Annette Sue Nasr

Annette Sue Nasr, PhD, RN, MPA, NE-BC

Director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice | Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine | Independent Donor Advocate for Pediatric Liver and Kidney Transplantation, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford | Faculty Qualitative Methods Course, Stanford School of Medicine | President Elect Western Institute of Nursing, Portland, Oregon Sigma Theta Tau Research Committee Co-Chair | Hospital Staff |

Department of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Stanford Children’s Health
180 El Camino Real, Suite 384
Palo Alto, CA 94304

My Approach

Annette S. Nasr PhD, RN, MPA, NE-BC currently serves as the Director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Stanford Children’s Health. Dr. Nasr holds academic appointments as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California San Francisco School of Nursing. She is also a proud member of the Western Institute of Nursing serving as the current President Elect.

Dr. Nasr has served as a pediatric nurse for over 30 years and throughout her professional career has worked in the pediatric intensive care nurse at University of California San Francisco, served as a liver transplant coordinator at Stanford Children’s Hospital, and worked for the Immunology Group at Novartis Pharmaceutical Company in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Nasr’s Stanford affiliations include participating as a voting member on the Stanford IRB, serving as the Course Director for a Qualitative Methods Course in the Stanford School of Medicine and collaborating as a member of the Pediatric Transplant Center as the Independent Donor Advocate for liver and kidney transplant. 

As a nurse scientist, Dr. Nasr mentors’ clinicians on a variety of research topics, yet her passion is focused on the adolescent young adult and the impact living liver donation has on them and their families. Throughout her career, Dr. Nasr has been dedicated to creating a healthy healing environment for patients and families.


Department of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Stanford Children’s Health

180 El Camino Real, Suite 384

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Maps, Directions & Parking

Phone : (650) 498-5602

Work and Education

Professional Education

Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 1982

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1984

Master of Arts, Public Administration, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1995

PhD, Nursing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2007

Board Certifications

Board Certified Registered Nurse RN

Board Certified Nurse Executive

Honors and Awards

9/2021: Honorary Membership Award Stanford Nurse Alumnae Board

4/2021 - Present: President Elect, Western Institute of Nursing, Portland, Oregon

10/2020 - Present: Inaugural Board of Director and Co-Chair of the Research Committee, Stanford Sigma Chapter Alpha Alpha Lambda Stanford, California

Research Interests

Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Adolescent Young Adult

Qualitative Methods


1. Butterworth, L., Nasr, A.N., Pyke-Grimm K., Swisher, D., Johnson, K. (2021). The Impact of Volunteering at a Family Camp for Children and Adolescents with Cancer: The Experience of Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses. The Journal of Nursing Administration 51 (10), 526-531.

2. Wan, A., Nasr A.N., Return to Learn (2020): An Ethnographic Study of Adolescent Young Adults Returning to School Post-Concussion. Journal of Clinical Nursing 1 (00), 1-10.

3. Nasr, A.N., Rehm, R.S. (2020) Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Living-Related Liver Transplantation on Youth and Young Adults and their Family. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 55 217-223.

4. Gold, J., Gustafson, M., Mello, A., Chadwick, W., Riveros, L., & A., Nasr. (2020). Parent Perceptions and Experiences Regarding Medication Education at Time of Hospital Discharge for Children with Medical Complexity. Hospital Pediatrics 10, (8), 669-686.

5. Chang, J., Filoteo, L., & Nasr, A. (2020) Comparing the Analgesic Effects of Four Nonpharmacologic Interventions on Term Newborns Undergoing Heel Lance: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing Volume 00 Number 00, 1-8.

6. Nasr, A. & Rehm, R. (2014). Parental Live liver donation: A transformational experience. Progress in Transplantation, 24(1) 69-75.

7. Nasr, A. & Rehm, R. (2009). Living-related liver donors’ perceptions of live after donation. Progress in Transplantation, 19(1) 53-58.

8. Cox, K., N. Rodrigues-Baez, C. Esquivel & Nasr A. (2001). Mortality rate correlated with number of pediatric liver transplants performed at a center. Transplant Proceedings, 33(12): 1512-13.