New physician assistant joins gynecologic oncology practice at Danbury and Norwalk hospitals

Western Connecticut Health Network
Jessie Dorne, MHS, PA-C, Gynecologic Oncology

DANBURY, Connecticut, September 22, 2020 — Jessie Dorné, MHS, PA-C, has joined the gynecologic oncology practice at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, part of Nuvance Health.

Dorné is an experienced emergency medicine, urgent care, and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) physician assistant (PA). As an acute care clinician with a surgical subspecialty, she cared for very ill patients of all different ages, which Dorné said helped her become a well-rounded clinician who can stay calm during a crisis. During Dorné’s career experiences, she realized she was most passionate about women’s health.

“Our patients are facing gynecologic cancers, which can significantly impact their lives. I want our patients to know that I’m here to help them, and I look forward to developing relationships with them and their families as we fight the disease together,” said Dorné. “I want our patients to feel empowered and involved in decisions about their health care. I’ll use my medical knowledge to advise them and help them make educated decisions, but they’re the boss,” said Dorné.

In addition to caring for patients, Dorné will contribute to growing the field of gynecologic oncology through education and research. She will train medical residents as a member of the teaching faculty for the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Dorné will participate in research at Nuvance Health, including national and international clinical trials through the health system’s NRG Oncology partnership. Dorné is currently the sub-investigator in the REVEAL 2 clinical trial, which is a clinical trial for women at high risk of developing cervical cancer. Learn more about the REVEAL 2 clinical trial here.

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Dorné has a long history with Danbury and Norwalk hospitals and the surrounding communities. She was born at Danbury Hospital, graduated from New Milford High School in New Milford, Connecticut, and worked at Norwalk Hospital in the emergency department from 2014 to 2016. Dorné earned a Master of Health Science from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.

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Dorné is seeing patients at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. To schedule an appointment, please call (203) 739 4900. To learn more about gynecologic cancer care at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, please visit our website.

CONTACT
Amy Forni, Manager, Public Relations
(203) 739 7478 | Amy.Forni@nuvancehealth.org