Physician Assistants / Nurse Practitioner

Barbara Anderson, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Barbara completed her Physician Assistant studies at Alderson Broaddus College in 1995 and practiced for over 10 years in Georgia. She is a native of Savannah GA but moved to Cleveland 10 years ago where she currently lives with her husband and four children.
Jim Bryan, PA-C
Physician Assistant to Dr. Pat Stone, Dr. Brett Sanders and Dr. Todd Grebner
Jim graduated from the Emory University Physician Associate Program. With over 25 years of experience working in orthopaedics, he joined CSMO in January of 2011. He is married, has 2 children and 3 grandchildren and lives in North Hamilton County in the Snow Hill Community.
Ryan Gilliand, PA-C
Physician Assistant to Dr. Tim Ballard and Dr. John Nash
Ryan Gilliand is a skilled certified Physician’s Assistant with over 15 years of experience in orthopaedics. He earned his medical degree from Alderson-Broaddus College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He has received multiple awards for clinical excellence in orthopaedics and has helped thousands of patients with general orthopaedic conditions and arthritic joints. Ryan and his wife live in Northern Hamilton County with their two children.
Donna Pearson, PA-C, ATC, PTA
Physician Assistant to Dr. Scott Hodges
Donna is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Assistant program and holds a Bachelors degree in Sports Medicine from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to joining CSMO in September of 2001, she practiced as a certified athletic trainer and a physical therapist assistant in Ocean Springs and Biloxi, Mississippi. She is a native of Montana and currently lives in Chickamauga, Georgia with her husband and daughter.
Kurt Harold Pulver PA-C, DHSc
Physician Assistant to Dr. Jason Eck, Dr. Shay Richardson, Dr. Todd Bell and Dr. Jason Robertson
Dr. Pulver began his education by becoming a registered nurse and he graduated from Albany Medical College Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program. He earned a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska and later earned his Doctorate in Health Sciences from A.T. Still University. He has 35 years of experience in orthopedics and has worked with the physicians at CSMO for over 16 years. He is married and blessed with 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Melissa Shuleva, PA-C
Physician Assistant to Dr. Scott Hodges
Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences at Auburn University and her Masters degree at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She joined CSMO in January of 2012. She is married and lives in Chattanooga with her husband and 3 children.
Katie Steen, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Katie received her undergraduate degree at Colorado Christian University and her Masters degree at Bethel College. She is married and lives in Chattanooga with her husband and daughter.
Miranda Vandergriff, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Matthew S. Bernard
Miranda received her nursing degree from Chattanooga State in 2004. Later, she completed both her Bachelors and Masters degree at Middle Tennessee State University. With more than 10 years of nursing experience, Miranda joined CSMO in 2014. She resides in Soddy Daisy with her husband Greg and daughters Makayla and Madelyn. Miranda is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Bruce Weeks, PA-C
Physician Assistant to Dr. Timothy Ballard and Dr. John Nash
Bruce completed his training in Physician Assistant studies at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia in 2004. With over 13 years of experience as a physician assistant in the Chattanooga and North Georgia region, he joined CSMO in June of 2017. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Monica and their two children, Noah and Emma.

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