Our Staff

Dr. Short and her staff work closely and cohesively as a team coordinating, advising and utilizing a host of modalities to benefit every patient in their care and quest for understanding using compassion, gentleness, and open communication. Our team concept allows patients to look as good as they can, regardless of age, while still maintaining a natural result. Dr. Short’ philosophy and passion for plastic surgery whether its surgical or non-surgical options is evident with each member on the Gillian Institute team.


Melissa Yurack, Patient & Clinical Coordinator

Melissa Yurack is a licensed Medical Assistant with both a degree in Medical Assisting and Business Administration. This allows Melissa to bring the best of both worlds to our practice as our Patient and Clinical Coordinator. Melissa, having once been a patient, can empathize with the wants and needs of our patients.

Since Melissa began at our practice, she has been training with Dr. Short to perform Botox and Juvederm injections. She is also certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm, to perform these injections. Melissa is also certified to perform Ultherapy.

“I have had so many great opportunities at The Gillian Institute. I am very lucky! I absolutely love my job. I enjoy everything from talking to the patients on the phone, to meeting them at the consultations and following them through their surgery and post-op care. I love making our patients feel beautiful.”


Casey Crawford, Aesthetic Coordinator

Casey Crawford has been a licensed aesthetician practicing as a medical aesthetician with top Indianapolis dermatologists since 2001. Her emphasis has always been “healthy skin care.”

She has been highly trained in multiple lasers for skin rejuvenation. Crawford was one of the first aestheticians in Indianapolis to be personally trained by San Diego Dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitters, creator of the Foto Facial using IPL (intense pulse light).

Casey’s continuing education and passion for the beauty and skin care industry has led her to combine her knowledge and experience with plastic surgery.

“With my many years in skin care and today’s rejuvenation technologies, my goal is to help all my clients achieve beautiful skin with the freedom of being make-up free.”

Shannon Carr, Aesthetician

Shannon Carr is a licensed Aesthetician & certified Reflexologist. She has over fourteen years of experience in the aesthetics field. After working in aesthetics for ten years, Shannon earned her certification in Reflexology at IUPUI. Her passion is helping people to feel good both inside and out. Shannon is currently accepting appointments for new and established patients at our Southside location.

Danette Waymire, Aesthetician

Danette came to us with a wealth of experience in both dermatology and medical aesthetics.  She has been an aesthetician for over 14 years and continues to keep up with this ever-changing and exciting field.  Danette has excellent technical skills as well as the ability to apply new knowledge efficiently.  She is a quick learner and treats her patients with compassion and kindness. In her spare time, Danette enjoys exercise and spending time with her daughter.

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!! * 



Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else. *

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. *

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. *

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job. *

Amy B
* Disclaimer: The claims made on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

Northside Location

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
8455 Clearvista Place
Indianapolis, IN 46256


Downtown Location

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
317 S Delaware St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


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