Kathryn McParlane CRNP
Kathryn McParlane graduated from Citizen General Hospital School of Nursing in 1979. She received her Bachelors of Science and Nursing Degree from LaRoche College in 1987, and her Masters of Nursing Degree as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. As a graduate student, she was elected into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, and she was awarded a research assistantship on a fever study in liver transplant patients. Kathryn was board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 1998 and was recertified in 2018. She is also certified in Advanced Life Support.
Ms. McParlane is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, The Southwestern Pennsylvania Nurse Practitioners, and the American Gastroenterology Association. From 2003 to 2013, Kathryn co-chaired the Associate Medical Advisory Committee (AMAC) for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. In 2013, she was nominated for and received The Tribute to Excellence Awardfrom the American Liver Foundation for her dedication and commitment through advocacy, education fundraising, and supportive services for people living with liver disease.
Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Kathryn worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Central Hospital in Pittsburgh where her experience in the Medical Surgery unit, Recovery Room, Special Procedures , and Cardiac Intensive Care unit helped build the foundation for her success as a Nurse Practitioner. Kathryn’s advanced degree enables her to diagnose medical problems, perform diagnostic tests, and manage the overall medical care of patients. Having specific interest in general gastrointestinal diseases, Kathryn feels fortunate to have also had the privilege of working almost exclusively with patients of the practice who suffer from Hepatitis C. Kathryn was born in the Pittsburgh area where she lives with her family. In her leisure time she volunteers for The Community Liver Alliance, and enjoys reading, yoga, biking, cross-country skiing, knitting, visiting museums, and cooking for friends and family.