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Vanessa T. Damm, Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas

Surgical Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Urgent Care

 Certifications

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery First Assist
Fundamental Critical Care Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
Basic Life Support Provider

Licensure

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants License
State of Connecticut Physician Assistant License
State of Connecticut Controlled Substance License
Drug Enforcement Administration License

 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
Resident
2017

Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program
Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine
Norwalk, CT

 EDUCATION:
PA & Masters
2016

Master of Health Sciences / Physician Assistant Certification
Duke University Physician Assistant Program
Durham, NC
Undergraduate
2009

Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
  • Dean’s List- 2008, 2009
  • Recipient of Drive Your Future Scholarship and Glenville Child Care Merit Award
 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:
  Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT
 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
9/2017 - Present

Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Coastal Orthopedics
Westport, CT

9/2017

Surgical Physician Assistant
Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT

9/2016 - 9/2017 Surgical Physician Assistant Resident
Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT
4/2012 - 5/2014 Medical Assistant
Foxhall OB/GYN Associates
Washington, DC
6/2009 - 4/2012 Research Assistant
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
 VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
1/2010 - 8/2014
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter
    Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad
    Bethesda, MD
    • Line Officer (Sergeant): 1/2012-1/2014
    • Scott M. Sievering Officer of the Year Award: 11/2012
    • Richard B. Thompson Award for top academic performance in EMT-B class: 3/2011
 SPECIAL SKILLS:
 
  • Proficiency in Cerner, Epic, NextGen and PrimeSUITE EHR systems
  • Basic Laboratory Research Techniques
 PUBLICATIONS:
  Sen A., Damm V.T., Cox R.T. Drosophila clueless is highly expressed in larval neuroblasts, affects mitochondrial localization and suppresses mitochondrial oxidative damage. PLOS One. 2013 January

Acknowledgement in: Bellen, H.J. et al. The Drosophila gene disruption project: progress using transposons with distinctive site specificities. Genetics. 2011 July

Acknowledgement in: Tootle, T.L. and Spradling A.C. Drosophila Pxt: a cyclooxygenase-like facilitator of follicle mutation. Development. 2008 March
 PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS:
  Damm, V.T. and Cox, R.T. Characterizing mitochondrial dysfunction in a Drosophila model for TBI. Poster session presented at: 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference; 2012 March 7-11; Chicago, IL.

Damm, V.T. and Spradling, A.C. Unidentifiable role of abelson tyrosine kinase in Drosophila escort cells. Poster session presented at: 48th Annual Midwest Developmental Biology Meeting; 2009 May 29-31; Iowa City, IA.