Garner NC: 919 - 747 - 9733

Our providers
We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
Ghulam M. Shaikh, M.D.
Medical Director, MarSha MedSpa
Dr. Shaikh completed medical school from Karachi, Pakistan before proceeding to New York to complete residency at Cornell University. He moved to Eastern North Carolina in 1997 and subsequently to the Triangle in 2000 to lead his own medical practice, Shaikh Medical Clinic, in Garner. Dr. Shaikh has extensive experience in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and minor surgeries. He believes in building community liaisons and is a founding member of Mariam Clinic- serving the local uninsured population. He is also the medical director at Bryan Center Nursing Home. As a part of Wake AHEC, he trains medical students from Duke, UNC Chapel Hill and Campbell University. He has 3 boys and enjoys his weekends hiking trails across the Triangle. With his wealth of knowledge in medical anatomy, contraindications, and intramuscular injections, he is always present onsite to perform medical aesthetic consultations and procedures at MarSha MedSpa.
Joy Linkous, NP
nurse Practitioner, MarSha MedSpa
Joy Linkous is a nurse practitioner in adult gerontology.  She is a graduate of New River Community College (AS in nursing), Winston-Salem State University (BS in nursing), and UNC-Chapel Hill (MS in nursing).  Her medical career began in 2007 gaining experience in various specialties such as Orthopedic, Psychiatric, and Cardiovascular care.  She believes that good health and happiness are a priority in life.  She is excited and committed to promoting the medical weight loss program at MarSha Medspa developing education around nutrition and weight loss that helps patients set realistic and attainable goals.  She understands the struggles with weight loss and works diligently with patients.  Additionally, Joy has a strong passion for aesthetics and is trained in injectables (Botox, Fillers, Sculptra, PRP) and Laser hair/pigment/vein removal.  Her goal is building custom treatment plans to achieve your unique goals and help you feel amazing, inside and out.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and traveling.
Hali Emge, RN
Registered Nurse, MarSha MedSpa
 Hali Emge, RN has been in the medical aesthetics industry since 2013. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Montana State University. She has been an aesthetic nurse injector since 2019. She is very experienced with laser treatments, Botox, dermal fillers & biostimulators, such as Sculptra. Hali has a natural & conservative approach to aesthetic medicine- “I believe beauty goes much deeper than skin deep. My goal is for my patients to look & feel like the best, most refreshed, & rejuvenated version of themselves. I want them all to feel confident in their own beautiful skin.” During her time off, she enjoys paddleboarding, hiking, & exploring NC with her husband, daughter, & two german shepherd dogs.
Rachael Taylor, P.A.
Physician Assistant – MarSha MedSpa
Rachel Taylor, P.A. Physician Assistant – MarSha MedSpa Rachael is a Physician Associate (PA) who has a passion for performing procedures and injections to help patients feel more comfortable in their own skin. She graduated from Medical University of South Carolina’s PA program in 2010 and began her practice in Orthopedic Surgery prior to switching to Aesthetic Medicine. Her passion is in skin care, particularly as she has lifelong struggle with acne, and is now trying to stave off the aging process! She specializes in injectables such as neurotoxin, filler, and PRP, as well as laser treatments for skin tightening, veins, and pigmentation. Her goal for patients is the same as for herself – to improve self esteem and confidence by helping patients feel naturally beautiful!

Outside of work, she loves to run, eat good food, and travel. She and her husband have two Pomeranian-mix pups who are their babies. She believes champagne is for anytime, not just for special occasions, because if you wait to treat yourself to the good stuff, you may never get your chance!
Ashley Salinas – LE
Licensed Esthetician – Marsha Medspa
Ashley was born and raised in Raleigh NC. She graduated from Garner High and proceeded to Esthetics School at Wake Technical College in Raleigh. Her interest in skincare grew as she battled acne issues in early teenage years and was prescribed Accutane. She is keen to help clients achieve skincare goals through various options available at MarSha MedSpa. Ashley is certified in Skin Pen through Crowne Aesthetics and is knowledgeable in administration of treatments for acne scars. She is bilingual and is passionate to spread her knowledge among diverse communities. She is also certified in various skincare treatments including facials, peels, lashes, microdermabrasion, etc. In her free time, Ashley enjoys enhancing her skill set through various certifications. She is an animal lover and particularly enjoys playing with dogs. She is a vital member of MarSha MedSpa team as she also helps manage the front desk, and is available for in person and phone consults.
Aimee Smalley – LME
Licensed Medical Esthetician- MarSha MedSpa
Aimee graduated from UNCW with a degree in Mathematics. After many years of teaching, she decided it was time for a change. She attended Wake Tech Community College and became a Licensed Esthetician. Following her graduation, she attended a course in Medical Aesthetics and became certified in Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Laser Hair Removal and other procedures only available in a medical setting. She is certified in SkinPen MN through Crowne Aesthetics. Aimee has been happily married for 31 years and has 4 great kids. When not working or spending time with family, she enjoys reading and crocheting. She has been a resident of Garner since 2008.
Natalie Baba, RN
Registered Nurse – MarSha MedSpa
Born and raised in the Triangle, Natalie and her husband recently moved back to the area this past year after having lived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the better part of 2021. She graduated from Campbell University with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing, and has worked in surgical services at both UNC Rex in Raleigh as well as Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in the Triad. Well versed in PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) and Endoscopy, Natalie is skilled in the administration of different types of medications, starting and removing IV’s, and performing various procedures. Natalie helps trains nurses and assists those in charge at PACU – UNC Rex. She is a team player who is passionate about using her clinical assessment skills to prevent complications, and provide the best possible outcome for her patients. Natalie has a strong passion for aesthetics as she was once a client looking to better herself. She is trained and certified in the administration of Botox, Laser hair/pigment/vein removal services, Skin Pen microneedling and PRP treatments. In her free time, Natalie enjoys volunteering at Saving Grace Animal Shelter, walking her own rescue pup named Meeko, baking, and reading (preferably on the beach).
Genesis Nina – ME
Medical Esthetician- MarSha MedSpa
Genesis Nina was born in Elizabeth New Jersey. Her love for the beauty industry began at a very young age, modeling for her mother in her make-up and high heels. She has had a passion for the beauty industry her entire life and this framed her career path. She graduated from Durham Tech at the top of her skin care class. After working at lash salons and day spas, she has found a home at Marsha MedSpa doing what she loves most, which is helping people achieve skincare goals. Genesis is bilingual and is savvy with social media content creation. She has trained in SkinPen Microneedling, Clarity Laser and NuEra RF. She also specializes in waxing, eyelash lifts. makeup applications, facials, microdermabrasion and more . Her goal is to help clients achieve their desired look and by enhancing their natural beauty using the most innovative techniques.
Mariya Shaikh
Managing Director - MarSha MedSpa
Mariya Shaikh has been a resident of the Triangle since 2000. She has an MBA from East Carolina University and has served in Finance roles within the tech sector as well as the pharmaceutical industry. She founded MarSha MedSpa in 2020 as an extension of services at Shaikh Medical Clinic. It is her goal to market services of MarSha MedSpa to the greater JOCO area and beyond. She also connects MarSha MedSpa to various organizations through volunteer efforts. Mariya has been an active volunteer in various organizations across the Triangle including IAR, ZFNC and WCPSS in addition to local churches and charity clinics. She enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.
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