Laura L. Ardizzone

Laura L. Ardizzone ’04, ’10NRS, is the Director of Nurse Anesthesia Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a member of the Executive Nursing Leadership team. Ardizzone received her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the Columbia University School of Nursing. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She serves on the editorial board for various anesthesia journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of clinical anesthesia topics. Ardizzone’s commitment to Columbia has spanned over the past 14 years through various activities that support alumni, students, and administrative academic communities. She has served as a Nursing Alumni Association Board member (2014-2021), President (2019-2021), and now President Ex-officio (2021-2022), an Annual Fund member and Chair (2016-2017), and the nursing representative of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA). She has attended and participated on the Nursing Alumni Reunions Committee since 2008, and various school events, such as New Student Welcome Breakfasts and Annual Dean’s Scholarship Receptions. Ardizzone has attended the Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekends, participating and speaking in the conference sessions. Her biggest honor as an alumna was being cared for by the School of Nursing’s fantastic students after the birth of her twins.


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