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Kathleen (Katie) E. Klas, RN, FA, MS, CPNP-AC/PC

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Kathleen (Katie) E. Klas, RN, FA, MS, CPNP-AC/PC



Areas of Expertise

  • synostosis Spina Bifida/tethered cords plagiocephaly macrocephaly hydrocephalus concussion


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

About Kathleen (Katie) E. Klas, RN, FA, MS, CPNP-AC/PC

Kathleen (Katie) E. Klas, RN, FA, MS, CPNP-AC/PC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in neurosurgery. Her team approach to care includes both children and their families, focusing on guiding and educating them on all aspects of care.

Katie began caring for children as a babysitter when she was 10. She worked as a nurse's aide when she was 16, and for her pediatrician while she earned her nursing degree. That lifelong love for kids led Katie to become a pediatric nurse. "Amazing nurses" in her family, during training and on the job, inspired her to advocate for her patients and provide the highest level of care possible.

Working with her mentor, Phoenix Children's neurosurgeon Kim Manwaring, MD, is what aroused Katie's interest in neurosurgery. "I have a true passion for helping patients and their families get the most out of life and overcome hurdles that might be in their path," Katie says.

When she's not working, Katie enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her family. She's also involved in the Phoenix Children's Chorus, where her own children perform. In addition, Katie loves cooking and baking and feeds her enthusiasm for wellness with her love for running.

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Education & Training

Board Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board- Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Acute & Primary Care.

Medical School / Education

BSN - 1998 D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY; MS - 2002 Arizona State University; Surgical First Assist Certification - 2004 Perioperative Plus Associates

Academic Affiliations

National Association of Nurse Practitioners - Current treasurer of Arizona Chapter, American Association of Neurological Surgeons - current APP membership reviewer, American Association of Pediatrics

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Arizona Chapter- Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Research & Publications

Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 2013 May 10. Complex dural arteriovenous fistula in Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome. Moon K, Ducruet AF, Crowley RW, Klas K, Bristol R, Albuquerque FC.
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