Farzana Shah, MSN, APRN-BC

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Farzana Shah, MSN, APRN-BC, is a nurse practitioner for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit with the Division of Anesthesia Critical Care: Department of Cardiac Critical Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Farzana Shah, MSN, APRN-BC is part of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Advanced Practice Team.

Farzana graduated from Drexel University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Subsequently, she attended The University of Pennsylvania and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing: Pediatric Acute/Chronic Nurse Practitioner program. She has received many awards; such as, the Daisy Award, the PENN Pulitzer Crisis Reporting Fellowship Award: Cardiac Care in Iran and was a finalist for Nurse.com GEM Award for Volunteerism and Service.

Farzana brings a diverse skill set to the APP CICU team. She has over 7 years’ experience as a CICU nurse, exposure and care of children with spinal cord and other orthopedic injuries and a strong medical surgical background from experiences in a PICU. Once she graduated with her Advanced Practice degree, Farzana took on a new challenge to work as a frontline provider in the Emergency Department here at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Farzana has a passion for helping children around the world who are less fortunate and has participated in many volunteer missions. (Greece, Lima, Jerusalem, San Salvador to name a few). She is the Founding Co-member for the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance (NCA). Through this organization, she has organized and participated in many other mission trips (Rashaya, Lebanon, Tehran, Iran and Nizhny-Novorgood, Russia).

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN-BC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN, Pediatric Acute/Chronic Nurse Practitioner - The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services

Awards and Honors

Daisy Award
PENN Pulitzer Crisis Reporting Fellowship Award: Cardiac Care in Iran
Finalist for Nurse.com GEM Award for Volunteerism and Service