Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FPCNA is a Nurse Practitioner at Unity Point Allen Hospital Cardiovascular Center, Waterloo, Iowa. She specializes in the treatment of general cardiology, sleep apnea, weight-loss, and risk factor modification. She established the Cardiovascular Sleep Clinic in 2010 and the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science in Wellness from Waldorf College and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College. She went on to earn her Master of Science and Nursing from Graceland University and obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa. She is an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She authored the textbook Care of the Obese in Advanced Practice Nursing: Communication, Assessment and Treatment. This book received the AJN Book of the Year award in 2016. She has also published textbook chapters on sleep apnea and cardiovascular nursing, as well as peer-reviewed manuscripts on sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease and lipoprotein a.
Dr. Maher is the current chapter president of the Cedar Valley (Iowa) Chapter of PCNA. She is a past Terry Thomas Clinical Practice award winner and PCNA Fellow. She also serves on the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) Regional Federation: AMERICAS as the United States representative and the American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Sleep Health Committee.