Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

Brian Widmar, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Brian WidmarDr. Brian Widmar is a certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a clinical background in cardiothoracic critical care, his expertise being in the care management of patients with advanced heart failure, cardiothoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support device therapy. His research interests include patient and family-centered care and self-care education in cardiothoracic transplant and ventricular assist device patient populations. He is also the coordinator of the AG-ACNP Intensivist subspecialty program.


Dr. Widmar has earned the following degrees:


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • ADN, Jefferson State Community College