Novant Health Salisbury Surgical Associates adds 2 providers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2018

SALISBURY ― Novant Health Salisbury Surgical Associates has expanded with the addition of general surgeon Rosemary Chickos and physician assistant Jennifer Smith.

Chickos graduated in 2007 from Ohio University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens and has 11 years of diverse surgery experience. She is board-certified in general surgery.

Smith also attended Ohio University, where she obtained a master’s degree in physician assistant practice in 2017.

They join surgeons Eric Mallico, Gavin Misner and Leon Newman in the practice.

Salisbury Surgical Associates has provide care to Rowan County residents since 1966. Its board-certified surgeons provide both general and specialty surgical care, including:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Benign and malignant breast disease surgery
  • General surgery (hernia, gallbladder)
  • GI surgery for benign and malignant disease
  • Liver/pancreas/biliary tract surgery
  • Melanoma and other skin cancer surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic)

Novant Health Salisbury Surgical Associates is at 911 W. Henderson St., Suite 410, in the Kiser Medical Office Building. For more information, call 704-637-2750 or visit

About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. It was named in 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare.