I have been an oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering since 1995. Most of my career has been devoted to caring for people with hematologic malignancies undergoing stem cell transplantation.
I collaborate with people in leadership positions in nursing and medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering to ensure a sound infrastructure for the care of bone marrow transplant patients by nurse practitioners in the setting of an intensive outpatient clinic. I love working in this unique practice setting that offers professional autonomy and an alternative to inpatient care for people with complex medical issues undergoing this type of transplantation.
I also have been very involved in developing patient education materials for our outpatient bone marrow transplant program, and in early 2013 I started an online support group (part of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Virtual Groups program) for people with outpatient autologous stem cell transplantation. I am also involved in ongoing quality improvement projects that affect clinical as well as operational issues.
During my tenure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center I have been honored to receive the Samuel and May Rudin Award for Distinguished Nursing Practice and for Excellence in Nursing Research.