Catherine Doernbrack, NP, PNP, RN
Sr. Instructor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Graduate School :
  • MSN, University of Colorado Denver (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSN, Auburn University (AL) (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the Special Care Clinic
  • Nurse Practitioner for the Regional Epidermolysis Bullosa Program
  • Liaison to the Schools with a focus on medically fragile and technology dependent children
  • Adaptive Care Program Provider
  • Senior Instructor Department of Pediatrics University of Colorado

Recognition & Awards

  • School Nurse Advocate of the Year, Colorado Association of School Nurses (2018)


  • Senior Instructor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Children's Hospital Colorado Special Care Clinic
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certification (2007)
  • Registered Nurse, License (2002)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Disorders
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Digestive System
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tonsillitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Snoring
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Ear Infection
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Eardrum Perforation
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
  • Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Chronic cough/throat-clearing
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Granulomas
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sialorrhea
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sinus infections
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Throat infections
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Chronic and Acute Sinusitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Allergic Rhinitis
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include but are not limited to; pediatric primary care, Epidermolysis Bullosa, adaptive care, anxiety in the medical setting, ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, school health, medical complexity, dependence on medical technology, feeding difficulties, chronic illness, and genetic disorders.

Care Philosophy
I care deeply about my patients and their families. I listen and take the time to answer their questions. I provide compassionate, supportive, patient centered care. I enjoy building long-term relationships with families, and watching kids grow over the years. I have always loved working with children. I am inspired by their optimism, resilience, and joy, even in the face of adversity. I strive to be a positive role model for my patients. I cheer them on as they celebrate each milestone. I help them work towards their goals for health, and wellness.

Personal Interests
I am a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children. I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog Bode. When I am not at work I love spending time in the flower garden, swimming, skiing, and watching Auburn football.

Volunteer Activities
I am the lead Advanced Practice Nurse for Camp Spirit a winter camp for children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. I am on the board for the Butterfly Children's Fund.

Public Speaking
Care Coordination, School Health, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Pediatric Nursing, Adaptive Care Plans for children with developmental delays and anxiety in the medical setting

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSN, University of Colorado Denver (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSN, Auburn University (AL) (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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