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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3300
Fax: 832-825-3308


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Elise Caroline Whalen, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPN

Nurse Practitioner


School Education Degree Year
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Masters Master of Science in Nursing 2018


As an advanced practice provider, I believe that clinical practice is both an art and a science. Patients and families come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and it is important to understand their beliefs and values when approaching their healthcare management. I seek to provide evidence-based care and work closely with the multi-disciplinary team. I strive to be my patient’s greatest advocate and work to empower families and patients with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to reach their goals.

Clinical Interests:

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Patient and family support in the setting of a chronic illness

Research Interests:

The multi-disciplinary team in a PH center

Cardiopulmonary testing in patients with pulmonary hypertension 


Organization Name Role
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Certified Pediatric Nurse
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network Member, Steering Committee Member, Review Committee Member
Pulmonary Hypertension Association PH Clinicians and Researchers Member
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Member

Selected Publications

Whalen EC, Ely EE, Brown A. The role of a multidisciplinary team in a pediatric pulmonary hypertension center. Pulmonary Circulation 2020, doi:

Morales‐Demori, Raysa, Mallory, George, Chartan, Corey, Coleman, Ryan, Ruiz, Fadel, Villafranco, Natalie, Whalen, Elise & Varghese, Nidhy. (2021). “Outcomes of COVID‐19 Infection in pediatric pulmonary hypertension: a single‐center experience”. Pediatric Pulmonology 10.1002/ppul.25650.


2021 Texas Children’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year

2021 Good Samaritan Award Bronze Medalist

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