Montclair University, B.S.
Seton Hall, M.S.
New Jersey Medical School, PA-C
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (CRO)
Society of Emergency PAs
American Academy of Physician Assistants
After practicing for many years in internal medicine and emergency medicine, Nilla DeFazio was brought on board to enhance the professional services offered by The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Eatontown, New Jersey. Ms. DeFazio is a certified Physician Assistant. After obtaining a degree in Chemistry and Biology from Montclair University, she continued to pursue her goal of a career in medicine. Ms. DeFazio continued on to earn degrees from the graduate school of Medical Education at Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry. Ms. DeFazio completed her medical - surgical training at St. Michaels Medical Center and St. Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. She has also been educated and trained as a trauma specialist. Ms. DeFazio works closely with the Physicians at The Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in order to provide the most comprehensive state of the art services to her patients. She is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (CRO), Society of Emergency PAs, and A.A.P.A. Ms. DeFazio has a special interest in facial interventions and continues to stay abreast of the latest cutting edge procedures and treatments to make these services available to the patients of The Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Physician Assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed to practice medicine in collaboration with a Physician. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services throughout the United States. PAs are highly skilled professionals educated to use the same medical procedures as their Physician counterparts. PAs take medical histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret diagnostic testing, perform surgical procedures and prescribe medications. PA's practice in virtually every medical specialty from family medicine to surgery.
Physician Assistant certification: before they can practice graduates of accredited PA programs must pass a national certification exam that has been jointly developed by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. After obtaining certification, a license is issued by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain certification, PAs must earn 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for we certification exam every six years. These requirements, keep them abreast of all medical advances.
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