As a nurse practitioner, I coordinate and provide clinical care to patients with oncological disorders. I practice on the inpatient unit and work primarily with children and their families receiving routine chemotherapy. Teaching newly diagnosed families about their child’s disease is also an important part of my role. I enjoy knowing that I have an impact in a child’s treatment and have the ability to make a very difficult time in a family’s life a bit easier.
Most of my time is spent caring for children with leukemia and lymphoma. I continue to grow professionally as new advancements are continually being made in the area of hematological malignancies.
Education and Training
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute/Chronic Care (PNCB)Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)
BSN - Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Grifo, AH (2009). Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 26(1): 41-47.
Awards and Honors
2009, 33rd Annual Association of Hematology/Oncology Nurses Conference: Diane Fochtman New Author Award
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2006-present, Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)
Patient Experience Ratings
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