Jane Guttendorf, DNP, CRNP Achieves 40-Year Employment Milestone with UPMC

Advanced Practice Provider Jane Guttendorf, DNP, CRNP celebrated 40-years employment with UPMC on June 9, 2020. She began her career at Presbyterian University Hospital in 1980 after completing her BSN. She was assigned to the hospital’s only ICU, a 16-bed unit treating all types of medical and surgical patients, including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, renal transplant and urology.

“I had the very good fortune to start my nursing career in the ICU and I haven’t left,” said Guttendorf, when reflecting on her career. “I’ve witnessed and been a part of many ICU clinical firsts: the transplant program, the artificial heart and VAD program, trauma resuscitation, and of course-ECMO.”

Ms. Guttendorf became an acute care nurse practitioner in 1994. She joined the Department of Anesthesiology in 1999 and two years later she became a member of the Department of Critical Care Medicine when it was formed in 2001 to become the first stand-alone critical care department in the United States. At that time, she worked in the Cardiothoracic ICU and was mentored by clinical chief Arthur Boujoukos, MD and Dan Martich, MD. In 2013, she then moved to the adjacent Surgical ICU, where she continues her clinical work, in addition to teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in the Adult-Gerontology ACNP Program. The Surgical ICU is one of five specialized ICUs in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and one of 10 in the Department.

Outside of work, Ms. Guttendorf enjoys golfing, skiing, old movies, and spending time with her family, especially at the beach.