Our Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tara Margarella
Tara Margarella, DO, is an accomplished physician and aesthetics and wellness industry professional with significant experience across practice development, global medical and regulatory strategy, customer success initiatives, and go-to-market strategies. As Chief Medical Officer at Ideal Image, she leads the company’s innovation pipeline and medical board, overseeing the Medical Affairs and Medical Operations Education teams in addition to assessing innovative treatments and products for Ideal Image to add to its portfolio.
Prior to joining Ideal Image, Dr. Margarella served as a senior medical director and medical affairs leader, directing operational and global medical and regulatory strategies at both well-known pharmaceutical companies and disruptive biotech startups. She most recently served as Senior Medical Director at Endo Aesthetics. Prior to that, she was Director of Global Scientific Education and Training at Allergan, where she was responsible for the company’s facial portfolio. Dr. Margarella has also served as Vice President of Global Medical Affairs at Thermi and as Director of Scientific Strategy at Suneva Medical. Earlier in her career, she spent a number of years practicing as a cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Margarella holds a medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at NYU Langone Lutheran Medical Center as well as fellowship training in cosmetic surgery at Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, TN. She also holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from NYU-Polytechnic University.