Marilynn Robinson, RN, ANP, is an adult nurse practitioner with the Washington University Vascular Surgery Service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She received bachelor of nursing and master of science in nursing degrees at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and has more than 25 years of experience in nursing, in a variety of positions. She has worked more than 12 years in critical care nursing including in a medical intensive care unit and in a nephrology unit where she provided hemodialysis treatment and patient education in an acute care setting. She also worked in staff development, providing critical care education for new graduate nurses through preceptorship programs. With the Vascular Surgery Service, Marilynn provides preoperative and postoperative patient education and care for patients undergoing surgery, including those with thoracic outlet syndrome. She also manages populations of patients with disease states and non-disease based etiologies to improve and promote health care outcomes. Marilynn is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She often extends her vast knowledge of nursing and variety of experiences to the community, by participating as an instructor in various programs such as the Diabetic At Work sponsored by the American Diabetic Association of St. Louis.
Monica Sanchez, ARNP, is a family nurse practitioner on the Barnes-Jewish Vascular Surgery Service at Washington University Medical Center. She obtained her initial experience as a nurse practitioner at Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, La., where she worked for 3 years on the Abdominal Transplant Service with a special focus on end-stage liver disease and liver transplantation. After relocating to St. Louis because of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Monica briefly worked with patients with liver failure on the Abdominal Transplant Service at Saint Louis University Hospital, then moved to Washington University School of Medicine as a nurse practitioner on the Hepatobiliary Service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. This position gave her additional experience providing perioperative care to patients with diseases and disorders of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Several years later, Monica moved into her current role as nurse practitioner on the Vascular Surgery Service, where she works in collaboration with our team of vascular surgeons to provide initial patient assessments, clinical histories and physical examinations, and assistance with diagnosis, treatment and post-operative care for patients with arterial and venous insufficiency, vascular aneurysms and stenoses, amputations and thoracic outlet syndrome. In addition to her clinical practice, Monica serves as an adjunct instructor at Chamberlain College of Nursing (St. Louis Campus). She teaches students health assessment in the BSN curriculum. Most recently, Monica was inducted as a charter member into the Chamberlain College Honor Society.