Patricia Keegan is a nurse practitioner from Atlanta Georgia who practices at Emory Healthcare as part of the Structural Heart Program She grew up in New Jersey and moved to Atlanta in 2003. She received her Master in Nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from University of South Alabama. Her career started at Emory University Hospital as a bedside nurse in Cardiology. This is where she found her love of Structural Heart Disease. She participated in the care of the first TAVR performed at Emory in 2007. She now serves as the Program Director for the Structural Heart Program. The program has completed over 3,500 TAVRs.. She has co-authored multiple publications and has been invited to speak nationally on the subject of Structural Heart Disease. Her platforms include patient advocacy and nursing empowerment.