Meet L. Patrick Miller, M.D.
A native of South Dakota. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of South Dakota and received his medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his general surgery residency in 1985 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After attaining his general surgery residency he was in active duty in the United States Naval Reserve from 1985-1991. During this time, he completed his plastic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 1989.(more)
Dr. Miller was an attending general surgeon at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina from 1985-1987 and an attending plastic surgeon at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California from 1989-1991. After his honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Miller started his private practice in Aiken, South Carolina and specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 1996, he moved to Sioux Falls and joined the staff at Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota. Dr. Miller is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the South Dakota State Medical Association. Dr. Miller is on staff at Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, SiouxLand Surgery Center in Dakota Dunes and Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton and Prairie Lakes Hospital and Mallard Pointe Surgical Center in Watertown. Dr. Miller’s practice includes the entire scope of plastic and reconstructive surgery, especially breast reconstruction, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenation. He lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Beth and their four children.
Meet J. Anthony Breit, M.D.
A native of Sioux Falls, S.D. He attended the University of South Dakota and received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, S.D. He completed his general surgery residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA in 2003 and his plastic surgery residency at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN in 2005. During his residency he received the Latchem-Phillips-Schropp Award. This esteemed award is given to the outstanding chief resident for manifesting the highest standards of medical training, medical skills and caring relationships with patients and colleagues.(more)
He is board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, AMA, and a member of the South Dakota State Medical Association. He joined the practice of Plastic Surgery Associates of S.D. in July 2005. He is on staff at the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Health, all in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Spencer Hosptial, Siouxland Surgical Center in Dakota Dunes, S.D., Mercy Medical Center, and Unity Point-St. Lukes both in Sioux City. His practice includes the entire scope of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis in breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and facial rejuvenation. He strives for perfection in the operating room as well as developing an honest and sincere rapport with all of his patients. Dr. Breit grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D. and is happy to be relocated back in his hometown. He has three children. He enjoys playing competitive tennis, snow skiing, hunting, fishing, and reading.
Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota, Ltd was founded in 1984 by Dr. David Witzke and Dr. Vaughn Meyer.
Both Dr. Witzke and Dr. Meyer were board certified in 1985 by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and shortly after began the only burn unit in South Dakota.
Dr. Witzke passed away on August 18, 2007, after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with colon cancer.
Dr. Meyer retired in December of 2014 and became extremely busy with grandchildren, traveling, book club membership as well as playing pickleball and bridge. The Meyers loved spending time at their lake cabin and were also very good community stewards dedicated to several philanthropic endeavors. Dr. Meyer passed away on December 25, 2018, after a heartbreaking airplane accident.
35 years later Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota, Ltd continues to build on the original model of providing patients with our services with the utmost respect and dignity.
Meet Kelsey Isaacson, Physician Assistant
Kelsey attended undergrad at Baylor University with a degree in Health Science Studies. She then received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Kelsey performs the laser tattoo removal and laser resurfacing at our office and also assists our surgeons in surgery. She now lives in Sioux Falls with her husband. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family.
Meet Alison Serck, Nurse Practitioner
Ali attended Augustana University where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing and started working as an RN with Sanford Hospitals in the Intensive Care Unit. She then joined Plastic Surgery Associates and Rivers Edge Aesthetic Surgery in 2013 as an RN and Director of Nursing. She pursued her master’s degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated as a Certified Nurse Practitioner in May of 2018. Ali performs cosmetic injections with neurotoxins and dermal fillers, chemical peels, micro needling, as well as laser treatments for facial resurfacing and tattoo removal. She also assists our surgeons in surgery and performs skin evaluations and lesion removal. Ali is passionate about health and fitness, traveling, and enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and friends. She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband Carl, daughter Blakely, and their Labrador retriever.
Meet Jodi Pierret, Clinic Manager
She joined Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota in 1991, back when Drs. Meyer and Witzke were the senior partners. As a 26-year senior staff member and successful women in business, Jodi now oversees the day to day activities for their main office in Sioux Falls plus the other 5 regions they practice. She is a native South Dakotan growing up in Brandon and after high school, attended and is a graduate of Black Hills State in Spearfish. She resides in Sioux Falls with her husband Paul and daughter Megan and they all enjoy traveling, adventurous activities and the outdoors.
Meet Our Clinical Staff
Meet Jenny Braun, RN Injector
Jenny earned an Associates degree in Nuclear Medicine from STI in 1999 and worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 13 years. During her time as a tech, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Sioux Falls in 2003. She then decided to make a career change and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University in 2014. She has worked as a Registered Nurse since that time at a local hospital before joining Plastic Surgery Associates in April of 2017. (more)
Jenny lives north of Sioux Falls on a farm her husband and 2 daughters. She loves being outdoors and enjoys snow skiing, the Black Hills, vacations, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.
Meet Rebecca, RN Injector
Rebecca is originally from Princeton, MN and attended school at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She was employed at a local hospital for 5 years before coming on board at Plastic Surgery Associates. She has always been drawn to plastic surgery and that interest continued to increase throughout her nursing career. Rebecca enjoys being outdoors, riding horse and long walks on the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Eric, and their extremely spoiled dogs, Miss Bella and Spartacus Allen.
Meet Kelsey Wire, ST
Kelsey is originally from Madison, SD and attended school at Southeast Tech. She was employed at a local hospital for 7 years before coming on board at Plastic Surgery Associates. Kelsey has been working at Plastic Surgery Associates for over 2 years now but has been working in our general anesthesia operating room for 5 and 1/2 years. She has always had a passion for Plastic Surgery ever since her first job. Kelsey enjoys being outdoors, going to sporting events and spending time with her husband, Monte and their daughter, Madelyn along with their very spoiled dog.
Meet Amanda Miles, PCT
Meet Our Administrative Staff
Meet Jeff Heimensen
Meet Jami Nelson RN, CANS, CPSN
Jami is our Registered nurse who has been with PSA since June of 2000 and manages our Dakota Dunes office while also running our Yankton outreach clinic. Jami has always had a passion and an eye for facial aesthetics. Her career as a Nurse Injector began in 2007 with courses at the Esthetic Skin Institute in Florida where she was trained in neurotoxins, cosmetic fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and skin care. Since then, she has taken numerous advanced training courses to become one of the areas most advanced and respected Nurse Injectors. (more)
Since 2013, Jami has also served as a faculty member for American Academy of Facial Esthetic. With AAFE, she travels the country to give hands-on
training and education to other medical professionals wanting to learn the necessary skills.
Before becoming a nurse, Jami attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. She graduated in 1992 as a Surgical Technologist. She moved to the Sioux City area and worked in surgery for 14 years, before joining us as a Certified Surgical Technician (CST). Soon after she became a Certified First Assistant which qualified her to assist the surgeons in surgical procedures. While continuing to work for Plastic Surgery Associates, returned to nursing school at St. Lukes College of Nursing and graduated in 2005. She is certified as a Plastic Surgery Nurse (CPSN) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. With her education and experience as a Surgical Technologist, Registered Nurse, Surgical Assistant, and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, our clients can confidently be assured that she possesses the qualities and knowledge necessary for providing the best possible care.