Amy Winkelman, MSN, ACNP-BC

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Neurological Surgery
Brain and Spinal Injury Center

Job Description

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced degreed nurse who works closely with all of the neurosurgery team members to manage the neurotrauma patient. The NP has specialized skills and training in managing the care of the patient while in the hospital.

Current Professional Interests and Activities

Currently, Amy is focused on increasing the education, treatment, and clinical follow-up of patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury, or concussion.  She is teaming with the Dept. of Social Work at SFGH to make sure that all patients seen in the Emergency Department with mild TBI are given educational materials and health counseling prior to discharge, and that they have access to follow-up care when needed.  Amy also attends community outreach events in San Francisco in order to increase public awareness of TBI prevention and to offer education regarding the impact of TBI on the community.

Education and Training

Amy completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of San Francisco in 2006, and her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification at the UCSF School of Nursing in 2010.  She worked on the Neurology and Neurosurgery floor at UCSF for 5 years before taking her current position as Nurse Practitioner at San Francisco General Hospital.

Previous Positions

2006-2010   University of California, San Francisco, Registered Nurse, Neurology & Neurosurgery
2007-2008   San Francisco General Hospital, Assistant Nurse Educator, Dept. of Nursing
2010 – present   University of San Francisco, Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing

Professional Memberships and Appointments

2006                           State of California Registered Nurse
2009                           State of California Nurse Practitioner
2010                           Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified
2010-present             Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2005-present             Basic Life Support
2010-present             American Association of Neuroscience Nursing
2006-present             Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Amy Winkelman, MSN, ACNP-BC
Neurological Surgery
Brain and Spinal Injury Center
1001 Potrero Ave, Bldg. 1, Rm. 101, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 206-4803
Fax: (415) 206-4373