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About Our Team

Bringing out the ​Most Confident you!
Bringing out the ​Most Confident you!

WHO WE ARE

Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute is composed of a group of highly trained medical professionals. Offering both surgical and non-surgical procedures enables our clinic to provide clients with a wide range of treatments to best meet their individual needs. 

We love what we do and strive to make our clinic a place where clients can feel comfortable, cared for and confident. 

WELCOME TO OUR CLINIC

Located in Churchill Square, Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute is a new facility featuring the latest advancements in surgeries, aesthetic treatments and technology and skin care. Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute is the only facility of its kind in Newfoundland that is operated by a licensed Plastic Surgeon.

At our clinic, you’ll find a world-class facility featuring a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures, medical-grade skin care products and expertly-trained staff who are working to help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.

Dr. Shane Seal

MEET DR. SEAL MD, FRCSC

Newfoundland-based licensed plastic surgeon.

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Born and raised in British Columbia, Dr. Seal moved to Vancouver after high school to study at the University of British Columbia where he completed his undergraduate degree and attended Medical School. He was honoured to be chosen as Valedictorian of his medical school graduating class. From Vancouver, he moved to St. John’s where he started his Orthopedic Surgery residency.

​In St. John’s, Dr. Seal discovered his passion for plastic surgery while on rotation with the Plastic Surgery team at the Health Sciences Centre. He then transferred into the Plastic Surgery Training Program at McMaster University in Hamilton.

​It was in Hamilton where he completed his training and was awarded the best clinical research paper during his Chief Residency year. He published several articles while a resident in Hamilton.

​Moving again to Vancouver for additional fellowship training, Dr. Seal enrolled in two fellowships: Breast Reconstruction and Craniofacial Surgery. His time in Vancouver also led to further research projects and journal publications.

​He moved back to St. John’s in 2010 and has been in active practice ever since. He enjoys the diversity of his work, both at the hospital and within his private practice and cares for patients at the Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Hospital and the Janeway. He was the President of the Medical Staff association in 2015-2016 and has been Chair of the Breast Disease Site Group since 2016. Additionally, in 2021 Dr. Seal joined the Specialty Committee in Plastic Surgery for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

​A devoted husband and father, Dr. Seal is kept quite busy during downtime and can usually be found cheering on his four children at hockey, soccer and dance events.

​Dr. Seal is passionate about keeping up-to-date in all developments within the field of plastic surgery. As CEO and Chief Surgeon of Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute, the newest and most modern facility of its kind in the province, he brings the utmost in quality, safety, and privacy to his patients.

Dr. Shane Seal
MD, FRCSC

Dr. Seal

Dr. Shane Seal Plastic Surgery Institute is composed of a group of highly trained medical professionals. Offering both surgical and non-surgical procedures enables our clinic to provide clients with a wide range of treatments to best meet their individual needs. 

JOAN
Operations Manager

Joan Aucoin

Joan is a well of knowledge and experience with her 30 plus years in the medical field. A joy to be around and a key component for keeping things running smoothly here at our clinic.

KEILA
Registered Nurse

Keila Reid

Keila has been with Dr. Seal since September of 2021. With a background in critical care, med-surg  and recovery nursing, her experience is an asset to the clinic. She is dedicated and passionate about client care and believes in connecting with each individual.

Joelene Hiscock
Registered Nurse

Joelene Hiscock BN,RN

Joelene has many years of experience including roles in Primary Care, Oncology, Perioperative, as well as a Nurse Educator role.

Joelene has found her passion this past year by joining Dr. Seal’s clinic as a Surgical Nurse and more recently as an Injectables Nurse. Her main goals are connecting with clients, ensuring they are educated, and helping them be the happiest and most confident version of themselves.

JORDAN
Registered Nurse

Jordan Harrington

Jordan has been working with Dr. Seal since 2013 and has a wealth of experience with past hospital nursing as well as helping our aesthetic surgical patients. Jordan has been injecting neurotoxin (Dysport and Botox) since 2017.

BERNETTA
Medical Aesthetician

Bernetta Pennell

Bernetta takes her time to get to know her patients and is devoted to working with them to find the right treatment for optimal results.

EMILY
Medical Aesthetician

Emily Gallagher

Emily is passionate about the world of aesthetic procedures and clear skin. Emily is continuously learning new practices and is excited to bring them to the clinic each day.

LAURA
Receptionist

Laura Fox

Laura started with Dr. Seal in January of 2022. She has considerable experience in reception and administrative work. Her favourite things about working for Dr. Seal is the team atmosphere and interacting with clients.

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