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Nancy Pike, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CPNP-AC
Assistant Professor, Primary Care Section

Location: 3-938 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 206-3683
Fax: (310) 267-0413
E-mail: npike@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Dr. Pike's research focus is on biobehavioral and health outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease across the life span. She is also interested in feeding strategies of the newborn with single ventricle heart disease and the knowledge level of life-time heart care in late adolescents and their parents prior to transitioning to adult health services.

Clinical: Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiothoracic Surgery


N238A, N238B, N238C


Penn State University, BSN, 1985, Nursing
University of California, Los Angeles, MN, 1993, Nursing - Cardiopulmonary Specialty
University of California, San Francisco, Postmasters, 1997, Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, 2007, Nursing
Duke University, Postmasters, 2009, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification

Honors and Awards

2005 American Heart Association - Fellow in the Counsel of Cardiovascular Nursing
2007 Shirley Novel Nursing Alumni Award, Penn State University, School of Nursing


Pike NA, Evangelista LS, Doering LV, Eastwood JA, Lewis AB, Child JS. (2012). Sex and Age Differences in Body-Image, Self-Esteem, and Body Mass Index in Adolescents and Adults After Single-Ventricle Palliation. Pediatric Cardiology, 33, 705-12.

Tweddell JS, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Williams IA, Mahony L, Pizarro C, Pemberton VL, Frommelt PC, Bradley SM, Cnota JF, Hirsch J, Kirshbom PM, Li JS, Pike N, Puchalski M, Ravishankar C, Jacobs JP, Laussen PC, McCrindle BW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. (2012). Intermediate-term mortality and cardiac transplantation in infants with single-ventricle lesions: Risk factors and their interaction with shunt type. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 144, 152-159. e2.

JW, Sleeper LA, Bellinger DC, Goldberg CS, Tabbutt S, Lu M, Mussatto KA, Williams IA, Gustafson KE, Mital S, Pike N, Sood E, Mahle WT, Cooper DS, Dunbar-Masterson C, Krawczeski CD, Lewis A, Menon SC, Pemberton VL, Ravishankar C, Atz TW, Ohye RG, Gaynor JW. (2012). Early Developmental Outcome in Children With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Related Anomalies: The Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. Circulation, 125, 2081-2091.

Virzi L, Pemberton V, Ohye RG, Tabbutt S, Lu M, Atz TC, Barnard T, Dunbar-Masterson C, Ghanayem NS, Jacobs JP, Lambert LM, Lewis A, Pike N, Pizarro C, Radojewski E, Teitel D, Xu M, Pearson GD. (2011). Reporting adverse events in a surgical trial for complex congenital heart disease: the Pediatric Heart Network experience. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142, 531-7.

Okuhara CA, Faire PM, Pike NA (2011).  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: A Vital Role in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.  J Pediatr Nurs; (accepted for publication).

Pike NA, Evangelista LS, Doering LV, Koniak-Griffin D, Lewis AB, Child J (2011). Clinical Profile of the Adolescent / Adult Fontan Survivor.  Congenital Heart Disease (accepted for publication)

Pike NA, Klee LA, Zemetra BA (2010): Mechanical Support of Cardiopulmonary Function: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Ventricular Assist Devices, and Intraaortic Balloon Pump (Chapter 17). In: Hazinski, MF (Ed), Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, 3rd edition.

Ohye RG, Sleeper LA, Mahoney L, Newburger JW, Pearson GD, Lu M, Goldberg CS, Tabbutt S, Frommelt PC, Ghanayem NS, Laussen PC, Rhodes JF, Lewis AB, Pike N, et al. Comparison of Shunt Types in the Norwood Procedure of Single Ventricle Lesions. N Engl J Med 2010; 362:1980-1992.

Evangelista LS, Moser DK, Westlake C, Pike NA, Ter-Galstanyan A, Dracup K. Correlates of Fatigue in Heart Failure Patients. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 Winter; 23(1):12-7

Evangelista LS, Pike NA (2007). Promoting Adherence (Chapter 84) In: Moser D & Riegel B (Eds), Cardiac Nursing: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, New York: Elsevier.

Pike NA, Reemsten BL, Starnes VA. Stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Norwood vs. Sano modification. Current Opinion in Cardiology, 2007; 22:60-65.

Pike NA, Evangelista, LS, Doering, LV, Koniak-Griffin, D, Lewis, AB, Child, JS. Health-Related Quality of Life: A Closer Look at Related Research in Fontan Patients over the Last Decade. Heart & Lung, 2007; 36 (1): 3-15.

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