Dr. Larry Seidman

Laurence Seidman, MD - Springfield/Woodbridge Office

Springfield, VA and Woodbridge, VA Pediatrician - Nova Pediatrics

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

Violet Nematollahy, MD - Springfield Office

Springfield, VA Pediatrician - Nova Pediatrics

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. 


Tiffany Meyer, MD

Tiffany Meyer, MD - Springfield/Woodbridge Office

Springfield, VA and Woodbridge, VA Pediatrician - Nova Pediatrics

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 being a Girl Scout leader and coaching Odyssey of the Mind. 


Gina Schwartz, MD

Gina Schwartz, MD - Springfield/Woodbridge Office

Springfield, VA and Woodbridge, VA Pediatrician - Nova Pediatrics

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

Alifiya Tyabji, MD - Springfield/Woodbridge Office

Springfield, VA and Woodbridge, VA Pediatrician - Nova Pediatrics

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Residency: VCU Medical Center

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

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.

Léna is married and has two daughters and a dog. She is fluent in Arabic and proficient in Spanish. Her hobbies include Barre, hiking, outdoor activities and traveling.  


Virginia Krause, CFNP

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

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

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.

She was born and raised in Oregon, and has lived in 7 states and even overseas. Her husband is active in the Air Force and she has two children. She loves traveling, running and eating!  


Beth Bostwick, CFNP

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

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.

 


Laura Belair, CPNP

Laura Belair, CPNP - Springfield/Woodbridge Office

Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Graduate/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of Virginia

Laura Belair is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner originally from South Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of South Carolina. Upon completion, she moved to Norfolk, VA to start her career at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. She worked on a medical surgical unit as a nurse caring for a diverse population of pediatric patients. In the years that followed, she attended University of Virginia where she completed her master’s degree as a Pediatric NP and taught undergraduate nursing students in their pediatric clinical rotation.

After her time at UVA, she was selected for a nurse practitioner fellowship program at Carolinas Healthcare system. During that time, she worked with her mentor developing a quality improvement project utilizing telehealth nurse educators to improve the quality of life for pediatric asthma patients. This quality improvement project won first place in the fellowship innovation showcase.

Laura has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner at two pediatric clinics in the DMV area where she has developed an interest in environmental and nutritional factors that influence health.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys hiking and exploring new places with her husband Ben and her energetic dog Willow.