Campus Box 0570
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570
Ms. Bratton is the clinical coordinator for the long-term clinic for children with birth defects in the division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of California, Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco. She received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado and her Master's degree in Nursing, with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate, at the University of California San Francisco. Ms. Bratton is credentialed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Association.
Ms. Bratton has held a variety of pediatric nursing positions in pediatrics over the past twenty five years within the Intensive Care Nursery, Pediatric Gastroenterology and presently Pediatric Surgery.
Justin is being treated at the UCSF Comprehensive Center for Chest Wall Deformities, a new interdisciplinary pediatric clinic at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital that offers a wide range of interventions for children with all types of chest wall deformities, from common to complex. Justin has the most common chest wall deformity called pectus excavatum, a congenital disorder which causes the chest to have a sunken or "caved in" appearance.
UCSF Pediatric Surgery has published thier first interactive Patient Guide iBook for the iPad. This multimedia guidebook is a free educational resource for families who are faced with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). More guidebooks are being planned as well as epub versions for other ebook readers.
The inspiration for this project is a direct result of the generous support of the CDH research and patient education grant provided by the Nayeli Faith Foundation.