Elana S. Richter, CPNP, CLC is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner at University Hospitals. As a primary care provider with UH Rainbow Lorain Pediatrics, Elana enjoys focusing on preventive care for infants, children and adolescents. With additional certification as a lactation counselor, she also works with babies and moms to address issues related to breastfeeding. Elana has more than eight years of experience in pediatric care.
After earning her undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University, Elana attended the CWRU Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing where she completed her training as a nurse practitioner in pediatric primary care.
Prior to joining UH Rainbow Lorain Pediatrics, Elana worked as a primary care provider at a regional medical system in Lorain County for more than three years. Before she worked in primary care, Elana worked in the pediatric intensive care unit at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where she cared for the sickest children.
As a mother herself, Elana understands the challenges and opportunities that come with parenting and endeavors to be a partner to families in caring for their kids.
- Lactation Consultation and Management
Certifications & Memberships
- NP - Family - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- NP - Pediatrics - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Case Western Reserve University (2017)
Professional Education | NP - Pediatric Primary Care
NP - Pediatric Primary Care - Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School Of Nursing (2017)
Case Western Reserve University (2013)
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As of December 31, 2016, Elana Richter did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.