CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists)/APN Staff

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

The Department of Anesthesiology is proud to have a vibrant and active group of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. These professional individuals participate in various anesthetics throughout the health care center and are a vital component to resident education and to the delivery of high quality care at Loyola Medicine.

Karen Adams

Adams, Karen MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Rush University, Chicago, IL

Zarinah Ali-Burford

Ali-Burford, Zarinah MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL

Jennifer Ander

Ander, Jennifer MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Linda Bade

Bade, Linda MS, CRNA

Education: Associate of Arts in Nursing, Mayfair College, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; Certification in Nurse Anesthesia, Ravenswood Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Ann Briggs

Briggs, Ann MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Xavier College, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, Rush University Graduate College of Nursing, Chicago, IL

Gregg Cardin

Cardin, Gregg MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois-Chicago; Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Claire French

French, Claire MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing; Certificate of Nurse Anesthesia, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Jacqueline Guijarro

Guijarro, Jacqueline MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Florida College of Nursing, Gainesville, FL; Master of Science in Anesthesiology, Barry University College of Nurse Anesthesia, Miami Shores, FL

Natalie Hines

Hines, Natalie MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY

Hariklia Horwath

Horwath, Hariklia MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Biology-Anesthesia, New Britain General School of Nurse Anesthesia, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Cassie Ishmael

Ishmael, Cassie MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL

Alisha Kettner

Kettner, Alisha MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL; Master of Science, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; Nurse Anesthesia Specialization, NorthShore University Health System School of Nurse Anesthesia, Evanston, IL

Susan Krawczyk

Krawczyk, Susan MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Joseph Marinaro

Marinaro, Joseph MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Master of Science in Nursing, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Karen Nelson

Nelson, Karen MS, CRNA 

Education: Diploma in Nursing, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center School of Nursing, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia, DePaul University/Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center School of Anesthesia, Chicago, IL

Yelena Polyakov

Polyakov, Yelena MS, CRNA 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Rush University, Chicago, IL

Susan Slezak

Slezak, Susan MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Master of Nursing Science in Anesthesia, DePaul University/Ravenswood Hospital School of Anesthesia, Chicago, IL

Karen Smith

Smith, Karen MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL; Post Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Certification, North Shore University School of Nurse Anesthesia, Evanston, IL

Michelle Stack

Stack, Michele MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Rush University, Chicago, IL

Kendell Sullivan

Sullivan, Kendell MS, CRNA

Education: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Rush University, Chicago, IL

Andrea Thoma

Thoma, Andrea MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science-Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Master of Science-Nursing Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Master of Science-Nurse Anesthesia, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL

Jane Vodvarka

Vodvarka, Jane MS, CRNA

Education: Associate of Arts, Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, CA; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, San Diego State University School of Nursing, San Diego, CA; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, DePaul University/Ravenswood Hospital School of Anesthesia, Chicago, IL

Kenyetta Woodard

Woodard, Kenyetta MS, CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science-Nursing, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL; Master of Science-Nurse Anesthesia, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Betty Young

Young, Betty CRNA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Kaemyung College of Nursing, Korea; Ravenswood Hospital School of Anesthesia, Chicago, IL

Preadmission Anesthesia Screening Nurses

The Preadmission Anesthesia Screening Clinic is staffed by two excellent Advanced Practice Nurses (APN). These nurses are involved in the assessment and education of patients scheduled for surgical procedures at the Russo Surgical Suites. In addition the APNs assist the Medical Director, Dr. Michael O'Rourke, in the instruction of the anesthesia residents who routinely spend one month on rotation in the PAS Clinic.

Eun Kim

Kim, Eun RN MSN

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, North Park College, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Daria Ruffolo

Ruffolo, Daria RN DNP CCRN ACNP-BC

Education: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Morton College, Cicero, IL; Master of Science in Trauma/Critical Care Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL; Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing; Chicago, IL

Certifications: Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Acute Pain Service Nurse

The acute pain service (APS) APN plays a vital role in treating pain here at Loyola. She is involved in all facets of treating acute pain including: pre-operative pain assessments, development and implementation of individualized pain treatment plans, management of continuous regional techniques, and transitioning to less invasive pain modalities.

Patrice Murray

Murray, Patrice RN MSN ND APN CRNP

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Master of Science in Medical-Surgical Critical Care, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Doctorate in Nursing, Rush University School of Nursing, Chicago, IL