- Bachelor of Science, Nursing - University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia
- Master of Science, Nursing - Troy University, Troy, Alabama
- Certified Nurse Practitioner – American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - American Heart Association
- Basic Life Support - American Heart Association
Savannah Shoemaker joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, in August 2014. After her father was diagnosed with cancer years earlier, Shoemaker sought ways to give back to others. She witnessed what her father went through and felt that it was her calling to provide quality nursing care to cancer patients. Shoemaker wanted to treat patients as if they were her own family members.
Her search led her to CTCA®, where she feels she is able to get to know her patients and provide personalized cancer care. “Becoming a part of someone’s journey and being able to build that relationship and rapport with my patients and their family members are priceless,” says Shoemaker. “The strength and positivity my patients have is remarkable.”
Shoemaker serves our Atlanta hospital as Nurse Practitioner in medical oncology, working with patients in the hospital’s Breast Cancer Center. She helps patients manage side effects of treatment and supports them through their chemotherapy regimens. Shoemaker works closely with physicians in to provide care to patients with an array of breast cancer subtypes. Her team is involved in clinical trials, which may offer some patients treatment options that may not have otherwise been available to them.
Shoemaker earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. She then completed a Master of Science degree in nursing and received her certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Since 2010, Shoemaker has worked in nursing for various hospitals and health care systems and is an active member of several organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Outside of CTCA, Shoemaker spends time with her husband and young daughter. Together, they like to be outdoors, especially at the beach. Shoemaker is an avid fan of Atlanta Falcons football and enjoys crafting.
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