Ani is a nurse practitioner with previous experience in clinical research in cardiovascular disease. Her clinical practice is providing pre and post operative medical care for the admitted vascular surgery patients, and ensuring discharge plans are seamless and comprehensive. She has been a nurse practitioner for the inpatient Vascular Surgery service since 2014 and was promoted to the Lead Advanced Practice Provider in 2020. She oversees all aspects of the Vascular Surgery APP's in Palo Alto, Pleasanton, and Emeryville. She completed her master of science in nursing, and nurse practitioner training at the Yale School of Nursing in New Haven, CT; and remains an active alumni member. She is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Clinical Focus

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Lead Advanced Practice Provider

Honors & Awards

  • Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association Board Member, Yale

Professional Education

  • BS, UCSD, Biology (2007)
  • MPH, USC, Epidemiology & Biostatistics (2009)
  • MSN, Yale University, Adult- Gero Acute Care (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Practitioner (2014)

All Publications

  • Effectiveness and Safety of an Independently Run Nurse Practitioner Outpatient Cardioversion Program (2009 to 2014) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY Norton, L., Tsiperfal, A., Cook, K., Bagdasarian, A., Varady, J., Shah, M., Wang, P. 2016; 118 (12): 1842-1846


    Sustained growth in the arrhythmia population at Stanford Health Care led to an independent nurse practitioner-run outpatient direct current cardioversion (DCCV) program in 2012. DCCVs performed by a medical doctor, a nurse practitioner under supervision, or nurse practitioners from 2009 to 2014 were compared for safety and efficacy. A retrospective review of the electronic medical records system (Epic) was performed on biodemographic data, cardiovascular risk factors, medication history, procedural data, and DCCV outcomes. A total of 869 DCCVs were performed on 557 outpatients. Subjects were largely men with an average age of 65 years; 1/3 were obese; most had atrial fibrillation; and majority of subjects were on warfarin. The success rate of the DCCVs was 93.4% (812 of 869) with no differences among the groups. There were no short-term complications: stroke, myocardial infarction, or death. The length of stay was shortest in the NP group compared to the other groups (p <0.001). In conclusion, the success rate of DCCV in all groups was extremely high, and there were no complications in any of the DCCV groups.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.074

    View details for Web of Science ID 000389868400011

    View details for PubMedID 27771002