Kerry Decker's clinical role is as a nurse practitioner on the inpatient adult liver transplant service, where she manages patients with decompensated cirrhosis who are waiting for and recovering from liver transplant surgery. With her experience working in primary care, she has a special interest in bridging continuity of care between health care settings and easing transition for patients and their families.
Kerry is passionate about promoting opportunities for education and career development for nurses and nurse practitioners. She has been a clinical instructor of nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital and a preceptor at UCSF. She is also co director of the Surgical and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program at UCSF.
Kerry earned a bachelor's degree in Health Science with minors in American Studies and Communication Science Disorders from James Madison University. She subsequently earned her Master's in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions, where she graduated with honors. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and by the National Certification Corporation as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner. She is also a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau.
Awards & Honors
Partners Healthcare Excellence Award for Nursing Education, MGH Institute Of Health Professions, 2010-2011
Sigma Theta Tau, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2007-2015
Professional Nurse Traineeship Grant Award, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2006-2007
Giard JM, Decker KA, Lai JC, Gill RM, Logan AC, Fix OK. Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis during Pregnancy. ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Aug; 3(4):e162. View in PubMed
Decker, K .A., Franklin, C.M., Reidy, P.A. Sheff, E. et al.. T. Buttaro, J. Tribulski, P. Bailey & J. Sanberg-Cook. (Eds.), Primary care a collaborative practice. 2011; 379-381. View in PubMed
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