Nurse Coordinator, UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program
Specialties: Adult neuro-oncology, caregiver health
Margaretta Page is a lifelong neuroscience nurse who coordinates the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, where she leads the effort to continually improve the quality of life of the neuro-oncology caregiver.
Page is an expert neuro-oncology clinician. She has over 27 years of experience in neuro-oncology nursing at UCSF, most recently leading the way in developing and managing a program that provides an additional layer of support to the caregiver as part of the care provided to brain tumor patients at UCSF.
In addition to her clinical work she co-facilitates patient and caregiver support groups, works closely with the Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family camp, and has specific interest in improving both patient and caregiver quality of life.
“It’s a little different, having someone like me come into the room and say, ‘I work with the team who’s taking care of this patient, and I’m here to take care of you, too. That’s a little foreign to people, and we’re trying to normalize it.”
1984: BSN, St. Louis University
1989: MS, Neuroscience Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing
1985-1991: Staff nurse, UCSF Medical Center Neurosurgery Floor
1991-2014: Clinical nurse specialist, Neuro-Oncology service, UCSF Medical Center
2014-Present: Nurse Coordinator, UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program