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Christiane Riella, PA-C

Christiane is our highly qualified and knowledgeable physician assistant (PA) with over 25 years of orthopaedic surgery experience.  She has been assisting Dr. Zehr since 1999, first while with the Cleveland Clinic Naples and now as a member of the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics since 2007.  As our physician assistant, Christiane assists in all facets of orthopaedic patient care both in the office and in the hospital assisting in hospital rounds.  She assists in most surgical procedures that Dr. Zehr performs and is relied upon to keep patients informed and comforted, a role she is emminently qualified to perform. 

In addition, Christiane is well-skilled in educating patients on various disease states and disabilities as well as performing various office procedures including the administration of joint injections and wound care under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Zehr.  

Christiane received her post graduate physician assistant degree from the prestigious Duke University physician assistant program, one of the foremost programs of its type in the country.  She moved to Southwest Florida from Connecticut where she launched her career with several prestigious orthopaedic groups. 

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