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Judith A. O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP, FAAN

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Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics Pediatric Dermatology


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

About Judith A. O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP, FAAN

Judith O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology. She takes a family-centered approach to patient care, partnering with children and their families to achieve the best health outcomes. Judy is also passionate about research and uncovering the best evidence to improve healthcare for children.

Caring for a sick family member when she was a teenager inspired Judy to become a nurse. She went back to school to become a nurse practitioner to fill a patient care need. Judy loves how dermatology provides clues to other conditions and enjoys being part of a team of specialists focused on understanding a child's condition.

Judy has called Phoenix Children's home for more than 30 years. "It's all about the kids," she says. "I've had amazing opportunities during my career, caring for patients and their families."

When she's not working, Judith enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and reading. She also participates in medical missions to help to improve healthcare in underserved areas, one child at a time.

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Education & Training

Board Certification

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care - National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

Medical School / Education

University of AZPhD Philosophy of NursingArizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation MS, PNP program Niagara University College of NursingBSN program

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ; Assistant Clinical Professor , Department of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine;Faculty Associate, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Tempe, AZ

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau,

Research & Publications

The design and implementation of theory based interventions to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors, physical health and adaptation to living with chronic illness or dermatologic conditions for children and adolescents.