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.


Shelby Johnson, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner – MarSha MedSpa

Shelby moved to Raleigh, NC, with her husband and son back in 2020. Raised in North Carolina, right outside of Charlotte, she has traveled a lot with her nursing career from North Carolina to Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Nursing at UNC Charlotte. After finishing graduate school, she was awarded M.S. in Nursing – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree and became board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In the Virgin Islands, she began teaching as an assistant professor at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and practicing at an Internal Medicine/Hematology/Oncology clinic. After moving back to the states in 2020, she continues to practice as a nurse practitioner and teach at the university as a visiting professor. Shelby has a keen interest in medical aesthetics and is certified in SkinPen MicroNeedling and Lutronic Clarity Laser treatments as well as IV Therapy. With her wealth of nursing experience, Shelby can assess patient medical history and educate patients on skin care concerns and help clients achieve skincare goals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and pets, being outdoors, cooking, and playing guitar.


Ashley Salinas – Licensed Esthetician

Licensed Esthetician – MarshaMedspa

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 – Licensed Medical Esthetician

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.


Julissa Lazaro, RN

Registered Nurse – MarSha MedSpa

Julissa Urquizo was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She moved to USA at age 7 and has been raised in North Carolina. She is a proud, first generation nursing college graduate in her family. She holds extensive bilingual knowledge. Julissa obtain her nursing degree at Johnston Community College. Her nursing background experience comes from working in the Emergency Department for over 4 years.  Her interest in skincare started as she has a passion for helping others achieve their optimal skincare goals. Julissa is certified in Skin Pen by Crowne Aesthetics and is proficient in IV Therapy and PRP draws. Julissa, husband, and 4 yorkies dogs are anxious waiting for their first baby on the way very soon! She is also currently working on obtaining her Bachelors and then Masters degree. 


Sarah A. Gonzalez, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC

Registered Nurse – Marsha MedSpa

Sarah has always had a passion for helping others feel their best. She graduated nursing school at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2006 and practiced for several years in Oncology and Internal Medicine. In 2012 Sarah completed her graduate degree at UCONN and became a board-certified Nurse Practitioner (NP.) She practiced for several years as an NP while living in CT.  In 2017, Sarah and her husband moved to North Carolina to raise their family. After moving, Sarah stepped back from her NP role to fully enjoy the southern lifestyle and raising her young boys. Sarah has a passionate interest in medical esthetics and is skilled in SkinPen MicroNeedling, IV Therapy, and Lutronic Clarity Laser treatments. With nearly 15 years of experience in the various medical fields, Sarah brings her wealth of knowledge, expertise, and passion for helping others to the MedSpa as an RN while she works towards reinstating her North Carolina NP license. She looks forward to meeting new clients and providing detailed education while sharing in their joy as they achieve their wellness goals.  In her leisure time, Sarah can be found on an outdoor adventure with her family, traveling, volunteering at the school or running a charity for kids.


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 2000 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.