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Nicholas M. Perrino

President & CEO; Co-Founder

Nicholas, a Chicago-native, serves as the Assistant Vice President of Clinical Practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY) with administrative oversight of and support for advanced practice nurses, clinical informatics, and policy. He previously worked as the Director of Advanced Practice at Stanford Health Care (Palo Alto, CA) with administrative oversight of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists. His previous leadership and clinical roles have been with Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY) in the Department of Radiology and at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals of Columbia & Cornell Universities (New York, NY) in a cardiovascular surgical step-down unit. Prior to nursing, he functioned as a neuroscience researcher in the Department of Sleep & Circadian Medicine at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

Nicholas’ interests are in developing and pooling resources and tools for advanced practice, including literature/publication resources, conference resources, post-graduate residency/fellowship resources, job recruitment resources, etc. He is particularly interested in the role of the Director of Advanced Practice at academic medical centers, advanced practice policy, expanding scope of practice, enhancing APP utilization and productivity, professional development for advanced practice (e.g., clinical ladder) and the overall value and benefits of incorporating and integrating APPs into primary and specialty practices. Nicholas frequently lectures and presents to high schools, colleges/universities, schools of nursing, physician assistant programs, medical schools and hospitals regarding advanced practice, ultimately aimed at a more positive work environment and enhancing outcomes and the patient experience.

Nicholas is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP), the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Nicholas attended Loyola University Chicago for undergraduate preparation and Northwestern University, Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Yale University for graduate study. He is board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) and a nurse executive (NE-BC).

Nicholas is an avid racquetball, tennis and ping pong player. He enjoys cycling (both race and mountain) and attempts to rock climb, surf and hang glide occasionally. He enjoys camping and hiking the U.S. National Parks, photography and music (pop, classical and jazz); he plays the saxophone and piano. He currently resides in New York, NY.

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