Ideal Image Appoints Dr. Tara Margarella as Chief Medical Officer

Accomplished Physician and Aesthetics Industry Veteran to Lead Company’s Innovation Pipeline

TAMPA, Fla.--()--Ideal Image, North America’s #1 medical aesthetics provider, today announced the appointment of Tara Margarella, D.O., as Chief Medical Officer. An accomplished physician and senior aesthetics and wellness industry professional, Dr. Margarella has significant experience in practice development, global medical and regulatory strategy direction, customer success initiatives, and go-to-market strategies. In her new role, she will lead Ideal Image’s innovation pipeline and medical team, reporting directly to CEO Sharon Leite.

“As a cosmetic surgeon and former medical affairs director at both well established and early-stage aesthetics companies, Tara has a deep understanding of the needs of both healthcare providers and patients,” said Sharon Leite, CEO of Ideal Image. “Her experience supporting fast-growth aesthetics product companies will be invaluable as we cement our position as an industry innovator and expand our portfolio of products and services to offer a best-in-class customer experience.”

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Margarella will lead Ideal Image’s Medical Board, overseeing the company’s Medical Affairs and Medical Operations Education teams. She will also identify and assess innovative treatments and products for Ideal Image to add to its service portfolio to give customers more options as the company continues to transform the aesthetics, beauty and wellness consumer experience.

“Ideal Image is reimagining the beauty, aesthetics and wellness spaces and I’m thrilled to join the Executive Leadership team at such an exciting time,” said Dr. Margarella. “By harnessing innovation across our aesthetics treatments and services, we will continue to deliver an unmatched and personalized experience to every Ideal Image customer.”

Before joining Ideal Image, Dr. Margarella served as a senior medical director and medical affairs leader. She directed operational and global medical and regulatory strategies at some of the most well-known aesthetics companies, including directing medical education for the facial portfolio at Allergan, as well as at several disruptive aesthetic biotech startups. Prior to that, she spent a number of years practicing as a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Margarella holds a medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at NYU Langone Lutheran Medical Center as well as fellowship training in cosmetic surgery at Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, TN. She also holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from NYU-Polytechnic University.

About Ideal Image

As North America’s #1 medical aesthetics provider, Ideal Image leads the category by delivering affordable and effective face and body treatments through the industry’s largest network of doctors and licensed professionals. With over 20 years of experience and more than 20 million FDA-cleared treatments performed, Ideal Image is an industry trailblazer committed to offering an innovative and effective suite of products and services that are medically led and backed by science. Ideal Image provides a personalized and premium experience grounded in transparency that delivers real results and empowers women through every step of their self-care journey. Follow along as @idealimage transforms aesthetics into a space that celebrates individuality and redefines the beauty ideal.


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Ideal Image, North America’s #1 medical aesthetics provider, today announced the appointment of Tara Margarella, D.O., as Chief Medical Officer.


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