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The Acute Care Surgery faculty members are assisted by a superb team of nurses, administrative assistants, coordinators and specialists. The support staff manages the academic program, clinical practice and research projects.

Doris Warner

Doris Warner RN, MSN, CEN, CNS, EMT-P
Trauma Program Coordinator
Doris received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing at Gwynedd-Mercy College and began her career as a nurse in the emergency departments of Sacred Heart Hospital, The Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and Temple Children’s Hospital. Doris came to Jefferson in 2000 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Department and in 2004 was appointed the Trauma Program Coordinator.

In her role as Program Coordinator, Doris oversees almost every aspect of the Trauma Program including performance improvement, the Trauma Registry, education/outreach, physician issues, and relations/communications with the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. Her work is essential in preparing the Trauma Program survey documents which are essential to a successful Trauma Foundation site survey. Our last survey in April of 2008 was very successful with no issues being identified by the Trauma Foundation.

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Maria Capriotti

Maria Capriotti
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

  • BSN: Drexel University
  • MSN: Jefferson University College of Nursing
  • Board Certification:
    – Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    – Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Experience:
    – 4 years, Staff Nurse, Neuro Trauma Surgical ICU, University of Pennsylvania
    – 4 years, Staff Nurse, Critical Care Float Pool, University of Pennsylvania 

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Joanne Cram

Joanne Cram
Practice Specialist
Joanne has been with the Acute Care Surgery Division since 1998 and received her education at the Community College of Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Jefferson, Joanne was the Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Neurosurgery at The Medical College of Pennsylvania/Allegheny University Hospital. She has an incredibly wide range of responsibilities including the daily operation of our surgical practice, schedule coordination, outpatient appointments, pre-certification, scheduling tests, checking test results, office correspondence, and organizing conferences. Joanne also runs the office hours for the practice scheduling surgery and makes sure our patients have the proper follow up.

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Dwayne Eppy

Dwayne Eppy
Physician Assistant- Certified (PA-C) & RN

  • BSc: Simon Fraser University
  • RN: British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • MSN: Drexel University
  • Board Certification:
    – Physician Assistant
  • Experience:
    – 2 years, Staff Nurse, Orthopedic Trauma, Vancouver General Hospital
    – 3 years, Staff Nurse, Medical / Surgical ICU, Vancouver General Hospital
    – 4 years, Staff Nurse, Surgical ICU, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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Mary A. Genzano

Mary A. Genzano
Administrative Assistant
Mary joined the Trauma Program at Jefferson in April 2004 in the capacity of Administrative Assistant.  She administratively supports the Trauma Program and its administrative staff as well as the Medical Director and six trauma surgeons. Additionally, she has recently become an Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Coordinator.  In both June and July, the Trauma Program offers ATLS courses to all incoming surgical, anesthesia, ENT, OB/GYN, orthopedic and neurosurgical interns.  Mary is extensively involved in the preparation of the application for trauma accreditation as well as preparing for the actual trauma site survey conducted by the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation.

Prior to joining the Trauma Program at Jefferson, Mary held the position of Administrative Assistant for 13 years in the Health Information Management Department at Graduate Hospital here in Philadelphia.

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Catherine Gill-Preston

Catherine Gill-Preston MSN, RN, ACNP
Nurse Practitioner
Catherine joined the Trauma Program in 2008 as a nurse practitioner. Cathy received her Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Cathy has extensive experience both as a nurse in the critical care arena as well as a nurse practitioner. Most recently Cathy worked as a nurse practitioner for the Department of Neurosurgery at Jefferson. Cathy also has research experience having been involved in clinical trials for patients suffering from acute stroke.

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Lisa Hartman

Lisa Hartman
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

  • BSN: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • MSN: University of Pennsylvania
  • Board Certification:
    – Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience:
    – 3 years, Staff Nurse, Surgical-Trauma, Cardiac, Medical, & Pediatric ICUs, Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, TX
    – 1 year, Trauma Coordinator, Scott & White Medical Center
    – 5 years, School Nurse, Educator, Crisis Management Team, School Nutrition Program, Alvin Indep. School District, Alvin, TX

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Christopher McMenemy

Christopher McMenemy
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

  • BSN: Villanova University College of Nursing
  • MSN: Jefferson University College of Nursing
  • Board Certification:
    – Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    – Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Experience:
    – 6 years Staff Nurse, Neurotrauma Surgical ICU, University of Pennsylvania
    – 3 years Staff Nurse, Critical Care Float Pool, University of Pennsylvania
    – 5 years Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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Leigha Niemann

Leigha Niemann
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

  • BSN: ClemsonUniversity
  • MSN: University of South Alabama
  • Board Certification:
    – Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    – Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Experience:
    – 3 years, Staff Nurse, Coronary Care Unit, East Jefferson Hospital, Metairie, LA
    – 3 years, Staff Nurse, Neurotrauma & Medical ICU, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Langhorne, PA

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Cindy Parise

Cindy Parise RN, CPC, CEDC
Trauma Data & Research Coordinator
Cindy joined the trauma program in February 2011. She received her Associate of Science degree in nursing from Gloucester County College in New Jersey. She has 10 years experience as an RN working in the ED, med/surg and a long term vent unit. For the past 9 years, Cindy has worked as a certified professional coder for emergency department physicians throughout the United States. In 2009, she obtained specialty certification in ED coding. Cindy would like to become certified in trauma registry.

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Alannah Ryan

Alannah Ryan RN, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
Alannah joined the Trauma Program in 2007. Alannah received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 20 years experience as a nurse practitioner. Prior to joining the Trauma team Alannah was the nurse practitioner for the Department of Neurosurgery at Jefferson. Allanah also brings with her an extensive research experience in the field of neurosurgery.

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Chuck Warrington

Chuck Warrington
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

  • BSN: University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey
  • MSN: University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey
  • Board Certification:
    – Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    – Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Experience:
    –24 years, Clinical Coordinator/Staff Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    – 4 years, Pool Intra-Hospital Critical Care Transport Nurse, Veteran US Air Force

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Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams, CPC
Trauma Data / Research Specialist
Patricia Williams joined the Trauma Program on April 21, 2008 and is working with our Trauma Registry. She has worked in healthcare information systems for the past 22 years. Ms. Williams obtained a Certificate in Medical Coding from Thomas Jefferson University in December 2006 and passed the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) credentialing exam in November 2007. She is credentialed as a CPC (Certified Professional Coder). She plans to obtain her Trauma Registry credentials as a Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR).

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