Kristina L Keppel, APNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Wisconsin since 2006

Nurse practitioner




Since joining CSG in the Department of Otolaryngology in 2005, Kristina has enjoyed working with children of all ages in general ENT. She loves the energy, spirit, and the brutal honesty of children and cannot think of a better place to work. Kristina believes that providing quality care for our children means that we not only need to be up to date in evidenced based practice, but that we are able critically evaluate that evidence and sometimes tailor those recommendations to meet the individual needs of the patient. She also believes that care for children needs to focus on establishing a partnership between the patient, provider and parents. It is this partnership that makes pediatrics such a unique field and helps us to jointly create a care plan that will work with everyone to best treat illnesses and optimize the patient and family’s health potential.


  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Cerumen removal
  • Foreign body in ear nose and airway
  • Hearing disorders
  • Nosebleeds
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Otitis Externa Swimmer Ear
  • Otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis
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Education and Awards


  • 2005, Marquette University, MSN
  • 2010, Marquette University, DNP
  • 2001, University of Wisconsin -Madison, BS


  • National Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses Lois Moore Rogers Pediatric Lectureship Award 2011

Research and publications


Kristina provides study coordination for Dr. Joseph Kerschner’s 2 NIH funded protocols: “Cytokine Inflammatory Mediators and Mucin Regulation in Middle Ear Epithelium” and “Randomized, Controlled Trial of voice Therapy on children with Vocal Nodules”

Additionally, she recently completed a study looking at our patients cared for in our ADVC (Aerodigestive and voice clinic) and parent satisfaction, “Characteristics of Patients Seen in the ADVC, multidisciplinary clinic at Children’s Wisconsin and parent satisfaction”

Kristina has also been involved in various research protocols looking into pediatric otolaryngology care practices, patient safety and quality improvements.

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