Appointment of Toby Bressler, PhD, RN, OCN
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Posted by: Julie Briggs
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Toby Bressler, PhD, RN, OCN as the Mount Sinai Health System Vice President of Nursing, Oncology Services. Her proven track record in clinical, quality, administrative, and research program development, coupled with her strong leadership skills, will ensure the continued development of our oncology transformational nursing care delivery model.
Dr. Bressler began her nursing career in 2006, as a clinical nurse on a medical surgical oncology unit at New York Presbyterian, Columbia University. In 2009, she was promoted to Patient Care Director, Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York Presbyterian. Dr. Bressler continued to grow in leadership when in 2013 she was recruited to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where she assumed the role of Director of Nursing for Professional Practice until she was recruited to the Mount Sinai Health System in December, 2016.
Dr. Bressler has published in peer-reviewed journals on the subjects of palliative care, cultural diversity, moral distress, and professional development, and has written book chapters on interprofessional education and oncology nursing practice. She has presented at regional, national, and international meetings in oncology education, nursing research, and palliative care. Recognized for her leadership and scholarship abilities, Dr. Bressler has served as a Jonas Policy Scholar for the American Academy of Nursing, and collaborated with national and international experts to advance health care issues by writing policy briefs, advocacy call-to-action papers, and white papers on subjects such as patients and caregivers who have life-limiting illnesses.
Dr. Bressler’s research focuses on translating nursing research into tools and methods that can be embraced by clinical staff nurses at the bedside. In her role as Mount Sinai Health System Vice President of Nursing, Oncology Services, Dr. Bressler will continue to develop our community of nurse scholars by generating new research, implementing evidence-based practice, and enhancing performance improvement.