Faculty Spotlight

Allison Stepuszek, NP

Allison Stepuszek worked as a nurse in Vanderbilt’s Neurology department for three years prior to completing her training as a Nurse Practitioner and transitioning to her new role as a provider in the Sleep Division. She enjoys the unique capacity of Sleep Neurology to positively impact other areas of her patients’ well-being. When not working, Allison is likely training for her next big race or spending time with her family.   Tell us about your background and how you landed at Vanderbilt.

Raymond Romano, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Provider Spotlight

As a clinical researcher and nurse practitioner, Raymond Romano appreciates the holistic approach he is able to take in his role with the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center. With a Ph.D. in Nursing Science, his primary research interest involves helping find new ways for primary care practitioners to diagnose and care for Alzheimer’s disease patients. Raymond spends his free time working on his cooking skills, gardening, and practicing yoga. 

Kristen Pilote, MSN, AGACNP-BC Provider Profile

Staff Nurse Practioner In the past year or so that she’s been part of the Neurology team at Vanderbilt, staff nurse practitioner Kristen Pilote has expanded her clinic to include both stroke and cognitive neurology practice. Her background as a primary care practitioner gives her a unique, wide lens with which to view neurology cases. In her free time, she enjoys learning new things, most recently through golf and dance lessons, as well as DIY projects and travel.