Karina Danner-Koptik, MSN, APRN-CNS, CPON

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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As an Advanced Practice Nurse for the STAR (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) Program, Ms. Danner-Koptik 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 role, 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.

Clinical Interests

Hematology and oncology, pediatric stem cell transplantation, late effects of pediatric stem cell transplant survivors

Education & Training

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

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