Women & Lung Cancer: Addressing Rising Cases Among Women 

2021 Minnesota Lung Cancer Screening Task Force Presentation

Stephanie Delkoski, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota;     Patricia Rivera, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine Medical Director


Stephanie Delkoski, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dr. Stephanie Delkoski is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She is a women’s health nurse practitioner and holds a faculty practice at an academic women’s health clinic where she provides gynecologic, obstetric, and primary care to women across the lifespan.
Dr. Delkoski completed her BSN from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her DNP from the University of Minnesota.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Nurse Practitioner’s Association.  Dr. Delkoski has a strong interest in preventive care and health promotion.

Dr. Patricia Rivera

Dr. Patricia Rivera, Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine Medical Director.

Dr. Rivera is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She joined the faculty at UNC in 1995 and co-founded the first Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program in the country, a premier program that became the model for multidisciplinary care and defined the vital role pulmonologists play in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies. More recently, she founded the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Screening Program at UNC and continues to direct both programs. Her expertise includes screening, diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and management of treatment complications.

Dr. Rivera is passionate and committed to medical education and mentoring and has received numerous awards at UNC and from National Societies. She is particularly passionate about developing the next generation of leaders and increasing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in our field.