Mihae received her Master of Science Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University in 2007. She joins Horizon with over 17 years of experience in cardiovascular and neurovascular nursing and is certified in both Adult Critical Care Nursing and Chemotherapy. Mihae started her nursing career as a graduate nurse in the Intensive Care Step-down Unit at Montgomery General Hospital in 1997. She then began her Critical Care nurse training and worked in the three Intensive Care Units at Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) from 1998 to 2007. Upon completion of her Nurse Practitioner (NP) degree, she joined her Critical Care physician colleagues as one of the first Nurse Practitioners in the Medical-Surgical ICU at WAH. Before joining Horizon, Mihae spent 4 years in Baltimore at the University of Maryland Medical Center in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit and Neuro-interventional Radiology Department caring for some of the sickest cardiac and stroke patients in Maryland.
Mihae is passionate about excellent patient care. Her philosophy is to treat her patients as she would want her own family treated. She enjoys educating her patients regarding their diagnosis, medications and treatment. She has lectured at the State level on Acute Stroke Management and current treatment options. She also enjoys mentoring Nurse Practitioners and has precepted NP students from Georgetown, University of Maryland and Drexel Universities, as well as hosting International NP Students from her home country of South Korea.
Mihae is married with 2 school-aged children. She enjoys reading and cooking.
Valarie began her nursing career in 2000 after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University. She joins Horizon with 16 years of experience in cardiovascular and surgical nursing and is certified in Critical Care Nursing. Valarie started her nursing career as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2000. She then began her critical care nursing experience at Georgetown University Hospital in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit in 2001. While working at Georgetown University Hospital, she obtained her Master of Science Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2007 from Georgetown University. After completing her Nurse Practitioner degree, she joined University of Maryland Medical Center in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Valarie spent 7 years at the University of Maryland Center in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Advanced Heart Failure Service, and Out-patient Cardiac Surgery providing care to a highly complex patient population. Before joining Horizon, Valarie was the Director of the Cardiac Vascular Catheterization Lab, Non Invasive Cardiology, and the Nurse Practitioner for the Cath Lab at Holy Cross Hospital.
Valarie enjoys mentoring Nurse Practitioners entering the profession and Nurse Practitioner students. She has a school aged child and a black Labrador retriever. She enjoys spending time with her family.