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SanaBella DiSanto

Associate Professor

SanaBella Restaino 311 Marshall


Ph.D., Nursing Practice in Nursing Science - Oakland University
M.S.N, Community Health Nursing - University of Michigan
B.S.N. - Eastern Michigan University
Associates, Applied Science Degree in Nursing - Wayne County Community College

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests

  • Interprofessional Education in International Healthcare
  • International Healthcare Study Abroad
  • Medical Spanish
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Leadership
  • Using Technology in the Classroom to enhance International healthcare
Research Interests
  • International Healthcare using an InterProfessional Model for Study Abroad student Learning
Teaching Strategies
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Skype with International Faculty
  • Games
  • Student based learning

Selected Presentations and/or Publications


  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Advanced Critical Care. A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Removal of Chest Tubes in a Cardiac Surgery Population. In review.
  • F.A. Davis Pocket Guide to Herbs and Supplements (2009). Chapter Review


  • Leadership Pearls and Wisdom in New Orleans at the AANP National Conference(June, 2015)
  • MLSA - Using Technology Internationally in the Classroom, Feb., 2015.
  • NSA - Wisdom and Pearls of ICU Nursing.
  • AANP - International IPE Cultural Learning Experience, Jun., 2015.
  • STTI - Puerto Rico, International Cultural Awareness Learning Experience.
  • Oakland University- Poster Competition, 2009. A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Chest Tube Removal in the Cardiothoracic Patient Population. Poster Presentation
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, 2009. 40th Biennial research convention. A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Chest Tube Removal in a Cardiac Surgery Population. Poster Presentation
  • Henry Ford Health System. 2007-2009. FCCS, courses taught includes EKG interpretation, Arrhythmia treatment, and interventions. Hemodynamic parameter monitoring and treatments. Pharmacokinetics of Isotropic, Vasopressors, and Vasodilator agents. Speaker Presentation
  • Thoracic and cardiac ultrasound. Speaker Presentation
  • Oakwood Hospital. 2000. Care of Ventriculostomies with emphasis on traveling off the unit.
  • Oakwood Hospital. 1999-2003. 12 Lead EKG. Critical Care Core Competency course. Speaker Presentation

Additional Information


  • Registered Nurse (RN), Michigan
  • Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (NP-C), Michigan
  • DEA # Controlled Substance Drug Enforcement Agency schedules 2-5
  • Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC)
  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS)  Instructor
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Human Immune Deficiency (HIV) Test Counselor


  • Distinguished Alumni 2010
  • Henry Ford Health System. Nurse Practitioner of the Year- 2009
  • Oakland University- Poster Competition entry "A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Chest Tube Removal in The Cardiothoracic Patient Population"- Scientific Merit- 2009
  • Nomination for Nurse Practitioner State Award- 2008, 2009
  • Wayne County Community College- Vice President of Nursing Class
  • Eastern Michigan University- Dean Circle of Excellence 2000-2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Director and Pioneer of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • Director of Trauma and Critical Care Medicine
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Burn ICU
  • International Healthcare with a focus on the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Study Abroad Projects
  • Inter Professional Educational Projects
  • Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Leadership
  • Research with focus on International Healthcare
  • Community Health
Professional Organizations
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners- Fellow
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners- Chair of Nominations Committee, Abstract reviewer, Scholarship reviewer, Speaker Frequent presenter
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners-Fellows Selection Committee
  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners- Past Chair of Bylaws Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau- Eta Chapter- several presentations
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses- International Ambassador, Abstract reviewer
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Heart Association


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