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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.