As an orthopedic nurse practitioner at Ohio State’s Hand and Upper Extremity Center, I provide comprehensive care and treatment for patients with conditions affecting their hands, elbows and arms. We work as an interdisciplinary team, providing diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation all in one location. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we have surgeons that are available to treat all levels of traumatic injuries of the hand and upper extremity.
I like to create trust with my patients in order to provide excellent patient care. I’m passionate about helping people and seeing results. I believe in the continuity of care and being with my patients through their entire healthcare process.
I have been working at Ohio State since 1986 and am passionate about our mission of education, research and clinical excellence. I love working in a collegiate environment with excellent colleagues, where we are able to make a difference together.
When I’m not working, I enjoy snow skiing, traveling, spending time with my family and friends and spending time on the water.
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016-2019
- Ohio Advanced Practice Nurses Association (OAAPN) Award for Excellence
- Clinical Excellence Award
- Dorothy Cornelius Scholarship
- Gail Johannes Award
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Upper Extremity
- Trigger Finger Disorder
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand Injuries
- Arm Injuries
Education and Training
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
9/1/1988 - 6/30/1993
Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997
CCI - Certified Nurse Operating Room
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Adult Nurse Practitioner