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About Carie Montesa, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

Carie Montesa, MSN, is a board-certified adult gerontology acute-care nurse practitioner (AGACNP-BC) who sees individuals with head and neck cancer. She delivers survivorship care for people at all stages of the cancer journey. Her practice includes monitoring patients for cancer recurrence, educating patients on cancer prevention and promoting a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise.

As a trained tobacco treatment specialist, she also offers counseling and medications to help people quit smoking. In addition, she helps patients manage the potential side-effects of cancer treatment and provides resources to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible after cancer treatment.

Ms. Montesa has dedicated her career to caring for oncology patients. Her experience and passion in this field have allowed her to empower cancer survivors to advocate for their own healthcare needs.

Ms. Montesa is a four-time recipient of the Patrons of Nursing Scholarship and in 2017, she was named UC San Diego Nurse Leader of the Year for structural empowerment.

She earned her master of science in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. She obtained her bachelor of science in nursing from University of Illinois in Chicago.

She is an active member of the American Head and Neck Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, wine tasting, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Head and Neck Cancer and Cancer Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Degree

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Master's Degree

  • University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-10-03

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Conditions and Treatments

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Nutrition in Cancer Care
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted