JoAnn Coleman DNP, ACNP, AOCN, GCN

JoAnn Coleman is the Clinical Program Coordinator for the Center for Geriatric Surgery at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. As an acute care nurse practitioner for the past 20 years, she has collaborated in research with surgeons, maintained data bases, created critical pathways, contributed to nursing and medical literature, and mentored graduate and undergraduate nursing students and residents. Seeing the rise in surgical care of the older patient, she focused her doctoral studies in this area and was fortunate to find a nursing position that allows her to perform geriatric preoperative assessment for patients 75 years and older including functional, cognitive, and psychological assessment, nutritional status, fall and delirium risk, frailty assessment and more.