Our Nurse Practitioners
Morgan Rigopoulos, NP-C
Morgan Rigopoulos, NP-C is a board-certified nurse practitioner currently specializing in vascular practice at Desert Vein & Vascular Institute. Morgan completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at California State University, San Bernardino in 2011. She then earned her Master of Nursing Science in Nursing at Kaplan University with role specialization as a family nurse practitioner in 2014. She holds board certification with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Morgan was born in Palm Springs and has lived in the Coachella Valley most of her life, and during an 8-year tenure working as a registered nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center; Morgan cared for patients with vascular and cardiovascular disease.
Morgan resides in Palm Desert with her family and enjoys spending times with her two beautiful daughters. She enjoys running and yoga.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: California State University, San Bernardino in 2011
- Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner: Kaplan University, 2014.
Catherine Alwani, NP-BC
A heart to serve the vascular patient well.
Catherine Alwani, NP-BC was born in Chicago and has lived in the Coachella Valley most of her life. During her 13 year tenure working as an RN for Eisenhower Medical Center, Catherine spent all of her time caring for cardiovascular and pre and post operative vascular patients. During Catherine’s training she did a preceptorship in internal medicine and hospital medicine as well as in vascular surgery with DVVI’s own Dr. Pushpinder Sivia. Having worked with Drs Yu and Sivia since they both came to the valley, Catherine has extensive experience in vascular procedures that makes her a perfect addition to DVVI’s medical staff.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Arizona State University, 2012
- Master of Science in Nursing /Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Walden University, 2015.