Debra J Schmidt, APNP

Nurse practitioner, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-2420
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)
(414) 266-2420 (clinic)
Children's Hospital of WI-Hematology/Oncology
PO Box 1997, MS-787
Milwaukee, WI 53201


Deb strongly believes that care well beyond the treatment of childhood cancer is pertinent. The patient needs multidisciplinary care provided to assist with the adjustment from on therapy to off therapy and to provide guidance for follow-up care. The need for continued follow-up after the completion of therapy and the transition well in to continued survivorship is necessary for the physical, emotional and social well being of our patients, family members and caregivers. While there have been remarkable strides made in cancer treatment there is much work and potential for research in the area of cancer survivorship.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Areas of interest
  • Emergency medicine
  • Long-term survivorship in the pediatric/adolescent/young adult cancer population
  • Cancer

Education and awards

  • 1998, Marquette University, MSN
  • 1993, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), BSN
  • 2002 Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award Recipient

Research and publications

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Ending Treatment and Long-Term Survival of Pediatric Cancer Patients:
  • Transition Study: Psychosocial Aspects of Ending Treatment for Pediatric Cancer Patients: Development of a Transition to Survivorship Program
  • A Multi-Method Assessment of Psychosocial Functioning and Late Effects in Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant