Ms. Deborah Astemborski is a nurse practitioner specializing in disorders of the pituitary gland at the Barrow Pituitary Center. She started at Barrow working as a nurse practitioner in the department of neurosurgery. Her interest in neurologic disorders began when she worked in the trauma intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
During her studies for her nursing degree, she wrote a thesis that focused on technology for and treatment of traumatic brain injury patients. She began her career as an acute care nurse practitioner in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2008 as a trauma nurse practitioner. Her experience with revising traumatic brain injury practices at Flagstaff Medical Center sparked her further interest in caring for neurosurgical patients.
She relocated to Phoenix after accepting her position at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center working alongside Dr. William White and Dr. Andrew Little of the Barrow Pituitary Center. Deborah is passionate about delivering the best possible care to patients with pituitary and neuroendocrine disorders.
- MSN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Arizona, summa cum laude, 2008
- BSN, Northern Arizona University, summa cum laude, 2004
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
- March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” for Advancing the Practice through Research
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Jane K. Young Memorial Scholarship, 2007-2008
- Advanced Nurse Practice Traineeship Scholarship, 2006-2008
- Dean’s List, University of Arizona, 2006-2008
- Dean’s List, Northern Arizona University, 1999-2004