Kathleen A. Palyo, DNP. ,
Kathleen A. Palyo, RN, MSN, DNP joined the endocrinology team at Lutheran Medical Group as a nurse practitioner in September 2010. Prior to joining, she was an NP for Inquest Health System and for Fort Wayne Endocrinology, both in Fort Wayne.
Palyo graduated in 1975 from the Louise Suydam McClintic School of Nursing in Pittsburg, Pa., with a nursing diploma. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1988 from Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Md., and she completed the family nurse practitioners program at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1998. In 2012, she earned a doctorate in nursing at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Palyo also completed the transcultural nursing program at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1994, and the community health nursing program at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo in 1995.
Palyo, who is a certified insulin pump trainer, has taught nursing courses at the University of Saint Francis and at Ivy Tech Community College, both in Fort Wayne. She has worked in a variety of nursing roles at facilities in Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio and Pennsylvania.