Meet the Team

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John C. Lee, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Medical Director of New England Plastic Surgery Center & Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Dr. John C. Lee is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Waterford, Connecticut. Dr. Lee practices a full spectrum of reconstructive surgery while maintaining a focus on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Lee’s commitment to the care of his patients is unsurpassed. Dr. Lee is a dedicated surgeon who pursues perfection and takes great pride in his work. He opened Sirena Medical Aesthetics adjacent to his surgical practice in October 2017 to offer non-surgical options for age correction, fat reduction, and skin care.  When Dr. Lee is not busy at work he enjoys activities with his wife and two young children, including skiing, traveling, going to museums and he has a great appreciation for art and history.  


Jenine D. Gesino, PA-C

Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics

Advanced Injector

Jenine is a certified surgical Physician Assistant (PA-C) with over 20 years of experience in Plastic Surgery and 6 years in-office based aesthetic procedures including laser,  skin care, and anti-aging injectable treatments.  Jenine has a fine-tuned aesthetic eye and pays incredible attention to detail because she is so passionate about this field. She has had extended training in all aspects of medical aesthetics. Jenine's continued research on the best techniques and treatments.

Jenine believes in providing a fantastic experience to all of her clients with custom consultations for every individual.  She offers a professional, relaxed environment and empowers her patients with the education and treatments to defy the aging process. When Jenine is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and twin teens, coaching basketball, staying fit, traveling, and raiding the Coach outlet! 



Laura Scarpa Regnere, BSN, RN

Practice Manager of New England Plastic Surgery Center + Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Coolsculpting Specialist

Laura has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 and has experience in many areas of the nursing field but openly admits that she is now working at her dream job with  Sirena Medical Aesthetics & New England Plastic Surgery Center.  Not only does she manage both practices but she also is a CoolSculpting Specialist. CoolSculpting is the #1 non-surgical fat reduction device, and Laura has extensive training from CoolSculpting University, a specialty training program. She also has an artistic eye which transcends into her consultations. She is friendly, honest, and loves to educate people about what Sirena Med Spa can offer them to look and feel their best. And don't be surprised if you see her artwork around the office (Look for the mermaids)!  



Chris Comfort MSN, CMSRN

Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Laser Nurse, Certification in Medical Microneedling + Chemical Peels

Chris has been a Registered Nurse since 2002. He has worked at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on a medical/surgical unit for over 16 years. Chris received his Masters in Nursing Education in 2016. He loves to challenge himself and learn new things. He happened to get into cosmetics when he was approached by Dr. Danielle Duke in Mystic, CT because of his severe acne. He started working as a Laser Nurse and instantly fell in love with helping people feel better about themselves. Chris worked for Dr. Duke at Coastal Dermatology for 11 years until the doctor retired and closed the practice. At Sirena Medical Aesthetics, Chris will be preforming multiple treatments, including laser hair removal, chemical peels, and microneedling. In his downtime, Chris is an avid concert-goer and loves to travel – especially to New York City!

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Elizabeth Bickford, GN

New England Plastic Surgery
Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Graduated Nurse
Patient Care Coordinator

Elizabeth is the Front Desk Specialist and Patient Care Coordinator for Sirena Medical Aesthetics & New England Plastic Surgery Center.  She will be scheduling appointments, managing the product reward programs, making social media posts and assisting the providers on the Sirena Med Spa side of the practice. Elizabeth has a knack for detail and organizes the "behind the scenes" aspects of the Med Spa. Elizabeth recently finished her Nursing degree and will also be taking advanced education courses relating to the products we offer at Sirena Med Spa.  When Elizabeth is not at work she enjoys listening to live music, traveling, skiing, field hockey, and spending time with her family and friends including her furry friends. 

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Nadia Lindstrom

New England Plastic Surgery
Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Front Desk Specialist

Nadia is the Front Desk Specialist for New England Plastic Surgery Center. She grew up in Westchester, New York but after moving to Connecticut in 2018, she is slowly becoming a New Englander. Nadia loves to learn new things, so after studying Journalism and Italian and working in customer service and sales, Nadia completely switched gears and is starting out in the medical industry. Nadia has a 20lb cat named Oscar Meatball, a step-dog named Gracy, and a new puppy named Frankie. When she is not at work, you can find her at Target or the zoo, binge watching tv shows, or planning her next costume for Comic Con.


Sarah Leslie, MA

New England Plastic Surgery Center

Medical Assistant/Surgical Coordinator

Sarah is the Medical Assistant for Dr. Lee on the surgical side of the office, New England Plastic Surgery Center. She coordinates surgeries with Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and Middlesex Hospital, assists with skin procedures, and schedules appointments. She has recently certified as an EMT-B. After working in a dermatology and internal medicine office for one year, she is excited to join the team at New England Plastic Surgery Center. Between her energetic two-year old toddler and her cat appropriately named “Monster”, life is never boring! When not at work, she spends her time enjoying her baby and aspiring to be a writer.