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Divya CV

EDUCATION-

George Washington University, Washington DC

Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies May 2013

James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA

Master’s of Science in Molecular Biology May 2009

James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA

Bachelors of Science in Biology May 2007

CREDENTIALS –

NCCPA Board Certified, 2013-present

License, State of Virginia, 2013-present

ACLS Certified, American Heart Association, 2012-present

BCLS Certified, American Heart Association, 2011-present

Emergency Medication Technician, 2005-present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE –

VIRGINIA HERNIA and HEARTBURN INSTITUTE

Lorton and Arlington, VA

Physician Assistant July 2013– Present

Evaluate and manage patients in the pre and post surgery setting.

Participate in surgical procedures under the direction of Dr. Gillian.

Facilitate and help manage on going surgical research in the field of minimally invasive surgery and GERD

VIRGINIA HOSPITAL CENTER, Arlington VA

Physician Assistant July 2013– Present

This surgical practice specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries including GERD surgeries in addition to general surgical cases. My duties as a physician assistant entail performing pre-op evaluation and post-op management of patients in an outpatient setting. I am also responsible for serving as a first assist to the surgeon in the OR and post-operative inpatient management of the patients.

HEALING CLINICAL, Washington DC

Student Volunteer September 2011– December 2011

Responsible for performing and presenting history and physical examinations under the supervision of an attending physician along with assisting in the development of assessment & plan

INOVA MOUNT VERNON EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, Alexandria VA

Emergency Medical Technician January 2010 – December 2011

Duties entailed assisting nurses with comprehensive aspects of patient care, including history and physical exam. Ensured patient maintenance of range of motion and assisted with ambulation. Assessed and recorded vital signs, performed 5 and 12-lead EKG, Foley catheters, splinting, wound care and phlebotomy.

HARRISONBURG RESCUE SQUAD, Harrisonburg VA

Emergency Medical Technician January 2005 – May 2008

Volunteered with trained professional as an EMT to provide best quality treatment for patient in a pre-hospital setting.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE-

WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Washington DC

Research Associate May 2009 – April 2011

This HIV Retrovirology program was funded by U.S. Military HIV research program. Responsibilities included multiple projects designed to target the production of monoclonal antibodies against different lipids and protein regions of the HIV virus for the development of vaccine against HIV. Duties also included training a staff of four undergraduate students in basic microbiology and virology research techniques such as PCR, western blots, cloning etc.

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Molecular Biology Research Assistant, August 2007 -June 2009

Designed and performed in vivo molecular studies on different rat animal models to understand the role of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase at transcription and translation level during the disease progression of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Also, performed a study using bioinformatics and molecular techniques to determine novel exons in rat neuronal nitric oxide synthase gene.

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Research Assistant, August 2005-May 2007

Helped Design and perform microbiology study to help determine the persistence of Salmonella in water and sediments of local streams heavily contaminated with poultry litter. Designed and performed microbiological studies to characterize a rare pathogen known as Escherichia fergusonii in the polluted stream environment.

VIRGINIA HERNIA AND HEARTBURN INSTITUTE

February 2014-present. LINX Post Approval Study. Multicenter, single arm study to monitor the safety and efficacy of the LINX implant for reflux control. This study is designed to supplement existing safety and efficacy data.

CLINICAL SKILLS –

Proficient in: Venipuncture, initiation of intravenous infusions, placement of NG tubes, obtaining and interpretation of EKGs, aseptic and isolation techniques, collection of cultures, arterial blood draws, CPR, cardiac defibrillation, placement of catheters, Papanicolaou cytology smears, wound care and dressing changes, closure of wounds via suture, staples and dermabond, splinting, administration and prescription of medications, assisting in laparoscopic and open surgery.

Experience in: insertion and removal of central lines, endotracheal intubation, insertion and removal of chest tubes, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture and endoscopy.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS-

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)

LANGUAGES-

Conversational in Hindi.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Bansal D. In vivo analysis of neuronal nitric oxide synthase transcription and translation during the progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dissertation thesis. James Madison University. 1-107 (2009).

2. Matyas, G., Wieczorek, L., Bansal, D., Chenine, A., Buell, E., Tovanabutra, S., Kim, J., Polonis, V., Alving, C. Inhibition of HIV-1 infection of peripheral blood mononuclear cells by a monoclonal antibody that binds to phosphoinositides and induces secretion of Beta-chemokines. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 402(4):5 (2010).

3. Gillian, G., Bansal, D., Outpatient Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs in Older Patients, Abstract and presentation at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery (SLS) Annual Meeting, Reston, Virginia. August 2013.

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