Kirstin joined WFP in August 2014 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has an AS degree in Biochemistry from Jamestown Community College, a BS degree in Biology from Allegheny College, a BS in Nursing from Edinboro University of PA and a MS/FNP degree from Gannon University. She has worked at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA; UNC Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC; and UMPC Hamot Women’s Hospital in Erie, PA with focuses in Cardiovascular Health, Women’s Health, and Neonatal Intensive Care. She has also participated in several medical mission trips to Haiti.
Kirstin and her family reside near Chautauqua Institution. She is originally from Chautauqua County and excited to be back in the area permanently. She enjoys long walks with the kids and dogs, reading, outdoor adventures, and volunteering as an EMT.
What is the most interesting place you have been and why?
"I have been to Haiti on numerous mission trips. They are so deprived in so many ways, but so thankful for the small things they do have."
What does it mean to you for your work to be patient-centered?
"Working with diverse population in healthcare, and in different countries, there is so much to consider when treating a pt. If you can't see the whole picture, you can't truly identify the problem. WFP is definitely patient-centered."
Natalie N. Pierce, PA-C
Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP
Gannon University | Erie, PA