Nurse Practitioners

You can learn more about our nurse practitioners below.

Linda Bartleson, NP
Offices: Lawrenceville, Pheasant Run @ Newtown
Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner
Education: MS in Nursing from La Salle University; PMC in Adult NP from La Salle University
Hospital Affiliations: Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, St. Mary Medical Center

Linda Bartleson is a life-long Bucks County, Pennsylvania resident. Linda began her career in nursing at Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, NJ where she held various positions in Critical Care as well as Administration prior to joining Mercer Bucks Cardiology. Linda received both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from LaSalle University. Linda resides in Langhorne with her husband and daughters.

Elaine Fidler, NP
Offices: Lawrenceville, Pheasant Run @ Newtown
Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner
Education: BS in Nursing from The College of New Jersey; MS in Nursing from The College of New Jersey
Hospital Affiliations: Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center

Elaine Fidler began her career at Saint Francis Medical Center in 1977. She has been affiliated with Saint Mary Medical Center since 1982 and has seen the hospital grow from a small community hospital to a large medical center. Elaine has been employed with Mercer Bucks Cardiology since 2007. She was born and raised in Bucks County and still lives there with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the theatre, working in her yard, and caring for her pot-bellied pig.

Marian Gelber, NP
Offices: Lawrenceville, Robbinsville
Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Education: AAS from Mercer County College; BS in Nursing from Thomas Edison State College; MS in Nursing from Drexel University
Hospital Affiliations: Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, St. Francis Medical Center

Marian Gelber has been involved in caring for patients for over twenty years, starting as a volunteer EMT in Roosevelt, NJ in 1989, which lead her to a successful career as a registered nurse and eventually becoming a nurse practitioner for Mercer Bucks Cardiology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison State College and a Master's Degree from Drexel University.

Marian resides in Lawrenceville with her son Michael and their rescue dog Mandy. She enjoys cooking with her son and digging into a good book whenever she can.

Louise Joyce, NP
Offices: Robbinsville, Pheasant Run @ Newtown
Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner
Education: BS in Nursing from University of Scranton; MS in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania
Hospital Affiliations: Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Louise Joyce is a Mercer County native who has worked for Mercer Bucks Cardiology since 2009. She graduated from The University of Scranton in 2004 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She started her nursing career in Philadelphia working in cardiothoracic surgery. She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a master’s degree in the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She is a ANCC board certified nurse practitioner.

Louise resides locally in Mercer County with her husband. In her free time, Louise enjoys both snow and water skiing, running, traveling, cooking and watching football and baseball. She also loves to walk and play outside with her dog.

Jin Lee, NP
Offices: Pheasant Run @ Newtown
Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner
Education: BS in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University; MS in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital Affiliations: St. Mary Medical Center

Jin Lee received her undergraduate degree from Gwynedd Mercy University. She attended Thomas Jefferson University where she received her Master’s degree in nursing specializing in Adult Health. She is a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with the ANCC. She is a Cardiac Care Associate with the American College of Cardiology and a member in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Jin worked as a cardiology nurse practitioner in the acute care setting at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and joined Mercer Bucks Cardiology in February 2015 where she works with patients in both the hospital and outpatient setting. Jin grew up and currently resides in Bucks County. She enjoys running and competing in local races.

Denise Max, NP
Offices: Lawrenceville, Pheasant Run @ Newtown
Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Education: MS in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions; PMC in Acute Care NP from Allegheny University of Health Science
Hospital Affiliations: Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, St. Mary Medical Center

Denise Max joined Mercer Bucks Cardiology in 1999 as its first Nurse Practitioner. She worked as a nurse in all aspects of cardiac nursing prior to becoming an NP, including in cardiac medical and surgical step-down units and cardiac catheterization labs. She also worked as a CHF/transplant NP prior to joining MBC. She lives in Mercer County with her husband and 3 children.

Abroo N Muzaffar, NP
Offices: Robbinsville, Pheasant Run @ Newtown
Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Education: ASN Mercer County College; BS in Nursing from University of Delaware; MS in Nursing from Rutgers University
Hospital Affiliations: St. Mary Medical Center

Abroo Muzaffar worked for over 17 years as a registered nurse, most of which consisted of working in the intensive care/critical care units. Since graduating from Rutgers University in 2010 as an acute care nurse practitioner, she has worked in both the office and acute care hospital setting. Abroo is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She speaks Hindi and Urdu. Her interests include physical fitness, reading, playing the piano and volunteering on the Board of Directors for a local triathlon club.

Nicole Szilvasi, NP
Offices: Lawrenceville, Robbinsville
Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner
Education: BS in Nursing from Seton Hall University; MS in Nursing from Monmouth University
Hospital Affiliations: Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, St. Francis Medical Center

Nicole Szilvasi was born in Pennsylvania but grew up locally in Hamilton NJ. She completed her under-graduate studies at Seton Hall University in South Orange NJ and her graduate studies at Monmouth University in Long Branch NJ. Nicole was a RN for 17 years before becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2012. She joined MBC in 2013. In her personal life Nicole is a busy "soccer mom" of 3 kids which leaves her very little free time - but when she does get the chance she loves going to the beach and reading a book.

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