Meet The Team

The heart and soul of NOVA Plastic Surgery is truly our team of experienced practitioners and staff members. Whether you’re engaging with a physician’s assistant or our office manager, we believe that every interaction with a customer should begin a trusting relationship that will stay for time to come. With this knowledge, we kindly ask you to read more about each individual staff member and how they contribute to the NOVA Plastic Surgery experience.

Fadi Nukta, MD founder of NOVA Plastic SurgeryFadi Nukta, MD is a top Northern Virginia Hand Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon specializing in trauma Plastic surgery and Hand Surgery. He is the founder and medical director of NOVA Plastic Surgery.

His guiding principle is to take care of patients the way he takes care of his own family.  This is accomplished by offering patients the different available options, then giving his opinion as an experienced plastic and hand surgeon on what the best option would be for the patient.

Although Dr. Nukta focused his practice mostly on hand surgery and trauma plastic surgery, he supervises all plastic surgery and skin care services at NOVA Plastic Surgery. He attends plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery meetings, and evaluates the literature and up-to-date technology, in order to bring our patients the best providers and best services.

After completing 9 years of rigorous surgical training at some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals and medical institutions , he moved to Virginia where he founded NOVA Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nukta is one of the regions top experts in treating traumatic injuries of the hand and face. He also supervises medspa activities performed at the center. 


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Khalique Zahir, MD

Khalique Zahir, MD is the chief of Plastic Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is a well known and respected cosmetic and plastic surgeon in Fairfax county and Loudoun county. Dr. Zahir specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. He has great experience with evaluating patients requiring breast augmentation, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers. In addition, he has special interest, in eyelid and eyebrow surgery and facelifts.


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Michele Gittings, Certified Physician Assistant

Michele Gittings is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant. She received her Bachelors of Health Science as well as her Masters of Physician Assistant from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She gained significant experience by working at the Emergency rooms of Inova Loudoun Hospital and Prince William medical center.




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Molly Ferris, Certified Hand Therapist

Molly Ferris, MS, OTR/L., CHT is a Senior Hand Therapist with Healing Hand Therapy in Loudoun County, Northern Virginia. She has 29 years of experience as a hand therapist. She specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation for the last 20 years. Molly earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999.




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Jennifer Philpot, Office Manager

Jenn is a native of Northern Virginia. She is also a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, assisting Dr. Nukta in many different in-office procedures.  As the Practice Administrator, Jenn will be delighted to work with you to ensure the process is an enjoyable and stress-free experience for you.




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Frank Drew, MA

Frank made custom furniture for many years but turned his attention to emergency medicine with the new millennium. He became a paramedic while working with a rescue squad near his home in Fauquier County and has worked full-time in hospital emergency departments since 2001. He has been with Nova Plastic Surgery since 2016 as our prestigious Medical Assistant. Frank assists Dr. Nukta in procedures and sees patients for dressing changes, suture removal and more.



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