Abby Orkis M.S.W., L.S.W.

Pulmonary Social Worker

I am currently a Pulmonary Social Worker within the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. I have a long standing history of working with patients whom are chronically ill, even prior to my time spent at Nationwide Children's Hospital. I continue to be an active participant in numerous QI groups (i.e. CF Mental Health, Adult CF & Pain, CF Transition & Asthma Cure Me). I am currently a co-chair within the Social Work Professional Development workgroup. Additionally, I have a strong interest in quality of life, palliative and hospice care. During my Masters of Social Work internship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, I had the opportunity to assess, explore, implement and improve the quality of life in patients that had cancer diagnoses, through Legacy Work. I plan to continue this passion through collaborating with colleagues within the hospital setting, to ultimately improve patient outcomes.