Sara Sheils, MSN, CRNP

Sara Sheils, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Fontan physiology
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-4040

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MSN, Pediatric Acute-Chronic Care - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
    Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner: Primary Care (CRNP-PC)
    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    Graduate Degree

    Nurse Manager Certificate - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Nurse Practitioner

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    S. Sheils, J. Gaynor, M. Cohen, T. Spray, C. Ravishankar: Case Study: The Use of Sildenafil in 5 Single Ventricle Patients with Persistent Pleural Effusions Following the Fontan Procedure at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. World  Journal for Pediatric and  Congenital Heart Surgery 2010.

    Posters and Presentations


    Ryan, C., Sheils S., Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Defects and  Acquired Disease: Guide for Primary Providers, 141 Annual  Advanced  Practice Nurse Conference, Philadelphia PA 2013


    K. Bates, N. Bernard, G. Bird , E. Coulter, N. Dwyer, C. Field, A. Patton, C. Ravishankar, S. Sheils, D. Vidcon: Improving the Transfer Process Between  the CICU  and  the CCU:  Poster  Presentation, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Patient Quality and Safety  Research, Philadelphia 2012.