Laura Ardizzone is the Chief CRNA [Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist] at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She also serves as adjunct clinical faculty at Columbia University School of Nursing and Fairfield University School of Nursing. Her previous roles include Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing and Director of Clinical Education at Columbia University School of Nursing. As a nurse, Laura worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a thoracic surgery RN and an Intensive Care Unit RN at New York Presbyterian Weill – Cornell Medical Center.
Laura’s research interests and publications include patient safety, patient hand hygiene and global health. She is currently overseeing a multi-site expansion project for delivering clinical anesthesia services.
Laura serves as an elected board member of the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthesists and an elected member of the nominations committee for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Laura is also a senior member of the advisory board of the Hillman Alumni Association and a member of the Columbia University School of Nursing Alumni Board. She was recently selected for a two year term as a member of the Patient Safety Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum (NQF). Laura also serves on the editorial board for the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia. She has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of patient safety topics.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania for her BSN and received her Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Columbia University. She also completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship at Columbia University School of Nursing.