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Elizabeth Thornton

Elizabeth Thornton, BSN, RN-BC, received her nursing diploma from the Frankford Hospital (now Aria Health) School of Nursing from 2002-2005. Elizabeth joined Aria as a registered nurse in the telemetry unit at the Aria Frankford Campus.

She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree from Holy Family University in 2007. While at the Frankford 2A unit, Elizabeth began in the basic cardiac unit, treating patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and post operative patients. As her skills developed, she eventually transitioned to a more advanced cardiac unit, focusing primarily on caring for post operative open heart patients, patients receiving pacemakers or defibrillators, and patients with cardiac arrhythmias, as well as congestive heart failure patients. She became certified in cardiac vascular care in 2014 and completed continuing education units each year.

Elizabeth has provided exceptional care for her patients for the last ten years and has gained considerable knowledge and experience. She is an advocate for educating patients and family members to improve patient compliance, as well as outcomes.

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Walter J. Scott is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Abington – Jefferson Health and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Scott W. Cowan, MD, FACS
Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Cowan is a board-certified thoracic surgeon, the Vice Chair for Quality at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD, FACS, FCCP
Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Nathaniel Evans III is Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, as well as Director of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program at Thomas Jefferson University and Methodist Hospitals.

Boyd Hehn, MD
Board-Certified Pulmonolgist

Dr. Boyd Hehn is a board-certified pulmonologist, Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of Bronchoscopy Services.

Teresa E. Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, CCRN, MTTS
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Teresa is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a certified master tobacco treatment specialist trained in caring for patients requiring thoracic surgery, lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment.

Elizabeth Thornton, BSN, RN-BC, MTTS
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator

As the thoracic oncology nurse navigator and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, Beth provides individualized assistance and education for a customized plan of care, encompassing lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment specialties.