Meet Dr. Emory & Staff

Roger E. Emory, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Roger Emory is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery. Dr. Emory completed his five year general surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, and then trained for an additional two years in plastic surgery at the George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Upon completion of his training, Dr. Emory was appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington, and while practicing in DC, the President of the United States recognized Dr. Emory’s surgical skill and dedication to patient care. In addition to being an accomplished surgeon, Dr. Emory is also a teacher, lecturer at national and international meetings, and the author of numerous peer reviewed plastic surgery journal articles. He is the creator and producer of an award winning plastic surgery motion picture and the recipient of research awards from the Washington Academy of Surgery. Dr. Emory is a caring and compassionate surgeon who has experience in all aspects of aesthetic (cosmetic) and reconstructive surgery. He has served as an Army surgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he treated victims of the embassy bombing in Kenya and provided humanitarian plastic surgery to the children and adults in a remote village in Honduras.

Dr. Emory opened Plastic Surgery Specialists in 2000,with the first office in Abingdon, VA. Now with over 12,000 patients, Plastic Surgery Specialists is happy to open their second office in Williamsburg. Dr. Emory is excited to be returning to his home in the Hampton Roads region. He is a graduate of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, attended the College of William and Mary and was elected to the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, during his junior year at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. His interest in medicine began in his childhood, as he watched his younger sister undergo numerous surgical procedures for cerebral palsy. As a high school student, Dr. Emory participated in a mentorship program with Dr. James Carraway, the Chairman of Plastic Surgery at EVMS. His firm aspiration to become a plastic surgeon arose from these experiences.

Dr. Emory’s philosophy mirrors that of the surgeon William Mayo: “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” His goal is to provide all patients the best possible care

Dorata Wilkinson

Dorata WilkinsonDorata Wilkinson is a Licensed Master Esthetician, Licensed Cosmetologist and a Licensed Ear Piercer in the State of Virginia.

Dorata graduated from Gal Mar Academy, North Haven, CT in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Care. She continued her education in Laser training, chemical peels and microdermabrasion at the Wellness Image Center in Florence, AL, and Advanced Laser and Anti-Aging Center, Chicago, IL.

She has advanced certifications in the following:

  • Viora ™ Reaction skin tightening and body contouring
  • Fraxel ™ Laser resurfacing
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • IPL Skin Rejuvenation
  • Vascular Laser
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Medical Ear Piercing
  • Post-Surgical Corrective Make-up
  • Facial and Body Waxing

Dorata has also had advanced training from the following product lines:

With Dorata’s ongoing education and advanced training, she is successful in the treatment of all types of problematic skin and is dedicated to excellence in the care of aesthetic patients at Plastic Surgery Specialists.

Shari Melillo, LMA, CLT

Dr. Roger Emory is pleased to announce that Shari has joined that Plastic Surgery Specialists, PC as a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician. A graduate of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medicine, Shari attended professional school at SCO in Memphis, TN where she studied optics and laser physics. She continued her studies with The Institute of Aesthetic Medicine (Miami, FL) and holds certificates in Laser and Light therapies. Shari has worked in aesthetic medicine since 1999 rejuvenating countless patients’ skin with the latest technology in lasers, chemical peels, light therapy, microderrmabrasions, medical-grade/prescriptive skin care, and corrective cosmetics. She’s an active member of the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists and a lifetime Member of the National Society of Paramedical Esthetic Professionals (NSPEP). Dr. Emory is delighted to have Shari join Plastic Surgery Specialists.

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What Our Patients Say

With great respect and appreciation, I would like to thank you for the kind, yet professional treatment I have received from your practice before, during and following my surgery. I was very moved by the beautiful arrangement of roses during my immediate recovery. I have already highly recommended your work to my associates and friends. Your quality of care has been most impressive. Keep up the great work!