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Heidi Fitzgerald, NP

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , Surgery

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
Accepting New Patients

Contact

Appointment (585) 275-1000

About Me

Professional Background

October 2010 Nurse Practitioner
to Present Orthopaedics – Inpatient
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
First-line care provider for all Orthopaedic inpatients at 830 bed level 1 trauma center. Complex patient population, primarily consisting of polytrauma and ...
October 2010 Nurse Practitioner
to Present Orthopaedics – Inpatient
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
First-line care provider for all Orthopaedic inpatients at 830 bed level 1 trauma center. Complex patient population, primarily consisting of polytrauma and spine. Medically manage patients. Coordinate and implement plans involving multiple consults. Care for patients with wound VACs, multiple types of external fixation, spine precautions and halos, complicated infectious disease/wound issues and pain management challenges.

April 2007 Nurse Practitioner
to October 2010 Orthopaedic Hand/Plastic Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
Evaluate and treat patients with all varieties of elective, urgent and traumatic hand and plastic surgery issues at a university based practice. Interpret imaging and neurologic studies. Perform nerve, tendon, soft tissue injections in addition to nerve and digital blocks. Perform comprehensive wound care.

January 1997 Nurse Practitioner,
to April 2007 Spine Surgery/Spinal Cord Injury
University of Rochester Medical Center - Orthopaedic Department
Rochester, NY
Manage the care of the spine patient population at a large teaching hospital, which is also the trauma center for upstate New York. Independently provide initial consultation for new patients. Perform comprehensive neurologic evaluations. Interpret imaging studies. Complete surgical workups. Direct and coordinate on-going care in the acute and follow up settings. Take on-call responsibilities for all orthopaedic patients that come through Urgent Care Clinic. Participate in Orthopaedic quality assurance meetings. Participate on Spinal Cord Injury Committee. Collect comprehensive data on entire spine population for database.

November 1994 to Registered Nurse, Level III
January 1997 University of Rochester Medical Center - Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.
Twenty bed SICU. Responsible for coordinating undergraduate student experiences from five area colleges and universities. Oversee and audit self-scheduling for 80 staff members. Chosen to assist on Burn/Trauma ICU and function as ICU liaison.

October 1993 to Registered Nurse, Level II
November 1994 University of Rochester Medical Center
Autonomous practice in 20 bed SICU. Care for cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, trauma, general surgery, and liver transplant patients. Responsible for care of patients requiring IABP, LVAD, ventriculostomy, CVVH. Member of several committees.

June 1, 1992 to Registered Nurse
October 1993 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.
Cardiovascular unit with 35 telemetry beds. Strong emphasis on patient education.

Certified Specialties

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care - American Association of Critical Care Nurse Certification

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Graduate, University of Rochester. 2013 - 2014

Education

MS | University of Rochester. Nurse Practitioner. 1997