Julia E. Yasek, MS, FNP-BC, DNP

Expertise in: 
Neurology, Nurse Practitioner
Board Certifications: 
Family Nurse Practitioner
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Overview

Julia Yasek, MS, FNP-BC, DNP is a Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine. Prior to pursuing nursing, Dr. Yasek conducted laboratory and clinical research in the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, with a focus on neuromuscular disorders, genetics, and imaging. She subsequently graduated from the UMass Medical School Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, and practiced for several years in both an inpatient acute care setting and a primary care practice, with a focus on underserved populations. Dr. Yasek also has interests and training in palliative care, healthcare policy, and quality improvement, and brings these many skills to her role, as part of the multidisciplinary care team in the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center.

Academic Appointments

  • Nurse Practitioner

Administrative Titles

  • Neuromuscular Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MS, 2018 Nursing, University of Mass. Medical School
  • DNP, 2019 Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Massachussetts Medical School
  • Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Board Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Research

Prior to my nursing career, I did laboratory and clinical research in the departments of neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on neuromuscular disorders, genetics, and imaging.

Selected Publications

  • Alshikho, M. J., N. R. Zurcher, M. L. Loggia, P. Cernasov, D. B. Chonde, D. Izquierdo Garcia,J. E. Yasek, et al. (2016.) "Glial Activation Colocalizes with Structural Abnormalities in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." Neurology.
  • Zurcher, Nicole R., Marco L. Loggia, Robert Lawson, Daniel B. Chonde, David Izquierdo-Garcia,Julia E. Yasek, Oluwaseun Akeju, et al. (2015.) "Increased in Vivo Glial Activation in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Assessed with [11C]-PBR28." NeuroImage: Clinical 7: 409-414.