Our Providers

Kathleen Hamilton, M.D., Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Hamilton has been a vital part of NOVA Pediatrics for many years. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, then came to the D.C. area. After graduating from George Washington Medical School, she completed her residency and fellowship at Children's National Medical Center.

Dr. Hamilton, board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If she could choose an area of Pediatrics that she finds most enjoyable, it would be infant well baby visits.

Newfoundland dogs are a large part of her home life. She is involved in raising and showing prize-winning dogs. Her home is filled with 5 "Newfies," one Toy Manchester Terrier, and 1 cat. Dr. Hamilton is an avid football fan and, along with many Redskins fans, dreams every September of a Super Bowl season.

Mona Hanna, M.D., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Cairo University Medical
Medical School: Cairo University Medical
Residency: University of South Alabama Medical

Dr. Hanna joined our practice in 2002. She grew up in Egypt and graduated from Cairo University Medical School.

Before coming to the United States, she worked as a family practitioner in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She also worked as a patient coordinator at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Hanna completed her internship and residency at the University of Alabama. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hanna has recently become a partner of NOVA Pediatrics. In addition, she has found dermatology and asthma are her favorite pediatric areas.

Dr. Hanna lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading, jogging, and listening to music.

Tiffany Meyer, M.D., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Children's National Medical Center

Dr. Meyer joined NOVA Pediatrics in 2006. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed her undergraduate studies with honors at Dartmouth College with a major in biology. She came to Washington, DC and earned her medical degree at George Washington University. She went on to complete her residency and fellowship at Children's National Medical Center. Furthermore, she earned a master in public health degree from George Washington University.

Dr. Meyer is board certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Although she completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, she enjoys caring for children of all ages, especially newborns, school-aged children, and teenagers.

She is married and has two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, creating greeting cards, scrapbooking, and playing tennis.

Sapna Nambiar, M.D., Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Pune University, India
Medical School: Pune University, India
Residency: St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit

Dr. Nambiar joined NOVA Pediatrics in 2008. She was born in India and completed her undergraduate and medical training at Pune University in India. She worked as a pediatrician in India before coming to the United States.

Dr. Nambiar completed her pediatric residency at St John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit (affiliated with Wayne State University). Her areas of interest include Pediatric Dermatology, Neonatology, and Cardiology. Her research work in pediatric hypertension, which is being published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, won her accolades during her residency.

Dr. Nambiar is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Nambiar lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys cooking spicy Indian food, listening to music and current affairs, spending time with family, and being a tech savvy mom.

Gina Schwartz, M.D., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: Monmouth Medical Center

Dr. Gina Schwartz earned her BA in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Wesleyan University in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed her pediatric residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, which, coincidentally, is the same hospital in which she was born.

She had been in private practice for seven years prior to joining NOVA Pediatrics in the fall of 2009. She relocated to Northern Virginia from Southern California with her husband and three children. Dr. Schwartz has two sons and a daughter. They are quite happy to be back on the east coast, closer to extended family and friends.

Dr. Schwartz is board certified in Pediatrics, and most enjoys infant well exams and caring for teenagers. While in her previous practice, she provided lectures for pregnant teenagers to improve their knowledge of caring for a newborn. Her goal is to help empower her patients to be confident and take an active role in improving their own health and wellbeing.

Dr. Schwartz enjoys reading historical fiction novels, baking, and crocheting. She most enjoys traveling to Europe on vacations with her family, which should be much easier now that she is back on the east coast

Laurence Seidman, M.D., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo (Magna Cum Laude)
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Dr. Larry Seidman was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and survived the blizzard of 1977! He received his BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Buffalo. He graduated from New York Medical College with an MD In 1986 and completed his internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 1989.

He keeps up with his two teenage children and their sports. He enjoys collecting early children's books, especially pop-ups. He has painted for years; his art can be seen on his website: www.larryseidmanart.com.

Léna Garcia, C.P.N.P., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Graduate/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: The Catholic University of America

Léna  Garcia, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP), joined our practice in the spring of 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Masters of Science in Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

She brings a wide variety of pediatric experience, including working in the departments of Pulmonary and Hematology/Oncology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Her clinical interests are in primary care/wellness and asthma management. She is a clinical preceptor/affiliate faculty at George Mason University. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

She is married and has two daughters. Léna's hobbies include horseback riding, dancing, skiing, and hiking.

Violet Nematollahy, M.D., Springfield Office
Undergraduate: Tehran University
Medical School: Tehran University
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Dr. Violet Nematollahy came to NOVA Pediatrics in 1996 after merging her solo practice in Burke with ours. She was born in Iran and attended Tehran University, followed by a residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Nematollahy is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a partner of NOVA Pediatrics.

Dr. Nematollahy chooses newborns and teenagers as her favorite pediatric areas, two of the most challenging age groups! When it comes to her free time, it is filled with tennis and biking.

Ginger Beecher, C.P.N.P.-BC, Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Medical College of Georgia
Graduate/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Emory University

Ginger joined NOVA Pediatrics in 2006 and is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has been practicing as a PNP since 1993.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification from Emory University. Ginger is originally from Macon, Georgia.

She moved to Virginia in January 2006 with her husband, two sons, and two golden retrievers. Her many interests include cooking, sewing, gardening, singing, and playing the mandolin.

Allison Rodgers, M.D., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Rodgers joined our practice in 1999 after completing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Rodgers is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rodgers is also a partner of NOVA Pediatrics.

She and her husband live in Montgomery County, and they have two daughters. In addition to caring for her daughters, Dr. Rodgers plays piano. As with any working mom, free time is not often available for other activities, but she does enjoy playing tennis and traveling.

Jacqueline A. DeCola, C.P.N.P., Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: Duke University
Graduate/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Georgetown University

We are pleased to announce our new Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Jacqueline A. DeCola. Ms. DeCola joins NOVA Pediatrics with over 16 years of experience in Pediatrics and Healthcare Nursing.

Jacqueline DeCola was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. She graduated with honors from Duke University with a major in Nursing. After college, she served 3 years in the Army Nurse Corps. She attended a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the Medical College of Virginia and later received her Master's Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University.

Ms. DeCola is the middle child from a family of 5 children. She enjoys reading, antiques and following college basketball.