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.
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.
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.
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.
Danielle Harper is our Coolsculpting Specialist and MedSpa Manager. Dani uses her artistic background in her Coolscultping treatments to give you the best body contouring results possible. You will often see her in the front as she has a passion for patient care and enjoys assisting our guests as they are in our office.
Jessica Schnelle is our Patient Coordinator and is the first person to welcome you into our practice. She believes patient care extends beyond just your appointment, and that every experience with us should leave you feeling confident.
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.