Plastic Surgery Nurses


Nicole Bailey, RN, BSNNicole Bailey

Nicole graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2000 with a BS in Nursing. She began her career at Princeton Medical Center in New Jersey on a surgical floor for orthopedic and plastic surgery patients. For the next six years, Nicole worked as a home health nurse. After moving to North Carolina in 2007, she continued her nursing career caring for burn patients at the UNC Jaycee Burn Center. She joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in January 2010. Nicole takes a special interest in patient education, continuity of care, and wound healing. Nicole is the nurse for Dr. Lynn Damitz.
Nicole may be reached at or (919) 843-1086.




 Rachel Heller, RN  Heller indiv.

Rachel graduated cum laude from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing in 1997. She also has a BA in History and Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and had a previous career in the field of urban renewal and public administration. The death of a friend with AIDS in the late 1980's spurred her to make a career change to nursing. Rachel began her nursing career at Duke University on a surgical floor, caring for plastic surgery and urology patients. She has also worked in family practice and outpatient surgical settings. In 2006, Rachel came to UNC Hospitals to work for the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, and in July 2009 she joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Rachel works primarily with pediatric plastic surgery patients, specializing in the care of children born with cleft lip and palate. She is certified in ACLS and PALS and is a certified volunteer Nursing Mothers counselor. She takes a special interest in patient and family education. Rachel is the Pediatric and Craniofacial Surgery nurse for Dr John van Aalst and Dr. Jesse Goldstein and shares patient care coordination for Dr Nelson Castillo.
Rachel may be reached at or (919) 843-1088.



 Jeanne Maxwell, RNMaxwell indiv

Jeanne graduated from Pilgrim School of Nursing, NY in 1977 and in 1991 earned her BS in Nursing at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She began her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Pediatrics, moving to St Joseph Hospital in Baltimore in 1987 as staff RN then Nurse Manager of Outpatient Multi-Specialty Clinics,GI diagnostic unit, and the Pre-Admission Testing Unit, and in 1990 as staff RN on an Inpatient Orthopedic Clinic. Jeanne continued in Inpatient Orthopedic Nursing at UNC after moving to North Carolina in 1992, moving to the Surgery Clinics in 1993. Jeanne is certified in Plastic Surgical Nursing and has a special interest in burn reconstruction and continuity of care. She is the nurse for Dr Scott Hultman. Jeanne may be reached at or at (919) 843-1251.