Barb Pieper – Registered Nurse

Barb Pieper was born, raised, and educated in the Siouxland area. She has been practicing as a registered nurse for over 35 years, focusing primarily on surgical care. Over the years, Barb has specialized in ophthalmology, ENT, orthopaedics, and now, for the second time in her career, plastic surgery. She has traveled across the country as a locum tenens surgical nurse, but was eager to return to Sioux City for a nursing position with Dr. Steele at Tri-State Specialists. As a breast cancer survivor she has served on many local boards and committees that educate, fundraise, and advocate for breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. When she is not working, Barb enjoys time with her children and grandchildren, playing the guitar, bike riding, and Iowa Hawkeye football.

Keri Steele – Patient Advocate/Director of Social Media

Keri, Dr. Steele’s wife runs the social media campaign for the practice. Additionally, she is here to help make each patient’s experience truly extraordinary. As a former nurse and patient, she understands what it’s like to have plastic surgery all the way from the consult to surgery to the recovery period. She works behind the scenes helping Dr. Steele ensure a first class experience for every patient.