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

Medical School

MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)
Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

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)