An ABC spokesperson has confirmed to Soaps.com that the role of Dr. Lisa Niles has been recast on General Hospital.

Lisa is currently being played by Julie Mond, who began playing Patrick’s ex-girlfriend on November 18. Due to ‘a change in direction for storyline’, Brianna Brown will take over the role beginning January 6.

Brianna has previously been seen in episodes of “Freaks and Geeks,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Entourage,” “Monk” and many other TV series, as well as the movies “Spider-Man 2,” “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.”

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