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Dr. Dorrie Fontaine

A passion for critical care nursing underlies the distinguished career of Dorrie K. Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN, as a clinician, scholar, researcher, educator, and leader.  She is the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Nursing at UVA. Prior to her appointment at UVA, Dr. Fontaine was associate dean for academic programs and clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco. She also held associate dean positions and taught at Georgetown University School of Nursing. Dr. Fontaine is a former president of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, and a recipient of that association’s Lifetime Member Award.  Dr. Fontaine received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Villanova University, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.