GREENVILLE-Physician assistants, Elina DeFranceschi and Caitlin Sippey, joined Vidant Neurosurgery, located at 2325 Stantonsburg Rd., on Jan. 23.

DeFranceschi earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA. Her areas of interest are functional neurosurgery, cerebrovascular surgery and brain surgery. “I am excited to join Vidant Neurosurgery and work alongside providers who are dedicated, hardworking and who strive to excel in patient care,” DeFranceschi said. “I look forward to sharing my experience and expanding my knowledge at an academically-focused medical center, in a specialty that I am passionate about.”

Sippey earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her areas of interest are neurological surgery, spine surgery, intracranial tumors and cerebrovascular disease. “I feel so fortunate to be joining such a talented and genuine group of providers and I am eager to contribute my own skills and passion to providing quality care for our patients,” Sippey said.

DeFranceschi will be working alongside Dr. Regis Hoppenot and Sippey alongside Dr. Stuart Lee. To make an appointment at the practice, call (252) 847-1550. 

Vidant Medical Group is a multispecialty physician and provider group that is part of Vidant Health. Vidant Health is a network of interconnected physician practices, more than 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health and hospice programs and wellness facilities.

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About Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,439-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.