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Nurse Practitioners

SMH NP group photoSibley's nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice providers who manage a variety of medical conditions. NPs are educated at the master’s (MSN) or doctorate level (DNP or PhD). NPs are trained and qualified to diagnose medical conditions, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic illness.

NPs at Sibley Memorial Hospital work with the entire health care team to provide expert care within their specialty area. Delivering this care with respect and compassion to patients is central to their practice.

Currently, at Sibley NPs are practicing in:

  • Breast Center
  • Employee health
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Johns Hopkins Memory program
  • Neurology/stroke
  • Occupational health
  • Oncology/hematology
  • Orthopaedics/Institute of bone and joint health
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Pre-surgical testing
  • Psychiatry
  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation
  • Surgical education
  • Weight loss surgery

NPs work in concert with physician partners to provide seamless care in an environment that strives for excellence.

Nurse Practitioner Directory Information

Beth Abate, DNP
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Department: Johns Hopkins Memory and Care Program – Grand Oaks
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5901 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-7470
Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Johns Hopkins University; Master of Science in Nursing, The Catholic University of America
Certification: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC)
Languages Spoken: English, Amharic
Practice: Dr. Abate provides clinical care to the geriatric population with multiple chronic health issues alongside the residents’ primary care provider and consultants. Her passion is avoiding unnecessary Emergency Department transfers from assisted living and promoting aging in place.

Catherine S. Bishop, DNP, NP, AOCNP®
Family Nurse Practitioner

Department: Medical Oncology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-6500
Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Chatham University; Master of Science Nursing, Marymount University
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Dr. Bishop specializes in gynecological cancers and malignant hematological cancers. She also performs bone marrow biopsy procedures.

Erica Campanaro, MS, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Department: Sullivan Breast Center
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW, Washington, DC 20016-2695
Phone: 202-243-5230
Education: Master of Science, Georgetown University
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Campanaro provides comprehensive care to women across the breast health continuum which includes diagnosis of a breast abnormality through survivorship, caring from patients after breast cancer treatment and active surveillance of high risk breast cancer patients.

Kate T Cardile, MSN, AGACNP-BC
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Department: Bariatric Surgery
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital
Phone: 202-370-6565
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Certification: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: The goal of our practice is to provide high quality care to the bariatric surgery population and reduce comorbidities through effective weight loss solutions. Kate, as the nurse practitioner of the practice, manages complex medical issues and promotes healthy lifestyle changes as a way to improve health and overall wellbeing.

Nadine Chando
Family Nurse Practitioner

Department: Pre-Surgical Testing Center
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW, Washington, DC 20016-2695
Phone: 202-537-2244
Education: Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Languages Spoken: English, French
Practice: Family practice and PSTC

Lauren Collins-Chase, MSN, FNP, MPH, NP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Department: Medical Oncology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-6500
Education: Duel Masters (Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health) from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Lauren Collins-Chase works as part of the Medical Oncology team, and manages patient care for those undergoing treatment for early-stage and metastatic breast cancer.

Susan Ely MSN, NP, ACHPN
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Department: Palliative Care
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital
Phone: 202-537-4765
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pittsburgh; Post-masters FNP, Duquesne University
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Sue provides outpatient palliative care to oncology patients in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Jaylon Garrett MSN, AGNP-C, OCN
Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Department: Radiation Oncology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital
Phone: 202-919-2501
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University
Certification: AGPCNP
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Jaylon works in The Proton Center and Radiation Oncology department specializing in head and neck, central nervous system, and prostate cancer population.

Karen L. Going, MS, NP
Neuroscience/Stroke Nurse Practitioner

Location: 5250 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-537-4000
Education: Master of Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As a neuro/stroke nurse practitioner, Ms. Going provides comprehensive neurological and stroke care to the adult patient population presenting with these diagnoses to include complete history and physical examination, ordering laboratory and radiologic testing, EEG’s and patient/staff education including vascular health and stroke risk modification for both patients and family.

Kelly A. Goodman, MS, NP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Location: Kelly Goodman, NP & Associates, PC
4701 Sangamore Rd, Suite S-207 Bethesda, MD. 20816
Phone: 202-684-7167
Education: Master of Science, Georgetown University
Certification: American Nurse’s Credentialing Center, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As a Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Goodman provides comprehensive and wellness care to the adult population. This includes complete history and physical examination, vaccinations, performing and interpreting laboratory, EKG and radiologic testing. Kelly’s primary focus is education on wellness and health management. She works collaboratively with the specialist at Sibley to provide comprehensive care to her patients.

Rosemary Harbuck, MSN, AGACNP
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Department: Interventional Radiology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW, Building C, Ground Floor, Washington, D.C. 20016
Phone: 202-364-7604
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Georgetown University
Certification: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Rosemary manages the peri-procedural care of all patients undergoing procedures in Interventional Radiology (IR), meets with outpatient consults and develops a plan of care with them and their families, sees inpatient consults, and rounds on patients who have undergone IR procedures. She also performs a host of IR procedures independently including implanted port placements, dialysis access, paracenteses, and thoracenteses. Her passion is working with Interventional Oncology patients.

