Staff Overview

A committed group of professionals with combined decades of experience back up our clinicians, and together we provide the best possible results to patients. Meet the team who is committed to giving you your best, most youthful, and gorgeous complexion yet. With our Jedi Master, Dr. Steven Swengel, who has over 30 years of experience in surgical and aesthetic dermatology, RefinedMD always puts patients first and we’d love to introduce you to the entire team.

We are not a one-trick pony. In fact, the depth of our services is designed to meet the lofty goals of our medical and cosmetic dermatology patients. From medical treatments including acne/acne scarring and annual skin exams, to confidence-boosting cosmetic treatments including Botox, injectable fillers, and laser skin rejuvenation, you can trust we have the perfect blend of technology and science for you and your skin. Additionally, we love adding new products and services and you’ll want to talk to our providers about what’s new and amazing. Most recently, we are in love with fat reduction treatments and patients are trusting us to take care their most intimate needs with feminine rejuvenation. Give us a call today to learn more and meet our team – (408) 688-2082.

RefinedMD Providers

Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Steven Swengel | RefinedMD, Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Steven Swengel

Dr. Steven Swengel is a board certified Dermatologist trained in Mohs surgery, and he’s spent over 30 years bringing surgical precision to cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Swengel founded RefinedMD in 2012 with the goal of providing outcome-driven treatments with the best technologies and care. All new lasers are personally tested by Dr. Swengel, so you never have to wait for cutting-edge treatments.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sudeep Roy | RefinedMD, Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Sudeep Roy

Dr. Sudeep Roy is a double board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon educated at Stanford University. As a facial surgery expert, Dr. Roy specializes in all facets of facial plastic surgery, including facelift, necklift, upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lifts, rhinoplasty, hair transplants, and more. Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Hindi, and Bengali, his multi-lingual capabilities are a wonderful complement to the patient experience.

Vera Lee, NP-C | RefinedMD, Los Gatos, CA

Vera Lee, NP-C

Vera Lee is a board-certified nurse practitioner who focuses on both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Vera helps patients manage a variety of medical dermatology issues such as eczema, acne, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, vitiligo, warts, and skin cancer screenings. Cosmetic specialties include Botox, laser treatments, and microneedling.

Alice Hwang | RefinedMD Los Gatos CA

Alice Hwang, MSN, FNP-C

Alice Hwang is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who received specialty training in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Alice has always had a passion for aesthetics and the science behind it. From performing medical surgeries, to delivering lasers such as BBL and Clear and Brilliant, and Botox injections, Alice truly cares for her patients and strives to exceed their expectations.


Alexandra Clancy, MMS, PA-C

Alexandra Clancy, MMS, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant (PA). Alex’s ample experience with complex surgical procedures and patients set the foundation for a career focused on precision, attention to detail, and confidence. Alex is most passionate about Botox, dermal fillers, and facial plastic surgery to help patients look and feel their best.


Rachelle Perez, RN

Rachelle Perez is a Registered Nurse and has eleven years of experience in nursing and five in aesthetics. Rachelle is passionate about helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and shares her love for treatment with patients including CoolSculpting, Clear + Brilliant, BBL, Laser Hair Removal, Botox, and a variety Fillers for cheeks, chin, lips, and eyes.

RefinedMD Aestheticians and Body Experts


Elyse Liedhom, Body Treatment Specialist/Esthetician

Elyse Liedholm is a passionate licensed Aesthetician and Coolsculpting University graduate that specializes in body and facial treatments. She takes pride in a continuous improvement approach to her craft, staying up to date on the products and technologies leading the industry.  Every day, Elyse sees a new opportunity to grow her expertise at effectively guiding clients to their best treatments for today and tomorrow, taking into consideration lifestyle goals and resources. Of course, she still has some favorites here at RefinedMD. On the body side Elyse is a big fan of Coolsculpting and the ability to customize this treatment to patient needs, and on the facial side, it’s the Diamond Glow for the glowiest win!
Nagmeh | RefinedMD, Los Gatos and San Jose, California

Nagmeh Hamidian, Director of Aesthetics

“I am very passionate about learning and self-development, during my consultations I can share that knowledge and research with our patients as well and that is so rewarding to me. I love what I do, and I have fun helping people feel better about their skin at any age. My favorite moments are when I hand the mirror to a client, and I see their faces light up with happiness. I treasure hearing my clients say thank you because I know I made a difference in their lives.”


Hannah Thieu-Merrel, Aesthetician

“Your health is your wealth and healthy skin is a journey to great self-esteem. Aging is a fact of life. But who says you have to look your age? I want my clients to look and feel good about who they are and the skin that they are in. This is different for each client and it’s why I love my job as all treatments are customized for the client’s goals.”

RefinedMD Office Staff

Eric Kies | RefinedMD, Los Gatos and San Jose, California

Eric Kies, Practice Administrator

“I love my wrinkles, saggy skin, and large pores – said no one ever!”

Jill Batterson | RefinedMD, Los Gatos and San Jose, California

Jill Batterson, Office Manager

“I love it when patients say our team and technology transformed them and they were all taken care of.”

Kaitlyn | RefinedMD, Los Gatos and San Jose, California

Kaitlyn, Patient Care Coordinator

“The older we get, the more important skin care becomes.”

Christine Romero, Surgical Coordinator | RefinedMD

Christine Romero, Surgical Consultant

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

Nancy Adamson, Patient Concierge | RefinedMD

Nancy Adamson, Patient Concierge

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”