Josilu Portella, PA-C is a 2006 graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services Physician Assistant Program where she concentrated on care of the surgical patient. She also holds a Masters of Public Health in International Health Promotion from the same university which was conferred in 2002. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Ms. Portella’s main areas of interest are general surgery and breast cancer prevention. As Associate Director of the GWU Mobile Mammography Program, she received grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, AVON Foundation and the Cancer Research Foundation of America to promote early breast cancer screening and treatment in the uninsured populations of the Washington metropolitan area. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Brandy Dumas PA-C is a 2003 graduate of the University of New England School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program where she concentrated in surgical sub-specialties. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Vermont. Since graduating from the University of New England, she has worked solely in surgical sub-specialties including orthopedic, cardio-thoracic and general surgery in both Maine and Massachusetts. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Mrs. Dumas has maintained an interest in surgery throughout her career. She is new to the Northern Virginia region and is eager to focus on general surgery and breast cancer prevention.
Kevin Fuller, PA-C is a native of Winchester, Virginia. He attended Shenandoah University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He earned his Physician Assistant degree from College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
During his studies, he was inducted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. He was also inducted into Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society as well as Chi Beta Phi National Honor Scientific Society, where he was elected Charter Vice President.
He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American College of Clinicians. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
In his free time, he enjoys singing and has dabbled in acting, appearing on episodes of “The New Detectives”, televised nationally on the Discovery Channel.
Mary Zempolich, PA-C is a 1986 graduate of the St. Francis University Physician Assistant
Program. She has worked in several surgical sub-specialties including cardio-throacic at John Hopkins Hospital, plastics and craniofacial reconstruction, orthopedics, and general surgery in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Mrs. Zempolich has maintained an interest in surgery throughout her 25 years in the medical field. Her life perspective after raising four children, two with disabilities, has given her a compassionate and caring approach with the patients she has the privilege of caring for. Her focus is not only on treatment, but on prevention and wellness.