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Chapter Meeting at Lenox Hill Hospital

Aaron Boardroom

130 East 77th st

(Entrance near # 6 Train at 77th st & Lexington Ave.)

Topic:  Lung Cancer: Treatment Strategies and Nursing    


Description: Cancer is still the overall leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. There have been advances in treatment approaches of lung cancer. The staging process and treatment strategies improved by adding interventional pulmonology, adaptation of minimal invasive surgery particularly robotic approach, stereotactic radiation strategies utilizing 4D imaging and the dawn of new chemo agents. Learning advances in staging and treatments may help overall survival of lung cancer patients. Participants will be able to get familiarized with pre-treatment work-up and planning treatment strategies in patients diagnosed with lung cancer.


Presenter:  Kris Natividad, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

       Kris Natividad is a Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwell Health – Lenox Hill Hospital. He worked as a registered nurse in the Cardiothoracic ICU for six years; before becoming a nurse practitioner. He is a co-author of two articles related to aortic disease: Anticoagulation with Bivulrudin during Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest in a Patient with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (2014) in a patient with type A aortic dissection and Heart of the Operation: Clinical Trial of TAVI in Lenox Hill Hospital (2011).

        Currently, Kris is managing thoracic surgical patients in the division of thoracic surgery. He evaluates and manages patients with thoracic tumors/malignancies such as thymomas, esophageal and lung cancers, of different stages; collaboratively with other health care providers.  Kris received his Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus in 2006; where he is currently an adjunct professor. He received his Master’s Degree in Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from Hunter College in 2012.   He has over 3 years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor in nursing; teaching both clinical rotations in critical care and didactic courses such as pharmacology.

Refreshments will be served, sponsored by the LHH Department of Nursing

1 Continuing Education Contact Hour is Provided by NYU College of Nursing

The NYU College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.