Trish Zeytoonjian ’07, DNP, RN, is the Clinical Faculty Coordinator for the Interprofessional Dedicated Education Unit (IPDEU) experience at MGH and Instructor for both the ABSN and DEN programs. She also coordinates interprofessional efforts in the acute care setting with the ABSN students.

Beginning in the fall of 2011, the IPDEU is an innovative educational experience that allows students to participate, learn, and practice team-based medicine. This program allows students from Nursing, Physical Therapy and Communication Sciences & Disorders, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy and Harvard Medical School to participate together on acute care units at Massachusetts General Hospital. The students work together to foster interprofessional teamwork and communication and begin to understand the roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team while caring for patients and families.

Trish also works as a Nurse Director at Massachusetts General Hospital on an Orthopedic/Urology/Surgery unit.

Trish received her BA from Lafayette College in Spanish and her RN/MSN from the MGH Institute with a focus on the adult population and holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Northeastern University.

  • BA, Spanish, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
  • MS Nursing, Adult Health specialty, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • DNP, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Interprofessional practice in the acute care setting

Trish has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Trish's publications in her CV. 

The Interprofessional Dedicated Education Unit: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of an Innovative Model for Fostering Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

Decreased Frequency and Increased Survival for Patients with Distal Lower Extremity Sarcomas.


In addition, Trish regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

A Collaborative Interprofessional Clinical Education Model to Improve Compassionate Team-based Care at the Advancing Compassionate Care Through Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice.

Developing Clinical Faculty to Support Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: An Academic-Practice Partnership at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Nursing Research Day.

Developing Clinical Faculty to Support Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: An Academic-Practice Partnership at the ECOTE Symposium.

Preparing Clinicians to be Effective Interprofessional Practice Instructors: A Faculty Development Workshop at the All Together Better Health Conference.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach to the Management of the Geriatric Trauma Patient at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Awards and Honors

Partners in Excellence Awards for Teamwork, 2010-2013, 2015, 2018

Mass General Brigham

Award for Excellence in Advancing Interprofessional Education and Practice, 2017

For the Interprofessional Dedicated Education Units (IPDEU). This award honors an individual or team that has distinguished itself in advancing interprofessional education or practice (IPE/P) within, or in collaboration with, MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Judith A. Fong Nursing Faculty Prize, 2010

This prize was established in 2006 through the generosity of Richard Bressler and Judith A. Fong, a 1968 graduate of the MGH School of Nursing, to recognize and reward extraordinary clinical excellence by a nursing preceptor.