- Clinical Practice:
- Voice Box Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal), Tongue Cancer, Nasal and Sinus Cancer, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Lower Throat Cancer
Emily J. Stubbs, FNP-C, is a nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for patients with cancer, particularly cancers of the head and neck, melanoma, and other skin cancers.
Emily was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, and attended nursing school at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College for her accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Following graduation, she and her husband (her high school sweetheart and also from St. Louis) moved to Nashville, Tennessee, so he could attend Vanderbilt Divinity School. She was accepted to Vanderbilt's competitive nurse residency program and worked as a nurse and relief staff leader (charge nurse) on an inpatient medicine and oncology unit while obtaining her master of nursing degree there.
Following graduation, she worked in rural Tennessee as a nurse practitioner in primary care before moving to Charlottesville so her husband could get his PhD in political theory at UVA. Before joining UVA Health, she worked as a nurse practitioner at the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg, where she cared for patients with all types of cancer and hematologic disorders.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her son, Ezra. She also enjoys singing with a local early music ensemble. “Fun fact: I used to sing with the Nashville Symphony Chorus and once sang a solo with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center,” she says.
“My first college degree (Bachelor of Music) was totally unrelated to healthcare, so I like to think I made a deliberate pivot when I realized I wanted to help people in a very direct and hands-on way.”
- Vanderbilt University, 2015