Diann Boyd BSN, RN, OCN

Nurse Navigator, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Abramson Cancer Center

Diann is a GI Oncology Nurse Navigator at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. She joined the Patient and Family Services Team in September 2016 and quickly expanded her role to include GI – Outreach for the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. As one of two GI Oncology Nurse Navigators, Diann has a focus on NET, colorectal cancers and cancers of the upper GI tract.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine, she worked for the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System in New Jersey for 23 years as the Nurse Manager at the Frederick B. Cohen, MD Cancer Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ. One of her accomplishments there was the development and management of the cancer center’s patient navigation program that included navigators for Breast, Lung and GI Cancers as well as for Sickle Cell Disease.

Diann earned a Diploma in Nursing from the Elizabeth General Medical Center School of Nursing, Elizabeth, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Nursing from Kean University, Union, New Jersey. She has dedicated her nursing career to Oncology Nursing and has maintained her oncology nursing certification for over 20 years. Her experience spans across various clinical settings of oncology care including home infusion and hospice care. She loves working with her patients, educating them and their caregivers about their disease, treatments and health maintenance.