I enjoy helping families understand their child's condition and navigate challenges, and the children teach me to find joy in the hardest situations.
Kristen Ghoussaini is a nurse practitioner who cares for children having surgery for neurological conditions. Her duties range from initial evaluations in the clinic to assisting in the operating room and managing her patients' care in the hospital.
Ghoussaini earned her master's degree in nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing.
A Bay Area native, Ghoussaini has returned after 10 years on the East Coast. She enjoys spending time outdoors – sailing and paddleboarding in the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter. She dedicates weekends to spending time with her husband and children.
Columbia School of Nursing, MS, Nursing, 2009