Ms. Samara Gabree is a Nurse Practitioner in the AIDS Treatment Center at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.
Samara was previously at Albany Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, an urban based community health center, for three years both in HIV Medicine and Adult Medicine practices. She also provided substance abuse care at the WMY Methadone Maintenance Program, while continuing her HIV practice at the main health center.
She completed her graduate degree in Nursing at Sage Graduate School in 2006. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a certified American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist (AAHIVS).
She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Syracuse University in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Russell Sage College in 1999.
She has worked as an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) at Albany Medical Center on the infectious disease unit and the correctional secure units for five years. While in graduate school, she worked on the HIV Team at Eddy Visiting Nurse Association as a visiting nurse and clinical case manager for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Samara has been an adjunct professor and clinical instructor for the RN nursing program at Maria College and the LPN nursing program at Capital District BOCES. She now is a preceptor for NP students from both Sage Graduate School and SUNY IT graduate program.
She is very active in the HIV community, working closely with other local HIV/AIDS nurses to improve HIV education opportunities for local healthcare workers to gain a better understanding of the disease and current treatment. She serves as the chapter treasurer of the Capital District Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). She has also been on the chapter’s board of directors, holding various positions for over eight years.