Advanced Practice Provider Program

What is the APP Program?

McGovern Medical School’s Division of Critical Care Medicine has established an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) program that supports and provides intensive care to our critically ill patients.

Our Acute-Care Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Certified Physician Assistants (PA) comprise a dynamic APP team that functions under the leadership of its medical director, Pratik Doshi, MD.  The APP team provides round-the-clock care to our heart and abdominal transplant programs as well as our cardiovascular medicine and surgery services with their shift-based presence in several intensive care units and acute care wards. These APPs perform all the duties of their physician counterparts, including patient evaluation and management, procedures, case presentations, communication and coordination of care among teams, admissions and discharges, billing, and education.

Drawing on their wide range of medical backgrounds and knowledge, we have brought together a unique and strong group of APPs from not just the state of Texas, but across the United States.  In addition, our APPs provide preceptorship and mentorship to NP students from various other universities, including the University of Texas and Texas Women’s University in an effort to promote and educate tomorrow’s APPs.  Locally, our APPs have been proactive in providing education and training to our ICU nursing staff and physician trainees.

Scroll down to “meet” our APP team below!

 


Yewande Adesanya, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can.”

Education:

  • BS in Nursing- Texas Woman’s University
  • MS in Nursing-Texas Woman’s University

Certifications:

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Professional Interests:

  • Diagnosis and management of critically ill patients
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Pneumonia

Kim Nguyen, MPAS, PA-C

Education:

  • BS in Nutritional Sciences- The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies- The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Certifications:

  • Texas Physician Assistant Board
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Mark Everitt, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Education:

  • BSN-University Of Texas Galveston
  • MSN-University Of Texas Houston

Certifications:

  • ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Vanessa Marin, PA-C

Education:

  • BS in Nutritional Sciences- The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies- University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

Certifications:

  • Texas Physician Assistant Board
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Natalie White, MSN, AGACNP-BC, BSN, CCRN

Education:

  • BSN-UT Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • MSN-Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX

Certifications:

  • ANCC-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Allison Harse, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC

Education:

  • BA in Psychology/minor in English, Sam Houston State  University, Huntsville, TX
  • BSN-Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX
  • MSN-Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX

Certifications:

  • ANCC-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Professional Interests:

  • Critical care management
  • Sepsis
  • Quality improvement
  • Ethics

Minerva Montemayor, NP

Education:

Certifications:

Professional Interests:


Cathleen Gentry, MSN, AGACNP – BC

Education:

  • BSN – Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • MSN – Texas Woman’s University – Houston

Certification:

  • ANCC – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

Professional Interests:

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care

Mary Funk, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Education:

  • BS Nutritional Sciences-Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • MSN- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Certifications:

  • ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Professional Interests:

  • Pulmonary hypertension

Ellery Arellano, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Education:

  • BSN – University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, TX
  • MSN – Texas Woman’s University – Houston, TX

Certifications:

  •  ANCC – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified