Elizabeth Gilger, MSN RN PPCNP-BC CPON®Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Gilger has worked in pediatric oncology nursing since 1996 and found it not just to be a job, but a passion. Her BSN was obtained from the Johns Hopkins University. She found herself lucky to have her pediatric rotation on the pediatric oncology unit. After graduation, she worked as a staff nurse on the inpatient hematology-oncology department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In that position, she was able to experience many facets of care throughout the pediatric oncology trajectory.

In 2001, Elizabeth received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. As a PNP at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, she sub-subspecialized in neuro-oncology. In 2008, Elizabeth moved to Cincinnati Children's Medical Center as an oncology nurse practitioner with a focus in neuro-oncology. Her favorite part of work is clinical care, but she also enjoys education and research. She is active in APHON (APN column editor for APHON Counts Newsletter), COG (core phase I study nursing group), and PBTC (Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium - nursing committee). Elizabeth is also the CCHMC study site PI of a grant-funded study through Alex's Lemonade Stand looking at symptom assessment in children and adolescents with advanced cancer. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with friends and family. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and outdoor activities.