The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) group in the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine is a dynamic, talented, and diverse team of board-certified acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) dedicated to providing high quality, person-centered, compassionate care.

Our APPs work in collaboration with Goldfarb School of Nursing’s Adult Gerontology ACNP Program to provide clinical education and real-world experiences for students in surgical critical care.

Our Team

Comprised of more than 80 APPs, our team provides comprehensive critical care in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine intensivists within diverse, skilled, multidisciplinary critical care teams. Our team of APPs staff in the surgical/burn/trauma, surgical-oncology, and cardiothoracic ICUs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ICUs in our affiliated community hospitals, and our telemedicine ICU.

Latest Happenings

Community outreach is a priority for our APP team. Our services have focused on planting trees, trash pick up with Trash Bash & Great Rivers Greenway. We have also served hot lunch for a local church, participated in a winter clothing drive, and collected money for Heat Up STL and Stray Rescue.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our program and department strive to reflect the rich diversity of the world around us. We are proactive in creating a welcoming environment inclusive of individual views, gender identity, ethnicity, and racial background.

We aim to create and foster an environment that values and recognizes everyone’s unique attributes, and one in which all members of our department and institution feel welcomed, included, and are treated with respect. 

We encourage you to learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and how we are putting our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion into action.

APP of the Quarter

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) group is a dynamic, talented, and diverse team of board-certified acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) dedicated to providing high-quality, person-centered, compassionate care.

Each quarter, we recognize one of our APPs who has gone above and beyond for their team and patients.

Congratulations to our APP of the Quarter, Josh Fender!

Josh Fender, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNL, NREMT-P
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Joshua Fender (He/Him) has been an APP with the department since 2021. He has a BS in Fire Paramedicine from Lindenwood University. He obtained his MSN with an emphasis on quality improvement informatics, education, and leadership from Sant Louis University. Josh recently graduated with his AGACNP post-master’s certificate from Goldfarb School of Nursing. He has been a recipient of St. Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing and March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. In his free time, you can find him mushroom hunting, cooking, and spending time with his partner Eric and their two golden doodles Riley and Zion.

Josh was named the Q3 2022 APP of the Quarter!

His nominator says, “Josh is an incredible team player. He is always helping with schedule changes and picking up extra moonlighting. He is always positive and easy to work with. He will lend a helping hand without being asked and he provides compassionate care to his patients.”

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APP of the Quarter Archive