Patient Care Philosophy
“I treat each patient as an individual with unique problems and needs.”
Education and Training
- University of Washington School of Nursing, MA in cardiovascular nursing (1981)
- UW Nurse practitioner post master’s degree (1995)
Carina Moravec has been working with bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients since 1984. She joined the Fred Hutchinson Long-Term Follow-Up Program (LTFU) at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in 1997.
“Our patients are brave. They are inspirational,” she said. By the time people come to SCCA for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, she notes, they have undergone considerable treatment. “They are often uprooted from their hometown and support systems when they come to Seattle. They don't know whether they will survive the transplant process or not.”
Moravec considers the LTFU team second to none. “I work with a wonderful, dedicated, brilliant, hard working group of people," she said. “It's the best job I've ever had.”
Earlier in her career, as a transplant clinical specialist, she developed and led a training program for nurses working in the Fred Hutchinson transplant units, which were located at Swedish Medical Center at that time. In 1989, she joined Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as the evening shift supervisor of the inpatient transplant unit. She returned to the University of Washington to attend its nurse practitioner program in 1994.