Laurence Seidman, MD - 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 is married and has two children that are graduates of UVA and Virginia Tech. He enjoys traveling and collecting early children's books, especially pop-ups. His collection can be seen at www.drlar7.tumblr.com
Violet Nematollahy, MD - 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.
Tiffany Meyer, MD - 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.
She is married and has two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys being a Girl Scout leader and coaching Odyssey of the Mind.
Gina Schwartz, MD - 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 Middletown, CT. 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 has been a practicing pediatrician for 16 years.
Dr. Schwartz is a mother of three and most enjoys traveling with her family. She also loves to cook, read and crochet.
Alifiya Tyabji, MD - Springfield Office
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Graduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Tyabji grew up in Stephens City, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from University of Virginia in 1999 followed by a Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2004 where she also completed her internship and residency in pediatrics.
Dr. Tyabji is licensed in Virginia. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Tyabji speaks medical Spanish.
After practicing in Colorado Springs and Las Vegas, she and her family relocated to Northern Virginia to follow her husband’s Air Force career.
Dr. Tyabji enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. She stays very involved with her children’s activities. Traveling is a passion of hers. She also enjoys photography, watching sports and eating multicultural cuisine.
Léna Garcia, CPNP - 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.
Léna brings diverse pediatric experience of 11 years from Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., working in Pulmonary, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Burn unit and conducting clinical trials. She also volunteered, as a general pediatric provider, at a free clinic in Washington, D.C. Her clinical interests are in primary care/wellness of newborns to school age children, early intervention and asthma management. She is a clinical preceptor/affiliate faculty at George Mason University and The Catholic University of America. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Tau International Honor Society.
Virginia Krause, CFNP
Undergraduate: LaSalle University
Graduate/Family Nurse Practitioner: La Salle University, Philadelphia PA
Virginia (Ginny) Krause, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP) joined Nova Pediatrics in the Summer of 2014. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has been practicing as an FNP since 2009.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from LaSalle University Philadelphia, PA. Virginia is originally from Pennsylvania.
Her clinical interests are in primary care with emphasis on health promotion and wellness, growth and development of children as well as adolescent teaching. As a Registered Nurse, she worked over 12 years in the CCU working with children with congenital heart defects at St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
She relocated to Virginia in September 2010 with her husband and daughter. She has two additional children a son and daughter in Pennsylvania. Her interest is enjoying time with family and friends, painting, traveling and being part of her daughter's busy softball schedule.
Andrea Deleault Onufrychuk, FNP-BC - Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Andrea is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received her training at George Mason University. During her training and practice, Andrea has worked with a diverse group of families and has a special interest in newborn care. She is a breastfeeding specialist and is in the process of pursuing her IBCLC certification. Additionaly, Andrea has practiced nursing in emergency medicine and critical care for the past 8 years. Originally from New Hampshire, Andrea has been living in Virginia for the past 14 years. She enjoys hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, visiting family in Rehoboth Beach and NH, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Betsy Novotny, CPNP - Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: University of Portland, Portland, OR
Graduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Betsy joined our practice in July 2017. She has over 19 years of pediatric experience ranging in areas from Newborn to Emergency. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2010.
Her areas of clinical interest include newborn to school-age care focusing on healthy family choices and preventative medicine.
Beth Bostwick, CFNP - Woodbridge Office
Beth Bostwick graduated from the University of Kansas in 2004 earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Biology. After graduation, Beth moved east to continue her education at Binghamton University in New York State. She completed an accelerated degree program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 and in 2011 obtained her Master's degree as a Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by the Board of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Beth worked as a nurse in a Level Two ER for six years before moving to a family practice in 2012. That same year, she and her husband welcomed twin boys. She enjoys music, cooking, camping, rowing and running when she gets the time. Beth and the boys followed her husband's U.S. Army career and moved to the D.C. area in June 2015. This is where she is happy to call home.
Julie Todd, CFNP - Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Julie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner originally from Indiana. She earned her bachelors degree in nursing from University of Southern Indiana and worked as an RN on a cardiac telemetry unit for 3 years before moving to Louisville, Kentucky. While there she attended University of Louisville and earned a master of science in nursing. After graduation, she worked in a busy family practice for 2 years in Louisville where she discovered her love for working with children and adolescents. She spent 5 years working in busy pediatric primary care offices in California and North Carolina before moving to northern Virginia in 2018. Julie takes a special interest in breastfeeding support and advocacy and early intervention for children with special needs.
In her free time, Julie enjoys inline skating, reading, playing ukulele and spending as much time as possible with her husband and son.
Esther Kang, CPNP - Springfield/Woodbridge Office
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Graduate School: George Mason University and Maryville University
Esther Kang is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Initially, Esther was a chemical engineering major at the University of Virginia, before changing her major to nursing. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. After graduation, she moved to the Northern Virginia area and worked at Children's National Medical Center in the Pediatric PACU and later, as a Public Health Nurse for the Fairfax County Health Dept. After she left Public Health nursing, Esther earned her Master's in Health Information Systems Management from George Mason University, thinking at the time, she was going into Nursing Informatics and away from patient care.
After graduate school, Esther moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and worked at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the Pediatric PACU, then as a Nurse Care Manager in Pediatric Rheumatology and then as a Renal Transplant Coordinator in Pediatric Nephrology/Kidney Transplant. She decided she did not want to be away from patient care, so she did not pursue Nursing Informatics as a career. Then in May 2015, while working full-time at Children's Hospital Los Angeles as a Renal Transplant Coordinator, she began her MSN - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care degree at Maryville University (online). In her last year of NP school, Esther moved back to NoVA to finish her PNP degree and to be closer to her immediate family again and began working part-time at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Pediatric PACU. After graduation in August 2017, she worked full-time as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for Commonwealth Emergency Physicians in the Pediatric Urgent Care and Pediatric Emergency Room Medicine, specifically at the Inova Pediatric Urgent Care (Manassas location) and Inova Loudoun Pediatric Emergency Room.
Outside work, Esther loves to travel and to go on medical mission trips. She enjoys running, camping, hiking, mountain climbing and is an Orange Theory Fitness addict. She also plays the keyboard and the synthesizer for her church's worship team. Esther is a huge foodie and also enjoys cooking, baking, and going to wineries. She loves to spoil her 10 year old Shih Tzu, Kaylie, who she has raised since she was 8 weeks old. Most of all, Esther really loves spending time with her family and friends.