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Kymberlee Elles

Kymberlee Elles, DrNP, CRNP-BC, CNE

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Nursing - Holy Family College
  • BA - Thomas Jefferson University

Kymberlee Elles is board certified as a women's health nurse practitioner and has worked in both private and faculty practices. In addition to her work educating nurses, physician assistants, residents, and medical students, she maintains a WHNP practice with the College of Medicine. Dr. Elles is an active member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She also serves as an ambassador for the American Conversation about Women and Leadership, Vision 20/20.

Dr. Elles has a deep-rooted interest in HPV and cervical cancer in women, particularly women age 40 and older. Additionally, she has participated in mission work to the Dominican Republic providing problem-based care and educational services to underserved women.

Clinical Services

Cervical dysplasia, Colposcopy - directed biopsy, Genital warts, HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, Gynecology, HPV infection, Gynecologic exams, Dysplasia, Human papillomavirus

Kymberlee Elles is a clinical associate professor as well as the director of the Drexel University Partnership for Interprofessional Education. She is the chair of the Nurse Practitioner program at Drexel, and is the first nursing faculty to hold a joint appointment as associate clinical professor at the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and the College of Medicine.

The first non-physician to be awarded the Dr. Constantine Papadakis Recognition Award for Innovation in Education in the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Elles is currently the director of the Drexel University Partnership for Interprofessional Education, an initiative that coordinates collaboration between students in the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Professions, using multi-level fidelity and standardized patients in simulated emergency situations in order to increase patient safety and quality of care.

Dr. Elles received her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University and her MSN as a women's health care nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her DrNP from Drexel University in 2009.

Research Overview

Research interests: Relationship between knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer, health beliefs and preventative measures of middle-aged and older women


"The impact of transdisplinary simulation on interprofessional collaborative practice in women's health"
Montgomery K, Morse K, Multak N & Griswold S
The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 7(6), 469. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e31827e775e (2012)

"Transdisciplinary simulation: Learning and practicing together"
Montgomery K, Griswold-Theodorson S, Morse K, Montgomery O, & Farabaugh D
Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(4), 493-502. (2012)

"Transdisciplinary teamwork simulation in OB/GYN healthcare education"
Posmontier B, Montgomery K, Montgomery O, Morse K & Smith Glasgow ME
Journal of Nursing Education, 5(3), 176-179. Doi: 10.3928/01484834-20120127-02 (2012)

"Promoting health quality and safety in women's health through the use of transdisciplinary clinical simulation educational modules: Methodology and a pilot trial"
Montgomery K, Morse K, Smith-Glasgow ME & Follen M
Gender Medicine, 9, S48-S54. Gender Medicine; 9: S48 -S54. Doi: 10.1016/j.genm.2011.11.001 (2012)

"Human Papillomavirus and cervical cancer: Knowledge, health beliefs, and preventative practices: A comparison study"
Montgomery K, Smith Glasgow ME
Gender Medicine, 9, S54-S66 (2012)

"Knowledge of HPV and Cervical Cancer, Health Beliefs, and Preventative Practices in Older Women"
Montgomery K, Bloch J, Bhattacharya A & Montgomery O
Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 39(3), 238-249. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01136.x (2010)

"HPV and cervical cancer awareness in women over the age of 40: The forgotten generation. Implications for practice"
Montgomery K & Bloch J
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22, 92 -100 (2010)

"The role of the DrNP in the development of a cervical cancer reduction program for underserved women in the Dominican Republic"
Montgomery K & Montgomery O
Oncology Nurse Forum, 36(5), 495-499. DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.495-497 (2009)

"Self disclosure of sexually transmitted diseases: An integrative review"
Montgomery K, Gonzalez G & Montgomery O
Journal of Holistic Nursing Practice, 22(5), 268-279 (2008)