Dr. David Branch
Dr. David Branch specializes in facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, and body sculpting, with additional training in hand reconstruction and microsurgery. He was also a pioneer in the migraine surgery field, and is currently the only migraine surgeon north of Boston.
Part of a large family in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Branch grew up instilled with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, along with a desire to find and live up to his full potential. He first became interested in medicine as a young architecture student, while building latrines and teaching English one summer in Costa Rica. While hospitalized for a broken hip a year later – an experience that made him realize the ordeal of being stripped of dignity and control as a patient, and depending on others for caring support and information – he decided to study surgery instead, and filled out his medical school applications. He eventually found that plastic surgery in particular satisfied his need for creative thinking because, much like architecture, it encompasses all ages and many components of the body.
Dr. Branch attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he met his wife. They were blessed with three children during Dr. Branch’s training venture over the next eight years. After Alabama, Dr. Branch trained for five years in General Surgery at the University of Virginia, followed by Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He then spent two years training in plastic surgery under many wonderful and gifted surgeons in Cleveland, Ohio. Before finally settling in Bangor, Dr. Branch’s last stop was San Francisco, where he trained at the Buncke Clinic in Hand and Microsurgery.
Dr. Branch started his own cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice – Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery – in 2000. After working out of the Eastern Maine Healthcare Mall for several years, he relocated his practice in 2009 to a larger, newly renovated facility at 55 Broadway.
Paul Averitt, MD
Chief Operations Officer / Director of Surgical Services
Dr. Averitt currently manages the ongoing operations and serves as the chief operations officer of Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery. He is also director of research and development at Northeastern Migraine Surgery. He has extensive experience in organization, legal, financial and administrative development. Dr. Averitt earned BA in Applied Science, BA in Biomedical Science and in 2014 he completed medical school earning a Doctor of Medicine. After finishing Medical school in Atlanta Georgia he continued medical training in Bangor with Dr. Branch where he was eventually asked to join his team. Dr. Averitt relocated to Bangor in 2015 with his wife Wendy and daughters Harper and London. He currently serves as the Executive Director of The Pink Runway Project Breast Reconstruction Awareness program and serves as the Executive Director of The Migraine Surgery Foundation. During his time away from his busy schedule he enjoys spending time with his wonderful family and their german shepherd, Scout.
Sheri Norwood, WHNP
Sheri M. Norwood, MSN, WHNP-BC, was born and raised in the greater Bangor area. She is a graduate of Brewer High School and has 19 years of nursing experience. Sheri earned her undergraduate nursing degree in 1996 from the University of Maine at Orono with honors , including Summa Cum Laude and Phi Kappi Phi. After graduating, she went to work at EMMC on Grant 7, and then a year later in the Labor & Delivery ward. During her 6 years as a Labor & Delivery nurse, she specialized in inpatient obstetrics, Labor and Delivery, as well as OR circulator and scrub. Sheri returned to school and obtained her master’s degree in 2002 from the University of Maine at Orono and became board certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner by the National Certification Corporation. She then joined an area OBGYN in private practice, where she worked for 13 years. During that time, she cared for women across the lifespan, providing obstetrical, gynecological, and infertility care. Sheri lives in Orrington with her husband, Peter and her son, Ethan. She enjoys water sports, kayaking, downhill skiing, spending time with her family and friends. Sheri has always had a passion and interest in aesthetics and plastic surgery and believes this compliments her strong experience in women’s health. She understands the unique needs and concerns women have and wants women to look and feel their best. Sheri is certified in advanced cardiac life support and is working on becoming a first assist. She will then be able to support patients in all aspects of their care. Sheri is thrilled to join Dr. Branch at Bangor Plastic and Hand. She looks forward to meeting the aesthetic, cosmetic and surgical goals of our patients.
Jillian Dyer, CMA – Director of Clinical Services
Jillian has over 14 years experience in the plastic surgery industry. She collaborates with the Bangor Plastic team to maintain an efficient patient experience with attentiveness, compassion and understanding. She strives to ensure that all patients feel comfortable and confident with their decision to have plastic surgery by educating them on the process, expectation and the anxieties that might arise during their surgical experience. She brings a genuine enthusiasm to all aspects of her work as well as help bridge a positive and open relationship with our practice.
Stephanie Dow, CMA – Assistant Business Manager
Stephanie has over 20 years experience in the medical field and joined Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery in early 2008. Her solid experience in the healthcare industry results in the ability to deal successfully with the demands of our busy and diverse practice. In addition to her extensive experience, Stephanie possesses strong communication skills, a calm and pleasant demeanor, and an innate ability to be warm and compassionate. This winning combination ensures that you will receive exceptional service and care, while visiting Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery as well as our sister company, Surface Medical Spa. We consider her to be a huge asset to our company.
Susan Grubb, RN
Master Aesthetic Specialist
Susan received her Associate degree in Nursing from Broward College in Florida, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Pace University in New York. Susan worked for a large plastic surgery practice in Boca Raton, Florida for many years before moving to the Northeast. After moving to Maine, she worked several years in the E.R. at Eastern Maine Medical Center before joining Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery in 2009. Susan’s proficient and skilled techniques complement the work of our Plastic Surgeon, as well as assisting those wanting a non-surgical approach to self-improvement. Her precise and thorough skills have gained the respect of patients, staff, and others in the Northeast. With a vast knowledge of patient experience and a broad medical background, Susan will execute the finest results attainable in our industry. She has obtained extensive training with Allergan, (the makers of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM, & VOLUMA), as well as for Merz (the makers of RADIESSE, BALOTERO, & XEOMIN).
Chantal Clark, LA
Chantal is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and has worked in the field of plastic surgery since 2001. Though she specializes in skin care and other spa treatments, she is committed to helping patients reach their broader aesthetic goals. She works closely with patients to help determine the best cosmetic treatments and procedures, including referrals to Dr. David Branch, and enjoys being her patients’ partner on their cosmetic journey.
Jessica Tomaselli, LA
Motivated by the strong conviction that no one should have to feel compromised by their appearance, Jessica’s expertise and training is complemented by her compassionate and caring demeanor. Her extensive experience in aesthetics has allowed her to work with a broad range of energy based technologies, including laser, light based and radio frequency as well as 10 years experience as a makeup artist in bridal and special occasions. She is well versed in treating all skin types and ethnicities, as well as a wide-range of conditions and concerns. Jessica will welcome you with her warm and sincere smile, and leave you feeling confident and well taken care of! She graduated from Elizabeth Grady School of Aesthetics in Massachusetts as well as The National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Bangor, ME 04401
Founded by Dr. David Branch in 2000, Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery provides state-of- the-art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in an AAAASF accredited facility. We strive to create a warm, friendly environment in which our patients can pursue their cosmetic goals, explore new ideas about appearance and rejuvenation, or just heal following injury or illness.
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