Katherine R. Buhikire, FNP-BC, CRNP

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Katherine R. Buhikire, FNP-BC, CRNP, is a front-line ordering clinician (FLOC) nurse practitioner with the Division of Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in King of Prussia.

Locations: Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Katherine R. Buhikire, FNP-C, CRNP, is a Front-Line Ordering Clinician (FLOC) Nurse Practitioner with the Division of Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia King of Prussia hospital location.  Katherine spent one year as an Afya Bora Global Health Leadership fellow in Uganda before relocating to the Middle East (Qatar) for over three years, where she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Orthopedics at a new flagship pediatric hospital in Doha.  She has also volunteered as a nurse in multiple surgical hospitals in Africa, including locations in Kenya, Zambia, and Malawi, and participated in HIV research as a student in Botswana.  Her current global health research interests include injury prevention, injury outcomes, and access to surgical care in low and middle-income countries.

Education and Training


Hirsh Fellow - Sarah Cole Hirsh Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
Afya Bora Global Health Leadership Fellow - Afya Bora Consortium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and Infectious Diseases Institute, Kiboga, Uganda
Global Health Framework Fellow - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (FNP-BC)
Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) – National Institute of First Assisting (NIFA)
Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner (ONP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
BA in Psychology - University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Graduate Degree

DNP - Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
MSN, Family Health Nurse Practitioner - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
MPH - Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Additional Training

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters' Certificate - Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Departments and Services




Dobra, A., Buhikire, K., & Voss, J.G. (2019). Identifying mediating variables with graphical models: an application to the study of causal pathways in people living with HIV, Journal of Applied Statistics.


Buhikire, K., Voss, J., Kigozi, J., Nyakato, P., Ankunda, N. et al. (2018). Reaching the First 90 in Uganda: Predictors of success in contacting and testing the named sexual partners of HIV+ index clients in Kiboga District. AIDS and Behavior, 22(8): 2458-2467. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007 /s10461-018-2137-y.


Coleman, C.L., & Ball, K. (2010). Sexual diversity and HIV risk among older seropositive heterosexual African American males. Applied Nursing Research, 23(3): 122-9.


Coleman, C.L. & Ball, K. (2009). Predictors of self-efficacy to use condoms among seropositive middle-­aged African American men. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31 (7): 889-904.


Coleman, C.L. & Ball, K. (2007). Determinants of perceived barriers to condom use among HIV­ infected middle-aged and older African-American men. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60(4): 368-76.

Gennaro, S., Deatrick, J.A., Dobal, M.T., Jemmott, L.S., Ball, K. (2007). An alternative model for postdoctoral education of nurses engaged in research with potentially vulnerable populations. Nursing Outlook, 55: 275-281.

Posters and Presentations


Buhikire, K. "From Emergency Department to Orthopedics Clinic: Referral Process Improvement for Pediatric Fractures at Sidra Medicine." Final Scholarly Project defense for Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Case Western Reserve University, delivered virtually on July 1, 2021.


Buhikire, K. "Improving Referral Process from ED to Fracture Clinic at Sidra Medicine." Abstract accepted for poster presentation at annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopedic Practitioners Society (POPS), May 12, 2020 (Meeting cancelled due to COVID).


Buhikire, K. "Improving Referral Process from ED to Fracture Clinic at Sidra Medicine." Podium presentation delivered at Sidra Orthopedics Symposium on October 20, 2018.

Awards and Honors

Hirsh Fellow, Sarah Cole Hirsh Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Case Western Res Univ
National Health Service Corps Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
Trustee Scholarship, University of Puget Sound
Member of Alpha Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society)
Member of Alpha Beta Chapter, Delta Omega (Public Health Honorary Society)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

Advocacy Steering Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Pediatric Orthopedic Practitioners Society (POPS)
National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON)