Staff

The Milan Med Spa team is comprised of health care, esthetics and beauty professionals that bring extensive experience in caring for their patients and clients.  The Milan team is led by our Medical Director, Dr. Jose Polanco who is a distinguished physician with years of experience.

The Milan Med Spa team will deliver
for you premium service with attention to every detail.

DR. JOSE R. POLANCO, MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Jose R. Polanco is a leading board-certified physician with over 20 years of experience caring for patients in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  Dr. Polanco is a graduate of Brown University, State University of New York, Binghamton, and State University of New York Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency in general internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and is board certified in internal medicine.  He served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University for 20 years.

Dr. Polanco is the Medical Director of Milan Medical Spa and has been trained in Botox and dermal fillers by Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare Inc (AKH), and he received obesity training at the Blackburn Course on Obesity Medicine of Harvard University.

Dr. Polanco brings his years of experience in the medical field to Milan Med Spa to help our clients achieve their health and beauty goals.

MS. LAUREN CATTANI, Manager

Lauren Cattani is the manager of Milan Med Spa.  She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and possesses strong leadership skills and exceptional customer service experience.

Ms. Cattani began her career in the hospitality industry and worked in the restaurant business initially as a Server and she quickly rose to the role of Assistant Manager.  She is excited to bring her skills and passion to Milan Med Spa to help our clients thrive and achieve their goals.

Ms. Cattani worked as a Marketing Intern with the New England Revolution and has served as a volunteer for the Special Olympics of RI and WaterFire Providence.  

MS. EVELYN PINTO, RN

Evelyn Pinto is an enthusiastic, compassionate professional with 10+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse.  She has served various communities as a Nurse Case Manager and has also worked as a Psychiatric Nurse. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and her Associates of Science in Nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island.

After many years working as a registered nurse in areas including medical-surgical, orthopedics, and psych, she looked for an opportunity to develop more personal relationships with her patients.  

Ms. Pinto has been trained in Botox and dermal fillers by Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare Inc (AKH).  She is adept at the art of injectables, which allows her to be creative and bring to her clients at Milan a more youthful appearance.

Ms. Pinto is a member of the American Nursing Association.

MR. GUILLERMO SANTOS, RN

Guillermo Santos began his medical career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2007, where he gained experiences in both home-care and hospitals. In 2016 he joined the Medical Unit at Kent Hospital, where he specialized as a Medical Surgical Nurse. Patient safety and satisfaction are his primary focus, and he believes in going above and beyond the standards of patient care.  Mr. Santos earned an Associates of Science in Nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island.  

Mr. Santos is joining the exciting and growing sector of Aesthetics in Rhode Island, as a Certified Nurse Injector. Mr. Santos continues his training on facial aesthetics to further advance his ability and knowledge, in safe and effective techniques in this field.  He has been trained in Botox and dermal fillers by Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare Inc (AKH), which allows him the opportunity to bring to Milan clients all of his skills, medical knowledge, and customer service expertise. Mr. Santos is a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses.

MS. VANESSA CALDERON, RN

Vanessa Calderon is an experienced registered nurse with expertise in assisting surgeons is surgical procedures and performing all nursing care for patients.  Ms. Calderon has served as an operating room nurse for over 10 years and has a strong background in patient safety and care.

Ms. Calderon has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College and a Perioperative Nurse Certificate from New England Institute of Technology.  Ms. Calderon is motivated with an aptitude towards providing compassionate care to all patients.

Ms. Calderon  is a member of International Academy of Aesthetics, certified in Botox and derma fillers. She joins the Milan Team with extensive experience in caring for the inner and outer health of the individual.

MS. EMILY ELLINWOOD

Emily Ellinwood is a licensed esthetician who uses her skills to exceed her client expectations and enhance the natural beauty of her diverse clients.  She is a graduate in Esthetics of Empire Beauty School in Warwick with an extensive knowledge of Murad products, face mapping, facial and body waxing. She also holds an associate degree from the Community College of Rhode Island.  

Ms. Ellinwood has experience working as an esthetician and a wellness consultant.  She specializes in performing facials, back facials, chemical peels, and microderm treatments. 

Ms. Ellinwood’s passion and commitment to her clients will make your experience at Milan a memorable one.