Amy’s 25+ years of experience as a nurse practitioner with neuroscience and brain tumor patients helps to ensure our patients’ complete continuity of care, from first point of contact through inpatient hospitalization and post op recovery. Along with her clinical expertise, Amy’s commitment to planning and education not only for the patient but also the patient’s family help to assure maximal confidence and comfort. She is director of the minimally invasive neurosurgery fellowship & research program and director of the neuroscience nursing symposium program.
Prior to her arrival at the Brain Tumor Center in 2009, Amy worked at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and prior to that, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida where she helped manage a large brain tumor and pituitary neurosurgical practice. Amy serves as Assistant Clinical Professor for the UCLA Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Program. Amy is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and sits on the Test Development Committee for the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing. She is also an active member of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Southern Nursing Research Society, Florida Nurses Associations, and Philippine Nurses Association of America.
Amy has received multiple awards including Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Miami Dade Community College, Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Profession of Nursing, Florida League for Nursing Scholarship, Advance Practice Award District V Florida Nurses Association and Advance Practice Award Florida Nurses Association in 2001. She was also featured in The American Nurse Profile by ANA in 2002. She has presented numerous presentations & publications. Her article “Caring for a patient after resection of pituitary adenoma was selected the” Article of the Year Award” in Nursing 99. She is co-author with Drs. Kelly and Barkhoudarian on multiple peer-reviewed medical publications.