Vicki is currently the Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes at Providence Anesthesiology Associates in Charlotte, NC where she is responsible for the implementation, oversight, and expansion of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program to include 10 facilities within 3 hospital systems and 17 service lines. She speaks nationally and internationally on various perioperative care topics and on the implementation of ERAS for sustainability. Vicki’s areas of interest and research include multi-modal
analgesia, opioid-related adverse events, reduction in opioid consumption of the surgical patient, and postoperative cognitive disorder. She attended Queens University of Charlotte for her BSN and later attended the Medical University of South Carolina for her Masters in Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice, completing her doctoral dissertation on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Pancreaticoduodenectomy. She is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Vicki worked as a critical care nurse for 15 years before leaving the bedside to pursue her advanced degrees. Vicki volunteers her time to help improve patient outcomes with multiple organizations to include: ERAS Cardiac Society Executive Board Member, EBPOM Faculty, AANP Faculty, TopMedTalk contributor.