Kwuan Paruchabutr

Nurse Practitioner, Educator, & Army Nurse Corps Veteran

Dr. Kwuan Paruchabutr was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Long Island, NY. Her parents were immigrants from Thailand and her mother worked as a Registered Nurse in New York. Dr. Paruchabutr received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University, Master of Science in Nursing from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Post-Master’s Certificate from University of Kansas, and earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University. She holds board certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and a Certified Nurse-Midwife.

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She is an Army Nurse Corps combat veteran with a tour to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003–2004. Her multi-specialty skills and insight have allowed her to better serve the military population across the spectrum of healthcare. While completing her MSN, she shadowed a midwife and fell in love with women’s health. She holds an adjunct clinical faculty appointment to Uniformed Services University, School of Nursing and a Georgetown University, School of Nursing sponsored affiliate. She is currently serving as an APRN at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, where she is the Site Director for Family Medicine Residents in the Women’s Health Clinic. She facilitates and delivers effective learning experiences to family medicine residents and advanced practice nursing students.

She was recently selected as a Fellow for the American Colleges of Nurse-Midwives. She has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), serves as a member of the Policy Committee for NPWH, appointed to the ACOG, Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare, and appointed to the Virginia Joint Board of Nursing and Medicine, Advisory Committee. Dr. Paruchabutr is passionate about impacting state, national and global health policies for women’s health.

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