Elizabeth A. Esterl, DNPc, RN

Elizabeth A. Esterl
Nurse Manager
Department of Pediatrics
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    1. Program Development
    2. Nursing Education- undergraduate and graduate nursing education
    3. Pediatric Clinical Research- specializing in pediatricclinical pharmacoogy and device studies


    Regis University, Denver, Colorado, Master of Science, Nursing Leadership and Education
    Regis University, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Regis University, Denver, Colorado, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

    Awards & Recognition

    1998: Alpha Sigma Nu
    1997: Sigma Theta Tau

    Board Certification

    1983-present: Registered Nurse

    Professional Memberships

    Society of Research Administrators
    Association of Clinical Research Professionals
    Colorado Nurses Association
    Pediatric Nurses Association
    Intravenous Nurses Society


    Russo, P., Magee, J. C., Boitnott, J., Bove, K. E., Raghunathan, T., Finegold, M., ... & Sokol, R. J. (2011). Design and validation of the biliary atresia research consortium histologic assessment system for cholestasis in infancy. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 9(4), 357-362. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Apr;9(4):357-362.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2011.01.003. Epub 2011 Jan 14.

    DeRusso, P. A., Ye, W., Shepherd, R., Haber, B. A., Shneider, B. L., Whitington, P. F., ... & Sokol, R. J. (2007). Growth failure and outcomes in infants with biliary atresia: a report from the Biliary Atresia Research Consortium. Hepatology, 46(5), 1632-1638. Hepatology. 2007 Nov;46(5):1632-8.
    Shneider, B. L., Brown, M. B., Haber, B., Whitington, P. F., Schwarz, K., Squires, R., ... & Sokol, R. J. (2006). A multicenter study of the outcome of biliary atresia in the United States, 1997 to 2000. The Journal of pediatrics, 148(4), 467-474. J Pediatr. 2006 Apr;148(4):467-474.

    Utterson, E. C., Shepherd, R. W., Sokol, R. J., Bucuvalas, J., Magee, J. C., McDiarmid, S. V., & Anand, R. (2005). Biliary atresia: clinical profiles, risk factors, and outcomes of 755 patients listed for liver transplantation. The Journal of pediatrics, 147(2), 180-185. J Pediatr. 2005 Aug;147(2):180-5.

    Kristine M. Bisgard, Philip Rhodes, Beverly L. Connelly, Daoling Bi, Christine Hahn, Sarah Patrick, Mary P. Glodé, Kristen R. Ehresmann and the Pertussis Investigation Team (2005). Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness Among Children 6 to 59 Months of Age in the United States, 1998–2001. Pediatrics 2005. Pediatrics. 2005 Aug;116(2):e285-94.

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    2008-present: Nursing faculty, University of Phoenix
    2003-present: Nursing faculty, Regis University

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