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 is a top Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic Surgery of the face and body. He has special interest in minimally invasive procedures. He is the founder and owner of NOVA Plastic Surgery adn Dermatology.
In 2016, Dr. Nukta was elected by his peer plastic surgeons as the chief of the division of Plastic Surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital. He continues to servce in that role for the second term.
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 surgeon on what the best option would be for the patient.
Although Dr. Nukta supervises all Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Skin Care services at NOVA Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. 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.
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.
Michele Gittings is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant and performs numerous treatments at NOVA Plastic Surgery. Michele has been a Physician Assistant since 2004 and prides herself on helping patients get their desired look, while providing the most natural results.
Danielle is a certified Physician Assistant with a diverse background including General and Aesthetic Dermatology. She strives to help clients of all ages reach their aesthetic goals through skin care, education, injectable treatments, and laser treatments.
Taylor Poe is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant. Taylor’s academic credentials include a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University where she finished top of her class. Prior to PA school she received two Bachelors of Science Degrees from Virginia Tech. She has previous experience working in Dermatology and is excited to follow her passion to help individuals achieve their skin care goals with NOVA Plastic Surgery and Dermatology.
Taylor has completed an extensive training program instructed by our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nukta and Master Aesthetic Physician Assistant Michele. She evaluates and treats a wide spectrum of skin concerns and takes pride in utilizing evidence-based, cutting edge medical care to treat her patients.
Taylor grew up in Northern Virginia and now resides in Leesburg. She has strong connections to the local community and looks forward to seeing her patients’ transformations and skin care successes. When she is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with family and friends.
Morgan Klein is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in dermatology, with nearly a decade of experience treating skin imperfections. She specializes in skin rashes such as eczema and psoriasis, but she also has extensive experience treating acne and skin cancers.
Since joining NOVA Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, Morgan has worked closely with Dr. Fadi Nukta to achieve the best cosmetic outcomes for her patients. She believes in taking a holistic approach to treating her patients, often performing a full-body skin check during the visit to ensure each problem area is recognized and adequately addressed.
Performing a full skin exam on each visit can help avoid additional testing and treatment. In fact, Morgan recommends her patients undergo a full-body skin check at least annually to be sure she’s not missing any conditions the patient may not be aware of.
Morgan received her bachelor of arts from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and her masters of medical science in physician assistant studies from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors. She earned her physician assistant certification from Anne Arundel Community College.
Morgan is also a proud member of Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants; the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA); and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
Morgan lives in Herndon with her husband and son. When she’s not practicing dermatology, she enjoys running half marathons and traveling the world with her family.
Andrea is a Master Aesthetician, who graduated from the prestigious school, Yvonne De Vilar in Vienna.
She has worked in some of the top spas and dermatology offices in the area. With 14 years of experience, Andrea takes pride in educating her patients about how to achieve and maintain their skin care goals. She truly enjoys helping people through thoughtful consultations and treatment plans. Andrea performs many advanced treatments including Microneedling, BBL, Laser Hair Removal, HydraFacial, Chemical Peels and many more.
When Andrea is not working her skincare magic, she enjoys spending time with her son, Anthony.
Erica Christiansen is a Master Aesthetician, who is originally from Grand Rapids Michigan. Around the time of her move to Virginia, Erica began to struggle with her skin’s health. This led her down the path of aesthetics, nutrition, and health. After finding out a solution to her own skins issues she decided she wanted to help others find hope and confidence as well and enrolled in school for aesthetics. Erica completed her training as a Master Aesthetician at The Aesthetic Institute in Vienna, Virginia.
She is always curious about new and innovative products, results-based treatments and tools. She enjoys researching the latest and greatest in the field and going to as many workshops and launches as she can. She is a very compassionate, caring individual, who enjoys establishing great relationships with clients and sharing her love of skincare.
When Erica isn’t practicing aesthetics she enjoys traveling, doing makeup, boating, and spending time with her husband, her cat, Julian and dog, Dougie.
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.
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 Medical Assistant. Frank assists Dr. Nukta in procedures and sees patients for dressing changes, suture removal and more.