Dr. Shirley Ramsey, DNP, APRN, CRNFA is an advanced practice nurse with a doctorate in nursing practice. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees from Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery and Family Nursing. Shirley earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Kentucky College of Nursing and began her nursing career in the operating room at Saint Joseph Hospital in 1991. Shirley claims 35 years as an operating room nurse. However, for the first 10 of those years, her patients were horses.
Shirley is passionate about education and is a lecturer for her numerous professional nursing associations. She has a particular interest in advanced surgical assisting, anti-aging through nutrition and healthy living, and focused patient care.
Shirley has assisted Dr. Kirn in the operating room since 1998 and joined his office practice in 2015. She is a skillful injector, offering Botox®, Dysport® and the full range of dermal fillers. She has developed particular expertise in the use of Sculptra® and the fat dissolving injectable, Kybella®. Shirley performs the majority of the VersaPulse laser treatments and assists in some office surgeries.
Shirley practices paying-it-forward and is the clinical director of Lexington's own Surgery On Sunday. She serves her professional associations locally and nationally as a board member and education committee member in the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practioners and Nurse Midwives, Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) and the Bluegrass Chapter of AORN and the Kentucky Coalition of Registered Nurse First Assistants.
She enjoys life on her farm, horses, photography, "Nebraska Football", "Kentucky Basketball", and spending time with family and friends.