Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Amy Decker
Amy Decker, MS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Cardiology

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
Special Interests: Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure, Endovascular Medicine

Monica Gessner-Glendening
Monica Gessner-Glendening, MSN, BSN, CCRN
Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Cardiology

Education: Masters of Science of Nursing, Widener University, Chester, PA; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Board Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Special Interests: Endovascular Medicine

Laurie Jansson-Didyk
Laurie Jansson-Didyk, APN
Nurse Practitioner, Surgery
Education: Post-Graduate Certificated Family Nurse Practitioner, Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ; Master of Science in Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Board Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant, Competency and Credentialing Institute; Certified Nurse Operating Room, Competency and Credentialing Institute; Certified Urologic Registered Nurse, Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates; Wound Care Certified, National Alliance of Wound Care
Special Interests: Endovascular and Open Vascular Surgery, Humanitarian medical surgical missions

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Renee Langstaff MSPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Interventional Cardiology

Education: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Arcadia University; Glenside, PA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College; Ithaca, NY
Board Certification: Board Certified by the  National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensure: Licensed by New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Examiners
Special Interests: Electrophysiology, Device Therapy, Cardiology, Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Youth


Kathleen Ludwig, MSN, APN-C
Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology
Education: Post Masters Certificate Adult Nurse Practitioner - The College of New Jersey, Masters of Science Degree in Nursing - Widener University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing - The College of New Jersey, Diploma - Helene Fuld School of Nursing
Board Certified:  Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Special Interest: Electrophysiology

MacQueen
Bonnie MacQueen, MSN, APN-C
Nurse Practitioner, Valve Clinic Coordinator, Cardiology
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Stratford, NJ; Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Board Certification: Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners 
Special Interests: Valvular Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Geriatrics         

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Ryann Mattessich, MSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology

Education: Masters of Nursing from University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Board Certification: Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Special Interests: Electrophysiology, Pacing/ICD, Heart Failure

Charlene Pherson
Charlene Pherson, MSN, APN-C
Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology/Pacing/ICD

Education: Masters of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ
Board Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Special Interests: Electrophysiology, Pacing/ICD

Valerie Roberts
Valerie Roberts, MSN, APN
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiology

Education: Masters of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College Misericordia, Dallas, PA
Board Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Special Interests: Pediatric ICU/ Pediatric Cardiology

Kim Roycroft
Kim Roycroft, MHS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Cardiology

Education: AAS, Biomedical Equipment Technician, CCAF; Bachelor of Arts, Rutger’s University, Camden NJ; Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and by the Pennsylvania Board of Medical Examiners
Special Interests: Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Patricia Scordia, APN
Nurse Practitioner, Nuclear Cardiology

Education: Masters of Science in Nursing: Adult Nurse Practitioner, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification: Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse
Special Interest: Adult Cardiac Stress Testing and Clinical Cardiology

Laurie Trad
Laurie Trad, MHS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Cardiology

Education: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Boston University, Boston, MA; Master of Science, Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Master of Health Science, Duke University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, Durham NC
Board Certification: Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, Certified Diabetes Educator
Special Interests: Diabetes and Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Electrophysiology




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