Meet Tamar

I have been working as a certified nurse life care planner since 2016. I started life care planning at BalaCare Solutions, under the mentorship of Mona Yudkoff. I later served as Clinical Lead Nurse Life Care Planner at Promedica Verity Group. I have authored several hundred reports that address the long-term healthcare needs of medically complex individuals, including those with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, amputation, birth injury, orthopedic injuries and chronic pain conditions. With a strong clinical background in pediatrics, I have a special expertise in addressing the long-term needs of children with cerebral palsy, autism and a variety of rare genetic conditions. I have testified on more than 50 occasions and have been admitted as an expert witness in more than half a dozen states. I have maintained an active clinical practice alongside my work as a life care planner.


  • Expertise as a nurse life care planner
  • Extensive and ongoing experience as a nurse practitioner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Calm and professional demeanor

Professional Experience

I began my nursing career as a registered nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at D.C. Children’s Hospital. After completing a Master’s in Nursing with an emphasis in Acute / Chronic Pediatrics, I assumed a position as a nurse practitioner in the Section of Hematology at St. Chrisotpher’s Hospital for Children. I have been working there ever since! In that capacity, I perform physical examinations, order diagnostic studies, prescribe medications, make referrals to other specialists, and provide extensive education to patients and their families. I have also served as a clinical nurse preceptor to graduate nursing students and I assist in clinical drug trials. I worked briefly at Quality Community Health Center in Philadelphia in 2021, providing primary care services to children and adolescents. In 2015 - 2016, I provided private case management services to children and adults with extensive medical and nursing needs. I am passionate about providing quality care to my patients.

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
August 2009 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
December 2005 University of Pennsylvania, Phildalephia, PA
Bachelor of Biology (BA)
May 2004 Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP)
Setting the Standards in Life Care Planning, 2015 Keylnco University (online)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Pennsylvania, 2008 - present
Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
Pennsylvania, 2009 - present
Certified Nurse Life Care Planner, CNLCP
2016 - present
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, CRRN
2020 - present