Amy R. Kalman, RN
Amy R. Kalman, RN, has been working as a nurse clinician in The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., since September 2006. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society.
At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kalman has cared for radiation oncology patients, specializing in breast, brain, and head and neck cancers, and also worked in the operating room. Kalman trained to “scrub and circulate” at NYU Medical Center in New York City, specializing in mastectomies and breast reconstruction.
Kalman’s health career started at 14 when she began volunteering at Princeton Medical Center as a courier, delivering medications to medical units and transporting specimens to the laboratory. After years of volunteer work at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as a child life specialist, she was inspired to attend nursing school. She returned to CHOP for an internship in their Cardiac Intensive Care Unit during her summer vacation from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, she initiated her career at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Kalman also volunteers at Learning Is for Tomorrow (LIFT), a nonprofit adult learning center. She lives in Baltimore with her dog, Rufus, where she makes jewelry in her free time, and is attempting to learn to play the drums.