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Krishna Payne Rowland, MSN, CPNP


hematology/oncology, sickle cell disease


Krishna Payne Rowland, MSN, CPNP, is a nurse practitioner and is part of the multidisciplinary team in the Comprehensive Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The team provides superior care and strong, ongoing support to patients and their families. Krishna cares for patients in all of the clinics, including outpatient and infusion.

Krishna is passionate about sickle cell disease management. Her aunt with sickle cell disease played a major role in her decision to pursue improving the quality of life for children with sickle cell disease.

Krishna brings a great amount of experience to the Dayton Children's team. She's been in the healthcare field since 2003, where she began her career as a registered nurse at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. She served as a member of of multiple councils, including Nursing Professional Coordinating Council, Board of Trustees (Patient Care Commitee within the Cabinet), Family Advisory Council and Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council.


education and training

  • advanced practice degree: Wright State University
  • undergraduate: University of Cincinnati
  • nursing school: Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
  • certifications: ACLS provider/instructor, PALS certified and instructor, certified bariatric nurse, CITI certification

awards, honors and organizations

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 
  • Ohio Association of Advanced Practices Nurses

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I have personal experience with sickle cell disease, hematology and caring for family members that are chronically ill. My aunt was one of the oldest sickle cell disease survivors born in the 1940s, when sickle cell disease patients usually didn't survive past a very young age. I honor her legacy each day by working to improve the quality of life of my sickle cell disease patients. 


I like working with kids because...

kids are amazing at weathering the storm. No matter what they go through they will always find happiness whether it be a little or a lot. Kids keep me grounded and balanced because I am learning from the example that they give and growing every single day because of it.

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

family is important to me. Every single time I walk into Dayton Children's I feel a sense of family. I am new to the organization and I feel as if I have been here for years because everyone is so friendly, welcoming and wanting to learn a little something from everyone who walks through the door and that makes you feel right at home.

I have ten children and love my big family. My family and I love to help others. We work to improve the lives of people that are homeless by creating packets of water, oat bars, clothing and hygiene supplies.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of the hematology/oncology team's ongoing commitment to providing excellent care. The hospital provides an unbeatable combination of care (member of the Children's Oncology Group) and a friendly environment where everyone knows your name.


ratings and reviews

conditions I treat

Alpha thalassemia, Anemia, Bleeding disorders, Blood clotting disorders, Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia, Cyclic neutropenia, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Dyskeratosis congenita, G6PD deficiency, hemaglabinopathy, Hemoglobin E or E beta thalassemia, Hemostasis disorders, Hereditary spherocytosis, Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Neutropenia, Platelet disorders, Pyruvate kinase deficiency, Red blood cell disorders, Severe congenital neutropenia (Kostmann's syndrome), Thalassemia, Thrombocytopenia, congenital or acquired, Thrombocytosis, Thrombophilia, Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood (TEC), Vascular anomalies, Vascular malformation, White blood cell disorders

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