Ms. Thew is the medical director of the department of adolescent medicine at Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, in addition to working casually among Children’s Wisconsin pediatric urgent cares within the city of Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs. She has published articles on Nexplanon complications and management of the malnourished state of the eating disorder patient. She currently is involved in a longitudinal study on the health and nutrition of high school endurance runners. Ms. Thew has presented her research both nationally and internationally. Her most recent podium presentation was given at the International Conference for Eating Disorders May 2020 on her research working with high school endurance athletes.
Ms. Thew serves on several committees within Children’s Wisconsin including chair of the domestic violence committee and adjunct on the electronic health record provider committee. She is leading a quality improvement project on adolescent confidential care and the judicious use of the adolescent sensitive note. In addition, she is active within her state nursing organizations; she sits on the Wisconsin Nursing Association board as the advanced practice registered nurse director at large.
Ms. Thew was selected and graduated from the exclusive Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Fellowship in 2016 and was selected as the keynote speaker at graduation by her peers. She was asked to speak to this year’s cohort on her accomplishments as a leader at their virtual graduation April 2020.
Ms. Thew received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Nurse Leadership May 2020 from Concordia University Wisconsin, and her master’s degree in nursing specializing in family practice from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in December 1997. She is presently enrolled in the nurse educator certificate program at Concordia University Wisconsin. She has worked in the department of adolescent medicine specializing in eating disorders and adolescent gynecology for 6 years and was named the medical director in October 2019. In addition to her work in adolescent medicine, she has an extensive history working as a nurse practitioner in pediatric hematology, oncology, and primary care.