Paljevic, Esma

Assistant Professor
Lienhard School of Nursing
Pace University
163 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-618-6012

Education: Esma D. Paljevic received her EdD from St. John Fisher/College of New Rochelle. She has an MA in Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing from New York University and a BSN from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry.

Areas of Expertise/Research: Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatrics, Cardiogenetics  (Pediatric Cardiology and Genetics), Inter-professional Nurse led models of care

Professional Experience: Esma Paljevic’s most recent experience is as a pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric cardiology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center.  She specializes in clinical research involving Cardiogenetics, an interprofessional approach to families that have experienced the sudden cardiac (SCD) death of a family member and the genetic risk for SCD that other families may experience.  She also serves as a Clinical Pediatric Consultant to the Caring Circle Bereavement Program.  Professor Paljevic’s earlier experience includes working as a Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at New York University, a staff RN at Montefiore Medical Center, and a staff RN at Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

Recent publications:

Silverstein, L. B., Hidayatallah, N., Stolerman, M., Cohen, L., McDonald, T., Walsh, C.A., Paljevic, E., Marion, R. W., Wasserman, D., & Dolan. S. M. (2014). Translating advances in cardiogenetics into effective clinical practice: A translational model. Qualitative Health Research. 8, 1-15.

Hidayatallah, N., Silverstein, L. B., Stolerman, M., Cohen, L., McDonald, T., Walsh, C.A., Paljevic, E., Marion, R. W., Wasserman, D., & Dolan. S. M. (2014). Psychological stress associated with cardiogenetic disease. Personalized Medicine. 11 (7), 631-640

Erskine, K.E., Griffith, E, DeGroat, N., Solerman, M., Silverstein, L.B., Hidayatallah, N., Wasserman, D., Paljevic, E., Cohen, L., Walsh, C.A., McDonald, T., Marion, W. M., & Dolan, S. M. (2013) An interdisciplinary approach to personalized medicine: case studies from a cardiogenetics clinic. Personalized Medicine. 10, 1-8.

Paljevic, Esma D., “The Lived Experiences of Families Who Have Attended a Cardiogentics Clinic” (2012). Educational Doctoral. Paper 26.