Evelyn S. Felluca, MD FACOG
Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Evelyn Felluca has 30 years experience. She founded Perfectly Female Woman’s Health Care, serves on the Executive Board at the Reston Surgery Center and the Board of Trustees at Reston Hospital. The Discovery Channel recently hosted her in “Little People, Big Pregnancy”.
“I love what I do! I relive the miracle of birth as well as face the challenges inherent with providing the latest in minimally invasive procedures to my patients.” Her passion for minimally invasive approaches started during residency at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, when vaginal procedures were in their prime and laparoscopy in its infancy. Technology has allowed for better laparoscopic and hysteroscopic devices. Ultimately, robotic surgery provides 3D HD, which allows surgeons unparalleled manual dexterity and control. ‘If a patient has to undergo major surgery, why wouldn’t they want the least invasive approach paired with excellent results?” Outpatient hysteroscopic removal of polyps, fibroids and ablations help control menstrual abnormalities, vaginal procedures treat prolapse and laparoscopy facilitates ovarian cystectomy, endometriosis and hysterectomy procedures. While most gynecologists still perform open procedures, among advanced laparoscopic surgeons, many cases are performed minimally invasively with smaller incisions, less postoperative infections, less discomfort and a faster recovery.
As a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Felluca is also leading the way for gynecologic robotic cases at Reston Hospital and is up for the challenge of providing the latest in minimally invasive procedures for her patients so that they can get back to living their lives. Dr. Felluca has been named one of the Best Doctors in Northern Virginia Magazine and Top Docs in the Washingtonian.
Danielle Austin, MD FACOG
Dr. Danielle Austin received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. She then worked for a biotechnology firm conducting research on a noninvasive test for Down Syndrome for 18 months before attending medical school. Dr. Austin graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then completed her residency training at Lehigh Valley Health Network. She is interested in obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including her experience with operating the Da Vinci Robotic System.
Dr. Austin was born and raised in Connecticut. She moved to Northern Virginia to escape the cold winters and be closer to family. Outside of work she enjoys running both full and half marathons, playing tennis, dancing and reading.
Jamie Kulick , RN, BSN, MSN, DNP, CNM is a Board Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Jamie graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She continued her education at The Frontier Nursing University where she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) with a specialty in Midwifery in 2013. She then successfully earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree in 2016.
Jamie is interested in providing women’s healthcare across their lifespan, from adolescence, through the reproductive years and menopause. She specializes in all types of childbirth including natural, induced, vaginal and assisted Cesarean-section deliveries. Her warm bedside manner, clear communication skills, and excellent clinical expertise make Jamie a highly sought-after practitioner.
Jamie was born and raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Her move to Northern Virginia was motivated by her desire to be close to family. Jamie can be best described as a high-energy individual and enjoys all outdoor sports, especially hiking, fishing, running, and biking.
Melissa Dhas, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC, is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP). Melissa graduated from George Mason University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). While practicing as a Registered Nurse (RN), she continued her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) specializing in both Geriatric Health and Women’s Health. This additional training has prepared her to clinically assess and treat women of all ages, from adolescense, onset of menstruation, family planning (contraception and pregnancy), and menopause.
Before joining Perfectly Female, Melissa worked for five years at the INOVA Women’s Hospital as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, which has increased her knowledge and clinical experience with newborn infants. In this role, Melissa particularly enjoyed educating new parents on newborn care and what to expect while their baby was being treated in the NICU. Her caring nature, attention to detail, clear communication skills, and extensive clinical experience make Melissa an exceptional Nurse Practitioner.
Melissa was born in Delaware but now lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband. She enjoys working out, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.