Staff & Bios
Krystal Roberts is the senior administrative assistant to Dr. Amirlak with more than 7 years of experience in the medical field. She coordinates patient care and will guide you through your surgery experience with Dr. Amirlak and his team. She enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family in her free time.
Melinda Johnson is Dr. Amirlak’s primary nurse and plays a vital role in all preoperative and postoperative care. She previously worked at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth Texas where she was nationally recognized for receiving The DAISY Award, an award that honors strong clinical skill and compassionate care. Melinda graduated with honors from Midwestern State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Patricia Atkinson is the lead medical photographer, and has been a here at UT 24 years, including the past 11 here in Plastic Surgery. To her, being a part of the patient’s journey by taking the before and after photos through one’s aesthetic or reconstructive surgery experience is both compelling and rewarding.
Holly Mayo is one of the medical photographers for Dr. Amirlak and has been working in the medical field as a photographer for more than 5 years. She photographs patients before and after surgery to document their healing process. She enjoys DIY projects and getting lost in nature in her free time.
Kate Mackley is a Senior Graphic Designer who helps with our patient educational material including photos, video, and graphic design. Kate has two kids who row varsity crew, and she loves going to regattas to cheer them on!
Wendy Turner is a medical aesthetician that has worked at UT for over 12 years in the plastic surgery department and assists with patient’s laser treatments. Wendy has a busy practice of her own in our office seeing patients for skin care, performing facials, waxing, and laser treatments for hair, pigment, and vasculature.
Laurie Cheatham has been a Medical Aesthetician for 6 years and has her Professional Laser License. She finds it very rewarding to help patients look and feel their best. In my spare time I enjoy any type of outdoor activity with my husband and two children.
Mirna Papamihalis is a Billing and Insurance Coordinator and has been with the Plastic Surgery 10 years and in the medical field for 30 years. Mirna assists with insurance verification and authorizations for medical surgeries. She loves dancing and cooking.
Shunta Williams is a Billing Coordinator and has over 20 years of medical billing experience. She enjoys traveling in her free time.
Auggie Jefferson is a Clinic Staff Assistant and has been with the Plastic Surgery department for 10 years and in the medical field for 16 years. Auggie assists in obtaining medical authorizations for injections.
Grace Gonzalez is a Clinic Staff Assistant and has been with the Plastic Surgery department for 3 years and in the medical field for 5 years. Grace assists in scheduling post-op and clinic appointments.