Patient and Visitor Information

Pre-Op Education Staff

Jack Davis, MSN, RN, ONC; Manager of Patient Education and Research: Jack has been an orthopaedic nurse at HSS since 1980. He has provided care on the in-patient units, PACU and in private office setting. He has been a Board Certified Orthopaedic Nurse since 1991. In his current role as Manager of Patient Education Programs, Jack has guided his team to revise the pre-operative education content and delivery while promoting the use of the internet to increase access to educational materials that will help prepare patients and their families for surgery.

Lisa Briskie, BSN, RN, ONC; Patient Educator: Lisa has been working at HSS since 1984. With 2 Bachelor of Science degrees in Health and in Nursing, she started her career here on the inpatient units and then moved on to work in Utilization Review and in the private office setting. She has been working in the Patient Education Department since 1996. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Nursing, Lisa believes that education and patient participation in their perioperative course leads to a smooth and easy recovery.

Briana Damora, BSN, RN; Patient Educator:
Briana has a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing and is currently enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner program, working towards her Master's Degree at Wagner College. She began her nursing career as a medical-surgical and orthopedic nurse with a background of pediatrics. Briana is honored to work at HSS as an orthopedic nurse. She strives to provide service excellence and believes that patient education can improve patient outcomes and satisfaction with the surgical experience.

Kelsey Vukov, MS, RN; Patient Educator:
Kelsey has worked at HSS as Patient Educator since 2012. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from St. Ambrose University and a Master’s in Nursing Education from New York University. Prior to working at HSS, she worked on an inpatient orthopedic unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and on an acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation unit at New York University’s Rusk Rehabilitation Institute. At HSS, she also serves as a coordinator for the HSS nursing community education outreach program.