The role of caring for children is an honor and privilege that I have as a pediatric pulmonologist. My goal is to provide well-rounded and comprehensive care for all our patients. In order to help guide our patients, I believe it is important to form a strong partnership with our patients and their families to address their specific needs and concerns. I hope to use my training and expertise to guide my patients in both diagnostic and therapeutic areas. We are fortunate at UC Davis to be able to offer a collaborative approach to patient care with a team inclusive of nurse coordinators, respiratory therapists and social workers. Surrounded by a caring and competent team, we aim to provide highest level of care for all our patients.
Dr. Abu-Nasser is a pediatric pulmonologist offering care for children with various pulmonary (lung) conditions. She has special clinical interest in asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF), primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), lung disorders of prematurity, rare lung disorders, and children dependent on respiratory technology (mechanical ventilation). She also performs flexible bronchoscopy procedure to diagnose and manage airway disorders.
Dr. Abu-Nasser’s research focuses on improving care through Quality Improvement projects in several fields including children dependent on ventilators, asthma, and telehealth. She also has clinical research interests in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). Through her research collaborations, she aims to continue to advance the care for children with pulmonary disorders.
B.S., Human Biology, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 2010
D.O., Touro University California, Vallejo CA 2016
Pediatrics, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS 2016-2017
Pediatrics, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS 2017-2019
Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 2019-2022
PCD on the Move Best Scientific Report Presentation, 2022
University of Kansas Top Pediatric Resident, 2019
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