Patricia Donohue, MSN, ACNP-BC, ONP, is a nurse practitioner in the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health Center. She developed and initiated the fracture liaison service at Hospital for Special Surgery in addressing patients’ underlying bone quality after fracture or surgery. Her experience includes working as a nurse practitioner in orthopedic trauma, general surgery, trauma, emergency room medicine and as an RN in the surgical intensive care. She was a registered respiratory therapist prior to entering nursing.
Patricia’s fields of academic and clinical interests include ongoing lecturing in areas of metabolic bone and trauma. She has given many lectures at the academic, hospital, and community levels. She recently completed an AORN credentialed RN first assist program. She is a member of the committee in writing for the ONP exam. She joined a team from HSS in a medical mission in providing care to the community of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
Patricia obtained her MSN from Columbia University School of Nursing. She is board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC) and holds a certification as an orthopedic nurse practitioner. She is a member of the NAON, ENA, and AORN.
Patricia is an avid cyclist and runner completing four marathons and multiple biathlons. She also enjoys paddle boarding and kayaking.
Master of Science, Nursing, Columbia University, New York, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, William Paterson University, New Jersey, 1995
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses – Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner, 2012
American Nurses Credentialing Center – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 1998