Diana Dawson, PNP

Pediatric nurse practitioner

Diana Dawson is a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist specializing in the care of children with lung conditions as well as adult cystic fibrosis patients. She treats patients in the general pediatric pulmonary clinic, Pediatric Asthma Program, and both the pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis centers.

Dawson provides assessment, treatment recommendations and education for patients, and helps coordinate their care at UCSF. She also provides consultative support to other nurses caring for patients with lung conditions. She helped develop and create UCSF's Asthma Program and assists in medical research and coordinates the care of infants identified through the California Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Program.

Dawson completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Kent State University in Ohio. She received her master's degree and her certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the UCSF School of Nursing.


Cystic Fibrosis Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Okumura MJ, Ong T, Dawson D, Nielson D, Lewis N, Richards M, Brindis CD, Kleinhenz ME. Improving transition from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis care: programme implementation and evaluation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Apr; 23 Suppl 1:i64-i72.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.