Leader in Medicine

Carmela Brienza

MSN, PNP

The American Health Council has cordially appointed Ms. Carmela Brienza as “Best in Medicine.” Having amassed over 24 years of service to the healthcare industry, Ms. Brienza is recognized for her expertise in Asthma-related diseases and Pediatric Urgent Care.

Ms. Brienza became involved in her current profession after her experience as a neighborhood babysitter led her to becoming a Nurse. It was her passion for helping children that inspired her to pursue a career within the field of Pediatrics.

Having completed her studies, which included attaining her MSN in Pediatric Care from the University of New Mexico in 2008, Ms. Brienza has spent the past six years working as a PNP – Pediatric Urgent Care and Clinic for the University of New Mexico. Her daily responsibilities include rural Asthma outreach, Urgent Care clinic work, and working within the Well Child office at the University of New Mexico.

The UNM Health System is the clinical arm of UNM Health Sciences Center, New Mexico’s only academic health center. UNM hospitals and clinics provide care for more than 200,000 New Mexicans each year, whilst serving as training sites for students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions. Specializing in education, research and patient care, it plays a vitally important role in the University of New Mexico’s community-based health research.

Ms. Brienza’s achievements have been recognized on several occasions including her receipt of the Providers of Excellence Award and the VNM. As an esteemed member of the National Association Nurse Practitioners, Ms. Brienza attributes her success to her strong work ethic and the powerful team that she works with.

Within the next 5 years, Ms. Brienza hopes to finish her DNP degree and aspires to get involved with an Asthma coalition or committee.

When not busy working, Ms. Brienza enjoys hiking and exercising. She is also extremely charitable and dedicates her time to DC Fringe.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for The University of New Mexico Health System

  • The UNM Health System is the clinical arm of UNM Health Sciences Center, New Mexico’s only academic health center

Source: The University of New Mexico Health System

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