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Advanced Practice Providers

Scott S. Balderson, PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3496
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-4891
Fax: 919-684-8508
E-mail: balde001@mc.duke.edu
Training: Nova Southeastern University, 1998 
Particular Interests: Thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, lung and esophageal cancer, photo-dynamic therapy, postoperative critical care, PA education, clinical research, VATs lobectomy training, PA surgical resident training.

Teresa DelVecchio, PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3043
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-681-1334
Fax: 919-681-1337
E-mail: delve002@mc.duke.edu
Particular Interests: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, radial artery harvest, postoperative critical care, endoscopic vein harvest training, vein bypass graft patency, PA education, clinical research, patient education.

Scott Edelstein PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3051
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-668-4068
Fax: 919-681-1347
Particular Interests: Acquired heart disease, adult cardiac surgical procedures, radial artery harvest, endoscopic vein harvest, vein bypass graft patency, physician assistant education, clinical research, patient and family education.

Cathy Hogan, ANP-C

Adult Nurse Practitioner
Box 3496
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-4891
Fax: 919-684-8508
Training: UNC Chapel Hill, Adult Nurse Practitioner, emphasis cardiovascular health, 2000
Particular Interests: Thoracic oncology, outpatient care of patients with lung and esophageal cancer, NP education.

Kimberly Howard PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3496
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-4891
Fax: 919-684-8508
Training: Duke University, 2009
Particular Interests: Thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, lung and esophageal cancer, robotically assisted, minimally invasive surgery, postoperative critical care, PA education.

Jennifer Perna, PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3864
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-681-4760
Fax: 919-681-1347
E-mail: perna001@mc.duke.edu
Training: St. Francis College, Loretto, PA, 1996 
Particular Interests: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, radial artery harvest, postoperative critical care, endoscopic vein harvest training, vein bypass graft patency, PA education, clinical research, patient education.

Richard Sabulsky, PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3496
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-668-4069
Fax: 919-681-1347
E-mail: sabul001@mc.duke.edu
Training: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2000 
Particular Interests: Acquired heart disease, thoracic oncology, adult cardiac surgical procedures, radial artery harvest, endoscopic vein harvest, vein bypass graft patency, general thoracic surgical procedures, video assisted thoracoscopy, surgical management of aortic pathology, aortic surveillance, physician assistant education, clinical research, patient and family education, PA surgical resident training.

Elizabeth Scheer, MPAS, PA-C

CVT Surgical Physician Assistant
Box 3051
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-613-4447
Fax: 919-684-7900
Training: University of Florida, 2007
Clinical Interests: surgical and medical management of thoracic aortic disease, acquired heart disease, connective tissue disease, outpatient postoperative care and aortic surveillance, patient and community education, clinical research.