Amanda Rivera, MSN, CRNA

Amanda Rivera is the director of advanced practice providers for Anesthesiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from James Madison University, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University.

Amanda began her career in nursing in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at George Washington University Hospital, and in July 2011, she joined MedStar Washington’s Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) where she cared for basic to complex surgical patients in post-anesthesia.

After graduating in 2015 from Duke University, Amanda joined the hospital’s main operating /ambulatory operating rooms as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). In this role, she administers routine and emergent anesthesia in general surgery, orthopedics, vascular, plastics, trauma, obstetrics, thoracic, neurosurgery, ophthalmic, podiatry, and electrophysiology, among others. She orientates new staff and also acts as a preceptor to Georgetown CRNA students.

In 2020, she was promoted to chief anesthetist where she manages more than 50 CRNAs and certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAA). Amanda provides pre-anesthetic assessment and education, anesthesia induction, maintenance, emergent, and post-anesthesia care in collaboration with her unit and surgical staff.

Amanda is the coordinator of the CRNA Continuing Education Committee and a member of the Anesthesia Practice Committee. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support, and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.