in Avon, Connecticut

Dr. Paul Stanislaw, JR

MD, F.A.C.S.

I am Double Board Certified: I am board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. In addition, I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I also serve on several committees within the Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut, and participate in resident education in regards to cosmetic injections and skin cancer reconstructions.

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Julie Brookman

Licensed Esthetician

Julie Brookman, a Licensed Medical Esthetician, joined Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center in October 2009. Julie’s aesthetic training started when she graduated from the Kay Harvey School of Hair Design where she received her License in Cosmetology in 1985. She pursued further training at the New England Center of Esthetics Education where she graduated from the Master Esthetics Program in 2007 and is licensed through the Massachusetts State Board of Esthetics.

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Patricia Ferguson


A change in career brought Patty from the corporate business world into the medical profession in 2001. Trying to combine her business background with medicine, she began her medical career as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), earning her Associate of Science Degree from Briarwood College. While working as a CMA, she continued her education focusing more clinically to become a Registered Nurse, earning her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Capital Community College. With a continued desire to expand her medical knowledge, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Hartford.

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Debra Riddell

Practice Administrator

Debra Riddell started her career in Medical Practice Management in 1982. Her many years of experience included pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology and podiatry prior to joining Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery in 2006.

She was a graduate of Hartford Public High School and furthered her education completing many accounting, auditing, management, human resources, risk management and marketing courses over the years. Debra specializes in practice efficiencies, relocation, expansion and provider recruitment.

Debra resides in rural East Granby, CT and enjoys cooking, gardening, tending to her chickens and spending time with her two English Springer Spaniels Brooke & Molly.

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Sheila Rivera

Assistant Manager & Patient Care Coordinator

Sheila joined our practice in October 2020 as an Assistant Manager and Patient Care Coordinator and has quickly assimilated into the practice. Sheila has assumed many responsibilities including coordinating Dr. Stanislaw’s surgical and office schedule. Sheila answers patient inquiries, consultation closings, and performs other administrative duties (just to name a few). Sheila can be found managing the front desk responsibilities while cheerfully greeting patients.

Sheila comes with many years of management experience in the Dental/Oral Surgery field and brings a wealth of experience with her. She is also bi-lingual in Spanish.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending family time with her husband and two daughters.

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