Dr. John V. Tedesco, D.O., FACOS, is Kimiko Medical Aesthetics’ Medical Director. Dr. Tedesco is fellowship-trained and dual board-certified in general surgery and cosmetic surgery and carries the prestigious designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. Tedesco graduated from medical school in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; completed his general surgical training in Tampa Bay, FL at Largo Medical Center; and completed his fellowship in Little Rock, AR under the esteemed direction of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jim English.
Dr. Tedesco prides himself in providing absolute state-of-the-art care in the most comfortable and compassionate atmosphere possible. Dr. Tedesco has lectured nationally to other plastic and cosmetic surgeons and continually strives to stay at the cutting edge of the field. He has received numerous awards and accolades and is a member of American Mensa. We here at Kimiko Medical Aesthetics believe you cannot find better care or better results anywhere else in the world.
Kelle Christianson PA-C is the main injector and service provider for Kimiko Medical Aesthetics. She is also the Clinical Director, managing all clinical staff and daily clinical operations. Kelle graduated with a Masters of Health Sciences from The University of Oklahoma Physician Assistant Program in 2000. She is board certified by the NCCPA. She worked in family practice, radiation oncology, and urgent care before finding her passion in aesthetics.
Her aesthetics journey began when she joined an Aesthetics and Laser Center in OKC in 2012. During the next seven years, her thirst for knowledge and attention to detail gained her recognition as an advanced injector and aesthetic specialist helping grow the practice to Black Diamond Level status with Allergan. She is trained in dermal fillers, various lasers, radiofrequency devices, Miradry, sclerotherapy, Kybella, PRP, microneedling, and skincare.
Kelle attends numerous advanced trainings and industry conferences yearly so she can stay current with all the techniques and changing technology in the aesthetic market. In October of 2017, she became a regional and then national trainer teaching physicians, PA’s, NP’s, and nurses proper and safe injection techniques for a perfect and natural look.
In late November 2018 after moving to Tulsa with her family, she welcomed the opportunity to join forces with Chera Kimiko to brand Kimiko Medical Aesthetics. Together, they plan to use their knowledge and passion for beauty and aesthetics to provide a premier aesthetics practice where anyone can come to feel valued and beautiful.
Chera Kimiko-Zoellner is a familiar face in the state of Oklahoma. Not only is she the business owner of Kimiko Medical Aesthetics but she and her husband, Dr. Chuck Zoellner of Zoellner Chiropractic, own the very well-established AAA Insurance agency in the Fontana Shopping Center off of 51st and Memorial. Prior to being a tri-business owner with her husband, Chera spent almost 24-years as a well-respected TV anchor and journalist, 16 of those years were in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Before Chera’s retirement at the end of December 2017 she was voted Best Of The Best Local Medial Personality by Oklahoma Magazine. She had also won this title for the past 13-years. Before retiring Chera was the main anchor for the 9pm Newscast for KOTV/TulsaCW and was also the Main News Anchor for 12-years at KOKI FOX23.
Chera and Kelle Christianson, PA-C, were bound to meet and join forces with Felice Baldwin. All successful and all determined to have careers in aesthetics, making women and men feel valued and beautiful. When the three power houses met there was no turning back and Kimiko Medical Aesthetics was formed. Clients fly in from as far away as New York, and Colorado to see Chera, Kelle and Felice–as it is now known as a premier medical aesthetics clinic–not only in Tulsa but across the country.
The clinic has been featured on ABC, Midtown People, Oklahoma Sports and Fitness, and Oklahoma Magazine. Chera is very involved in the community and is currently Co-Chairing the Illuminate Gala with her husband, Chuck benefiting the Little Light House of Oklahoma.
Dr. Zoellner or “Chuck” is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician who graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri. Chuck is the owner to Zoellner Chiropractic, Kimiko Medical Aesthetics and Kimiko-Zoellner AAA Insurance at 51st and Memorial in the Fontana Shopping center with his wife Chera Kimiko-Zoellner.
Chuck’s athletic background has propelled him into the chiropractic profession after many years of being a patient of chiropractic care. Chuck is a triathlete and a two-time Boston Marathon Qualifier and finisher. Chuck strives to understand the mental, emotional, psychological and physical process of how difficult the recovery process can be and how important a positive outlook is for healing.
Chuck’s approach to restoring wellness and agility is looking at the whole body for healing not just the area of the body that is injured; Chuck is currently the official Chiropractor for the Tulsa Ballet and has worked closely with several large colleges and high schools in the area as well as professional and Olympic bound athletes to help them achieve their goals.
Chuck is active in many organizations and is currently Co-Chairing the Glow Gala with his wife Chera, benefiting the Little Light House of Oklahoma.
Felice Baldwin is the Office Manager and CoolSculpting Specialist at Kimiko Medical Aesthetics. She is no stranger to the medical industry as she has been in the industry for 35+years.
Felice owned and managed a family practice and aviation medicine clinic with her late husband. During that time, she was also very active in the airshow industry with highlights being Director of Wings Over Oklahoma Airshow, Manager of "Doc" Baldwin's airshow performing career and bringing community awareness of aviation and the history of flight by hosting legend aviators in Tulsa for public forums.
Felice later went on to manage a medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery center for several years before joining Zoellner Chiropractic in 2011. You can still see Felice from time to time at Zoellner Chiropractic, but her home is at Kimiko Medical Aesthetics which is right next door. She has a passion for health and wellness and when asked what her favorite part of our clinic is, her response is "There is nothing that warms my heart more than to see the smiles on our patient's faces when they are excited about the improvements they see in their body. Their rejuvenated confidence is contagious!"
Lindsey Wertenberger has been an aesthetician for 8 years. She was born and raised in Hays, Kansas and graduated from the Academy of Aesthetic Arts in Shawnee, Kansas in 2010. Shortly after graduating she moved to Tulsa and started her career. She has since fallen in love with Tulsa and thinks that Oklahoma country is simply gorgeous!
Lindsey was truly inspired to become an aesthetician after having received her very first skin treatment at the age of 25. She instantly fell in love with the entire experience, particularly learning about the physiology of skin and experiencing firsthand the therapeutic benefit of taking time out of our hectic schedules to do something for yourself. She knew from that moment that she wanted to pass that experience on to others!
When Lindsey is not helping her patients achieve their skin goals, she is passionate about spending time with family, friends, and her 3 dogs (and if she had the room she would rescue more!). She enjoys being outdoors, trying new things, and trying to balance out life’s busyness with activities like yoga and mindfulness.
Jarilyn Whitehouse has always had a natural love for people and she love helping them reach their goals and potential.
Jarilyn grew up in a home where both parents were entrepreneurs, starting businesses for serving others. Over the years she learned the value of excellent customer service.
She has been involved in different positions that offered opportunities to help others grow and succeed, and feels very blessed to be a part of the Kimiko Medical Aesthetics team doing what she loves!
Jill Hingey-Nammari is a native Tulsan. Jill’s background in instructional design and writing customer service training prepared her for a detailed and service oriented role in her community. Jill has previously worked as an assistant to local talent and loves all things social and organizational.
Jill and Chera met several years ago when their paths crossed working with a local non-profit. Now, Jill works with the Kimiko Medical Aesthetics team to create fabulous marketing and keep the office organized and flowing. She has a passion for patient service and loves seeing how happy the KMA patients are as they return for treatments and become invested in their own long term skin care.
Jill is a mother to two daughters, and a Gram to three handsome grandsons. When she isn’t swooning over these adorable boys, you can find her exploring a local garden, or looking for a beach getaway!