Meet Dr. Tannan

Dr. Shruti C. Tannan is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an added sub-specialty certification in hand surgery. Dr. Tannan is a long-time resident of the Triangle in North Carolina. She is proud to be an active member of both of the top-tier plastic surgery organizations in the US: The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

After graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics high school in Durham, Dr. Tannan completed her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was honored with numerous awards, most notably induction into the prestigious medical group, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). Residency training in plastic surgery took her to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she excelled in both technical skills and educating medical students. She received recognition there with induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the School of Medicine Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, among other honors.

Many procedures in plastic surgery, such as breast surgery, involve complex techniques taking tissue from one part of the body and transplanting to another part. They often involve microvascular surgery using an operating microscope to sew together vessels as small as 1-2 mm. To further establish herself as an expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Tannan completed fellowship training in microvascular and hand surgery at the world-renowned Hand Center of San Antonio in Texas. There she trained with leaders in plastic, reconstructive, hand and orthopaedic surgery.


Meet Krisitie Foushee RN

She has been a dedicated caregiver since she began volunteering at UNC Hospitals every summer as a teenager. After becoming a volunteer EMT, she went on to Nursing School and graduated from Alamance Community College in 1991. She began her nursing career as a Tar Heel. After working at UNC in inpatient vascular surgery, she transitioned into caring for complex patients in the post-anesthesia surgical recovery unit, and eventually, surgery clinics. With her extensive experience in vascular surgery, she became very interested in treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In 1999, Kristie became the Director of UNC Vein Clinic where she treated hundreds of patients for spider veins on the legs and face.

As a leader in Vascular Nursing, she played a critical role in setting up Vascular Programs at major medical centers including: Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, the Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates in Charleston, SC, Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC and Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Through this leadership, she has been able to impact patient care all over the Southeast, so everyone can have access to excellent vascular care. She became a Certified Vascular Nurse Study Coordinator for multiple FDA clinical trials and has given presentations at national vascular surgery meetings. She is a founding member of the North Carolina Vascular Nurse Association and served as President in 2003-2004 and President Elect in 2002-2003.


Meet the Team

Yoli Pacheco - Tannan Plastic Surgery
Yoli Pacheco 

Patient Care Coordinator

Yoli puts patients at ease with over 20 years of experience in caring for patients in many roles. She has been a scrub tech in the operating room and is now the scheduler, coordinating care for patients having plastic surgery. Yoli has a kind heart and a keen understanding of the surgical journey. Involved in all aspects of patient interaction, Yoli works side by side with Dr. Tannan. Yoli meets with patients after their one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tannan. She provides tours of the on-site operating room. She shares specific information regarding scheduling plastic surgery and payment options and is available for questions after the consultation.

Christi Hughes - Tannan Plastic Surgery
Christi Hughes

Surgical Technician

Christi brings 20 years of experience as a surgical technician in plastic surgery. Her talent and expertise make her an integral and valuable member of our team here at Tannan Plastic Surgery. Christi is passionate about delivering the highest level of care to each and every one of her patients. Our patients appreciate her reassuring words and calm demeanor from the operating room to recovery.

Jamie Cruz, CNA

Clinical Assistant

Jamie’s natural calmness and friendly demeanor bring reassurance to our patients as she helps them navigate their pre- and post-surgical process. With 12+ years in UNC Hospital’s medicine intensive care unit, she utilizes her extensive clinical experience as she works alongside Doctor Tannan. As a Clinical Assistant, Jamie performs a wide array of administrative and clinical tasks, from supporting Dr. Tannan’s clinical care to coordinating medical records and scheduling.

Eiline Gonzalez - Tannan Plastic Surgery
Eiline Gonzalez

Front Desk

One of the friendly and reassuring voices at our office that you first hear over the phone belongs to the lovely Eiline. Her generous heart and welcoming personality are ready to greet you the moment you walk through our doors. Eiline’s organizational skills keep our front desk humming, and she finds joy in putting people at ease. Fluent in Spanish, she is readily available to translate for patients during consultations, over the phone and for our staff whenever needed.

Eiline loves how plastic surgery “helps people enhance their beauty and make them feel happier in their own skin.” Her upbeat, can-do attitude is just what we all need right now!

Sami Skipwith-Pickard

Front Desk

Sami’s smiling, face is often a patient’s first interaction with Tannan Plastic Surgery. She brings a wealth of kindness, compassion and experience to the front desk. Her knowledge and ability to comfort put all at ease, and her organizational and communication skills help this office hum!

Maeghan Sutton, RN, BSN 

Operating Room Nurse

Maeghan provides compassionate care seamlessly from the clinic to the operating room. As a Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience in the United States and abroad, she is vocal patient advocate. Maeghan’s clinical support and thoughtful approach to our patients before, during and after surgery constitute a vital part of the Tannan Plastic Surgery experience.