Comprehensive Cancer Has Team of Advanced Practice Providers

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Comprehensive Cancer Centers provides world-class, compassionate care to all its patients. An important part of these efforts comes from identifying and hiring talented, dedicated and experienced providers and building a team to meet the needs of the community.

Comprehensive has a large team of physician assistants (PA-C) and nurse practitioners (NP) that support our physicians by offering follow up care and help managing treatment plans for patients. The team consist of two PA-C’s and thirteen NP’s spanning a variety of specialties:

  • Katelyne Atijera, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC: Katelyne is a nurse practitioner for medical oncology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada and Master of Science in nursing from Purdue Global University, in Davenport, Iowa.
  • Barbara Caldwell, MSN, APRN: Barbara is a nurse practitioner and cancer genetic counselor for medical oncology. She is one of only nine healthcare professionals in Nevada to receive their training from an intensive cancer genetic risk assessment program at City of Hope.
  • Katie Cupp, MSN, APRN, FNP-C: Katie is a nurse practitioner for the pulmonary division. She received her master’s in nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham and has certifications in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Hannah Furney, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, AOCNP: Hannah is a nurse practitioner for medical oncology. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama, specializing in adult gerontology primary care with a subspecialty in adult oncology.
  • Christopher Gabler, PA-C: Christopher is a physician assistant for medical oncology. He received his Master of Science in the Physician Assistant Studies Program from Oregon Health & Sciences University and completed his oncology fellowship from The Ohio State University.
  • Samiyah Hoodbhoy, PA-C: Samiyah is a physician assistant for medical oncology. She received her Master of Science in the Physician Assistant Program from Touro University Nevada and has worked as an outpatient PA for Interventional Pain Management allowing her to manage chronic pain on a daily basis.
  • Vida Kim, MSN, APRN, FNP-C: Vida is a nurse practitioner treating pulmonary disease at Lung Center of Nevada. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Charles Drew University, Los Angeles, California.
  • Lorraine Kossol, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC: Lorraine is a nurse practitioner at Lung Center of Nevada, a division of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. She received a Master of Science in nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Shelley S. Miles, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AOCNP: Shelley is a nurse practitioner at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada where she provides oncology care to patients. She received her master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Dulce Novakovic, MSN, BSBA, APRN, FNP-C: Dulce is a nurse practitioner for medical oncology. She has held various RN positions, spanning oncology PCU and medical surgery. She received her Master of Science in nursing from Chamberlain University.
  • Pamela O’Neil, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP, APRN: Pamela is a radiation oncology nurse practitioner at Comprehensive Cancer Centers. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.
  • Chin H. Oh-Ciernick, APRN, FNP-C: Chin is a nurse practitioner for the pulmonary division where she assesses and treats adult patients with acute and chronic pulmonary health concerns. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Lisa Reiter, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC: Lisa is a nurse practitioner for the pulmonary division. Lisa Reiter received her master’s in nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012, where she graduated with Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau International honors.
  • Shannon Southwick, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, OCN: Shannon is a nurse practitioner for medical oncology. She provides oncology care and follow up care to patients as well as teaches an introduction to chemotherapy class to all new patients. She received her bachelor’s in nursing and master’s in nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Dawn M. Willard, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC: Dawn is a nurse practitioner for the pulmonary division. She received her master’s in health promotion and master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Their regular interaction with patients helps build and maintain integrated care plans that work in collaboration with oncologists and pulmonologists as well as each patient’s referring physician.

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Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information on news and information about the practice, follow Comprehensive Cancer Centers on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

To schedule an appointment with the team at Comprehensive, please call 702-952-3350. For more information about our team of advanced practice providers, visit our website.

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