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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Constance Elaine Cephus, RN, MSN, CPNP

Constance Elaine Cephus, B.S.N., M.S.N., C.P.N.P.Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital


  • B.S., Alfred University College of Nursing; Clinical Registered Nurse Program, Alfred, N.Y.
  • M.S., Loma Linda University Graduate School, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist Program, Loma Linda, Calif.
  • Post Master's Certificate Program, Texas Women's University College of Nursing, Pediatric Primary Care, Houston, Texas
  • Post Master's Certificate Program, Rush University College of Nursing, Pediatric Acute Chronic Care, Chicago, Ill.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, The National Certification Corporation

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Adolescents with heart failure
  • Quality of life in adolescents and young adults after cardiac transplantation
  • Social capital of adolescents
  • Dyslipidemia in children
  • Single ventricle population

Select Publications

  • Dewan K, Cephus C, Owczarzak V, Ocampo E. Incidence and implication of vocal fold paresis following neonatal cardiac surgery. The Laryngoscope, 122:10, Epub ahead of print, 2012.
  • Pett CJ, Fraser CD, Mattamal R, Slesnick TC, Cephus CE, Ocampo EC. The impact of a dedicated single ventricle home monitoring program on interstage somatic growth, interstage attrition and one-year survival. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1358-1366, 2011.
  • Cephus CE. Transvenous pacemaker insertion: perform AP. In: AACN Procedure Manual for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care, J.T.Verger & R.M. Lebet (Eds.) Saunders-Elsevier, St. Louis, Mo., pp. 370-377, 2007.
  • Cephus CE, Mott AR, Kertesz NJ, Slesnick TC. Transient complete atrioventricular block after placement of a central venous catheter in a neonate. Pediatr Crit Care Med 8(1): 64-66, 2007.

Contact Information

Pediatric Cardiology
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin St., MC 19345-C
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-826-5600
Fax: 832-825-5899

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