Barbara J. Hocevar has worked as a WOC nurse since 1981. She has worked in acute care and ambulatory care as a staff WOC nurse and clinical manager for WOC nursing. She works at a tertiary care facility that is a national referral center for inflammatory bowel and colorectal diseases. She has worked extensively over the course of her career with patients who have enterocutaneous fistula. Currently, she is a clinical instructor for the R. B. Turnbull, Jr. School of WOC Nursing at Cleveland Clinic.