Bios

Dr. Jerry Darm, MD

Dr. Darm has practiced aesthetic medicine for the past twenty years, performing over 100,000 laser procedures. Previously, Dr. Darm was a board certified Emergency Medicine physician (ER doctor) with over 25 years experience. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. His medical training was obtained at OHSU. Dr. Darm opened his private practice, Aesthetic Medicine, in 1995. Initially specializing in weight loss, he expanded to include hair removal and rosacea treatments in 1997. Since that time, new services are continually added to promote health, wellness and beauty. Dr Darm has pioneered his own trademark procedures: LaserLift ™ for the treatment of wrinkles, and LipoLift ™ for the treatment of unwanted fat, he is internationally recognized and sought out by patients from all over the world. Dr. Darm enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and grandsons. He enjoy going out on his Pontoon boat and loves to work!

Shana LaMarsh, COO (Chief Operating Officer)

Shana LaMarsh is the Chief Operating Officer at Aesthetic Medicine. She has been involved and contributed to Aesthetic Medicine for over ten years with over 15 years of medical experience.

Shana previously attended the Medical Assisting program at Portland’s Heald College and received her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She also has certifications in each of Aesthetic Medicine’s services as well as additional business and nursing courses from Portland Community College.  Having returned to Aesthetic Medicine as the Business Manager, she found a new passion for the business aspect of Aesthetic Medicine, and combined with her clinical passion, Shana found her true calling.

Dr. Darm has been at the forefront of Aesthetics for over twenty-five years and with  Aesthetic Medicine’s team of dedicated providers and staff, we are looking forward to providing new and improved procedures to enhance the health, wellness, and beauty of the thousands of patients who have supported us over the years and all new patients to come. Shana believes the best part of her job is making patients look and feel their best. She finds it truly rewarding to be a part of their patients’ Aesthetic journey. She is so grateful and excited to be open for patients during these difficult times and appreciates all of your support.

On a personal note, Shana grew up in both Las Vegas, NV, and Portland, Oregon. She is now a long-time and proud resident of Oregon. Aside from her long-term dedication to Aesthetic Medicine, she has three amazing children with her husband, Steve, of 18 years. Her family is everything to her and she says she wouldn’t be here today without all of their unwavering support, especially her husband. Outside of work, her hobbies include camping, hiking, traveling, music, home décor decorating, and gardening.

Shana LaMarsh, COO (Chief Operating Officer)

My name is Shana LaMarsh and I am the Chief Operating Officer here at Aesthetic Medicine. I have been involved and contributed to Aesthetic Medicine for over ten years. Currently, I have over 15 years of medical experience.

Previously I attended the Medical Assisting program at Portland’s Heald College and received my Associate’s Degree in applied Science.  I also have certifications in each of Aesthetic Medicine’s services as well as additional business and nursing courses from Portland Community College.  Having returned to Aesthetic Medicine as the Business Manager, I have found a new passion for the business aspect of Aesthetic Medicine and combined with my clinical passion, I have found my true calling.  Dr Darm has been at the forefront of Aesthetics for over twenty five years and with our team of dedicated providers and staff, we are looking forward to providing new and improved procedures to enhance the health, wellness and beauty of the thousands of patients who have supported us over the years and all new patients to come. The best part about my job is that we are making our patients look and feel their best. It truly is rewarding to be a part of our patients’ Aesthetic journey. We are so grateful and excited to be open for our patients during these difficult times and appreciate all of your support. 

On a personal note, I grew up in both Las Vegas, NV, and Portland, Oregon.  I am now a long-time and proud resident of Oregon.  Aside from my long-term dedication to Aesthetic Medicine, I have three amazing children with my husband, Steve, of 18 years. My family is my everything and I wouldn’t be here today without all of their unwavering support, especially my husband. My hobbies include camping, hiking, traveling, music, home décor decorating, and gardening. 

Dr. Aimee Zawacki, MD

Dr. Zawacki, a family practice board certified physician, has performed over 10,000 procedures at Aesthetic Medicine. She graduated from Western State University of Colorado, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and received her M.D. from Saba University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Southwest Washington Medical Center. She has worked in the Aesthetic Industry for twelve years in Washington and Oregon performing cosmetic procedures like Laser Liposuction, Botox, Fillers, Sclerotherapy, and VNUS closure procedures. She joined Aesthetic Medicine in 2009. She has continued her training both with the manufacturer of the Slim Lipo device and two very prominent physicians in the field of Laser Liposuction. Dr. Zawacki is licensed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Zawacki is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Association. She is an avid skier, world traveler, hiker, and enjoys photography when she is not practicing medicine.

