Chris is one of our most valued team members, serving as head medical assistant. She graduated from the Delaware Valley Academy of Medical & Dental Assistants and has since gained decades of experience in the office practices of spine surgery. Chris began her career with Dr. Antonacci’s original practice partner, Dr. Parviz Kambin in Philadelphia. She is dedicated to helping the Institute run smoothly and carries out countless responsibilities. Chris works behind the scenes to process insurance paperwork, fill out forms, write notes, and check patients out of the office to ensure they have everything they need before leaving. She is the friendly voice that often answers the phone and is happy to help with care-related questions. Chris is a happily married wife and proud mother of one daughter, who has a Master’s Degree in Forensic Medicine and is also currently pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Karen is the Executive Personal Assistant to Dr. Antonacci. Karen has the important task of keeping the Institute’s corporate life organized. She offers a wealth of valuable experience, with a degree in Office Systems Technology. In the past, she has served as the Executive Personal Assistant to bank and pharmaceutical company CEOs both in New York and locally in Princeton. She currently serves as the liaison for the Institute and corresponds with other companies to arrange meetings and corporate functions. Karen manages all of the travel arrangements and itineraries to association events as well as keeping track of established goals for our practice. She played an intricate role in the ground work associated with designing our office space, making it technologically functional for staff and warm and inviting for patients.
Michele is an invaluable part of our team as the office secretary for the Institute for Spine and Scoliosis. She has over ten years’ experience in her field and has worked for Dr. Antonacci since 2010. Michele helps coordinate the office schedule and direct phone calls. She makes appointments to see the doctors in the office and helps answer patients’ questions over the phone. She is in charge of filing and organizing charts as well as radiology films. Michele is the friendly face patients see when checking in and are brought back to the exam rooms. While not in the office, Michele spends her time caring for her family and is a proud mom of three daughters.