Sara Boben, MSN, CRNP

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Sara Boben, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner with the Sedation Unit of the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

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

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services




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.