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Elizabeth Yarger, CNP


constipation, reflux, functional abdominal pain and failure to thrive


Liz Yarger, CPNP-PC is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the division of gastroenterology and nutrition at Dayton Children's Hospital. Liz was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati. She then attended graduate school at Wright State University.

She has a special interest in caring for pediatric patients admitted to the hospital with inflammatory bowel disease, feeding difficulties and poor weight gain but she sees patients with a variety of other gastrointestinal diagnoses as well. 

Liz's favorite thing about working with kids is their resilience and ability to smile during one of the scariest times in their lives. She loves having the opportunity to serve as a champion to children and their families.

Outside of work, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling and volunteering in the community.

education and training

  • undergraduate school: Sinclair Community College and University of Cincinnati
  • graduate school: Wright State University
  • preceptorship: Gastroenterology at Dayton Children's Hospital
  • board certification: Ohio State Board of Nursing, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

awards, honors and organizations


  • Daisy Award Nominee 2012
  • Dayton Children’s Nursing Excellence Nominee 2010-2012
  • NASPGHAN Conference 2017 Poster of Distinction: “Improving Health Maintenance for Patients with IBD Utilizing Annual Visits with an Advanced Practice Nurse 


  • National Association of Pediatric Practitioners
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses


get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I love that no single day at work is the same! Children come to see me for many different reasons. Even though sometimes the underlying difficulties are similar, the treatment approach for each child is always different.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I feel like I belong here! The enitre staff constantly works together to achieve success in providing the best care possible to our patient's and their famlies. I am always impressed and proud of each team member's dedication to doing the right thing for patient's and their families.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we truly enjoy interacting with children and their families. It's exciting to work with for an organization that not only makes a difference in the lives of our patients and families but also in our community.

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