Burnett Plastic Surgery: Meet Our Team

Your Westfield Transformation Team

Patricia Burnett, RN, BSN, Practice Manager

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

Combining her extensive nursing experience with a sincere desire to care for others, Patricia has created the welcoming, nurturing and patient-focused environment for which Burnett Plastic Surgery is known. She has worked in many different areas of nursing, most recently in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, which handled a variety of plastic surgery cases from breast implants to rhinoplasty. Patricia spent many years at NYU Tisch (now NYU Langone) Medical Center as a Senior Nurse Clinician in their adult Surgical, Open Heart, and Medical ICUs. She also enjoyed working as an investigator for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, assisting the risk management department at Mount Sinai.

Lori Arena, RN, Patient Care Coordinator

"It's very rewarding to see patients so happy with the results of their procedures, and the huge impact these changes have on their lives and the way they feel about themselves."

With her considerable interpersonal and professional skills, Lori gets to know our patients, understands their concerns and goals and guides them through their transformation process. She develops all patient care plans and meets with pre-surgical patients to answer questions and review consent information and surgical paperwork. She is also our resident skin care expert, creating customized regimens as well as performing chemical peels.

Lori has been in the nursing profession for more than 30 years and has a diverse background that includes general surgery, I.C.U., homecare, and wound care, as well as sales and clinical support with medical companies such as Hill-Rom and Medtronic, Inc. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses and is certified by Skin Medica University.

Elizabeth Cofone, Patient Services Manager

“It’s a pleasure following our patients on their journey and seeing the transformation of their inner and outer beauty.”

If you have called our Westfield plastic surgery office, you have spoken with Liz. She schedules all patient appointments and handles payments and deposits. Liz’s calm and friendly nature is a perfect fit with the patient-first focus of our practice. She is also a passionate gardener with an artistic eye whose fresh-cut floral arrangements grace our front desk spring, summer, and fall.

Before joining our team, Liz was President and Co-Owner of Wish Upon a Cake, a specialty gift business in Westfield, NJ, and honed her purchasing and accounting skills with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas in New York City.

Nicole Rivera, Medical Assistant

"Be your own kind of beautiful." – Marilyn Monroe

Our New Jersey plastic surgery patients love Nicole’s sunny disposition and ready smile. She helps Lori manage patient care and assists Dr. Burnett with procedures such as injectables and Smart Lipo as well as wound care and suture removal. Highly organized and systematic, Nicole has created systems and processes that have significantly enhanced the level of service we offer our patients. She completed her Medical Assistant training at Concorde Career Institute in Miramar, FL.

Meet our wonderful team in person by scheduling an appointment with us! Call (908) 524-0063 today to get started.

Behind Every Physical Improvement Is A Powerful Emotional Reward.


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