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Amy Miller, MD

Amy Miller, MD

Anesthesiologist

For the last 28 years Dr. Miller has dedicated herself to the practice of anesthesia. First earning her Doctor of Medicine from Ohio State University in 1992, she completed her Internship in Internal Medicine at The Christ Hospital and Residencies in Anesthesiology at Allegheny General Hospital and the Ohio State University Hospitals from 1993 – 1996. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1997. Dr. Miller continued practicing anesthesia in Ohio and served as an Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, at the Ohio State University Hospitals until 1998 when she moved to the Vail Valley. At that time she joined Vail Valley Anesthesia/Vail Anesthesia Associates until 2011, and then Peak Anesthesia from 2012 until present. Dr. Miller is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists.

Kurt Gabrielson, CRNA

Kurt Gabrielson, CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Kurt has been practicing anesthesia for more than 23 years. He earned a Master’s degree in Nurse Anesthesia from the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia in 1997, following his 1993 nursing degree. While in Minnesota he worked as a staff CRNA at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN, performing anesthesia for all specialties. Moving to Colorado in 2008, Kurt worked as a staff CRNA at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, CO until he joined Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care in 2019. Kurt is board certified and a member of the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.

Leslie do Pico, CRNA

Leslie do Pico, CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Leslie has been practicing anesthesia for more than 16 years. Graduating from Barry University Nurse Anesthesia Program in Miami, FL in 2004, she received her clinical training at Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women & Children. From 2004-2017 she worked as a CRNA for Greater Florida Anesthesiologists in Clearwater, FL and joined Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care and Anesthesia Partners of Colorado in 2018 when she relocated to the Vail Valley. Leslie is board certified by the National Board of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Anesthetists.

Heather Viola, PA-C

Heather Viola, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Surgical Director

As Physician Assistant and Surgical Director, Heather’s extensive work experience ensures the health and safety of our patients by conducting peri-operative medical care to optimize and prepare patients for surgery, as well as helping to perform their post-operative and clinical care. Additionally, she is responsible for coordinating the Surgical Team and assisting Drs. Mangat and Copit in surgery. Having worked in health care for more than 23 years, Heather joined Mangat Plastic Institute and Skin Care in 2018 after working for 13 years in orthopaedic surgery at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. There, she specialized in hand and microvascular surgery, orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine, and integrative pain management. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology with a minor in Biochemistry (President’s Leadership Class, Kittredge Honors Program, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society, Dean’s List, Wardenburg Student Health Center Leadership) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Heather earned her Physician Assistant degree at Stanford University Medical Center. She is board certified and licensed in Colorado and is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Lindsey Saiz, CST, SFA

Lindsey Saiz, CST, SFA

Surgical Assistant

Bringing 15 years of surgery experience to Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care, Lindsey began her medical career in 2006 as a certified Surgical Technologist at Vail Health’s Surgery Center and the Steadman Clinic. Her scope of surgical experience is extensive, having worked in general surgery, trauma, OBGyn, urology, plastics, orthopedics and sports medicine. In 2012, Lindsey obtained her First Assistance License, after which she joined Vail Valley Oral and Maxiolfacial Surgery in 2014, where she worked until 2018 when she joined the team at Mangat Plastic Surgery as a Surgery Assistant. Lindsey is a board certified and Colorado licensed Surgical Technologist and Surgical First Assistant.

Meriwether Palmer, RN

Meriwether Palmer, RN

Registered Nurse

For more than forty years, nursing has been Meriwether’s lifelong passion. Having begun her career as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner and OR Technician, she graduated from the Community College of Denver as a Registered Nurse in 1980. Meriwether worked as an RN at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver before moving to the mountains in 1982, where she joined Vail Health as a surgical nurse and worked in orthopedics, general obstetrics and trauma. Meriwether has been a member of the Mangat Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care surgical team since 2007. Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Colorado, she is also certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

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