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Meet Our Medical Staff

Discover the Palm Desert-Based Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Serving the Los Angeles Area

The medical staff at our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Palm Desert—serving Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and the Los Angeles area beyond—is part of the foundation of our success at Cosmetic Surgery Institute. Each and every one of these healthcare professionals has been an industry leader in her own right. Through circumstance, timing, and good fortune, CSI has been able to attract this talented group of professionals and offer our patients the highest quality of care and compassion.

It is important for us to create an environment in which our patients feel comfortable with their provider, so they can confidently express their cosmetic goals and be sure they are being heard—and that a personalized plan is being developed just for them. We encourage everyone to get to know our hard-working and talented medical staff by reading about them here or contacting us for more information.

Our experienced team is available to answer any questions you may have about our medical staff at Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Palm Desert in the Los Angeles area. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to discuss your options.

Peggy Murgo, RN

Peggy Murgo RN

Peggy completed her nursing studies in 1985 at Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing in Williamsport, PA. Peggy has worked in the plastic and cosmetic surgery industry since 1995 and has had the opportunity to work with several world-renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeons.

Peggy joined the team in 2003. Her primary emphasis has been injecting fillers and BOTOX®/Dysport®, which she has been doing for more than 15 years, with a secondary emphasis on surgeries.

Rebecca Barnett, Surgical Coordinator

Rebecca Barnett, Surgical Coordinator

Rebecca, known to our patients as "Becky," has been with CSI for more than 15 years and moved into the surgical coordinator position in 2005. She takes great pride in making each patient feel comfortable and confident, handling everything from the initial consultation appointment to recovery arrangements after a procedure. Prior to CSI, Becky spent eight years in the hospitality industry and credits her ability to work well with others and juggle multiple projects at once to her experience in this field.

More Members of the Cosmetic Surgery Institute Team

In addition to the medical staff, get to know more about us and the rest of the people who welcome patients to Cosmetic Surgery Institute and walk with them on their journeys of transformation. Meet our esthetician staff and administrative staff.

To find out more about our surgeons, read the bios for Dr. Mo Zakhireh, Dr. Clark Taylor, and Dr. Craig Ball.

You can also "tour our offices" online, as well as discover why patients choose us for their aesthetic care in Palm Desert and see how we contribute to the amazing Desert Community all around us.

Annmarie Austin, Lead Surgical Tech

Annmarie Austin Lead Surgical Tech

Annmarie Austin is our lead surgical tech as well as our facility/materials manager. She began her career with CSI after moving to the Coachella valley from her home town of Torrance CA. She came to us in January 2012 with over 25 years' of surgical experience and a specialty Certifications in Maxillofacial Surgery where she has 15 years of surgical experience in facial cosmetics and trauma.

Annmarie sweet caring nature along with her loyalty and Commitment to providing an excellent surgical environment for our patients, doctors and surgical team makes here a great fit here as part of our CSI family

Codie Koenke, RN

Codie Koenke Circulating Nurse

Codie graduated from College of the Desert in 2009 with an Associates in Health Science and obtained her Vocational Nursing license. As an LVN, she provided compassionate care working with patients at a Skilled Nursing Medical Rehabilitation facility in Rancho Mirage, Ca. She continued her education and received her Associates in Nursing in 2011 and obtained her Registered Nursing license in 2012. After receiving her RN license, she pursued her dream carrier working with multiple local Cosmetic and Plastic surgeons in valley. She started working at CSI in 2013. Codie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus in 2015. Providing compassionate care is the utmost importance to Codie, ensuring all patients receive the highest quality of care and have optimal outcomes.

Diana Smith, Post-Operative Patient Coordinator

Diana Smith Post Operative Patient Coordinator

Diana was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. She has 10 years of experience working in the Cosmetic Surgery industry. She enjoys working with the CSI team and taking care of our patients.

Contact Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute to arrange a consultation in the Los Angeles area. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I'm into 1 year after having my saline breast augmentation and I can't be happier. The results are exactly what I wanted; they look and feel super natural. The staffs are helpful in making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you may have. The doctor is very pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend him to any one of my friends and/or family!

Google Reviews

- A.E., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

The lady at the front was wonderful. They were able to break down all the post op instructions for my recovery time and did a really good job. So far everything looks really good and scarring was minimal to none.

Google Reviews

– A.H., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

Always had a great experience when coming here. I feel more confident in myself since seeing Dr. Z. The team at CSI is amazing and goes the extra mile. I would absolutely refer anyone to this place!

Google Reviews

– M.G., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I went to Dr. Mo over a year ago for a breast augmentation. I was absolutely blown away by him and his team. Their caring bedside manner made me feel so comfortable and so welcome. I am beyond happy with my choice and highly recommend Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert to anyone looking to enhance themselves.

Google Reviews

– A.M., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

We restore, repair, and make whole those parts which fortune has taken away, not so much that they delight the eyes but they buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the beset.

– Tagliacozzi (1597)

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73-710 Alessandro Drive, Suite A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone (760) 837-0364

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