Carmel McComiskey, DNP, MS
Carmel Anne McComiskey, DNP ’10, MS ’96, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON); BSN ’78, William Paterson College of New Jersey
Dr. McComiskey is the director of nurse practitioners at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and assistant professor of nursing at UMSON since 2012. Prior to that, she was a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and at UMSON. Since 1996, she has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). From 1981 to 1996, she was the pediatric surgery nurse coordinator at UMMS and before that she held various positions related to pediatric and neonatal care.
In addition to serving on numerous committees, teams, and councils at UMMC, Dr. McComiskey is also a member of many professional committees and organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses’ Association, where she is a charter member and served on the board for 10 years and as president from 1999-2000.
She is currently collaborating with the American Nurses Association to revise the scope and standards of pediatric nursing and has been appointed to serve as an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Her research interests include voiding dysfunction. She served as the co-investigator on a Phase 3 clinical trial of tolterodine and has evaluated the efficacy of timed voiding to assist children with bladder retraining. She has given many professional presentations and published articles in many journals. She is an editor of Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient and serves as assistant editor for The Journal of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care.
Dr. McComiskey is involved with community service, most recently, through her work with St. Mark Church, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Capital Campaign.