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Melanie Freas, MSN, CRNP
Cardiovascular Surgery

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-662-2856

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Melanie is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Tertiary/Acute care Nurse Practitioner Program in 1995. She is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for the Department of Surgery – Cardiothoracic Surgery. She has practiced in a variety of critical care settings throughout her nursing career including Surgical Intensive Care, Interventional and Medical Cardiology as well as Electrophysiology. She has received the Nurse Practice Award, by the Pennsylvania Nursing Association.

Melanie’s future interests include research/development of preoperative education for both patients and their family’s as well as the management of the cardiothoracic surgery candidate.

1995 University of Pennsylvania                                                            
Masters of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
1987 Temple University                               
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Heart Association
    • Council on Cardiovascular Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Pennsylvania Nursing Association
    • 1983-1997   Board of Directors, Montgomery County District 25
    • 1990-1993    Nominating Committee
  • Association of Acute care Nurse Practitioners
  • Association of Critical Nurses


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