Our Support Staff

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Our nurse practitioners are board-certified and licensed to practice medicine. They assist our physicians in diagnosing and treating patients, ordering and reviewing diagnostic tests, and writing prescriptions.

 

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Beverly Elliott, MSN, ANP-C, CCDS

Beverly Elliott has been with North Suffolk Cardiology since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Molloy College and is board certified in AANP and ANCC. Ms. Elliott has outstanding experience and expertise in electrophysiology and device arrhythmia management. Beverly is a certified cardiac device specialist (CCDS) and manages North Suffolk Cardiology's device clinic, helping hundreds of our patients to live with and maintain normal function of their pacemakers and defibrillators.

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Meghan Cashman, MPAS, PA-C

Meghan joined North Suffolk Cardiology as a physician assistant in March 2021. She is a new graduate and holds her certification with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed in New York. Meghan has a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Farmingdale State College as well as a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from MCPHS University in Worcester, MA. 

Meghan has four years of cardiology experience as she has worked at North Suffolk Cardiology as a medical assistant. Through her experience, she was inspired to further her education as a physician assistant. Meghan was a volunteer EMT with Ridge Fire Department for three years. She has a keen interest in preventative cardiology and cardiac imaging. 

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Katelyn Doherty, ANP-C

Katelyn joined North Suffolk Cardiology in November 2020 as a nurse practitioner. She has more than seven years of experience as a registered nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital on the telemetry medical-surgical floor. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Molloy College and master of science in nursing at St Joseph's College. She is nationally certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Debra Giulietti, MS, RN, AGNP-C, CCRN

Debra joined North Suffolk Cardiology as a nurse practitioner in November 2020. She received her Master of Science in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care from Stony Brook University. She has more than ten years of clinical nursing experience specializing in critical care.

Debra started her nursing career at Mather Hospital working as a CNA in the emergency room. She was a medical-surgical nurse for about three years and a critical nurse for about seven. Debra is a board-certified critical care nurse through the American Academy of Critical-Care Nurses and is nationally certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Photograph of Julianne Smith, BSN, MSN, FNP-C Julianne Smith, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

Julianne Smith is nationally certified through the ANCC and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing in Family Medicine from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. She began her nursing career working at Mather Hospital on the Telemetry Unit. After receiving her MSN, she worked in gastroenterology, followed by internal medicine and cardiology. She is a member of the International Society of Nursing- Sigma Theta Tau. She has a passion for cardiology and believes in patient-centered care.

 

 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

 

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Nirupa R. RamjiSingh, MPAS, RPA-C

Nirupa joined North Suffolk Cardiology in July 2019. Nirupa has been a Physician Assistant since 2004 and she is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Nirupa has a BA in Biology from Hofstra University as well as a BS and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College. Nirupa is a graduate of the Ultrasounds Diagnostic School and she is certified as a diagnostic sonographer. Nirupa’s experience encompasses primary care, emergency/urgent care and internal medicine. Nirupa’s areas of interest include preventive cardiology and cardiac wellness.

 

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Our Nutrition Program has become an excellent tool for our patients to lead a healthier life.  Our dietitian works with patients to create a personalized nutrition plan based on their needs and helps make positive lifelong eating and behavior changes.

 

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Jennifer J. Shanahan, RD, CDN

Jennifer J. Shanahan is a Registered Dietitian who brings 20 years of experience to the Nutrition Program and the patients of North Suffolk Cardiology.  She uses Medical Nutrition Therapy, MNT, to develop individualized, patient-specific meal plans. Patients are provided with nutrition advice developed from evidence-based research that is translated into practical and workable nutrition plans. She supports patients with a personalized meal plan to help manage patients with heart disease, and for those patients with risk factors of heart disease such as high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. She helps patients make positive lifelong eating and behavior changes.  Jennifer J. Shanahan R.D. received her Bachelor's Degree in Management from Stony Brook University and completed her dietetic internship with Masters of Nutritional Science at Long Island University, C.W. Post.