Dr. Blake Sparks
Dr. Blake Sparks is a board eligible plastic surgeon with years of experience in delivering personalized care. Because of her background she offers a unique healthcare perspective as both a nurse and a physician and is committed to ensuring each patient’s experience is tailored to fit their needs.
Growing up in central Texas the daughter of two Dentists she learned at a young age the hard work and dedication it takes to run a private practice. Seeing the impact her parents had on their patients she too decided to pursue a career in the medical field.
Dr. Sparks completed her undergraduate studies at West Texas A&M University. In 2007 she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for her scholarly achievements, leadership and service.
Serving as a nurse in the mission field and living in rural Kenya she worked in the operating room and witnessed life changing procedures. She discovered the true impact that surgeons can have on patients’ lives. In hopes of having the same impact, she decided to further her education and continued to medical school.
Dr. Sparks attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and graduated cum laude with distinction in research. During medical school she was selected by her peers for her compassionate patient care and was inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). Additionally, she was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society for her scholarly accomplishments.
She completed her surgical training at the highly competitive integrated Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. During her six years of training, she learned from experts in the fields of aesthetics, body contouring, general and breast reconstruction. Not only did she learn from esteemed faculty plastic surgeons at UTMB she also had the opportunity to train with plastic surgeons at the Texas Medical Center in Houston Texas. She operated with world renowned reconstructive surgeons at MD Anderson as well as many leading aesthetic plastic surgeons in the Houston community. This helped hone her skills and confirmed her passion for aesthetic surgery as well as refine her cosmetic surgery techniques.
After completing residency, she and her husband returned home to Louisville. As a mother Dr. Sparks is most interested in female breast and body rejuvenation (commonly known as a “mommy makeover”) to help women restore form and function to their bodies through the art of plastic surgery. Her keen eye for aesthetics and attention to detail are perfectly combined to ensure that she delivers the desired results to meet each patient’s goals. Her sincere bedside manner, empathy and genuine caring nature truly set her apart.
In her free time Dr. Sparks loves yoga, being outside, and enjoying Louisville’s parks. Most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband Benjamin, their young son Rocco, and their two yorkies Yogi and Boo-Boo.
Melissa Green is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and Director of Nursing at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. Melissa oversees the daily functions of the operating room and, also assists Dr. Salzman in surgery.
Melissa takes care of patients walking them through their surgery process, while doing pre-operative teaching, prescribing medications, seeing patients post operatively and making sure they are well educated about the entire surgical process.
Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana University Southeast in 2007, she then furthered her career by receiving her Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017. During her 15 years of nursing experience, she has worked in areas including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Transitional Care and Cardiovascular Care. The knowledge and experience gained by assuming the responsibilities of charge nurse and hospital administration have been instrumental in her making the transition to Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. Melissa has since expanded her experiences and expertise into aesthetics and plastic surgery by caring for and treating cosmetic patients.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband Julian and her three dogs. Melissa and her husband also enjoy spending vacations together in Florida.
Blair is the Patient Care Coordinator with Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. In this role she coordinates and provides a smooth transition from consultation to surgery, or spa procedures.
Blair is knowledgeable in all aspects of consulting, answering questions and including scheduling procedures. Blair also is a provider in the spa, providing services including lasers, non-invasive body contouring and skincare.
Blair is a qualified Patient Care Coordinator, who attended Jefferson Community College pursuing her nursing degree. Blair also holds certification through the University of Louisville for a Clinical Medical Assistant. During her employment with Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa she received her certifications in Laser Science, Non-Invasive Body Contouring, RF and HIFEM therapy.
Blair helps patients feel comfortable and confident in making their decisions about surgical or spa procedures. While focusing on building a long, lasting relationship, she assures patients feel they can trust and rely on the expertise of our staff.
When Blair is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Shawn of 16 years and their 3 children, Noah 15, Hadlie 13 and Aden 11. Most of her weekends are filled with being at all-star cheerleading competitions, football games and baseball tournaments.
Alan is the Administrative Lead here at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. He provides a welcoming voice and introduction to the office, while making your appointments effortlessly.
He works very closely with the clinical staff to ensure you are being seen and treated for the correct procedure. Alan is very knowledgeable about every aspect of our office. Alan is always friendly and willing to help guide and accommodate your needs.
Alan attended college at Jefferson Community College studying sports administration. While in school Alan worked for Starbucks and coached cheerleading at Gym Tyme All Stars. His previous experience has led him to become great in customer service and patient advocating.
In Alan’s spare time, he still coaches cheerleading and competes at Gym Tyme All Stars. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and his two dogs, Armani and Ace.