Dr. Zawacki has an experienced team of medical assistants and nurses. The team has been working together for many years. If you should have any questions or concerns her entire team is educated and willing to assist in your patient care.

Dr. Jason Sherbondy

Dr. Jason Sherbondy earned his medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a licensed Naturopathic Physician (ND).  He is passionate about aesthetics and has been injecting dermal fillers and neuromodulators for over a decade.  Dr. Sherbondy enjoys giving patients a natural look and believes in enhancing every patient’s natural beauty.  With his wealth of experience, he has also helped to train other providers in best practices in aesthetics.  Outside of work, his two teacup chihuahuas keep him on his toes.

Dr. Jason Sherbondy

Dr. Jason Sherbondy earned his medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a licensed Naturopathic Physician (ND).  He is passionate about aesthetics and has been injecting dermal fillers and neuromodulators for over a decade.  Dr. Sherbondy enjoys giving patients a natural look and believes in enhancing every patient’s natural beauty.  With his wealth of experience, he has also helped to train other providers in best practices in aesthetics.  Outside of work, his two teacup chihuahuas keep him on his toes.

Salma Faris, PA-C

I am a board certified Physician Assistant (PA) with a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. I have been a PA since 2007. I have a family medicine background and taught Medical Assistant students for several years. I completed an almost two year, hands-on internship here at Aesthetic Medicine. At our office, I perform the tumescent anesthesia for the laser liposuction procedures as well as provide patients with Botox and Laser treatments. You also may see me for your initial consultation and after your lipo surgery for your recheck. My passion for aesthetics runs deep! I really enjoy helping people look and feel their best. It is so rewarding to help build confidence and self-love in others!

 In addition to my passion for aesthetic medicine, I love all things health and wellness. I have been a part-time, certified master group fitness instructor at a local family owned and operated fitness studio for several years.  I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with my husband and three young children. My motto is to enjoy life to the fullest!

Stephanie Anders, Lead Surgical Medical Assistant

Stephanie Anders is the Lead Surgical Medical Assistant here at Aesthetic Medicine. After many years in the real estate field, she decided to make a long-awaited career change.  She earned her Associates of Science degree, with honors, from Pioneer Pacific College and has worked at Aesthetic Medicine ever since.  She knew from the start that she wanted to work in the aesthetics environment.  She finds that aesthetics has the capacity to bring out people’s inner beauty.  She loves her job and has never had such a fulfilling experience working anywhere else.  She looks forward to each day and the life changing smiles on her patient’s faces.  “When people decide to do something that they finally feel like they have the right to deserve (we all deserve to be happy) , it changes not only their lives, but the lives of those around them in such a positive way.  This is where I find my joy.”

Stephanie Anders, Lead Surgical Medical Assistant

Stephanie Anders is the Lead Surgical Medical Assistant here at Aesthetic Medicine. After many years in the real estate field, she decided to make a long-awaited career change.  She earned her Associates of Science degree, with honors, from Pioneer Pacific College and has worked at Aesthetic Medicine ever since.  She knew from the start that she wanted to work in the aesthetics environment.  She finds that aesthetics has the capacity to bring out people’s inner beauty.  She loves her job and has never had such a fulfilling experience working anywhere else.  She looks forward to each day and the life changing smiles on her patient’s faces.  “When people decide to do something that they finally feel like they have the right to deserve (we all deserve to be happy) , it changes not only their lives, but the lives of those around them in such a positive way.  This is where I find my joy.”

April Sharpe, Lead Medical Assistant

Joined Aesthetic Medicine in 2015 as a student from Concorde College completing her clinical hours and was officially hired in January 2016 as a Medical Assistant. 

Over the years of shadowing, training and performing Laser Procedures, training staff in multiple departments of the practice making her the Lead Aesthetic Medical Assistant and Laser Safety Officer.

She finds fulfillment in helping patients feel and look amazing. Her philosophy is, “patient care comes first!”

April is Portland born and raised, currently lives in Vancouver, WA. When not at work she enjoys adventures with her husband and dog, spontaneous trips, hiking, outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.