Michelle Papachrisanthou, DNP, CPNP

Michelle Papachrisanthou has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care for over 15 years. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.  She joined Right from the Start Pediatrics in 2013.

Dr. Papachrisanthou is also a tenure track, full-time, Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University, educating Master level students in the School of Nursing.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barnes College of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse in a level two and three neonatal intensive care unit before returning to graduate school for her Masters.

She graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1998 with a Master of Science / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree, and in 2012, earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Saint Louis University.

Her research interests include: immunization adherence, millennial generation and healthcare, childhood obesity, adolescent risk taking behaviors, and reducing failed office visit appointments.  

She has published a sectioned chapter in an international pediatric textbook and published articles related to the patient-centered medical home model of care and increasing childhood immunization adherence.

Dr. Papachrisanthou is an active fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is also an active member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties, and Sigma Theta Tau International-Delta Lambda-at-large Chapter.

She has presented locally about common diseases that affect the child, teenage ingestions and substance abuse, and antibiotic resistance in the community.

She is also part of the work group that is updating the 2006 HEAT (Healthy Eating and Activity Together) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Identifying and Preventing Obesity in Children.

Dr. Papachrisanthou sees patients in our Shiloh office on Mondays.