Nancy Schmidt is a registered nurse and a nurse specialist in orthopedic oncology. Her husband, Richard G. Schmidt M.D., is an orthopedic oncologic surgeon specializing in primary and metastatic cancers of bone. Together, in 1989, Nancy and her husband established the Musculoskeletal Tumor and Limb Reconstruction Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Nancy began her nursing career at the Cleveland Clinic. She was one of the founding members of the Make-a-Wish Foundation in northeast Ohio and serves on the board of Mission Kids, a charitable organization that delivers services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse. She is also an advocate of women’s issues.
For the past 20 years, Nancy has been responsible for caring for patients with metastatic cancer to the bone, many of whom have had breast cancer. The Musculoskeletal Tumor and Limb Reconstruction Center is affiliated with hospitals such as the Lankenau Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
In 2009, Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Just as she has helped patients focus on life and a positive attitude regarding their illnesses, Nancy had to follow her own recommendations while becoming a patient herself. She is proud to be a survivor and wants to champion the interests and needs of women who face the challenge of breast cancer.
Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio. She currently resides in Rosemont, Pennsylvania with her husband and five children.