Posts Categorized: Advanced Practice Providers

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 »

Little Moments, Big Impact

Before joining UPMC in 2015, Sarah Jenkins, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, had already begun impacting the lives of children across the nation. Starting at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, her stint as a Registered Nurse in the NICU confirmed her desire to pursue a career in neonatal nursing. After working as a Neonatal Nurse… Read more »