that they could be found in Mexico speaking Spanish with their cousins! Megan speaks English, Spanish, and French. She has also studied Brazilian Portuguese!
Megan’s favorite medical grade product line is skin better science because their products truly activate positive skin changes and are so easily incorporated into patient’s daily routine! Her favorite treatment is 2D (IPL and the Laser Genesis) skin rejuvenation because she loves the immediate glow and the long-lasting collagen and elastin stimulating effects of a more youthful appearance; not to mention the way that the IPL reverses sunspots.
Elaine Jang, MSN, RN, Nurse Practitioner+
Elaine is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
She is a Bay Area native and loves the California sunshine. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley and Master’s degree in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University. She graduated in the top 1% and was the sole recipient of the outstanding student award of her graduating class. She was also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Elaine has strong clinical experience practicing in various healthcare settings and working with diverse patient populations. Her professional training included Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Care, Dermatology, and Oncology. She has over 12 years of experience in Oncology and still practices as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner at Kaiser specializing in breast, lung, and colorectal cancers. Prior to joining Kaiser, she worked at the Stanford Cancer Center caring for patients undergoing radiation therapy and long-term cancer surveillance.
Elaine is also skilled at performing many medical procedures such as bone marrow biopsies, Trans rectal ultrasonography of the prostate gland, trans rectal fiducial marker insertions into the prostate gland with administration of local anesthesia for targeted radiation therapy, flexible rhino laryngoscopy, injections, wound care, and intravenous therapies.
Aside from caring for cancer patients, she has a passion and interest in Medical Aesthetics as it is the perfect blend of art and science. Most importantly, it brings her great pleasure and satisfaction to see her patients happy and confident in their own skin.
Her philosophy is to create harmony of the face and restore and enhance natural beauty. She is constantly learning and staying up to date on the latest and safest techniques in medical aesthetics. She is excited to provide all your skin care needs with her skillful yet gentle hands. Elaine is also bilingual in Mandarin Chinese.
Elaine’s current favorite skin care products are Obagi® C-Clarifying Serum; ZO® SkinHealth’s Daily Power Defense, Rozatrol, and Oil Control Pads; and Sente Dermal Repair Cream! These products address pigmentation, acne, redness, and skin aging. Her favorite treatments are microneedling and PDO threads as they both promote the formation of new collagen and elastin and improves the overall skin texture, tone, and firmness!
Sue Neale-May, BSN, RN
Sue received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco in 2009. She has an extensive background in Clinical Research from Stanford School of Medicine, Sanford University and California Prostate Cancer Center.
Tamara became a licensed esthetician in 2001 and has provided care in both medical and spa environments. She grew up on the Monterey Peninsula with her parents teaching her the importance and value of wholesome foods and vitamins.
She has a passion for building relationships with patients and helping them to appreciate the value of medical grade skincare and aesthetic treatments.
Elizabeth has been a dynamic part of the team since 2016. She is the face behind the Monday emails, the online events, the monthly specials, the website, Instagram and Facebook. She loves the diversity her role provides, a mix of creativity with patient care coordination.
Elizabeth was inspired by the incredible nurses she works with to pursue a degree in nursing and is currently finishing her last prerequisite courses required for the local nursing program. She is a native of the Monterey Bay and enjoys, hiking, biking and yoga on the beach.
Elizabeth’s favorite treatments at CRMA are microneedling, Laser Genesis, and the Hydrafacial® MD.
Alisa attended Monterey Peninsula College and Dakota State University. She played collegiate level softball at both while attending classes and upon returning home from DSU Alisa coached youth and collegiate level softball in the Monterey community.
In 2019 Alisa graduated from Monterey College of Law with a master’s in Legal Studies and her Juris Doctorate. She is currently studying to take the California State Bar and is the treasurer for the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association.
On her days out of the office, Alisa stays busy. If she isn’t caring for a litter of French bulldog puppies, you can find her in the kitchen baking some of her custom sugar cookies or spending time with her rescued retired racehorse in Carmel Valley. She is always looking for an excuse to escape to Palm Springs for a desert retreat.
Her favorite medical treatments at CRMA
are the Laser Genesis and the HydraFacial MD.