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Surgical, Surgical PA, Surgical Physician Assistant, Surgical PA, PA ENT PA, Ear Nose Throat PA, Ear Nose Throat Physician Assistant, Ear Nose Throat PA, Ear Nose Throat Physician Assistant, Inpatient Surgery, Pre op, Post op, Pre op, Post op, Surgical Consults, Allergy, Allergies, Otolaryngology, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery PA, General Surgery Physicians Assistant, Ophthalmology, Optometry,

Expert No. 3912

 

EDUCATION
    
Master of Science: Physician Assistant Studies: August 2002
Philadelphia University Physician Assistant Program: Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts: Biology: May 2000
University of Delaware: Newark, DE

WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2011-Present            
Private Healthcare: Wilmington, DE
Surgical PA
First-assisting in OR in General Surgery plus all Surgical subspecialties (Vascular, ENT, Orthopedics,DaVinci Robotic Surgery, GYN, Urology)    
Other responsibilities: Floor management of Inpatients, pre/post surgical care, surgical consults, Central line insertion, incision/drainage, wound care,Wound vacs in conjunction with 
team of 6 PAs.  
Coordination of care, patient/family education, strong
Physician-PA relationships
                        
Dec 2005- June 2011        
Ear/Nose/Throat Associates 
Exton, PA
Busy 4-Physician and 2 PA practice with 4 offices 
Implemented and developed successful 
Allergy Center within the practice. High level of 
autonomy with strong physician-PA relationships. 
Responsibilities included: diagnosis and treatment of Otolaryngic disease and disorders, patient office hours, pre and post-operative care, surgical first assist, inpatient care and
consultations, office procedures, laryngoscopy, rigid endoscopy, assisting staff and nurses with patient care, emphasis on patient and family education, collaboration with patient care 
with audiology staff for hearing and balance disorders.

Jan 2007- June 2011             
Co-Director Allergy Center: Exton, PA
Assisted in Development of state- of -the -art allergy center to include allergy testing and treatment involving allergy shots and the exciting addition of Sublingual immunotherapy.  
Oversaw and managed allergy nurse, patient care and clinical issues.  

Nov 2003- 2005    
ENT & Associates/ Cosmetic Surgery Center: Philadelphia, PA
Busy 2 Physician practice and first PA in the practice. Developed and implemented highly successful allergy component to the practice. 
Responsibilities included specialty care in Otolaryngology and Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery,patient office hours and care, office procedure, pre
and post-operative care, inpatient care and consultations, surgical first-assisting, laser skin care and hair removal, and patient education.

Dec 2002-Nov 2003    
Surgical First-Assistant: Care Health System: Christiana, DE
First assisting in OR for General, Vascular, ENT, Plastics, Orthopedics, Neurology, Urology.  Worked on a team of 25 PA’s, with over 60 surgeons and also surgical residents. 
Other responsibilities included pre and post operative care, wound care, H & P’s, patient and family education and call time.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
        
Philadelphia University Physician Assistant Program
Associate Professor/Adjunct Faculty for Ear/Nose/Throat Module for 
Clinical Medicine course
Preceptor for Physician Assistant Students for their 
6-week clinical rotations

Medical Missions: 
Senegal West Africa; 2 week medical mission February 2008

Volunteer Health Program affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary: Santiago, Dominican Republic
8-day Ophthalmology/Optometry Clinic: March 2007, January 2000

        

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA)
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants (DAPA)

CERTIFICATIONS

Current NCCPA certification
Current CME requirements for NCCPA        
Delaware Physician Assistant License (Active)
Pennsylvania Physician Assistant License (Inactive)
DEA Registration and Licensure
ACLS/CPR

SPECIAL SKILLS/ACTIVITIES

Hospital Disaster and Infection Control Committees
Basic/Intermediate Language Proficiency in Spanish

 

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