Senior Lecturer A

Nurse practitioner Virginia A. Buckley Blaskovich came to Penn for her undergraduate nursing degree and has been part of the Penn system ever since. After earning her graduate degree as a tertiary care nurse practitioner, she joined the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

“Nurse practitioners play a key role in cardiac surgery and related research. I encourage students to look at cardiac surgery as a career option.”


  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1990