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Tammy Slater, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Tammy Slater
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Emergency
  • Pain/Symptom Management
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Surgical


Tammy Slater is an acute care nurse practitioner specializing in the care of adult patients with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Slater has extensive experience in medicine, surgery, and critical care. Currently, she practices as an ACNP in cardiothoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Slater has spoken nationally on utilizing nurse practitioners in cardiothoracic critical care and on the implementation of a peri-operative glycemic control protocol in cardiac surgery patients. She published a chapter on how to place a skin lead to act as a ground wire for temporary pacing and contributed to a book chapter on the management of postoperative cardiac arrhythmias in cardiac surgery patients. In addition, she is a reviewer for Critical Care Nurse and AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 7th edition.

Additional Resources

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  • Videos


  • Publications/Research

    Martinez, E., Chavez-Valdez, R., Holt, N., Grogan, K. L., Khalifeh, K., Slater, T., Winner, L., Moyer, J. and Lehmann, C. 2011. “Successful Implementation of a Perioperative Glycemic Control Protocol in Cardiac Surgery: Barrier analysis and intervention using lean six sigma.” Anesthesiology Research and Practice, 10 pages.

    Martinez, E., Warczynski, T., Wallop, J., Slater, T., & Owens, S. In J. Conte, W. Baumgartner, S. Owens, & T. Dorman. 2008. “Management of Postoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias.” The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care (329-360). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby.

    Slater, T. “Nurse Practitioners in Cardiothoracic Critical Care.” Presented at the Cardiothoracic
    Surgical Critical Care Conference, Washington, DC, March 2008. Invited, podium.

    Slater, T. “Glycemic Control: Practical Protocol Selection.” Presented at the Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2008. Invited, podium.


  • Awards/Honors

    2015 Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award from Maryland Nurses Association

    2015 Nursing Faculty Fellowship from Maryland Higher Education Commission

    1997 Certificate of Appreciation for Clinical Expertise from Towson University

    1997 Sinai Hospital’s Maryland Nurse of the Year

    1992 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau

    1986 Award for Academic Excellence & Achievement from Eastern Vocational Technical High School