There is more to having surgery than just selecting your surgeon. Dr. Funt has assembled a dedicated staff, each of whom encompasses the principles and values of quality care. We'll take care of you.

Zoey Tung, R.N.

Zoey is our wonderful New York State Board Certified Registered Nurse. She attended Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is a part of the Association of Preoperative Registered Nurses. She has a charming and friendly personality and will be the favorite part of your visit to Funt Aesthetics.

Maria Gambino


Maria was born and raised in Long Island, New York and is our certified medical assistant. She received her degree from the Stanford Brown Institute in Garden City. She has previously worked for an orthopedic surgeon, pediatrician, and the Long Island Jewish Hospital. She has been with us for five years and is loved by all our patients.

Abeer Aibani


Abeer is our patient coordinator and is the reason why our office is amazingly organized. She attended Pace University and received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Hunter College. She has worked for Emblem Health and Abbey Road Office Based Surgery PLLC in NYC. She facilitates the patient-doctor relationship beautifully to make sure you get the best experience.

Inessa Shlifer, PA-C, DFAAPA

Inessa was born in St Petersburg, Russia. In 1986 she entered Medical College for Physician Assistants. She was on the Dean's List from 1986-1989, received a College Scholarship for Academic Excellence from 1986-1989 and became a permanent Member of the Honor List for Excellence. Inessa graduated with honors and received her Physician's Assistant degree in 1989.

In 1990 Inessa came to the USA and began to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree. She did her undergraduate studies at Long Island University and was on the Dean's List from 1992-1993. In August of 1995 she graduated from the Physician's Assistant Program of Long Island University/ The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She developed her passion for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery while studying at the PA Program, and made a choice to pursue a career in this field.

Her first job as a PA was at Maimonides Medical Center in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department. She studied along with doctors that were enrolled in The Fellowship of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and together they made rounds on surgical and medical floors, scrubbed for surgeries and did clinical consultations with new patients.

After a year of intense studying she decided to go into private practice. Inessa joined Dr. David K. Funt’s practice in 1997 and they have been working together since. She enjoys what she does very much; every patient is unique and a very personal experience for her. She feels there is nothing more satisfying then seeing a happy patient leaving our office.

Every six years she takes her Recertification Exam so she can stay current with changes that occur in the medical field.

Professional Associations:

  • American Association of Surgeon Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeon’s Assistants
  • President of APSPA

Margaret (Rita) Mullaev, Nurse Practitioner

Margaret (Rita) Mullaev is a board certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in minimally invasive facial and body rejuvenation. Rita graduated with her masters as a nurse practitioner from the prestigious New York University College of Nursing. During her studies, Rita inducted into The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for her academic achievements.

Prior to joining Funt Aesthetics Rita started her career completing a post graduate residency in emergency/ trauma medicine. After a few years of building a solid foundation in nursing and patient care Rita found her true love of aesthetic medicine. Rita has 10+ years of experience in emergency medicine and has worked alongside numerous plastic surgeons perfecting her craft for several years.

Rita’s unique approach to each and every patient allows her to address specific concerns and enhance your natural beauty. Her work focuses on an artistic, natural, and clinically safe approach with the goal of enhancing her patient’s in the most undetectable, yet powerful way.

It’s important to note that not all patients are appropriate candidates for injectables, but for many, fillers and neurotoxins are a great way to achieve a fresher, rejuvenated look without surgery.