• Jo Ann Fugazzotto, ACNP, BC

     
    Jo Ann Fugazzotto, ACNP, BC
     
    Nurse Practitioner

    Center/Program

    Head and Neck Cancer

    Phone: 617-632-5238
    Email: joann_fugazzotto@dfci.harvard.edu

     
     

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

    Biography

    I have been an acute care nurse practitioner at DFCI since 2005, caring for patients with Head and Neck Cancer; first in Medical Oncology and now in Radiation Oncology. My oncology experience began in 1999, where I worked at MGH in the Blood Transfusion Service as a Aphaeresis RN doing stem cell collections. It was this position that motivated me to go back to working as a staff nurse in the Bone Marrow Transplant service in order to gain more oncology experience. At that time, I pursued a Master's degree at the MGH Institute for Health Professions and became an acute care nurse practitioner in 2005. I received my BSN at UMass Boston in 1998 while raising my three children as a single parent. Other experience includes the Boston Oncology Nursing Society’s treasurer from 2006-2008, and secretary from January 2013-present, as well as working on many committees for BONS that included yearly budget proposals, the planning of educational programs and the planning committee for ONS Congress that was held in Boston in 2006. Prior to becoming a nurse, I had many years of experience in business and in real estate.

    Background

    Education and Training
    University of Massachusetts at Boston, BSN, 1998
    MGH Institute for Health Professions, Acute Care NP, MSN, 2005

    Certification
    Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), 2000