Dr. Miravite’s professional career is rooted in addressing quality of care for patients and families with movement disorders, specifically Parkinson’s disease. Twenty-one years of clinical expertise as an NP and expert Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) programmer has allowed her to improve the quality of life of patients with disabling and advanced movement disorders internationally. Dr Miravite serves as Clinical Coordinator of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence and was appointed Director of Interdisciplinary Clinical Care for Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Miravite has built a strong DBS program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel by educating nurses, doctors, and patients about DBS. She is heavily involved in training Movement Disorder fellows, neurology residents, medical students, and nurse practitioner (NP) students on management of patients with movement disorders and DBS techniques.
She has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and presented nationally on DBS programming and management. She also published a clinical practice guideline Care of the Movement Disorder Patient with Deep Brain Stimulation and a chapter on Movement Disorders for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She presents both nationally and internationally regarding the management of patients with PD and on DBS throughout their continuum. Joan also contributed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation Guide to DBS, which has been shared with over one million social media followers and emailed to more than 900,000 subscribers.
Dr. Miravite advocates for health care equity for patients with movement disorders and the Advance Practice Provider (APP) role at the national level. As the elected Chair for the American Academy of Neurology Consortium of Neurology APPs, she represents over 1,900 clinicians across the country. She collaborates on multiple advisory boards and partners with APPs nationally on mentorship, recruitment, and networking.
She is an invited member of the international Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Advisory Group. Additionally, she serves as core faculty for the Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training program, an international multidisciplinary training program for clinicians. As faculty for a foundation and three academic institutions, she guides and mentors interprofessional advanced practitioners on the replication of evidence-based practices and scalable patient centered care models. She is also collaborating to develop a new educational program for community-based healthcare providers who lack knowledge about PD but provide primary care services in medically underserved areas throughout the US.
She has won multiple awards for clinical practice, mentorship, and advocacy, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from New York in 2021. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Miravite offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
Dr. Miravite is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.
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