Our Staff

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Supporting plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Weinberg at our Toronto-area practice is a proficient, supportive staff of medical and administrative professionals. Their friendly faces and warm demeanors put our patients at ease and keep Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic and Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic running smoothly. Here, get to know the indispensable staff members who work hard to bring the best to our patients every day.

To visit with us in person, call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment onlinerequest an appointment online. Royal College-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Laura Schiffer

Dr. Laura Schiffer

Medical Injector

Dr. Schiffer earned her medical degree from McMaster Medical School before receiving board certification in neurology. She also completed a fellowship in facial pain at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital before beginning practice in 1996.

Dr. Schiffer has many years of experience with prescription wrinkle injection having used these products for many therapeutic indications in the field of neurology. She began injecting to treat migraines, chronic headaches, and facial spasms and gradually amassed tremendous experience injecting for cosmetic purposes. With the assistance of her husband, Dr. Michael Weinberg, Dr. Schiffer has gone on to perfect her skills in other injectables such as hyaluronic acid fillers. She's even undergone professional training with Allergan and Medicis, 2 manufacturers of today's most popular injectables.

Thanks to her years of experience, Dr. Schiffer has amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding injectable treatments and other skincare options, and her gentle approach and natural-looking results have earned her a following among Toronto and Mississauga-area patients.

Our Nursing Staff

We are very proud of our highly-trained and exceptionally-experienced nursing staff. Our operating room and surgical recovery room is staffed by only registered nurses who have undergone rigorous training in surgical nursing. Our OR nurses are graduates of prestigious institutions across Canada, and include a previous head of Plastic Surgical Nursing at William Osler Hospital, a previous head of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and a prior member of Women's College Hospital Board of Directors. Several of them continue to work in the operating room at Trillium Health Centre when they are not in our OR. Together they make for a wonderful team, and can offer the best support and care to our patients before, during and after surgery.

We also have highly qualified injection nurses on our staff, who have trained with all the major injection companies including Allergan and Medicis®. They work alongside Dr. Weinberg learning the most up-to-date and safest injection techniques and have attended the top injection meetings and educational sessions.

Candice Balkowski

Candice Balkowski, Head Nurse

Head Nurse

Candice began her interest in nursing when she first volunteered for the Victoria Order of Nurses, studied for her personal support worker role, moved on to college and obtained her Registered Practical Nursing (RPN) and finally attended university and graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN). Her rich and diverse nursing experience includes areas of practice such as Palliative, Community Care, Fertility and Operating Room nursing.

Candice was born in South Africa and has been in Canada for 18 years. She loves Coke Zero and Doritos! And has two little Dachshunds (weiner dogs) called Roxie and Rufus.

Sandy Melo

Sandy Melo, Office Manager & Surgical Coordinator

Office Manager & Surgical Coordinator

With more than 15 years of experience in the medical field, Sandy has been proudly serving our practice since 2012. As practice manager, she is responsible for overall operations of the office, supervising our staff, and managing day-to-day responsibilities.

Sandy also coordinates our surgical procedures. She works closely with Dr. Weinberg during the initial consultation and helps guide our patients through their pre- and postoperative periods. She has the knowledge and experience to make your journey and decisions more comfortable. Her kind, caring personality helps ease patient concerns.

Sandy has an excellent working relationship with both staff and patients, and she's committed to patient satisfaction in order to keep our practice running smoothly.

Susane Moldvan

Susane Moldvan, Medical Aesthetician

Medical Aesthetician

Susane has practiced as a medical aesthetician for more than 13 years. Her extensive skincare experience is unrivaled, and she takes a special interest in laser hair removal and IPL treatments. Susane is also the original creator of the "medical facial." Her advanced training and knowledge have allowed her to educate her clients about the safest and most effective treatments available today.

Melissa Belanger

Melissa Belanger, Receptionist


Melissa joined our team eager to learn and grow. She enjoys assisting our physicians and caring for patients while developing an understanding of their unique needs. Melissa's goal is to ensure a pleasant experience for all of our patients.

Her personable and enthusiastic attitude has a dynamic ability to make everyone feel at ease. From the moment a patient enters the office, he or she is greeted with Melissa's friendly smile and sparkling personality — whether it's his or her very first visit or a regular skincare treatment.

Lucy Cordeiro

Lucy Cordeiro, Administrative Assistant & Patient Coordinator

Administrative Assistant & Patient Coordinator

Lucy joined the practice in December 2007. She's worked in various capacities over the years, and she's especially skilled at front desk support, such as registration, scheduling, and collecting patient information. Her personable attitude helps everyone around her feel at ease, and Lucy's devotion is a true asset to our patients.

Lusiana Toste

Lusiana Toste, Front Office Support

Front Office Support

Lusiana greets our patients warmly both in person and on the telephone. She combines her unending kindness with many years of customer service experience to make your visit pleasant and effortless. Her gentleness and devotion are true assets for our patients and staff alike.

Lusiana is fluent in both English and Romanian.

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The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.