Kristin Kreider, APN 1st Assist
Kristin received her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2008 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she graduated with honors. Following graduation, she was accepted into the peri-operative program at Princeton Medical Center where she trained in the role of scrub and circulating nurse. After realizing her passion for surgery, she enrolled in the Registered Nurse First Assistant program with the National Institute of First Assisting. She was mentored by and continued her work as an RNFA with the Medical Director and Chief of Orthopedics where she specialized in reconstructive ortho, hip and knee revisions, and ortho trauma. She also played a significant role in the creation of Princeton’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement where she dedicated herself to coordinating the operative aspect of patient’s care.
Kristin decided to take her career one step further and completed her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program from Walden University in 2019. She began working in the Neurocritical ICU at Staten Island University Hospital where she was trained in the management of patients with complex neurocritical illnesses such as traumatic brain injury and post-op cranial surgery.
Kristin joined Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics in 2022. She is board certified by the AACN and is an active member of the Neurocritical Care Society and Association of Operating Room Nurses. Kristin believes in serving the community without losing that personal touch. “The majority of our patient population requires treatment of the brain and spine, but each patient is unique and must be treated so”. In her free time, Kristin enjoys training for triathlons, hiking, and spending time with her rescue pup, Wally.