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Plastic Surgeons of Akron
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Meet Our Team

Julie Butler, Secretary/Registration Specialist

Julie is the friendly face who will welcome you as you enter our office. She has worked for Akron General Hospital for several years and transitioned to Dr. Pedersen’s team this year. She earned her certification in Medical Billing and Coding in 2007 and has a decade of healthcare experience.

Julie loves working with patients and will make you feel right at home as you begin your journey with Plastic Surgeons of Akron.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters.

Janie Hale, Surgical Tech

Janie is Dr. Pedersen's surgical tech/assistant. Following graduation from Southland College in Los Angeles, California in 1977, Janie began her surgical nursing career. After moving to Ohio in 1992, she began working in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Janie finds it very rewarding to help rebuild and reconstruct patients who have been altered by cancer or trauma. Janie says, “It’s always a good feeling to know that you have helped someone to feel better about themselves.” 

Janie lives in Ravenna and is the very proud mother her daughter who is an orthopedic resident in Toledo. When not working, Janie enjoys traveling to California and Texas to visit family and enjoy the sunshine!

Rachel Shoaff, Medical Aesthetician/Aesthetic Coordinator

Rachel was licensed by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology in 2004. After earning a degree in Cosmetology with an emphasis in Aesthetics, she began her career at a leading day spa and beauty products retailer. Rachel then joined Dr. Pedersen’s practice in 2008. In her role as Medical Aesthetician and Aesthetic Coordinator, she will provide you with the very best beauty and skin care practices and products.

Outside of work, Rachel loves time with her family and adores her daughter. Rachel lives in Tallmadge where she loves spending time outdoors in the beautiful Ohio weather. She is a food enthusiast and loves watching romantic comedies, shopping, reading a good book, listening and dancing to music … and long walks on the beach!



* Disclaimer: Photo representation of procedures and services are models and should not be deemed as expected results.