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Catherine Parrella, CRNP, MSN

Catherine Parrella, CRNP, MSN Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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About Ms. Catherine Parrella

Catherine started her nursing career as a high-risk labor and delivery nurse at a designated regional perinatal hospital in Trenton, New Jersey before relocating to Philadelphia. She completed her MSN in the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Pennsylvania. She now proudly works within Penn Medicine's health system as a Nurse Practitioner at an outpatient OBGYN clinic. She also instructs undergraduate nursing and graduate nurse practitioner students.

In addition to her National Certification Corporation WHNP-BC credentials, Catherine is a certified nurse in Inpatient Obstetrics (RNC-OB) and she accepted an invitation to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society's Xi Chapter. Catherine is passionate about caring for women of all backgrounds throughout their lifespan; she enjoys providing care for the prenatal population, can manage primary care concerns, is thrilled to work with postpartum patients, and will happily see gynecology patients of any age.

Clinical Specialties


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Antepartum Care
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control (Contraception)
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Lumps and Tumors
  • Breast Pain
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer-Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Cryosurgery of Cervix
  • Cystitis
  • Cystodynia
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Family Planning
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Follicular Cyst of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Disorders of Athletes
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • HGSIL Pap Smear
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Hyperemesis
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Lactation Support
  • Leiomyoma
  • LGSIL Pap Smear
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Mastitis (Breast Infection)
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders in Athletes
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Menstruation
  • Metrorrhagia (Bleeding between Periods)
  • Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)
  • Missed Periods
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea from Pregnancy
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Painful Menstrual (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Pelvic Muscle Tranining
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • POP-Q Exam
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Check-Up
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Premature Menopause (Premature Ovarian Insufficiency)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preventative Women's Healthcare
  • Previous Stillbirth
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Reproductive Health
  • Retained Tampon
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomas)
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyps (Endometrial Polyps)
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Itching
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvitis
  • Women's Health
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Education and Training

Nursing School: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Hospital Affiliation

Ms. Parrella is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.