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Judith A. Mermigas

Assistant Professor
Nurse Anesthesia


Dr. Judith Mermigas has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) for over 25 years. She has been a staff CRNA at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh since 1993, where she continues to maintain an active clinical practice.

Dr. Mermigas received her BSN from Carlow University, and her MSN (with a concentration in anesthesia) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Dr. Mermigas received her DNP (with a concentration in nursing education) from Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Her DNP capstone project examined the rate of medication administration errors during anesthesia and the process for the reporting of medication administration errors.

Dr. Mermigas has taught in the Nurse Anesthesia Program since 2011, with a primary role of coordinating all three of the Advanced Principles of Anesthesia courses. These courses taken in sequence over the course of a year provide an in-depth study of specialized areas of anesthesia practice. She teaches a variety of anesthesia topics in these courses, which also incorporate several high-fidelity simulation training.

Dr. Mermigas actively is involved with professional organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist, (AANA) the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetist (PANA) and the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).

She is a committee member of the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetist (NBCRNA) exam writing committee, responsible for the authoring of test items for the NBCRNA Certification Examination.

Clinical Emphasis


Scholarly Emphasis

Medication Administration Safety