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Nancy P. Blumenthal, DNP, CRNP

Nancy P. Blumenthal, DNP, CRNP Nurse Practitioner

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Dr. Blumenthal is a Penn Medicine employed provider.

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About Dr. Nancy P. Blumenthal

Dr. Blumenthal has been a nurse with the Penn Lung Transplant Team since its inception in 1991.  She cares for patients and their families throughout all phases of lung and heart-lung transplantation including consultation, evaluation, transplantation and follow-up. In her role as Director of Clinical Practice & Senior Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Blumenthal leads the interdisciplinary team in clinical care planning and partners with her medical and surgical colleagues in the strategic planning and development of the program.

Widely published on topics of lung transplantation and pulmonary disease, Dr Blumenthal has contributed to both nursing and medical literature. She has lectured regionally, nationally and internationally on the expanding role of nurse practitioners within the field of transplant as well as subjects pertaining to end stage pulmonary disease and lung transplantation. She holds a faculty appointment as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  Dr Blumenthal is the recipient of multiple awards for clinical excellence and leadership in nursing and has the distinction to be the first nurse to have a have a professorship in medicine endowed in her name. In 2006, the Craig and Elaine Dobbin and Nancy P. Blumenthal Professorship in Medicine was established to celebrate and support physician-nursing collaborative practice in advanced lung disease and lung transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2015, she earned her Doctorate of Nursing from Yale University.  Her capstone project titled "Missing Domains of Lung Transplant Patient Selection" spoke to the nursing perspective of lung transplant patient evaluation.

View a full list of Dr. Blumenthal's publications on PubMed

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 1996

Additional Certification:

  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator, 2006

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Education and Training

Nursing School: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Blumenthal is a Penn Medicine employed provider.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital

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