Carmel is the Director of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is the co-chair of the Graduate Education and Practice committee of the UM Nursing partnership.
Carmel has worked at UMMC since 1978. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner whose practice focuses on Pediatric Surgical care, first managing children with intestinal failure and now, children with long term bowel and bladder problems. In 2007, she initiated a NP Bowel and Bladder Center, where she sees patients with enuresis and/or encopresis.
In addition to serving on numerous committees at UMMC, Carmel is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, an organization where she is a charter member, served on its Board of Directors for over 10 years, served as president from 1999-2000 and was the recipient of the APSNA Founder's award in 2007. Most recently she worked as APSNA's representative to the ANA to revise the scope and standards of Pediatric Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing. She volunteers to represent practice as a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Carmel's clinical interests include voiding dysfunction, pediatric obesity and pediatric bariatric treatment. She served as the co-investigator on a Phase 3 clinical trial of tolterodine and evaluated the efficacy of timed voiding and pharmacologic treatment of voiding dysfunction. She has given many professional presentations and published articles in many journals. She is an editor of Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient (3rd Ed), served as the Associate Editor of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care from 2010-2013 and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing.
Pediatric Surgery and Urology
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