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Elizabeth Rice RPA-C

About Elizabeth


Elizabeth Rice RPA-CWe are so excited to have Elizabeth Rice RPA-C join the NYCVA team. Bio coming soon!

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Hetisha Desai, MPAS, PA-C

Hetisha Desai, MPAS, PA-C

About Hetisha


Hetisha Desai, MPAS, PA-CHetisha Desai is an exemplary physician assistant and is well trained in treating cardiovascular diseases. She is knowledgeable and well experienced in managing patient care and treats her patients with kindness and compassion.

Physician Assistant School:
Alderson Broaddus College, Philippi, WV.

Certifications:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant – New York
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Expertise and Interests:
Cardiovascular disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Assisting in peripheral interventions
Clinical research on peripheral vascular diseases
Performing stress tests

Najabh Farraj, RPA-C

Najabh Farraj, RPA-C

About Najabh


Najabh Farraj, RPA-C(Fluent in English and Arabic)Ms. Farraj is one of the most accomplished Physician Assistants in New York City. She initially worked at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, one of the city’s busiest and most challenging medical centers and now has brought that experience and knowledge to New York Cardiovascular Associates. Ms. Farraj has won several awards for her work in heart failure. Early in her career, she spent time as a teacher of math and science in a grade school. Her teaching ability continues to be one of her greatest strengths, teaching her medical technique and organization to students and peers alike.

Education:
Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio (majored in biology)
Associate Bachelor Degree, Cum Laude from City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Bachelor of Science as a Physician’s Assistant from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Expertise and Interests:
The techniques of non-invasive Cardiology such as cardiac devices, stress testing and echocardiography
Performs ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy
Significant training in Heart Failure programs
Coordinating Community Awareness Events: Heart Failure Awareness Week, Vein Screenings and the Go Red programs

Professional Experience:
Laboratory assistant at Notre Dame College
Served as a liaison and manager of the VNS Heart Failure program at Kings County
Research Fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center of New York (investigated Parkinson’s Disease)

Current positions:
Clinical Coordinator at New York Cardiovascular Associates
Oversees all training and scheduling of Medical Assistants and the Physician’s Assistants at New York Cardiovascular Associates

Sibil Pathickal, MPA-C

Sibil Pathickal, MPA-C

About Sibil


Sibil Pathickal MPA-CSibil Pathickal is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant and member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is licensed in both New Jersey and New York after completing her dual degree program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Sibil received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology in 2013. In 2015, she obtained her Master’s Degree of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. During her training, Sibil was exposed to various areas of the medical field which strengthened her clinical knowledge while growing as an aspiring health care provider. As part of the New York Cardiovascular Associates health care team, she strives to provide the best care and treatment for her patients.

Education:
Seton Hall University, BA
Seton Hall University, MS

Certifications:
New Jersey State Physician Assistant License
New York State Physician Assistant License
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Expertise and Interests:
Sleep Medicine
Pulmonology

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Bora Kim

Bora Kim

About Bora


Bora KimBora Kim is a cardiology physician assistant in New York City. She started her career in coronary care unit at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Currently, she is broadening her cardiology specialty as an electrophysiology physician assistant at New York University Langone Medical Center. She spends her days off working part-time at New York Cardiovascular Associates.

Education:
Wagner College, BS and MS in Advance PA Studies

Certifications:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant – New York
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Expertise and Interests:
Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular medicine
Critical care medicine

Jovi Azlin

Jovi Azlin

About Jovi


Jovi AzlinJovi is fluent in French and Creole. She graduated from Long Island University in July 2007 with Cum Laude. She is nationally board certified and worked at Lenox Hill for 3 years in interventional cardiology the New York Presbyterian-Cornell for the past 6 years in clinical cardiology in the CCU and cardiac step down unit. She has a firm grasp of critical care and clinical cardiology and solid decision-making capacity. She knows the correct questions to ask and when to ask them.

Jovi possesses a unique combination of knowledge, work ethic and compassion. At the same time, she makes the patients feel at ease when they are most vulnerable. She is their finest advocate.

Eager to learn and given her love for mission trips abroad, she is aspiring to obtain a master’s degree in public health (MPH).

Now as a part of the NYCVA team, she can be relied upon to address each and every care issue that is discussed.

Education:
Long Island University, BS
Walden University, MPH

Certifications:
National commission on Certification of Physician Assistant- New York
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Expertise and Interests:
Perform pacemaker and defibrillator interrogations with and without programming
Perform cardiovascular stress testing

Jovi Azlin

Sachi Patel, MSPAS, PA-C

About Sachi


Sachi Patel, MSPAS, PA-C
Sachi Patel is a board certified physician assistant; licensed to practice in the state of New York. She graduated with Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies in 2016 from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her training Sachi gained experience in different medical specialties with special interest in cardiovascular medicine. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati. Warm and compassionate approach towards patient care characterizes her and she thrives to provide comprehensive care for her patients along with the team of experienced and dedicated providers at NYCVA. With her extensive past experience as a teaching assistant, she promotes self-care by educating her patients about their medical conditions and helps them adopt healthier life style.

Education:
BS – Rowan University, NJ
MSPAS – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA

Certifications:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
New York State Physician Assistant License
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Expertise and Interests:
Cardiovascular disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Cardiovascular nuclear stress tests
Preventive Medicine

Publications:
Patel, Sachi, “Is Polidocanol Foam Sclerotherapy Effective in Treating Varicose Veins as Compared to Conventional Treatments?” (2016). PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship. 291.

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

New York Cardiovascular Associates