At Beautify at AMS, we are very proud to have highly experienced, skilled, and board-certified surgeons on staff.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Surgeons
University Illinois at Chicago Plastic Surgery Department; Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Double Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery
Dr. Matthew Ranzer is committed to providing exceptional high-quality care to all his patients. He is Double Board-Certified in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery and Plastic Surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ranzer grew up in New York where he graduated from Binghamton University with a BS in Biology before earning his MD from Stony Brook University. He started his surgical training at the historic St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC and then did a research fellowship at the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his surgical training at the prestigious Lahey Clinic and then returned to UIC for his plastic surgery residency. Dr. Ranzer has published multiple papers, presented at national meetings and has been cited for his excellence in education of plastic surgery residents. He has a faculty appointment at UIC where he serves as the Director for Breast and Body Contouring, as well as the Associate Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Ranzer also serves on the Admissions Committee for the UIC College of Medicine, the Public Education Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Executive Board for the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Ranzer specializes in all aspects of breast surgery, body contouring, transgender top surgery, as well as non-invasive cosmetic treatments like injectables and minimally invasive treatments like radiofrequency face and body skin tightening. The cornerstone of Dr. Ranzer’s approach to his patients is to provide individualized care to meet his patients’ unique needs.
University Illinois at Chicago Plastic Surgery Department; Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery
Dr. Purnell is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Chicagoland area. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck, which includes eye lift (blepharoplasty), brow lift, facelift, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery), as well as facial reconstruction and procedures for cleft and congenital facial problems. After medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Purnell trained in plastic surgery for seven years at Northwestern University, followed by a one-year fellowship in craniofacial plastic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Purnell is an expert in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, and has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on these topics. In addition, he regularly lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Purnell’s philosophy is that each patient should receive a customized treatment based on their individual desires and anatomy.
In-House Surgeons & Providers
Double Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management
Diplomat of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Nurse Brenda Torres
Certified Nurse Injector
DNP APRN NP- C FNP- BC
A compassionate and committed, doctoral prepared, double board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for aesthetics. Prior to entering the cosmetics field, Natasha conducted groundbreaking research with Northwestern University and United Healthcare. She worked as a primary care provider on the southwest side of Chicago for years, and prior to that in the emergency room on the south side. Natasha has strong skills and provides a diverse educational and practical background with knowledge in lasers, sclerotherapy, cosmetic neuromodulators, and dermal fillers.