Meet our Team



Rediscover the true beauty that you are.

Here at Aesthetic Theory Medspa, our staff is comprised of proactive, experienced and life-loving professionals. Our passion for creating a meaningful and relaxing experience for clients is what sets us apart. The team at Aesthetic Theory Medspa, alongside our Medical Director, Malaz Atassi, MD, work hard at their craft, and it truly shows in our treatments and outstanding customer service.


The Team
Malaz Alatassi
Owner, Medical Director Dr. Malaz Alatassi MD, is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He completed medical school in 1997 from Aleppo Medical School. He then moved to the US to finish his training at St. John Hospital, Detroit. He founded his own medical practice and practices out-patient and hospital medicine. He has served multiple terms as chief of staff and is on multiple medical executive committees. His interest in aesthetic medicine began in 2018 when he founded Aesthetic Theory Medspa in 2018.
Liane Wagner
General Manager, RN Nurse Injector Liane is an RN with years of experience in acute care as well as nursing management. She received degrees in nursing at both Davenport University and Schoolcraft College. She also enjoys teaching basic life support (CPR) and furthering her education. Her calm, friendly demeanor and incredible attention to detail will leave you with a great experience and amazing results. She prides herself in helping her clients create a customized treatment plan to achieve their long term aesthetic goals.
Maggie Fisher
RN Nurse Injector, GP Location Manager Maggie obtained her degree in Nursing from Mercy College of Ohio and is a Registered Nurse. Maggie started working for Beaumont Hospital back in 2014 and was introduced to the aesthetics world in 2020 where she started as a front desk and assistant injector for Aesthetic Theory Medspa. Being an assistant injector gave Maggie an understanding for everyday procedures as well as a chance to put her artistic eye to use. Maggie takes pride in participating in continuing education to make sure her clients leave feeling their absolute best. Maggie’s bubbly personality and calmness will make you feel comfortable and confident in her chair.
Sarah McIntee
PA-C, Aesthetic Injector Sarah graduated in 2009 from the Wayne State University Masters in Physician Assistant studies program. Prior to this, she graduated with honors in Biology and Psychology and was commended for her biological research studies. She holds certifications and extensive continued education in microneedling as well as neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
Ashley Decraene
NP-C, Nurse Injector & Medical Weight Loss Specialist Ashley is a nurse practitioner that is certified in cosmetics and weight loss. She has five years of experience in the field of aesthetics. Ashley graduated from Madonna University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Chemistry and a second Bachelor's degree in Nursing. She furthered her education at Spring Arbor University and received a Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ashley spent the earlier part of her career in Oncology at the University of Michigan where she learned to bring a gentle touch, compassion and care to each patient's experience here at Aesthetic Theory. During her free time, Ashley loves to spend time with her family, traveling and being outdoors.
Lori Van Slembrouck
Registered Dietitian Lori is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of knowledge, working with a wide variety of patients ranging from acute care, community health, as well as the fitness industry. She has been able to help patients reach their goals with her experience in both online and in person nutrition counseling, along with teaching local cooking classes. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics along with earning her Masters Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with an emphasis on holistic health. She is always cooking and trying new recipes to share with her patients. Knowing the struggles of weight loss, Lori is very passionate about helping others find long term, sustainable ways to live a happier and healthier life.
Michelle Ghafari
Medical Aesthetician, Aesthetician Manager Michelle is a licensed medical aesthetician and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism before moving to New York. There, she graduated from Make-Up Designory and became a certified Multi-Media Makeup Artist. She later moved to Chicago to further her education at Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute, receiving her esthetics license and graduating at the top of her class. She combines all her skills by working in the beauty industry as she loves promoting confidence and helping others achieve their own goals. Michelle is a versatile aesthetician with a warm and inviting personality. Her ability to care for clients and colleagues, combined with her array of skills makes her a valuable member of the Aesthetic Theory team. When she is off the clock she spends her time with family and friends, travels, explores local cuisines and local bands, and dabbles in photography.
Emma Lauerman
LEAD aESTHETICIAN GP LOCATION Emma is a medical aesthetician at Aesthetic Theory Medspa’s Grosse Pointe location. She has been licensed since 2015, receiving her training from Douglas J. Aveda in Royal Oak, MI. Since then, she has been committed to continuing her education and growing in the industry. Her certifications include Sciton in Halo and BBL, laser hair removal from Candela, and SkinPen. Emma’s passion in aesthetics comes from innovative technology, treatments that are results driven and building the trust from her clients!
Jaime Goga
Aesthetician Jaime is a licensed aesthetician, receiving her training from Douglas J. Aveda in Royal Oak Michigan. Her commitment and desire to pursue aesthetics comes from wanting to help each individual feel beautiful and confident within themselves. Jaime is also assisting with our Medical Weight Loss program in Grosse Pointe. When not working, Jaime enjoys binge watching reality tv with her pup Mini, and getting lost in a good book.
Kendra Gandolfo
Medical Aesthetician Kendra is a licensed medical aesthetician with over 6 years of experience. After working in dermatology, she is excited to join the medspa world of aesthetics. She has a passion for everything skin related. Her favorites are facials, medical grade skincare and laser treatments! Kendra has multiple certifications in Sciton and is very knowledgeable in all things laser. Her hobbies include traveling with her husband, spending time with her dogs, playing video games (with her cat in her lap, gardening and doing her own nails!
OFFICE MANAGER / CLIENT COORDINATOR Morgan has been working in the medical field for over twelve years. Her passion is people. When the opportunity was presented to move to medical aesthetics, she was ready to jump on board! Her favorite thing about working here is seeing everyones reactions as they walk out the door feeling like their very best self. The one treatment that makes Morgan feel like her very best self is Microneedling with PRF. Morgan is always here to help, if you ever need anything make sure to give her a call. When Morgan isn't at the office you can find her outside with her dog or spending time with her family.
Julia Kotas
client coordinator Julia is currently our client coordinator at Aesthetic Theory Medspa. She graduated from high school in 2022, and is currently working towards obtaining a degree in Business Administration. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite treatment is our Hydrafacial with dermaplane. Julia is eager to help all of you meet your skincare goals and needs! Go book with Julia!