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Amanda is a nurse practitioner who joined Kids First in March 2020, but she’s not new to KFPP. She worked with our practice as a student to NP Karen Gentile. When Karen moved with her family to Colorado, Amanda filled the position and is also working with families on nutrition counseling. 

Amanda is board-certified in family practice by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her nursing experience and her true passion is pediatrics.  

Pediatrics truly is a team approach, and Amanda loves working with patients and their families as a passionate patient advocate. Kids are resilient and full of joy, and she loves being able to laugh and interact with the pediatric population. 

She has spent most of her professional nursing career at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, working as a pediatric oncology nurse. Prior to working at Kids First, Amanda worked at Dupage Medical Group in Elmhurst as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner for the first three years of her advanced practice career. 

Amanda lives in the city with her husband and Scottish fold kitty, Ralphie. 

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