Sandra Bernklau, MSN, CNP, Director
Sandra Bernklau, known as “Sandee,” is a family nurse practitioner with extensive expertise in the evaluation, management and treatment of patients with digestive illness. Her treasury of clinical experience is complemented by a desire to help patients enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. She has honed her clinical and interpersonal skills in both private health care and academic clinics, including Edward Hospital Naperville, University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago, Suburban Gastroenterology Naperville and Christ Hospital Oak Lawn.
Sandee earned Bachelor of Science Nursing and Master of Science Nursing degrees from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. She completed post graduate family nurse practitioner training at DePaul University Chicago, followed by an internship at Orland Park Family Practices. She is a licensed family nurse practitioner by the State of IL and a certified gastroenterology registered nurse. Her published articles and lectures have contributed to the field of nursing.
She has served on the Clinical Research Committee and Research Task Force for SGNA. Since 2009, she has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for AGA, along with co-chairing the National NP/PA course for the AGA. She has recently completed four education modules for the joint venture between the AGA and Takeda for GI nurse education, in addition to multiple regional and guest lectures.
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Nurse