Staff

JOSEPHINE BARENBLIT

Director of Clinical Services

Josephine brings nearly a decade of clinical experience in dermatology and cosmetic surgery to our practice. She earned her medical assistant’s certificate from Kaplan College and is an AAAHC-certified Operating Room Technician. Josephine has served as a cosmetic consultant to both dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Before joining our practice, she served as a clinical manager in a dermatology private practice for three years. Her competence and enthusiasm is immediately evident to new patients of our practice, and she is known for her caring, comprehensive, and emphathetic approach to patients. Josephine is a San Diego native and proud to be part of a military family. She is joined at home by her husband and dog, Raja.

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JESSICA SCOTT BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

San Diego-born Jessica has enjoyed time in the Northwest, Midwest, and Hawaii before joining the Art of Skin MD team in 2014. She is an accomplished health care professional, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, for which she earned Honor’s Dean List student all semesters and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing. Jessica’s sensitivity, kindness, and intellect mirror Dr. Palm’s approach to patient treatment. She is a talented nurse, and works independently and in conjunction with Dr. Palm on a variety of patient services. Jessica is a talented athlete and played collegiate soccer at the University of Hawaii. She enjoys international travel (with her dual U.S./Canadian citizenship!), family sports activities, and time with the family’s Olde English bulldogge.

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MONICA MONTANO

Lead Cosmetic Consultant & Medical Assistant

Monica joined the Art of Skin MD in 2014, bringing with her nearly a decade of plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine experience. Monica has a breadth of knowledge that spans from surgical procedures such as facelifts and liposuction to noninvasive devices and procedures including lasers, endermologie, and injectables. Monica is a core team member to Dr. Palm’s staff, providing clinical support, and pre- and post-operative counseling and care for her patients. Her kind, optimistic, and comforting personality earns rave reviews from patients. A native of San Diego, Monica enjoys spending quality time with family including her daughter.