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Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants



Janet Badalamenti

RN , MA , ANPc  
Janet Badalementi, RN, MA, ANPc is a skilled nurse practitioner who has been practicing with us for the past 19 years. Since then, she has performed diagnostic and medicine therapeutic procedures including comprehensive health histories of new patient consultations and follow up visits. Janet has also provided education and counseling to patients undergoing cancer treatment and their families. Janet earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Stony Brook University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Plattsburgh University College. Janet continued to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing from NYU, where she also served as a Research Assistant. Janet previously worked at St Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and the Research Foundation at Stony Brook. NYCBS is proud of the wealth and knowledge that Janet has brought to us.

Maryann Fragola

DNP  
MaryAnn Fragola, MSN, ANPC, DNP is a board certified oncology nurse practitioner. She has been a preceptor for nurse practitioners and has developed a nursing education role for both patients and students. She is a graduate of Wilkes University where she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dr. Fragola earned her MSN degree Adult Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Stony Brook University. Dr. Fragola has experience in hematology, oncology, hospice care, and medical-surgical care in home, outpatient and in-hospital settings. As a Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Fragola’s services include, but are not limited to assessing phone and walk-in triage, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting labs and tests, and prescribing treatments and medications. She is also a sub investigator in multiple clinical research trials requiring close patient assessment, ongoing monitoring and detailed documentation. Dr. Fragola is affiliated with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Oncology Nurse Society.

Melanie Acierno

DNP  
Melanie Acierno DNP Dr Acierno attended Stony Brook University completing her undergraduate studies in 1999 and her Masters of Science in 2002. In 2008, Dr Acierno completed her doctoral thesis and PhD studies. She has practiced alongside some of the most exceptional Hematologists and Oncologists over the past 20 years. Dr Acierno is part of The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine as well as The Oncology Nursing Society.

Jonathan Catrona

RPA-C , MS  
Jonathan Catrona, MS, RPA-C is a skilled physician assistant who graduated from Touro College, obtaining a Master of Science. Overtime, he has gained the skills required to evaluate complex medical problems, while being a compassionate caregiver. In his first months of practice, Jonathan has treated each patient with unmatched compassion and care. Jonathan attributes the empathy he has developed for patients after volunteering for the AmeriCorp program. Prior to joining NYCBS, Jonathan worked in Primary Care, and Orthopedic Surgery. He is an alumni member of the Bonner Service and AmeriCorps programs at Siena College. Through these experiences, Jonathan has grown as a professional and a person. He looks forward to undertaking new tasks and gaining more knowledge about cancer disorders.