Trisha Zeytoonjian, DNP, RN

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Instructor, Clinical Faculty Coordinator, Interprofessional Clinical Experience (IPCE)
(617) 643-6333
Office Location: 
B39- 128

Trish Zeytoonjian ’07, DNP, RN, is the Clinical Faculty Coordinator for the Interprofessional Clinical Experience (IPCE) 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 IPCE 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 continues to work as a Nursing Practice Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital on a surgical/trauma 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.  She recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Northeastern University. She holds multiple Partners in Excellence Awards for Teamwork and received the Judith Fong Nursing Faculty Prize in 2010.


Trisha A. Zeytoonjian, Henry Mankin M.D., Mark Gebhardt, M.D., Francis Hornicek, M.D.: Decreased Frequency and Increased Survival for Patients with Distal Lower Extremity Sarcomas: The Journal of Foot and Ankle, May 2004



Preparing Clinicians to be Effective Interprofessional Practice Instructors: A Faculty Development Workshop, All Together Better Health Conference, Oxford, England Institution or Meeting

The MGH IPDEU Experience: An Innovative Clinical Teaching Model of Interprofessional Team-based Patient Care in an Acute Care Setting, Collaborating Across Boarders, Vancouver, British Columbia


Nursing Leadership in Advancing an Academic-Practice Partnership, AONE, Baltimore, MD 2017

A Collaborative Interprofessional Clinical Education Model to Improve Compassionate Team-based Care.  Advancing Compassionate Care Through Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice, Atlanta GA 2014

An Innovative, Team based Model of Interprofessional Education: The "IPDEU" at Massachusetts General Hospital, American Speech Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL 2013


Multidisciplinary Team Approach to the Management of the Geriatric Trauma Patient.        Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2016

Developing Clinical Faculty to Support Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: An Academic-Practice Partnership, ECOTE Symposium, Boston, MA

The Interprofessional Education Unit Experience: An Innovative Model of Teaching 2013                   

Interprofessional Patient and Family Centered Care. Harvard Macy Foundation/MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA 2013


BA, Spanish, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
MS Nursing, Adult Health specialty, MGH Institute of Health Professions
DNP, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Curriculum Vitae