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Advanced Practice Providers

At the SKCCC, we use provider teams consisting of a physician and an advanced practice provider (APP) to deliver the very best in oncology care.  Our advanced practice providers are nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are specialists in oncology.  Our APPs partner with patients to help better control symptoms, prevent complications and coordinate the state-of-the-art treatments so that you can best manage your life after diagnosis.

Laura Schoch, CRNPLaura Schoch, CRNP

Laura Schoch is a nurse practitioner and advanced practice provider manager for the division of hematologic malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
Ms. Schoch earned her master’s of science in nursing in 2014 from the University of Maryland with an adult and gerontology focus.  She also completed an oncology certificate program while at UMD, and was a recipient of the American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice in 2012.  She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Ms. Schoch was a recipient of the Friends of Oncology Nursing Clinical Excellence Award in 2019.  
Ms. Schoch primarily treats patients with lymphoma and those undergoing blood or marrow transplantation.  She also has developed an interest in immunotherapy and has published on this topic in relation to BMT.

Peirse ByrnesPierse Byrnes, CRNP

Pierse Byrnes is a nurse practitioner and advanced practice provider leader for the outpatient division of hematologic malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
Ms. Byrnes earned her masters of science in nursing in 2014 from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with an adult critical care and gerontology focus. She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Ms. Byrnes primarily treats patients with MDS, leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphoma and those undergoing blood or marrow transplantation. 

Viki Anders, CRNPViki Anders, CRNP

Viki Anders is a nurse practitioner and GVHD Clinic Coordinator for the division of hematologic malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.  She earned her Associate of Arts in Nursing at Catonsville Community College in 1982 and immediately went to work on the inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Johns Hopkins.  In September, 1986 she became the first Johns Hopkins Research Nurse working with Dr. John Wingard then with Dr. Georgia Vogelsang.  She received her Bachelors of Science Degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1996 and her Masters Degree in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University in 1997.  She has worked as a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins from 1998 to present.  She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She was the recipient of the Jennifer L Brager Memorial Award for Cancer Research twice in 1991 and 1993.  She received the Oncology Nursing Society Undergraduate Scholarship in 1994.  In 1996 she given the Josh Gottheil Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award.  She received the ONS Foundation Congress Scholarship Award in 2001.  She has published in numerous journals and written book chapters on Graft Versus Host Disease.  She established the Stepping Stones Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors Support Group in 1991.  She began a Patient and Family Fund in 1995 to assist financially needy patients with expenses not covered by insurance while undergoing cancer treatment.  This fund still exists and has raised almost one million dollars since it began.  She has traveled extensively giving talks about Graft Versus Host Disease including to Japan and Taiwan.  She teaches classes on Graft Versus Host Disease to the staff at Johns Hopkins on a regular basis.  She recently published a blog on The Management of Symptoms of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease with the BMT Link.

Laura Clayton, CRNPLaura Clayton, CRNP

Laura Clayton is a nurse practitioner in the hematologic malignancies department at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Clayton earned her master’s of science in nursing in 2019 from Georgetown University. She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Ms. Clayton primarily treats patients with Lymphoma and those undergoing blood or marrow transplantation.  In her free time she enjoys running, traveling and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Valerie Ironside, CRNP

Valerie Ironside is a nurse practitioner who works with the Oncology Urgent Care and with the division of hematologic malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
Ms. Ironside earned her master’s of science in nursing in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh with an acute care and oncology focus.   She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Ms. Ironside was a recipient of the Friends of Oncology Nursing Clinical Excellence Award in 2007.
Ms. Ironside primarily treated patients with leukemia and those undergoing blood or marrow transplantation.  She has more recently developed a practice in Urgent Care for oncology patients. 

Cory Ann Schulz, DNP, AG-ACNPCory Ann Schulz, DNP, AG-ACNP

Cory Schulz is a nurse practitioner on the inpatient Leukemia Service at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Schulz earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a focus in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care in 2019 from the University of Maryland. She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 

Jose Jeffrey (Jay) C. Topico, MSN, CRNPJose Jeffrey (Jay) C. Topico, MSN, CRNP

Jose Jeffrey (Jay) C. Topico is a nurse practitioner and an advanced practice provider for the Division of Hematologic Malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Mr. Topico earned his master of science degree in nursing in 2019 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner focus. He is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the state of Maryland and a board-certified under the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Mr. Topico specializes in the inpatient treatment of patients with multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and those undergoing bone marrow transplantation and chimeric antigen receptor T cells infusion in the inpatient setting.

Brandon Raab, CRNPBrandon Raab, CRNP

Brandon Raab is an acute care nurse practitioner for the division of hematologic malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
Mr. Raab earned his master’s of science in nursing in 2018 from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with an adult and gerontology focus.  He is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Mr. Raab primarily treats patients with lymphoma, myeloma, and those undergoing CAR-T cell infusions and blood or marrow transplantation.

Kristin Stokvis, CRNPKristin Stokvis, CRNP

Kristin Stokvis is a nurse practitioner on the Inpatient Leukemia Service at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Ms. Stokvis started her nursing career as a bedside RN on a hematology/oncology unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  In 2015, she earned her Master of Science in nursing from University of Maryland with a focus on Adult-Gerontology Acute Care.  She is a board certified and state licensed Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist.
 

Kiryoung Kim, CRNPKiryoung Kim, CRNP

Kiryoung Kim is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) for the Division of Hematologic Malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from George Washington University, and is recognized by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and has additional certifications in oncology nursing and ACLS. Ms. Kim primarily  provide and coordinate clinical care for patients undergoing blood or marrow transplants in IPOP/HIPOP.

Ana Lazarevic, CRNPAna Lazarevic, MSN CRNP

Ana Lazarevic earned her master’s of science in nursing in 2019 from Georgetown University. She is a certified Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, licensed in the state of Maryland. Ms. Lazarevic is an inpatient provider on the myeloma, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation team in the hematologic malignancies division of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

 

Amber Zukas, CRNPAmber Zukas, CRNP
 

 

 

 

 

Audra Shedeck, CRNPAudra Shedeck, CRNP

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Jung, CRNPJackie Jung, CRNP
 

 

 

 

 

Nicky Hughes Hallett, PA-CNicky Hughes Hallett, PA-C
 

 

 

 

 

Rachael Fornwalt, CRNPRachel Fornwalt, CRNP
 

 

 

 

 

Meghan O'Brien, MSN, CRNPMeghan O'Brien, MSN, CRNP

Meghan O’Brien is a nurse practitioner for the outpatient division of hematologic malignancies at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. O’Brien started her nursing career as a hematology/oncology nurse on an acute care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014. She earned her masters of science in nursing in 2020 from George Washington University School of Nursing with an adult-gerontology primary care focus. She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Ms. O’Brien primarily treats patients with leukemia as well as myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative neoplasm.

Kate Campion, DNP, AGACNPKate Campion, DNP, AGACNP

Kate Campion is a nurse practitioner in the hematologic malignancies department at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Campion earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2020 specializing in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care. She is a board certified and state licensed Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and board certified Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Campion primarily treats patients with multiple myeloma and those undergoing blood or marrow transplantation.

 
 

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