JoAnne McNamara received her B.S. in Nursing from Niagara University in 1978 and her MSN from the University of Rochester in 1983. She worked within Vascular Surgery as a Nurse Practitioner through July 2007. She then joined the faculty of the University as an Associate within the Department of Imaging Sciences in August 2007.
She is an ANCC board certified Nurse Practitioner and is an ARDMS registered Vascular Technologist. She has been involved in clinical research since 1986.