Advanced Practice Providers

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Mikhail AlperMikhail A. Alper, PA

Mikhail Alper is an MD from the Soviet Union. He graduated from Stanford PCAP and was trained in Hepatology at Stanford University. He has 20+ years of experience providing Hepatology and Gastroenterology services to the underserved population…

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Annual APP Awards

NEW in 2024: Distinguished NP/PA Teaching Award

The Distinguished NP/PA Teaching Award recognizes a distinguished nurse practitioner or physician assistant who has shown long-standing contributions to educating and mentoring NPs/PAs in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology (GIH). The candidate has made meaningful contributions in teaching by demonstrating mentorship, preceptorship, curricula development and/or other activities that have an impact in educating and developing future NPs/PAs in the field of GIH. This award will be given for the first time in 2024.


NP/PA Award for Clinical Excellence

The NP/PA Award for Clinical Excellence recognizes a distinguished nurse practitioner or physician assistant who is an ACG APP Member and has shown long-standing contributions to advancing clinical practice in the field of gastroenterology (GI) and hepatology. These efforts are demonstrated by the awardee’s substantial contributions in GI in the areas of practice expertise, leadership, mentoring, and collaborative activities that have an impact at the state, regional, national or international level.

2023 Recipients

Terasa Astarita
Terasa M. Astarita, MS, APRN, ANP-BC, BCPA
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Andrea Gossard
Andrea A. Gossard, CNP
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APP Abstract Award

A new abstract award has been approved for launch with the ACG 2024 abstract selection process. The Outstanding Research Award by an APP offers up to one stipend in the amount of $1,000 to the primary author of the best abstract submitted by a certified nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Advanced Practice Providers Committee

Photo Chair: Monica R. Nandwani, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Standford Health Care
Redwood City, CA
Photo Vice Chair: Sarah M. Enslin, PA-C
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Photo Mallory Anderson, FNP
Consultants in Gastroenterology
West Columbia, SC
Photo Corrie Berk, NP
Loma Linda Las Vegas Liver Clinic
Las Vegas, NV
Photo Amanda W. Charlton, APRN, NP-C
Consultants in Gastroenterology
Columbia, SC
Photo Ricketta Clark, DNP
The University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
Photo Anthony Derencius, PA-C
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
San Antonio, TX
Photo Kathleen A. Ferrell, PA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Raleigh, NC
Photo Timothy Gebhart, FNP-C
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Photo Janet L. Gripshover, CRNP
Geisinger Health System
Scranton, PA
Photo Candice Hallmon, NP
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Photo Liza Hillel, MSN, CRNP
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Photo Victoria M.B. Howard, PA
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Photo Rhonda D. Jankovich, NP
VA ME HCS
Augusta, ME
Photo Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C
New York Gastroenterology Associates
New York, NY
Photo Lenore Lamanna, Ed.D, RN, ANP-BC
Gastroenterology Associates Of Suffolk
Long Island, NY
Photo Sophia Lichenstein-Hill, FNP
OHSU Digestive Health Center
Portland, OR
Photo Victoria Louwagie, PA
Mayo Clinic Health System
Mankato, MN
Photo Karen K. Luken, NP
Iowa Digestive Disease Center
Clive, IA
Photo Keisa M. Lynch, DNP, APRN, FNP
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Photo Sharon R. Magalona, NP
Reddy GI Associates
Mesa, AZ
Photo Gabriella McCarty, NP
North Shore Gastoenterology
Westlake, OH
Photo Nicole Mitchell, NP
Capital Digestive Care
Rockville, MD
Photo Rebecca S. Mooney, CRNP
GBMC Gastroenterology Health Partners
Baltimore, MD
Photo Kimberly D. Orleck, PA-C
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
Atlanta, GA
Photo Sarah F. Osorio, NP
AdventHealth
Winter Park, FL
Photo Sarah C. Patel, PA
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Photo Karen P. Perls, PA
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, CA
Photo Jannine A. Purcell, CNP
Christus Trinity Clinic
Tyler, TX
Photo Alfred T. Reyno, PA
Los Alamitos Gastroenterology Medical Associates
La Habra, CA
Photo Shayla A. Schoenoff, PA
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Photo Jamie D. Sanchez, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Dartmouth Health
Lebanon, NH
Photo Sarah W. Sherman, NP
Richmond Gastroenterology Associates
Richmond, VA
Photo Kristina F. Skarbinski, FNP
Massachusetts General Hospital
Quincy, MA
Photo Amy L. Stewart, FNP-C
Capital Digestive Care
Washington, DC
Photo Jason J. Thomas, PA
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA
Photo Hilary Ugras, NP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Photo Mary S. Vetter, ANP
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Photo Lisa Zimmerman, PA-C
King’s College
Spring Brook Township, PA
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