Building a team of trained surgical and aesthetic professionals is one thing. Ensuring every member of that team is as respectful and dedicated as Dr. Rodgers herself is quite another. From the moment you walk through our door, you can tell that there’s something special about Denver Plastic Surgery. It’s not just an office. It’s a destination—one where you’ll feel safe, comfortable and in capable, caring hands.
Dr. Christine Rodgers, M.D.
Dr. Christine Rodgers is one of Denver’s top rated plastic surgeons and has gained renown over the past two decades for her unparalleled passion and expertise. As a board-certified and dependable authority in aesthetics and skincare, Dr. Rodgers is not only a strong advocate for breast cancer patients, but she is also an inspirational survivor.
Dr. Rodgers earned her M.D. at Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia, followed by a 5-year general surgery residency at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Rochester. She completed an additional residency in plastic surgery at Harvard Medical School, plus a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Hospital Necker des Enfants Malades in Paris, France. For a full career timeline, click here.
Always active in the communities where she practices, Dr. Rodgers has been a contributor to a variety of publications, television shows and radio programs. She won the Bea Romer Woman’s Health Leadership award, was named a Top Doc by 5280 Magazine numerous times and made Channel 4 Denver’s list of Best Doctors. She has even been interviewed on NBC’s the TODAY Show. Beyond work, Dr. Rodgers is interested in reading, travel, foreign languages, writing and figure skating. An avid fan of ballet, she has also served on the board of the Colorado Ballet.
Katie Goodin, MMS, PA-C
Katie provides much of the pre- and post-op care at our practice, as well as expertly performs several minor surgical procedures and Medical Aesthetics treatments. She thrives on assisting patients on the road to recovery and ensuring they have a great experience at our office.
A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Katie attended Colorado State University and the Universite de Grenoble for her undergraduate degree, St. Francis University for her master’s and Red Rocks Community College for her physician assistant degree. And when she’s not brightening people’s days here, you can probably find Katie taking photos, playing tennis, hiking, scuba diving, traveling or hitting the slopes with her snowboard.
Brooke Riddleberger, MMS, PA-C
Brooke is in charge of pre- and post-op care for many of our surgical patients, as well as performing a variety of non-surgical, in-office procedures through our Medical Aesthetics practice. She is skilled in treatments such as injectables, sclerotherapy and other age-defying services, and takes pride in providing patients with all the answers and education they need to feel completely at ease.
A true Colorado native (her hometown is Breckenridge), Brooke loves to ski, hike, travel and spend time with family. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and then journeyed back east to earn her master’s and physician assistant degrees from Pennsylvania’s Arcadia University. Brooke is experienced in both dermatology and aesthetic medicine and looks forward to helping all of her patients get the most out of their exciting transformations.
Diane is every surgical patient’s go-to contact from start to finish. She coordinates all aspects of the process—from initial consult to the day of surgery—to ensure total safety and satisfaction. She received a BS in business management from St. Cloud State University and spent the majority of her life in Minnesota (with a stint in beautiful Hawaii) before settling here in Colorado.
Diane loves helping our patients feel calm and informed as they go through the plastic surgery journey. In fact, it’s her personal passion to help everyone take confident steps as they translate their inner beauty to their external appearance. Outside the office, Diana enjoys photography, golf, beach vacations (with plenty of swimming and boogie boarding), tennis, music and dancing.
Front Desk Coordinator
Julie is not only the voice on our end of the phone line, but she’s also the first contact for patients entering the office. It’s Julie’s job to make sure everyone feels welcome and at ease, and it’s a perfect job for her, too. Julie greets everyone with a smile and looks forward to interacting with new and interesting people on a daily basis. She’s an organizational mastermind and does an excellent job keeping our practice running smoothly.
Before joining Denver Plastic Surgery, Julie worked at a busy spa where she prided herself on provided outstanding customer service to every client. She is also a licensed aesthetician and a makeup artist, and loves to cook and garden here in her hometown of Denver.
Laser Specialist, CMA
Ashley is our Certified Laser Specialist and Aesthetician. She brings almost 14 years of laser and medical skincare experience. Ashley has worked in the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery field for the past 10 years. She specializes in Brown Spot and Broken Capillary removal, Fine lines and Wrinkles, Acne and Acne Scarring. Ashley is certified in 14 different lasers and also educates and trains other Aestheticians and Nurses in advanced laser treatments and laser physics. Ashley is also certified in Permanent Cosmetics and went to the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics 5 years ago. Her specialty is hairstroke simulation eyebrows and lash line eyeliner for the most natural look.
Ashley will take the time with you and do a complimentary skincare analysis and consultation to customize an achievable skincare plan. Her passion is her job and continually educates herself in the latest skincare treatments and trends.
Ashley got her Aesthetic License from Xenon International Institute and has taken courses with Sciton International, Rocky Mountain Laser College, CoolScuplt, Polymar, Polyase Nd-Yag and Alexandrite, C02, Thermage, Obagi, Lumenis and Cutera. She also attended Metropolitan State University and studied History with a minor in Marketing.
Ashley is married with 3 children and loves to travel the world, read, hike, ski and spend time with her family.
Lauren M. Tanklefsky
Lauren came aboard Denver Plastic Surgery Associates to take over management of our practice after spending the last 10 years managing a dermatology clinic in Westminster, CO. Originally from New York, she has spent much of her 30 year career in the medical field, with 15 years combined in Neurology/ALS MDA neuromuscular diseases & multidisciplinary care and Neurosurgery, and several years in Plastic Surgery and OBGYN Hematology/Oncology. She attended Mercy College in Yonkers, New York with a major in English Composition.
Lauren moved to Colorado in September 2001 and lives here with her two teenage children. She is active in her church, sings with the worship band and thoroughly enjoys the music ministry. Her children keep her busy with their sports and extracurricular activities. Lauren enjoys singing, community theatre, hiking, power walking and cooking. As a self- professed “foodie,” in her spare time, she takes cooking classes offered throughout the metro Denver area.
Utilizing over 20 years of managerial experience, Lauren is able to foster good communication among the excellent staff and the patients at Denver Plastic Surgery Associates. She ensures a smooth operation of what she refers to as a “well- oiled machine.” “Working with Dr. Rodgers is like seeing an artist revel in their latest masterpiece. “ Lauren states that Dr. Rodgers takes considerable pride in her cosmetic and reconstructive outcomes and is committed to every detail of the patient’s journey. “Our superb staff focuses on the wellbeing of each and every patient so that their surgical outcomes are exemplary. This is a testimony to the level of care we provide. We genuinely care about each and every patient so that their final outward expression confidently matches their inner beauty.” Lauren is honored to be a part of the Denver Plastic Surgery Associates family!