PHA Board of Trustees
Traci Stewart, RN
Nurse Clinician Specialist, Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program at the University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
PH Professional Network (formerly PH Resource Network) Representative
Board Term Ending: June 2014 (PHPN Representative)
Traci Stewart, RN works as a nurse clinician specialist in the Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program at the University of Iowa. She coordinates patient care as patients transition from the inpatient and outpatient settings. Traci has over twenty years of clinical expertise in management of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and heart failure (HF) patients. Her focus is providing patient, nurse, and community education. She facilitates a regional PHA support group and organizes and presents education on PH/HF disease management to patients and healthcare providers in the community. She serves as a nurse leader within the University of Iowa by being actively involved in development of new treatment protocols, in-servicing staff nurses, and providing HF and PH education during nurse orientation.
She has been a member of the PH Professional Network (PHPN) since 2001 and has presented PH and HF disease management and education strategies at many national meetings. Traci has also written articles for Pathlight, PH Pulse, Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, PHA On-line University and AAHFN: The Connection. She is a current member of the AAHFN publication and PHPN education committees. She is excited to collaborate with PHA to promote ongoing quality care and improved outcomes for the PH population.
Traci currently serves as the Chair of PHPN.