Michelle Grim, PA-C
Michelle Grim is a board certified Physician Assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and then moved back to the Midwest to complete her Master’s in Science in Physician Assistant at Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine. She has worked at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery since it began in 2009. She is passionate about patient education, empowerment, and surgery. She’s dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each patient as they explore their plastic and reconstructive surgery options. Outside of work, she is an avid bicyclist, gardener, and also teaches yoga.
Alejandro Del Real, FNP-BC
Alex is a bilingual (Spanish) board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse First Assistant for Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery. Alex completed his undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2001. Alex began his career at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse in the surgery department. During his 13 years as an RN in surgery, Alex evolved from a circulating/scrubbing nurse to an RNFA (registered nurse first assistant). Alex’s career spanned various specialties including gynecology, breast, and plastic surgery. Most recently, Alex graduated with his Master of Science in Nursing in 2014 and joined Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery. Alex works closely with Dr. Fine and Dr. Schierle both in the office and the operating room ensuring our patients receive the best care before, during, and after their surgery.
Lexy Franzetti, PA-C
Lexy Franzetti is a board certified Physician Assistant, working as one of the midlevel providers at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and pre-health. She continued her graduate school education at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL where she received a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She has always had an interest in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and completed her elective training in this field. She works closely with Dr. Fine and Dr. Schierle to provide excellent patient care as well as a female perspective into cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery options.