Beth-Ann Norton, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Beth-Ann has been involved in the care of patients with IBD as a nurse practitioner since 1999. She has worked with Dr. Joshua Korzenik, director of the BWH Crohn’s and Colitis Center, for more than 10 years first at Massachusetts General Hospital and now at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). She has cared for IBD patients from a surgical perspective while working in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston and from the medical and nutritional perspective at the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital, at the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and now at the BWH Crohn’s and Colitis Center. Beth-Ann has been an investigator in numerous clinical trials, published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is a frequent speaker on IBD.
Beth-Ann is a professional member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and one of the few non-surgeons granted membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She has served on the CCFA Professional Education Committee since 2008 and on the CCFA Nurse Task Force Committee from 2009 to 2011. She is currently a member of the Northern New England Chapter of the CCFA Medical Advisory Committee, as one of the few non-physician providers on the committee. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Beth-Ann was honored by the Northern New England Chapter of the CCFA in 2011 as one of the “Ten Who Shape the Future.”
Beth-Ann is a part-time faculty member at the William Connell School of Nursing at Boston College and has taught in the School’s undergraduate nursing program since January 2010.
As a clinician and an educator, Beth-Ann works to end misconceptions about IBD and instructs nurse practitioners and physician assistants across the country about the importance of early diagnosis and medical management of IBD. She believes that the seriousness of IBD is often underestimated because, like many other chronic diseases, it is “hidden” and not obvious.
Beth-Ann earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College in 1999. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in nursing and in biology and medical technology.
Beth-Ann lives in rural Massachusetts and enjoys leaving the city behind after work and returning home to a country setting. She and her daughter rescue unwanted dogs and cats.
To set an appointment please call 617-732-6389.