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MyHeartDiseaseTeam Medical Reviewer | Colleen O’Brien-Podulka, CRNP

Posted on February 21, 2024

Colleen O’Brien-Podulka, CRNP

Medical Reviewer

Colleen O’Brien-Podulka, CRNP

Dr. O’Brien-Podulka began her career as a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital while finishing a Master of Science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner. She worked in preadmission testing for the anesthesia department and later served in cardiology as a nurse practitioner. Dr. O’Brien-Podulka expanded her expertise by obtaining a post-master’s certification in adult and gerontology acute care from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she holds dual certifications as a family nurse practitioner and acute care nurse practitioner. Over the last decade, Dr. O’Brien-Podulka has specialized in structural heart disease, serving as a valvular heart disease nurse practitioner and coordinator at Jefferson Einstein Hospital and Jefferson Montgomery Hospital.


  • University of Pennsylvania (post-master’s certification)
  • Thomas Jefferson University (B.S. in nursing)
  • Certifications

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)
  • Affiliations

  • Jefferson Einstein Hospital
  • Jefferson Montgomery Hospital