Inpatient Practice Areas

Adult Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Practice Specialists

Marilyn Bazinski

Marilyn Bazinski, DNP, RN-BC, AGCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain

 

Sarah Berger

Sarah Berger, MS, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care

Sarah acts as the clinical expertise for adult medical/surgical ICUs at Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses, including coordination of complex patient care and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and bedside nurses.

 

Sasha Binford

Sasha S. Binford, PhD, MS, RN, PHN, AGCNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatric

Sasha provides advanced clinical practice/leadership and patient/family/staff education, consultation, and collaboration with multidisciplinary team regarding best practices in care of older adults. She co-leads the UCSF Age-Friendly Health System Program, supports delirium reduction, physical/cognitive functional status, and successful transitions in care across the continuum.

 

Skyler Bivens

Skyler Bivens, BSN, RN-BC, CWOCN

Wound Ostomy Care Nurse

Skyler assesses patients with wound and ostomy, develops care plans, implements and evaluates wound and ostomy care solutions, provides patient/family/staff education, and focuses on practice improvement regarding wound and ostomy care.

 

Laura Griffith

Laura Griffith, MSN, RN, AOCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology/BMT

 

Sarah Hartrick

Sarah Hartrick, BSN, RN, CCRN

Wound Ostomy Clinical Nurse

Sarah assesses patients with wound and ostomy, develops care plans, implements and evaluates wound and ostomy care solutions, provides patient/family/staff education, and focuses on practice improvement regarding wound and ostomy care.

 

Amy Larsen

Amy Larsen
MS, RN, CCRN, SCRN, ACCNS-AG

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care

Amy provides advanced clinical practice/leadership, patient/family/staff education, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team regarding critical care monitoring, complex therapy/device management, and systems issues in the adult critical care areas.

 

Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee, MS, RN, PCCN, GCNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Acute and Transitional Care

Melissa collaborates with the interprofessional team to produce quality care in the acute and transitional care areas. Clinical resource for high risk/low volume therapies in acute and transitional care with focus on elevating nursing practice to improve patient outcomes at the individual, unit, and systems level.

 

Michelle Macal

 

Michelle Macal, MSN, RN, CNS, PCCN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Acute Care

Michelle provides advanced clinical practice/leadership, patient/family/staff education, and collaboration with multidisciplinary team regarding complex patients, therapies, and systems issues in the adult acute and transitional care areas.

 

Esther Rov-Ikpah

 

Esther Rov-Ikpah, MS, RN-BC, CDCES

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Esther provides clinical practice leadership for inpatient nurses in relation to diabetes care and education. She also delivers patient, family and staff education on diabetes management in acute care and critical care areas.

 

Cass Sandoval

Cass Sandoval, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care

Cass provides advanced clinical practice/leadership, patient/family/staff education, and collaboration with multidisciplinary team regarding critical care monitoring, complex therapy/device management, and systems issues in the adult critical care areas.

 

Diane Sandman

Diane Sandman, MSN, RN, CWOC, FNP

Wound Ostomy Clinical Nurse

Diane administers wound, ostomy, continence patient/family/staff education, consults on wounds, ostomies, and incontinence issues, collaborates with multidisciplinary teams on wound, ostomy and incontinence issues and delivers education to improve care in each inpatient areas. She provides advance wound care products/devices etc.

 

Benjamin Tanner

Benjamin Tanner, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, CEN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department

Ben provides advanced clinical practice/leadership, patient/family/staff education, and collaboration with multidisciplinary team regarding emergency interventions, complex therapy/device management, and systems issues in the Emergency Department.

 

Vickie Thun

 

Vickie Thun, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Wound Ostomy Clinical Nurse

Vickie conduct consultations for wound, ostomy and skin care. She also provides education for patient/family and staff regarding ostomy care, wound care and skin care.

 

 Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists

 

Jeannie Chan, MS, RN, NNP-BC, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Intensive Care Nursery

 

 

Shelley Diane, MS, RN, CCNS, CWCN-AP, PNP, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Critical Care

 

 

Lori Fineman, MS, RN, CCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care

 

 

Mary Nottingham, MS, RN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Medical/Surgical & Transitional Care

 

 

Elizabeth Papp, MSN, RNC, CNS, FNP

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Intensive Care Nursery

 

 

Chrissie Smith, MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Wound Care

 

 

Lisa Tsang, MN, RN, CNS, CPHON

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant