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Kaaren B. Shebesta, MSN, APRN, CPNP

  • Nurse Practitioner, Aerodigestive and Esophageal Center



As a nurse practitioner, I am on the aerodigestive feeding team. I have 30 years of experience as a pediatric nurse, with 25 of those years at Cincinnati Children’s.

My philosophy of care is to incorporate the family in all aspects of their child's care. Family involvement is very important in the care of children as they know their child best.

I have been a nurse practitioner for 20 years and I’ve published several papers on the role of nurse practitioners.

When I'm not working, I like spending time outdoors with my family.

BSN, RN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

MSN, CPNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.


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Aerodigestive and Esophageal Center

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