From Danielle Koceski's early beginnings as a med/surg nurse in Philadelphia, to what she considers the capstone of her career at Johns Hopkins Medicine Integrative Medicine Center, Danielle has honed her skills as a nurse in the field of ambulatory care. Over the years, she has become very passionate about continuing her career in gastroenterology. As a sufferer of Crohn's disease, her personal experience with gastroenterology and the tests that accompany it, she has always been fascinated with the GI system.
Her personal experience with gastroenterology as a Crohn's Disease patient gives her a unique perspective that she incorporates into her work. For the past 14 years, Danielle has been helping facilities deliver high-quality, ethical care to patients and families in a diverse range of specialties. She is determined to create an environment for patients that has a feeling of "home" by taking care of the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and sense of family.
Danielle is an active member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). She ran in two half marathons for CCFA and fundraised over $4,000. As a mentor, she is also a resource to her teammates and newly diagnosed patients. Danielle was a co-captain for the Johns Hopkins IBD Team for CCFA Take Steps Walk in June 2013 where they were honored as the “Top Hospital Team.” She is committed to raising awareness and funds for a cause that is near and dear to her “guts”. Danielle has also started a new group with the CCFA Maryland chapter, Charm City CCFA Young Professionals. The group will provide young professionals affected with IBD as well as their friends and family a means to professionally network, have fun and raise funds and awareness for CCFA through social events. The group provides a social support network and a means to professionally network for young professionals impacted with IBD, as well as their friends and family, all while having fun and raising funds and awareness for CCFA through social events.