Dr. Mary Wendel led the clinical practice for female patients at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center of Worcester, MA, for over ten years. She began the practice to treat the many women calling the center—at the time focused largely on men—in desperate need of help with their own hair loss issues, which are often different from those of men.
Meeting with and treating hundreds of women over the years, she has witnessed first-hand not only the physical, but the emotional toll of hair loss, and the impact on her patients’ confidence and self-esteem. She became intensely interested and passionate about discovering and offering effective treatments to slow or stop hair loss and even regrow hair. Eventually, her own thinning hair created an even deeper understanding and empathy of the hair loss and restoration issues unique to women.
The number of female patients at the Center grew from a handful to hundreds and, in June 2015, Dr. Wendel opened the first Medi Tresse medical clinic in Wellesley, MA, offering non-surgical hair loss solutions exclusively for women.
Dr. Wendel, who is board certified in internal medicine, received her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1980 and completed her internship and residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester studying internal medicine. She also worked as an emergency room staff physician, urgent care physician, and primary care physician at Fallon Clinic in Worcester and as an internist and primary care physician at UMass Memorial Healthcare. Dr. Wendel helped manage the clinical practice of DiStefano Hair Restoration, while also evaluating and creating treatment plans for female and male patients. Her additional clinical interest areas are in preventative health, including diet, exercise, and spiritual well-being.
Dr. DiStefano has been a physician for thirty-nine years. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and did residencies in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine through the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In 1994, he founded DiStefano Medical Group, which has offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Dr. DiStefano is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the European Society of Hair Restoration. Dr. DiStefano has treated more than 2,500 women for hair loss throughout his career. He is world-renowned and has been described by his peers as one of the best hair transplant surgeons in the world.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. DiStefano serves as a clinical instructor for plastic surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He heads a training program for hair restoration surgeons and is a hair loss restoration training consultant for Harvard Medical International. He speaks and lectures internationally for the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and volunteers his time and surgical expertise to Operation Restore, a program sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Pro Bono Foundation to help those individuals who have suffered burns and injuries that need complex surgical treatment but cannot afford treatment.
Dr. DiStefano is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist. She received her Ophthalmology specialty training at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed a corneal fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. DiStefano was awarded “Who’s Who In The South and Southeast 1983-1984 and in 1996-2008, 2011-2012, and again in 2013, “Best Doctors in America” as seen on “60 Minutes.”
Diana Gallerani, NP, is a registered nurse practitioner with an extensive medical background as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner for almost 10 years.
Diana graduated from The Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University with a degree in nursing and completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Regis College.
Kimberly is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience and has been with Medi Tresse since 2018, where she has trained extensively alongside Dr. DiStefano and Dr. Wendel. Kimberly has a vast knowledge of the causes and treatments for female hair loss, but what patients notice most is her empathetic approach to treatment.
Kimberly has a real passion for hair loss, and has received certifications from the US Trichology Institute “USTI Hair Loss Practitioner” and the World Trichology Society for “Reading Blood Tests Trichologically”. Additionally, Kimberly obtained her Certificate of Associate Trichology Diploma from the World Trichology Society.
Kimberly’s dedication to women’s health also led her to become certified as an Expert in Hormone Replacement Therapy and has trained directly under the founder & Medical Director of Menopause Method Daved Rosensweet, M.D, who is one of the leading experts on hormones and treating menopause. Kimberly is also on the Medical Board for the Institute of Bioidentical Medicine.
Kimberly takes pride in taking an expansive approach when treating her patients, to provide them with the best possible care and results. Says Kimberly, “What I have learned over the years, female hair loss is not life-threatening…It’s life-altering.”
Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Catholic University and her master’s in nursing from Columbia University
Rosie Scano is a registered nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA. Before joining Medi Tresse as a Women’s Hair Loss Clinical Specialist, Rosie worked as a technician for DiStefano Hair Restoration for six years, where she trained underneath Dr. Mark DiStefano and had a part in hundreds of hair transplant surgeries.
Rosie specializes in all aspects of non-surgical hair loss treatments, included PRP injection techniques, low-level laser therapy, topical treatments and over-the-counter products. Rosie offers both compassion and a substantial amount of experience to women who are dealing with hair loss issues. Her goal is to provide the highest quality of care in a safe and supportive environment.
Sarah Maresco, NP, is a certified nurse practitioner with over 10 years of medical experience as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. Sarah graduated from Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and completed the Adult Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She has extensive experience in treating hair loss through Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and over 5 years of aesthetic experience and knowledge about cosmetic injectables.
Cleopatra (Cleo) Maack, FNP-BC is a registered nurse practitioner with an extensive medical background as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner for nine years.
After years of working in both medical aesthetics and dermatology, Cleo brings a wealth of knowledge and love of helping patients to regain their confidence and helping them to feel their best.
Cleo’s empathy for her patients comes from the emotional toll her mother experienced after suffering a devastating car accident that required multiple reconstructive surgeries to her face, a lifelong struggle that Cleo witnessed first-hand. This experience led Cleo to a career in medicine and as she states, “It brings me so much joy to see people transform, be happy, and regain their confidence!”
Deb Gray has been in healthcare for over 35 years. After starting her career as a nurse, she became a Nurse Practitioner in 2008. Deb specializes in all aspects of non-surgical hair loss treatments, including PRP, low-level laser therapy and topical treatments. Deb feels that compassion and clear communication is the key to fostering a positive patient experience, especially when it comes to female hair loss. Deb’s goal is to provide patients with safe and compassionate treatments that will help them regain their confidence and feel good about their hair again.
Welcome to Medi Tresse
The Medi Tresse team is composed of experts in female hair loss. We are committed to offering innovative, non-surgical treatments for hair rejuvenation in women. Whether you are simply looking to increase your hair’s thickness or want to stop more extensive hair loss, Medi Tresse has a wide array of solutions ranging from platelet-rich plasma therapy to low-level laser therapy.