Julie Louise Lear, AGACNP

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Julie Louise Lear, AGACNP

About Julie Louise Lear, AGACNP

Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in leadership and management from Walden University. She also earned a Master of Science in Nursing concentrated in adult-gerontology from the University of Cincinnati. Julie is board-certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

With over 30 years of critical care nursing experience, Julie discovered her passion for cardiac surgical patient care during her 12 years serving in Riverside Regional Medical Center’s cardiac surgical ICU. In her current role as a Nurse Practitioner, she assists surgeons with post-operative patient management following coronary bypass, valve replacement, lung procedures and surgical resections for lung cancer. She has a special enthusiasm for educating patients as well as nursing staff.

Julie’s primary focus is to work with her patients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. One of her greatest strengths is building strong connections with patients and their family members, always treating them as if they were her own family.

Born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Julie moved to the Virginia Peninsula in 1986. She and her husband, Kirk, have two adult children, a daughter who is an RN and a son who is a firefighter/medic, along with two beautiful granddaughters. Julie loves to spend free time with her family. Her other hobbies include NASCAR racing, classical music and knitting.


Riverside Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

500 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, Building G, 602, Newport News, VA 23601



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