Natalie Plachter, MHA, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC

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Natalie Plachter, MHA, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, is Director of Clinical Care for the Division of Urology and Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric urology, Practice Management, Informatics
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


I strive to treat every patient and family as individuals and to partner with them to create the most effective treatment modalities for their current school, work and family situations. My goal is to assist each child in achieving his/her optimum state or wellness.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Boston College, Boston, MA

Graduate Degree

MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MHA - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of Clinical Care, Division of Urology

Executive Administrator, Department of Surgery

Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Surgery, Periop Services, Lab and Radiology

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Improving Clinical Outcomes




Finn, K.D., Colebaugh, A.M., Eithun, B.L., Klieger, S.B., Meredith, D.J.,Plachter, N. (2014). Reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections: a quality improvement initiative. Pediatrics, 134 (3), 857-64


Plachter, N. Helping your child overcome bedwetting. Health Matters. Spring 2007


His-Yang Wu, Rusnack, S.L., Bellah, R.D., Plachter, N. B., Mcdonald-McGinn, D.M., Zackai, E. H., Canning D.A., (2002) Genitourinary malformations in Chromosome 22Q11.2 Deletion. The Journal of Urology, 168(6), 2564-2565


Schulman, S.L., Von Zuben, C., Plachter, N. B., Kodman-Jones, C., Biofeedback Methodology: Does it Matter How we Teach Children How to Relax the Pelvic Floor During Voiding? Journal of Urology. 166(6): 2423-2426, December 2001


Plachter, N. B., Schulman, S.L., Canning. Identification and Management of Urinary Tract Infection in the Preschool Child. The Jornal of Pediatric Health Care, 13, 268 – 272. 1999

Schulman, S.L., Quinn, C.K., Plachter N., Kodman-Jones, C. Comprehensive Management of Dysfunctional Voiding. Pediatrics, 103:e31. (1999)



Using structured data entry systems in the electronic medical record to collect clinical data for quality and research: Can we efficiently serve multiple needs for complex patients? Authors: Jason P. Van Batavia MD, Dana A. Weiss MD, Christopher J. Long MD, J Julian Madison, Gus McCarthy, Natalie Plachter CRNP, Stephen A. Zderic MD. September 2017.

Reducing our Rate of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections through Effective Rounding and Education – Safety day – CHOP May 2017

Posters and Presentations


Plachter N. Coding Basics. Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists. Annual Meeting 09/2018.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations 

American Academy of Pediatrics, section on Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists
 - 2009-present, Executive committee / nursing section
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners