Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Critical Care, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Primary Care


2017-2019Doctorate of Nurse Practice, Duke University, DNP

2015-2017Master of Business Administration, Redlands University

2012-2014Post-Master's Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, FNP

2007-2009Master of Science in Nursing, UCLA, ACNP/CNS

2004-2006Bachelor of Science in Nursing, CSU Fullerton

1997-2001Associate Degree of Science in Nursing, Riverside Community College

Honors & Awards

2020Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Eisenhower Medical Center

2019Barton Locums Hero, Barton

2006, 2010, 2015Health Professions Education Scholarship, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

2005Best Practice award for development of End of Life Protocol, HCA


Gardenier, Jovanov & Bell-Dalvantes, (2019). Point Counter Point, “Should Nurse Practitioners have Clinical Ladders?” 15(9) Journal of Nurse Practitioners. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2019.07.005

delRio, Jovanov et al. (2014) International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. “Facile Implantation of Neochordae for Complex Mitral Valve Repair with the Minimally Invasive Right Thoracotomy Approach: 2 year follow up.” Poster Presentation.