Dana Reaves-O’Neal is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her primary role is in the evaluation and management of patients with anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries (AAOCA). In addition, she manages patients in the Inpatient setting in CPCU and on consult service. Dana is also involved in resident orientation committee and is a certified PALS instructor. Her interests include, but not limited to: AAOCA, acute care of congenital heart disease, and cardiac related quality of life.
Dana received her undergraduate degree from San Jacinto College Central for Associated Degree in Nursing (ADN) and then Texas Woman’s University in Houston for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Her focus at that time was pediatric acute care and intermediate care. She then went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas Health School of Nursing. It was during this time that Dana focused on congenital heart disease and joined Texas Children’s Hospital. She went on to complete her Post Master’s degree in Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is licensed with the Texas Board of Nursing and dual certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).