Barbara Bratton, R.N., M.S., P.N.P.

Pediatric surgery clinical coordinator

Barbara Bratton is the nurse practitioner for pediatric surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, where she coordinates the care of children with surgically correctable birth defects. She works with the surgeons and families to provide care long-term to children.

She received her bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., and her master's degree in nursing, with a pediatric nurse practitioner certificate, at the UCSF School of Nursing. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Association.

Bratton has held a variety of diverse pediatric nursing positions over the past 20 years including working as a critical care nurse in adult and neonatal intensive care units. She has held several positions including assistant nurse manager, nurse practitioner in the Intensive Care Nursery and the clinical coordinator for the ECMO Program (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation). She has 16 years experience as a nurse practitioner in pediatric surgery.


Pediatric Surgery Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2538

Conditions & Treatments

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shue E, Bolouri M, Jelin EB, Vu L, Bratton B, Cedars E, Yoke L, Byrne F, Hirose S, Feldstein V, Miniati D, Lee H. Tumor metrics and morphology predict poor prognosis in prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma: a 25-year experience at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1225-31.
  2. Harrison MR, Gonzales KD, Bratton BJ, Christensen D, Curran PF, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum III: safety and efficacy in a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored clinical trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):154-9.
  3. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Jelin EB, Bratton BJ, Townsend TC, Nobuhara KK. Outcomes of multigestational pregnancies affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Sep; 45(9):1753-8.
  4. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Bratton B, Lee H, Farmer D, Harrison M, Miniati D, Mackenzie T, Hirose S, Nobuhara K. Long-term surgical outcomes in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: observations from a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):155-60; discussion 160.
  5. Harrison MR, Curran PF, Jamshidi R, Christensen D, Bratton BJ, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum II: initial findings of a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):185-91; discussion 191-2.
  6. Ozgediz D, Roayaie K, Lee H, Nobuhara KK, Farmer DL, Bratton B, Harrison MR. Subcutaneous endoscopically assisted ligation (SEAL) of the internal ring for repair of inguinal hernias in children: report of a new technique and early results. Surg Endosc. 2007 Aug; 21(8):1327-31.
  7. Hirose S, Clifton MS, Bratton B, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK, Lee H. Thoracoscopic resection of foregut duplication cysts. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2006 Oct; 16(5):526-9.
  8. Heerema-McKenney A, Harrison MR, Bratton B, Farrell J, Zaloudek C. Congenital teratoma: a clinicopathologic study of 22 fetal and neonatal tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 Jan; 29(1):29-38.
  9. Lee H, Hirose S, Bratton B, Farmer D. Initial experience with complex laparoscopic biliary surgery in children: biliary atresia and choledochal cyst. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Jun; 39(6):804-7; discussion 804-7.
  10. Snyder J, Bratton B. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for gastrointestinal procedures: current practices in North American academic pediatric programs. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Oct; 35(4):564-9.
  11. Farrell JA, Albanese CT, Jennings RW, Kilpatrick SJ, Bratton BJ, Harrison MR. Maternal fertility is not affected by fetal surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 1999 May-Jun; 14(3):190-2.
  12. Albanese CT, Jennings RW, Lopoo JB, Bratton BJ, Harrison MR. One-stage correction of high imperforate anus in the male neonate. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 May; 34(5):834-6.
  13. Albanese CT, Jennings RW, Smith B, Bratton B, Harrison MR. Perineal one-stage pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Mar; 34(3):377-80.
  14. Lipshutz GS, Albanese CT, Jennings RW, Bratton BJ, Harrison MR. A strategy for primary reconstruction of long gap esophageal atresia using neonatal colon esophagoplasty: a case report. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Jan; 34(1):75-7; discussion 77-8.
  15. Graf JL, Strear C, Bratton B, Housley HT, Jennings RW, Harrison MR, Albanese CT. The antegrade continence enema procedure: a review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Aug; 33(8):1294-6.

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