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Education and Training
RN, BSN Fairfield University
MS, PNP Columbia University
DrNP Columbia University

Kara Ventura, DNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Research/Clinical Interests
pediatric liver and intestine disease
pediatric intestinal failure
pediatric transplant
pediatric surgery


Selected Publications
Oral Presentation: Optimal timing of liver transplantation in biliary atresia- results in 71 children managed by a multidisciplinary team. Robert A Cowles, Steven J Lobritto, Kara Ventura, Patricia Harren, Randi Gelbard, Jean C Emond, R Peter Altman, Dominique M Jan
Poster Presentation: "Systemic utilization of living-donor and cadaveric-derived partial liver allografts to increase access to transplantation for children". At International Pediatric Transplant Symposium, March, 2007, John Renz, Dominique Jan, Kara Ventura, Patricia Harren, Mercedes Martinez, Lesley Smith, Stephen Lobritto, Robert, Brown, Jr., Jean Emond.
Poster Presentation: "Treatment of Hepatitis B Using Intron A vs Peginterferon in combination with Lamivudine in children." At AASLD, November, 2007, P. Harren, K Ventura, M Martinez, D Jan, B Brown, S Lobritto.
Oral Presentation: "Predictors of Outcome for Patients with Intestinal Failure-Our Experience with Cholestasis." At Xth International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium, September, 2007. K Ventura, M Martinez, P Harren, R Cowels, J Carroll, S Lobritto D Jan.
Oral Presentation: "Life at Home for the Intestinal Failure Patient." At NATCO Annual Conference, August, 2006.
Charlton, M. and Ventura, K (2006) NATCO Textbook. Chapter 18; Education and the Transplant Patient. Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
Ventura K., Rekhtman Y., Jan, D., Emond JC., Lobritto SJ. (2006) Isolated Liver Transplantation for Decompensated End Stage Liver Disease in Children with Intestinal Failure. Transplant Proceedings, 38 (6), 1699-1701.
Oral Presentation: "Isolated Liver Transplantation in Children with Intestinal Failure." At IXth International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium, Belgium, July 2005. Ventura K., Rekhtman Y., Jan, D., Emond JC., Lobritto SL.
Poster Presentation: "Serial Tranverse Enteroplasty after Liver Transplantion" At IXth International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium, Belgium, July 2005. RA Cowles, K Ventura, S Brodlie, LJ Smith, SJ Lobritto, D Jan
Honors & Awards
2006 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, American Medical Informatics Association

2007-present Item Write for Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
2006-2007 Transplant Celebration Committee, Chair for Liver Division
1999-present Career Resource Director

Professional Memberships
2006-present International Pediatric Transplant Association
2004-present National American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO)
2004- present American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA)
2004- present NYPH Advanced Nursing Group
2001-present NAPNAP member - New York Chapter
1997- present Sigma Theta Tau - Alpha Zeta Chapter - National Honor Society for Nurses

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