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Claire Parker is a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for infants and children with pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure affecting the lungs and heart.
Parker belongs to the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network, an organization of medical professionals and centers dedicated to improving care for children with the condition. She also participates in clinical trials to evaluate promising medications for treating pulmonary hypertension.
Parker received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree through the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program at the UCSF School of Nursing.
Parker often serves as a moderator for the nursing workshop at the International Conference on Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease.
UCSF, MS, Nursing, 2011