- Clinical Practice:
- Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs), Cerebral (Brain or Intracranial) Aneurysm, Microvascular Clipping, Neurovascular Surgery, Stroke, Cavernoma
Zuseen Rannigan, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner specializing in providing pre- and post-operative care to neurosurgical patients with vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, including aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs).
Born in New York City, Rannigan moved to Northern Virginia as a child and attended University of Maryland, where she majored in biology. She was a physics teacher and director of Georgetown Learning Center in Charlottesville for many years before making the transition into the healthcare field.
After earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia, Ms. Rannigan began her clinical career at UVA Medical Center as a patient care technician. She then became an acute care nurse, working on a step-down neurosurgery unit for six years. In the summer of 2017, she assumed the role of nurse practitioner within the UVA Department of Neurosurgery.
In addition, as a coordinator of care for patients with cavernous malformations, Rannigan is part of a team of clinicians working to provide high-quality care to this patient population and uphold UVA’s standing as a Center of Excellence in the treatment of angiomas. She is also actively involved in the Stroke Education Committee, working to improve efforts to educate the public about stroke.
A mom of four and fluent Spanish speaker, Rannigan is active in the community and enjoys throwing a party for a good cause.
- University of Virginia, 2017