Debra Hanisch

Debra Hanisch, RN, MSN, CPNP

Cardiology | Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

725 Welch Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Maps, Directions & Parking

Phone : (650) 721-2121

Fax : (650) 497-8422

Work and Education

Professional Education

MSN, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1983

BSN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1980

Board Certifications

CPNP, 1991

CCDS (Certified Cardiac Device Specialist), 1989

Honors and Awards

Grace Award Honoree (2012)

Fellow - American Heart Association, Council of Cardiovascular Nursing (2010)

Fellow - Heart Rhythm Society (2009)

Research Interests

Cardiac pacing / device therapy in Children and Adolescents


Yang JK, Char DS, Motonaga KS, Navaratnam M, Dubin AM, Trela A, Hanisch DG, McFadyen G, Chubb H, Goodyer WR, Ceresnak SR. Pectoral nerve blocks decrease postoperative pain and opioid use after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter- defibrillator placement in children. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Aug.

Chubb H, Rosenthal DN, Almond CS, Ceresnak SR, Motonaga KS, Arunamata AA, Long J, Trela AV, Hanisch D, McElhinney DB, Dubin AM. Impact of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on Heart Transplant-Free Survival in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Patients. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2020 Apr.

Schneider LM, Wong JJ, Trela A, Hanisch D, Shaw RJ, Sears SF, Motonaga KS, Ceresnak SR, Hood KK, Dubin AM. An exploratory assessment of pediatric patient and parent needs after implantable cardioverter defibrillator implant. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Mar.

Chen SY, Ceresnak SR, Motonaga KS, Trela A, Hanisch D, Dubin AM. Antibiotic Prophylaxis Practices in Pediatric Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Procedures: A Survey of the Pediatric And Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Aug.

Reddy CD, Ceresnak SR, Motonaga KS, Avasarala K, Feller C, Trela A, Hanisch D, Dubin AM. Bridge to success: A better method of cryoablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in children. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Nov.