About Dr. Giesswein

Peter Giesswein, M.D.Peter Giesswein, M.D. graduated from the medical school at Albert Ludwig’s University in Freiburg, Germany . He completed residency training in General Surgery at York Hospital, and his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at The Pennsylvania State University—Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Giesswein completed an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship in Los Angeles and has done advanced training under internationally respected plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, Brazil, and Germany.

He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery in both Germany and the United States. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the co-founder and member of the German Association for Plastic Surgeons, Chapter Berlin. Dr. Giesswein was selected to be listed in the 2004-2005 Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, published by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, based on his experience, training, professional associations, and board certifications.

Miriam Chesky, PA-C

Miriam Chesky, PA-CMiriam Chesky, PA-C received her Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences degrees at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA – completing her studies in 2008. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) and is also a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA).

After graduating, Miriam returned to St. Francis University to guest lecture for three years. She has also practiced in the primary care settings of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine for the prior 5 years before joining Giesswein Plastic Surgery in April, 2013.

Miriam is an Allergan Trained Injector and an Alma certified Laser Technician. She has developed and currently oversees the Photodynamic Therapy portion of the practice.

Whitney Amato, PA-C

Whitney Amato, PA-C​Whitney Amato, PA-C received her Master of Medical Science from Arcadia University in 2009. Whitney comes to Giesswein Plastic Surgery after 6 years of practicing medicine in the family and urgent care medical fields. Originally born and raised in Maryland, Whitney graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dickinson College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

​Whitney is active in the Carlisle community. She is currently the President of the South of South Street Neighborhood Association and she co-chaired the Butcher Tot Lot Improvement Project from 2012-2014.

I was referred to Dr. Giesswein by my medical doctor’s office due to an infected cyst in front of my left ear. Miriam drained it and then yesterday Dr. Giesswein removed the sac so it wouldn’t come back. Everyone in the office is very nice and friendly. The procedure was almost painless. Dr. Giesswein said that the worst part was injecting the medicine to numb it. I hardly felt that. I would recommend their office to anyone needing any kind of dermatology or plastic surgery.


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