Sarah Birch, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, is Director of Advanced Practice Nursing at Children’s National Hospital. In this role, she works collaboratively with operations, medical and nursing leadership to provide strategic vision and direction for clinical services provided by over 200 advanced practice providers with a goal toward optimizing clinical, operational and financial outcomes for care delivery models. Sarah also develops and facilitates orientation, continuing education, and professional growth and development for this group of providers.
Sarah is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Hospitalist Medicine. She also is an active member of the Children’s National Government Affairs Council, Medical Executive Committee and Credentials Committee. Sarah holds dual bachelor's degrees in biology and nursing, in addition to a master's degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Colorado. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center while also serving an adjunct faculty appointment with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
She enjoys maintaining a primary care clinical practice at Children’s Pediatricians & Associates, LLC, at Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. Sarah has presented nationally and conducted a workshop, Advanced Practice Provider Leadership: Building Your Program and Taking it to the Next Level. She has also internationally presented: Utilizing a Leadership Structure to Optimize Advanced Practice Role, Function and Accountability.
Sarah's scholarship, expertise and interests include: advanced practice provider utilization and role development, value-based health care outcomes, quality improvement, health policy, program and curriculum development, nursing leadership, global health and disaster nursing.