These are the Physician Assistants (PAs) and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) of Abington Medical Specialists.
Colleen Suter, CRNP
Colleen has been a nurse practitioner since 2001. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning her BSN in 1997 and MSN in 2001. She is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at Abington Medical Specialists since 2004. Prior to then, she was a nurse practitioner at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, working in the inpatient setting for the Heart Failure/Transplant program. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Collen was a nurse in the cardiac intermediate care unit at Penn. Is also a member of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.
Heather Walters, CRNP
Heather joined AMS cardiology in 2019. She attended Neumann University and earned her Master’s in Adult Gerontology/Primary care in May 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Immaculata University. Prior to joining AMS Cardiology, she briefly worked at Doylestown Cardiology in their device clinic. Before attaining her Nurse Practitioner, she worked at Abington Memorial hospital in the Cardiac/Neuro and Electrophysiology lab for over eleven years. There, she was awarded a monetary patient safety award and was nominated for the Sarah Houck award and a nominee for nursing excellence awards. She has been involved in Cardiac research, to include the first absorbable stent trial and first MRI compatible pacemaker trials. She is a member for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and PA association of Nurse Practitioners.
Alice Eidenzon, CRNP
Alice joined Abington Medical Specialists in October of 2017 as a new graduate of Thomas Jefferson University with a degree in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and was board certified in November, 2017 through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Alice received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2012 at Thomas Jefferson University and gained several years of experience as a nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Einstein Medical Center and subsequently in home and hospice care for cardiac patients at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Karim Hemady, PA-C
Karim Hemady joined AMS Cardiology in 2020. He has been a Physician Assistant since 2017. He attended University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, earning his M.S.P.A.S. in 2017. Prior to working for AMS cardiology, he worked in Cardiology and in the Emergency Department at the Crozer Health System. Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Karim worked as an EMT.
Leah Reiss, PA-C
Leah joined Abington Medical Specialists in 2019. She is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She obtained her board certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. Leah also earned her Bachelor of Science with Departmental Honors and University Honors from Wayne State University. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude Institutional Honors. Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Leah was a medical assistant in a multispecialty practice. She also worked as a research assistant at the Family Emotion Laboratory and presented her research at the 2017 Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings Today (RoBUST) Fall Symposium.