Akinwunmi Ojo-Carons, MD

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Akinwunmi Ojo-Carons is a board certified, highly skilled, and experienced urologist and surgeon with a passion for providing exceptional care to patients from diverse backgrounds. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002 and earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Ojo-Carons went on to complete his residency in Surgery/Urology at Northshore-LIJ Medical Center, Hofstra University in 2015.

With his specialized training and expertise, Dr. Ojo-Carons is dedicated to addressing a range of urinary tract conditions and disorders, including voiding dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder. Dr. Ojo-Carons also completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Metro Urology at Minnesota under the tutelage of Dr Steven Siegel in 2016. He has honed his expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex pelvic floor disorders.

As an active member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics Female Pelvic Medicine &Urogenital Reconstruction, the Endourological Society, the Société Internationale d’Urologie, and the American Medical Association, Dr. Ojo-Carons stays up-to-date on the latest research and techniques in his field. He has contributed significantly to the advancement of urology through his research work, including papers published in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional meetings.

In addition to his clinical and research work, Dr. Ojo-Carons is passionate about global health medicine and has pursued additional training in this area. He completed multiple Global Health trip and initiative in the Department of Urology at Justinien Hospital in Haiti in 2014, where he gained invaluable experience providing care in a resource-limited setting. Dr. Ojo-Carons travels back to his home country of Nigeria frequently to open up more avenues to serve the international community.

Overall, Dr. Akin Ojo-Carons’ dedication to advancing the field of urology, providing exceptional care to his patients, and his commitment to global health medicine make him a highly respected and sought-after urologist and surgeon. His educational background and training demonstrate his commitment to excellence in urology, pelvic medicine, and global health, as well as his desire to provide high-quality care to patients from diverse backgrounds and communities.

Pam Ikem

Chief Operations Officer

Pamela is a compassionate and driven healthcare professional hailing from Greenville, South Carolina. With an impressive background that includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Registered Nurse (RN) certification, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Pamela is a powerhouse in her field. Her education and experience have enabled her to make a significant impact on patients’ lives while also understanding the complexities of healthcare management.
Outside of her professional life, Pamela is an avid reader, constantly expanding her knowledge and staying up to date with the latest trends in healthcare and personal development. She also maintains a healthy balance in her life through her love for kickboxing, a physically demanding and empowering sport that keeps her in top shape mentally and physically.

Pamela’s passion for music is undeniable, and she particularly enjoys Afrobeats, a genre that allows her to express herself through rhythm and movement. As a proud South Carolinian, Pamela enthusiastically supports her favorite sports team, the Carolina Panthers, and never misses a chance to cheer them on during the NFL season.
One aspect of life that Pamela is particularly passionate about is sexual health, which is why she loves Climax. Climax’s holistic approach to sexual health has resonated with her, as she believes in the importance of addressing physical, emotional, and mental well-being in a comprehensive manner. She appreciates how Climax empowers individuals to explore their sexuality in a safe and positive environment, and how they consistently strive to provide accurate, non-judgmental information to their clients.
With her dedication to healthcare and personal growth, Pamela’s exceptional skills and empathetic nature make her a valuable asset to any team. Her passion for music, sports, and wellness reflects her commitment to living a balanced and fulfilling life.

Debbie Palley

Nurse Practitioner

Debbie is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 30 years of experience in the nursing field. She spent the first sixteen years of her nursing career caring for patients in the hospital setting. In 2009, she returned to school, graduating in 2011 from Old Dominion University with her Master’s Degree in Nursing, and was credentialed as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She continued her nursing career as a primary care provider in various clinical settings.

She became interested in aesthetic medicine in 2018 and trained in administering Botox and dermal fillers. Debbie partners with those in her care to fully understand their desires, concerns, and expectations. She incorporates these elements in forming a plan of treatment to optimize desired results. Her priority is patient safety and comfort, and she is gentle in her approach and techniques.

