Karyn received her BSN and MSN at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland and completed her hematology/oncology nurse practitioner fellowship at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She was both a hematology and oncology nurse practitioner at Seattle Children's Hospital from 1999 to 2016 specializing in the care of children with leukemia, marrow failure syndromes, PTLD, HLH and hematological disorders. In 2016 she joined the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's where she follows children in the bone marrow failure/MDS and hematology programs. Her passion is nursing and family/patient education.
She has presented nationally at APHON since 2004 and at regional conferences including SCAPHON and FAPTP. She has authored content for APHON Counts, the Core Curriculum, Foundations of Pediatric Hematology Nursing, and the ITP family handbook. She reviewed content for the Telephone Triage Guidelines and Scope & Standards of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice. She was a founding member and treasurer for the local Seattle APHON chapter (SEAPHON) from 2007 to present. She served on the APHON steering council from 2007-2011.
- Dana-Faber/Boston Children's
- Cambridge, Massachusetts