With a devoted and caring group of staff members and plastic surgeons, CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery is fortunate to offer people interested in plastic surgery in Syracuse, NY, high-quality, personal care in a warm and welcoming environment.
Beth Phillips – Registered Physician Assistant
Beth began her medical career in 1985 as an EMT working for Hayes Ambulance in Cortland, NY while still in college earning her Bachelors degree in Biology . She also worked at Cortland Memorial Hospital as a phlebotomist, EKG and cardiac rehab technician in order to gain the experience needed for PA school requirements.
In 1989, she attended Albany Medical College for PA school where she graduated with honors. Her first position as a PA was at Cortland Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Room. She then worked at SJHHC as a surgical PA and house officer. Her primary position was in general, thoracic and vascular surgery. She also frequently assisted and provided nighttime coverage for surgical subspecialties including plastic surgery, urology, cardiovascular, orthopedic and neurosurgery. She became the coordinator for the surgical PA service responsible for overseeing all of the surgical PAs at the hospital. She was adjunct faculty for the LeMoyne college PA Program as the preceptor for PA students during their general surgery rotations at SJHHC.
In 2000, Beth left the hospital setting and worked privately with Dr. Arthur Vercillo performing general surgical procedures with a strong focus in breast and thyroid surgery. As Dr Vercillo’s career transitioned to less clinical time, Beth chose to accept a position that allowed her more operating time and hands-on patient care. In 2005, she began working with Dr Deboni in his growing plastic surgery practice. She is a contributing writer for the Women of Upstate New York Magazine and has been writing monthly articles highlighting current topics in plastic surgery since 2015.
She brings a wealth of insight and experience to our practice. Working with Dr Deboni for over 13 years, she specializes in both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Her expertise in facial fillers, fat grafting and Botox have resulted in patients from all over central NY seeking her out for treatment. Beth has attended numerous advanced courses in fillers and Botox, and has completed the Allergan Master Injector training. Her combination of finesse and cutting edge techniques creates soft, natural results that her patients love. Additionally, Beth works side by side with Dr Deboni in the operating room, bringing a female perspective to their surgical procedures.
Kristyna Giancola – Registered Physician Assistant
Kristyna Giancola, RPA-C, has years of experience as both a surgical and nonsurgical physician’s assistant which gives her unique insight and skill to provide compassionate, expert care to the patients of our Syracuse plastic surgery practice. Kristyna earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland, after which she completed 2 years of medical research at Johns Hopkins University. She began her physician’s assistant training at SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York in 2011. After graduation, she began working in the emergency room at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse where she developed a keen interest in repairing the many complex lacerations that are part of emergency room care. She continued to hone her surgical skills in the emergency room, and in 2014, she joined Dr. Gregory Baum, a well-known cosmetic plastic surgeon in Syracuse and upstate New York. Through her work with Dr. Baum, Kristyna has developed extensive knowledge and experience with cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. She assists Dr. Baum in the operating room and helps to care for patients in the preoperative and postoperative stages of their care. Kristyna has also received extensive training in nonsurgical rejuvenation of the face, including the use of Botox/Xeomin/Dysport and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and others.
Kristyna played lacrosse at Stevenson University and on the Czech Republic national team, speaks both English and Czech, and brings a unique, fresh, female perspective to Dr. Baum’s practice.
- Certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants in 2013
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies–SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
- Bachelor of Science-Biology, Stevenson University, Baltimore, Maryland
- Licensed and registered New York State physician assistant
- Affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New York State Society of Physician Assistants
Catherine Cashier RN – Office Manager
With 25 years of business, management, and operating room nursing experience, Cathy came to work for Drs. Anthony Deboni and Gregory Baum. As office manager, Cathy oversees all aspects of the doctors’ practice. Call her with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your plastic surgery procedures in the Syracuse area, or any of the services the practice can provide.