Gary Shelton, DNP, MSN, NP, ANP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN, is an adult oncology nurse practitioner and oncology clinical nurse specialist at the New York University (NYU) Medical Center, Perlmutter Cancer Center; an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Institute. Dr. Shelton is an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner, by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and is a board certified adult nurse practitioner, by the American Nursing Credentialing Center and as an Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.

Gary Shelton is a member of several professional nursing societies including the American Cancer Society, the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Society for Pain Management Nursing, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, as well being a nursing member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has been a speaker for these organizations, locally, nationally and internationally. Gary was named Nurse of the Year by Columbia-Presbyterian Comprehensive Cancer Center, and more recently the Nursing Excellence Award at the NYU Langone Medical Center. He has been a lecturer for many seminars and presentations regarding nursing topics such as men’s cancers, primary prevention, and early detection; smoking cessation; and anorexia , weight loss, and cachexia in oncology, among others. Dr. Shelton has authored or coauthored numerous abstracts, journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Shelton earned a DNP degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing (oncology clinical nurse specialist program) from Columbia University, School of Nursing in New York, where he subsequently completed the adult registered nurse practitioner post-master’s program. He is currently Coordinator of the NYU Outpatient Supportive Oncology Services Department.

Oncology Nursing Society Session

Jacob J. Strand, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Director, Center for Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Kelly Morse Nowicki, MA

Administrator, Enterprise Center for Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic