Marcella Roach, PA-C

Physician Assistant

To schedule an appointment with Marci, please call (703) 769-8431.

Marci, a Tennessee native, is a board-certified physician assistant who is working with Dr. Nagda. She graduated Magna Cum Lauda from Clemson University with a B.S in Bioengineering. While at Clemson, she was a member of the Division I women’s soccer team and team captain during her senior season. Marci was also an active member of the Society for Women Engineer’s and Tau Beta Phi, an engineering honor society during her time at Clemson. Having coursework related to biomechanics and biomaterials, she developed a particular interest in orthopedics, specifically the performance of total joint replacements that she was able to pursue with her undergraduate research.

She continued this interest in orthopedics as a research engineer in the Biomechanics Department at the Hospital for Special Surgery prior to PA school. Marci attended Yale University and earned a Masters of Medical Science as a Physician Assistant. She is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS). Outside of work, Marci enjoys baking, finding new coffee shops, hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities.


Elpers M, Nam D, Boydston-White S, Ast MP, Wright TM, Padgett DE. Zirconia phase transformation, metal transfer, and surface roughness in retrieved ceramic composite femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Nov. 29(11): 2219-23.

De Martino I, Assini JB, Elpers ME, Wright TM, Westrich GH. Corrosion and Fretting of a Modular Hip System: A Retrieval Analysis of 60 Rejuvenate Stems. J Arthroplasty. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

Moussa ME, Esposito CI, Elpers ME, Wright TM, Padgett DE. Hip Dislocation Increases Roughness of Oxidized Zirconium Femoral Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty: An analysis of 59 retrievals. J Arthroplasty. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Heyse TJ, Elpers ME, Nawabi DH, Wright TM, Haas SB. Oxidized zirconium versus cobalt-chromium in TKA: profilometry of retrieved femoral components. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan; 472(1): 277-83.

Post a Review SpecialtyElbow
Knee Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Replacement
Sports Medicine
Upper Extremity
Direct Phone703-769-8431 Undergraduate SchoolClemson University Graduate SchoolYale University Board CertificationsAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

Serving Patients at

Arlington Office
Mount Vernon Hospital Office

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