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Department of Nursing
Office of Azadeh Namakydoust, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ann Culkin, RN, OCN® is a clinical nurse in a collaborative office-practice setting who celebrates 30 years in oncology nursing this year. She was educated at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, NY, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN, and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Scranton, PA. She has worked in a variety of oncology specialties, including gynecologic oncology, bone marrow transplantation, and for the past twenty-three years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, as a specialist in thoracic oncology.
Ms. Culkin is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), and past president of the New York City Chapter of the ONS, where she remains an active member. She has authored or co-authored numerous abstracts and publications covering a variety of clinical subjects related to lung cancer, and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Other professional activities have included participation in the 2015 documentary film “Dying in America” project with award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker Carolyn Jones, also known for “The American Nurse Project.” Ann has participated in the “Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign” with appearances on the NBC Today Show, and since 2006, United Against Lung Cancer Foundation and Cancer Care®. She is the recipient of the 2007 Samuel and May Rudin Award at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for excellence in Nursing Practice and the 2011 New York City Healthcare Chaplaincy Wholeness of Life Award with her colleague Mark Kris, MD.