Denise Musser, MSN, MPA

Denise Musser, APRN-CNS, OCN, ANG-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

My career in health care has focused on the treatment of patients with cancer, hematological disorders and blood and marrow transplant. My experience caring for patients undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer led to my interest in strengthening health care's focus on cancer prevention and understanding genetics. The Cancer Risk Management program is a new feature of University of Minnesota Cancer Care, exclusively for patients who are at higher risk of developing cancer. Our team not only provides medical management and genetics counseling to patients, but also works to educate health care providers and patients about current research in cancer prevention and bringing that knowledge to practice.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Familial Cancers
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Education, Training and Certifications

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Clinical Nurse Specialist (State of Minnesota, ANCC)
  • Oncology Nurse Certified (ONCC)
  • Advanced Nurse in Genetics - Board Certified (ANCC)

Recognition and Leadership


  • Medical Specialty Achievement Award, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic (2011)
  • Oncology Nurse of the Year, Southeast Minnesota Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society (2011)
  • Recognition for Service to the Chapter Award, Southeast Minnesota Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society (2011)


  • Former Program Chair, Southeast Minnesota Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Member, Metro Minnesota Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society