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EVH TEAM OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2014

EVH Team At Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, VA.

Howard Nieman, PA-C

Howard comes to Inova Fairfax with nearly 30 years of harvesting experience as a certified physician assistant (PA). He started his cardiovascular surgery career at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 1986, rising to become the Chief PA for over a decade. He left Inova in 2004 to move to Washington State, then returned to Inova Fairfax in September 2012. Howard completed his PA studies at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV, and then completed his surgical residency at Montifiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He was recently awarded the MAQUET Diamond Award for completing more than 2,000 EVH cases with the MAQUET EVH System.

Liza Szelkowski, PA-C

Liza has been a cardiothoracic surgery physician assistant at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute for nearly a decade, performing open and endoscopic vein harvesting in the operating room, among other procedures. Prior to Inova Fairfax, she was at Binghamton Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons in Johnson City, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She is currently a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS) and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. She was recently awarded the MAQUET Diamond Award for completing more than 2,000 EVH cases with the MAQUET EVH System.

Erica Lin, PA-C

Erica has been a cardiovascular and thoracic physician assistant performing EVH at Inova Fairfax Hospital since 2010. Prior to that, she was at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY, for nearly two years. After graduating from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, she then completed her Masters in Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of APACVS and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). She was recently awarded the MAQUET Platinum Award for completing more than 1,500 EVH cases with the MAQUET EVH System.

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