Maureen Middleton, MSN, FNP-C
Maureen was born in Elmhurst, Illinois where she lived with her parents and eight siblings. Her family moved to Tucson in 1985 when she was starting high school at Salpointe Catholic. She went on to the University of Arizona majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology and then on to the Master’s in Public Health Program for one year. She competes in triathlons and semi-professional cycling. Maureen has qualified for and competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. Maureen decided she needed to get a “real job” and earned her BSN at the U of A College of Nursing with honors.
Working in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, she realized her desire was to expand her education and skill in the management of cardiac and other acutely ill patients. She earned her Master’s in Nursing and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at Southwest Heart since July 2005 and describes her new position as a cardiovascular nurse practitioner as “a dream job”. Maureen truly enjoys her work because she feels the physicians and staff at Southwest Heart embody the mindset that quality patient care comes first. “The physicians a SWH are truly a unique set of individuals in that they are highly skilled clinicians yet are capable of delivering compassionate, comprehensive care”.
Maureen’s interests in cardiology include cardiomyopathies, arrhythmia management, and exercise stress testing. She believes in the benefit of preventive health care in that lifestyle modification and early risk factor modification can greatly reduce and even eliminate adverse health outcomes.