New nurse practitioner joins Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Breast Center
Samantha Morrison-Ma, NP
Much of her background has been focused on the academic side of things, but her recent work had her more involved in the community. "I was missing the academic component, but I also really liked the community component," Morrison-Ma says. She’s excited for her new role because BWFH lets her do both. "It’s a great, great role. And I’m so excited to be working with the surgeons here and working with the larger Brigham breast surgery group," she says.
Morrison-Ma supports the practice of the three breast surgeons at the Center, meets with patients before and after their surgeries and does "Teach" appointments to help patients understand what they can expect from their surgery. "I’ve worked with breast cancer patients on and off for seven years now. It’s always rewarding. It’s just the greatest population to work with, from my point of view. It’s a grounding position. It makes you feel like you’re doing something important," she says.
In this expanded role, which includes both patient education and clinical practice, she is also working on revamping the patient education processes and materials to ensure that patients receive information that is both the easy to take in and the most up to date.
Morrison-Ma, says of the neighborhood around the hospital, "It smells like flowers!" When she’s not working, she enjoys running by Jamaica Pond and through the Arboretum where she can take it all in. She also sings in a choir.