Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP

Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP

Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP, is a clinical nurse manager for Global Patient Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


Ms. Timko, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has been with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1993 working in the Division of Oncology both as a staff nurse and as a nurse practitioner in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

As a member of the IPS team, Cathy coordinates care and access to CHOP services for international patients and facilitates communication between referring physicians and the CHOP hospital staff. She provides ongoing case management for each patient from initial contact to time of discharge. Cathy enjoys working with families from all over the world and is excited to be part of the IPS family.

Cathy received a master's degree in the science of nursing and bachelor's degree in the science of nursing, both from Villanova University. 

Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Nurse Manager, Global Patient Services

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations


The 8th International Conference on Patient and Family-Centered Care. Expanding our Reach through Partnership and Education: Partnering with International Families and Hospital Staff to Provide Excellence in Cultural Competency. Jenicek, Gabi, Barkman, D MA, and Timko, C MSN, CRNP. June 11-13, 2018 Baltimore, MD.


Timko C. Expanding Our Reach Through Partnership and Education: A Collaboration to Provide Excellence in Culturally Competent Care. Powers, J BSN, CCRN-K; Timko, C MSN, CRNP, Reilly, C, BSN, RN. Poster presented at NCN Conference. Oct 2017. Wilmington, Delaware.

Invited Lectures 


Timko C. The Beryl Institute Patient Experience Conference Presentation Expanding Reach through Partnership/Education: Partnering to Provide Excellence in Cultural Competency. Barkman, D, MA, Miske, L, RN, and Timko, C MSN, CRNP. April 2018 Chicago, IL.


Awards and Honors

1993-2007, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2001-present, National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners