Lisa is originally from upstate New York, where she grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. She joined the United States Air Force in 1986 and was trained as a medic, working in the Flight Surgeon’s Office. There she assisted in caring for aviators and their families. She was trained as a paramedic, a first responder in mass casualties and assisted in air craft crash investigations. Her supervising physician then suggested she would make a good Physician Assistant. She used her GI Bill to get her Bachelors in Science in Physician Assisting from D’Youville College in 1995. She was the founder and president of the PA Student Association and the Salutatorian Speaker at the first graduating class of PA’s in Western New York. Since that time she has worked in various medical specialties, which gives her a good over view of her patient’s health issues. Her skills have evolved from primary care to cardiovascular surgery. This experience has lent itself to find her dream job in Interventional Radiology. She is proficient at various interventional procedures to include thyroid FNA’s, paracentesis, thoracentesis, PICC line placement, Port-a-cath placements, and lumbar punctures. She assists in the consultation, work up and follow up care of peripheral vascular disease, venous insufficiency, liver diseases, and various cancers that are amenable to Interventional Radiology procedures. She is also proficient at cosmetic procedures for spider veins. Lisa is married with five grown children she is very proud of (and a daughter who has become a successful physician assistant also).