Providers & Staff

At Clara MediSpa in Colorado Springs, our highly trained providers and professional support staff bring you exceptional care. From the time you make your appointment until you walk out the door, you will receive the warmly attentive service you deserve. We are medical providers first – and you can trust our quality of care.

To schedule an appointment, call our office at (719) 579-5555 or request a consultation online.

James Banich, MD

James Banich, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. James Banich is a plastic surgeon with deep expertise in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

He received his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University where he also completed residencies in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Banich earned his bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University.

He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to joining Vanguard, Dr. Banich was part of the Mayo Health System for 10 years.

Dr. Banich has special interests in facial reconstruction, skin cancer, breast surgery, rhinoplasty, facial aesthetic surgery, body contouring and liposuction.

Fun facts:

  • Acted in 7 theatrical productions during college
  • Has studied wild horse combat
  • Is married to a physician

Vinh Chung, MD

Vinh Chung, MD

Vinh Chung, MDBoard-Certified Dermatologist

“We never compromise patient safety and well-being, because we are, first and foremost, medical providers. I want to make sure you are well taken care of.”

Dr. Vinh Chung is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon. Dr. Chung graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a BA in biology. He earned a master of theology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He then attended Harvard Medical School for his medical degree. Amidst his medical studies, Dr. Chung studied at the University of Sydney as a Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Chung is also the founding physician of Vanguard Skin Specialists. His memoir, Where the Wind Leads, is available on amazon.com, bn.com, and in bookstores.

Mandy Brown, RN

Mandy Brown, RN

Mandy Brown, RNAesthetic RN

Rebekah Krosky

Rebekah Krosky

MediSpa Coordinator

Rebekah has been a licensed Aesthetician since 1999. She has advanced training in both medical grade skin care and cosmetic treatments. Rebekah has worked as a salon manager in Denver and Washington, DC. She transitioned to working under physicians in 2013.

Rebekah has 2 children and enjoys spending time with her extended family in Denver.

Beth Parke

Beth Parke

Beth ParkeFinance Coordinator

Beth graduated from East Central University with a marketing and finance degree and from Texas State University with an accounting degree.

Fun facts:

  • Was a stay-at-home mom for 18 years
  • Currently a soccer mom
  • Loves to cook

Leisle Chung, MBA

Leisle Chung, MBA

Leisle Chung, MBABusiness Director

Leisle co-founded Clara MediSpa, along with her husband, Dr. Vinh Chung. Leisle graduated magna cum laude from Yale College, and she has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Fun facts:

  • Grew up on a farm in rural Arkansas
  • Has lived in 4 different countries and traveled to over 30 countries
  • Has degrees in American Studies and Theology

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