Tara L West, RN, MSN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders
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Nurse Practitioner


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Research Interests

  • Pediatric nurse practitioner in an outpatient specialty clinic that works with children who have rare metabolic neurodegenerative diseases
  • Teaching experience includes patients and families, undergraduate nursing students, medical students, and other allied health care professionals

Biography Summary

Ms. West, clinical coordinator, joined the NDRD team as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in July 2009. She has more than 15 years of acute care nursing experience starting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Children's Hospital and Clinics working in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation. She obtained her master's of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. Other experience includes teaching baccalaureate nursing students at the university level. She is also a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

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  • Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    4401 Penn Ave.
    Plaza Building, Floor 4
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 692-9955