Demere Kasper Hess, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

Department: Pain Management
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington DC; Johns Hopkins Outpatient Clinic – Blaustein Pain Treatment Center, Baltimore MD
Phone: 410-955-PAIN (7246)
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Demere specializes in chronic pain management both in the outpatient setting at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and as needed as a specialty consult inpatient at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Francis Hwang, DNP, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Department: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Sports Medicine - 6420 Rockledge Dr. Suite 2200, Bethesda, MD 20817; Orthopaedic Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 240-762-5100
Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Johns Hopkins University; Master of Science in Nursing, Farleigh Dickinson University
Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC)
Languages Spoken: English, Korean
Practice: Dr. Hwang is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in Orthopaedic Oncology and Sports Medicine. He has a strong background in emergency care, critical care, and orthopaedic nursing with 8 years of being a combat medic in the Army. He believes in developing strong relationships in order to provide personalized care tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Christina J. Kim, MSN, NP
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Location: Pre-Surgical Testing Center
Phone: 202-537-4437, 202-243-2244
Education: Master of Science Degree in Nursing , Univ. of Pennsylvania
Certification: American Nurse’s Credentialing Center, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English, Korean
Practice: As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Kim provides preoperative care to the adolescent through geriatric population which includes history and physical exams, ordering laboratory and radiologic tests and EKGs, educating patients and families on preoperative management, referrals to specialists for preoperative clearance, collaborates with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and the pre-surgical team for optimal patient care and safety.

Mebrat Medhane, MSN, NP
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Location: Pre-Surgical Testing Center
Phone: 202-537-4437, 202-243-2244
Education: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, The Catholic University of America
Certification: American Nurse’s Credentialing Center, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English, Amharic
Practice: As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Medhane provides comprehensive care to the adolescent through geriatric patient preparing for surgery, including complete history and physical examination, ordering laboratory and radiologic testing, EKG’s, education on preoperative management, referrals to specialists for preoperative clearance, collaborates with surgeon, anesthesiologist, and presurgical team for optimal patient care and safety.

Florence Odubayo, CRNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Department: Oncology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-510-2014, 202-537-4000
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Bowie State University
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Languages Spoken: English, Yoruba
Practice: Florence is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in serving the underserved with the goal of closing the health care disparity gaps among African Americans and the underprivileged.

Nneka Okoye, MSN, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Occupational Health and Safety
Phone: 202-537-4437
Education: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, University of Virginia
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Okoye performs pre–employment and annual physical examinations to determine the physical capabilities of individuals to perform their essential job functions, screens individuals for infectious diseases, medical conditions and disabilities. She diagnoses and treats acute illnesses such as strep throat, bladder infections, pink eye, and infections of the ears, nose and throat. She provides education and in-services regarding safe work practices and environment. She also participates in the work-related injury management program to keep Workers’ Compensation losses to a minimum.

Laura J. Pachelli, MSN, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Pre-Surgical Testing Center
Phone: 202-537-4437, 202-243-2244
Education: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, University of Colorado
Certification: American Nurse’s Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Pachelli provides comprehensive care to the adolescent through geriatric patient preparing for surgery, including complete history and physical examination, ordering laboratory and radiologic testing, EKG’s, education on preoperative management, referrals to specialists for preoperative clearance, collaborates with surgeon, anesthesiologist, and presurgical team for optimal patient care and safety.

Marissa Panzer, DNP, AGNP-BC
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Department: Medical Oncology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-6500
Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice, George Mason University
Certification: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Dr. Panzer works in the Medical Oncology department and specializes in neuro-oncology and gynecologic and breast cancers.

Julie Park, MSN, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Sullivan Breast Center
Phone: 202-243-5230
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Pace University
Certification: American Nursing Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Practice: As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Park provides care for women across the breast health continuum, from diagnosis of a breast abnormality through survivorship. She manages patients after breast cancer treatment as well as active surveillance of high risk breast cancer patients. Ms. Park collaborates with the breast surgeons and other disciplines to address breast health issues in the outpatient setting. She has extensive experience in pre and post-surgical clinical management of patients with solid organ transplant and cardiology.

Rasheda Persinger, MSN, AGNP-C
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Department: Medical Oncology
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-6500
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, The Catholic University of America
Certification: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP-C)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Rasheda is currently the lead Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner and works mostly with the thoracic oncology population.

Cathy Pulford, MSN, ANP-C; ONP-C
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Department: Gildenhorn Institute of Bone and Joint Health and Neurosurgery
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road, NW, Room 6B202, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-6838
Education: Master of Science Nursing, Adult Medicine; Catholic University of America
Certification: ANP-C; ONP-C
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Cathy is the Clinical and Administrative Practice Manager for the Gildenhorn Institute of Bone and Joint Health and Neurosurgery Service lines.  Overseeing and coordinating team members, best practices, and quality improvement programs for these service lines and their populations.

Breinn Hoff Rosenfeld, NP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Department: Johns Hopkins Thoracic Surgery
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Rd NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-7510
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Maryland
Certification: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: Bre specializes in the treatment of thoracic surgery patients in both the in-patient and out-patient setting. She is also the Director of Lung Cancer Screening.

Sheron A. Saul, MSN, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Pre-Surgical Testing Center
Phone: 202-537-4437, 202-243-2244
Education: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Saul provides comprehensive care to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients preparing for surgery. This typically includes performing a complete medical history and physical examination; ordering laboratory and radiologic testing; performing EKG tests; educating patients on preoperative management; arranging referrals to specialists for preoperative clearance; and collaborating with the patient's surgeon, anesthesiologist, and presurgical team for optimal patient care and safety.

Joan Smith, MSN, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Location: Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Sibley Hospital
Phone: 202-660-6010
Education: Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Marymount University
Certification: American Nurse’s Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages Spoken: English
Practice: As a family nurse practitioner, Ms. Smith provides comprehensive care to the patient preparing for gastrointestinal testing such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, ERCP, and colon cancer screening. She performs history and physical exams, orders laboratory and radiologic tests, provides referrals for specialists, educates both the patient and family on disease, prevention, and management of gastrointestinal disorders, and follows patients post procedure.

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