Both Drs. Nael Gharbi and Shazel Gharbi completed medical school at the University of Damascus School of Medicine in Syria in 2006. They finished a three year residency in Internal Medicine at St Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL. Both are board certified in internal medicine and completed advanced training in laser/light and radio frequency technologies as well as BOTOX and filler training with the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. Medical weight management is part of their internal medicine background.
Both Drs. Shazel and Nael are employed as hospitalists Franciscan Alliance St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point, IN. If you are seeing a resemblance in training and appearance, yes, they are twins! They are pleased to share in the duties as owners and medical directors of Old Town Medspa.
Nael Gharbi and Shazel Gharbi
Meet Our Team
Maureen Cloonan grew up on the South Side of Chicago, after graduating from the Aveda Institute in 2016 Maureen was motivated to pursue a career in Medical Esthetics. She is trained and certified with both our Diode and Quanta Lasers, Hydrafacial, and PCA skincare. What inspired her to become an Esthetician was practicing yoga and maintaining a holistic lifestyle. Maureen came to Old Town Med Spa to expand her focus beyond body, and include skin for the overall well-being of her clients.
Valerie Sydor is a certified laser technician, laser safety officer and licensed esthetician. In 2009, she received esthetics training with the prestigious Aveda Institute here in Chicago and in 2011 became certified at the top aesthetic laser academy, National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. She has been performing medical aesthetic treatments for the past 8 years and continues to further her education to the benefit of her clients. Her specialty is laser hair removal and expert product recommendations for all skin types and issues.
Lauren began her career in Columbus, Ohio where she graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2011. She then pursued a career in Aesthetics and Make up artistry including working for the top day spa in the Columbus area. Wanting to advance her career in a bigger city, Lauren decided to move to Chicago in 2014. She joined Old Town Med Spa in 2016 to learn more advanced and effective treatments. She has since been certified for Hydrafacials and laser hair removal and is committed to helping her clients achieve their skincare goals.