Meet Your Patient Care Team
Our team of compassionate professionals will help guide you through your journey. Our staff includes two breast cancer survivors who are also former patients of Dr. Fisher. They serve our patients as navigators and care coordinators, having been through breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction themselves. Dr. Fisher is the only plastic surgeon in Austin, TX with breast cancer survivors on her team. Our staff also includes a skilled nurse practitioner with 12 years of patient care experience, as well as a full-time insurance specialist knowledgeable in all insurance types. As a team we strive to provide high-quality, compassionate care to every patient.
Sandy has a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, Illinois, and has worked in aesthetic medicine for over seven years. Her focus is on giving patients a natural, rejuvenated appearance through comprehensive treatment plans to improve facial contours, reduce fine lines, and improve skin quality. She specializes in Botox, fillers, chemical peels and resurfacing lasers. Follow her on Facebook to see what she’s up to this week!
After living in Iowa thirteen years, Sandy returned to Austin, planning to make it her forever home. She enjoys spending time with friends exploring all the city and the Hill Country have to offer. She also likes to check out parks and trails with her dog, appropriately named “Austin.”
Rebecca Risher is a native Austinite. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating in 2000 with High Honors from the Physician Assistant program. She then completed her masters in PA studies in 2002. She first began working with Dr. Fisher in 2014. Prior to plastics and reconstructive surgery, she worked in cardiovascular surgery, gaining extensive surgical training and patient care experience. Rebecca works alongside Dr. Fisher, assisting in the operating room and providing post-operative care and education to their patients. She is an experienced practitioner specially trained in reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, as well as non-invasive procedures, such as dermal fillers and Botox®. Rebecca is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed through the Texas Medical Board.
Rebecca found a passion for taking care of breast cancer patients after her mother was diagnosed and underwent breast cancer treatment. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga and spending time with her dog.
Claire, Director of Communications & Patient Care Coordinator
A native of Santa Barbara, California who moved to Austin in 2010, Claire is a breast cancer survivor and former patient of Dr. Fisher’s. She has personal experience with bilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction and treatment for breast cancer, including chemotherapy and radiation. Claire is very active in the breast cancer community, particularly as a volunteer for Austin’s Breast Cancer Resource Center, as a member of the New York-based breast cancer organization Young Survival Coalition, and as a trained Young Advocate with Philadelphia-based Living Beyond Breast Cancer. As our patient care coordinator, Claire enjoys connecting Dr. Fisher’s breast cancer patients with free resources in the community, from financial and insurance assistance to support groups and help with every-day tasks such as grocery shopping, house cleaning, and travel to doctor’s appointments. She is a staunch believer that no one should face breast cancer alone. In her role as communications director, Claire leads the practice’s community outreach efforts and manages our website and social media presence. She has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
When she’s not at the office, Claire spends her time teaching and performing flamenco dance, which she has done for over 22 years, and writing about the arts for publications including the Austin American-Statesman and Arts+Culture Texas. Claire is also a fluent Spanish speaker.
Julie, Cosmetic Coordinator
Julie is a recent breast cancer survivor and former patient of Dr. Fisher’s. Her personal experience through this process has set the stage for her to participate as a volunteer for the Breast Cancer Resource Center’s AsSisters program, as well as being involved in several of BCRC’s fundraising events. Julie has a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Allied Health Resources from Texas State University. Working with Dr. Fisher and the patients who come through the office has brought Julie full circle back to her roots and love of the healthcare world.
Outside of the office, Julie is busy with her husband and two active kids, as well as playing tennis in leagues around the city. Her favorite tagline is “Choose to be amazing!”
Nichole, Clinic Coordinator
As our surgical office administrator, Nichole is the one who connects our practice to our patients. She is the first smiling face to greet you at the front desk and is the welcoming voice to answer and direct your calls. Nichole has worked in the healthcare field for over 17 years. Her experience has included working in mental health, radiology, and neurology before switching over to a career in her new passion, the field of plastic surgery.
Nichole moved to Austin in 1993 and is proud to call Austin home. Outside the office, Nichole enjoys spending time with her family and is very involved with her children’s extracurricular activities. With her bright smile and upbeat personality, Nichole is the person you can go to for any questions as you start your journey with our practice.