Kathy Abel, DNP, RN APNC

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Kathy Abel, DNP, RN APNC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments, Referrals and Video Visits: 215-590-1527

Education and Training

Board Certification

ANCC-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Graduate Degree

DNP - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Titles and Academic Titles

Family Nurse Practitioner

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Comparison of telemedicine to in office visit in post op knee arthroscopy patients

Return to sport after spondylolysis

Return to sport after ACL reconstruction




Abel, K, Baldwin, K, Chuo J, Ganley T, Kim A, Wells L & Giordano, T, Can Telemedicine be used for Adolescent knee arthroscopy post-operative visits? (2017), JOPA, 17.

Chilutti Abel K, Baldwin K, Chuo J, Ganley T, Kim A, Wells L, Giordano T. Can Telemedicine Be Used for Adolescent Postoperative Knee Arthroscopy Follow-up? JBJS JOPA. 2017; 5(4): e26.


Abel, K, Chilutti, D, Goebel, J, Ganley, T, Wells, L, Winell, JJ. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A Case Study (2010). Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 32(2), 112-121. Read the abstract.

Kleposki, RW, Abel, K, Sehgal, K. Common pediatric hip diseases in primary care. Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners; June 2010, 13(6), 21. Read the article.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


American Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American College of Nurse Practitioners