Meri K. Nakajima, PA-C
Meri is a native of Colorado and joined our
practice as a part-time Physician's Assistant in 1996. She received
her Bachelor of Science and Arts from the University of Colorado.
She completed her Master of Science degree and post-graduate study
in the Child Health Associate Program in the School of Medicine at
the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. After completing
an internship in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Newborn
Care at the Health Sciences Center, she was licensed as a Pediatric
Physician’s Assistant and Certified by the National Commission for
Certification of Physician’s Assistants.
Meri entered practive with
Cigna Healthcare's Comprehensive Pediatric Health Care program in
the greater Los Angeles, CA area where she gained valuable experience,
skills and expertise in pediatric medicine.
While at Cigna, she received many honors including “Clinician of the Year” awards. She became part of our practice following her move to this area with her husband, John Cella, M.D. who is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Allergy and Immunology. Meri has a warm personality and an admirable character and is one of the most effective, respected, and conscientious caregivers we have known.