Management of Patients with IPF: A Nurse’s Perspective

Wendi Madon Wendi Mason, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Wendi Mason has been a nurse practitioner and the Co-director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for 17 years, and prior to that she served as coordinator of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program. She received a faculty appointment as Assistant in Medicine six years ago. In her current role, she oversees all ILD clinical research trials and staffs the IPF Return Patient clinic.

She has been both principal and sub-investigator participating in several trials focused on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She has presented at international and national conferences, as well as research-related investigator meetings. She enjoys teaching other nurses at Vanderbilt Nursing Grand Rounds.

Ms. Mason has been a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Clinical Research Associates, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. She has organized annual benefits in support of the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and for many years has been in a leadership role taking others on mission trips to San Vicente, Baja California Mexico, to minister to women and children.

Ms. Mason received her bachelor degree in nursing from Tennessee State University, and her master degree in nursing from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.