Lauren N. Hughes

Nurse Practitioner

I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering as an oncology nurse in 2005 and became a nurse practitioner in 2011. I have had the opportunity to become proficient in the care of many different oncology patient populations, including people undergoing head and neck surgery, thoracic surgery,  and most recently, caring for people  with hematologic malignancies.

As a nurse practitioner I work closely with the multidisciplinary medical team and manage all aspects of care for the hospitalized patient, from admissions to chemotherapy orders, symptom management, and evaluation of laboratory and radiological testing. I find it greatly rewarding, and a privilege, to work with the oncology patient population and be part of their lives while they are going through some of their toughest times.

Degrees and Licensures

Masters of Science (MSN), New York University
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Stony Brook University
Registered Nurse (RN)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA), SUNY Binghamton

Certifications

Acute Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center

Clinical Expertise

Head and Neck Surgery
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Multiple Myeloma
Surgical Advanced Care Unit patients
Thoracic Surgery

Languages Spoken
English