Posts Categorized: Advanced Practice Providers

Welcome To The Team: Introducing UPMC Jameson


World-renowned business mogul, philanthropist, and Pittsburgh native Andrew Carnegie once said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Here at UPMC, we believe that teamwork is the only way we can achieve our vision of bringing Life Changing Medicine to… Read more »

Advanced Practice Providers: Understanding the Heart of the Matter


Physician Assistants, Shelly Iams and Venice Conley are passionate about their roles as Advanced Practice Providers. Assisting in both Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Surgery at UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute, each day offers its fair share of triumphs and trials. As APPs, Iams and Conley both value their specialty because their work is highly motivating, filled with… Read more »

All In!


My name is Adrienne Thorne, AG-ACNP. Confused by that long strand of letters following my name? No worries – it’s a little complicated! The acronym stands for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. I support UPMC Presbyterian’s Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery department, and I love my career! A little background: About a year ago, I transitioned from… Read more »