Debbie is a 20-year resident of Virginia Beach, VA. She spent her childhood as a “Navy brat,” living mostly on the Eastern Seaboard. She is a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother. She found her passion at the age of 50, learning to horseback ride, then purchasing her own horse, named Max. She and Max enjoy many adventures camping with friends and trail riding.

Angelica Vargas

Patient Care Coordinator

Angelica is an experienced and skilled healthcare professional who is pleased to present patients with compassionate and empathetic care. Formerly residing in Indiana, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences within the track of Health Administration at Indiana University Northwest. She has implemented numerous patient-centered strategies, resulting in increased patient engagement and satisfaction.

With Angelica as your Patient Care Coordinator, you can expect effective education on the treatments, procedures, and products with strategic plans that meet your needs. Outside of Climax Aesthetic Surgery, Angelica enjoys utilizing her free time with engaging in new hikes on different trails that Virginia has to offer as well as trying out new recipes for Sunday dinners. She enjoys traveling while learning and adapting to new cultures, finding commonalities between people everywhere, and trying a bunch of new foods. Her taste in music varies; she can listen to country one minute with her playlist changing to 90’s R&B the next. She can also be found spending quality time with family back home in Northwest Indiana. Angelica is passionate about self-growth; she is motivated to continuously learn new skills that can enhance her knowledge, challenging tasks, and emotional intelligence.

Rosette Garrote

Executive Assistant and Front Desk Manager

Rozz is a licensed pharmacist with a passion for helping others. After graduating from Centro Escolar University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Rozz went on to pass the Pharmacist Licensure Examination with flying colors.

Outside of work, Rozz enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking/baking, and watching documentaries. She is also a fan of Crime Scene Investigation shows—everyone knows how Rozz gets thrilled beyond words in solving complex mysteries and in understanding the human mind.

In their work, Rozz ensures to bring her inquisitive nature to discover what the best solution is available to their patients—and in essence, to bring the highest quality care possible to them. After all, Rozz believes that building positive relationships with patients is essential to understanding their needs and providing them with the best possible service.

While it is true that Rozz makes sure to tackle work one day at a time, she remains hopeful and ingeniously curious on what the future will hold for her and what fun, new things she will learn at work.

Jessica Lopez

Licensed Practical Nurse

Jessica Lopez is a United States Navy Veteran and a native of San Diego, California. She earned her nursing education from ECPI’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program in Virginia Beach and is set to graduate their Registered Nursing Program in January 2024.

Jessica’s artistic soul shines through her passion for drawing, cultivated since she could first grasp a pencil. During her leisure hours, she enjoys visiting local breweries in the company of her spouse and their huskies, Kona and Luka. Additionally, she loves to attend concerts and enjoy live music.

Jessica started her journey in the aesthetics field in 2021, and it was love at first sight. The science behind aesthetic procedures fascinated her, and her greatest joy lies in boosting her patients’ confidence, helping them embrace their true selves.

Lisa DeJesus, CST

Surgical and Procedure Assistant

Favorite Thing about Climax: We are a family that cares about our patients. Also, we love talking about sexual health, not whispering!

Xipi Amin

Phlebotomist and Clinical Assistant

My favorite thing about Climax Aesthetic Surgery is the awareness and openness to female sexual health it brings to our local community. An integral part of the practice is to spread knowledge and create conversation about the advancements female sexual health has made.

Paula Ananias

Media Intern

My favorite thing about Climax is how they always think about the details. From decoration to treatments, everything is done for making our patients feel at home – comfortable and relaxed.

Cristian Ruiz

Digital Marketing Associate

My association with Climax Aesthetic Surgery goes beyond professional ties; it’s a commitment to transformative procedures that significantly impact our valued clients. Witnessing individuals regain confidence post-procedure is a rewarding outcome of Climax’s dedication to excellence in medical and aesthetic services.

What makes Climax unique is the inclusive and supportive atmosphere created by our esteemed team. Dr. Ojo-Carons’s approachability has contributed to a workplace that feels like a community, prioritizing the well-being of each individual.