Valley's electrophysiology team is dedicated to treating heart rhythm abnormalities using the latest evidence-based approaches to care. Click on a provider's name to learn more about them.
Advanced Practice Providers
Aleksandra Bozovic, APN-C
Aleksandra has been a member of Valley’s electrophysiology team since 2019. Her goal is to consistently provide patients and their families with valuable information regarding their conditions, treatment approaches and options, so they can make educated decisions about their health according to their needs and lifestyle. Aleksandra takes pride in delivering evidence-based, advanced care that integrates clinical experience with the latest research.
Aleksandra believes in a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care, and works closely with her highly trained EP colleagues, as well as providers in other medical disciplines, to deliver the care her patients seek and deserve.
A board-certified nurse practitioner, Aleksandra spent 10 years as a hospital-based nurse before pursuing advanced education and training, earning her master’s degree in nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Carissa Pistilli, APN-C
Carissa sees patients with a wide variety of electrophysiology-related diagnoses, including atrial fibrillation, sinus node dysfunction and ventricular tachycardia. She also works with patients who have pacemakers and defibrillators.
Working collaboratively with Valley’s electrophysiologists, she develops a plan of care that is tailored for each patient and helps the patient navigate the health system to accomplish their health goals. Carissa’s goal is to provide evidence-based, patient-centered, team-directed care for each patient who comes to Valley’s electrophysiology office.
A board-certified nurse practitioner, Carissa earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Quinnipiac University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in nursing from Pace University. She worked as a registered nurse in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit before becoming a nurse practitioner and discovering her love of electrophysiology.
Laura Flynn, APN-C
A board-certified nurse practitioner, Laura works one-on-one with patients to help them understand their diagnosis and therapeutic plans, and coordinates a patient’s care among other specialists to achieve optimal patient outcomes. She consults on various EP-related issues, including device therapy, cardiac arrhythmia, and medical therapy, and evaluates devices such as loop recorders, PPMs and ICDs.
At The Valley Hospital, Laura is responsible for inpatient rounding on patients. She also sees patients in the Emergency Department for EP-related diagnoses; admits patients who are under the care of Valley’s EP specialists; and admits patients for same-day procedures. In addition, Laura performs tilt table testing for patients with syncope and related diagnoses, and is involved in electrophysiology research being conducted at the hospital.
A graduate of Seton Hall University College of Nursing, Laura earned her BSN degree from William Paterson University.
Nurten Fidan, PA-C
A board-certified physician assistant, Nurten sees patients at The Valley Hospital for a variety of conditions, including arrhythmias, ventricular tachyarrhythmias, syncope, atrioventricular blocks, and cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders. Nurten specializes in CIEDs and works with patients to help them get the most benefit from this advanced technology. She has also developed and improved the protocol for CIED patients who need an MRI at the hospital, with the goal of offering a smoother process for patients.
Nurten believes in building strong relationships with patients, making sure they understand their condition and ways to manage it. Her goal is to treat her patients the same way she would want her own family members to be treated.
A graduate of Pace University’s Physician Assistant Program, Nurten spent more than 13 years as an electrophysiology physician assistant in Brooklyn, N.Y. before joining Valley. She continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University’s PA program. Nurten is also involved in EP research at The Valley Hospital.
Erica M. Wisely, PA-C
Erica, a board-certified physician assistant, provides compassionate, evidence-based care to patients who have a variety of EP-related conditions, including atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, palpitations, heart failure and syncope. Her goal is to empower patients and their families with the knowledge to make the most informed decisions regarding their care, and she ensures her patients have access to the most up-to-date therapies and treatments.
A graduate of Boston College, Erica earned her PA degree at the City University of New York. Her interests in research earned her the Scientific Research & Writing Award for her research in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Erica came to Valley from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she trained within the Cardiothoracic and Neurologic Intensive Care Units.
Thalia Lopez, APN-C
Thalia is a board-certified nurse practitioner who plays a unique role in the team. She works in collaboration with physicians from two cardiology subspecialties, heart failure and electrophysiology. It became evident that many of the same patients were seen between both subspecialties, and that these patients would benefit from being evaluated by someone competent in both fields. Thalia aims to help bridge the gap for patients between heart failure and electrophysiology.
With regards to electrophysiology, Thalia mostly sees patients who have implanted cardiac resynchronization devices, which are pacemakers/defibrillators that help the heart beat in a more synchronized pattern, thus improving heart failure symptoms. Thalia is also involved with new and upcoming heart failure devices that are now available at Valley and are implanted by our electrophysiology team, such as the breakthrough neuromodulation device (Barostim) and cardiac contractility modulation (CCM). Her goal is to provide patients with the best heart failure management options that will improve their quality of life and heart function.
Thalia graduated summa cum laude and obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is a certified critical care nurse and worked in the coronary care unit (CCU) for five years at The Valley Hospital before taking on this new role as an electrophysiology/heart failure nurse practitioner.
Jeromane Tenido-Ng, APN
Since joining Valley in 2019, Jeromane has been seeing structural heart patients undergoing TAVR, Mitraclip, and Watchman procedures. In her current role as Watchman coordinator, she guides patients throughout the entire Watchman process from pre-procedure through to two years post-procedure follow-ups. Jeromane believes in a collaborative, multidisciplinary patient—and family-centered approach. Her goal is to ensure that each patient and their family receives comprehensive education about their procedures and care plan, empowering them to receive the best, evidence-based, patient-centered care. She is also involved in electrophysiology clinical trials.
Jeromane came to Valley from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where she was an Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Nurse Practitioner. A board-certified nurse practitioner, Jeromane earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Paterson University. She worked as a registered nurse in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and went on to earn her master’s degree in nursing from the City University of New York Hunter College.
Joanna Builes, APN-C
A board-certified nurse practitioner, Joanna has been a part of Valley since 2012, starting as a nurse in Cardiac Telemetry and moving to the Emergency Department in 2018. She has been a member of the Electrophysiology team since 2021.
Joanna is hospital-based, seeing patients from the Emergency Department to all other inpatient units. She sees consults and pre-and post-procedure patients for pacemakers, loop recorders, cardiac ablations, and more. She also sees patients that are admitted for Tikosyn and Sotalol loading as well.
Her goal is to always provide compassionate, competent, and evidence-based care to all patients. Joanna loves keeping patients and families informed so they can make the best-educated decisions on their care.
Joanna earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She then continued her education and received her master’s in nursing from Seton Hall University.
Pictured from left to right: Susan Oliveros, Catherine Hanson, Yanire Gonzales, Luisito Banzon