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Joseph Narus `86

Joe NarusJoseph B. Narus, DNP, APRN, NP-BC ’86 is a nurse practitioner in the Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.   He joined MSKCC in 2005 as the first nurse practitioner to manage the Penile Rehabilitation Program providing medical management of sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment.  His main clinical and research focus is sexual dysfunction following cancer treatment and the role of nursing to improve quality of life outcomes.  Joe received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from New York University College of Nursing.  He also holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Asian Studies from Manhattanville.  After receiving his Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing: Geriatrics, he was employed at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City from 1999 to 2005 where he became the first nurse practitioner to hold the positions of Associate Medical Director and then Clinical Director of Special Projects. 

Joe holds memberships in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Urologic Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society where he served as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Upsilon Chapter, and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America which he was selected as one of two APRNs in the U.S to serve on the newly formed APN/PA Committee, and the first nurse practitioner to serve on the Communications Committee.  He has remained active at Manhattanville since graduating serving as Class Agent, Class Reunion Co-Chair, and Treasurer of the New York City Alumni Club.  He was selected this May as the outstanding advanced practice nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to receive the Samuel and May Rudin Award in Nursing Excellence.

I am thrilled to serve the alumni community as President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and look forward to working with the Offices of Institutional Advancement, Development, and Alumni Relations and Annual Giving to reunite my fellow alumni with current students, faculty, administration and mostly importantly, one another.  When I entered Manhattanville in 1982 I knew I wanted to work within the healthcare industry but was unsure in what capacity.  The College provided an incredible liberal arts foundation allowing me to think outside the box of what an “Asian Studies” major could accomplish upon graduation.  I have been actively involved with Manhattanville since graduation and encourage alumni to come home to mentor students and support the College through both their volunteer and financial efforts.