Marisa Smitt

Marisa Smitt, CNP



  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Masters of Science in Nursing: The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Medical Specialties

  • Neuroendovascular – Ischemic/Hemorrhagic
  • Strokes
  • Cerebral Aneurysms


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP)

DMC Hospital Affiliation

  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
  • DMC Harper University Hospital

Philosophy of Care

Marisa Smitt believes that delivering personalized healthcare all starts with treating every patient like she would want to be treated, with respect, dignity, and compassion. She cares for her pa- tients and their families like they are members of her own family. Marisa makes sure her patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options while encouraging them to be equal partners in their care. She realizes that every patient is different requiring a unique, individualized approach to care with a personalized course of treatment.


Marisa graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She began her nursing career in Toledo, Ohio accepting a position working with postoperative spine patients at Promedica Toledo Hospital. She then changed departments accept- ing a position in the Neurology and Trauma Intensive Care Unit caring for patients who suffered traumatic brain injuries, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, brain aneurysms and other neurologic conditions. During this time, she was studying at University of Toledo where she earned a Masters of Science in Nursing and becoming a Certified Nurse Practitioner. After earning this new title, she began working immediately with the neuroendovascular team specializing in stroke care. The thing Marisa enjoys most about being a nurse practitioner is following patients throughout their recovery process. She understands that a stroke is frightening to both the patient and their family. This realization lead her to start a local monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers providing a forum for learning, listening and socializing with other neurovascular patients.


  • Assessment, planning, and implementing treatment for a variety of neurological, endovascular, and spinal conditions
  • Educate clients on needed procedures and respective recoveries in relation to neurological conditions
  • Writing orders for medications, therapies, MRI scans, X-rays and CT scans
  • Review MRI scans, X-rays, and CT scans and coordinate with the Neurosurgeons as to the needs of the client
  • Review therapy progress notes and coordinate continued care of the client
  • Order requisitions for needed procedures, including angiograms and various surgeries
  • Suture and Staple removal along with wound care/management

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