CERTIFICATION AND AWARDS
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
- BLS, ACLS, PALS
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- American Academy of Pain Medicine
- North American Neuromodulation Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Pi Chapter
- Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Chamberlain University, Addison, IL, 2019
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Chamberlain University, Addison, IL, 2018
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Utica, NY, 2016
WHY I CHOSE PAIN MANAGEMENT
As a registered nurse with an abundance of experience in surgery, I encountered a diverse patient population with complex musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions, as well as chronic pain. From the experience that I gained in orthopedic and neurosurgery, I recognized the magnitude to which quality of life is controlled by chronic pain, inactivity, and associated lifestyle factors. I have become passionate about disease prevention and management, along with the implementation of minimally invasive, interventional approaches to care. Interventional pain medicine is an impactful specialty that not only enables the management of symptoms, but it facilitates the identification and treatment of the underlying pathology. I chose interventional pain medicine because it is a flourishing specialty focused on collaborative, evidence-based practice and continues to present with new and unique treatment options to transform the quality of life for patients who feel as though they have exhausted all other options.
PERSONAL INTERESTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
In my personal time, I spend most of my time running trails, watching baseball, reading, spending time with my dogs, or finding a restaurant with sunny, outdoor seating and live music. My hobbies include anything travel-related, especially to Upstate, NY which is “home” to me. Also, I frequently find myself volunteering with a local non-profit in their efforts to reunite children with their biological families and allocate resources for youth in foster care.