Sanna Ali, MSN, CRNP

Infusions and IV Therapy Center Administrator

Sanna is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with over a decade of oncology experience. As a Registered Nurse (RN), Sanna has experience in pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, and the pediatric Emergency Room. In 2017, upon graduating from the George Washington University (GWU) with her MSN, Sanna worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Radiation Oncology where she primarily cared for patients with prostate cancer, lung cancer, & CNS tumors.

Sanna is currently a PhD student at the GWU School of Nursing with a developing program of research on cancer survivorship. In her role as a NP, Sanna saw first-hand the multifaceted, complex issues that burden cancer survivors. Sanna decided to pursue her PhD to develop the research skills needed for knowledge generation and scientific discovery that will improve the quality of life and outcomes for cancer survivors. Sanna is presenting her PhD related work both locally and nationally. She was the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Epsilon Chapter Small Grant for 2023-2024 to support her project, “Perspectives and attitudes of oncology professionals related to cancer survivorship: A qualitative case study”. Sanna is also the current student representative on the PhD Curriculum Committee.

Sanna is the Maryland State Liaison for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) where she works to advance and support the NP profession at the state and national levels. Sanna is also a member of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) Champions program for clinicians and researchers interested in improving care for cancer survivors. Sanna was nominated and selected for the NCCS Advocate Spotlight for July 2023. Sanna participated in the 2020 Oncology Nurse Society (ONS) Writing Mentorship program through which she obtained her first publication in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing on brachytherapy in intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancers.

With so many cancer survivors turning to Integrative Medicine, Sanna is excited to learn more about the use these therapies to help combat treatment and cancer related side effects. Integrative Medicine has a role to play for cancer survivors- a role that Sanna is interested in exploring more deeply.

While pursuing a PhD degree at GWU, Sanna joined the GWCIM team to support a variety of patients in search of Integrative Medicine services to enhance their health”