Karina Danner-Koptik, APN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant

Special Interests

Interests include all pediatric healthcare issues both nationally and internationally, with special focus on pediatric stem cell transplantation. Current research focuses on late effects of pediatric stem cell transplant survivors.​

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Biographical Information

Professional Organizations

Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses (APHON), American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Nursing School

Master of Science, Nursing, Loyola University, 1992; Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Loyola University, 1987

Postgraduate Training

As an Advanced Practice Nurse for the STAR (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) Program, she performs annual comprehensive physical and psychosocial evaluations for all childhood cancer and stem cell transplant survivors, at least one year post transplant. Prior to this roles, she was the Advanced Practice Nurse responsible for facilitating the development of the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Children's Memorial Hospital in 1992, and saw acute Stem Cell Transplant patients clinically for over ten years.

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