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West Campus

Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main) | 832-227-1440 (West)
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Donna Garner, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Liver Center

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center School of Nursing Masters Masters of Science in Nursing 2005


Ms. Garner is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the Texas Children’s Liver Center who cares for infants and children with liver transplants and a variety of liver diseases including biliary atresia, idiopathic neonatal hepatitis, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), Alagille syndrome, fatty liver disease and numerous other rare liver disorders.

As a clinician, her goal is to ensure that patients and their families are at the center of each medical decision. She seeks to provide the best care for her patients by fostering the total well-being of a child by providing empathy, compassion and ensuring mutual trust. Ms. Garner is also co-investigator in numerous research trials in the areas of biliary atresia, NAFLD/NASH, Cholestatic liver disease and pediatric liver transplant.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
APGNN Pediatric Gastroenterology Nursing Assessment-Base Certificate

Program Advisory Board Special Interest Group
Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Nurses Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Board Member
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Member; Childhood Obesity Special Interest Group
North American Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member; Clinical Practice Committee
Texas Children's Hospital Advanced Practice Provider Committee - Moderator Committee Chair

Selected Publications

Roettger, L., Shreve, M., Yeager, L., Karp, S., Mahoney, M., Platt, A., & Garner, D, et al. Position Statement on the Identification and Prevention of overweight and obesity in the pediatric population. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Childhood obesity Special Interest Group. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2021, 35, 425-427.

Shepherd, R., and Goss, J. et al. Texas Children's Liver Center: Guidelines for the Care of the Pediatric Liver Transplant patient. 2nd ed. 2012. Texas Children's Liver Center.

Garner, DK. & Mayo, JS. Care of the Child Post Transplant. In W. Votroubek & A. Tabacco (eds), Pediatric Home Care for Nurses: A Family Centered Approach. 3rd ed. 2009. Jones & Bartlett.

Awards & Honors

Red Pin Award, Texas Children's Hospital, 2021 Educational Scholarship Awardee, Texas Children's Hospital, 2016

NP/PA Fellowship Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2005

Patient and Family Comments

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.