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Kassandra Kayal, APN is a nurse practitioner board certified by both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as well as the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She specializes in the care and treatment of patients of all ages with spinal disorders. Kassandra completed her undergraduate training at Mount Saint Mary College of Newburgh, NY with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. During this time, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the international Honor Society of Nursing. After graduating, she gained extensive clinical knowledge as an operating room nurse at St. Josephs Medical Center, specializing in general orthopedic and spine surgeries, and it was there where she first met the University Spine team. She later obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing with a board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner while additionally completing specialized surgical training with the National Institute for First Assisting. Kassandra now cares for patients in both operative and non-operative settings. When not in the clinic or operating room, Kassandra enjoys providing care for the underserved, including participating in medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic. She is an active member of a variety of societies, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.