Marie A. DeFrancesco-Malviya, MSN, CRNA, CRNP, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, is currently point CRNA for the Robotics-Assistant Surgery Anesthesia Program at Howard County General Hospital. She also serves as the Anesthesia Tech Liaison. Her previous roles in the Johns Hopkins system included serving as the the Lead CRNA for Neuro-Anesthesia, Trauma, and Ortho-Spine Surgery as well as a Clinical Instructor for Nurse Anesthesia students at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been an advanced practice nurse for 24 years and has served as both didactic and clinical instructor for graduate nursing students since 1998. Her board certifications include Family NP, Pediatric NP, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Marie received her BSN and MSN from Wagner College. Her primary master’s concentration was as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She continued her education and obtained post-graduate training from Stony Brook University as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University in their didactic Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner program, and finally, from Villanova University as a CRNA.
Her roles have included Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Transport Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care and the Emergency Department, Clinical Coordinator, and, most recently as a CRNA.
Marie served as a faculty member at Villanova University in their Nurse Anesthesia program from 2008-2017. Her areas of interest include pediatrics, electrophysiology, neuro-anesthesia, infectious disease, and transplant anesthesia. Marie is published in Cardiac Valvular disorders as well as High-Frequency Ventilation for Cardiac Ablations. While in Harrisburg, PA, Marie functioned as a S.A.F.E. nurse and was responsible for collecting forensic evidence, working with law enforcement, and testifying on behalf of her patients; as well as serving as a patient advocate. She has recently been appointed to the board of a dialysis advocacy organization as the Director of Patient Education and Public Relations.