Debra Anderson, PNCNP-BC

"CHKD affords the opportunity for patients and families to embrace many disciplines on a personal level to be a part of their medical family in building a future for their children."

Debra Anderson, PPCNP-BC, CCTC

(757) 668-7214

College: DePauw University

Graduate school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Anderson, a certified clinical transplant coordinator, came to CHKD in 1992 to help children facing end-stage organ failure along their journey of transplantation.

She has a masters of science degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, where her studies concentrated on clinical nurse specialization in maternal-child health, pediatric nurse practitioner training, and developmental disabilities program specialization.

In addition to providing coverage as a renal transplant coordinator, Anderson serves as the administrator for the transplant program and provides regulatory oversight of accreditation for donation and transplantation at CHKD. 

Outside the hospital, she loves to sing, work outdoors and spend time with her family.

Clinical Interests
  • Donation and transplantation
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Professional Woman of Hampton Roads, 1996
  • CHKD Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, 2015
  • National Association of Transplant Coordinators (NATCO)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates (NAPNAP)
Community Involvement
  • President, Donate Life Virginia
(757) 668-7214